Lost and Found items are on Tables in the Gym Today. They will be out for three weeks. Come gather your things if you want them before they make their way to GBF!
Puerto Rico Team Update: The team is busy at work on building projects; homes devastated by Hurricane Maria; with DRS World Renew. The team left Friday March 8th @ 6am and returns at 10:33 pm on March 18th. Prayer calendars have been placed in your mail slots and on the welcome centre. We encourage you to pray for and think about the team while they are away. Their pictures and names are on the communication board in the lobby. Check it out so you can put a face to the names of the team members as you are praying for them.
On Wednesday March 13th, CRC churches through North America celebrate the Annual Day of Prayer. We here Mountainview will be holding a special prayer service on Sunday March 24th. The Prayer Team invites you into prayer. If you feel led to spend some extra time in prayer throughout the day, we have provided some resources that may help you. Pick-up a copy at the Welcome Centre.
Let’s Do Lunch… Lenten Style! The churches of the Grimsby Ministerial (Lakemount, Mountainview, St. Andrew’s, St John’s, St. Joseph’s and Trinity United) invite you to join us for our 2019 Lenten Lunch series, every Thursday from March 7 through April 11. This year the theme is “Building Christ’s Kingdom, Not Our Empires.” Although we have different traditions, structures and emphases in our denominations, we are all called by the same Christ to serve and build up his kingdom. Please join us at St. John’s Presbyterian Church (10 Mountain St. in Grimsby) for a brief time of worship and delicious lunch. Services begin at 12 Noon. Each week a different congregation from Grimsby will feed your spirit and stomach. Mountainview’s turn to host will be March 21st. All are welcome!!
Performing Arts @ Mountainview presents an Easter Concert with the Mattaniah Christian Male Choir with Director: Herman den Hollander, Organist, Andre Knevel and Pianist, Naomi Van Manen. The concert will take place on Saturday March 23rd @ 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the evening will benefit McNally House Hospice. The concert will take place at Mountainview. Tickets: $15 each, or $35 per family (w/children 15 & under.) Available at The Dutch Shop in Grimsby, or at the door on the evening of the concert.
Kids@ Mountainview Summer Camp registration is now open! Join us this summer and Power Up – Raise Your Game! Kids will be challenged to raise their game because knowing God and trusting in Jesus fills each of us with the Fruit of the Spirit! “God’s power has given us everything we need to live a godly life.” 2 Peter 1:3a, NIrV. At camp your kids will have fun, make new friends, and develop new skills. Full Day Camps are being offered for 6 weeks with a different theme each week, with an Extended-Day option. For more information visit www.mountainviewcrc.org
LOCAL & DENOMINATIONAL NEWS
A “Today” Lent Devotional Email Series - Lent is a season to focus on the hope of Jesus Christ. Receive a free Today devotional email series to help you refresh, refocus, and renew your faith during Lent. Or download the ebook! Subscribe at TodayDevotional.com/Lent.
Widening the Circle anti-racism workshop - Join us for an interactive faith-based workshop designed to heighten awareness and facilitate dialogue about the causes and effects of racism in Canada. Participants will also explore steps to wholeness and action steps towards diversity and inclusion. March 15th from 9 am – 5 pm at First Christian Reformed Church in Hamilton. Learn more and register at bit.ly/wtchamilton.
Niagara Young Adults Fellowship - Hosted by Bethany Christian Reformed Church, Fenwick on March 17th at 7:30 pm. We will be discussing "Not A Fan" by Francis Chan. The Bethany Youth "Merge" Praise Team will be leading us in Praise and Worship to kick off our evening. The NYAF is a ministry of college age and up. We meet once a month hosted by Niagara Region churches. Please consider joining us!
Lent Resource: Praying for Justice for Indigenous Peoples - Every article in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples comes from a time when a right has been violated or outright denied to Indigenous peoples. This Lent, we invite you to consider: what is our call as Christians as we bear witness to such profound brokenness of relationships and denial of justice? How might the sacrificial love of Christ be calling you deeper into love for your neighbours? Find the full resource at crcna.org/Declarationprayers.
Lent Family Faith Formation Tip: Observing Lent with your family can be a very meaningful experience. Check out tinyurl.com/FlameLentActivities for a bunch of creative things to make and do with kids of all ages. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation).
Aging: the Final Frontier is a one day conference held on Saturday, March 30 at the Gibson Center in Toronto, 5 minutes east of HWY 404 and Steeles Ave. Co-sponsored by CRC Faith Formation Ministries and CRC Disability Concerns, the workshops will address issues faced by the elderly, those who ministry to and with the elderly in our churches, those who have elderly parents, and those who are pondering what life may be like as one ages. There is a 25% discount for those who come with 5 or more from one church. For more information and to register, google "Aging Final Frontier."
Walking Alongside - Youth & Mental Health conference - Registration is now open! Come Saturday, April 27 (8:15 am – 3:30 pm) to Westdale Reformed Church in Hamilton. Keynote speaker Stephen Doucet Campbell will address mental health challenges faced by youth and give practical ideas to walk alongside them so they can not only endure but thrive. Workshops will address youth and addiction, social media, suicide, and depression. Regular registration fee is $50. Sign up by March 22 and pay only $35. Student rate is $25. Get details and register at bit.ly/walkingalongside. For information, please contact Miriam at email@example.com.
Pray for Inspire 2019 - Inspire 2019 is a conference to connect people from across the 1000+ churches in the Christian Reformed Church for three days of worship, workshops, speakers, and conversation. As we plan and prepare for this event, happening August 1-3 in Windsor, Ont., please join us in praying for the event and all who will attend. This week, please pray for the ministries, businesses, and organizations who will be presenting and interacting in the EXPO at Inspire 2019. Pray for helpful and gracious interactions and conversations that will bless both representatives and those with whom they're sharing.
Act Five is an 8-month Christian Gap Year program at Redeemer University College that is launching in September 2019! The program is designed for students graduating high school who are looking for a year to explore, learn, serve & prepare before deciding "what's next". The application to join the first cohort is open, apply now and learn more at actfive.ca
Come for a visit! - Mar. 11, 2019 Come join us for one of our Campus Visit Days where you will have lunch with faculty, get a tour of our campus, sit in on classes and experience our community. To register, or for more information, visit: redeemer.ca/visit/
Daylighting Chedoke - Mar. 14, 2019. Join us as we explore Hamilton's Chedoke Creek watershed — its history, its water quality, and what the City of Hamilton and home-owners living in the watershed can do to further improve this resource. For details, visit: redeemer.ca/daylighting-chedoke/
Redeemer Reads - In the 2018-19 academic year, Redeemer is bringing a number of authors to our campus to celebrate the work of local writers. On March 21st, come out to hear a reading and Q&A panel of poets from the Hamilton Poetry Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend! redeemer.ca/poetry-panel/
Please join us and “Give it up for the Earth!” as part of your Lenten journey. 2019 will signal to the prime minister that Canadians – especially Canadian Christians – are making changes in our lives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We invite Canadians to Give it up for the Earth! from March 6 - April 18, 2019!
The Ministry to Seafarers February Newsletter is available. Follow the link on their website to receive their newsletters directory over email: www.ministrytoseafarers.org/.
We are pleased to send you the March 2019 issue of the ICS E-Newsletter. We would value your participation alongside the ICE extended community in praying the weekly petitions.
The Walking Wounded: March 24 at 4:00 pm, with Brett Ullman at Bethany Christian Reformed Church. Some of us struggle with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Coping with tough situations in life sometimes manifest themselves in self injury, eating disorders, suicide, drugs, or alcohol. Brett Ullman addresses how to walk back towards healing and away from our emotions, feelings and thoughts that are keeping us paralyzed in life. No shame fear or hiding is required as we are safe to journey towards healing together. How does our faith fit into our healing journey? There is hope for the walking wounded. Refreshment will be served afterwards.
Gideons Bible Fundraiser Banquet: The Grimsby-Lincoln Gideons are hosting their annual banquet on Thursday, March 28th! Tickets are $20 and includes a full course meal. A free will offering will be taken to provide for scripture distributions around the globe. The banquet will take place at Great Lakes Christian School, Beamsville at 6:30pm. Come and share an evening with the local Gideon supporters and hear about the incredible work that the Lord is doing! For tickets please contact Steve DeHaan at 905-516-1386.
Big Worship: The student praise teams of Smithville Christian High School invite you to Big Worship on Friday, March 29, with four student praise teams and Elias Dummer, former front man of The City Harmonic. Come and worship with us and be inspired by talented teenagers using their gifts and passion for leadership and worship. Tickets are $5 per person at the door, or $15 per family and $25 per youth group if reserved in advance via firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors open at 7, event begins at 7:30 pm.
Rose City Kids Dream Banquet - Celebrating 11 years!! When: Sat March 30, 2019. Where: Meridian Centre (Fonthill); Time: Auction: 5:30 pm- Dinner: 6:30 pm; Tickets: $50 pp, $350 for table of 8 (Tax receipts issued for donations made at event). Entertainment: Copper & Iron. Come join us in celebrating 11 amazing years! RSVP Barb 905 788 9800 or email@example.com (cash, chq, credit card, e- transfer)
Family Outreach Ontario's next information seminar will be at the Wellandport United Reformed Church on April 4th. Two gentlemen will be presenting: one a police officer, speaking on drug addictions and the legalization of cannabis; the other, a past drug user, giving his story of addiction and recovery. More information and details coming soon!
Niagara Christian Gleaners: *UPDATE* As of January 1 we have had 77,000 kg of produce donations come through our door. We depend on our volunteers to cut, dice and dry them into dehydrated vegetables and fruit which they eagerly do each day. We thank those of you who signed up for our Gratitude Dinners on April 12 and 13. The 640 places have now been filled and we look to celebrating the Lord's goodness to us this past year and looking for His guidance in the coming year. Even if you did not get a seat at the dinner, we will have other events to participate in through the year. We invite you to stay up to date on what is happening at niagaragleaners.org and to keep this ministry in your prayers.
On Friday, March 29th at 7:30 pm the Teen Challenge Women’s Centre will be presenting at Zion Free Reformed Church and we would like to send an invitation to anyone interested to come and listen to testimonies of women finding freedom from addiction and to learn more about the Teen Challenge ministry. Please join us!
Rise to the Challenge With EduDeo Go - EduDeo GO is a national walk, run, bike, or swim challenge to raise funds and impact the students of Espacio de Gracia in the Dominican Republic. Working together from April 15 – May 24, we want to collectively walk, run, bike, and swim around the world in 40 days. Will you join us? To learn more and register, visit edudeo.com/GO, or call our office at 1-866-360-4274.
Join World Renew at AOYC 2019! - We are so excited for this year’s All Ontario Youth Convention, from May 17-20! High school students will have to opportunity to “reach out” and help address both global and local hunger! World Renew is asking that each student bring $10 to help feed Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, and bring 10 food items to donate to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. For more info and to register, please go to www.allontario.com/aoyc-2019.
Do you have a passion for Advancement and Donor Relations? Do you have experience leading a team? World Renew is looking for a Director of Donor Relations. More details on this position and links to apply can be found at worldrenew.net/careers.
Administrative Job Openings: Shalom Manor is a Dutch, Christian long-term-care home providing loving, wholistic care to our Residents. We are currently searching for a Payroll Clerk and Human Resources Administrator, both full time positions. For more information or to submit your resume, contact Lauren Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes and cover letters will be accepted until Friday, March 22nd.
Are you an inspiring leader who loves challenging a team to be its creative best? We are looking for a visionary MARKETING DIRECTOR to lead our Marketing Team, telling the story of EduDeo Ministries and its partners to our passionate and growing support community – showing them they are making a difference. For more information about this position, or to apply, go to edudeo.com/jobs/post/marketing-director/