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 ministries are at 6:30 p.m., which include youth group, Royal Rangers, girl’s ministries, adult Bible study, and Life Groups. Nursery is available during the ministries.
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 during the service. This is for children in nursery through fifth grade.
Student ministries, (6th-12th grade) is on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. 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.
BARK RIVER — Sunday school classes for all ages begins at 10 a.m., with classes for all ages.
Sunday morning worship service takes place at 11 a.m. Youth Group for grades seventh through twelfth meets Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Evening services include a prayer meeting at 6 p.m., and the service follows at 7 p.m.
Ladies Bible studies meet at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Call Becky at 241-3644 to sign up.
Awana meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. All children grades K-6th are welcome.
A hayride will take place at the Granquist farm on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.
Call the church at 466-2486 if you would like further 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
RAPID RIVER — Pastor Appreciation will be celebrated with a potluck luncheon following the 10:30 a.m. service. The service will be a communion service where we will sing, pray, hear scripture and take a special offering for the Benevolence Fund.
The annual fall rummage sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a soup and sandwich luncheon along with desserts will be available.
On Sunday, Oct. 29 all are invited to the hymn-sing at 7 p.m.
MANISTIQUE — The Seventeenth 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 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated at the 10 a.m. service. 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 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. Charles Mineau will preside at the service. The Rev. Suzanne will be the preacher for the service. Church school begins at 10 a.m. Childcare is available each Sunday. The youth group will sponsor a breakfast following the service.
Breaking Bread takes place the first Tuesday of each month at Jack’s Restaurant. The meal begins at 6 p.m., followed with discussion at 7 p.m. This is open to all. For more information, call 428-4116 and leave your name.
Volunteers are needed for the Saturday Noon Luncheons at the Salvation Army. Contact Maria Maniaci for more information at 428-9224.
Monies for Hurricane relief in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and the Caribbean may be made to Episcopal Relief and Development. Make checks out to ERD, and sent to Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan, 131 East Ridge, Marquette, MI 49855.
For more info 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.
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 — Worship service will be held 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. the first and third Sunday of the month during the school year. All are welcome. Adult forum hour will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall downstairs,“The Impact of the Reformation Today.” Sunday school classes and the children and cherub’s choir will meet at 9:30 a.m., along with the senior choir practice being held 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.
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. Dinner will be served to the students of Bay de Noc Community College at 5 p.m. Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
Zumba in the education building takes place on Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
Choral society practice in the church sanctuary at 7 p.m. and men’s dartball league will be held on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at First Lutheran in Gladstone.
On Wednesday, quilting in the fellowship hall at 9 a.m. Confirmation class will be held for seventh thru ninth grade at 6 p.m. Adult education, “Reformation 500” will take place at 7 p.m. in the education building.
On Sunday, Oct. 8 at the 10:45 a.m. service the dedication of quilts, sewing kits, school and health kits will take place.
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. Sunday school for kindergarten through fifth grades, along with confirmation for sixth through eighth grades and a parents’ class of infant through elementary age children all begins at 9:15 a.m. The praise band will rehearse at 11:30 a.m. A sloppy joe benefit luncheon to raise money for hurricane victims will be held starting at 11:30 a.m.
The handbell choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.
On Tuesday, the Sewing Circle gathers at 9 a.m., and clergy text study meets at 10:30 a.m.
Bible study meets on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. The Afterschool Bible Experience for kindergarten through fifth grades will meet from 3:45 to 5 p.m., followed by supper. Confirmation class meets at 6 p.m. The Chancel Choir will rehearse at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, the worship and music committee will meet at 5 p.m. The Women of the ELCA will present a program entitled “Quilting Bee” 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 — “Sonday Funday” begins at 9 a.m. All children in preschool through ninth grade are welcome to attend. Choir practice will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, and worship with Holy Communion will be held at 10:30 a.m. with children’s choir. 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.
On Monday, the boy scouts will meet at 7 p.m.
Sewing will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. RICC will meet at noon. Outreach will meet 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.
On Sunday, Oct. 22, chalk for Christ artist Rod Snow will be at Immanuel. He is a full-time professional chalk-artist/ventriloquist. His talks are inspired by his relationship with God and his desire to reach out to others. He will do a presentation at 9 a.m. to the Sunday school and confirmation classes and again during 10:30 a.m. worship. The community is invited to attend.
ESCANABA — Youth group will meet tonight at 7 p.m. Enjoy Bible study, games, food, fellowship, and refreshments. This is for students in sixth through twelfth grades.
The Seventeenth 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 and Sunday school will take place at 9:15 a.m. Confirmation classes begin at noon. Pastor Al and DCE Noah Bauer will be the instructors. Parents will sign up on a weekly basis for the lunch. A sign up sheet will be available in the fellowship hall. See DCE Noah Bauer for more information, 719-338-4364.
Bible study will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. This study will meet the first and third Tuesday of the month.
Men’s Bible study will take place on Thursday at 6:30 a.m. AKTION Club meets at noon.
Movie night takes place on Friday, starting with the reformation dinner at 6:30 p.m., and the The Lutheran Movie starting at 7 p.m.
A color tour will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7. Contact Pam Sliva for more informatin at 786-5358.
The church is located at 2401 North Lincoln Road, Escanaba.
BARK RIVER — Confirmation class will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday school will be conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday worship with full communion is at 10 a.m. This week’s text is from Matthew 21:23-32. 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. Choir practice is at 6 p.m.
Salem quilters gather at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
HYDE/POWERS — The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated at St. Paul’s 8:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Pastor Ronald Zindler will preside and preach on the Old Testament reading for this Sunday, Genesis 50: 15-21 and “What to do when people hurt you?” Hear how Joseph dealt with his brothers when the tables were turned in their lives. There will be a children’s sermon for the younger children.
St. Paul’s sister parish, Grace Lutheran in Powers, will hold the same service at 9:15 a.m. CST.
Coffee and Conversation will follow the service at St. Paul’s.
Bible study resumes on Friday at St. Paul’s, beginning at 10 a.m. Studying Messianic prophecies, presently in the Psalms.
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. 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 — Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. The women’s group meets in room 9 at 9:15 a.m. each Sunday. Coffee fellowship is at 10 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:30 a.m. This week is Communion Sunday. Pastor’s message is “Radical Hospitality” — first in the Series “Being the Church.” Nursery is available during the worship service.
Youth group meets Sunday evening, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
WDBC Radio 680AM airs the 10:30 a.m. worship service each Sunday.
Tuesday morning Bible study meets in the lounge at 9:30 a.m. 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. Wednesday Bible study is at 6 p.m. in the lounge. All are welcome.
Sign up for the “Day of Inspiration” with Ray Buckley, held at the Marquette Hope Connection Center. Call (906) 228-4644 or email email@example.com.
ESCANABA — The worship service is at 9:30 a.m., and communion will be served. This is open to all. A special offering for World Communion Sunday, and this assists with Crusade Scholarships for students around the world. Sunday school for youth and adults is at 10:45 a.m.
The CROP Walk for Hunger is also on Sunday, with Central UMC the starting point. Registration for the walk is at 12:30 p.m. with the walk starting at 1 p.m. Youth group for grades seventh to twelfth is at 7 p.m. on Sunday, meeting at Central UMC.
Choir practice takes place on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m.
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 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.
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 for all ages is at 9 a.m. The worship service is at 10 a.m. Elder Jim Steinmetz will deliver the message. Holy Communion will be offered with the meditation by Chuck Thompson, and junior church is available.
The women’s Monday evening 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 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call Mary P. at 786-1997 for more information.
The youth group, “The Vision,” meets Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
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 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. 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. 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 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost ( World Communion Sunday) will be celebrated by the Lord’s Supper and led by Pastor Bo Lange and liturgist Carolyn Pelto. 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 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 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/.