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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

Source:  http://www.confessingumc.org/our-story/historical-documents/united-methodist-hymnal-the-nicene-creed-and-the-apostles-creed/



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

Drive Thru Soup Dinner



Potato & Ham

Broccoli Cheddar

Bean & Ham

Chicken Noodle

Meal includes 1 quart of soup, 1 loaf of homemade bread & 1 dozen chocolate chip cookies. Generous Donation starts at $15 Contact Connie Nash or the Church office to order & let us know what time you will pick up your order.

Sunday Service

We are having worship inside. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to visit our facebook page for the live service. You do not have to be registered with facebook to veiw it.


Do you enjoy coffee, or tea, hot chocolate or a fruit smoothie? How about friend-ly conversation; does that boost your spirit? If so, I invite you to join me for a beverage and a time of fellowship at Sozo Coffee Roasting on Wednesday mornings. I will arrive at Sozo’s at 8:00am and will stay until 9:30am, or as long as someone wants to chat.
Our conversation can just be about life in general, it can involve our relationship with Jesus and/or the Bible, we can discuss joys, cares, whatever you like.
I don’t need to know in advance if you will be joining me. I will be there reading or preparing my sermon, but I do hope someone will show up once in a while.
Sozo’s is located on North M66 (576 North State Road).
Pastor Nancy


OCC 2020

Shoe Box Packing Nov. 11-14

Shoe Box Packing this year will look a little different. We will have all the items marked and set up in the multipurpose room with folded and labeled shoe boxes as in the past. However, this year families or individuals need to sign-up between:

Wed. Nov. 11 5-7 pm

Thur. Nov. 12 9-4 pm Fri.

Nov. 13 3-7 pm Sat.

Nov. 14 10-noon

Time slots are for 30 minutes.

A sign-up sheet will be passed around in church on Sunday Nov. 1 and 8th or you may call the church office between 8-4pm Nov. 2-5. Depending on how many people choose to participate we will let you know how many boxes you can pack. We want each family/individual who wants to take part to be able to do so.

The packing process will be the same. Choose a boy or girl box for one of three age groups: 2-4, 5-9, 10-14. Then fill each one with appropriate items. If we have items for only a certain age group such as older, 10-14, boy or girl, they will be labeled as such. This is exactly how we have done it in past years. Be sure to include a note to the child who will receive the shoe box and say a prayer for them, rubber band it and place in area for packed shoe boxes. We will come in Saturday afternoon and collect any extra items and packed shoe boxes. We hope this will allow all of you who wish to take part to do so.

As always, we need money to ship the shoe boxes. At $9/box and with us packing 200 boxes =$1800. You can make checks out to Levalley UMC and on the memo line put OCC. Checks need to be in by Sunday, Nov. 15 so that Cindy can cut a check.

If anyone packs individual boxes as a family we will have a few empty boxes and labels on the table outside the Sanctuary. Please have them in multipurpose room by noon on Saturday, Nov. 14.

If you have items to add to the packing party please have them to the church by Sunday, Nov. 8 in the box outside of Church Sanctuary.

These are a few items we still need: 30 toys for 2-4 age group (balls, etc.) 50 coloring books

Thank you so much for your continued support of this children’s evangelical ministry! If you any questions feel free to call us at 517-647-4780.

Blessings, Rex and Karen

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