Summer church schedules and activities winding down



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 for the final time this summer. The junior/senior high youth group will kick off the new school year with a launch party on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

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.

There will be no Wednesday ministries on Aug. 27 or Sept. 3. Wednesday Night Ministries will resume on Sept. 10

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 bulletin and calendar , 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, 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.

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 about church activities, call the church office at 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 begins 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 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 an classes geared for all ages. The worship service follows at 11. The evening services include prayer meeting at 6, Youth Group for grades 7-12 from 6:30-8. and the evening service at 7.

For more information, visit, call 466-2486, or email


ESCANABA – Sunday service 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. 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.

The church will host a free rummage sale on Thursday and Friday at the church building. Times are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. until everything is gone on Friday. Anyone who has items to donate to the sale is asked to call Karen Sagataw at 789-9507.

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. Junior Church and nursery are provided. Adult Sunday school meets at 9:15. Children’s Sunday school will resume in September. A potluck dinner will follow the 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.



ESCANABA – The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated with a 10 a.m. service. Rev. David Simmons will preside and Richard Rusch will preach. The Music Committee will meet at 11 in the Nave.

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. Suzanne Ray will preside and Mary Bergman will preach. Childcare is available.

The Ministry Support Team and Covenant Group will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to participate in the Saturday Noon Luncheon at the Salvation Army. Volunteers are also needed for Bay College Meals. For more information, call the church office at 428-4116.

Trinity Church-Gladstone is now on Facebook.



GLADSTONE – Covenant Women meet at the Brock cottage today for their annual outing. They will be carpooling from the church parking lot at 10 a.m. Participants are asked to bring a lawn chair.

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

The Church Board will meet with Pastor Peter Sjobolm on Monday.

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 each week from10:45 to 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.

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.

“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 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.


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 in the parish hall.

The Calvary Quilters meet Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. New quilters are welcome.


ESCANABA – Worship on the 11th 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.

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 26-27; Numbers 32-36 and Deuteronomy 19-34.

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


ROCK – Worship with Holy Communion begins at 10:45 a.m. Sunday with Pastor Allan Johnson leading the service. Coffee and fellowship follow.

Newsletter articles are due on Tuesday.

Quilting is from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday. Faith Filled News is assembled at !0 a.m. WOW meets from 5-6:30 p.m.

“Because We Care” ministry is the Delta Animal Shelter. For more information, call the church office at 356-6225 or 356-6459.


GLADSTONE (ELCA) – Worship with Holy Communion takes place on Sunday at 9 a.m. Coffee fellowship will follow the service.

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

The Women’s Summer Bible Study meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.


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 – Holy Communion on the Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost will be celebrated at a 10:30 a.m. worship service. The Children’s Sermon will be shared by Pastor Judy. Usher Captain is Leon Frischman, Communion preparer is Mary Ciminskie, and Chancel Committee member is Gail Johnson. Nursery care is provided during the worship service. Coffee hour fellowship will follow the service. AA meets in the church 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 at 7 p.m.

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

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

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


ESCANABA – The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated with an early traditional service at 8 a.m. and a contemporary second service at 10:30. 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. Call Mike at (979) 709-8290.

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 at 8 and 10 a.m. with full Communion. Text this week is from Matthew 16. Coffee fellowship follows both services.

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

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

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30, for John Peter Holochwost with viewing starting at 10 a.m. Saturday Bible study is at 9:30 a.m.


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

The Monday evening worship service begins at 6:30.

The Board of Elders meets on Wednesday at 5 p.m. The special Anniversary Choir will rehearse from 6-7.

Thursday morning Bible class is at 10.

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


HYDE/POWERS – The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost will be observed this weekend at 8:30 a.m. Sister-congregation Grace Lutheran in Powers will begin at 9:15 (CDT). A “Coffee and Conversation” time will follow the service.

For 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 – Combined worship and pot-luck picnic with Hermansville UM Church will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday at the pavilion at the Bark River Park. Worship will begin at 11 with the picnic to follow. Games and playground for the children will be available. Worship and Holy Communion service will begin at 2 p.m. at Bishop Noa.

Men’s ecumenical breakfast at Firekeepers’ Restaurant takes place Tuesday at 8 a.m.

Women’s Night In” is Thursday at 6 p.m. and will include a potluck supper with guests from Escanaba First UM Church. The theme is “Antiques” and participants are invited to bring an antique item and be prepared to share a story about it.


ESCANABA – Coffee fellowship is at 10 a.m. Sunday, followed by the 10:30 worship service. Pastor’s message is entitled, “Let All Be Convinced.” Nursery is available during the 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. Special music will be provided by the VBS kids. An ice cream social will be held at the pastor’s home from 2-4 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair if possible.

The ladies of the church will join with Bark River for a supper on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Bark River UM Church.

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.

Registrations are being taken for the Youth Fall Retreat at Camp Michigamme. Those interested in attending should contact the church office for registration information.


GLADSTONE – Sunday morning worship is at 9:30. A staffed nursery is available. School supplies for local children are being collected throughout the month of August.

A Nominations meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. A Missions meeting is at 7 p.m.

The newsletter deadline is Wednesday. The Praise Team practices at 7 p.m.

The Education Committee meets Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The Folding Crew assembles the newsletter at 10:30 a.m. 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 about church activities, visit



(Free Methodist)

GLADSTONE – Morning worship with Pastor Frank Scarcelli begins at 10:30 a.m. Nursery is provided. Junior Church will resume in September. The annual A Pig Roast is scheduled 1 p.m. at the Vagabond Resort and Campground. Participants are asked to bring a dish to pass and their own beverages and lawn-chair. Anyone wishing to be baptized is asked to contact Pastor Frank as soon as possible.

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

Men’s Prayer Breakfast is Saturday, Aug. 30, at 9 a.m.


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 about the Ten Commandments is presented on Sunday. Bible classes are discussing becoming a Holy people beginning at 10 a.m. Worship follows at 11.

Family Night is on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning with a supper. Activities follow at 6 and include Bible story, memory work, puppet show, and games. There is no charge to participate and the public is invited.

The church hosts the TV program, “Let the Bible Speak,” Sunday morning at 10 on WLUC TV-6.

The church is located at 5079 18th Road in Escanaba. Call 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 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 – A Valley Means a Wrong Turn.” Holy Communion will be offered with a meditation by Jim Steinmetz.

The women’s Monday evening Bible study is about to begin again with a study on the Book of Romans. Call Mary G. at 789-4133 if interested in joining.

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.

Men’s Connect gathering meets at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30.

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.

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 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 11th Sunday after Pentecost will be led by Rev. Scott M. White, liturgist Elinor Benedict, and organist/pianist Miriam White. Pastor White will preach the message, “Loosed on Earth,” based on Matthew 16:13-20 and Exodus 1:8-2:10. 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 – The theme of Sunday’s service will be “Exploring our Spiritual Journey” presented by member Margaret Carignan. Service begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Bonifas Arts Center, 700 1st Ave South (use parking lot entrance).

Services are held the second and fourth Sundays of every month.

For more information, call 789-9837, email bdnuucoordinator@ or visit