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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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The Gift of Presence

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.”  1 John 4:9   I love this time of year when we get to celebrate God’s amazing gift!   Out of His deep love for us, God gave His one and only Son and as Chris...

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The Dangers of Enabling

A Christian Perspective   I don’t think I leave a diaconate conversation without hearing about the struggle deacons face regarding helping vs. hurting, enabling vs. empowering, rebuking vs. compassion. Whatever words we use to describe the debate, the fact is deacons are in the battle eve...

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It’s All About the Heart

What can I give him, poor as I am. If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb. If I were a wiseman, I would do my part. Yet what can I give him, give Him my HEART. It’s the time of year when we hear a lot about “giving;” in our churches, letters in the mail, and just about any plac...

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