Services & Missions
Ionia First United Methodist Church supports many community services,
as well as national and international missions.

Mission for February


6 Lanes of Giving
(Click this link to watch a short video about our missions)

At our West Michigan Annual Conference, our church received the Helen Smith Hunger Award. This award recognizes one mid-size church in our conference who is outstanding in working to fight hunger in our community and around the world.
It is truly impressive that Ionia First has provided a weekly Soup Kitchen in Ionia for 16 years and collected the most funds for the Crop Walk for so long that we’ve lost track! So rejoice! Press on! It is clear that Ionia First has been a leader in mission giving and how the Conference knows about it, too!
CLICK HERE for a video of the presentation

Habitat for Humanity

Ionia Area Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry. Their goal is to build homes with families and sell houses at cost and no interest to families who are in need.

Soup Kitchen

Since 1991 Ionia First has made and served a wholesome community dinner once a week in our Fellowship Hall.

All are welcome to join us every Monday night at 6 PM.
To volunteer to help in this program contact:
Joan MacDonald
Food Pantry

We at Ionia First, along with many other local churches and organizations, donate food and funds to this  important group.
Housed at our sister church, Zion United Methodist Church, the Ionia Food Pantry helps to meet the nutritional needs of our community.


The pantry is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30
For More information call: 616-527-1910

Christian Service Center

Located on S. Depot St here in Ionia
The Christian Service Center distributes clothing and household items to the community.

Ionia First helps to staff center every fourth Wednesday of the month.

The Friends of Jesus Fund was established in response to local churches in Ionia that were unable to assist with the expensive needs present in the community.
Further difficulty came in determining the legitimacy of individual needs.
Without wanting to abdicate the individual churches God-given responsibility to care for the needy, this fund was created so the faith community could band together to meet greater needs.

EightCAP’s experience in doing adequate screening and needs assessment was welcomed as no individual church felt qualified for this work.


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

Office hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
9 AM-11:00 AM

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