"Trust in the Lord with

all your heart;

do not lean on your

 own understanding.

 Proverbs 3:5

July 13, 2023


VIS is Hiring! 

Make a difference and

join our team!

Are you looking to make a difference in people's lives for the sake of building Christ's kingdom?

Do you enjoy working on a team that is excited about their faith and the opportunities they have daily to impact lives for Christ?

Do you get excited about seeing God at work everyday through the love and service of faith-based volunteers?

Then consider joining the VIS team where these things happen! VIS is seeking a Director of Programs and Training moving into the Executive Director role.

To read the job description, click here. For questions, clarification or just to learn more, please email or call Rebecca 616.970.1369. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Rebecca Gates, President of the VIS Board, rebeccagates125@gmail.com. We are looking forward to receiving resumes and discerning the will of God as we review them.

If you know someone who might be interested, please share this information!

After more than 11 wonderful years renting space at Providence Christian Reformed Church, the time has come to say good bye. Over the years Providence has grown in number and they need their space back. So, We Are Moving! We are very grateful to announce that on August 1 our new home will be at Calvary Christian Reformed Church, 3500 Byron Center Ave. SW.

Although we are sad to leave Providence, we are excited to see what God has in store for VIS in our new home. THANK YOU Providence, for 11 great years of embracing and loving us, Volunteers In Service, well. We will miss you but won't forget you. You are forever in our hearts!

Mark your Calendars!

Deacon Training


Monday September 18 at 1:00pm or

Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30pm


To be determined


This training is for new or returning deacons and covers the following topics:

  • Benevolence
  • Stewardship
  • Community Engagement

To sign up email Bernita Tuinenga at btuinenga@visgr.org

Even though we have willing volunteers who are able to help with the actual move of our offices, we do have some costs, estimated at around $1,200. If you would like to contribute to help VIS with those costs click here. In the designate your donation field click "Other" and type "Move." Thank you in advance.

Also, we are in need of a new shredder. If you would like to help with this, click the link below. Shipping address is Providence Christian Reformed Church, 7730 Eastern Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508, Attn: Bernita Tuinenga.

Click Here for Shredder

Can You Help?

VIS receives many other serving opportunity requests that

are not published in this newsletter.

If you are able to assist with the below requests, or willing to assist with other requests please contact VIS. 616.459.7500

Mother's Helpers Needed:  Five VIS Friends are seeking someone to provide assistance with household tasks that free them up to care for young children or infants. They are located in the

NE, NW and SE sections of Grand Rapids. As little as two hours a week can make a big difference

in the life of a young Mom. Contact David at dlundberg@visgr.org

Basic Carpentry Skills:  If you have basic carpentry skills and "honey do" experience, we have VIS Friends who could benefit from your capabilities. Most projects are quite simple but our VIS Friends lack the knowledge/skill/tools to do the work themselves. They live in various parts of the city and suburbs. Contact David at dlundberg@visgr.org

Friendship: Catherine is 78 years old and is visually impaired. She needs someone to read her mail, her Bible study, and any other things that might come up. She would like someone once a week. Contact Debbie at dbjones@visgr.org. Location: Kalamazoo and Fuller.

Social Outings: Dee is 76 years old and struggles with her vision leaving her unable to drive. She would like someone who will occasionally go on outings with her. She is very engaging and used to be very active in her church as well as other social activities. Contact Rosemary at rtymes@visgr.org. Location: Kentwood near 52nd and Stauffer.  

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