March 2018  
Upcoming Events


General Church Office Hours
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Ionia Food Pantry (Zion UMC)
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
(Washington Street) Volunteers are always welcome!
Drum Class
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM


Lenten Study
10:30am and 6:30pm at LV
General Church Office Hours
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Worship Service
9am - Berlin Center UMC
11am - LeValley UMC


General Church Office Hours
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Becoming A Woman Of Excellence Bible Study
9:00 AM
Woman's Bible Study Mondays at Denny's Farm Market at 9:00 am
Everyone welcome!
Boy Scouts Meet
7:00 PM


Lenten Study
BC 10am and again at 6:30pm
General Church Office Hours
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cub Scouts Meet
7:00 PM
at LeValley UMC


General Church Office Hours
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Ionia Food Pantry (Zion UMC)
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
(Washington Street) Volunteers are always welcome!
Drum Class
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Bible Search
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Reach Out, Build Up, Send Out 

Thank you for visiting our website!

The purpose of the LeValley United Methodist Church is to help transform the world by reaching out to people in Jesus name and developing them into mature followers of Jesus Christ.

Hello!  We hope you will find our website a blessing. Our church offers a feeling of warm fellowship and love, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us at anytime for any reason. 

Our website provides continuing information regarding our church and its ministries.  We hope you will stay and browse our pages for a little while and learn about our fellowship.

If you are considering relocating to our area, we welcome you to come and be our guest for a Sunday morning worship service. Perhaps then; you will wish to continue to worship with us.  We would love to have you amongst our presence and so would Jesus!

The LeValley United Methodist Church (LVUMC) is located in the southerly outskirts of town, at the intersecting cross-roads of Kelsey Highway and David Highway in Ionia, Michigan 48846. 

       Together, we are LeValley United Methodist Church!

      Pastor Nancy Patera and LeValley congregation welcome you!                    

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                           AFFIRMATIONS OF FAITH

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;*
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic** church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,
The Father, the Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
True God from True God,
begotten, not made,
of one being with the Father;
through Him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation

He came down from heaven,
was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
and became truly human.
For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered death and was buried.
On the third day He rose again
in accordance with the scriptures;
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and His kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life,
who proceeds from the Father,
who with the Father and the Son
is worshiped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.
We acknowledge one baptism
for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen




Contact Us  
LeValley United Methodist Church
4018 Kelsey Highway
Ionia, Michigan 48846
Map  •   Directions
Phone (616) 527-1480
Fax (616) 527-4891
Regular Schedule  
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mission Challenge

Early in November, the LeValley Missions Committee and other interested church members met with Delbert and Sandy Groves, our missionaries from Zambia and The New Life Center. At that meeting, the Groves explained that over 100 United Methodist churches had been built in Northern Zambia and that the New Life Center is now being called to build Churches in the Southern part of the country. These are existing congregations meeting in homes, school buildings, thatch roofing or even under a tree.

  The Groves are inviting other Churches or groups from outside Zambia to partner with one of the congregations. As part of the         partnership, the Zambian congregation is responsible for working with the UMC Zambia Conference for attaining the land and all title, survey and legal fees, as well as burnt-brick, sand and stone. The partnering church helps with the structural steel, roofing sheets, fasteners, cement for the foundation, floor, breeze-block windows and for the walls and of course the doors. The cost incurred by the partnering church is about $15,000. Quite often work teams from the partnering churches or groups come and help construct the church or come for the dedication Sunday. 

 Following the meeting with the Groves, those attending agreed that LeValley should get on board to establish a sister church in    Southern Zambia. Praise God! The United Methodist Women chose to be the impetus for this fundraiser by  Contributing the first $1000. Will you be the next to make a donation? We will be gauging the contributions on a life size thermometer. I pray we will heat up this project so that the stem of the  thermometer will be red-hot to the top!  If you have any questions about this project, please ask me or Elaine Nash.

Love in Christ,  Pastor Nancy 


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