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 next event of the Summer Oasis Program will be held on Aug. 23. 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 begins at 10 a.m., with classes for all ages. The morning worship service follows at 11 a.m. The evening service will take place at 7 p.m. at the home of Rick and Michelle Ray.
Awana will start on Sept. 20 for all children entering K-6th grades.
Visit the church’s website at barkriverbiblechurch.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 466-2486 for more information.
ROCK BIBLE CHAPEL
ROCK — Worship service is at 11 a.m. with sermon series, Ephesian: Growing in Unity! A joint service will be held with Little Lake Bible Chapel at the UP Bible Camp, followed by baptisms and lunch.
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 email@example.com.
MANISTIQUE — The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost 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.
ESCANABA — The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated at the 10 a.m. service where Rev. David Simmons will preside and preach.
The 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 — Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 10 a.m. The Rev. Thelma Clarage will preside, and the Rev. Charlie Mineau will be the preacher. Childcare is available.
Opportunities for outreach are available. Volunteers are needed for Bay College suppers beginning Monday, Aug. 26. Trinity also participates in the Salvation Army Noon Luncheons. For more information, leave your name and telephone number at 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also be found on the web and on Facebook.
ESCANABA — Summer worship is at 9:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Coffee fellowship and goodies are at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday. All are welcome.
The Sunday morning worship service airs each week from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on WCHT AM 600 and FM 105.5.
Boy Scouts Troop 408 will meet Monday at 7 p.m.
Zumba in the Ed. Building will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.
On Wednesday, at 9 a.m., quilting will take place in the fellowship hall.
Just Meez, will meet at 5 p.m. on Friday to car pool to the Rangler Pub & Grub. Meet in the circle driveway at church
The Ark Preschool is a licensed, non-profit, preschool for children two and a half to six years old. It’s provided as a community ministry to all children regardless of their religious affiliation. A certified director, teachers, and teaching assistants provide an enriched environment for the children to grow. 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, go to www.bethanyescanaba.com or 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.
GLADSTONE — Worship with Holy Communion will take place on Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with Eleanor Russey presiding.
On Tuesday, the Sewing Circle gathers at 9 a.m., and clergy text study meets at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday is also the deadline for submissions to the August newsletter.
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 Holy Communion will be held at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided every Sunday for children five years and younger during worship services. Fellowship/coffee hour begins at 11:30 a.m. An AA meeting will be held in the church lounge at 8 p.m.
The Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday.
On Tuesday, sewing will meet at 9 a.m. This is also the deadline for articles for the September newsletter.
An AA meeting will be held at 8 p.m.
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 Eleventh 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. A dinner will be held to honor those who helped with the roof this spring, starting at noon.
Men’s Bible study will take place on Thursday at 6:30 a.m. “Laughing Your Way To a Better Marriage” class will meet at 6:30 p.m.
BARK RIVER — Sunday worship with full communion is at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. This week’s text is from Matthew 15:10-28. 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.
HYDE/POWERS — The Eleventh 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. This week’s sermon text will be Romans 5:1 and focus on the third building block for a Christian home: peace. There will be a children’s sermon for the younger children attending. Coffee and conversation will follow the service at St. Paul’s.
St. Paul’s sister parish, Grace Lutheran in Powers, will hold the same service at 9:15 a.m. CST.
To learn more about the Bible or about St. Paul’s or Grace, 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 — The final two beach services will be held this week and next. 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 “Roots – God’s Image.” All are welcome. Sunday school classes are over for the summer. Nursery is available during the worship service.
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. Wednesday Bible study is over until fall.
ESCANABA — The summer choir sings in worship on Sunday and will meet at 9:15 a.m. for a short practice. The worship service is at 9:30 a.m., and a time of coffee and fellowship follows the service.
Bible study will be on Tuesday morning at church at 9 a.m., with readings from the New Testament letter to the Romans as the subject.
Deadline to register for a 10-day November trip to the Holy Land is Thursday. Contact the church office for information and cost at 786-3713.
Items for The Salvation Army food pantry can be brought to the church – peanut butter, cereal, box meals, soup, spaghetti, and similar items are needed.
Funds for school supplies for the Samuel Ziah UM School in Liberia can be brought in. Supplies will be purchased there rather than being shipped over from here.
Camp Michigamme will have Emmaus Walks for men and women in September as well as the Youth Fall Retreat. For more information, 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 is at 9:30 a.m. A staffed nursery is available. The “noisy offering” for Heifer Project, International will be collected, and the youth will serve as greeters, ushers, reader, and liturgist.
Tai Chi classes are being offered on Monday evenings at 5 p.m. Beginners always welcome. A donation per class helps support Camp Michigamme. The staff-parish relations committee is meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.
The education committee will meet on Tuesday at 6:45 p.m.
The praise team will practice at 7 p.m. on 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. Junior church and nursery are provided. Coffee and fellowship follow the service.
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 is on hiatus until September. The worship service, led by Mary Gavlek, is at 10 a.m. Pastor Mark Highum will deliver the message titled, “You’ve Got Mail: Smyrna.” Holy Communion is offered with the meditation by Jim Steinmetz.
Contact Terry at 789-4301 with any questions about the youth ministry, The Vision.
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.
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 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost will be led by Pastor Bo Lange and liturgist Sue Doran. A musical offering will be given by Bill Rinnie, with a duet by Sue Doran and Brad Bender. Childcare with Bible stories will be available from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children aged infant to preschool.
The church, which is ADA-accessible, is located at 9th Street and 1st Avenue South. Serving Delta County since 1866.
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/.