We would like to thank The C2 Group for their recent in-kind gift to VIS of creating a video to use in churches and other groups to promote and inform people about VIS and the impact we make with churches. The C2 Group values giving back to the community, so quarterly they go out and complete service projects and VIS has been helpful in placing them at various places around Grand Rapids to make a difference. Thank You C2 Group!
To view the VIS Promotional Video, click Here, or go to the video below.
Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church held an all-church Community Service Day on Saturday, Oct. 12. An emphasis of their church this fall is Stewardship and using their gifts of time and talents to help others in their community. After devotions and prayer, they disbursed to three homes in their community to install fascia at one, do a ton of yard work at another, and do some extensive scraping, priming, and eventual painting of a kitchen and front porch at another elderly lady's home. It was a great example of reaching out and making a difference by a committed congregation. "The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'" (Matt. 25:40)
To see pictures, go to Photos & Videos above, or click Here
VIS is proud to introduce a new Deacon's Blog to assist deacons in their vital role in the church. The blogs are written with deacons in mind to provide information, education, and affirmation of those serving. We think the blogs may also apply to those who are not deacons, so check them out and see. Some blogs may apply to some people, other blogs to other people. But the main goal is to get you to think; to think about the role you play in your church and of how who you are as a person affects how you serve. To read the first two blogs, The Importance of Relationships and LTE Reflections, hover over Blog in the Menu bar above and select which one.
As you review your year-end donations, please consider VIS for a donation to support our ministry. 70% of our funding comes from individual and church donations, so your support is signifcant to us. Please use the Donate button below to donate with a credit card or by using PayPal, or send a check to VIS at PO Box 8215, Grand Rapids, MI 49518. Thank You!
Be sure to check out our new Deacon's Blog written by Bernita Tuinenga. If you're a deacon, or work with deacons, this is for you! Click on Blog on the menu bar above.