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 morning worship services will be held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Nursery is available for both services. The church offers a variety of children and adult discipleship groups in both small and large group settings with specific needs in mind. “Connections” fellowship is held immediately following 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’s ministries are at 6:30 p.m. which include youth group, Royal Rangers, girl’s ministries, adult Bible study and Life Groups. Nursery is available.
Celebrate Recovery is on Thursday with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
To listen to sermons online, view the current bulletin and calendar of events, sign-up for Life Groups, or to learn more about the church, visit their 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 — Sunday worship service will take place at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Fellowship time will be held at 10:30 a.m. Grace Kids will meet at 11 a.m. during the service. This is for children in nursery through fifth grade.
Student ministries for junior high students will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Grace Church. Student ministries for high school students will meet on Sundays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kelly home. Contact the church office 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 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.
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. Another service will be held at 7 p.m.
On Sunday, Nov. 19, a dedication for “Operation Christmas Child” and “Emmanuel’s Child” will take place during the morning service.
For more information, visit the church’s website at barkriverbiblechurch.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 466-2486.
ROCK BIBLE CHAPEL
ROCK — Sunday worship service is at 11 a.m.
Youth group, women’s Bible study, and adult Bible studies take place during the week.
Kid’s club is held the first and third Wednesdays, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. This is for kindergarten to fifth graders.
The annual Hunter’s Dinner will be at the chapel on Saturday, Nov. 11, starting at 6:30 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 10 a.m., followed by the morning worship service with Pastor Ann Salyer at 11 a.m.
Wednesday night fellowship starts with family dinner at 6 p.m., followed by Caravan Scouting Program for children of all ages and Bible study for adults. Contact Pastor Ann Salyer at 786-2339.
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 Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the parsonage. Please call first.
Contact Pastor Lon M. Hider at 644-2618 or email email@example.com.
RAPID RIVER — Sunday morning worship services begin at 10:30 a.m. at the meetinghouse. The adult Sunday school meets at 9:15 a.m. for seventh grade through adults and kindergarten through sixth grades will meet during the 10:30 a.m. service.
The last day to drop off shoeboxes for Operation Shoebox Christmas will be Sunday, Nov. 12th.
MANISTIQUE — The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Bob Spencer presiding.
Fore more information, call Rev. Angus Wright at (906) 641-0022 or Deacon Sallie Diller at (906) 283-3268.
The church, located at 301 Range Street, is handicapped accessible.
ESCANABA — The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated with a 10 a.m. service. Rev. Laura Woodworth will preside and preach.
The Delta County Medical Loan Closet is located at St. Stephen’s. The Closet loans a wide variety of devices.
Wednesday Holy Eucharist service will be held at 10 a.m. in the Chapel.
GLADSTONE — Holy Eucharist will be celebrated on All Saints Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. Rev. Charles Mineau will preside and preach at the service. Names of the departed will be remembered during the service. Church school is at 10 a.m. Childcare is available. Vestry meets following the service.
A community meal in support of St. Vincent de Paul will take place at Christ Community Church on Monday at 5 p.m. Trinity is sponsoring this meal. Traces of the Trade Screening will take place at Bay College on Monday beginning at 6 p.m. This screening will also provide conversation on racism and reconciliation. For more information please call 474-9926.
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.
Pastor is Rev. Nathan Langager, and the youth director is Tana Porath. Guest speaker is Dan Liebold.
Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:15 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
The church is located at 305 S. 9th St. For more information, contact them at (906)428-2848 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also be found on the web and on Facebook.
ESCANABA — The Salvation Army lunch will be served at noon today.
All Saints’ Sunday worship services will take place at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Guest Pastor Bishop Katherine Finegan will be present for both services. Coffee fellowship is from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. service, and at the 10:45 a.m. service on the first and third Sunday of the month during the school year. All are welcome. At 9:30 a.m., adult forum hour will be held in the fellowship hall downstairs, Sunday school classes will begin, and the senior choir and the children and cherub’s choir will rehearse. This Sunday is Pledge 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 Ark Preschool is a licensed, non-profit, preschool for children two and half to six years old. A certified director, teachers, and teaching assistants provide an enriched environment for the children to grow. The Ark continues to offer classes for children each Tuesday through Thursday in the education wing. For more information or to register for the 2017-18 school year, call Chris Brzezenski at 428-1630 or Bethany Lutheran Church at 786-5410.
Bethany is handicap accessible. For more information, visit www.bethanyescanaba.com or 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 email@example.com. Bethany is also listed on Facebook.
ESCANABA FREE (AFLC)
ESCANABA — Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Family worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. The service will include communion. Bible study is held on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. We continue to study in the book of Hezekiah.
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 meets at 9 a.m. Sunday school for kindergarten through fifth grades and confirmation for sixth through eighth grades begins at 9:15 a.m.; the Christian ed team will also meet at this time. A coffee hour will take place at 11:30 a.m.
The handbell choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.
On Tuesday, the sewing circle gathers at 9 a.m., and clergy text study meets at 10:30 a.m.
Bible study meets on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. The Afterschool Bible Experience for kindergarten through fifth grades will meet from 3:45 to 5 p.m., followed by supper. Confirmation class meets at 6 p.m. The Chancel Choir will rehearse at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, the congregational council 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 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 — “Sonday Funday” begins at 9 a.m. All children in preschool through ninth grade are welcome to attend. Choir rehearsal is also at 9 a.m. Adult Bible study is at 9:30 a.m. Worship will be held at 10: 30 a.m. An AA meeting will also be held in the church lounge.
On Monday, outreach and Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m.
Sewing will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. RICC will meet at noon.
An AA meeting will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Bible study will be held at 7:15 p.m. Thursday.
VA support groups will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.
Immanuel will be hosting Hope at the Inn during Thanksgiving week, Nov. 19-25. Positions are still available for volunteers. If you would like to help with HATI you can call the office or sign-up on the HATI website.
ESCANABA — The talent auction will be held today at the church. The viewing will take place at 1:30 p.m. and the talent auction is at 2 p.m. The chairperson is Erin Forsberg and the auctioneer is Carl Hafer, with assistant Pat D’Arcy. Youth group will meet today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bible study, fellowship and refreshments will be offered. Students in grades sixth through 12th are encouraged to bring friends.
The church will celebrate All Saints Sunday during the 8 a.m. service. Adult Bible study and Sunday school will be held at 9:15 a.m. Contemporary worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. Conformation classes will follow the service at noon. Pastor Al and DCE Noah Bauer will be the instructors.
Our Savior Lutheran will be hosting Hope At the Inn (HATI) from Sunday to Nov. 11. For more information, call Roger Good at 906-241-0789 or Warren Schauer at 906-398-8145.
On Tuesday, Bible study will be held at 5:30 p.m.
Wacky Wednesdays will not meet again until Wednesday, Nov. 29.
Men’s Bible study gathers on Thursday at 6:30 a.m.
The youth group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 the last day of HATI.
The church is located at 2401 N. Lincoln Road in Escanaba. For more information, contact Rev. Al Schubert III at 789-9350 or DCE Intern Noah Bauer at 719-4364. The church is also on Facebook.
BARK RIVER — Conformation class will be held Sunday at 9 a.m. Sunday school will be conducted 10 a.m. Sunday worship with full communion is at 10 a.m. This week’s text is from Matthew 5:1-12. Coffee fellowship will immediately follow the service. The Interim pastor is Len Gilley with visitation pastor Stephen Cowen.
On Tuesday, the men’s ecumenical group meets at 8 a.m. at the Firekeeper’s Restaurant. The local TOPS club meets at the church at 5:30 p.m. Choir practice is at 6 p.m.
Salem quilters gather at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
HYDE/POWERS — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hyde will be observing the End Time season of the Christian church Sunday at 8:30 a.m. during the worship service. Pastor Ronald Zindler will preach on the Gospel reading for the week: Matthew 22: 1-14. A children’s sermon will also be presented to the younger children present. 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.
Adult Bible class resumes Friday, beginning at 10 a.m. in the lower classroom at church.
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. 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.
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 for all ages begins at 9:15 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. WDBC Radio 680AM airs the 10:30 a.m. worship service each Sunday. Communion will be offered during the service. The message will be “The Communion of Saints.” The women’s group will meet in room 9 at 9:15 a.m.
On Tuesday, Bible study meets in the lounge at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study is at 6 p.m. in the lounge. All are welcome.
The “Loving Fingers” quilting group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 10 a.m. in room 9. New quilters are always welcome.
Pastor Elise will hold community office hours every Wednesday from 3-4:30 p.m. at Stone’s Deli.
Youth group meets on Sunday at 7 p.m. in room 8. There will be no youth group on Sunday, Nov. 12.
The November pasty sale will be Friday, Nov. 10. Orders must be in to the office no later than 9:15 a.m. on Monday.
ESCANABA — Worship for All Saints’ Sunday, which will include communion and a recognition of loved ones who have passed away in the last year, is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m., and youth in grades seventh through twelfth meet at Central UMC at 7 p.m.
Pastors Ryan and Elise Edwardson head to the Holy Land this week as part of a tour group from the Michigan area.
Choir practice is on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m.
Pasty-making takes place this week, with prep work on Thursday and assembly on Friday. Work will start at 9 a.m. on both days.
The sign-up for the church’s week to host Hope at the Inn is in the lobby. Assistance is needed in various areas.
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 — A Sunday worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m. There is only one worship so that we can all be together as we celebrate All Saints Sunday and also Commitment Sunday, when we turn in our pledge cards. A staffed nursery is available. “Growing In Faith Together” begins at 9:30 a.m.
The knitters and quilters meet on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. Service guild is at 1:30 p.m. Youth class with Pastor Caroline Hart is at 6 p.m. and the The bell choir will practice, followed by the vocal choir at 7 p.m.
Thursday morning Bible study is at 10 a.m. The Psalms class meets at 11:30 a.m.
Our youth group is preparing and serving lunch at Salvation Army’s Friendship Kitchen next Saturday, Nov. 11.
Memorial’s clothes closet is open each Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Gently used clothing is available for all. For more information email the church at email@example.com or visit their 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 morning 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.
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 will be offered during the service. Junior church and nursery are provided. Coffee and fellowship follow the service.
Service is videotaped live on Facebook at 10 a.m. each Sunday.
Prayer meeting is held Thursday at 6 p.m. The monthly board meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 7 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 for all ages is at 9 a.m. The worship service, led by Mary Gavlek, follows at 10 a.m. Pastor Mark Highum will deliver a message titled “The Case for Christ: Embracing the Title of Christ.” Holy Communion will be offered with the meditation by Chuck Thompson, and junior church is available.
The women’s Monday bible study is at 6:30 p.m. The study is on prayer. Contact Mary G. at 786-4133.
The sewing/quilting group meets Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Call Mary P at 786-1997 for more information. The youth group, “The Vision,” meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Another 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. Potluck is served the first 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. 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 10:30 a.m. worship service of the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost will be led by Elder Priscilla Green and liturgist Heidi Robitaille. A musical offering will be given by Bill Rinne and music director D. Ann Wood. This week is Pledge Card Dedication Sunday, and the deacons are hosting a fall fellowship dinner after worship.
Childcare with Bible stories will be available in the nursery 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 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 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/.