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

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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
LeValley Library
Librarian: Karen Wambaugh
Welcome to the LeValley United Methodist Church Library!
 
The LeValley United Methodist Church has a very resourceful Christian library. The "Book & DVD" cart is located in the commons area before entering into the sanctuary.  You are most encouraged to come and check-out the variety of books and other media materials that are here for your enjoyment and reading adventures!
 
The most valuable, favorite and best book of all time to read is the 'Good book' ~ The HOLY BIBLE.
 
LIBRARY NEWS   

NOVEMBER LIBRARY NEWS

Our cart is filled with many books, fiction and non-fiction alike, that have love in some way in their theme.  Enjoy them during the days ahead. 
 
Our first non-fiction selection is the bittersweet story of Pam and John Vredevelt as they welcome their son born with Down syndrome... Angel Behind the Rocking Chair.  It speaks of how all this family's lives were turned upside down.  This book deals with the grief and the joys and the many times of God's  unmistakable presence.  It shows scripture coming to life, is inspiring as many challenges are faced, how we can look at these challenges and can come to see how God's good gifts come in all different packages.  This is a book well worth reading. 
 
Nickel and Dimed on (Not) Getting by in  America by Barbara Ehrenreich is our second non-fiction selection.  The author tells of her experiences of a month at a time living in different areas of the U.S. trying to survive as a low wage earner.  It is an eye opener of the difficulties facing the  working poor in our country.  You will likely come away with a different perspective and new eyes and heart for the many who find themselves in this situation. 
 
Our fiction selection is Suzanne's Diary for  Nicholas by James Patterson.  This tells of two love stories that intertwine with one another in unexpected ways.  It is clever, light and a real page turner. 
 
As I look among the books on our library shelves each month for books to read and briefly review for you, I am amazed at how many interesting, informative, good and entertaining ones we have to choose from.  Don't just stop with what is on our cart.  Come and look through the shelves.  If you find one--simply sign and date the card and place it in the holder on the book cart. 

Karen Wambaugh, Librarian