Offering Schedule for October 2019
Oct. 6th A.M. – Calvin Seminary provides theological training for ordained and un-ordained ministry positions for Christian Reformed Churches in North America as well as leaders for Christ’s church around the world. They also evaluate candidates for ministry, offer continuing education for pastors, and seminars for office bearers. Calvin Theological Seminary advises synod and is a theological resource for all denominational agencies and churches.
P.M. – CSM* - Race Relations is mandated by Synod “to design, organize, and implement programs that will assist the denomination, churches, and members in eliminating the causes and effects of racism within the body of believers and throughout the world”. Because there is a need for leaders and their congregations to have more effective ministry in the diverse communities they serve, there is also a need to have assistance in becoming culturally intelligent. The Office of Race Relations offers the resources and tools to develop this capacity. (*CSM- Church Support Ministries)
Oct.13th A.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.
P.M.– No Collection Thanksgiving WE
Oct. 14th A.M. – Thanksgiving Day – World Renew Hurricane Dorian: Internationally, Dorian dealt a wicked blow to the northern Bahamas in late August, when the storm hovered for 48 devastating hours. World Renew’s disaster response staff says that, “The Bahamas is in a state of extreme emergency. World Renew will respond in the Bahamas by supporting local recovery organizations and working with our international partners to meet people’s most urgent as well as long-term needs. World Renew is welcoming financial donations for its response efforts in the areas of most need in the Bahamas, the U.S. Carolinas, and the eastern of Canada.
Oct. 20th A.M. – CSM* – Disability Concerns: Everybody Belongs. Everybody Serves. Disability Concerns helps churches become healthier communities that intentionally seek: • To end the isolation and disconnectedness of persons with disabilities and their families • To nurture the spiritual lives of people with disabilities so that they become professing and active members of their churches • To encourage the gifts of people with disabilities so that they can serve God fully in their churches.
P.M. – Niagara Christian Gleaners The Ontario Christian Gleaners is an Interdenominational Christian organization that seeks to visibly demonstrate God’s love and grace by working with volunteers to collect, process, and make available surplus agricultural produce for the relief of the hungry in overseas nations. The Niagara Gleaners are the newest branch set up in 2018 in a new facility in Smithville. Your donations help us to engage locally to impact globally in our ministry of mercy.
Oct. 27th A.M. – Resonate Global Mission is continuing their partnership with churches in the Canada and the United States to plant churches, do campus ministry, train and equip pastors, and develop future leaders. They will also continue proclaim the Gospel and forge lasting partnerships overseas. They are also tackling new opportunities for ministry. Here in North America, we need experience in international ministry to help churches effectively reach across cultural barriers and forge partnerships within new communities of faith. In other nations, we need expertise in church planting and campus ministry to help people in every nation discover God’s plan for their church, community, and life. With your prayers and financial support, we will be able to equip all our churches for ministry and join together with what God is already doing around the world.
P.M. – Mission Services of Hamilton is a Christian organization on a mission to end poverty and create safe places to learn, heal and grow. We serve anyone in need or in crisis by living out a calling of faith to act justly, show mercy and offer hope. We accomplish this by offering professional services in a caring and dignified manner for every person who comes through our doors. The community we hope to create is one that is healthy and resilient. It’s a place where everyone has access to healthy food, safe housing and opportunities to enrich their futures and participate in the social and economic life of our neighbourhood and city. We serve more than 20,000 people each year. Thank you for your help in making our city a great place to live for everyone.