Love Week

Summer is here and once again, it's time for Love Week! Love Week is an opportunity for us to gather together as a church family to share and extend the love of Christ to our community. This year our Love Week initiative is focusing on FridayGroceries. We are going to take over 6 strategic locations in Southwest Michigan where we will give out 200 bags of groceries and 75 back to school backpacks per night in our outlying communities of Vicksburg, Three Rivers, Comstock, Lawton and Plainwell. There will also be inflatables for kids to enjoy and free hot dogs and water! Saturday, August 1, we'll wrap up the life-changing week with a huge event at Upjohn Park in Downtown Kalamazoo where we'll give out 750 bags of groceries and 225 backpacks.

Love Week 2015 is a family-friendly opportunity that kicks off Sunday, July 26, with events each night of the week. Love Week is going to require hundreds of volunteers to love, serve, and give to our community through FridayGroceries. Together, let's love God, love people and love our community at Love Week 2015! 

Registration will take place in the atrium before and after services on July 5, 12, and 19.

Week at a Glance: 

Sunday, July 26: Adopt a Backpack | Valley Family Church
On Sunday you have the opportunity to purchase a backpack for $10.00 and stuff it with provided school supplies. Be sure to do so in the atrium after service!

Monday, July 27: Vicksburg Farmer's Market
301 N. Richardson, Vicksburg, MI 49097

  • Launch Crew - VFC Cathedral Campus
    We need 15 volunteers who are over the age of 14 to meet us at the Cathedral no later than 3:30pm to serve until 5pm. You will be helping to prepare for the day.
  • Site Crew - Vicksburg Farmer's Market
    Meet us at the Vicksburg Farmer's Market no later than 5pm to serve until 8:45pm. You will be helping to distribute groceries and make sure everything runs smoothly! 52 volunteers are needed. Volunteers who are under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent.

Tuesday, July 28: Three Rivers Farmer's Market
Scidmore Park, 112 Spring St, Three Rivers, MI 49093

  • Launch Crew - VFC Cathedral Campus
    We need 15 volunteers who are over the age of 14 to meet us at the Cathedral no later than 3:30pm to serve until 5pm. You will be helping to prepare for the day.
  • Site Crew - Three River's Farmer's Market
    Meet us at the Three Rivers Farmer's Market no later than 5pm to serve until 8:45pm. You will be helping to distribute groceries and make sure everything runs smoothly! 52 volunteers are needed. Volunteers who are under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent.

Wednesday, July 29: Comstock's Merrill Park
Merrill Park located in downtown Comstock at the corner of Comstock Ave & River St.

  • Launch Crew - VFC Cathedral Campus
    We need 15 volunteers who are over the age of 14 to meet us at the Cathedral no later than 3:30pm to serve until 5pm. You will be helping to prepare for the day.
  • Site Crew - Comstock Merrill Park
    Meet us at Merrill Park located in downtown Comstock at the corner of Comstock Avenue and River Street no later than 5pm to serve until 8:45pm. You will be helping to distribute groceries! 52 volunteers are needed. Volunteers who are under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent.

Thursday, July 30: Lawton's Chancey E. Lewis Park
520 S. Main, Lawton, MI 49065

  • Launch Crew - VFC Cathedral Campus
    We need 15 volunteers who are over the age of 14 to meet us at the Cathedral no later than 3:30pm to serve until 5pm. You will be helping to prepare for the day.
  • Site Crew - Chancey E. Lewis Park
    Meet us at Chancey E. Lewis Park no later than 5pm to serve until 8:45pm. You will be helping to distribute groceries! 52 volunteers are needed. Volunteers who are under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent.

Friday, July 31: Plainwell's Historic Paper Mill
Historic Paper Mill located on the north side of M-89 just west of Main St in downtown Plainwell

  • Launch Crew - VFC Cathedral Campus
    We need 15 volunteers who are over the age of 14 to meet us at the Cathedral no later than 3:30pm to serve until 5pm. You will be helping to prepare for the day.
  • Site Crew - Historic Paper Mill
    Meet us at the Historic Plainwell Paper Mill located on the north side of M-89 just west of Main Street in downtown Plainwell no later than 5pm to serve until 8:45pm. You will be helping to distribute groceries! 52 volunteers are needed. Volunteers who are under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent.

Saturday, August 1: Kalamazoo Upjohn Park
Valley Family Church Cathedral Campus, 2500 Vincent Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, 49024
Upjohn Park, 1050 Walter St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

  • Launch Crew - VFC Cathedral Campus
    We need 20 volunteers who are over the age of 14 to meet us at the Cathedral no later than 7:30am to serve until 9:30am. You will be helping to prepare for the day.
  • Site Set-up/Distribution Crew - Kalamazoo Upjohn Park
    Meet us at Upjohn Park no later than 10am to serve until 1:15pm. You will be helping to set up the site and distribute groceries! 86 volunteers are needed. Volunteers who are under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent.
  • Site Distribution/Tear-down Crew - Kalamazoo Upjohn Park
    Meet us at Upjohn Park no later than 12:45pm to serve until 4pm. You will be helping to distribute groceries and tear-down the site! 86 volunteers are needed. Volunteers who are under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent.
  • Clean-up Crew - VFC Cathedral Campus
    Meet us back at Valley Family Church no later than 4:15pm to serve until 5:45pm. You will be helping to clean up! 15 volunteers are needed.
Let's demonstrate the love of God by loving our community together as a church family! Love Week 2015 is a great chance to get involved at VFC - so grab your friends, your family or your GIG and sign up to help serve Southwest Michigan.