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, 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.
ESCANABA — Sunday worship will begin with interactive Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. A worship service will take place at 11 a.m., featuring “The Light of the World,” a Christmas program written and directed by Jan Pray. A Bay Pines service will take place at 2:30 p.m., and the Christmas Eve service will take place at Blessed Hope Baptist Church at 7 p.m. A nursery is available for all services.
On Wednesday, prayer and Bible study will take place at 6:30 p.m.
On Sunday, Dec. 31, Bible classes for all ages will begin at 9:45 a.m. and a service will be held at 11 a.m. At 2:30 p.m., a Bay Pines activity will take place. Fellowship will start at 7 p.m., and participants are asked to bring snacks to share.
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 — 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.
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 –A special candlelight service will be held on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. in celebration of our Savior’s birth. A morning service will also take place at 11 a.m.
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 — 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 email@example.com.
RAPID RIVER — Sunday morning worship with a program presented by the children will begin at 10:30 a.m. A potluck of snacks and Christmas goodies will be offered at a coffee hour following the service. There will be no Sunday school. At 7 p.m. and 11 p.m., candlelight services with scriptures, prayers, and songs will be held.
MANISTIQUE — The Fourth Sunday of Advent will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. A Christmas Eve mass with Holy Eucharist will take place at 4:30 p.m. Rev. Angus Wright will preside.
For more information, call Rev. Angus Wright at 341-0022 or Deacon Sallie Diller at 283-3268.
The church, located at 301 Range Street, is handicapped accessible.
ESCANABA — Christmas Eve will be celebrated with an 8 p.m. service. Rev. David Simmons will preside, and Rev. Laura Woodworth 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.
GLADSTONE — The youth will gather along with other church members at Memorial Methodist at 10 a.m. today to help prepare for the Community Christmas Dinner.
A festive Eucharist will take place on Christmas Eve Sunday, with service starting at 7 p.m. The Rev. Rayford Ray will preside and preach at the service.
For more information about the Episcopal Church, visit upepiscopal.org.
GLADSTONE –A Christmas Eve worship service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday. A candlelight service will be at 7 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also be found on the web and on Facebook.
ESCANABA — A Sunday morning worship service will take place at 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. Festive Christmas Eve services will be held at 4 and 9 p.m. Prelude music for the 9 p.m. service will begin at 8:30 p.m.
The Sunday morning worship service airs each week from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on WCHT AM 600 and FM 105.5.
There is no quilting this week.
No Sunday school or forum hour will be offered on Sunday, Dec. 31. A worship service will take place at 10:45 a.m.
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.
RAPID RIVER — The Fourth Sunday in Advent will be celebrated today at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m., with Holy Communion at both services. Flo Cutter will be the reader, and Bruce and Dawn Sundberg will serve as ushers Sunday morning.
Christmas Eve will be celebrated with two services Sunday. The family worship service will take place at 4 p.m., and the candlelight service will be offered at 9 p.m.
The Calvary Caller will be assembled Thursday at 9 a.m. at the parish hall. Volunteers are appreciated.
ESCANABA FREE (AFLC)
ESCANABA — Family worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Service is lead by Pastor Mike Cummings. A Christmas Eve service will held on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. The service will include special music by Joanny Grenfell, Corine Cummings and various other members of our church.
Sunday school and Bible study will be on recess until after the New Year.
ROCK — A Christmas Eve service will take place at 9 p.m. Sunday. No service will be offered on Christmas Day.
The church’s normal service hours are at 10:45 a.m., with Sunday school during the service and coffee and fellowship after.
GLADSTONE — Morning worship with a service of lessons and carols takes place on Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Tom Otis presiding. There will be a coffee hour after the 10:30 a.m. service. Christmas Eve family worship with Holy Communion will take place at 4 p.m., and candlelight worship with Holy Communion will take place at 7 p.m.
The office will be closed Monday and Tuesday for the Christmas holiday. Regular office hours will resume Wednesday.
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 — Sunday worship will begin with a service at 10:30 a.m. The choir will rehearse at 3:15 p.m. At 4 p.m., a traditional Christmas Eve candlelight service with the choir will be held; a candlelight service with soloists will take place at 9 p.m. An AA meeting will be held in the church lounge at 8 p.m.
The church office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.
The Boy Scouts will not meet Monday.
Sewing will not take place Tuesday. A RICC cooking class will meet at noon.
An AA meeting will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Bible study will not be held Thursday.
VA support groups will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.
ESCANABA — Worship services for the Fourth Sunday in Advent will be held on Sunday, with the children’s Christmas program at 10:30 a.m. A Christmas candlelight service will take place at 6:30 p.m., with Pastor Paul Doletzky leading the service.
On Monday, the church’s Christmas Day service will be held at 9:30 a.m.
For more information on services and the church, go to www.salemescanaba.org or contact the church at 786-0363.
ESCANABA –The youth group will not be meeting during Christmas week.
A traditional Christmas Eve service will be held at the church on Sunday at 8 a.m. A candlelight service will be the same day at 7 p.m.
Adult Bible study will take place, but there will be no Sunday school.
At 10:30 a.m., a contemporary worship service will be held.
Youth group will not be meeting on Dec. 30.
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.
HYDE/POWERS — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hyde will observe Christmas Eve at its 8:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Pastor Ronald Zindler will preach on a special Old Testament lesson for the day about the significance of Christ’s birth. The Lord’s Supper will also be celebrated.
St. Paul’s sister parish, Grace Lutheran in Powers, will feature their Sunday school children’s presentation of the Christmas story in “Journey to Bethlehem.” Grace Family Choir and the congregation will also sing familiar Christmas songs throughout the pageant. This service will start at 9:15 a.m. CST.
On Christmas Day, St. Paul’s will continue their celebration of the Savior’s birth at 9 a.m. with a special holiday song service. The sermon will be “The Invitation That Changed the World!” Grace will worship with the same service and sermon, starting at 9:45 a.m. CST.
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.
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. The children will present their Christmas program during the service. Nursery is available during the worship service. The women’s group will meet in room 9 at 9:15 a.m. A candlelight service will take place at 7 p.m.
WDBC Radio 680AM airs the 10:30 a.m. worship service each Sunday.
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. Tuesday morning Bible study will not be held until Tuesday, Jan. 16.
Wednesday Bible study will return on Wednesday, Jan. 3. Community office hours will not be held again until Wednesday, Jan. 17.
The church office will be closed until Tuesday, Jan. 2.
ESCANABA — Two worship services are planned for Sunday — a regular service at 9:30 a.m. with communion, and a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Sunday school, youth group, and choir are on vacation through December.
Christmas cards for church family can be placed in mailboxes in the lobby.
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 — Volunteers from various Gladstone churches will meet at Memorial United today to cook and set up for the Community Christmas Dinner. Pie and roll drop-off is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.
Sunday morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. No 8:30 a.m. service or Christian education will be offered on Sunday and Dec. 31.
A family Christmas Eve service will take place at 4:30 p.m., and a candlelight service will take place at 9 p.m. A staffed nursery is available during the 10:30 a.m. service.
On Christmas Day, the Community Christmas Dinner will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. This dinner is made possible by donations and volunteers from Gladstone’s churches. All are welcome.
The newsletter deadline is Thursday.
Memorial’s clothes closet is open each Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gently used clothing is available for all.
For more information, contact email@example.com or visit the church’s 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.
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.
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.
ANTIQUE VILLAGE CHAPEL
ESCANABA — The U.P. Steam & Gas Engine Association will be opening up it’s new chapel at the Antique Village on the U.P. State Fairgrounds for a Christmas Eve service. The service, featuring carols, will begin at 6 p.m., Sunday.
Anyone is interested in assisting with music or readings is asked to contact Ann Salyer at (734)-716-9978.
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.
The videotaped portion of the service on Facebook of the Pastor’s sermon begins at about 10:30 a.m.
Prayer meeting is held Thursday at 6 p.m.
The ladies’ prayer breakfast will be held on the second Saturday of every other month, starting on Jan. 13. The men’s breakfast will be held on the third Saturday of every other month, and the next one will be held on Feb. 17.
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 — There will be no Sunday school tomorrow. The worship service, led by Mary Gavlek, will begin at 10 a.m. Pastor Mark Highum will deliver the message titled “Christmas at the Mories: It’s a Wonderful Life (Ephesians 2:1-20).” Holy Communion will be offered, and junior church is available.
The women’s Monday evening Bible study on prayer has concluded, and a new study is being planned. Call Mary G. at 786-4133 for information.
The youth group, “The Vision,” will not meet this week.
The second women’s Bible study is also postponed. Heather is the contact person at 233-0365.
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 Street.
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 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 10 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.
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 Fourth Sunday of Advent will be led by Pastor Bo Lange and liturgist Addie Peterson. A musical offering will be given by Bill Rinne and music director D. Ann Wood. A Christmas Eve candlelight service will start 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.
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’s Sunday 10:30 a.m. service will be held at the Bonifas Arts Center, 700 1st Avenue South studio entrance.
Services this Sunday will be “Sounds of the Season” a sing-a-long of our favorite holiday songs in unison with a potluck brunch.
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/.