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An Orthodox presence in mid-Michigan

St. Herman's new home is located at the crossroads  of Barry, Eaton and Ionia counties. 

We are in rural Woodbury, just east of the resort and farming community of Lake Odessa, one block north of the intersection of  state highways M-66, M-50 and M-43. 

Christians have been praying in our beautiful building for over a hundred years, for it was built as a United Brethren church.  The building, like many of the people who worship within it, is finding conversion to Orthodoxy a  joyful and natural process.  Our new church looks like it was built to be an Orthodox church.

As of 2007, we are the only Orthodox community of any kind in central Michigan between Lansing and Grand Rapids.

From Grand Rapids and the west

Take I-96 east,

Take Exit # 67 (M-66 / Ionia-Battle Creek)

Go south 6 miles to Woodbury.  Cross RR tracks.

Make a left onto Maple St., 3rd street after RR tracks

Go one block..

(Estimated travel from 28th St.: 32 miles / 35 minutes)


from Lansing and the capital district

Take I-96 west to M-43 west (exit 23a to Grand Ledge).

After the village of Sunfield, M-43 will join M-50. 

Continue west on M-43/M-50 approx. 1 mile to M-66.

At the M-66 intersection (a blinking light),make a right (go north).

Go one block to Maple St., make a right.  The church is on the right.

Go one block.  The church is on your right.  

(Estimated travel: >30 miles / 37 minutes.)

from Charlotte and the south-east

From Interstate 69, take the Charlotte/Rte 50 exit.

After going through Charlotte, go 20 rural miles to the intersection with M-43, a blinking light.

Make a left (go west) on Rte 43 and continue approx. one mile to the intersection with M-66, another blinking light.

Make a right onto M-66.  The church is prominently visible from the road.

Make the first right onto Maple.  The church is on the right.

from Battle Creek and the south

Take M-66 N past Nashville.

Continue to Woodbury and M-50/M-43  intersection, (a blinking light).

The church is prominently visible from the intersection.    

Continue north on M-66 one block to Maple St. 

Make right onto Maple St.  The church is on the right.

Go one block.  

(Estimated travel: 33 miles / 47 minutes)

from Ionia and the north

Take M-66 south 12 miles to Woodbury.

Cross railroad tracks. 

Make left onto Maple St., ( 3rd street on left)

Go one block.

(estimated travel time: 20 minutes)


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