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 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 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 — Sunday worship will take place at 9 and 11 a.m. Fellowship time will take place at 10:30 a.m.
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.
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 worship will take place at 11 a.m.
Awana for grades K-6th will resume on Thursday from 7 p.m. to -8 p.m.
Ladies Bible studies start up again on Thursday, Jan. 11th. Times are 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Call Becky at 241-3644 if interested.
A youth group sledding event will take place on Sunday, Jan. 21st at 3:45 p.m. leaving from the church. Call if interested.
Visit our website at barkriverbiblechurch.com, e-mail email@example.com or call 466-2486 for more information. All times listed are eastern.
ROCK BIBLE CHAPEL
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.
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 — The Rapid River Congregational Church will meet at the meetinghouse at 10:30 a.m. Sunday for a time of worship and prayer. Sunday school for seventh grade through adults meets at 9:15 a.m., and Sunday school for kindergarten through sixth grade meets during the 10:30 a.m. service.
Bible studies will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday.
MANISTIQUE — Lessons and carols will be offered at Sunday’s 10:30 a.m. service. Rev. Angus Wright will preside.
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 — Christmas lesson and carols will be celebrated on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. Rev. Suzanne Ray will preside. Childcare is available.
On Wednesday, the ministry support team will meet at 6 p.m. at the church. On Saturday, Jan. 6, Trinity will celebrate Epiphany with a pot-luck meal beginning at 5 p.m.
For more information about the Episcopal Church, please go to upepiscopal.org. Trinity is located at the corner of 9th and Dakota in Gladstone.
GLADSTONE — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Nursery care is provided every Sunday during worship service.
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 428-2848 or email@example.com. They can also be found on the web and on Facebook.
ESCANABA — A Sunday morning worship service will take place at 10:45 a.m. in the church sanctuary. 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.
The Sunday morning worship service airs each week from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on WCHT AM 600 and FM 105.5.
The committee chairperson annual report is due in the church office on Tuesday.
Quilting will take place in the fellowship hall at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Next Sunday, Jan. 7, worship services will be held at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Coffee fellowship is from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. At 9:30 a.m., adult forum hour will be held, Sunday school classes will meet, and the senior choir and children and cherub’s choir will practice.
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.
RAPID RIVER — The First Sunday after Christmas will be celebrated today at 6 p.m. and tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be served at both services.
ESCANABA FREE (AFLC)
ESCANABA — Sunday school for all ages is postponed until after the New Year. Family worship service led by Pastor Mike Cummings will begin at 10:30 a.m. Bible study is held on Wednesday evening in the lower level of the church at 6:30 p.m.
ROCK –Church services will start at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school will be held during the service.
Coffee and fellowship will follow the service.
For questions, call the church 356-6225.
GLADSTONE — Worship with Holy Communion takes place at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, with Rev. Tom Otis presiding. There will be a coffee hour at 11:45 a.m. First Lutheran will host Hope at the Inn beginning Sunday evening.
The office will be closed for New Year’s Day Monday.
The sewing circle gathers at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Bible study meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Confirmation class takes place at 6 p.m., and the chancel choir will rehearse 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 — Worship services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Holy Communion will be shared during the service. There will be no Sunday school or confirmation. 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 at 8 p.m. in the church lounge.
On Monday, the church office will be closed and the Boy Scouts will not gather.
Sewing is at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
AA will meet on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Bible study will take place on Thursday beginning at 7:15 p.m.
VA support groups meet Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The church is located at 600 South Lincoln Road. For more information call the church at 786-6771 or visit online at www.immanuelconnection.org.
ESCANABA — The youth group will not meet today.
The church will celebrate the First Sunday after Christmas and the arrival of 2018 at their 8 a.m. traditional service and 10:30 a.m. contemporary service Sunday. Adult Bible study and Sunday school will take place at 9:15 a.m.
Tuesday Bible study begins at 5:30 p.m.
On Thursday, the men’s Bible study will meet at 6:30 a.m. The Aktion Club meets at the church at noon.
On Saturday, Jan. 6, the Epiphany will be celebrated. The youth group will gather for their first meeting of the new year from 7 to 8 p.m. with DCE Intern Noah Bauer.
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 — Sunday’s worship service will focus on lessons and carols. The interim pastor is Steve Cowen.
The men’s ecumenical group meets at the Firekeeper’s Restaurant at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The local TOPS club meets at the church at 5:30 p.m.
Salem quilters gather on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
ESCANABA — Worship services for the First Sunday after Christmas will be held on Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Paul Doletzky leading the services. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services.
On Thursday, the church’s annual budget meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m.
For more information on services and the church, go to www.salemescanaba.org or contact the church at 786-0363.
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 email@example.com. 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. There will be a hymn sing during this Sunday’s service. Nursery is available during the worship service. 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.
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. Tuesday morning Bible study will not be held until Tuesday, Jan. 16.
Wednesday Bible study will return on Wednesday.
Community office hours will not be held again until Wednesday, Jan. 17.
ESCANABA — Worship for the First Sunday after Christmas is at 9:30 a.m., with a time of coffee and fellowship afterward. There is no Sunday school this week.
On Wednesday, choir practices resume at 7:15 p.m.
The “Upper Room” devotional magazine for January/February is available in the lobby.
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 morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. No 8:30 a.m. service or Christian education will be offered this week. A staffed nursery is available during the 10:30 service.
On Wednesday, the knitters and quilters meet at 9 a.m. The bell choir practices at 6 p.m., followed by the vocal choir at 7 p.m.
The Thursday morning Bible study is at 10 a.m.
Next Saturday, Jan. 6, Memorial will prepare and serve lunch at the Salvation Army’s Friendship Kitchen.
Memorial’s clothes closet is open each Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gently used clothing is available for all.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the church’s 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.
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.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
ESCANABA — Dave Albaugh will present the sermon on Sunday.
Families are invited to join the church on Wednesday evenings for their activities. The church meets together for supper at 5:30 p.m. and activities begin at 6 p.m. Everyone can participate, and there are activities for all ages.
A new adult Bible class, “In Pursuit of Holiness,” will start on Sunday, Jan. 14. Dave Grant will lead the class, which will study holiness in both the Old and New Testaments.
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.
Service is videotaped live on Facebook at 10:35 a.m. each Sunday. However, announcements, prayers, and songs all begin at 10 a.m. for anyone attending the service.
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 — 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 10 a.m. at 301 N. Lincoln St. inside the Delta Plaza Mall in Escanaba. Enter 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 is on Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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 First Sunday after Christmas Day will be led by Pastor Bo Lange and liturgist Paul DeHaan. 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 Avenue South.
ESCANABA — Bible study for all ages begins Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Worship hour follows at 11 a.m. Copies of the weekly message are available.
The Community Service Center food pantry adjacent to the church is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday and Saturday.
Prayer meeting takes place Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the school.
Christian school is available for grades K-8. Grades 1-8 meet from 8 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Kindergarten meets from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
ESCANABA — Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Worship hour follows at 11 a.m.
Social service assistance is available 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the Community Services Building.
The Soup Kitchen is open 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 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/.