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 youth group for high school students, led by Pastor Jacob and Joy Comer, meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Comers’ residence.

Men’s Bible study is Monday at 6:30 p.m. 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.

July is Family Month at New Life. In celebration, activities will be held every day from July 26 to Aug. 3. The activities include:

Men’s Golf Outing, Saturday, July 26, beginning 9 a.m. at Country Meadows Golf Course.

Water Baptism, Sunday, July 27, during the morning services.

Talent Night, Wednesday, July 30, at 7 p.m.

Family Movie Night, Friday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Church Picnic, Sunday, Aug. 3 at 1:30 p.m. at Pioneer Trail Park’s new pavilion.

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 – 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. Nursery is available.

Kids for Truth Family Ministry meets Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. The program is for preschool children up to sixth grade. Transportation is available.


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. 1824 young adults Bible study is on break for the month of July. Meetings will begin again in August.

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

To schedule an appointment with lead pastor, Paul Culbertson, 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 services begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages, followed at 11 by the worship hour. Evening services include Youth Group for grades 7-12 at 6:30-8, prayer meeting at 6, and the evening service at 7.

Ladies Bible study meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Teen tubing at Lake Antoine will take place on Saturday, July 26.

For more information on church activities, visit, email, or call 466-2486.


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 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 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. Priesthood, Relief Society, Young Women and Young Men’s meetings begin at 12:10 p.m. Visitors are welcome.

The Church is located at 1315 9th Avenue South. For more information, call President Charles Barnes, 420-8230, Full-time missionaries at (715) 207-5882, or the Church at 786-0370.



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 Bethany-analyze87@yahoo.

com 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. 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 – Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at Sunday at 10:30 a.m. A Memorial Mass will be dedicated to Dina Palma. Angus Wright will preside. A social hour with refreshments will follow. The church’s annual meeting will be held at the same time.


ESCANABA – The Sixth 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 – Holy Eucharist begins at 10 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Carol Clark will preside and Robert Flaminio will preach for the service. Childcare is available.

A gathering will take place on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Rapid River to watch another video by Rob Bell with discussion relating to issues of daily life. For more information, contact 474-9926.

Trinity Church is now on Facebook. Go to Trinity Episcopal-Gladstone. The Episcopal Church also has a diocesan page at .



GLADSTONE – Preparation for worship/prayer takes place from 9:30-9:45 a.m. on Sunday. Worship follows at 10. Sunday school for K-6th-grade is from 10:20 to 11. A church picnic/evangelism event takes place at the VanCleve Park Pavilion. A free lunch will consist of hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, watermelon, ice cream sandwiches, cotton candy, popcorn, coffee and soft drinks. Lunch will be served from 11:30 to 2 p.m. The event will also include fun, music, face painting, and a bounce house.

Church pastor is Rev. Nathan Langager and youth pastor is Brent Borowick.

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 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time begins at 9:30 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Erik D. Heskin. Special music will be presented by the Fortune Lake Lutehran Camp Day Camp Counselors. Holy Communion will be celebrated. Acolytes are Emily Guenette and Joey Jacobson. The sound system will be operated by Leif Heskin. Child care is provided. An Ice Cream Social will be held outside or, in case of inclement weather, in the fellowship hall following the worship service. The Sunday worship service airs 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. Holy Communion will be served.

The Kiwanis Club meets at noon Monday in the fellowship hall. Boy Scout Troop 408 meets at 7 p.m.

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 Sewing Group will not meet on Wednesday.

“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 – Worship services are at a new time, 9:15 a.m. with Pastor Diane Srutowski. Coffee hour follows worship.

Sunday school and the quilters are on vacation for the summer and will resume in the fall.


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


ESCANABA – Worship on the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost will be today at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with the celebration of Holy Communion.

Quilters will gather on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and work on quilts for Lutheran World Relief. The Wednesday morning Bible study group will meet at 9:30 and those attending should read Leviticus 6-10 and Deuteronomy 12-13.

Coffee with the Staff is Thursday from 10-11 a.m.


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

Women’s Pray Group will meet on Monday at 4 p.m.

Bible study is held on Wednesday evening at 6:30. Study continues in the Book of Hebrews.


ROCK – Worship with Holy Communion will begin t 10:45 a.m. Sunday with Tera Lowe leading the service. Coffee and fellowship will follow.

Faith Church Council will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Quilting meets on Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. The Food Pantry will be open from 2-4:30 p.m. WOW is from 5-6:30.

“Because We Care” for July is Camp Star.

For more information about church activities, call the office at 356-6225 or Lucy at 356-6459.


GLADSTONE (ELCA) – Worship takes place on Sunday at 9 a.m., followed by a special Congregational meeting at 10.

The Congregation Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday.

The Sewing Circle gathers at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Clergy Text Study meets at 10:30. Tuesday is the deadline for submissions to the August newsletter.


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 service on the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost will begin at 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated. Greeters are Les and Linda Delvaux. Acolyte is Shawn LeBoeuf, Communion Assistants for Pastor Judy are Kadey Hartung and Shawn LeBoeuf, and Cantor is Macy Neumeier. Lay Reader, Kaye Willemot, will read the 1st Lesson from Isaiah 44:6-8, and the 2nd Lesson from Romans 8:12-25. The Children’s Sermon will be shared by Pastor Judy. Pastor will read the Gospel from Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43. Usher Captain for July is Bob Grothman and Communion preparer is Joyce Grothman. Chancel Committee member for the month is Jean Chapman. Nursery attendants are Adele Petersen and Robert Harris. Nursery care is provided during the worship service. Coffee hour fellowship will be served by volunteers after the service. AA meets in the lounge 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.

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

RICC meets in the lounge at 10 a.m. Thursday. Adult Bible study with Pastor Judy Kincaid meets in the lounge at 7 p.m.

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


ESCANABA – The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost will be observed with a traditional early service at 8 a.m. and a contemporary service at 10:30. Holy Communion is celebrated at both services. Adult Bible study continues at 9:15. The youth of the church will be meet after the 10:30 service with DCE Mike Guevara. They will be discussing the youth service scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 10. For more information, call the church office at 789-9350.

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

Early men’s Bible study meets at 6:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.


BARK RIVER (NALC) – Sunday worship is held at 8 and 10 a.m. with full Communion. Coffee fellowship follows both services. This weeks text is from Matthew 13.

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

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

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


ESCANABA – Worship services for the Sixth 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 Monday evening worship service begins at 6:30.

The Church Council meets at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Quarterly Voters’ meeting follows at 6.

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/POWERS – The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost will be observed this weekend at an 8:30 a.m. worship service. Pastor Ronald Zindler will be preaching on Romans 5: 12-15 and the history of sin and salvation. There will be a children’s sermon based on one of the scripture readings. Sister-congregation Grace Lutheran in Powers will be offering the same service and sermon at 9:15 (CDT). “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.

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

Women’s group meets the second Tuesday of each month. 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 – Parishioners will be serving breakfast for the Off-Road Races today and Sunday from 7-11 a.m. There will be no worship service Sunday, but parishioners not working the breakfast are invited to worship at Hermansville United Methodist Church at 11:15.

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

A volunteer picnic for those who assist with the Bishop Noa worship services is scheduled for noon Thursday.


ESCANABA – “Beach Service” begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Ludington Park’s Aronson Island. Those attending are asked to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Coffee fellowship is at 10 a.m., followed by the 10:30 worship service. Pastor’s message is entitled “Put Me In, Coach! – Called Up from the Minors.” Nursery is available during the worship service. WDBC Radio 680AM airs the 10:30 worship service each Sunday.

“Loving Fingers” Quilting group meets Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Room 9.

Wednesday evening Bible study is at 6:30.


ESCANABA – Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. “Sunday VBS” is held during the service for children up to fifth grade. The choir will sing during the worship service with a short practice at 9:45.

The sign-up for help with the Art Fair food tent is in the lobby.

Junior High Camp (grades 7 to 9) is the week of July 20 to 26 at Camp Michigamme. Elementary Camp (grades 4 to 6) takes place during the week of July 27 to August 2. 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. The “noisy offering” for Heifer Project, International will be collected, and the youth will serve as ushers, greeters, liturgist, and reader at the second service.

The newsletter deadline is Wednesday, as the newsletters will be folded at 10:30 a.m. on Friday.

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, visit the church website at



(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 will resume in August.

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

Men’s Prayer Breakfast is Saturday, July 26, at 9 a.m.

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 the service.



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 – Ministry student, Patrick O’Neal, and his family will soon be leaving for Searcy, Ark., where he will be attending the Harding University Bible department. He will deliver his farewell sermon to the church on Sunday at 11 a.m. Bible classes will also take place.

The TV Program, Let the Bible Speak, is on TV6 every Sunday morning at 10. Our ministry student, Patrick O’Neal is the host for the next three weeks.

Family Night activities begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The church is located in the Soo Hill area of Escanaba at 5079 18th Road. For more information, call (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 – The second day of the church campout is today at the Mattson Camp in Rock.

The Sunday morning worship service will be held at the camp at 11 a.m. A potluck dinner will follow the service. There will be no gathering in the church building.

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

A children’s “Play Days” takes place on Thursday at the Gladstone Beach. Children will be accompanied by a parent or guardian, will bring lunch, and have fun enjoying God’s creation with physical activities and fellowship from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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. Coffee and fellowship follows 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 6th Sunday after Pentecost will be led by Rev. Scott M. White, liturgist Bill Rinne, and organist/pianist Miriam White. Pastor White will continue a message series on Power. Childcare with Bible stories is available in the nursery from 9-11 for children aged infant through preschool.

FPC will host a Pine Mountain Music Festival UPstarts! concert on Saturday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Soprano Tory Wood from Escanaba and violinist Carry Dlutkowski from Atlantic Mine will join pianist Susan Byykkonen from Calumet for the event. General cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students/children.




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 Ave. South.

Regular services are conducted on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.

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