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.
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 start up for student ministries, (6th-12th grade) is on Wednesday, Sept. 13 with the annual fall kick-off event. Contact the church or Pastor Jon for more information.
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.
For more information, visit Grace906.com.
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.
RAPID RIVER — Sunday school for seventh graders through adults will start at 9:15 a.m. Worship service is at 10:30 a.m., with a review of VBS and a sermon on “The Lord’s Prayer.”
Bible study will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
MANISTIQUE — The Twelfth 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 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated at the 10 a.m. service where Rev. Cathy Clark 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 at 10 a.m. The Rev. Robert Flaminio will be the presider, and the preacher for the service will be The Rev. Paula Marvic. Childcare is available each Sunday.
Volunteers are needed for Bay College dinners, call 428-4116 and leave your name and phone number to volunteer. The next dinner is Monday. Desserts may be dropped off at Trinity Sunday.
For more info about the Episcopal Church, go to upepiscopal.org.
GLADSTONE — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Nursery care is provided every Sunday during worship service.
Pastor is Rev. Nathan Langager, and the youth director is Tana Porath.
The summer office hours are Monday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
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 — Family worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday school is on recess until after Labor Day, as well as Wednesday evening Bible study.
GLADSTONE — Worship with Holy Communion will take place on Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Dale Skogman presiding.
On Tuesday, the Sewing Circle gathers at 9 a.m., and clergy text study meets at 10:30 a.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 with Holy Communion will be held at 10:30 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. An AA meeting will be held in the church lounge at 8 p.m.
The Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, along with the property committee.
On Tuesday, sewing will meet at 9 a.m.
An AA meeting will be held at 8 p.m.
On Thursday, RICC will meet at 11 a.m., and Bible study will take place at 7:15 p.m.
VA support groups will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.
Rally day for “Sonday Funday” is Sept. 10. All children age three through 9th grade are welcome to attend. Registration materials can be gotten by calling 796-6771 or emailing email@example.com.
ESCANABA — The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated with a traditional service at 8 a.m. and a contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible study will take place at 9:15 a.m.
Sunday school will resume on “Rally Day” at 9:15 a.m. on Sept. 10. See DCE Noah Bauer for more information.
Men’s Bible study will take place on Thursday at 6:30 a.m.
Office hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
BARK RIVER — Sunday worship with full communion is at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. This is the last Sunday this season that we will have 8 a.m. service. Starting next week, only one service will be held at 10 a.m. This week’s text is from Matthew 16:13-20. Coffee fellowship will follow.
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.
ESCANABA — Worship services for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost will be held at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Paul Doletzky leading the services. Bible study will be at 9:15 a.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services.
Worship service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, with Holy Communion.
On Tuesday, Bible class will meet at 10 a.m.
For more information on services and the church, go to www.salemescanaba.org or contact the church at 786-0363.
HYDE/POWERS — The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated on “Parish Picnic” Sunday. There will be no service at 8:30 a.m. at the church. Instead, both St. Paul’s and Grace in Powers will be worshiping at the Powers’ Memorial Park Shelter on Hwy 2, just north of Powers. The service is casual and will begin at 10 a.m. (EST).
Pastor Ronald Zindler will continue the sermon series “Building Blocks for a Christian Home” based on Galatians 5:22. This week’s sermon text will be Joshua 24:14-18 with the building block “Faithfulness.”
Those coming are asked to bring a lawn chair if they like. Music for the service will be provided. The parish picnic will follow the worship service with grilled brats, hamburgers, and hot dogs. Families are asked to bring a dish or two to pass along with table service for their family. Singles can bring a bag of chips or desserts.
To learn more about the Bible or about St. Paul’s or Grace, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Trinity is also listed on Facebook.
ESCANABA — The worship service is at 9:30 a.m., and a time of coffee and fellowship follows the service. A special offering will be taken on behalf of Harbor Lights Church, to support our neighbor church. Pastor Ryan will continue his sermon series on Paul’s letter to the Romans.
The new Upper Room devotional magazine for September/October is available in the lobby of the church.
Items for The Salvation Army food pantry can be brought to the church, such as: peanut butter cereal, box meals, soup, spaghetti, and similar items are needed.
At Camp Michigamme there are Emmaus Walks for men and women in September as well as the Youth Fall Retreat. For more information, contact the church office at 786-3713.
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.
Tai Chi classes are being offered on Monday evenings at 5 p.m. Beginners always welcome. A donation per class helps support Camp Michigamme.
The missions committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
The newsletter deadline is Thursday.
On Saturday, Sept. 2, it is Memorial’s turn to prepare and serve lunch at Salvation Army’s Friendship Kitchen.
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 — A new adult Bible class is on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. Keith Cartwright will be teaching a course on the letter to the Colossian church. Bring your Bible. Keith has handouts and worksheets for each class. Dave Grant continues his presentations on the Book of Romans on Sundays at 11 a.m.
Families are invited to join us on Wednesday evenings for our activities. We meet together for supper at 5:30 p.m. and activities begin at 6 p.m. Everyone can participate, activities for all ages. A campfire will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 13, following the meal at 5:30 p.m. Jason Davis will lead the devotional. The public is welcome to join.
On Sunday, Sept. 3, Marc Sundquist will be the special guest speaker for the 11 a.m. worship service, presenting a lesson from God’s Word.
The Christian Closet will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6. The closet has clothes, food and household items available free of charge to those who could use some help.
The church is located at 5079 18th Road in the Soo Hill area of Escanaba. For more information, call (906)233-0065 or email email@example.com.
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 — 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 titled, “God’s Family.” Holy Communion is offered with the meditation by Keith Mattson.
The women’s Monday evening Bible study will be beginning a series on prayer. Contact Mary G. at 786-4133 if interested in joining.
Contact Terry at 789-4301 with any questions about the youth ministry, The Vision.
The sewing/quilting group will be meeting off and on this summer. Call Mary P. at 786-1997 for more information.
A women’s Bible study takes place twice monthly on Saturday at 9 a.m. Call Heather at 233-0364 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.
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. Children’s ministry available for children up to ten years old during worship.
Women’s Bible studies available.
For more information, call Paul Culbertson at 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 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost will be led by Pastor Bo Lange and liturgist Joan Murray. A musical offering will be given by Bill Rinnie, with Cassidy and Kyra Magnuson, violins. 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. Serving Delta County since 1866.
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.
Service will be led and presented by Karen Kovach and Dan Young on the topic of “The Spiritual Value of Work.”
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/.