Churches announce services and programs
FAMILY LIFE CENTER
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.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
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 NewLife906.com, 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. 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.
The first event of the Summer Oasis Program will be held on June 14.
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 Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be closed on Memorial Day.
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 services begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages, followed by the worship service at 11 a.m. There are no evening services this week.
A youth group-sponsored car wash will take place on June 3 at Classic Auto from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help raise funds for the trip to the Ark Adventure.
The annual church picnic will take place at the Bark River Sports Complex pavilion on June 4 following the morning service. Bring a dish to pass.
Operation Arctic Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 9-24. Make plans now to attend.
Visit the website at barkriverbiblechurch.com, e-mail email@example.com, or call 466-2486 for more information. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.
ROCK BIBLE CHAPEL
ROCK — Worship service is from 10 a.m. to noon.
Tuesday women’s study is at 10 a.m.
Kid’s club is held the first and third Wednesdays, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
For questions, contact Pastor Adam Hamill at 356-6133.
CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY
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 www.christianscience.com or www.spirituality.com.
CHURCH OF GOD
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.
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
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.
CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MANISTIQUE — The Seventh Sunday of Easter will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Rise Thew Forrester presiding.
For more information, call Rev. Angus Wright at (906)341-0022 or Deacon Sallie Diller at (906)283-3268.
The church is handicapped accessible.
ESCANABA — The Seventh Sunday of Easter will be celebrated at the 10 a.m. service. Rev. Laura Woodworth will preside and preach.
Wednesday Holy Eucharist service will be held at 10 a.m. in the chapel.
The Delta County Medical Loan Closet is located at St. Stephen’s. The Closet loans a wide variety of devices.
GLADSTONE — Holy Eucharist will be celebrated beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Robert Flaminio will preside, and the Rev. Charlie Mineau will preach. Church school begins at 10 a.m. Childcare is available each Sunday.
Composer and singer Michael Waite of Marquette will join Trinity on Sunday, June 11. Breaking Bread will take place Tuesday, June 6 at 6 p.m. at Jack’s Restaurant in Rapid River.
Non-perishable food items are always welcome on Sundays at Trinity. For more information about the Episcopal Church, please go to upepiscopal.org.
GLADSTONE — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Nursery care is provided every Sunday during worship service.
VBS Maker Fun Factory will be June 19-23. Register online at www.myvbs.org/UECCGladstone. Everyone is welcome.
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 email@example.com. They can also be found on the web and on Facebook.
ESCANABA — Summer worship will take place at 9:30 a.m. Coffee fellowship and goodies is at 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday.
The Sunday morning worship service airs each week from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on WCHT AM 600 and FM 105.5.
The church office will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
The MOPS leadership training will take place on Saturday, June 3, from 1 to 4 p.m.
On Sunday, June 4, worship is at 9:30 a.m. with a coffee fellowship to follow in the downstairs fellowship hall following the worship service.
The Ark Preschool is a licensed, non-profit, preschool for children 2 1/2 to 6 years old. It’s provided as a community ministry by Bethany Lutheran Church to all children regardless of their religious affiliation. The Ark continues to offer classes for children each Tuesday through Thursday in the education wing. For information or to register for the 2016-17 school year, call Chris Brzezenski at 428-1630 or Bethany Lutheran Church at 786-5410.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Bethany is also listed on Facebook.
ESCANABA FREE (AFLC)
ESCANABA — The Escanaba Free Lutheran Church will postpone Sunday school for all ages this week. Family worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m., with special music by Corine Cummings.
Bible study is on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., continuing the study in the book of Ezra.
ROCK — Worship and Sunday school begin at 8:45 a.m., with Pastor Rell Spickerman leading the Holy Communion service., with fellowship following.
Newsletter items are due on Tuesday and will be assembled on Thursday at 10 a.m.
Quilting is from 9 until noon on Thursday. WOW begins at 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Because We Care is Vacation Bible School. More information will be coming as it becomes available.
For more information, please call the church office at 356-6225.
GLADSTONE — Worship with Holy Communion will take place Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Tom Otis presiding.
The church office will be closed Monday for Memorial Day.
On Tuesday, the Sewing Circle gathers at 9 a.m., and clergy text study meets at 10:30 a.m.
On Wednesday, Bible study will meet at 9:30 a.m.
The worship and music committee will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday.
First Lutheran Church is located at 1212 Minneapolis Ave. in Gladstone. For more information, call 428-4565 or visit www.firstlutheran-gladstone.org.
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 — Choir will take place at 9 a.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Nursery care is provided every Sunday for children five years and younger during worship services. Fellowship/coffee hour begins at 11:30 a.m. At 8 p.m., the AA meeting takes place in the church lounge.
The office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday.
On Tuesday, the sewing circle meets at 9 a.m., and the property committee will meet at 7 p.m.
Youth and faith formation will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday an AA meeting will take place at 8 p.m.
Adult Bible study will not be held.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., VA support groups will meet on Friday.
Immanuel members will be hosting lunch at the Salvation Army on Saturday, June 3.
High school graduates will be honored on Sunday, June 4.
For more about Immanuel, visit the church’s website at www.immanuelconnection.org.
ESCANABA — The youth group will have an end of the year party from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the church today.
The Seventh Sunday of Easter will be celebrated during the traditional service at 8 a.m. and the contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. Joanna Elizabeth Forsberg, daughter of Jeff and Erin Forsberg, will be baptized during the 10:30 a.m. service; new members will also be taken in at this service. A potluck dinner will be held after the 10:30 a.m. service. The church’s 2017 graduates are Tanner Gagne and Samuel Schubert. Sunday school and adult Bible study will take place at 9:15 a.m. Sheets for the Viau’s meat fundraiser are due on Sunday — see a member of the church’s youth for a list of the special meat cuts available through this fundraiser.
The church office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day Monday.
On Wednesday, DCE Jennifer will have “Girl’s Day” for the girls in the youth group at her apartment from 6 to 8 p.m.
On Thursday, the men’s Bible study will meet at 6:30 a.m.
BARK RIVER — Sunday worship with full communion will be held at 10 a.m. This week’s text is from John 17: 1-11.
On Tuesday, the men’s ecumenical “Chat and Chew” meets at the Firekeeper’s Restaurant at 8 a.m. The local TOPS club meets at the church at 5:30 p.m.
Salem quilters gather at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Cancer Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m.
Adult Bible study will take place on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
HYDE/POWERS — The Ascension of Our Lord will be celebrated at St. Paul’s 8:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Pastor Ronald Zindler will preside and preach on Matthew 28: 20 and Jesus’ promise to be with those who follow Him – always. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will also be observed. Coffee and conversation will follow the service at St. Paul’s.
St. Paul’s sister parish, Grace Lutheran in Powers, will hold the same service at 9:15 a.m. CST. The family choir will be practicing at 10:20 a.m., followed by the Bible information class for those wishing to learn more about what the Bible says and what is taught at both Grace and St. Paul’s.
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 email@example.com. Trinity is also listed on Facebook.
ESCANABA — The women’s group meets in room 9 at 9:15 a.m. Sunday school classes are over until the fall. Coffee fellowship is at 10 a.m., followed by the 10:30 a.m. worship service with Communion. Nursery is available during the worship service. Pastor’s Sunday message is “Becoming One in Ministry.” The youth group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in room 8.
WDBC Radio 680AM airs the 10:30 a.m. worship service each Sunday.
The “Loving Fingers” quilting group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. in room 9. New quilters are always welcome.
Wednesday Bible study is over until fall.
Keep Pastor Elise and all pastors in the Detroit Conference in prayer this week as they gather for annual conference.
ESCANABA — On this Seventh Sunday of Easter, worship is at 9:30 a.m., and the Chancel Handbells will play during the service. Sunday school and choir practices are finished for the spring. This is the deadline for bringing supplies to the homeless shelter in Traverse City — items requested include washcloths, toothbrushes, combs/brushes, disposable razors, travel size deodorant, and men’s and women’s underwear. Pastor Ryan will be heading to the annual conference in Traverse City in the coming week, and will take these items along with other church offerings.
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 www.manistiquemethodist.info.
GLADSTONE — Sunday morning worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. A staffed nursery is available during the 10:30 a.m. service.
The missions committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Thursday Bible study will take place at 10 a.m.
The church building will be sprayed for bugs at 10 a.m. Friday. Please stay away from the building until at least 3 p.m. that day.
The annual rummage and bake sale will be held on June 9 and 10.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.gladstonechurch.org.
GLADSTONE — Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a fellowship time. The morning worship service with Pastor Jason Marsh begins at 11 a.m.
Church prayer hour is Wednesday at 11 a.m. Youth groups, along with the midweek Bible study, begin at 6 p.m., followed by prayer at 7 p.m.
Monthly game night is the last Friday of each month beginning at 6 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a treat to share.
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.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
ESCANABA — Bible classes for all ages meet at 10 a.m. Sunday, with worship at 11 a.m. Dave Grant presents a lesson from God’s Word during the worship.
The church produces Let the Bible Speak on WLUC TV-6. The thirty-minute Bible program is hosted by Dave Grant every Sunday morning at 10 a.m.
We’re starting our new year of lessons and activities for the Lads to Leaders (L2L). Families are invited to join us on Wednesday evenings for our activities in preparation for the annual awards ceremony. Everyone can participate, activities for all ages. We meet together for supper at 5:30 p.m. and activities begin at 6 p.m. Call Dave at 233-0065 for more information.
The church is planning a community picnic for Saturday, July 15 from 1 to 8 p.m. There will be activities, softball and volleyball games, craft table, food, campfire , and devotional. The public is invited. No cost to attend.
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.
Contact the church at 786-0747 for more information. Located at 3103 Hwy M-35, a couple miles south of the Ford River Bridge.
ESCANABA — The summer schedule has now begun, and Sunday school will be on hiatus until September. The worship service is at 10 a.m. and will be led by Mary Gavlek. Pastor Mark Highum will deliver the message from a series titled “A Word to the Wise.” Holy Communion will be offered.
The women’s Monday evening Bible will not meet on Memorial Day.
The youth ministry, The Vision, is taking time off with the summer schedule. Call Terry at 789-4301 with any questions.
For information on the Thursday sewing/quilting group, call Mary P. at 786-1997. For information on the Saturday morning women’s Bible study, call Heather at 786-1027.
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 email@example.com or phone/text 906-280-4481 for more information.
WATSON BIBLE CHAPEL
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 — Worship service is at 11 a.m. at The Quality Inn, 2603 N. Lincoln Road, Escanaba.
For more information about the church, call 241-6061, email Wellspring906@gmail.com, or visit www.wellspring906.com.
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 — The 10:30 a.m. worship service of the Seventh Sunday of Easter will be led by Pastor Bo Lange and liturgist Beth Wilson. A musical offering will be given by Bill Rinne and music director D. Ann Wood. 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.
BAY DE NOC AREA
ESCANABA — The UU Fellowship’s May 28th service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Bonifas Arts Center, 700 1st Avenue South studio entrance. Child care and religious education is provided for the service, and socialization precedes and follows the service.
Service leader and presenter will be Caitlin Kirchenwitz on the topic of “Awareness and Meditation in Everyday Life.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, (906) 241-5373, www.baydenocuu.org, or Facebook for more information.
LITTLE BAY ZEN
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 https://sites.google.com/site/escanabazen/.