OFFERING SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST 2019
August 4th A.M. – Smithville Christian High is providing an authentically Christian education to teens from all over central Niagara. Smithville Christian High graduates are serving God and bringing shalom all over the world. Your gift will be used to keep tuition in check so that many families can have access to the exciting programs that enable our students to thrive. Thank-you for your part in keeping Christian education affordable at all levels.
P.M. – No collection – Civic Holiday Weekend
August 11th A.M. – Upper Deck Ministry - Vineland: The Upper Deck Youth Centre seeks to reach out to the youth of our community. The purpose of this centre is to provide a place where community young people can find practical life care and refuge and be introduced to relationships with Christian adults. Our hope is that through these friendships, some would desire a relationship with Jesus Christ and learn to walk with Him! Please give generously to this local cause.
P.M.– Benevolence: Your contribution to Mountainview’s Benevolence Fund provides assistance for the needs of our church family and the local community. These include basic needs such as food, clothing, housing and schooling. A church and community of our size has many varied needs within it. Please continue to support our ministry of benevolence.
August 18th A.M. – Redeemer University College is a Christian undergraduate university offering programs leading to Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education degrees. From its Hamilton, Ontario campus, Redeemer has prepared graduating classes - the next generation of Christian leaders - for more than 30 years. Redeemer students are being shaped by the Reformed Christian commitment to see faith woven through all aspects of learning and life. Across the world, from the classroom to the convocation stage to careers and churches, our faculty, students and alumni are making an impact.
P.M. – Rose City Kids: For 10 years Rose City Kids has been actively reaching children in Welland’s low income communities. We launched our first program in 2008 with just a small group of volunteers and children and have been blessed with growth and success with over 500 children and 120 volunteers actively involved in our programs. Through our diverse programs, we see hope restored lives changed, relationships built, physical needs met, and we see the love of Jesus in action in our community. We offer: Saturday afternoon children programs, home visits (2X/month), junior leadership training, youth programs, after school tutoring, youth drop in center, summer connect nights and summer camp opportunities. IMPACT ENCOURAGE INFLUENCE INSTILL. Visit www.rosecitykids.com for more details.
August 25th A.M. – CSM Faith Formation: As the Christian Reformed Church in North America, we are called to express the good news of God’s kingdom that transforms lives and communities. We seek to carry out this calling individually and as congregations. And we join with each other through regional assemblies (called classes) and denominational ministries, in the firm belief that together we can do more. Faith formation ministries encourages and equips local Christian Reformed ministry leaders in their calling to shape lifelong faith formation in their context so that all generations have an intentional and resilient faith.
P.M. – World Renew – Sovann Neth: Kathleen Lauder has retired after serving as a World Renew Country Consultant in Cambodia, since 2013. Sovann Neth has accepted the position of Country Consultant in Cambodia where he has faithfully served in many leadership capacities since June 2008! Sovann has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Asia Euro University in Cambodia, a Master’s degree in Economics from Rostov State University of Economics in Russia, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Management from Royal University of Law and Economics in Cambodia.
Cambodia: The people of Cambodia have been left with a daunting legacy. Under the Pol Pot regime one-third of its people died, followed by 15 years of civil war. Since 1993, the country has worked hard to rebuild and retrain communities, and restore confidence and trust in leadership. World Renew is assisting in the development process, through training in governance, sustainable livelihood, food security, health and education. We support the local people to make their own decisions and take initiatives that are most important to them.