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

LIBRARY NEWS SEPTEMBER

In the past biography was one of the largest read genres of literature. So this month we havve a biography, autobiography and a fiction selection for you to consider. 

The autobiography is The Silence of the North by Olive A. Fredrickson.  It is an amazing true story of  a woman and her exploits in Canada’s North Country.  Born in 1901, her father was a trapper and logger, her mother died when she was 9. Olive never lived close enough to a school to  attend and she  married at 19 to a trapper and a traveling man.  A few years later she is a widow with 3 young children trying to eek out a living in the wilderness.  There are stories of -50 degree days, hunting, fishing and the love of the wilderness. An interesting glimpse into a place and time long ago. 
 
Palace of Healing--The Story of Dr. Clara Swain, First Women Missionary Doctor and the Hospital she founded  in India. Dr. Clara Swain answered the call to be a  missionary doctor in 1870.  This book is not just about her story, but about the first 100 years and more of the hospital named for her.  It details how it expands and how it goes from being a women’s only hospital to include men and lastly how nationals take over more and more of the key positions.  It is an interesting look at how the face of and role of missions has changed through the years and how the Methodist women and World Church Service have played a part. 
 
Our last selection this month is The Litttle White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge.  First published in 1946 this gem of a book is enjoyable for readers in upper elementary and above.  There is fantasy and reality with rich detail. “Light-sunshine, moonlight and  shadows are used to catch the fantasy and spiritual quality in this parable of greed and pride overcome by innocence and good will.”  Fast and inspirational read. 
 
Hope you find something that you will enjoy spending your time reading. 
 
Karen Wambaugh Librarian