Cross of Christ Lutheran
Cross of Christ Lutheran, ELCA, celebrates Holy Communion services with services at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. Nursery available at later service. Music under the direction of Julie Pierpont Bible study is 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19. Deborah Circle meets 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22; hand chime rehearsal is at 6 p.m; adult choir at 7 p.m. 1250 E. Mitchell, Petoskey; (231) 347-5448; www.lutheransonline.com/crossofchristlutheranchurch; email@example.com.
Mike Walker, director for Nehemiah Project, will bring the 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, morning message at Hilltop Fellowship. A potluck lunch will follow the service. Ladies Bible study from 1 Peter, meets at Erma Fettig's at noon Monday, Sept 19. Nehemiah Bible study and fellowship, offering healing and hope is 7 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information, contact pastor Dave Cadarette at (231) 675-1624.
First Church of Christ, Scientist
First Church of Christ, Scientist, 420 Waukazoo Ave., Petoskey, has the lesson/sermon "Matter" at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Testimony meeting 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday focuses on inspiration and healings. All are welcome. The Reading Room, a sanctuary for prayer and study, provides Bible study aids, and more than 140 years of documented healings. It is open to the public 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Saturday located next to the City Park Grill.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Sunday, Sept. 18, Emmanuel Episcopal Church will celebrate the 14th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 20 with Rite I service at 8 a.m. and Rite II Sung Eucharist at 10 a.m. Celebrant will be the Rev. Greg Brown, rector of the church. Informal Bible study and Holy Eucharist are 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Holy Eucharist according to the 1928 Prayer Book is held in the chapel at 11 a.m. on Thursdays.
First Christian Church
First Christian Church of Petoskey, 308 Monroe St., will have guest speaker, Tracy Tooley, at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. She will discuss how she serves Wycliffe Bible Translators by planning ways to engage students and instruct them how they can help alleviate Bible poverty and illiteracy throughout the world. The "Kid's Message" will be "Workers in the Vineyard." Community Kitchen Lunch is 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays. The Community Food Pantry, 320 Monroe St., is 9 a.m.-noon on Wednesdays. If you are in need of prayer join us at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday or call (231) 347-6181.
Agape Church begins Sunday morning worship celebration at 11 a.m.; nursery care provided. Pastor Karl Furstenberg will share a message of hope from God's word. Children's church meets during the morning message. Financial Peace University weekly classes will begin Wednesday, Sept. 21. The first class is free to preview and childcare is provided at no charge. Agape is located at 3003 E. Mitchell Road, Petoskey. Call (231) 347-6228; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; online: www.agapechurchfamily.com.
Petoskey United Methodist Church
The Petoskey United Methodist Church opens its doors for worship each Sunday at an 8:45 a.m. contemporary service and an 11 a.m. traditional service. Nursery care and children's church are available for both. The 11 a.m. service is broadcast on WMKT 1270 AM or 92.1 FM. Sunday school is available for all ages at 10 a.m. For information call the church office at (231) 347-2733, or visit www.petoskeyumc.org. All are welcome.
Zion Lutheran Church
Zion Lutheran Church LCMS, 500 W. Mitchell St., Petoskey, hosts Sunday worship services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible study is at 9:15 a.m. The sermon is "The Wrong Side of the Tracks" from Matthew 15:28. At 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, Zion serves a free community dinner followed by a 7:07 p.m. "informal" praise and worship service. For more information on Zion's other ministries, phone (231) 347-3438 or visit: zionlutheranpetoskey.org.
First Presbyterian Church of Petoskey
First Presbyterian Church, 501 E. Mitchell St., has worship at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Visitors are welcome. The worship style is a blend of contemporary and traditional. A supervised nursery is available.
Preschool through fifth grade students will be dismissed following the children's sermon for a time of Sunday school and worship. Middle/high school youth group mmets 5:30 p.m. at the church.For more information call the church office (231) 347-4792.
Petoskey Area Christian Job Corps
Petoskey Area Christian Corps offers classes for those unemployed or who need a better job or who may want to change the direction of their work life. This is a class about finding work that is fulfilling as well as work that meets financial needs. The classes meet 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 20. For information, contact Josie Bennett, ministry coordinator, Petoskey Area Christian Job Corps, 3003 E. Mitchell Road, Petoskey; (231) 347-6890.
Alanson Church of the Nazarene
ALANSON -- Alanson Church of the Nazarene rummage sale to raise funds for its food pantry ministry will be held in the gym behind the church from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17. The food pantry is open 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Bible study groups meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays for men, women, and children. Worship is at 11 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 a.m.
Alanson United Methodist Church
ALANSON -- All are welcome to worship at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Alanson United Methodist Church with pastor Mary Sweet. Special music will be presented by Marion Kuebler, organ and Marga Eickholt, cello. Children's Sunday school will be offered during the worship hour. A pastor-led Bible study begins on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m., "In the Footsteps of Paul," with an audio introductory recording by Dr. Bill Mallard followed by group discussion. No prior preparation is necessary. Call (231) 526-2414 for more information.
Zion United Church of Christ
BRUTUS -- The Zion United Church of Christ, Brutus, will have services 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Pastor LeRoy Sutfin's sermon is "A Win Win Situation." Scripture is from Philippians 1:21-27. Sunday school will be held for children during the service. Phone (231) 529-6571.
Maple River Mennonite Church
BRUTUS -- Do you feel like something is missing in life? Jesus is that missing piece to your life's puzzle. Join Maple River Mennonite Church on Sunday and feel whole again. Sunday school for all ages 10 a.m.; worship 11 a.m.; Bible study on the Book of Acts 7 p.m. Wednesday; Address: 3834 Euclid St.; Phone: (231)529-6720; Email email@example.com.
Greensky Hill Church
CHARLEVOIX -- Greensky Hill Church 43rd annual harvest dinner will be served 4-6:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, featuring turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, squash, ham, string beans, creamed cabbage, applesauce, tomatoes, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and pie. Three seatings are available: 4 p.m., 4:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available by calling (231) 547-2745. Only 50 presale tickets are available per seating; remaining 100 tickets per seating will be sold as first come, first served. Adults, $10; children under 10, $4. No take-outs available. The church is located on Greensky Hill Road, off Old U.S. 31 North, Charlevoix, near Bay Shore. Phone (231) 547-2028 for more information. Information about Greensky Hill and events can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org, and if you need more information, the e-mail address is email@example.com.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
CHARLEVOIX -- Sunday, Sept. 18, First Congregational, UCC of Charlevoix offers two worship services. First Light, a casual service, is at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall. A traditional service is at 10:30 a.m. where pastor Neil Wilson will share a message titled, "It's Not Fair!" Sunday school and child care is offered during the second service. A coffee fellowship follows. Bible study is 10:15 a.m. each Tuesday. First Congregational Church, 101 State St., Charlevoix, (231) 547-9122.
Community Reformed Church of Charlevoix
CHARLEVOIX -- Sunday, Sept. 18, Community Reformed Church of Charlevoix begins its fall series through the book of James. The message is based on James 1:1-19 and titled, "Trials and Temptations."
Services are at 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Nursery is available at both services. Sunday school is offered during both services. Adult Sunday school begins this Sunday. The Wednesday night dinner and classes for all ages starts with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and classes at 6:15 p.m. For more information about classes offered contact the church office. Phone (231) 547-9482.
Charlevoix United Methodist Church
CHARLEVOIX -- Charlevoix United Methodist Church -- "Where everybody is welcome, only Jesus is perfect, and anything is possible" -- gathers for Sunday worship at 11 a.m. Children's Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Guest preacher will be pastor Ginger Stevens, executive director of Third Day Ministries. The gathering place is located at 104 State St. in Charlevoix. It's barrier-free and child care is available. The church office can be reached at (231) 547-2456.
Christ Episcopal Church
CHARLEVOIX: The Rev. Thomas Guback, of Northport, will celebrate as guest minister the 14th Sunday after Pentecost at 10 a.m. on Sept. 18 at Christ Episcopal Church. The music will be led by Don Neidert. Coffee hour following the service. All are welcome. The church is located on the corner of State and Clinton streets. One block west of the main downtown park in Charlevoix. All are welcome. Call (231)547-6322 or visit www.christepiscopalchurch.net.
Lighthouse Missionary Church
EAST JORDAN -- The Lighthouse Missionary Church at 7824 Rogers Road in East Jordan, has Sunday morning services beginning at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. The church is hosting a very special guest, Cheryl McGuiness, the wife of the co-pilot of American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane that hit the World Trade Center. The community is invited to join this free event at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. For more information, visit www.lighthousemc.org.
EAST JORDAN -- Evangelical Lutheran holds service at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. Adult Bible study meets at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Contact Pastor Kurt Jensen at (231) 350-0940 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Evangelical Lutheran is located at 7855 Rogers Road in East Jordan.
HARBOR SPRINGS -- Stutsmanville Chapel's AWANA CLUBS started 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 3 year olds -- 6th graders. On Sundays two completely different style worship services are held at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Pastor Ed Warner shares in a more traditional first service and Mark Smith, youth director, shares in a more relaxed atmosphere in the second service. Nursery is provided in both services. Children's Sunday school is held at 9:30. and children's church during the 11 a.m. service Men's support groups meet 6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the church.
First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs
HARBOR SPRINGS -- At First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs on Sunday, Sept. 18, the Rev. Jim Pollard will preach at the 10 a.m. worship service. The chancel choir will sing Bruce Trinkley's arrangement of the African American spiritual "I Want Jesus to Walk with Me" under the direction of guest conductor and organist Robert Herrema. Adult Christian education class begins at 8:45 a.m. and children's church takes place concurrent with the 10 a.m. service. All are invited to coffee fellowship at 11 a.m. First Presbyterian Church hosts AA meetings 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 p.m. Thursdays. Alanon/Alateen meetings are 7 p.m. Mondays and noon Fridays. Visit www.fpchs.org or call (231) 526-7332. The church is located at the corner of West Lake and Cemetery Roads and is completely handicap-accessible.
Harbor Springs United Methodist Church
HARBOR SPRINGS -- All are welcome to worship at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Harbor Springs United Methodist Church with Pastor Mary Sweet. Special music will be presented by Marion Kuebler, organ and Marga Eickholt, cello. Children's Sunday school will be offered during the Worship hour. A new pastor-led Bible study is beginning on Wednesdays at 3 p.m., "In the Footsteps of Paul," with an audio introductory recording by Dr. Bill Mallard followed by group discussion. No prior preparation is necessary. Call (231) 526-2414 for more information.
Harbor Light Community Chapel
HARBOR SPRINGS -- Harbor Light Community Chapel, 8220 Clayton Road, Harbor Springs, hosts its regular Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. A mid-week service is at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Sunday, Sept. 18, pastor Gary Mindel presents part 3 of Living Beyond Myself with "Just Jump In." Wednesday evening's Bible study is a time of music, prayer, and ministry. Join pastor Mindel as he leads "Learn to Walk like Jesus," a Ray Vander Laan video series followed with group discussion. For more information phone (231) 347-5001, or visit www.harborlight.org.
LEVERING -- On Sunday, Sept. 18, the Rev. Dr. Curtis Alexander preaches a message titled "Learning Wealth Management" fom the new series, "Days of Generosity" at Bliss Church. The 6 p.m. service is another "Bliss's Got Talent" evening of fun and music-plus. The 15th annual Bow Shoot is Saturday, Sept. 24. Watch for more details. Bliss Church is on Sturgeon Bay Trail at Canby Road northwest of Levering. Download weekly sermons at www.blissmissionarychurch.org.
New Hope United Methodist Church
LEVERING -- Pastor Vaughn Thurston-Cox will bring the message "A Kingdom of Small Things" at the 9 a.m. service on Sunday, Sept. 18, at New Hope United Methodist Church, 4516 U.S. 31, Levering. The scripture reading is from Luke 13:18-19. A staffed nursery is available for children under 3. Children preschool and over will be dismissed for Sunday school after the children's sermon. A time of fellowship and refreshments follows the service. Bible study with pastor Vaughn is 10:30 a.m. Call (231) 537-2000 or visit www.newhopeofemmet.org.
ODEN -- At 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Oden Community Hall, Luce Street, Oden, the Unitarians will hold their annual Water Service. This year it will be an intergenerational presentation, and we ask anyone attending to bring a small amount of water from one of their favorite places to use as part of the service. There will also be a baby dedication for a new child in our congregation, Gretta McMaster. Yoga instruction follows the fellowship time. All are welcome.
Walloon Lake Community Church
WALLOON LAKE -- Walloon Lake Community Church MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) met 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 15. Celebrate Recovery meets at 7 p.m. today. Prime Time Fellowship color tour is Friday, Sept. 16. On Sunday, Sept. 18, the sermon will be given by pastor Jeff Ellis is titled "The Power of Weakness" part 1 from 1 Corinthians 12:1-10. Adult fellowship class will start. On Wednesday, there will be a family meal and classes starting at 5:30 p.m. Call the church office for more information, (231) 535-2288.