Churches announce services and programs
FAMILY LIFE CENTER
ESCANABA — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Pastor is David Shaffer.
Monday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Wednesday night Bible study is at 7 p.m.
The youth service begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Kids Jam, for ages four and older, will include Bible stories, games, crafts, and snacks. For more information about Kids Jam, call 420-2076.
The Family Life Center is located at 117 Stephenson Ave. For more information, contact Pastor Shaffer at 789-4314.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
ESCANABA — Sunday worship services will take place at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and nursery is available for both services. A variety of children and adult discipleship groups are offered in both small and large group settings with specific needs in mind. “Connections” fellowship will be held immediately after each service.
Men’s Bible study gathers Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Christian men’s fellowship coffee hour follows at 8:15 p.m. at Culver’s.
Wednesday summer ministries will be at Besse Park in Escanaba at 6:30 p.m. Hot dogs and chips will be provided. Bring a dish to pass if you like. Youth (grades 7th-12th) will continue to meet at New Life from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Adult Bible study will continue to meet from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in room 13. Nursery will not be available on Wednesday nights during the summer but will resume in the fall.
Celebrate Recovery is on Thursday, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. for fellowship. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.
The men’s breakfast is held on the last Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at the church.
To listen to sermons online, view the current bulletin and calendar of events, sign up for Life Groups, or for more information, go to the church’s website at NewLife906.com, visit them on Facebook, or call their office at 786-3858.
ESCANABA — Sunday morning prayer starts at 8 a.m., followed by fellowship until 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. with two classes for adults, “Fundamentals of the Faith” and “Love or Die.” Younger children meet for “Generations of Grace.” Pre-worship prayer and meditation begins at 10:30 a.m. The worship service follows at 10:45 a.m. Nursery is available.
Kids for Truth Family Ministry meets Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The program is for preschool children up to sixth grade. Transportation is available.
GLADSTONE — Worship services will be held at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Fellowship time will take place at 10:30 a.m., and Grace Kids will meet at 11 a.m. for children in nursery through fifth grade.
The annual ski event will take place Tuesday, and it will be followed by the next Summer Oasis on Wednesday. Contact the church or Pastor Jon for more information.
To schedule an appointment with one of Grace Church’s pastors, or for more information regarding life groups and men’s and women’s Bible study groups, contact the church at 428-1331.
The office is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Little Light of Mine Preschool and Childcare Center is a fully-licensed preschool/childcare center offered at Grace Church. Preschool is offered for three-and four-year-olds during the school year, and year-round childcare services are offered Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Director Myrna Hughes at 428-9482.
BARK RIVER — Sunday school this week begins at 10 a.m., with classes available for all ages, including college/career, and adult. Morning worship service is at 11 a.m. All are welcome. This Sunday we are continuing the series on “Portraits of Courage” with the focus being on God’s work in the life of David. Nursery is provided through age two.
The evening worship service will be held outdoors at 7 p.m. at Marshal and Bonnie Sodergren’s home. It is a combined service with the youth group and adults. Plan on joining us for a special night of praise.
Visit the church’s website at barkriverbiblechurch.com, e-mail email@example.com, or call 466-2486 for more information.
ROCK BIBLE CHAPEL
ROCK — Worship service is from 10 a.m. to noon.
Tuesday women’s study is at 10 a.m.
Kid’s club is held the first and third Wednesdays, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
For questions, contact Pastor Adam Hamill at 356-6133.
CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY
ESCANABA — Sunday service begins at 10 a.m. Reading room hours are offered before and after service and are open to the public. Sunday school is available on request.
The church is located at 325 S. 13th St. For more information, call 786-6644 or visit www.christianscience.com or www.spirituality.com.
CHURCH OF GOD
ESCANABA — Contemporary praise and worship service and children’s ministry are offered at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The evening service is at 6 p.m.
Wednesday evening classes for all ages start at 7 p.m.
If transportation to and from the church is needed, call 428-9445 at least one hour prior to services.
Pastor Tony Morrison responds to requests for home visits and personal prayers. Call 428-9445.
The church is located at 612 2nd Ave S.
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
ESCANABA — Sunday worship begins with Sacrament meeting at 10 a.m. for all the family, followed by Sunday school for youth and adults, primary for the children at 11:20 a.m. Priesthood, Relief Society, young women and young men’s meetings begin at 12:10 p.m.
The church is located at 1315 9th Ave. S. For more information, call President Wesley Schmidt, (224)616-1933, Full-time missionaries at (715)207-5882, or the Church at 786-0370.
CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
ESCANABA — Sunday school is held at 9:30 a.m., followed by the morning worship service with Pastor George Chouinard at 11 a.m. Evening service is at 6 p.m.
Wednesday activities include a soup and sandwich supper and seminar beginning at 6:30 p.m. Prayer follows at 7:30 p.m. “Caravan,” a scouting program for children age four through sixth grade, meets at 7 p.m. Contact Bethany Chouinard at 789-9389.
COOKS — Sunday worship services are as follows: Fayette, 9 a.m.; Garden, 10 a.m.; and Cooks 11 a.m. Cooks Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and breakfast at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Parish prayer meeting is from 7:30 to 9 at the parsonage.
The youth group meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Cooks.
Parish growth group meets Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the parsonage. Please call first.
Contact Pastor Lon M. Hider at 644-2618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MANISTIQUE — Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Bob Spencer presiding.
For more information, call Rev. Angus Wright at (906)341-0022 or Deacon Sallie Diller at (906)283-3268.
The church is handicapped accessible.
GLADSTONE — Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 10 a.m. as Trinity Church celebrates The Transfiguration. Childcare is available. Church school begins at 10 a.m.
Volunteers are needed for Bay College meals to be held starting on Monday, Aug. 28. If you are interested, leave your name at the church number 428-4116.
For more information about the Episcopal Church go to upepiscopal.org.
GLADSTONE — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Nursery care is provided every Sunday during worship service.
Pastor is Rev. Nathan Langager, and the youth director is Tana Porath.
The summer office hours are Monday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The church is located at 305 S. 9th St. For more information, contact them at (906)428-2848 or email@example.com. They can also be found on the web and on Facebook.
PERKINS — Worship on Sunday begins at 9:15 a.m. and is led by Pastor Diane Srutowski. Coffee hour follows worship. Sunday school is at 11 a.m.
The quilters meet on Thursday at 10 a.m.
For additional information about church activities, contact Pastor Diane Srutowski at (906)420-1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bethany is also listed on Facebook.
ESCANABA FREE (AFLC)
ESCANABA — Family worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. during which the Lord’s Supper will be served. Pastor Mike Cummings will lead the service. Sunday school will resume in September.
Bible Study is held on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m., studying the book of Nehemiah.
ROCK — Worship and Sunday school begin at 8:45 a.m. with Pastor Rell Spickerman leading the service. Coffee and fellowship will follow.
Bible Study will begin on Tuesday in Trenary from 7 to 8:30 p.m..
On Thursday there is quilting from 9 a.m. until noon. WOW meets from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
Because We Care is Delta Animal Shelter.
For more information, call the church office at 356-6225.
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 and the Christian ed team will meet at 9 a.m., and the praise band will rehearse at 11:30 a.m.
On Tuesday, the Sewing Circle gathers at 9 a.m., and clergy text study meets at 10:30 a.m.
The men’s group will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday. Grace Circle will gather at Fairview at 2 p.m., and the congregation 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 — Choir will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, and worship with VBS students will be held at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided every Sunday for children five years and younger during worship services. An AA meeting will be held in the church lounge at 8 p.m.
The Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Monday.
On Tuesday, sewing will meet at 9 a.m.
An AA meeting will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Bible study will take place at 7:15 p.m.
VA support groups will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.
ESCANABA — The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated with a traditional service at 8 a.m. and a contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible study will take place at 9:15 a.m. After the 10:30 a.m. service, new DCE intern Noah Bauer will be welcomed with a potluck dinner.
On Thursday, Men’s Bible study will take place at 6:30 a.m.
BARK RIVER — Sunday worship with full communion is at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. This week’s text is from Matthew 14:13-21. Coffee fellowship will follow.
On Tuesday, the men’s ecumenical “Chat and Chew” meets at the Firekeeper’s Restaurant at 8 a.m. The local TOPS club meets at the church at 5:30 p.m.
Salem quilters gather at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Adult Bible study will take place on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
ESCANABA — Worship services for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost will be held at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Paul Doletzky leading the services. Bible study will be at 9:15 a.m. The annual church picnic will take place following the 10:30 a.m. service. Everyone is welcome.
Worship service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.
On Tuesday, Bible class will meet at 10 a.m., and the evangelism committee will meet at 6 p.m. The teen group will be going on a day trip to Green Bay, Wis., and will meet at Salem at 8:30 a.m. and return at 7 p.m.
Church council meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
On Thursday, the elders will hold a meeting at 4:30 p.m.
For more information on services and the church, go to www.salemescanaba.org or contact the church at 786-0363.
HYDE/POWERS — The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated at St. Paul’s 8:30 a.m. Sunday worship service.
Pastor Ronald Zindler will preach under the general theme of “Building Blocks for a Christian Home” based on Galatians 5:22. The Lord’s Prayer series will be tabled until fall due to pastor’s surgery. The first building block is love and with the help of 1 John 4:7-16, we will see how God’s love brought us into His family, and how His love also brings love into our families.
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 10:15 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. 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.
Ladies’ Aid meetings take place on the second Tuesday of the month. For time and location, call Pastor Diane Srutowski at (906)420-1234 or email at email@example.com.
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 — Bring a chair, a blanket or a cup of coffee to Aronson Island at 8:30 a.m. Sundays for a sunrise beach service, or attend a service at 10:30 a.m. at central church. Pastor’s Sunday message is “What gift can you bring?” All are welcome.
WDBC Radio 680AM airs the 10:30 a.m. worship service each Sunday.
The “Loving Fingers” quilting group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Room 9. New quilters are always welcome.
Pastor Elise will hold community office hours every Wednesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. near the swings at Ludington Park; in case of rain, she will be at Stone’s Deli. Creative prayer class is held each Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the lounge at Central. Wednesday Bible study is over until fall.
ESCANABA — The church has a food tent at the Waterfront Art Festival in Ludington Park today. Stop by and get some homemade goodies.
On Sunday, the worship service is at 9:30 a.m., and communion will be served — this is open to all. A time of coffee and fellowship will follow the service.
Bible Study is on Tuesday at 9 a.m., with readings from the New Testament book of Romans.
For the rest of August, there are several camps for adults including health/wellness and quilt retreats. For information about these and other camps happening this summer, contact the church office at 786-3713.
MANISTIQUE — Adult Sunday school will be held at 9:45 a.m. Worship will take place at 11 a.m., followed by a coffee hour. Childcare will be available in the fellowship hall during the service.
A prayer meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Bible study will be held at 2 p.m.
Hymn sings are held on the first Monday of each month at a local medical care facility.
Pasty sales are held on the second Wednesday and Thursday of each month.
Office hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information, contact the church at (906)341-6662 or visit www.manistiquemethodist.info.
GLADSTONE — Sunday summer morning worship services are at 9:30 a.m. A staffed nursery is available.
Every Thursday, starting at 5 p.m., people can pick up a brat or hot dog, a bag of chips, and a soda or water for $5 in Memorial’s parking lot. The praise team will also practice at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial’s Clothes Closet is open each Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gently used clothing is available for all.
For more information, contact the church by email at mum.org or visit the website at www.gladstonechurch.org.
GLADSTONE — Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a fellowship time. The morning worship service with Pastor Jason Marsh begins at 11 a.m.
Church prayer hour is Wednesday at 11 a.m. Youth groups, along with the midweek Bible study, begin at 6 p.m., followed by prayer at 7 p.m.
Monthly game night is the last Friday of each month beginning at 6 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a treat to share.
TRENARY — Sunday worship begins at 9 a.m. and Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m. Fellowship hour with coffee and snacks will follow the service.
ESCANABA — Sunday services are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. with prayer time a half hour before each service. Sunday school is also at 10 a.m.
Mid-week service with prayer time is Wednesday at 7 p.m. The youth also meet at 7 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
ESCANABA — Bible classes for all ages meet at 10 a.m. Sunday, with worship at 11 a.m. Dave Grant presents a lesson from God’s Word during the worship.
The church produces Let the Bible Speak on WLUC TV-6. The thirty-minute Bible program is hosted by Dave Grant every Sunday morning at 10 a.m.
We’re starting our new year of lessons and activities for the Lads to Leaders (L2L). Families are invited to join us on Wednesday evenings for our activities in preparation for the annual awards ceremony.
Everyone can participate, activities for all ages. We meet together for supper at 5:30 p.m. and activities begin at 6 p.m. Call Dave at 233-0065 for more information.
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 on first Sunday. Junior church and nursery are provided. Coffee and fellowship follow 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.
ESCANABA — Sunday school is on hiatus until September.
The worship service will be held at the All Church Campout at 11 a.m. A potluck will follow the service. People attending are asked to bring a dish to pass, their own beverages, and lawn chairs.
The campout, which began on the 4th of August, will be held at Keith Mattson’s place. Any questions, contact Keith Mattson at (906)553-5009 or Church Thompson at (906)639-2421.
The youth ministry, The Vision, will have several activities this summer. Contact Terry at 789-4301 with any questions.
The sewing/quilting group will be meeting off and on this summer. Call Mary P. at 786-1997 for more information.
A women’s Bible study takes place twice monthly on Saturday at 9 a.m. Call Heather at 233-0364 for location.
ESCANABA — Worship services start at 10:30 a.m., and nursery is provided. Classes for K-12 are offered during the sermon.
Men’s and women’s Bible study on Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Men’s Connect meets the last Saturday of every month for breakfast, Bible study and to do projects.
Dale Ecklid is the interim pastor.
The church is located at 201 N. 12th St., just a block north of Ludington St. Contact 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. Potluck is served the first Sunday of each month. Communion is offered the second 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.
For more information about the church, call 241-6061, email Wellspring906@gmail.com, or visit www.wellspring906.com.
ESCANABA — Sunday morning worship begins at 11 a.m.
Bible study takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday.
ESCANABA — The 10 a.m. summer worship service of the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost will be led by Pastor Bo Lange and liturgist Bill DeHann. A musical offering will be given by Sue Doran, and music director D. Ann Wood. Childcare with Bible stories will be available from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children aged infant to preschool.
The deacons will be hosting an all church old fashion picnic. Brats, hot dogs, chips, salads, watermelon and bars will be provided. Bring your family and friends to the church service and the picnic that will follow.
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 12 to 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
BAY DE NOC AREA
ESCANABA — The UU Fellowship meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Bonifas Arts Center, 700 1st Ave. S., studio entrance, every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Child care and education are provided, and socialization precedes and follows the service.
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/.