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.
Wednesday summer ministries will be at Besse Park in Escanaba at 6:30 p.m. Hot dogs and chips will be provided. Bring a dish to pass if you like. Youth (grades 7th-12th) will continue to meet at New Life from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Adult Bible study will continue to meet from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in room 13. Nursery will not be available on Wednesday nights during the summer but will resume in the fall.
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.
Children ages five to 12 are invited to join us for our Vacation Bible school, “Maker Fun Factory,” on July 24-28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at New Life.
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 website 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. Contact the church or Pastor Jon for more information.
Trunk Treasures is a free Garage sale from car trunks in the church parking lot for the community. It will be held on Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to noon.
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 Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 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 begins at 11 a.m., with a brunch following the service. A free-will donation will be taken for those attending the Ark Encounter trip. Youth group for grades 7th-12th meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Evening service takes place at 7 p.m.
Online registration is now open for the July 9-13 Vacation Bible School. Children going in grades K-6th grade can register at barkriverbiblechurch.myanswers.com/vbs.
Visit the website at barkriverbiblechurch.com, e-mail email@example.com, or call 466-2486 for more information.
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.
Vacation Bible School will be held on June 12-16, from 10 a.m. to noon for preschool through sixth grade. There will be Bible stories, games, music crafts, snacks and much more.
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 First Day after Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Angus Wright 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 — Trinity Sunday will be celebrated at the 10 a.m. service. Rev. David Simmons will preside, and Richard Rusch will 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. Rt. Rev. Rayford Ray, Bishop of The Diocese of Northern Michigan will preside and preach at the service. Childcare is available each Sunday. Vestry follows the service. A breakfast sponsored by the youth will take place following the service. At 2 p.m., those attending the Episcopal Youth Event will gather at Trinity Church.
Volunteers are needed for various outreach programs including the Saturday Noon Salvation Army Luncheons. For more information, contact Maria Maniaci at 428-4116. Non-perishable food items are welcome each Sunday.
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. All are welcome.
The Sunday morning worship service airs each week from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on WCHT AM 600 and FM 105.5.
Monday evening worship service is at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel of the education building, which is air conditioned. Boy Scout Troop 408 will meet at 7 p.m.
The friendship club will have a catered meal in the fellowship hall at noon on Tuesday. A staff meeting will be held at 2 p.m.
Quilting will take place in the fellowship hall on Wednesday at 9 a.m.
The 10th grade confirmation class will take a trip to Chicago on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Vacation Bible School will be held Tuesday through Friday at Trinity Lutheran in Stonington, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dr. Soderberg will hold a skin cancer screening on Saturday, June 17.
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.
RAPID RIVER — Worship for Holy Trinity Sunday is Saturday at 6 p.m., and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Mary Groleau will be the guest organist at this service. There will be a brief meeting for council members after the worship service.
Vacation Bible School begins Tuesday. Transportation will leave Calvary at 8:30 a.m. for the Stonington site. Call the church office today if you still wish to register.
Calvary quilters meet Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon. New quilters and helpers are always welcome.
ESCANABA FREE (AFLC)
ESCANABA — Family worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m., in the church sanctuary.
Bible study is on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the church, 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.
Bible study is on Tuesday at 7 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. “The Older the Better” is the title and will continue for the next two weeks.
Quilting is from 9 until noon on Thursday., with WOW at 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Because We Care for June is Tri-County Safe Harbor which provides services and support for Victims of Domestic Violence and Stalking in Delta, Menominee, and Schoolcraft Counties. (906) 789-9207
For more information, please call the church office at 356-6225.
GLADSTONE — Worship with Holy Communion will take place on Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Tom Otis presiding. The Christian ed team will meet at 9 a.m. and there will be a coffee hour following the 10:30 a.m. worship service.
On Tuesday, the Sewing Circle gathers at 9 a.m., and clergy text study meets at 10:30 a.m. The welcome team will meet at noon. The Tuesday session of pastor’s class will begin at 7 p.m., call the office to sign up.
The Wednesday session of pastor’s class will meet at 11:30 a.m. Charity Circle will meet at the Oaks at 6 p.m.
On Saturday First Lutheran will serve lunch at the Salvation Army at noon.
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 — Care Ministry will be sponsoring the Salvation Army meal at noon today.
Holy Trinity Sunday will be celebrated during the traditional service at 8 a.m. and the contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible study will be at 9:15 a.m., with Harry Steffens ,who serves as a Global Outreach Missionary in Asia, based in Hong Kong.
The elders will meet at the church on Tuesday at 6 p.m., with the church council meeting at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, the men’s Bible study will meet at 6:30 a.m. The youth group will meet at Culver’s for ice cream and a Bible study, from 6 to 7 p.m. See DCE Jennifer Becker for more information. The “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage,” will be not be held this week.
BARK RIVER — Sunday worship with full communion is at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. This week’s text is from Matthew 28:16-20. A coffee fellowship will take place.
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.
Adult Bible study will take place on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Vacation Bible School will take place from, June 19-23, for ages three through sixth grade call the office to register.
ESCANABA — Bible Study will be at 9:15 a.m. Worship services for the First Day after Pentecost will be held at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Paul Doletzky leading the services. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services.
Worship service, with Holy Communion will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.
Bible class meets at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. The church council will meet at 7 p.m.
For more information on services and the church, go to www.salemescanaba.org or contact the church at 786-0363.
HYDE/POWERS — The First Sunday of Pentecost, also the Festival of Holy Trinity, will be celebrated at St. Paul’s 8:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Pastor Ronald Zindler will preach on the Gospel reading Matthew 28: 16-20, and how Jesus showed the power and love of the Triune God. 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. After Grace’ service, the membership information class will continue with lesson 9.
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.
Ladies’ Aid meetings take place on the second Tuesday of the month. For time and location, call Pastor Diane Srutowski at (906)420-1234 or email at email@example.com.
For additional information about church activities, contact Pastor Diane Srutowski at (906)420-1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Trinity is also listed on Facebook.
ESCANABA — Bring a chair, a blanket, or a cup of coffee and join us beginning Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on Aronson Island as we begin our sunrise beach services. All are welcome. In case of rain, we will meet in the church chapel.
Sunday school classes are over until the fall. 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 “Everything Happens for a Reason.”
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.
ESCANABA — On this Trinity Sunday, worship is at 9:30 a.m. Communion will be served during the service and this is open to all. A special offering will be taken for Peace with Justice, which is used to support programs such as camps for at-risk children, conflict resolution, and other areas.
Camp Michigamme Day is Saturday, June 17, with the camping season beginning on Sunday, June 18 with Senior High Camp. Contact the church office for registration information for this and other camps during the summer.
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 — The rummage and bake sale is today, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rummage sale will continue to stay set up so that you can find more treasures on Monday and Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rummage sale will be packed up on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Sunday morning worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. New members will be joining; youth will be confirmed, and high school graduates will be recognized. In addition, we will be celebrating Pentecost (wear red) and also “Peace With Justice Sunday.”
On Monday, the finance committee meets at 6 p.m., and the church council meets at 7 p.m.
A Vacation Bible School organizational meeting will be hold on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
The companions study continues meeting at 11:15 a.m. on Thursdays.
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 email@example.com 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. The monthly board meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
There are alternating Men’s and Women’s Prayer breakfasts on the third Saturday of each month. March 2016 is ladies’.
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 — Sunday school is on hiatus until September. The worship service, led by Terry Steinmetz, is at 10 a.m. Pastor Mark Highum will deliver the message, and Keith Mattson will give the Holy Communion meditation.
The women’s Monday evening Bible study will resume after the summer vacation. If there are questions about occasional meetings of the youth group, The Vision, call Terry at 789-4301.
Contact Mary P. at 786-1997 for information on the sewing/quilting group.
There is a campfire on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Steinmetz home. Bring your lawn chairs, drinks, and snacks to share.
A women’s Bible study takes place twice monthly on Saturday at 9 a.m. Call Heather at 786-1027 for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Communion is offered the second Sunday of each month.
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 11 a.m.
Bible study takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday.
ESCANABA — The 10:30 a.m. worship service of this Trinity Sunday will be led by Pastor Bo Lange and liturgist Amanda Kuenzl. A musical offering will be given by Bill Rinne and music director D. Ann Wood. Childcare with Bible stories will be available from 9:30 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 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 email@example.com, (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/.