July 2017  
SMTWTFS
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031   
Upcoming Events
JUL

24

MON
Boy Scouts
7:00 PM
Meet at LVUMC
JUL

25

TUE
Cub Scouts Meet
7:00 AM
at LeValley UMC
Choir Practice
7:00 PM
Adult Choir group meets at LVUMC to practice
JUL

26

WED
Zion Food Pantry!
2pm-4:30pm at Zion UMC
http://www.zionionia.org/
Must be a resident of Ionia County and have valid Picture ID May receive food one time per month.
JUL

27

THU
SOUP KITCHEN @ ZION UMC
6:00 PM
http://www.zionionia.org/food-services.html
Free meal to all who would like to join us!
Drum Exercise Class
6:30 PM
at LeValley Church
JUL

30

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

31

MON
Boy Scouts
7:00 PM
Meet at LVUMC
Bible Search
Getting Prepared!

Dear Berlin  Center and LeValley Church Family, 

As we wait for a big cold front to hit Michigan and western North Carolina prepares for up to a  foot of snow, I am reminded that I need to get ready for the winter season.  That means ready my snow boots, make sure my little snow blower works in case I need it, get out the winter jackets, make sure I find my winter gloves and hats, and put away the grill, along with the table and chairs.  Maybe you have a list to get done before the first major snow fall that you are working on as I write this letter.

In our spiritual lives, we also have a winter season that can make us cold to God, apathetic to the gospel and unloving and unforgiving towards others.  If you find yourself being mean spirited, milking grudges, being overly judgemental and critical please consider winterizing your soul and putting on Christ more fully or maybe for the first time.  Every believer is required by God to winterize against sin and put on the clothing that Christ has given us.  Church growth and spiritual growth will come when you decide to change your clothing. We must all keep warm for Christ and keep the winter of sin and coldness towards God out of our hearts and lives. 

Col :12-15 says, 12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.  13 Make allowance for each other's faults, and forgive anyone who offends you.  Remember the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.  14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.  15 And let the peace that comes from Chirst rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace.  And always be thankful.         

Holy Bible New Living Translation , Copyright  1996, 2004 by Tyndale Charitable Trust.  Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers.  All rights reserved. 

Happy Thanksgiving,

Pastor Ray & Jen

-November 2014