Churches announce summer schedules and activities



ESCANABA – Sunday morning worship services are at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Missionary and Evangelist Paul Maurer will speak at both morning services as well as an evening service to be held at 6:30. 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 after 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. There will be Open Volleyball at Ludington Park for everyone 15 and over. Nursery will not be available.

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 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. Morning worship follows at 11 with music ministry of the “Reflections of Grace.” A church picnic will begin at 1 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass. An afternoon service will be held at the pavilion.

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

Bible study in Proverbs 12 and prayer begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A nursery is available for all services.


ESCANABA – Sunday services begin at 9:30 a.m. with a time of education, followed by the morning worship hour at 10:45. The message is one of a series from the Book of Revelation. The evening service is at 6. “Reflections of Grace” will provide music for the service.

Bible study and prayer begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

For more information about church activities, call the church at 786-9574.


ESCANABA – The annual church potluck picnic and outdoor service will be held Sunday at Ludington Park starting at 10 a.m. with a baptism service. The worship service will follow at the pavilion. Those attending are asked to bring a main dish as well as either a salad or dessert.

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

Kids for Truth Family Ministry resumes in September.

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


GLADSTONE – The Sunday morning service will be held at 10:30 at Van Cleve Park for the annual Church Worship, Baptism and Picnic. Nursery will not be available. 1824 Young adults Bible study begins at 7 p.m. in church 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 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 – BARK RIVER – Sunday Services at the Bark River Bible Church begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Morning Worship follows at 11. The evening services include youth group for grades 7-12 from 6:30-8, prayer meeting at 6, and the service at 7.

Ladies Bible study is Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Adult softball is Thursday at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit, call (906) 466-2486, or email


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 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. (youth lead the service on the first sunday)

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.

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 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.

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



MANISTIQUE – The congregation will gather for the Holy Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bob Spencer will preside along with Deacon Jane Spencer. A social hour with refreshments will follow.


ESCANABA – The Ninth 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.

There will be a blessing of the Back Packs for All students returning to school this fall. The date will be announced.


GLADSTONE – Holy Eucharist will be celebrated Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. Rev. Duane Wils will preside and Charlie Mineau will be the preacher. Childcare is available.

Members and visitors are invited to a gathering at the Jamison home in Rapid River at 7 p.m. Tuesday to reflect on current and relevant issues facing people today. For more information, call 474-9926.

Safeguarding God’s Children will take place on Wednesday beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Members and visitors are encouraged to bring non perishable food items to church on Sundays. Items go to St. Vincent de Paul’s food pantry in Gladstone.

For more information about Trinity, go to Trinity-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. The youth group, “The Gathering” will get together at noon. Contact Youth Pastor Brent Borowick for more information.

The 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 – Summer worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be served. Child care is provided during the service. A Coffee Hour will be provided in the fellowship hall following the service. The worship service aires from10:45-11:45 a.m. on WCHT AM 600.

The Monday service begins at 7 p.m. in the air-conditioned Music Room in the Education Building. Holy Communion will be served. Boy Scout Troop 408 meets in the fellowship hall at 7 p.m.

Bethany will have a tent at the U.P. State Fair. An evening service will be held on Sunday at 7 p.m. The tent will be staffed on Monday from 5-10 p.m., and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday. Throughout the week, the tent will provide bottles of water and cookies for purchase and children can have their faces painted. Two to three volunteers are needed to be in the tent at all times. Volunteers are asked to work three hours a day, a half-day, or a full day. Volunteers are also needed to provide cookies. To volunteer, call the church office.

The Ark Preschool will resume classes on Sept. 2. 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.

A golf outing is planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Escanaba Country Club. The cost is $15 per person, which includes a golf cart (if needed) and pizza afterwards. Prizes will be awardd. Xontact Jon Lancour at the Pro Shop, 786-4430, or Ruthie Vinette at 786-0470.

“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


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 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.


RAPID RIVER – Weekend worship takes place at 6 p.m. today and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. Coffee hour fellowship will follow the service.

The Upper Peninsula Blood Center will hold a blood drive at Calvary on Thursday from 2-4:45 p.m. Photo IDs are required of those planning to donate.

Calvary’s day at the State Fair is Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Ruth Butler Building. Volunteers are needed to cover the booth in two-hour shifts. Call the church office to sign up.


ESCANABA – Worship on the 9th Sunday after Pentecost will be at 5 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday with the celebration of Holy Communion. Coffee will be served on Sunday at 9 a.m. Scholarship awards will be distributed to six college students who are either entering as freshmen or in their last year of schooling.

There will be a series of four classes for those interested in joining Christ the King. The first will be on Monday from 5-6 p.m.

Quilters gather on Wednesday at 9 a.m. to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. The Wednesday morning Bible study group meets at 9:30 and will be looking at the passages of Leviticus 23-25 and Deuteronomy 15-16.

Another session of Thirsty Thursday Theology will be held on Thursday at 7 a.m. The conversation surrounds questions of the Holy Spirit (what does it do or not do, and who this Holy Spirit in our lives). Coffee With the Staff is from 10-11. The Finance Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Church Council meeting at 7.


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

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


ROCK – Worship with Holy Communion begins at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Coffee and fellowship will follow.

Quilting takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday. WOW is from 5-6:30 p.m.

“Because We Care” for August is the Delta Animal Shelter.

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


GLADSTONE (ELCA) – Worship with Holy Communion takes place on Sunday at 9 a.m. with Rev. Dan Durbin presiding. Coffee fellowship will follow.

The Sewing Circle gathers at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Clergy Text Study meets at 10:30.

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

Tried-n-True meets for their monthly program and luncheon at noon on 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 – The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost will be celebrated during a worship service scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Communion will be shared. Greeters are Bob and Joyce Grothman, and Acolyte is Brennen Brown. Communion Assistants for Pastor Judy will be Eileen Boerschinger. Cantor will be Eli Mai and Lay Reader, Sheila Ness, will read the 1st Lesson from 1 Kings 19:9-18, and the 2nd Lesson from Romans 10:5-15. The Children’s Sermon will be shared by Pastor Judy. Pastor will read the Gospel from Matthew 14:22-33. Usher Captain for August is Leon Frischman, and Communion preparer is Mary Ciminskie. Chancel Committee member for the month is Gail Johnson. Sunday’s nursery attendants are Kadey Hartung and Rylie Francis. Nursery care is provided during the worship service. Coffee hour fellowship follows the service. Volunteers Dave and Linda Mason will serve. 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. Immanuel Council meets in the lounge at 7.

Cub Pack Scouts meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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

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

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


ESCANABA – Practice before Youth Sunday is set for today. The youth are participating in the Youth Skit for Sunday. Morning services will meet at 8 at the church. Call Mike at (979) 709-8290 for information.

The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost will be observed with the youth leading the worship at both the traditional 8 a.m. and contemporary 10:30 a.m. service. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. Adult Bible study meets at 9:15. DCE Mike will meet with the youth after the 10:30 service.

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

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


BARK RIVER (NALC) – Sunday worship is held at 8 and 10 a.m. with full Communion. Text this week is from Matthew 14. Coffee fellowship follows both services.

Men’s ecumenical “Chat and Chew” is at the Fire Keeper’s 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 Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome, no skills are needed.

Bible study group meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.


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

The Monday evening worship service begins at 6:30.

The Sunday school teachers will meet Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to plan for the upcoming school year.

The special Anniversary Choir will rehearse on Wednesday from 6-7 p.m.

Thursday morning Bible class is at 10.

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


HYDE/POWERS – The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost will be observed this weekend at its 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning service. Pastor Ronald Zindler will be presiding and preaching on Romans 8: 26-27 and God-powered prayer. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated. Sister-congregation Grace Lutheran in Powers will be offering the same service and sermon at 9:15 (CDT). A “Coffee and Conversation” time will follow.

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


STONINGTON – Sunday morning worship service begins at 11:15 a.m.

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

Ladies’ Aid meetings take place on the second Tuesday of the month. For time and location, call Pastor Diane Srutowski at (906) 420-1234 or email at

Adult Bible study is held every other Monday from 12:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Contact Pastor Diane for details.

For additional information about church activities, contact Diane Srutowski, Vicar, at (906) 420-1234 or Trinity is also listed on Facebook.



BARK RIVER – Worship service begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Scriptures include Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28; Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22; Romans 10:5-15; and Matthew 14:22-33

Men’s ecumenical Chat & Chew Breakfast is Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Firekeeper’s Restaurant.

Faith Nibbler’s Bible study is Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

Summer projects to sign up for include washing walls and painting the kitchen, and washing windows in sanctuary and fellowship hall.


ESCANABA – The Sunday “Beach Service” begins at 8:30 a.m. at Ludington Park’s Aronson Island. Those attending are asked to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Coffee fellowship is at 10, followed by the 10:30 worship service. Pastor’s Sunday’s message is entitled, “Good to Go.” 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.

Wednesday evening Bible study is at 6:30.


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

Funds for basic school supplies are being collected for the school in Liberia sponsored by the church. By sending a monetary gift, the needed supplies can be purchased there before school starts in the fall.

A Quilt Retreat for adults will take place at Camp Michigamme from Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 14-17.


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

The congregation is collecting school supplies for local children throughout the month of August.

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

Memorial’s turn to prepare and serve lunch at the Salvation Army’s Friendship Kitchen is Saturday, Aug. 16.

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 Memorial, visit



(Free Methodist)

GLADSTONE – Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Morning worship with Pastor Frank Scarcelli follows at 10:30. Nursery and junior church are provided. Because of the church’s annual pig roast scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 24, the second-Sunday potluck will not be served.

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 collecting non-perishable food items 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 – A series of lessons on the Ten Commandments is underway beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday Bible classes include a discussion on becoming a Holy people. Worship follows at 11.

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 – The Sunday morning worship service will be led by Mary Gavlek beginning at 10 a.m. Pastor Mark Highum will deliver a message entitled, “Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe – Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide.” Holy Communion will be offered with a meditation by Jim Steinmetz. A potluck lunch will follow the service with the main dish furnished by the church.

The Wednesday Sewing/Quilting group will not meet during 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.

For more information about the church, call (906) 280-4481 or e-mail


WATSON – Sunday morning worship service will begin at 10. Communion will be offered. 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 9th Sunday after Pentecost will be led by Rev. Scott M. White, guest preacher Janice Reed, liturgist Paul DeHaan, and organist/pianist Miriam White. Pastor Reed will offer the message, “Headline News,” based on Matthew 14:22-33. 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 -Caitlin Kirschenwitz of the Unitarian Universalist Bay de Noc Fellowship will speak on “Emerson, Part II: The Transcendentalists.” The program begins at 10:30 a.m. at the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 1st Ave., South (use parking lot entrance). The Religious Education Program for school-age children will resume in September.

For more information, call (906) 753-4046, email or check the website