Churches announce services and programs

APOSTOLIC

PENTECOSTAL

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

NEW LIFE

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, girls’ 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.

BAPTIST

CALVARY

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.

GRACE

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.

Christmas Eve services will be held at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. this year. There will be nursery for children up to four years old at the 10 a.m. service and no nursery at the 7 p.m. service. There will be no Grace Kids Ministry on Christmas Eve.

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.

BIBLE CHURCH

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

HARBOR LIGHTS

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 BRANCH

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

LIGHTHOUSE

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.

CONGREGATIONALISTS

EAST DELTA

CONGREGATIONAL

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 lonhider@yahoo.com.

RAPID RIVER

CONGREGATIONAL

RAPID RIVER — Sunday morning worship services for the Second Sunday of Advent begin at 10:30 a.m. 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.

The children’s program has been moved to the 10:30 a.m. service on Dec. 24. The church will also have two candlelight services for Christmas Eve at 7 and 11 p.m. that day.

EPISCOPAL

ST. ALBAN

MANISTIQUE — The Second Sunday of Advent 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, located at 301 Range Street, is handicapped accessible.

ST. STEPHEN

ESCANABA — The Second Sunday of Advent will be observed with a 10 a.m. service. Rev. David Simmons will preside, and Richard Rusch will preach.

A 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.

TRINITY

GLADSTONE — Holy Eucharist will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Advent Eleven will be celebrated along with the lighting of the Advent wreath. The Rev. Charles Mineau will preside at the service and Rev. Suzanne Ray will be the preacher. Children’s ministry begins at 10 a.m. Childcare is available.

The ministry support team will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, volunteers are needed for feeding programs Trinity supports in the community such as Bay College meals, Community of Christ monthly meal to support St. Vincent de Paul and Saturday Noon Luncheon’s at the ­Salvation Army.

Christmas gift exchange will take place Sunday, Dec. 17 following the Eucharist. Bring a gift to exchange.

For more information about Trinity Church or the Episcopal Church, please go to upepiscopal.org.

EVANGELICAL COVENANT

UNITED

GLADSTONE — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. The church’s Christmas program will take place at this time, and cookies and refreshments will follow the program. All are welcome. Nursery care is provided every Sunday during worship service.

The youth director is Tana Porath.

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 unitedcovenant@gmail.com. They can also be found on the web and on Facebook.

LUTHERAN

BETHANY

ESCANABA — Sunday 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 meet, 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 meet at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall and the Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Zumba Gold will be held in the educational building at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Friendship Club catered meal will be offered at noon, and the men’s dartball league will meet at All Saints Catholic Church at 7:30 p.m.

Quilting will take place in the fellowship hall at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

On Thursday, the Ark Preschool’s Christmas program and tea will take place at 10 a.m. The Morning Doves Circle will meet at Stone’s Deli at 10:30 a.m., and the Bethany Belles Circle will meet at Hereford and Hops and Harriet Varvil’s at noon.

The Just Meez Ladies will meet at the Stonehouse at noon on Friday.

The Sunday school Christmas program will take place during the 10:45 a.m. service on Sunday, Dec. 17.

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.

BETHANY

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 420-1234 or dsrutowski@gmail.com. Bethany is also listed on Facebook.

CALVARY

RAPID RIVER — Conformation students and families will be decorating the church and parish hall today from 10 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be provided.

Services for the Second Sunday of Advent will be held at 6 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Holy Communion is celebrated at both services. Sunday school follows the service at 10:30 a.m. Conformation is Sunday evening at 6 p.m.

Budget planning for 2018 will be held Monday at 7 p.m. All council members who have input for next year’s budget should attend. The next council meeting will be Jan. 8.

Mid-week Advent services will be held this Wednesday and Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. The Advent service theme is “God’s Light in our Darkness.” Join in for soup and sandwiches at 6 p.m.

The annual children’s Christmas program will be held Sunday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m.

ESCANABA FREE (AFLC)

ESCANABA — Sunday school for all ages will begin at 9:30 a.m. Practice for the church’s Christmas program will be taking place. Family worship service will follow at 10:30 a.m. Service is led by Pastor Mike Cummings and will feature lighting of the Advent wreath candles.

Bible study is held on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will meet in the lower level of the church.

FAITH

ROCK — Services for the Second Sunday in Advent start at 10:45 a.m., with coffee and fellowship to follow. Sunday school is during the service.

A cantata will be performed at the church on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. It will be performed again at St. Joseph in Perkins at 7 p.m. Refreshments and fellowship will follow each performance.

For more information, call the church office at 356-6225.

FIRST (ELCA)

GLADSTONE — Worship with Holy Communion takes place on Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Tom Otis presiding. The Chancel Choir will present the cantata “And This Shall Be a Sign” at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Sunday school for kindergarten through 5th grades and chimes practice for 6th through 8th grades begin at 9:15 a.m. There will be a coffee hour at 11:45 a.m.

On Monday, the handbell choir will rehearse at 7 p.m.

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 chancel choir will rehearse at 7 p.m. Wednesday is the deadline to sign-up for Friday’s Tried-n-True ­luncheon.

On Thursday, the men’s group will gather at 9 a.m. Grace Circle will meet at Bayview at noon for lunch; please call the church office to RSVP.

Faith Circle will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Jack’s Restaurant and then at Calvary Lutheran in Rapid River at 7 p.m. The congregation council will meet at 7 p.m.

Tried-n-True will hold its monthly program and luncheon at noon on Friday.

First Lutheran Church is located at 1212 Minneapolis Ave. in Gladstone. For more information, call 428-4565 or visit www.firstlutheran-gladstone.org.

FIRST

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.

IMMANUEL

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, the council and the Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m.

Sewing will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. A RICC cooking class will meet at noon. The Cub Scouts will meet at 6 p.m. No Outreach meeting will be held in December.

Advent services will be held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. An AA meeting is at 8 p.m.

On Thursday, RICC will take place at 9 a.m. Bible study will be held at 7:15 p.m.

VA support groups will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

On Saturday, Dec. 16, the annual cookie walk will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. A rehearsal for the children’s Christmas program will take place from 1 to 3 p.m.

The children’s Christmas program and Sunday school awards will be during 10:30 a.m. worship on Sunday, Dec. 17. Anyone wishing to go caroling at nursing homes may meet at the church at 5:45 p.m.

On Sunday, Dec. 24, a regular worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Christmas Eve candlelight services will take place at 4 and 9 p.m.

OUR SAVIOR

ESCANABA — The church will celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent 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., and the Sunday school will practice for their Christmas pageant during this time. Confirmation classes will follow the 10:30 a.m. service at noon.

The elders will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by the council at 7 p.m.

Wacky Wednesday will be held with DCE Intern Noah Bauer from 5 to 6 p.m. At 6 p.m., a light lunch will be served by the church elders. An Advent worship service will take place on Wednesday. The church’s Advent theme this year is “What Child Is This?”

Men’s Bible study will be held at 6:30 p.m. on ­Thursday.

The youth group will have their Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 16.

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.

SALEM (NALC)

BARK RIVER — Confirmation class will meet on Sunday at 9 a.m. Sunday worship with full communion is at 10 a.m. Sunday school will also be conducted at 10 a.m. in preparation for the Christmas program. This week’s text is from Mark 1:1-8. The Interim pastor is Len Gilley.

On Tuesday, the men’s ecumenical group meets at 8 a.m. at 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. An Advent service will be held 7 p.m.

SALEM EVANGELICAL

ESCANABA — Worship services for the Second Sunday in Advent will be held on Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Paul Doletzky leading the services. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. Bible study and Sunday school will be at 9:15 a.m.

On Tuesday, Bible class will begin at 10 am.

On Wednesday, Catechism class begins at 4:30 p.m. A soup and sandwich supper will be held at 5:30 p.m., and Advent worship begins at 6:30 p.m.

For more information on services and the church, go to www.salemescanaba.org or contact the church at 786-0363.

ST. PAUL’S/GRACE

HYDE/POWERS — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hyde will observe the Second Sunday of Advent at its 8:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Pastor Ronald Zindler will preach on the Old Testament Lesson from Isaiah, Isaiah 40: 1-11. The Lord’s Supper will also be celebrated. St. Paul’s sister parish, Grace Lutheran in Powers, will use the same readings and sermon at its service at 9:15 a.m. CST. The public is invited to either church service. Coffee and conversation will follow the service at St. Paul’s. At Grace, the service will be followed by the family choir practice, which will be immediately followed by the children practicing for their Christmas pageant on Sunday, Dec. 24.

On Wednesday at 2 p.m., the second of the church’s midweek Advent services based on the familiar Advent hymn “Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Emmanuel” will take place. The sermon will be based on Isaiah 11: 1-10. Everyone is welcome.

St. Paul’s Bible study will continue on Friday in the lower classroom beginning at 10 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring their Bible and a pencil or pen.

To learn more about the Bible or about St. Paul’s or Grace, please call Pastor Zindler at 553-7321.

TRINITY

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 420-1234 or email at dsrutowski@gmail.com.

For additional information about church activities, contact Pastor Diane Srutowski at (906)420-1234 or dsrutowski@gmail.com. Trinity is also listed on Facebook.

METHODIST

CENTRAL UNITED

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. Sunday’s message is “Breaking Down Barriers: Joy.” The women’s group will meet in room 9 at 9:15 a.m. At 1 p.m., Christmas caroling will take place at the Bishop Noa Home. The youth group will meet at Pastor’s home at 7 p.m. for a Christmas party.

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 VCI welcomes interested people to join them Thursday at 6 p.m. to look at “Exploring Next Steps” in their church life.

The children will collect a noisy offering on Sunday, Dec. 17.

The annual pasty Christmas party will take place Thursday, Dec. 21 at 12:30 p.m. at the Family Inn. Call Lois Lavelle at 786-7638 for reservations.

FIRST UNITED

ESCANABA — The annual cookie walk will take place today at 10 a.m.

Worship for the Second Sunday of Advent is at 9:30 a.m., and the choirs will present a special program during the service. A time of fellowship will take place after the service, and Sunday school for youth and adults is at 10:45 a.m. Youth group meets at Central UMC at 7 p.m.

The Sunday school program will take place during next Sunday’s service, with a potluck brunch to follow.

FIRST UNITED

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.

MEMORIAL UNITED

GLADSTONE — The Christmas cookie sale, bake sale, bazaar, and soup luncheon will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today. The youth will meet at 11 a.m.

Sunday worship will take place at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. A staffed nursery will be available during the 10:30 service. The intergenerational, interactive “Growing in Faith Together” starts at 9:30. Practice for the Christmas dinner theater is at 5 p.m.

The finance committee meets at 6 p.m. Monday. A grief support group called “Grace Group” is at 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, volunteers from various churches will carve turkeys at the church at 10:30 in preparation for the Community Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day.

The service guild meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesday. Pastor Caroline Hart will lead the youth class at 6 p.m. The bell choir will practice at 6 p.m., followed by the vocal choir at 7 p.m.

Bible study will tkae place at 10 a.m. Thursday, followed by the Advent class at 11:30 a.m.

Dress rehearsal for the Christmas dinner theater is at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16.

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 mumc@gladstonechurch.org or visit their website at www.gladstonechurch.org.

NEW HORIZONS

MINISTRY

(Free Methodist)

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.

Wednesday will be Youth groups, along with the midweek Bible study, begin at 7 p.m.

Monthly game night is the first Friday of each month beginning at 6 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a treat to share.

UNITED METHODIST

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.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

AGAPE MINISTRIES

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 233-0065.

FORD RIVER

COMMUNITY CHAPEL

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.

The sermon message is videotaped live on Facebook at 10:35 a.m. each Sunday. However, announcements, prayers, and songs all begin at 10 a.m. for anyone attending 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.

LAKESIDE

CHRISTIAN CHURCH

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 the message titled “Christmas at the Mories: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Matt 2:1-20).” Holy Communion will be offered with the meditation by Jim Steinmetz, 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. Another women’s Bible study takes place twice monthly on Saturday at 9 a.m. Call Heather at 233-0364 for location.

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 Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will be the Christmas party and everyone is asked to bring a “white elephant” gift to exchange.

SILVER WINDS

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 front_office@silverwindschurch.org or phone/text 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.

WELLSPRING

COMMUNITY CHURCH

ESCANABA –Worship service is at 10 a.m. at 301 N. Lincoln St. inside the Delta Plaza Mall in Escanaba. Enter at the back main entrance by Shopko. Children’s ministry available for children up to ten years old during worship. Children’s ministry available for children up to ten years old during worship.

Women’s Bible studies available.

Student life starts the first Wednesday of December from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, call Paul Culbertson at 241-6061, email Wellspring906@gmail.com, or visit www.wellspring906.com.

PENTECOSTAL

ESCANABA

ESCANABA — Sunday morning worship begins at 11 a.m.

Bible study takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday.

PRESBYTERIAN

FIRST

ESCANABA — The 10:30 a.m. worship service of the Second Sunday of Advent will be led by Pastor Bo Lange and liturgist Joyce Schrock. A musical offering will be given by Bill Rinne and music director D. Ann Wood. The church’s annual Advent/Christmas concert will be performed by the Sanctuary Choir in the church sanctuary at 7 p.m.

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.

SEVENTH-DAY

ADVENTIST

ESCANABA

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.

SALVATION ARMY

ESCANABA

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.

UNITARIAN

UNIVERSALIST

BAY DE NOC AREA

U.U. FELLOWSHIP

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 bdnuucoordinator@gmail.com,241-5373, www.baydenocuu.org, or Facebook for more information.

ZEN MEDITATION

LITTLE BAY ZEN

BUDDHIST SANGHA

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/.­­­

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