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Leadership Training Event (LTE) Recap

We would like to thank all who attended LTE this year!  It was a powerful evening, and God's name was proclaimed.  The evening started with Worship in the Calvin College Chapel with music and Ryan VerWys, President and CEO of Inner City Christian Fellowship, inspiring us to look beyond ourselves. ...

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Bernita talks about the Role of the Deacon

Hear Bernita Tuinenga talk about what it means to be a deacon. https://youtu.be/Cs5JxqnK43o...

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Brookside CRC SERVE Week

  "Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord." (Romans 12:11)  This is Scripture put into practice this week with the young people part of the Brookside CRC SERVE week throughout Grand Rapids.  Over 100 young people from the midwest US and Canada have come toget...

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Deacon Orientation

If you are new to being a deacon, or would like a refresher on the role of the deacon in your church, you are invited to attend one of our Deacon Orientation Trainings in August.  There is no cost to attend, but we ask that you register so we have enough materials on hand for each training.  Pleas...

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La Grave CRC SERVE

The Youth Unlimited SERVE Program is a five to seven-day mission trip in Canada or the USA that sends middle or high school age students out to care for and restore their world in an evnironment where they'll encounter the concepts of justice and missional living.  Students on SERVE participate in ...

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Cornerstone United Reformed Church TASC

The Cornerstone United Reformed Church of Hudsonville's TASC youth were out in full force this week!  TASC stands for Teens All Serving Christ, and is a week long event where teens from all over the US and Canada come to learn about serving and loving in Christ.  After a time of orientation and g...

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Shalom at Kentwood Christian Church

Duke Gray, a member of Kentwood Christian Church, has a passion to see the church in action. Recently I had a chance to sit down with him and learn about the surprising way his church connected with Volunteers In Service to find new and creative ways to serve the community. It’s clear that you ...

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Ada Bible Church Helps Out

VIS received a referral of a 60 year old single woman in the Alger Heights area needing help with her home.  She is on a fixed income and disability and the house was continuing to deteriorate.  Many churches in the area have been involved for about a year doing roof repair, interior wall repair a...

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Welcome to David Lundberg

VIS welcomes new staff member, David Lundberg, MSW, LSW, as a Casework Connections Associate.  David is replacing Zjanee Anderson and had his first day at VIS on July 5.  David is a social worker who most recently was the Director of Clinical Services and Counseling Supervisor at the Evangelical C...

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Grace or Disgrace

  This time of year always stirs in me a vast array of emotions. I find myself unable to fathom the amount of torture, pain, suffering, humility, disgrace and inhumane behavior that occurred leading up to the crucifixion and death of God’s perfect son, Jesus. Harder yet is to grasp that ...

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