In 1834, Silas Arnold first held meetings of the Methodist Episcopal Church in his fatherís log house in Ionia Michigan.

In 1873, a church was erected for the congregation on Main St. in Ionia. Sadly a fire completely destroyed this structure in 1930.



Despite the depression, a new church was built in 1932.


A Short History of Ionia First
United Methodist Church
Today, 85 years later, the Ionia First United Methodist Church is still growing to meet the needs of its congregation and community.


In 2009 we celebrated our 175th Anniversary here at Ionia First
Marilyn Nash's entry in the March ~ April 2009 newsletter

A short video of the fire can be viewed by clicking HERE

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Contact Us:
Ionia First
United Methodist Church
105 East Main St
Ionia, Michigan
48846
Phone: 616-527-1860

E-mail: ioniafirst@gmail.com
Office hours:
Monday through Friday
9 AM-11 AM

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Sunday Service 9:30 AM

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