HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SIMCOE IMMANUEL CHURCH BULLETIN August 19, 2018

Weekly Church or Local Ministry to Pray For: 

This week, we lift up in prayer the ministry of the Walsh Baptist Church and their leader Pastor Marc Bertrand.

Parkview Meadows 6th Annual GOLF Tournament—On Friday, August 24th Parkview Meadows will be holding their annual fundraising Golf Tournament at the MontHill Golf & Country Club.  The entry fee of $180 per person Includes: 

  • 18 Hole Golf with Cart (Scramble Format)
  • Lunch & Buffet Dinner
  • Entry into Prize Holes Contest (Featuring; Trips, Cash, TVs etc.)
  • Gift for Participating
  • $40 Donation Receipt

For those who are unable to golf for the day, you may purchase tickets for DINNER ONLY at the low rate of $30 (space is limited).  Gift certificates are also available for those in search of the perfect gift idea.

 

To participate in this year’s tournament or for more information please contact Parkview's Program Services Manager at 519-587-2448 ext 419 or

Jack Ouwendyk at 519-429-0945.  Forms are on the table by the bulletin boards in the Fellowship hall. 

 

We are looking for golfers and local businesses to provide donations for our event.  All proceeds will go directly to furnishings for the NEW Southview Expansion & Therapeutic Programming for Residents.

LIBERTAS in Concert—Join us Tuesday, August 28th at 7:30 pm at Drayton CRC (74 Wellington St S, Drayton, ON) for Libertas in concert.  For tickets see www.libertasvoices.com.  Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 905-522-0001.

Volunteer Opportunities—INDWELL’s mission is Hope and Homes for All.  As part of this mission and as we continue to grow, this September we will be opening a new site on Parkdale Ave (corner of Melvin).  This site will provide affordable, supportive housing for many people in need in our community.  We are looking for volunteers to help make the opening of Parkdale Landing a special and successful one.
Here is the opportunity:

Welcome (Back) to Western!—The Western Campus Ministry community welcomes new and returning students to campus.  Join us starting on Thursday, September 6th at 5:30 pm in University Community Centre, room 38B.  Full details are available at www.westerncampusministry.ca or by contacting Dr. Mike Wagenman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 851-5845.  We look forward to a great year together with you!

You're Invited into Christian Community at York University—York University is back on track, holding classes and welcoming students for 2018-19.  LOGOS Christian Community never left.  In fact, during the uncertainty of a 5-month strike, LOGOS experienced deeper communion as the desire for connection only increased.  If you’re near us, come find friendship, encouragement and challenge with LOGOS campus ministry of the CRC.  We're a diverse group on a multi+ campus, building community among students and in our neighbourhood.  Connect with @logosyorku, lccyork.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ruth at 647-608-3967.

On Saturday, September 8th from approximately 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Parkdale Landing (corner of Parkdale and Melvin) we will be doing a facility and apartment prep – i.e. putting together furniture, clearing trash, cleaning, beginning and finishing touches.  We are looking for volunteers who are willing and able to help make this space a home…a perfect opportunity for small group service projects. 
We would love to have your help, but would like to know how many are coming so we can plan accordingly.  Please RSVP to Anneke Summerfield This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 905-529-0454 ext. 433 before August 31st

Shalom Manor & Gardens Summer Festival—Attention all resident family members.  Shalom is hosting an End of Summer Festival on Saturday, September 8th and we are hoping many resident family members will be able to attend that day of family and fun!   For more information, please see our website www.shalommanor.ca or our Facebook page.  Poster with details of the day is posted on the bulletin board.

BEGINNINGS—3K Walk/Run/Roll Event—Join Beginnings Family Services for its 25th annual 3K Walk/Run/Roll event on Saturday, September 15th at Dundas Driving Park, Hamilton or walk and raise money in your neighborhood if you're not able to make it to Hamilton, and send us photos that we can share on Facebook.  Registration opens at 9:00 am with the run starting at 9:30 am.  This is a family-friendly event held in the center of Dundas Driving Park, and includes fun activities for kids, refreshments and a light lunch.  Minimum donation of $25 if no pledges; all proceeds support the pregnancy counselling work of Beginnings.  To register email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.beginnings.ca/.

Cross-Cultural Training Opportunity—World Renew is offering a two-day cross-cultural training for those exploring a career in missions or in an international development context.  Not sure if God is calling you to overseas ministry?  This training will also equip and give you the foundations for serving wisely in your community.  The training will be on Friday and Saturday, September 14th & 15th at 3475 Mainway, Burlington, ON.  Our session leaders are seasoned development workers, pastors, teachers and professors.  Come away with new tools as you learn about World View, Justice and Community Transformation, Spiritual Care, Up-stander and Gender Justice, Safety & Risk Management, Culture Shock and more. Please contact Alyssa Woudstra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.  Registration is $50/person.  You do not currently have to be serving with World Renew to participate. Questions?  Email us!

Countryside Camp and Conference Centre FUN FAIROn Saturday, September 15th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Countryside Camp and Conference Centre is holding their fundraising Fun Fair.  This event hosts thousands and offers attractions and events for guests of all ages; Inflatable Rides, Animal Train, Climbing Wall, Kidsland Adventure area with games for the kids, a tea room with Dutch treats for the young at heart and food; Dutch food specialties as well as fresh made pies and baked goods in our Country Store and Produce Tent.

Bob DeVries is back as our very own Chainsaw Artisan!  His creations will be up for auction during the afternoon of the fair.

This event serves as the largest annual fundraising event of the ministry of Countryside Camp with a Silent Auction, Specialty Auction, and a Cake Auction you won’t want

to miss. All proceeds go to further the ministries of Countryside Camp and Conference Centre.

So mark your calendar.  If you would like to volunteer please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

JCCS Job Opportunity—Jarvis Community Christian School is seeking OCT qualified teachers or those interested in pursuing a career in teaching.  There are strong possibilities of employment in upcoming and future school years.  If this sounds pleasing to you, please contact COO/Principal Chad Haverkamp at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 587-4444.

Shalom Manor & Gardens Volunteer Opportunity—Are you interested in volunteering?  Shalom Manor & Gardens is looking for a reliable volunteer to help in our General Store and Café every other Wednesday afternoon, and several other volunteers to be available to fill in for those who are away.  If you are interested in this, or any of the many other opportunities we have open, please contact Jessica, the Coordinator of Volunteers at (905) 945-9631 ext. 1115 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We look forward to hearing from you! 

Work. Walk. Pray.Resonate Global Mission is seeking a hiking/backpacking intern to work alongside long-term missionaries in West Africa.  Hike to remote West African villages and help bring scripture to people in their local language.  Learn more and apply at www.resonateglobalmission.org/hiking.

"The Bridge App" Job Posting—The Bridge App has been developed for the Christian Reformed Church as a tool to connect churches with their communities and community members to the body of Christ.  This app has been so well received by the churches across Canada that there is now a growing list of enhancements waiting to be made.  The app developer is looking to add a person in the role of "Full Stack Developer" to their staff to implement these enhancements.  See the full job posting at thebridgeapp.org/site/careers.  There is no deadline listed for receiving applications; however, the app developer is looking to hire as soon as possible.  Please pass this email along to any of your friends or acquaintances that might be interested in this job opportunity.  Questions?  Contact Dorothy Vandersteen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..