Churches announce services and programs




ESCANABA — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Pastor is David Shaffer.

Monday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Wednesday Night Bible Study is at 7 p.m.

The youth service begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Kids Jam, for ages four and older, will include Bible stories, games, crafts, and snacks. For more information about Kids Jam, call 420-2076.

The Family Life Center is located at 117 Stephenson Ave. For more information, contact Pastor Shaffer at 789-4314.



ESCANABA — Sunday worship services will take place at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and nursery is available for both services. A variety of children and adult discipleship groups are offered in both small and large group settings with specific needs in mind. “Connections” fellowship will be held immediately after each service.

Men’s Bible study gathers Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Christian men’s fellowship coffee hour follows at 8:15 p.m. at Culver’s.

The ladies luncheon is held on the second Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stonehouse.

On Wednesday, youth groups, Royal Rangers, girl’s ministries, adult Bible study, and life groups will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nursery is available.

Celebrate Recovery is on Thursday, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. for fellowship. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

The men’s breakfast is held on the last Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at the church.

To listen to sermons online, view the current bulletin and calendar of events, sign up for Life Groups, or for more information, go to the church’s Web site at, visit them on Facebook, or call their office at 786-3858.



ESCANABA — Sunday morning prayer starts at 8 a.m., followed by fellowship until 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. with two classes for adults, “Fundamentals of the Faith” and “Love or Die.” Younger children meet for “Generations of Grace.” Pre-worship prayer and meditation begins at 10:30 a.m. The worship service follows at 10:45 a.m. Nursery is available.

Kids for Truth Family Ministry meets Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The program is for preschool children up to sixth grade. Transportation is available.


GLADSTONE — Worship services will be held at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday. Fellowship time will take place at 10:30 a.m., and Grace Kids will meet at 11 a.m. for children in nursery through fifth grade.

Student ministries for sixth-12th graders will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

To schedule an appointment with one of Grace Church’s pastors, or for more information regarding Life Groups and men’s and women’s Bible study groups, contact the church at 428-1331.

The office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Little Light of Mine Preschool and Childcare Center is a fully-licensed preschool/childcare center offered at Grace Church. Preschool is offered for three-and four-year-olds during the school year, and year-round childcare services are offered Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Director Myrna Hughes at 428-9482.



BARK RIVER — Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. with classes for all ages. The worship service follows at 11 a.m. Youth group for grades seventh through 12 meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Sunday evening service takes place at 7 p.m.

Men’s and ladies Bible studies meet Monday evening at 7 p.m., and ladies Bible study also meet Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m.

Awana for grades kindergarten through sixth grades takes place on Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Men’s Wild Game Dinner is scheduled for Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are required and available at no cost by contacting the church.

More information is available by contacting us at 466-2486, emailing us at or visiting our website at


ROCK — Worship service is from 10 a.m. to noon.

Tuesday Women’s Study, “Women of the Bible,” is at 10 a.m.

At 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday study, “Stranger on the Road to Emmaus,” which relates the story of the Bible. Kid’s club is held the first and third Wednesdays, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Men high school age and up, mark your calendars to drop by Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Men from all churches in the area are invited to enjoy food and fellowship with each other. Those wanting to attend must call ahead to make sure there is enough food for everyone.

For questions, contact Pastor Adam Hamill at 356-6133.



ESCANABA — Sunday service begins at 10 a.m. Reading room hours are offered before and after service and are open to the public. Sunday school is available on request.

The church is located at 325 S. 13th St. For more information, call 786-6644 or visit or



ESCANABA — Contemporary praise and worship service and children’s ministry are offered at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The evening service is at 6 p.m.

Wednesday evening classes for all ages start at 7 p.m.

If transportation to and from the church is needed, call 428-9445 at least one hour prior to services.

Pastor Tony Morrison responds to requests for home visits and personal prayers. Call 428-9445.

The church is located at 612 2nd Ave S.



ESCANABA — Sunday worship begins with Sacrament meeting at 10 a.m. for all the family, followed by Sunday school for youth and adults, primary for the children at 11:20 a.m. Priesthood, Relief Society, Young Women and Young Men’s meetings begin at 12:10 p.m.

The church is located at 1315 9th Ave. S. For more information, call President Wesley Schmidt, (224)616-1933, Full-time missionaries at (715)207-5882, or the Church at 786-0370.



ESCANABA — Sunday school is held at 9:30 a.m., followed by the morning worship service with Pastor George Chouinard at 11 a.m. Evening service is at 6 p.m.

Wednesday activities include a soup and sandwich supper and seminar beginning at 6:30 p.m. Prayer follows at 7:30 p.m. “Caravan,” a scouting program for children age four through sixth grade, meets at 7 p.m. Contact Bethany Chouinard at 789-9389.




COOKS — Sunday worship services are as follows: Fayette, 9 a.m.; Garden, 10 a.m.; and Cooks 11 a.m. Cooks Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and breakfast at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Parish prayer meeting is from 7:30 to 9 at the parsonage.

The youth group meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Cooks.

Parish growth group meets Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the parsonage. Please call first.

Contact Pastor Lon M. Hider at 644-2618 or email



RAPID RIVER — Sunday worship will take place at 10:30 a.m. A special offering will be taken for “Walk for Warmth.” Sunday School for 8th grade through adults will meet at 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, and Sunday School for kindergarten through seventh grade will meet after the Children’s Message. The service will be followed by a church council meeting.

Lent begins on March 1, and the Rapid River Congregational Church will be collecting for the Heifer project. Ark banks will be made available on Feb. 26, and will be collected on April 23.



MANISTIQUE — The seventh Sunday after the Epiphany will celebrated at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Angus Wright with presiding.

For more information, call Deacon Sallie Diller at (906) 283-3268.

The church is handicapped accessible.


GLADSTONE — Holy Eucharist will be celebrated beginning at 10 a.m. The Rt. Rev. Robert Flaminio will preside and preach at the service. Childcare is available along with church school for the younger ages. Youth group will meet at 2 p.m. at the church.

Volunteers for various outreach programs are needed for the Bay College Monday Meals, Saturday Noon Luncheons at the Salvation Army, and the Monday Meals at Community Christ for St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry. Visitors and members are encouraged to sign up at Trinity for Walk for Warmth on Saturday, Feb. 25.

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GLADSTONE — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Nursery care is provided every Sunday during worship service.

A board meeting will be held at the church on Monday.

Wednesday night activities include: homework at 5 p.m., dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., with everyone welcome, and youth group classes for grades kindergarten through twelfth grade will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Pastor is Rev. Nathan Langager, and the youth director is Tana Porath.

The church office is open from 12 until 4 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

The church is located at 305 S. 9th St. For more information, contact them at (906)428-2848 or They can also be found on the web and on Facebook.



PERKINS — Worship on Sunday begins at 9:15 a.m. and is led by Pastor Diane Srutowski. Coffee hour follows worship. Sunday school is at 11 a.m.

The quilters meet on Thursday at 10 a.m.

For additional information about church activities, contact Pastor Diane Srutowski at (906)420-1234 or Bethany is also listed on Facebook.


RAPID RIVER — Worship services for this weekend will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school classes will meet at 10:30 a.m.

The church office will be closed Monday while Pastor Steve attends the professional leaders event at Fortune Lake Camp.

Dartball meets Tuesday at 7:30 p.m at Calvary.

Calvary Quilters will meet Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. New quilters and helpers are always welcome.


ESCANABA — Worship on the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany will be at 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday with the celebration of Holy Communion. Youth faith formation classes for confirmation and Sunday school students will be held on Sunday at 9 a.m. Coffee and goodies will be served from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The church council will meet immediately after Sundays worship.

The Joy Book Club will meet on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Students of Lay School meet Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. Quilters gather to sew quilts for Lutheran World Relief Wednesday at 9 a.m. Bible study will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

All are invited to join the staff for coffee from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday. Thursday Theology will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. The youth will have a lock-in on Thursday beginning at 7 p.m.


ESCANABA — Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Family worship will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Bible study is held on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m in the lower level of the church., studying the Book of II Timothy.


ROCK — Worship and Sunday school begins at 8:45 a.m., with Pastor Rell Spickerman leading the service. Coffee and fellowship follow.

Faith Filled News items are due on Tuesday.

On Thursday, quilting is from 9 a.m. to noon. Faith Filled News will be assembled at 10:00. WOW is from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Because We Care for February is Walk for Warmth, which helps people in Delta County pay their heating bills.

For more information, please call the office at 356-6225.


GLADSTONE — Worship with Holy Communion takes place at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, with Terry Frankenstein presiding. The Property Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Sunday school for kindergarten through fifth grades and HALO (Hour of Adult Learning Opportunities) for adults will begin at 9:15 a.m. A Hot Dish Cook-Off will follow the 10:30 a.m. service. First Lutheran will host Hope at the Inn beginning Sunday evening.

On Tuesday, the Sewing Circle will gather at 9:00 a.m. and Clergy Text Study will meet at 10:30 a.m. The Welcome Team will meet at noon.

Bible study will meet on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. The Chancel Choir will rehearse and Confirmation Class will meet at 7 p.m.

First Lutheran Church is located at 1212 Minneapolis Ave. in Gladstone. For more information, call 428-4565 or visit their website at


TRENARY — Sunday worship begins at 8:45 a.m. Holy Communion will be served. Lectors are Rose Robinson and Terrie Peters. Refreshments will follow the service. Sunday school for all children begins at 11 a.m.

For more information, call the church office at 446-3446.


ESCANABA — Worship with Holy Communion will be held at 10:30 a.m. Church council and convention delegates for 2017 will be installed, and the guest speaker will be Lisa Temple of Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp in Crystal Falls. Everyone is welcome. Sunday school, confirmation, and choir practice will begin at 9 a.m. Adult Bible study will be held at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided every Sunday for children five years and younger during worship services. Fellowship/coffee hour begins at 11:30 a.m. The Cub Scout Pinewood Derby will take place at 12:30 p.m. At 8 p.m., the AA meeting takes place in the church lounge.

On Monday, XYZ will take place at noon, and the Church Council and the Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, the sewing circle meets at 9 a.m.

The AA meeting will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

On Thursday, Bible study will be held at 7:15 p.m.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, VA support groups will meet.

For more about Immanuel, visit the church’s website at


ESCANABA — The youth group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.

The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany will be celebrated with the traditional service being held at 8 a.m., and a contemporary service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study will take place at 9:15 a.m. Confirmation classes will meet at noon. Sunday will be the deadline for “The Gathering” in Roselle, Ill., which is open to 7-12 grade students. Cost will depend on the number of interested youth. The Financial Peace University class will begin at 6:30 p.m. This is Dave Ramsey’s new 9 week course.

On Tuesday, Men’s and Women’s Bible Study will meet at 5:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, the praise team will meet at 7 p.m.

On Thursday, men’s Bible study will be held at 6:30 a.m.

On Saturday, Feb. 25, the youth group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Our Savior Lutheran Church is located at 2401 N. Lincoln Road in Escanaba. The church’s Facebook page is “Our Savior Lutheran Church.” The church’s pastor is Rev. Al Schubert, II. Jennifer Becker is the director of Christian education.


BARK RIVER — Sunday worship with full communion is at 10 a.m. This week’s text is from Matthew 5:38-48. Confirmation classes start at 9 a.m. Coffee fellowship will follow the service. A council meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m.

On Tuesday, the men’s ecumenical “Chat and Chew” will meet at the Firekeeper’s Restaurant at 8 a.m. The local TOPS club meets at the church at 5:30 p.m., and choir practice will be held at 6 p.m.

Salem quilters gather on Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m., Salem B.L.A.S.T. will be held at 3:30 p.m., and the Cancer Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Adult Bible study is on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.



ESCANABA — Worship services for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany will be held on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8 and 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Paul Doletzky leading the services. Bible class and Sunday school will begin at 9:15 a.m.

On Tuesday, Bible class will meet at 10 a.m.

On Wednesday, Catechism class begins at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 5:40 p.m.

On Thursday, the Women’s Service Group will meet at 1 p.m.

For more information on services and the church, go to or contact the church at 786-0363.


HYDE/POWERS — The Seventh Sunday of Epiphany will be celebrated at the 8:30 a.m. worship service. Pastor Ronald Zindler will preach on the Epistle for this day, 1 Corinthians 4: 1-5. There will also be a children’s sermon for the younger ones present. Visitors are welcome. Coffee and conversation will follow the service at St. Paul’s.

St. Paul’s sister parish, Grace Lutheran in Powers, will have the same service at their 9:15 a.m. CDT service.

Catechism class for sixth through eighth grades continues on Wednesday afternoon at the parsonage, starting at 3:45 p.m.

Adult Bible study meets on Friday beginning at 10 a.m. in the lower classroom.

To learn more about the Bible or about St. Paul’s or Grace, please call Pastor Zindler at 553-7321.


STONINGTON — Sunday morning worship service begins at 11:15 a.m. Quilting takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Monday. Adult Bible study is held every other Monday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Contact Pastor Diane for details.

For additional information about church activities, contact Pastor Diane Srutowski at (906)420-1234 or Trinity is also listed on Facebook.



ESCANABA — The women’s group meets in Room 9 at 9:15 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages begin at 9:30 a.m. Coffee fellowship is at 10 a.m., followed by the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Nursery is available during the worship service. Pastor’s Sunday message is “Now, Your Reward.” A Noisy Offering will take place during the service. The Youth Group will meet at 7 p.m. in Room 8.

WDBC Radio 680AM airs the 10:30 a.m. worship service each Sunday.

Tuesday morning Bible study with Pastor Elise meets at 9:30 a.m. in the lounge. Study is based on the Scriptures used in Sunday worship. Cards with the scriptures are on the gathering area table. The “Loving Fingers” Quilting group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Room 9. New quilters are always welcome.

Wednesday Bible study meets at 6 p.m. in the lounge.

February’s Lunch With the Pastor will be held on Thursday. This is open to students in grades 10-12.


ESCANABA — Today, the women will meet for breakfast at the Family Inn at 9 a.m. The Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m., and Sunday school for youth and adults is at 10:45 a.m. The cribbage tournament that was postponed in January will take place in the social hall at 4 p.m. Bring a cribbage board (or other game), a snack, and a good spirit of fun!

The ladies of First United Methodist Church and Bark River United Methodist will have a “Just for Fun” potluck at the home of Sandy Bennetts at 6 p.m. Monday. Monday is also the deadline for the newsletter. There will be no handbell practice this week.

The Chancel Choir will practice at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.


MANISTIQUE — Adult Sunday school will be held at 9:45 a.m. Worship will take place at 11 a.m., followed by a coffee hour. Childcare will be available in the fellowship hall during the service.

A prayer meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Bible study will be held at 2 p.m.

Hymn sings are held on the first Monday of each month at a local medical care facility.

Pasty sales are held on the second Wednesday and Thursday of each month.

Office hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, contact the church at (906)341-6662 or visit


GLADSTONE — Sunday worship services will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. A staffed nursery is available during Sunday school and the 10:30 a.m. service. The “noisy offering” for Heifer Project, International will be collected, and the youth will serve as ushers, greeters, liturgist, and reader.

On Wednesday, quilting and knitting will begin at 9 a.m. Christian education classes for children, youth and adults will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Glory Ringers practice at 6 p.m., and Jubilee Choir practices at 7 p.m.

Thursday is the newsletter deadline. The Thursday morning Bible study is at 10 a.m.

On Sunday, Feb. 26, everyone is invited to Timberdoodle Lodge for winter fun starting at 2 p.m.

Memorial’s Clothes Closet is open each Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gently used clothing is available for all.

For more information, contact the church by email at or visit the website at



(Free Methodist)

GLADSTONE — Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, followed by the morning worship service with Pastor Jason Marsh at 11 a.m. Junior Church and nursery are provided.

A collection of nonperishable food items for the Salvation Army Food Pantry is ongoing.


TRENARY — Sunday worship begins at 9 a.m. and Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m. Fellowship hour with coffee and snacks will follow the service.



ESCANABA — Sunday services are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. with prayer time a half hour before each service. Sunday school is also at 10 a.m.

Mid-week service with prayer time is Wednesday at 7 p.m. The youth also meet at 7 p.m.


ESCANABA — Bible classes for all ages meet at 10 a.m. Sunday. Worship with Dave Grant is at 11 a.m.

Let the Bible Speak is a TV Bible study at 10 a.m. every Sunday on WLUC TV-6. The web page provides opportunities for home study materials. Check it out at

The church family invites the public to join us for our weekly family night on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., with supper being provided, and then activities beginning at 6 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Closet is open to the public every first Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Non-perishable food, clothing and household items free of charge are offered.

The church is located at 5079 18th Road in the Soo Hill area of Escanaba. For more information, call (906)233-0065.



FORD RIVER — Pastor Jay’s adult Sunday school classes start at 9 a.m. Worship service is at 10 a.m. Junior church and nursery are provided. Coffee and fellowship follow the service.

Prayer meeting is held Thursday at 6 p.m.

There are alternating Men’s and Women’s Prayer breakfasts on the third Saturday of each month.

There are ongoing Bible studies. Call the church at 786-0747 for more details.

Pastor Jay’s sermons are available at under “media.”



ESCANABA — Sunday school for all ages is at 9 a.m. The worship service follows at 10 a.m. Pastor Mark Highum will deliver the message titled, “Not a Fan-Choosing Intimacy.” Holy Communion is offered, and junior church is available.

The women’s Bible study is on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The new study will be the Book of St. Peter. Mary G. is the contact person at 786-4133.

There is a youth ministry, The Vision, on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. It is open to all junior and senior high students. Call Terry at 789-4301 with any questions.

The sewing/quilting group meets on Thursday at 1 p.m. For more information, call Mary P. at 786-1997.

A second women’s Bible study takes place twice monthly on Saturday at 9 a.m. Call Heather at 786-1027 for the location.


ESCANABA — Worship services start at 10:30 a.m., and nursery is provided. Classes for K-12 are offered during the sermon.

Men’s and women’s Bible study on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Men’s Connect meets the last Saturday of every month for breakfast, Bible study and to do projects.

Dale Ecklid is the interim pastor.

The church is located at 201 N. 12th St., just a block north of Ludington St. Contact or phone/text 906-280-4481 for more information.


WATSON — Sunday morning worship service will begin at 10 a.m. Coffee and fellowship will follow the service.

For information about the church, call 238-4252.



ESCANABA — Sunday morning worship begins at 10 a.m. with a message by Pastor Lobsinger. Sunday school for adults and children will be followed by prayer for the sick. Food, games and fun will follow the worship service.

Bible study with Pastor Lobsinger takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Anyone with questions on the Bible is asked to call 789-6335.



ESCANABA — A worship service for the Seventh Sunday in ordinary time will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. The service will be led by Elder John Klim and liturgist Jill Martin; additionally, Bill Rinne and Music Director D. Anne Wood will give a musical offering. A DVD study for youth will be held at 9 a.m. Childcare with Bible stories will be available from 10 a.m. to noon for children aged infant to preschool.

The church, which is ADA-accessible, is located at 9th Street and 1st Avenue South.




ESCANABA — Bible study for all ages begins Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Worship hour follows at 11 a.m. Copies of the weekly message are available.

The Community Service Center food pantry adjacent to the church is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday and Saturday.

Prayer meeting takes place Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the school.

Christian school is available for grades K-8. Grades 1-8 meet from 8 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Kindergarten meets from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.



ESCANABA — Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Worship hour follows at 11 a.m.

Social service assistance is available 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the Community Services Building.

The Soup Kitchen is open 12 to 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.





ESCANABA — The UU Fellowship meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Bonifas Arts Center, 700 1st Ave. S., studio entrance, every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Child care and education are provided, and socialization precedes and follows the service.

Unitarian Universalism is an open-minded, welcoming faith that draws on many religious traditions. Inclusive to all ages, classes, personal differences, races/ethnicities and spiritual beliefs, all are welcome in their search for spiritual truth and meaning. Refer to, (906)241-5373,, or Facebook for more information.



ESCANABA — Zazen, sitting meditation; kinhi, walking meditation; and Dharma discussion take place on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bonifas Arts Center. Use the studio entrance.

For more information, refer to