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Ionia’s Zion United Methodist cleans up, rebuilds after fire

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The approximately 60-member congregation of Zion United Methodist Church are continuing to pick up the pieces after their 138-year-old church was extensively damaged in a fire.

Six fire departments responded to the blaze that started on the southeast side of the building at 423 W. Washington St. around 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 5, during the church’s weekly soup kitchen event.

Ionia students holding ‘Soup-er Bowl’ food drive

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Jefferson Elementary School’s effort aims to restock burned Ionia church’s food pantry

When the 137-year-old Zion United Methodist Church in Ionia caught fire on Jan. 5, more than a historic worship building was lost.

Nobody was injured in the blaze, but the Zion Community Food Pantry — an essential source of groceries for many families and individuals — was destroyed.

6 departments fight fire at downtown Ionia church

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No one injured in blaze at 137-year-old Zion United Methodist Church

A 137-year-old church continues to stand in downtown Ionia after six fire departments responded to and successfully extinguished a structure fire Thursday evening.