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.
MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) is held on the first and third Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. and the third Friday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Wednesday’s ministries are at 6:30 p.m. These 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.
The men’s breakfast is held on the last Saturday of the 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 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. This Sunday will be the church’s Operation Christmas Child shoebox dedication. The annual Thanksgiving and Praise service will take place at 6 p.m., followed by a pie fellowship.
Ladies’ Bible studies meet at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. All are welcome.
There will be no Awana this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
The children’s Christmas program will take place on Sunday, Dec. 10th at 6 p.m.
For more information, visit the church’s website at barkriverbiblechurch.com, e-mail email@example.com, or call 466-2486.
ROCK BIBLE CHAPEL
ROCK — Worship service is at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
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.
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 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 morning worship services begin at 10:30 a.m. at the meetinghouse on Cleveland Street. The adult Sunday school meets at 9:15 a.m. for seventh grade through adults, and kindergarten through sixth grades will meet for Sunday school during the 10:30 a.m. service.
Bible study will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. That evening, the church will join with the other churches in Rapid River for a community Thanksgiving Eve service at Calvary Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. An offering will be taken to help Hope at the Inn, and a food offering will be collected for St. Vincent’s.
The Christmas Bazaar will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2.
On Sunday, Dec. 3, the church will have their annual Advent hymn sing at 7 p.m.
MANISTIQUE — The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Cathy Clark presiding.
For more information, call Rev. Angus Wright at (906) 341-0022 or Deacon Sallie Diller at (906) 283-3268.
The church, located at 301 Range Street, is handicapped accessible.
ESCANABA — The Twenty-Fourth 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 — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Nursery care and Sunday school (PK-6th grades) will be provided during worship service. This Sunday’s guest speaker is Steve Dosh, and the youth director is Tana Porath.
Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays 3 to 5 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.
ESCANABA — Worship services will take place at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the church sanctuary. 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.
The Sunday morning worship service airs each week from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on WCHT AM 600 and FM 105.5.
On Monday, Bible study class will be held in the fellowship hall at 9 a.m. The Boy Scouts will meet in the fellowship hall at 7 p.m., and the church council will also meet at this time.
Zumba will be held in the educational building at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. At 1:30 p.m., the Bethany Gems Circle will meet in the fellowship hall. Choral Society practice will take place in the church sanctuary at 7 p.m., and the men’s dartball league is off this week for hunting.
Quilting will take place in the fellowship hall at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
On Thursday, the church office will be closed for Thanksgiving day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Bethany is also listed on Facebook.
ROCK — Faith Lutheran Church in Rock has services starting at 10:45 a.m., with coffee and fellowship to follow.
The church ladies will have their wreaths for sale at the Perkins store, Joe’s One Stop in Rock, and the Rapid River Mini-Mart. The price is $20, and half the proceeds will go to the U.P. Honor Flight.
Faith Food Pantry will be at Pat’s Foods in Gladstone with the Channel 6 canathon from Monday through Wednesday.
GLADSTONE — Worship with Holy Communion will take place on Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Eleanor Russey presiding. Women of the ELCA Sunday will be celebrated during these services. The home Communion ministers meet at 9:15 a.m. A coffee hour will take place at 11:30 a.m.
The handbell choir rehearses at 7 p.m. on Monday.
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. Tuesday is also the deadline for submissions for the December Messenger.
The Chancel Choir will rehearse at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The office will be closed on Thursday and Friday in celebration of Thanksgiving.
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 — The youth group will meet at 7 p.m. today at the home of Wally and Pam Sliva for float building for the Christmas parade. Members and friends are encouraged to attend.
The church will celebrate the Saints’ Triumphant Sunday with an 8 a.m. traditional service and a 10:30 a.m. contemporary service. Adult Bible study and Sunday school will be held at 9:15 a.m. Confirmation classes will follow at noon. Lunch will be served by the week’s designated parents.
The Tuesday Bible study will meet at 5:30 p.m.
A Thanksgiving service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Holy Communion will be celebrated.
The church office will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The youth group will not meet on Saturday, Nov. 25.
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 719-338-4364. The church is also on Facebook.
BARK RIVER — Confirmation class will be held Sunday at 9 a.m., and Sunday school will be conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday worship with full Communion is at 10 a.m. This week’s text is from Matthew 25: 14-30. 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. A Thanksgiving Eve service will be held at 7 p.m.
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 — 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. This Sunday is Reign of Christ Sunday, and scripture and songs with the children will be featured. Communion will be offered during the service, and a noisy offering will be taken. The women’s group will meet in room 9 at 9:15 a.m. Youth group will meet at 7 p.m. in room 8.
WDBC Radio 680AM airs the 10:30 a.m. worship service each Sunday.
On Tuesday, Bible study meets in the lounge at 9:30 a.m. The “Loving Fingers” quilting group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 10 a.m. in room 9. New quilters are always welcome.
Wednesday Bible study is at 6 p.m. in the lounge. All are welcome.
Pastor Elise will hold community office hours from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Stone’s Deli Wednesday.
The church office will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. It will be open Monday and Tuesday next week.
ESCANABA — The women meet for breakfast today at Drifter’s Restaurant at 9 a.m.
Sunday worship is at 9:30 a.m. A time of coffee and fellowship will take place after the service, and Sunday school for youth and adults will meet at 10:45 a.m. The youth group meets at Central UMC at 7 p.m.
Choir practice will not be held this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
There is a box for used eyeglasses in the lobby as part of a mission to send “Glasses for the Masses” for overseas shipment. The youth are selling birdhouse gourds as a fundraiser for their mission project. 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 — The youth are preparing and serving supper for Hope at the Inn tonight. The church’s free movie night will also begin at 6 p.m. today.
Sunday worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. A staffed nursery will be available. The youth will serve as greeters, ushers, readers, and liturgists. A noisy offering for Heifer Project International will be collected. The Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service is at 7 p.m. at Memorial United.
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, email the church at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
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.
Service is videotaped live on Facebook at 10 a.m. each Sunday.
Prayer meeting is held Thursday at 6 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 for all ages is at 9 a.m. The worship service, led by Terry Steinmetz, follows at 10 a.m. Pastor Mark Highum will deliver a message titled “A Commitment to Thanksgiving” Holy Communion will be offered, and junior church is available.
The women’s Monday Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Contact Mary G. at 786-4133.
Meetings of the sewing/quilting group and the youth group, “The Vision,” are postponed due to the celebration of Thanksgiving.
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 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 — A ladies’ craft day will be held today from 2-5 p.m.
Worship service is at 10 a.m. Sunday at 301 N. Lincoln St. inside the Delta Plaza Mall in Escanaba. Enter through at the back main entrance by Shopko. Children’s ministry available for children up to ten years old during worship.
Women’s Bible studies available.
Student life starts the first Wednesday in December from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Men’s ministry begings the first Saturday in December and will go from 8-10 a.m.
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 24th Sunday after Pentecost will be led by Pastor Bo Lange and liturgist Cilla Green. A musical offering will be given by Bill Rinne and music director D. Ann Wood.
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 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/.