Showing posts from January, 2021

Honoring MLK Day 2021

In our commitment as members of GVIN to fulfill its statements of Purpose… Cooperate in efforts that will serve the community as proponents of human dignity and agents of compassion in seeking to meet essential human needs; Offer opportunities for community worship, spiritual celebrations, shared learning activities, fellowship, and service; Exchange ideas and resources among members; Enrich our common ties around shared principles and hopes; and Demonstrate positive acceptance of religious diversity and share such information in the Grand Valley communities.  … we have provided several short videos about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his sacred work to unite people in the 1960’s. In one interview he talks about needing a “revolution of values” in order for government leaders and the citizens of this country to find common ground. In many ways, what Dr. King describes then applies to today’s political and societal challenges…more than 50 years

ThanksGVIN 2020 Event Results

Grand Valley Interfaith Network (GVIN) presented its annual ThanksGVIN Interfaith Celebration of Gratitude November 24 via a “virtual” service recording. It is now available on GVIN’s YouTube channel and their website. The theme was “Gratitude in the Midst of Crisis.” This year’s recipient of all encouraged donations is Grand Valley Peace & Justice. Peace & Justice shared recently that donations received thus far are over $4,000. Additional contributions continue to come in and are welcome. For more information about this organization and to make a donation, visit: and follow the DONATE links. The donations help Peace & Justice to provide food bags to those without a home, living in shelters or elsewhere. The demand is high, especially during a pandemic. Other organizations are also sharing in the distribution of food items: Volunteers of America (for Veterans), Center for Independence (for persons of disability), the Blessing Box at the UU