Churches announce services and programs




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.



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, 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 — 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.



BARK RIVER — Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school classes for all ages including adult. The worship service starts at 11 a.m. Weekly prayer meeting takes place at 6 p.m. on Sundays followed by the evening service at 7 p.m.

Youth group for grades 7-12 meets Sunday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m.

Ladies Bible studies meet at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on ­Tuesday.

The children’s Christmas program will take place on Sunday, Dec. 10th at 6 p.m.

Visit our website at, e-mail or call 466-2486 for more information.


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.



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 or



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.



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.



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



RAPID RIVER — The church’s Christmas bazaar, “A Candlelight Christmas,” is today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A traditional dinner will be served.

Sunday morning worship services for the First Sunday of Advent begin at 10:30 a.m., and communion will be served. 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 church will have their annual Advent hymn sing at 7 p.m.

Bible study will be offered at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday in the fellowship hall.

The church will have three services for Christmas Eve on Dec. 24 — their regular 10:30 a.m. service, and candlelight services at 7 and 11 p.m.



MANISTIQUE — The First Sunday of Advent will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Angus Wright ­presiding.

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.


GLADSTONE — The District Board for the Hiawatha District meets today at St. Stephen’s Church in Escanaba. The Rev. Manuel Padilla, Ministry Developer will present a reflection on the Nicene Creed at 11 a.m.

The First Sunday of Advent will be observed at Trinity with the lighting of the Advent wreath and the Eucharist at 10 a.m. The Rev. Suzanne Ray will preside, and the Rev. Robert Flaminio will be the preacher. Childcare is available each Sunday. The youth group will serve breakfast after the ­service.

“Breaking Bread” is an alternative gathering to Sunday mornings and is open to all who would like to attend. The gathering opens with a meal, followed by a discussion on who Jesus is as he taught us about love, justice, compassion, and sacrifice. It begins at 6 p.m. at Jack’s Restaurant in Rapid River. For more information, or to make reservations for the meal, call 474-9926 and leave your name.

For more information about Trinity Church and the Episcopal Church, visit



GLADSTONE — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. The guest speaker is Dave Mason. Nursery care and Sunday school (PK-6th grades) will be provided this Sunday during worship service. The youth director is Tana Porath. There will be a soup and sandwich fundraiser after the service hosted by the youth group — all are invited.

The church’s children’s Christmas program will take place on Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. Cookies and refreshments will follow the program.

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 428-2848 or They can also be found on the web and on Facebook.



ESCANABA — Today, Honors Choir will be held at the church from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Bay de Noc Choral Society will practice for their Christmas concert at 7 p.m. The concert will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

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 and the senior choir will rehearse in the church sanctuary.

The Sunday morning worship service airs each week from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on WCHT AM 600 and FM 105.5.

Sunday school classes will be held and the children and cherub’s choir will rehearse at 9:30 a.m. Senior choir practice will also take place in the church sanctuary.

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 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 420-1234 or Bethany is also listed on Facebook.


RAPID RIVER — The First Sunday of Advent will be celebrated at 6 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, with Holy Communion at both services. Pastor Steve Gauger will be presiding. Sunday school follows the service at 10:30 a.m.

Mid-week Advent services will be held Wednesday and on Dec. 13 and 20 with worship at 7 p.m. Join us for fellowship with supper at 6 p.m. before the service.

The children’s Christmas program will be held Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. with rehearsals set for Sunday, and Dec. 10 and 16.

For more information contact the church at 474-9353.


ESCANABA — Sunday school for all ages starts at 9:30 a.m. Family worship service in the church sanctuary will follow at 10:30 a.m. The service will be led by Pastor Mike Cummings. The First Sunday of Advent will be observed, and the Lord’s Supper will be served.

Bible study will be held on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m.


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

The next Food Pantry Day is Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m

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


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 — “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 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.

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

Bible study will be held at 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

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

Advent services will begin on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Dec. 16, the annual cookie walk will be held from 9 a.m. to noon.

The children’s Christmas program and Sunday school awards will be during 10:30 a.m. worship on Sunday, Dec. 17.


ESCANABA — The youth group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight.

The church will celebrate the First 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. The church’s annual meeting will be held after the 10:30 a.m. service. Elections of officers and vacant positions on the council will take place during this time. Confirmation classes will follow the 10:30 a.m. service at noon. Camp Luther permission slips are due today and can be returned to DCE Intern Noah Bauer.

Tuesday Bible study will take place at 5:30 p.m.

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 meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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.


BARK RIVER — Confirmation class will be held Sunday at 9 a.m., and Sunday school will be conducted at 10 a.m. to prepare for the Christmas program. Sunday worship with full Communion is at 10 a.m. This week’s text is from Mark 13: 24-37. 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.


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.

For additional information about church activities, contact Pastor Diane Srutowski at 420-1234 or 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. Nursery is available during the worship service. Sunday’s message is “Breaking Down Barriers: Peace.” The women’s group will meet in room 9 at 9:15 a.m.

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


ESCANABA — Worship for the First Sunday of Advent is at 9:30 a.m. Communion will be served and is open to all. 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.

Choir practice will be held Wednesday at 7:15 p.m.

The annual cookie walk will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m.

The choir program is part of the worship service next Sunday.


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 341-6662 or visit


GLADSTONE — Sunday worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. A staffed nursery will be available during the latter service. The church’s intergenerational, interactive “Growing in Faith Together” starts at 9:30. After the 10:30 a.m. service, the men will serve a breakfast they have prepared.

Cookie baking will take place on the first week of December in preparation for the Christmas cookie sale, bake sale, bazaar, and soup luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9:30 to 12:30. Cookie baking times are Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.

The altar guild Christmas party will begin at 5 p.m. Monday. The grief support group called “Grace Group” is at 7p.m.

The knitters and quilters meet on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. Pastor Caroline Hart leads the youth class at 6 p.m. The bell choir practices at 6 p.m., followed by the vocal choir at 7 p.m.

The Thursday Bible study is at 10 a.m.

The Youthquakes and Tremors will have a craft day at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.

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 or visit their website at



(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.


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.


ESCANABA — The church’s week to host Delta County’s homeless shelter, Hope at the Inn, starts Sunday at 6 p.m. and runs through Sunday, Dec. 10 at 8 a.m. There is a sign-up sheet to prepare and/or serve meals, and a list of breakfast items needed on hand at the church building. The church is collecting Christmas items and cereal for the December Christian Closet; donations are requested on Sunday. The church’s next Closet will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

The family night group will sing Christmas carols at West Highland on Wednesday. Supper will be served at 5 p.m. at the church building, and participants will drive over to West Highland at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The adult Bible class at 10 a.m. is finishing up the study of Colossians with Marc Sundquist. The class is open to the public.

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 — 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.

Service is videotaped live on Facebook at 10 a.m. each Sunday.

Prayer meeting is held Thursday at 6 p.m.

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 for all ages is at 9 a.m. The worship service, led by Mary Gavlek, follows at 10 a.m. Pastor Mark Highum will deliver a message titled “Christmas at the Movies: Miracle on 42nd Street (Matt 1: 1-17).” Holy Communion will be offered with a meditation by Chuck Thompson, 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.

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 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For questions, contact Terry at 789-4301.

Another 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 or phone/text 280-4481 for more information.


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.

For information about the church, call 238-4252.



ESCANABA — Men’s ministry begins today and will go from 8 to 10 a.m.

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

Women’s Bible studies available.

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

For more information, call Paul Culbertson at 241-6061, email, or visit



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 First Sunday of Advent will be led by Pastor Bo Lange and liturgist Rod Rahoi. A musical offering will be given by Bill Rinne 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 Ave. 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.





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, 241-5373,, or Facebook for more ­information.




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.

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