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.
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 start up for student ministries, (6th-12th grade) is on Wednesday with the annual fall kick-off event. 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.
For more information, visit Grace906.com.
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.
RAPID RIVER — Sunday school for seventh graders through adults will start at 9:15 a.m. Worship service is at 10:30 a.m. at the meetinghouse on Cleveland Street in Rapid River. Sunday school for kindergarten through sixth grade will begin after the children’s message. A service will be held at Christian Park Village at 1:30 p.m.
Bible study will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the fellowship hall.
A special offering will be collected for “One Great Hour of Sharing” for Hurricane Harvey relief on Sunday, Sept. 17.
The annual budget meeting will be held following the worship service on Sunday, Sept. 24.
MANISTIQUE — The Fourteenth 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 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated at the 10 a.m. service where Rev. David Simmons will preside and Richard Rusch will preach.
The Wednesday Holy Eucharist service will be held at 10 a.m. in the chapel.
The music committee will meet at 11 a.m. in the Nave.
The Delta County Medical Loan Closet is located at St. Stephen’s. The Closet loans a wide variety of devices.
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.
ESCANABA — Rally Day, one worship service will be held 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. the first and third Sunday of the month during the school year. 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.
Bible study class “Light of Lessons” a series of informal studies based on the scripture lessons for the next Sunday is from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday. Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
A personnel committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, and Wednesday.
Zumba in the education building takes place on Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
The Friendship Club will have a catered meal at noon on Tuesday. The choral society will practice in the church sanctuary at 7 p.m.
On Wednesday, quilting in the fellowship hall at 9 a.m. Adult education, “Reformation 500” will take place at 7 p.m.
Bethany Belles Circle will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Jean Peterson’s home, and the Morning Doves Circle will meet in the fellowship hall at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday.
The Ark Preschool is a licensed, non-profit, preschool for children two and half to six years old. A certified director, teachers, and teaching assistants provide an enriched environment for the children to grow. The Ark continues to offer classes for children each Tuesday through Thursday in the education wing. For more information or to register for the 2017-18 school year, call Chris Brzezenski at 428-1630 or Bethany Lutheran Church at 786-5410.
Bethany is handicap accessible. For more information, visit www.bethanyescanaba.com or on Facebook.
PERKINS — Worship on Sunday begins at 9:15 a.m. and is led by Pastor Diane Srutowski. Coffee hour follows worship. Sunday school is at 11 a.m.
The quilters meet on Thursday at 10 a.m.
For additional information about church activities, contact Pastor Diane Srutowski at (906)420-1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bethany is also listed on Facebook.
GLADSTONE — Worship with Holy Communion will take place on Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with Rev Tom Otis presiding. Blessing of the backpacks and the installation of Sunday school teachers will take place at both worship services.
Today is Rally Day. Sunday school and confirmation will meet at 9:15 a.m. The praise band will rehearse at 11:30 a.m. and there will be a luncheon to benefit Hope at the Inn, also 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 Gladstone Ministerium will meet at noon.
Bible study meets on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Charity Circle will gather at 1 p.m. at Arla Pearson’s. The Chancel Choir will rehearse at 7 p.m., and confirmation class also meets at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, the men’s group will meet at 9 a.m., and Grace Circle will hold their monthly meeting at Bayview at 2 p.m. Training on “Conversations About Things That Matter” for council members and congregation leaders will take place at 7 p.m.
Tried-n-true will hold its monthly program and luncheon at noon on Friday. Call the church office by Wednesday to RSVP.
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 — Rally day for “Sonday Funday” begins at 9 a.m. All children age three through 9th grade are welcome to attend. Full choir will be held at 9 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.
Council with devotions lead by Kelli van Ginhoven begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, and the Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m.
On Tuesday, sewing will meet at 9 a.m. Cub Scouts will meet at 6:30 p.m., and outreach at 7 p.m.
An AA meeting will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Bible study will take place at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday.
VA support groups will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.
ESCANABA — Nacho Saturday will be held at the Salvation Army today, from 5 to 7 p.m. The dinner is a H.A.T.I. fundraiser and there is a cost to attend.
The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost and Rally Day will be celebrated with a traditional service at 8 a.m. and a contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible study and Sunday school will take place at 9:15 a.m.
An ice cream social, sponsored by the youth and DCE Noah Bauer will be held after the contemporary service.
The elders will meet at 5:30 p.m., followed by the church council at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Men’s Bible study will take place on Thursday at 6:30 a.m.
OSL will sponsor the Salvation Army noon meal on Saturday, Sept. 16. Bring your food items to the church by Thursday at 2:30 p.m. for this meal.
The youth will hold a bonfire, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Office hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The church is located at 2401 North Lincoln Road, Escanaba.
BARK RIVER — Sunday worship with full communion is at 10 a.m. Service on the green will be held at the park across from the church, followed by a potluck picnic. This week’s text is from Matthew 18:15-20.
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.
Sunday school and confirmation classes will resume on Sunday, Sept. 17.
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 (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 — Sunday school kickoff begins at 9 a.m. with a breakfast prepared by the women’s Bible study class. Meet the teachers at the breakfast. Worship service is at 10:30 a.m. Pastor’s message is “Setting the Clock for Freedom-Time.” 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 the second and fourth 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. at Stone’s Deli.
Bible study begins on Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Watch the bulletin for further information.
Wednesday Bible study begins on Sept. 13 at 6 p.m., studying “Heaven, Hell, and Life after Death.” This is a 6-week, no-homework 40 minute Bible study.
Beginning on Sunday, Sept. 17, coffee fellowship is at 10 a.m., with the worship service at 10:30 a.m. Also the children will take up the noisy offering.
ESCANABA — The choir begins its regular season and will have a short practice before the service at 9:15 a.m. The worship service is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school also begins today at 10:45 a.m., with classes for youth and adults
A Bible study will be held on Tuesday morning, with the focus on the New Testament letter to the Romans.
Choir practice is on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m.
An all-church picnic will be held at the Merrills’ home in Cornell Saturday, Sept. 16 beginning at 5 p.m., with yard games, venison, and good fellowship.
Pledge envelopes for the 25th annual CROP Walk are available from Barb Snyder.
At Camp Michigamme there are Emmaus Walks for men and women, 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 — The youth group will work at the VanAire picnic today, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A nacho dinner will held at The Salvation Army to benefit Hope at the Inn, from 5 to 7 p.m. There is a fee to attend.
The 9:15 a.m. adult Sunday school class will be discussing the book titled “Revival.” Fall worship schedule begins Sunday, with services being held at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. A staffed nursery is available during the 10:30 a.m. service. After the 10:30 a.m. service, the men will serve breakfast.
The finance committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday evening.
The knitters and quilters will meet on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. Service guild will have their first meeting of the season at 1:30 p.m. The bell choir practices at 6 p.m., followed by the vocal choir at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.
The 10 a.m. Thursday morning Bible study has resumed. Tai Chi classes are being offered on Thursday evenings at 4:45 p.m. Beginners always welcome. A donation per class helps support Camp Michigamme. An education meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. as the Sunday school program will be re-vamped.
Saturday, Sept. 6 is the first movie night of the season, starting at 6 p.m.
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 — 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. A campfire will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 13, following the meal at 5:30 p.m. Jason Davis will lead the devotional. The public is welcome to join.
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. 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 will be beginning at 9 a.m. The worship service, let by Mary Gavlek, follows at 10 a.m. Pastor Mark Highum will deliver the message titled, “You’ve Got Mail: Thyatira.” Holy Communion will be offered, with the meditation by Chuck Thompson. Following church, a retirement party will be held honoring Al Moras.
The women’s Monday evening Bible study will be beginning a series on prayer. Contact Mary G. at 786-4133 if interested in joining.
The sewing/quilting group meets Thursday at 1 p.m. Call Mary P. at 786-1997 for more information.
The youth ministry,“The Vision,” begins its new season with a bonfire night, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday.
A second women’s Bible study takes place twice monthly on Saturday at 9 a.m. Call Heather at 233-0364 for location.
A group of people from Lakeside will be participating in the Walk for Life on Saturday, Sept. 16. Contact Mary G. at 786-4133 with any questions.
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 is 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. 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. Children’s ministry available for children up to ten years old during worship.
Women’s Bible studies available.
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 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost will be led by Pastor Bo Lange and liturgist Aubree Peterson. A musical offering will be given by Bill Rinnie, and music director D. Ann Wood. Childcare with Bible stories will be available in the nursery from 10 a.m. to noon for children aged infant to preschool.
The church, which is ADA-accessible, is located at 9th Street and 1st Avenue South. 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 noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
BAY DE NOC AREA
ESCANABA — The UU Fellowship 10:30 a.m. service will be held at the Bonifas Arts Center, 700 1st Avenue South studio entrance. Child care and religious exploration are provided for the service and socialization precedes and follows the service. A forum discussion on the First Unitarian Universalist Principle “The inherent worth and dignity of every person,” will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Upper Gallery of the Bonifas Arts Center.
Service will be led by Dan Young and presented by Laurie Johnson for the “Service of Ingathering and Water Communion.”
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/.