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 15 and over. Nursery will not be available on Wednesday during the summer months, but will resume in the fall.

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.

The “Every Act of Love” Tour is Coming to Escanaba. Jason Gray, Unspoken, Lindsay McCaul, and Carrollton will perform at New Life on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at New Life and Cost for general admission is $15, Gold Circle is $30. See for details.

To listen to sermons online, view the current bulletin and calendar of events, sign up for Life Groups, or to learn more about New Life, visit or on Facebook at New Life Assembly of God Escanaba, MI



ESCANABA – Interactive classes for all ages begin at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. The worship service follows at 11 with a message entitled “The present impact of the Resurrection.” Bay Pines service is at 2:30 p.m. The evening service, with prayer and Communion, is at 6.

Volunteers will be working on the building beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and again on Thursday. Softball at Bay Pines Center is at 6:30 p.m.

Bible study and prayer are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

A nursery is available for all services.


ESCANABA – Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the morning worship service at 10:45. Carl and Ruth Engstrom will be ministering in music and Scriptural testimony. They will also be ministering during the evening service at 6. A planned service at Northwoods Place will take place at 1 p.m. and at Bishop Noa Home at 2.

Wednesday evening Bible study and prayer time is at 7.

Junior Week at Camp Cannonland is July 7-11 and Senior Week is July 14-19. The cost is $95. Registrations are available by contacting 786-9574.

For more information about the church and its ministry, call the church.


ESCANABA – Sunday morning prayer starts at 8:30, 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 bring a message regarding Worship. Nursery is available.

Two small groups meet during the week – one on Wednesday and one on Friday. Call the church for more information on location and times.

For more information about the church, call 786-6323 or visit


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. in room 112.

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 services are offered Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, 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.

More information can be found 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 in Escanaba. 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 youth will lead the evening service at 6.

Wednesday evening classes for all ages start at 7.

Pastor Tony Morrison responds to requests for home visits and personal prayers. Contact him by calling 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. For more information, 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 meets 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.

The Annual Church Picnic will be held after the morning worship service on July 27. Volunteers are needed to help organize the picnic. See Pastor Bill to volunteer.

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



MANISTIQUE – A special Memorial Service will be held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Tom Lippart will preside. A social hour with refreshments will follow.


ESCANABA – The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated with a 10 a.m. service.

Bishop Rayford Ray will preside and Jennie Chapman will preach. The church’s annual Ice Cream Social will follow the service.

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 – Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Carol Clark will preside and Mary Bergman will preach. Childcare is available.

Volunteers are needed for various outreach projects including the Saturday Noon Luncheons provided by host churches in the area. For more information, contact Maria Maniaci at 428-9224. Members and visitors are encouraged to bring non perishable food items to Trinity each Sunday. Items go to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.

Trinity Church received $3,000 from the recent Gladstone Hunger Walk Run. The funds will be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and Episcopal Relief and Development.

For more information about Trinity, visit Trinity Episcopal, Gladstone on Facebook.



GLADSTONE – Preparation for worship/prayer takes place from 9:30-9:45 a.m. on Sunday. Worship time follows at 10. 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 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time begins at 9:30 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Erik D. Heskin. Holy Communion will be celebrated. Special music will be presented by Trevor Sebeck. Acolytes are Thor Heskin and Zach Lancour. 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 10:37-42. Holy Communion will be served.

Kiwanis Club meets at noon Monday. 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. The staff meets from 9-9:30.

“Rise Up Together” is the theme for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Youth Gathering which will be held in Detroit in 2015. Students attending the event will be selling cookbooks and members and friends are reminded to submit their recipes so they may be included in the cookbook.

Read more about Bethany by visiting their website at


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.


RAPID RIVER – Weekend worship is today at 6 p.m. and Suday at 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. The staff members for the Fortune Lake Day Camp will be introduced at the Sunday service.

Fortune Lake Day Camp at Calvary is Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch is provided each day. All children grades K-6 are welcome. The closing program for the Day Camp is Thursday at 2:30 p.m.


ESCANABA (AFLC) – Family worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in celebration of Independence Day.

Bible study in the Book of Hebrews will be held 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. Guest preacher will be seminarian Tera Kossow Lowe. A coffee fellowship will follow the worship service. The Property Committee meets at 10.

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

The Men’s Group meets at 9 a.m. Thursday. Grace Circle gathers at Bayview at 2 p.m.

MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) meets at 10 a.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 – Sunday worship with Holy Communion will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. Greeters are Kim Pepin and Eileen Boerschinger. Acolyte is Meghan Farrell. Communion Assistants for Pastor Judy will be Leon Frischman and Meghan Farrell. Cantor is Eli Mai, and Lay Reader, Macy Neumeier, will read the 1st Lesson from Zechariah 9:9-12 and the 2nd Lesson from Romans 7:15-25a. The Children’s Sermon will be shared by Pastor Judy. Pastor will read the Gospel from Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30. Usher Captain for July will be Bob Grothman. Communion preparer is Joyce Grothman. Chancel Committee member for July is Jean Chapman. Sunday’s nursery attendants are Barbara Denny and Evan Schoff. Nursery care is provided during the worship service. Coffee Fellowship will be served by the Chouinard family after the worship service. AA meets at 8 p.m.

The Sewing Ladies meet at 9 a.m. Monday 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. The Outreach Committee also meets at 7.

AA meets in the church lounge at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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

For more information about church activities, call 786-6771 or visit


ESCANABA – The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated with an early traditional service at 8 a.m. and a contemporary service at 10:30. Holy Communion is celebrated at both services. The adult Bible study will meet at 9:15. The youth will meet after the 10:30 service with DCE Mike Guevara. For more information, call him at the church office at 789-9350.

The Church Council will not be meeting during the month of July.

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

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


BARK RIVER (NALC) – Sunday worship is at 8 and 10 a.m. with full Communion. Text is taken from Matthew 11. Coffee fellowship follows both services.

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

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

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


ESCANABA – Worship services for the Fourth 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.

Monday evening worship service begins at 6:30.

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


HYDE/POWERS – Independence Day will be observed on the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost at St. Paul’s at its 8:30 a.m. worship service. Pastor Ronald Zindler will be combining the Old Testament reading from Deuteronomy 32: 1-8 with the sermon text of 2 Chronicles 7: 14 with the theme “Christian, remember your heritage!” There will also be a children’s sermon. Sister-congregation Grace Lutheran will be offering the same service at 9:15 (CDT). A “Coffee and Conversation” time will follow the service.

For more information on St. Paul’s (or Grace), call the office at 553-7321.


STONINGTON – Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated. Coffee Fellowship will follow the worship service.

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

Women’s group meets Tuesday. For time and place, call 474-9962.

Adult Bible study is held bi-monthly.

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



BARK RIVER – Sunday morning worship and Holy Communion service begins at 9:30. Scriptures are: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 45:10-17; Romans 7:15-25a; and Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.

Independence Day will be celebrated with patriotic hymns.

A clipboard will be available for food and monetary donations for the July Off-Road Race breakfasts. Helpers will be needed in the kitchen and dining room.

Men’s ecumenical breakfast is Tuesday at 8 a.m. at Firekeeper’s Restaurant.

Faith Nibblers’ Bible study begins at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the home of Pat Wickstrom.


ESCANABA – There will be no Beach Service on Sunday due to the holiday weekend. Coffee fellowship is at 10 a.m., followed by the 10:30 worship service. Sunday’s message is entitled “The Whole Acorn.” Nursery is available. The Women’s Group meets in Room 9 at 9:15. WDBC Radio 680AM airs the 10:30 worship 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.

Family Camp at Bewabic State Park is the weekend of July 17-20. Call Cat Lindberg for more information.


ESCANABA – Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m., and “Sunday VBS” is held during the service for children up to fifth grade. Sharyn Caszatt will be the guest speaker.

The July/August issue of “The Upper Room” devotional magazine is available in the lobby, and the sign-up for help with the Art Fair food tent is also in the lobby.

Pasty-making takes place on Friday beginning at 9 a.m.

The next session at Camp Michigamme is Summer Games Camp on July 12-19, with two groups meeting – one for grades four to 10 and the other for leadership development for grades 11 to college. Those interested in attending any summer camp should call the church office for registration information.


GLADSTONE – Sunday morning worship is at 9:30. A staffed nursery is available.

The Finance Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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 church activity, visit



(Free Methodist)

GLADSTONE – Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Morning worship with Pastor Frank Scarcelli follows at 10:30. Nursery is provided. Junior Church is on summer break.

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

Men of the church meet for prayer at 9 a.m. Saturday.

New Horizons is conducting an ongoing collection of aluminum pulltabs for Ronald McDonald House in Marquette, as well as used and/or broken candles for Lake State Industries. Non-perishable food items are also being collected for the Salvation Army Food Pantry.


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 TV6 every Sunday morning at 10.

The church is located in the Soo Hill area of Escanaba at 5079 18th Road. (906) 233-0065.



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. Guest speaker, Lisa Thompson, will deliver the message. Holy Communion will be offered with a meditation by Chuck Thompson.

The Wednesday Sewing/Quilting group will not meet during July and August.

A 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. A potluck 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. A potluck fellowship will be held after the worship service.

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 worship 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 4th Sunday after Pentecost and Independence Day Sunday will be led by Rev. Scott M. White, liturgist Carol McCall, and organist/pianist Miriam White. Pastor White will continue in the message series, “Power.” Childcare with Bible stories is available in the nursery from 9-11 for children aged infant through preschool.




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. 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 8-11:30. 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 of each month.

For more information, call (906) 399-8649, email or visit