Churches announce summer schedules and activities



ESCANABA – Sunday morning worship services are at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Nursery is available for both services. Sunday school classes are provided for all ages at 9. Children in grades 1-5 meet for Kids’ Zone during the 10:30 service. Classroom activities are also provided during the 10:30 service for preschool-kindergarten children. “Connections” fellowship is held immediately following each service. The high school youth group, led by Pastor Jacob and Joy Comer, meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Comers’ residence.

Men’s Bible study takes place at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the church. “Christian Men’s Fellowship Coffee Hour” follows at 8:15 at Culver’s.

Wednesday night summer ministries include Preschool (ages 3-K), “Race to Win” (a children’s musical) for grades 1-6, and Fuel (junior high). An adult study is led by Pastor Derheim. In addition, there will be Open Volleyball at Ludington Park for everyone 18 and over. Nursery will not be available on Wednesday during the summer months.

Celebrate Recovery meets Thursday from 7 8:30 p.m. This is a 12-step, Christ-centered, Biblical program that gives hope for those who struggle with hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

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ESCANABA – Interactive classes for all ages begin at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. The worship service with Pastor Kelsey follows at 11. Bay Pines service is at 2:30 p.m. Singing, testimonies and Bible study are at 6.

Prayer and Bible study in Proverbs 7 begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Volunteers will work at the church beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

A nursery is available for all services


ESCANABA – Sunday morning prayer starts at 8, followed by fellowship until 9:30. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 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. The worship service follows at 10:45. Pastor Brian Swillum will continue his series in the Book of John. Nursery is available.

The church office phone number is 786-6323 and website is


GLADSTONE – Sunday school for all ages meets at 9 a.m. Morning worship time begins with Fellowship at 10, followed by the worship service at 10:30. Nursery is available during the worship service. 1824 young adults Bible study is at 7 p.m.

Contact the church office for more information regarding small groups and men’s and women’s Bible study groups.

To schedule an appointment with senior pastor, Dr. Stephen Patrick, contact the church at 428-1331, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Little Light of Mine Preschool and Childcare Center is a fully licensed preschool/

childcare center offered at Grace Church. The center offers preschool for 3 and 4 year olds during the school year and year-round childcare on Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact Myrna Hughes, director, at 428-9482.



BARK RIVER – Sunday school with classes for all ages takes place at 10 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. Evening services include prayer meeting at 6, Youth Group for grades 7-12 at 6:30-8 and evening service at 7.

The Ladies are currently studying the names of God using the book, “Lord I Want to Know You.” This study takes place on Tuesdays from 10-12 a.m.

More information can be found at, by calling 466-2486, or by email at


ESCANABA – Sunday service for the GeT Up! Begin Again Church is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. with Tom Fillman (“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”) Nursery is available.

“The Journey to Freedom” discipleship is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The church is located at 612 2nd Avenue South. Office hours are Monday and Tuesday 6-9 p.m. For more information, contact Fillman at 789-5391.



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



GLADSTONE – Contemporary praise and worship service and children’s ministry are offered at 10 a.m. Sunday. The evening service is at 6.

Wednesday evening classes for all ages start at 7.

Pastor Tony Morrison responds to requests for home visits and personal prayers. Call 428-9445.



ESCANABA – Sunday school is held at 9:45 a.m., followed by the morning worship service with Pastor George Chouinard at 11. Evening service is at 6.

Wednesday activities include a soup and sandwich supper and seminar beginning at 6:30 p.m. Prayer follows at 7:30. “Caravan,” a scouting program for children age 4 through sixth grade, meets at 7. Contact Bethany Chouinard at or call 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 and breakfast 10:30. Sunday Parish prayer meeting is from 7:30-9 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 (call first).

Contact Pastor Lon M. Hider at 644-2618 or email



RAPID RIVER – Sunday morning worship service is at 10:30 a.m. Adult Sunday school class begins at 9:15. Junior Church and nursery are provided during the worship service.

Bible studies are offered at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday.

For more information about church activities, or for a prayer request, call 474-6646.



MANISTIQUE – The congregation will gather for Holy Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Tom Lippart will preside. A social hour with refreshments will follow the service.


ESCANABA – The Second Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated with a 10 a.m. service. Rev. David Simmons will preside and Jennie Chapman will preach.

Mid-week Eucharist is Wednesday at 10 a.m.

The Delta County Medical Loan Closet is located at St. Stephen’s. The Closet loans a wide variety of devices.


GLADSTONE – A service of Baptism and Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Suzanne Ray will preside at the service. Mary Bergman will preach. Childcare is available.

A viewing and discussion of short video clips that impact the lives of individuals and explore the world from the perspective of Jesus will take place in Rapid River on Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, call 474-9926.

Covenant Group meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

The Youth Group will participate on the water as they ride the Inland Seas next week. For more information, contact Dale Jamison or Bobbi Ryan.

Non perishable food items are always welcome at Trinity Church on Sunday mornings. Items go to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.



GLADSTONE – Preparation for worship/prayer takes place from 9:30-9:45 a.m. on Sunday. Worship time follows at 10 with a consecration service. Rev. Peter Sjobolm will be the guest speaker. Sunday school for K-6th-grade is from 10:20 to 11. Church pastor is Rev. Nathan Langager.

Salvation Army food collection is continuing. Items should be put in the cart in the narthex. The Newborn Dresser Ministry is ongoing. Items can be put in the dressers provided.

The church office is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.



ESCANABA – Worship on the 2nd Sunday After Pentecost begins at 9:30 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Erik D. Heskin. The Gospel is from Matthew 10:24-39. Holy Communion will be celebrated. Acolytes are Maia Roll and Jacob Wight. The sound system will be operated by Leif Heskin. Child care is provided. A coffee hour with refreshments will be provided in the fellowship hall following the worship service. The Sunday worship service aires each week from 10:45-11:45 a.m. on WCHT AM 600.

The Monday service, led by Pastor Erik Heskin, begins at 7 p.m. in the air-conditioned Music Room in the Education Building. The Gospel is from Matthew 10:24-39. Holy Communion will be served. Boy Scout Troop 408 meets at 7.

The Ark Preschool has concluded and will resume classes on Sept. 2. The preschool offers classes for children 2 1/2 to 6 years old each Monday through Thursday in the education wing. For more information or to register for the 2014-15 school year, call Jeanne at 786-5410.

The Quilting Group meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief, Disaster Relief and baby quilts.

“Rise Up Together” is the theme for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Youth Gathering which will be held in Detroit in 2015. Local students attending the gathering will be selling brats and hotdogs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday at Elmer’s County Market.

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PERKINS – Sunday School begins at 9:30. Worship service with Holy Communion is at 10:30 followed by coffee fellowship.

Quilting takes place Friday at 11 a.m.


ISABELLA – Worship service begin at 8:45 a.m. Sunday with Pastor David Hueter presiding. Holy Communion will be served.


ESCANABA – Worship on the Second Sunday after Pentecost will be today at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with the celebration of Holy Communion. Refreshments will be served at 9 a.m. Sunday. The church’s annual picnic will be held at the pavilion in Ludington Park beginning at 11. The church will provide the meats and beverages; all others are asked to bring a dish to share. There will be games, bounce house, scavenger hunt, watermelon-eating contest, etc. for the kids.

The Bible study group that meets on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. will be studying the Book of Leviticus and wrapping up the Book of Numbers.

Coffee With the Staff is Thursday from 10-11 a.m. The Finance Committee will meet on Thursday at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Church Council meeting at 7.

The church office will be closed on Friday.


ESCANABA (AFLC) – Family worship service takes place at 10:30 a.m.

Bible study in the Book of Philemon will conclude on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.


GLADSTONE (ELCA) – Pastor Peggy Rose will lead worship on Sunday with the celebration of Holy Communion at 9 a.m.

The Sewing Circle gathers at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Youth & Family Summer Sewing also begins at 9. Clergy Text Study meets at 10:30.

Women’s summer Bible study begins at 7 p.m. Thursday.

LYO Youth Group is having an Outdoor Movie Night at 9 p.m. Friday.


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.

For more information, call the church office at 446-3446.


ESCANABA – Worship with Holy Communion on the Second Sunday after Pentecost begins at 10:30 a.m. with coffee fellowship following services. Greeters will be volunteers. Acolyte is Robert Harris. Communion assistants for Pastor Judy are Adele Peterson and Robert Harris. Cantor is Dave Mason and Lay Reader, Cara Sommers, will read the 1st Lesson from Jeremiah 20:7-13 and the 2nd Lesson from Romans 6:1b-11. The Children’s Sermon will be shared by Pastor Judy. Pastor will read the Gospel from Matthew 10:24-39. Usher Captain is Eli Mai, Communion preparers are Matthew Cayer and Tine Deiter, and Chancel Committee member is Barbara Denny. Nursery attendants are Kim Pepin and Shawn LeBoeuff. Nursery care is provided during the worship service. Coffee Hour Fellowship follows the service. AA meets at 8 p.m.

The Sewing ladies meet Monday at 9 a.m. to sew quilts for Lutheran World Relief, baby baptisms, miscellaneous gifts and those in need. Boy Scouts meet in the fellowship hall at 7 p.m. Immanuel Church Council meets in the lounge at 7.

AA meets Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Adult Bible study with Pastor Judy Kincaid meets in the lounge at 7 p.m. Thursday.

For more information about Immanuel, call 786-6771 or visit


ESCANABA – The Second Sunday After Pentecost will be celebrated with an early traditional service at 8 a.m. A contemporary worship service is scheduled for 10:30. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. The adult Bible study meets at 9:14. The youth of the church will be meet after the 10:30 service with DCE Mike Guevara. For more information, call Mike at the church office at 789-9350. A calendar of events will be planned.

The Youth Group will carpool at the church on Monday to attend the event at Noah’s Ark in the Wisconsin Dells. They will all be meeting at the Kuhuna Ticket booth at the Wisconsin Dells. Chaperones for the event are Jeff Spangenberg and and DCE Mike Guevara. They will provide more information as needed.

The Praise Team will practice at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Early Men’s Bible Study will meet Thursday at 6:30 a.m. at the church.


BARK RIVER (NALC) – Sunday worship takes place at 8 and 10 a.m. A congregational meeting will be held after the 10 o’clock service. Coffee fellowship is held after both services. Gospel from Matthew 10:24-39

Men’s ecumenical “Chat and Chew” group meets at Fire Keepers Restaurant at 8 a.m. Tuesday. TOPS meeting is held at 5:30 p.m.

Salem quilters gather at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Saturday Bible study is at 9:30 a.m. at the church.


ESCANABA – Worship services for the Second Sunday after Pentecost will be held at 8 and 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Paul Doletzky leading the services. Bible class for adults and teens is at 9:15.

The Anniversary Committee will meet Monday at 10 a.m. The Monday evening worship service begins at 6:30 p.m.

Several young people from the church will be attending the National Youth Rally, which is being held in Knoxville, Tenn., from Wednesday through Saturday.

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society annual convention is being held in Dallas, Texas, this year. It begins on Thursday and goes through Sunday. Several members from Salem will be attending the convention.

The Thursday morning Bible class is at 10.

For more information on services and the church, go to or contact the church at 786-0363.


HYDE – The Second Sunday after Pentecost will be observed this weekend at an 8:30 a.m. Sunday service. In place of the sermon, the congregation will be viewing the recent WELS short film, “Come, Follow Me,” detailing the meaning of Jesus’ death and resurrection to people like Peter and ourselves. The Lord’s Supper will also be celebrated. A “Coffee and Conversation” time will follow the service.

For more information on St. Paul’s and its services, call the office at 553-7321.


STONINGTON – Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:45 a.m.

Quilting takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Monday.

Adult Bible study is held bi-monthly.

For additional information about church activities, contact Diane Srutowski, Vicar, at (906) 420-1234 or



ESCANABA – A Sunday “Beach Service” begins at 8:30 a.m. at Ludington Park’s Aronson Island. Participants are asked to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Coffee fellowship is at 10, followed by the 10:30 worship service. Pastor’s Sunday message is entitled, “How Do You Love God?” Nursery is available. The women’s group meets in Room 9 at 9:15. WDBC Radio 680AM airs the 10:30 service each Sunday.

Tuesday morning Bible study meets in the lounge at 9:30. “Loving Fingers” Quilting group meets at 10 in Room 9.

Wednesday evening Bible study is at 6:30.

The office will be closed on Friday, June 27 and July 4.


ESCANABA – Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. and “Sunday VBS” is held during the service for children up to fifth grade.

Science Explorations take place at Camp Michigamme on Monday through Saturday. Elementary Mini-Camp is June 25 to 28. Teddy Bear Camp for age 4 to grade 2 (with an adult) is June 29 and 30. Those interested in attending any summer camp should contact the church office for registration information.


GLADSTONE – Sunday morning worship is at 9:30. A staffed nursery is available. After worship, there will be a planning meeting for the youth mission trip. All parents and youth interested in the mission trip should attend the 10:30 meeting.

Wednesday is the newsletter deadline. The Folding Crew will assemble the newsletters on Friday morning at 10:30.

Memorial’s Clothes Closet is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gently used clothing is available for all.

For more information about the church, visit



(Free Methodist)

GLADSTONE – New Horizons is conducting a rummage/bake sale during Gladstone’s Crazy Days today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Morning worship with Pastor Frank Scarcelli follows at 10:30. Nursery and junior church are provided.

Midweek adult prayer and Bible study are at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 28. The first “Run for the Cross” Run-Walk takes place on Saturday, June 28. Check-in time is 8 a.m., followed by the 5KL run/walk at 9. A Kids Dash with awards will follow at 9:45. A one-mile alternate will be provided. Joining for the race will be former pro ball player, Jason Mitchell of the Chicago Knights. A complementary brunch and raffle will follow the race. Pre-registration is $25 until Friday. Registration for the Kids Dash is $10. Guaranteed t-shirts will be available to all who pre-register. Late entry is $35. All proceeds will be used for church programs. For more information or to pre-register, call Rod Richer at (906) 241-4909.


TRENARY – Sunday worship begins at 8:45 a.m. and Sunday school at 10:15. Fellowship hour with coffee and snacks will follow.



ESCANABA – Sunday services are at 10 and 7 p.m. with prayer time a half hour before each service. Sunday school is also at 10.

Mid-week service with prayer time is Wednesday at 7 p.m. The youth also meet at 7.


ESCANABA – Classes for all ages are available followed by worship at 11 a.m.

Family Nights activities begin with supper at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Other activities include Bible stories, games, puppet shows and crafts, all beginning at 6. There is no charge for supper or class materials.

The TV Program, Let the Bible Speak, is on WLUC TV-6 every Sunday morning at 10:00. The Escanaba church produces this 30 minute Bible lesson with Dave Grant as the host.

The church is located at 5079 18th Road in the Soo Hill area of Escanaba. Call 233-0065 for more information.



FORD RIVER – Adult Sunday school class is at 9 a.m. preceding the morning worship service at 10. Junior church and nursery are provided. Coffee and fellowship follow the service.

Prayer meeting is held each Thursday evening.

There are also monthly men’s and women’s prayer breakfasts. Various Bible studies are ongoing. Call the church at 786-0747 for details on times and location. The church also has a website which contains recent sermons. Visit and click on audio clips.



ESCANABA – Sunday worship service begins at 10 a.m. Lay preacher Sam Maxedon will deliver the message. Holy Communion will be offered with a meditation by Joe Reinhardt.

The Sewing/Quilting group meets Wednesday at 9 a.m. Call Mary P. at 786-1997 for details.

Children accompanied by a parent or guardian are enjoying “Park Days” each Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The group will meet at Royce Park and are asked to bring a lunch and enjoy God’s creation with fun, physical activity and fellowship.

A second women’s Bible study meets twice monthly on Saturday at 9 a.m. Call Heather at 786-1027 for location.


ROCK – Sunday services include Communion at 10 a.m., followed by Coffee Fellowship at 10:30. Family Bible Hour is at 11.

Women’s Bible study is held at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Adult Bible takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

For more information on RBC and other ministries, including kids/youth special events, contact 356-6346


ESCANABA – Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. Age-specific children and youth programs are offered during the sermon time.

The women’s group, F.A.I.T.H., meets Monday from 6-8 p.m.

Men’s Connect gathering meets at 8 a.m. the last Saturday of each month.

The church is located at 201 N. 12th St. For other activities and more information about the church, call (906) 280-4481 or e-mail


WATSON – Sunday morning worship service will begin at 10. Coffee and fellowship will follow the service.

For information about the church, call 238-4252.




GLADSTONE – Sunday school and worship service with Pastor William Langston begins at 10 a.m.

Prayer meeting is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

For more information about church activities, call 474-6441.


ESCANABA – Sunday morning worship begins at 10 a.m. with a message by Pastor Lobsinger. Sunday school for adults and children will be followed by prayer for the sick. Food, games and fun will follow the service.

Bible study with Pastor Lobsinger takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Anyone with questions on the Bible is asked to call 789-6335.


ESCANABA – Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Pastor is David Shaffer and assistant is Robert Childress

Monday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Wednesday Night Bible Study is at 7.

The youth service begins at 7 p.m. Friday.

The Family Life Center is located at 2100 Ludington. For more information, contact Pastor Shaffer at 789-4314.



ESCANABA – The 9:30 a.m. worship service this 2nd Sunday after Pentecost will be led by guest preacher Hal Martin, liturgist Linda Peterson, and organist/pianist Miriam White. Childcare with Bible stories is available in the nursery from 9-11 for infants through preschool.

A Sunday afternoon performance by Classical Bells, a community handbell ensemble from the Detroit area will take place at 4 p.m. The concert is in celebration of their 30th year as a performing ensemble. The group plays on over six octaves of Malmark handbells and seven complete octaves of choir chimes, making their collective instrument one of the most extensive in the world. A free-will offering will be received (suggested donation $10).




ESCANABA – Bible study for all ages begins Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Worship hour follows at 11. Copies of the weekly message are available.

The Community Service Center food pantry adjacent to the church is open from 1-4 p.m. 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 8-11:30. Kindergarten meets from 8 to 11:30 Monday through Friday.



ESCANABA – Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Worship hour follows at 11.

Social service assistance is available 9-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the Community Services Building.

The Soup Kitchen is open 12-1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.





ESCANABA – U.U. Fellowship meets at 10:30 a.m. at the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 1st Av. South. Regular services are conducted every second and fourth Sunday. A Religious Education Program is available for children.

Unitarian Universalism is an open-minded, welcoming faith that draws on many religious traditions. For more information, call (906) 399-8649, email or visit