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Matthew 25: 40 - And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

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Bike Out Loud! - May 3, 2014

Blue Final Logo 1-22-14 ResizedThe 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.

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!"

All rides will begin and end at Millennium Park in Grand Rapids, MI.  Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m., with the rides beginning at 9:00 a.m. The "Bike Out Loud" Committee started working on the ride this past September, and we are looking forward to what we believe will be huge turnout.  Volunteers are needed, so if you are unable to ride, please consider volunteering. We are also looking for Sponsors to defray the costs of the event.  If you would like more information, feel free to contact either Dave Ellens at VIS, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by phone at (616) 459-7500, or Linda De Winkle at Calvin Christian High School, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by phone at (616) 257-4235. Any proceeds will go to benefit Calvin Christian Music Department and VIS.

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.

     Calvin Christian Resized         "In His Name We Play!" - Jeff Looman      VIS Logo CMYK 1  


Monthly Prayer Guide

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We have introduced a new Monthly Prayer Guide to assist you in your prayers for VIS.  More and more people are asking how they can support VIS, and Prayer is one of our highest priorities. Every month, we will publish this list so you can pray for a specific area of VIS on a daily basis.  You can get to the Monthly Prayer Guide by hovering your mouse above over How We Work, and then Monthly Prayer Guide, and then click on the current month.  Feel free to print it out and post somewhere noticeable.  If you would like the Monthly Prayer Guide emailed to you every month, simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and ask to be placed on the Monthly Prayer Guide Email List.  Thank you for your prayers for the ministry of VIS!

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