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.
BARK RIVER — Sunday school for all ages meets at 10 a.m. Sunday Worship will take place at 11 a.m.
Awana for grades K-6th will resume on Jan. 4 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ladies Bible Studies start up again on Jan. 11. Times are 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Call Becky at 241-3644 if you are interested.
A youth group sledding event will take place on Jan. 21 at 3:45 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,
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 church will celebrate communion to begin the new year at 10:30 a.m. Sunday along with songs, scriptures, and prayers. 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 — Holy Eucharist 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 — 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 (906)428-2848 or email@example.com. They can also be found on the web and on Facebook.
ESCANABA — Worship services will be held at 8:30 and 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. 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 Sunday morning worship service airs each week from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on WCHT AM 600 and FM 105.5.
Christmas decorations will be taken down at 9 a.m. on Monday.
On Tuesday, the friendship club will meet in the fellowship hall at noon. The Bay de Noc Choral Society will practice in the church sanctuary at 7 p.m., and men’s dartball will take place at 7:30 p.m.
Quilting will take place in the fellowship hall at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
At 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, the Morning Doves Circle will meet in the fellowship hall with hostess Ruth Vinette. The Bethany Belles Circle will meet at Elaine Peterson’s at the same time.
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 takes place at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, with Rev. Tom Otis presiding. The property committee meets at 9 a.m. Sunday school for kindergarten through fifth grades and Confirmation class for sixth through eighth grades begin at 9:15 a.m. There will be a coffee hour at 11:45 a.m.
Submissions to the annual report of the congregation are due Monday.
The sewing circle gathers at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Clergy text study meets at 10:30 a.m.
Bible study meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The afterschool Bible experience for kindergarten through fifth grades takes place from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Confirmation class takes place at 6 p.m., and the chancel choir will rehearse at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, the men’s group will meet at 9 a.m. Grace Circle gathers at Fairview at 2 p.m., and the congregation council will meet 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” school, confirmation, and choir start at 9 a.m. Sunday. At 9:30 a.m., Bible study will be held. Worship will take place at 10:30 a.m. At 8 p.m., an AA meeting will be held in the church lounge.
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, council and the Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m.
Sewing is at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. The Cub Scouts will meet at 6:30 p.m., and Outreach is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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.
On Saturday, Jan. 13, a first Communion class will be held for any child who would like to receive Communion and whose parents think they are ready to receive Communion. This class will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.
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.
BARK RIVER — Sunday’s worship service take place at 10 a.m. with full communion. This week’s lesson is Mark 1:4-11.
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. Choir practice will resume at 6 p.m.
Salem quilters gather on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
ESCANABA — Worship services for the Second Sunday after Christmas will be held on Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Paul Doletzky leading the services.
On Tuesday, Bible class meets at 10 a.m. The council meeting will be held at 6 p.m.
Catechism class meets from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The elders meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
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. 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 (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. Nursery is available during the worship service. The guest speaker will present “A New Year’s Resolution of the Spirit.” 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.
Tuesday morning Bible study resumes on Jan. 16. 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 is at 6 p.m. in the lounge. All are welcome.
Pastor Elise will hold community office hours every Wednesday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Stone’s Deli; these office hours will begin again on Wednesday, Jan. 17.
The next pasty sale will be held on Friday, Jan. 19. Orders must be submitted by 9:15 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15.
ESCANABA — Worship for Epiphany Sunday will be held at 9:30 a.m. A DVD of events from 2017 will be part of the service, and a time of coffee and fellowship will follow the service. The undecorating of the sanctuary will take place during Sunday school time.
Chancel choir meets at Wednesday at 7:15 p.m.
Pasty-making takes place this week, with prep work on Thursday and assembly on Friday. Work will start at 9 a.m. both days.
There is a chart in the lobby highlighting the church’s mission giving for 2017.
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 — Today is Memorial’s turn to prepare and serve lunch at the Salvation Army’s Friendship Kitchen.
Sunday morning worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. A staffed nursery is available. Baptism of our Lord Sunday will be celebrated with the baptisms of two children and two adults. Everyone is invited to breakfast prepared and served by the men’s breakfast group after the 10:30 a.m. service. The missions committee will also meet after the 10:30 a.m. service.
On Monday, the finance committee will meet at 6 p.m.
On Tuesday, the membership care committee will meet at 9:30 a.m.
On Wednesday, the knitters and quilters meet 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 morning Bible study is at 10 a.m.
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 — 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.
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. Potluck is served the first Sunday of each month.
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 starts the first Wednesday of December 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 Baptism of the Lord will be celebrated by the Lord’s Supper. The service will be led by Pastor Bo Lange, and 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/.