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Upcoming Events
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TUE
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
General Church Office Hours
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday-Thursday
Cub Scouts Meet
7:00 PM
at LeValley UMC
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WED
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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!
JUN

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THU
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
General Church Office Hours
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday-Thursday
LV UMW
7:00 PM
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24

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
General Church Office Hours
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday-Thursday
Girl Scouts
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Cub Scouts Meet
7:00 PM
at LeValley UMC
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   

June Library News

     This month we have reviews of two new books to our shelves and one that we have had for a few years.  First is the nonfiction selecion from the UMW shelves--The Weight of Mercy--A novice Pastor on the City Streets by Deb Richardson-Moore. It is an unvarnished look at the first few years she served as pastor of the Triune Mercy Center in Greeville, SC.  After 27 years of being a local journalist, Richardson-Moore goes to seminary and accepts a post at a run-down inner city church where homeless gather.  The account tells of the ups and downs, learning who to trust, what programs assist and what programs only seem to enable, and throught it all--grace, mercy, hope and trying to discren where Jesus is leading.  She does a wonderful job of putting faces and stories to the population Jesus called 'least of these.' 

     Our second selection is a autobiography by New York journalist Dominic Carter entitled No Momma's Boy.  It speaks of his early childhood at the hands of his paranoid schizophrenic mother who abused him and how his aunts and grandmother step in to help.  He speaks of the burden of keeping much of his life hidden and how revealing what he went through has brought some freedom and room for healing and forgiveness.

     'What marks the boundary between a miracle of God and the imagination of a child' is open to the reader to decide in When Mockingbirds Sing a novel by Billy Coffey.  Leah a 9 year old girl moves with her psychologist Dad and stay at home Mom to a small southern town.  She is a lonely child because of her stutter and extreme shyness.  She paints beyond her ability prophetic pictures that forshadow events.  Leah attributes her ability to foretell the future to an invisible friend she calls the Rainbow Man.  As this story unfolds the town must decide to follow what it knows or take the step of following Leah and the unseen things she believes.

     Hope you enjoy one of these selections or one of the many our cart and library offer this month.

Karen Wambaugh--Librarian