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 is 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 next event of the Summer Oasis Program will be held on July 12. Contact the church or Pastor Jon for more information.
Church in the Park will be held on Sunday, July 30 at 10 a.m. Services will be held by the large pavilion in Van Cleve Park in Gladstone.
Vacation Bible School will be July 31-Aug. 3, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Children aged kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to attend.
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.
Online registration is now open for the July 9-13 Vacation Bible School, which will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each of these days. Children going into K-6th grade can register at barkriverbiblechurch.myanswers.com/vbs.
All are invited to join us at Veterans Park in Spalding on July 16 at 10:30 a.m. (EST) for a service at the park. The Johnson’s bluegrass band will perform. The service will be followed by a baptism in the river and a picnic.
Visit the church’s 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.
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 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, 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 — The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated at the 10 a.m. service where Rev. Thelma Clarage will preside and preach.
The 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 Episcopal Diocese will preside. The Rev. Suzanne Ray will preach at the service. Church school begins at 10 a.m. Childcare is available each Sunday.
Volunteers are needed for various outreach programs including the Saturday Noon Salvation Army Luncheons, Bay College community dinners beginning in August, and Camp New Day. For more information, call 428-4116, and leave your name.
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.
Vacation Bible School 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 noon 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 are 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 Scouts Troop 408 will meet at 7 p.m.
The office will be closed for the 4th of July.
Quilting will take place in the fellowship hall on Wednesday at 9 a.m.
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 2017-18 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.
ROCK — Worship and Sunday School begin at 8:45 a.m. with Pastor Rell Spickerman leading the service. There will be a pot luck to follow in honor of Fanny’s 100th birthday. Join us in this celebration.
Quilters will meet on Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. The Food Pantry is from 2 until 4 p.m., and WOW meets from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
Because We Care is Camp STAR which is a grief camp for children ages 8-17 who have experienced the loss of a parent, friend, or loved one.
For more information, please call the 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 property committee will meet at 9 a.m.
The office will be closed for the 4th of July.
On Thursday, WELCA will take a mystery trip leaving at 1 p.m. Call the church office to sign-up. The worship and music committee will meet at 5 p.m.
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 be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, and worship will be held at 10:30 a.m. An AA meeting will be held in the church lounge at 8 p.m.
The Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday.
The office will be closed for 4th of July.
An AA meeting will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Bible study will meet on Thursday at 7:15 p.m.
VA support groups will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.
“Christmas in July” will be celebrated at worship on July 30. Everyone is invited to celebrate the birth of Christ when we do not have all the shopping, baking and decorating to do. A cookie/bake will take place after worship.
Vacation Bible school’s theme is “Reformation Round-up.” VBS will be held July 31-Aug. 3. It will begin at 5 p.m. with a kid-friendly dinner and program to follow with skits, games, crafts and lessons until 8 p.m. VBS is open to all children who are potty trained and comfortable to stay without parents. Contact the office for more information or registration form.
ESCANABA — The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 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.
The church office will closed for the celebration of Independence Day.
Men’s Bible study is Thursday at 6:30 a.m. AKTION Club meets at noon. “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage” will be held at 6:30 p.m.
DCE Jennifer and the OSL families and youth will enjoy a white water rafting through the Upper Peninsula with the Northwoods Adventures company (based out of Iron Mountain). The trip begins in Niagara, Wis. at 2:30 (CST). It is at a beginner skill lever. Each raft will have a highly-trained guide to help navigate.
BARK RIVER — Sunday worship with full communion is at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. This week’s text is from Matthew 10: 40-42. A coffee fellowship will take place.
The office will be closed for the 4th of July.
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.
STONINGTON — Sunday morning worship service begins at 11:15 a.m. Coffee Fellowship is held after worship on the first Sunday.
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 — Sunday school classes are over for the summer. 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 “God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle?”
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 Bibles study is over until fall.
Bring a chair, a blanket or a cup of coffee and join us Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. on Aronson Island for our sunrise beach service or join us at 10:30 a.m. at central church. All are welcome.
Pastor will be out of the office from July 4-9.
ESCANABA — Worship is at 9:30 a.m., with Pastor Edwardson continuing in a series of sermons based on readings from the Book of Romans. Communion will be part of the service, and this is open to all.
The summer study Tuesday morning will not be held due to the holiday and will resume next week at 9 a.m
The sign-up for the food tent for the Waterfront Art Festival is now in the lobby, and help is needed with workers as well as donations of baked goods to sell. Proceeds will go to mission areas.
For registration information for camps happening this summer at Camp Michigamme, contact the church office.
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 summer morning worship services is at 9:30 a.m. A staffed nursery is available.
On the 4th of July, we will be walking with our float in the parade, and will hand out water at the end of the parade route at the parsonage.
Every Thursday, starting at 5 p.m., people can pick up a brat or hot dog, a bag of chips, and a soda or water for $5 in Memorial’s parking lot.
On Saturday, July 8 at 11 a.m. the tent, puppet theater, and scenery will be set up for VBS.
Vacation Bible School will be July 16-20, from 5 to 8 p.m. Supper is included. All children, ages four to 11 are invited to attend.
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 mum.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. Communion on first Sunday. 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.
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 Mary Gavelk, is at 10 a.m. Guest speaker, Mike Olson, will deliver the message. Holy Communion will be offered, with meditation by Chuck Thompson.
Any questions about the youth ministry, The Vision, contact Terry at 789-4301
Call Mary P. at 786-1997 for more information concerning the sewing/quilting group.
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 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. Potluck is served the first Sunday of each month. 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 a.m. summer worship service of the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost will be led by Pastor Bo Lange and liturgist Carol McCall. 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 to 11:30 a.m. 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 noon 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 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/.