Volunteers In Service invites you to a powerful evening, Thursday, March 20, 2014, with Mike Yankoski, author of the book Under the Overpass. After hearing a sermon about "Living the Christian life; Be the Christian you say you are," Mike began to challenge himself to leave the comforts of his life and live out his faith in some of the darkest and loneliest places on the streets. So as college students, Sam and Mike packed backpacks and headed out on a journey of living on the streets for five months in six different cities.
Hear first hand of Mike's experience; the fear of starvation and safety, and the comfort and renewed hope felt through the people who made eye contact, smiled, and showed Christian love by engaging in conversation. Relationships are at the core of ministry; hear how Mike experienced that first hand.
Where: Providence Christian Reformed Church, 7730 Eastern Ave., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
When: Thursday, March 20, 2014. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: No charge to attend. Free will offering will be taken.
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The Calvin Christian School Music Department and VIS are partnering together to host a bike ride, The Jeff Looman Memorial Bike Ride: Bike Out Loud!, on Saturday, May 3, 2014, in memory of Calvin Christian School's long-time band director, Jeff Looman, who passed away this past May. Jeff shared a love of God, music, and biking, and this event will be a great way to celebrate his life! There will be rides for all skill levels; a 3 mile ride for the kids, as well as 15 and 30 mile routes. More information will be coming out in the next month, but be sure to get this on your calendar!
Why "Bike Out Loud!"?
Jeff's strong faith, his love for his family, and his passion for teaching always came out, often in a loud voice and always with a hearty laugh. Jeff always lived life to the fullest, with an intentional focus on serving God by impacting as many lives as he could. Jeff lived his life and his faith out loud! On May 3, join us to celebrate his life and "Bike Out Loud!"
Cost is $25 for an individual. Early registration, before 4-25-14, is $20. Student registration is $15, and Family registration is $50. All food, directions, and fun are included in the registration fee!
For a printable Registration Form, click Here.
To Register and pay online using PayPal, click Here.
"In His Name We Play!" - Jeff Looman
This coming Wednesday through Saturday, January 8, Bernita Tuinenga, VIS Co-Executive Director, will once again be involved with the Renewal Lab, sponsored by Calvin Theological Seminary. Bernita is the consultant working with the deacons in providing coaching as they work in their churches. The Renewal Lab started this past summer and goes for two years in providing assistance to a number of churches in their communities. Please pray for the churches in the Renewal Lab, for the leaders of the Renewal Lab, and for Bernita in her work with the deacons.