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Upcoming Events
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SUN
Worship Service
9am - Berlin Center UMC
11am - LeValley UMC
FEB

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MON
General Church Office Hours
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday-Thursday
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
at LVUMC
FEB

27

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

28

WED
General Church Office Hours
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday-Thursday
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
MAR

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THU
Lenten Study
10:30am and 6:30pm at LV
General Church Office Hours
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday-Thursday
Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM
Committee members meet at LVUMC to discuss building and grounds maintenance of the Church and Parsonage.
MAR

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SUN
Worship Service
9am - Berlin Center UMC
11am - LeValley UMC
HOLY COMMUNION
11:00 AM to 11:55 PM
The 1st Sunday of each month, LeValley UMC and Berlin Center UMC partake in the Lord's Supper. You do not need to be a member of either Church in order to receive the sacrament. ALL are Welcome at the Lord's table at both Churches.
Gideons
7:00 PM
Bible Search
Beliefs/Salvation

Our Beliefs and Salvation

Our Beliefs

Our Doctrinal Heritage

United Methodists profess the historic Christian faith in God, incarnate in Jesus Christ for our salvation and ever at work in human history in the Holy Spirit. Living in a covenant of grace under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, we participate in the first fruits of God's coming reign and pray in hope for its full realization on earth as in heaven.

Our heritage in doctrine and our present theological task focus upon a renewed grasp of the sovereignty of God and of God's love in Christ amid the continuing crises of human existence.

Our forebears in the faith reaffirmed the ancient Christian message as found in the apostolic witness even as they applied it anew in their own circumstances.

Their preaching and teaching were grounded in Scripture, informed by Christian tradition, enlivened in experience, and tested by reason.

Their labors inspire and inform our attempts to convey the saving gospel to our world with its needs and aspirations.

Our Doctrinal History

The pioneers in the traditions that flowed together into The United Methodist Church understood themselves as standing in the central stream of Christian spirituality and doctrine, loyal heirs of the authentic Christian tradition. In John Wesley's words, theirs was "the old religion, the religion of the Bible, the religion . . .of the whole church in the purest ages." Their gospel was grounded in the biblical message of God's self-giving love revealed in Jesus Christ. (Click on the words "Our Beliefs") to read more...

Doctrinal Standards and General Rules

From The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church - 2004. Copyright 2004 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission.

 

HOW TO GET TO KNOW CHRIST 

Click on the hyperlink above to learn "How to Get to Know Christ".

Salvation

Basic Christian Affirmation

With Christians of other communions we confess belief in the triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This confession embraces the biblical witness to God's activity in creation, encompasses God's gracious self-involvement in the dramas of history, and anticipates the consummation of God's reign.

The created order is designed for the well-being of all creatures and as the place of human dwelling in covenant with God. As sinful creatures, however, we have broken that covenant, become estranged from God, wounded ourselves and one another, and wreaked havoc throughout the natural order. We stand in need of redemption.

We hold in common with all Christians a faith in the mystery of salvation in and through Jesus Christ...(Click on the word Salvation) to read more...