First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church, 501 E. Mitchell St., worship begins 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Visitors are welcome. The worship style is a blend of contemporary and traditional, including a praise band and choir. A supervised nursery is available. Preschool through fifth-grade students are dismissed following the children's sermon for a time of Sunday school and worship. Middle/high schoolers meet for youth group at the church 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Phone (231) 347-4792.
Petoskey Church of God
The Petoskey Church of God invites you to its Bible based service, led by pastor John Anthony, meeting at 10:30 a.m. Sundays, 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the YMCA building on Howard Street in Petoskey. A light breakfast is served at 9:45 a.m. on Sundays. Call pastor Anthony at (231) 838-8588; see the church on Facebook or visit www.petoskeychurchofgod.com.
Petoskey Seventh Day Adventist Church
Petoskey Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1404 Howard St., Petoskey, week of prayer is 7-8 p.m. Saturday through Thursday, Oct. 8-13. Pastor Daniel Laine will give the messages. Laine was born in Haiti and is a pastor of six churches in the Dominican Republic. He graduated from Bono University in the Dominican Republic in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in theology and in 2010 with a master's degree in pastoral ministry. He is currently working on his master's in methodology in scientific investigation at Santo Domingo's State University. His message is titled "God Can Make Everything New."
Hilltop Mennonite Fellowship
Hilltop Mennonite Fellowship, Petoskey, has its service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Pastor Dave Cadarette will use Philippians 4:1-9 "Put Love Into Practice." There will be a memorial service during the service to honor the life of Phillip Broers. Nehemiah Bible study on healing hope is 7 p.m. Ladies Bible study meets 1 p.m. on Mondays. Call pastor Cadarette at (231) 675-1624.
New Life Anglican Church
New Life Anglican Church, 619 Waukazoo Ave., Petoskey, will have the Rev. Michael J. Bridge celebrating the 17th Sunday after Pentecost with Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Nursery is available. Adult Sunday school meets at 9 a.m. Accessible Apologetics class meets 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call (231) 347-3448, visit at: www.newlifeanglican.com.
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 classes meet 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Childcare is provided at no charge. Agape is located at 3003 E. Mitchell Road, Petoskey. Call (231) 347-6228; email: email@example.com; online: www.agapechurchfamily.com.
Petoskey United Methodist
The Petoskey United Methodist Church welcomes all 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. Call the church office at (231) 347-2733, or visit www.petoskeyumc.org.
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
Cross of Christ Lutheran, ELCA, celebrates Holy Communion services with services at 8:30 a.m. (with choir) and 10 a.m. (with nursery) on Sunday, Oct. 9. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Senior high youth bowling event 2:15 p.m. Sunday; $10 per bowler includes shoe rental, pizza and drink. Bible study 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10. All are welcome to the all-encompassing Christian congregation at 1450 E. Mitchell, Petoskey; (231) 347-5448; www.lutheransonline.com/crossofchristlutheranchurch; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temple B'Nai Israel
The community of Temple B'Nai Israel in Petoskey invites all to attend Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, with the following services: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7; 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, with a children's service also at 4:30 p.m. A community Breaking of the Fast, catered by Julienne Tomatoes, will be served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-12 and no charge for children under 4. No one will be denied the opportunity to break the fast. Contact Tom Johnson to hold a place, (231) 487-1661. Visit the temple's website, www.TempleBnaiIsraelofPetoskey.org, or call (231) 347-8740 for more information.
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 Sunday, Oct. 9, is "Growing Children of God" from Matthew 18:3. Zion serves a free community dinner at 6:30 p.m. Mondays followed by a 7:07 p.m. praise and worship service. Phone (231) 347-3438 or visit: zionlutheranpetoskey.org.
Alanson Church of the Nazarene
ALANSON -- Alanson Church of the Nazarene worship is 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. The Rev. David Brantley will be giving the message, "I Am An Invitation." Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. and is open to everyone. Nursery is available during the service and classes. Weekly ministries include food pantry/soup kitchen from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; Bible studies for men, women, and children at 6:30 p.m. after the food pantry. Thursday small group meets at 5:30 p.m., and a Tuesday morning women's Bible study meets at 9:30 a.m.
ALANSON -- The Alanson United Methodist Church will worship with pastor Mary Sweet at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. Churchgoers are reminded to bring in paper products for donation to Nehemiah House. Sunday school is offered for children following the children's message. The chancel choir will be singing this week and there will be a potluck breakfast fellowship served by the youth group after services. Call (231) 526-2414.
Atwood Christian Reformed Church
Atwood Christian Reformed Church will be holding its annual rummage sale 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the church. Household goods, furniture, homeschool curriculum, produce, baked goods and much more will be offered. The church is located on U.S. 31, 10 miles south of Charlevoix in Atwood. Proceeds will go toward the church's ministry and the building fund. Call (231) 599-3290.
Zion United Church of Christ
BRUTUS -- The Zion United Church of Christ, Brutus, will hold services 10:30 a.m. Sunday Oct. 9. Pastor LeRoy Sutfin's sermon is "The Right Garment." Scripture is from Matthew 22:1-14. Communion will be served. The annual color tour and picnic will take place after the service. Bible study will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. Phone (231) 529-6571.
Charlevoix United Methodist Church
CHARLEVOIX -- The Charlevoix United Methodist Church gathers for Sunday worship at 11 a.m. Children's Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. The gathering place is located at 104 State St. in downtown Charlevoix. It's barrier-free and child care is available. The church office can be reached at (231) 547-2456.
Bethany Lutheran Church
CHARLEVOIX --Please join Bethany Lutheran Church (LCMS), 11906 U.S. 31 North in Charlevoix, for Sunday worship/Communion service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study classes are held at 9:15 a.m. Pastor James Athey is in the office Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The annual harvest dinner will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. Come share the fellowship of Bethany. Ham will be provided, but bring a dish to share. RSVP to (231) 547-9446. If you have questions or are in need of prayer, call 547-9446.
Christ Episcopal Church
CHARLEVOIX -- The Rev. John David will celebrate the 17th Sunday after Pentecost at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 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. Call (231) 547-6322 or visit www.christepiscopalchurch.net.
East Jordan Community
EAST JORDAN -- On Sunday, Oct. 9, the East Jordan Community Church, a ministry of the Walloon Lake Community Church, will have its first service starting at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Jason Richey will preach the sermon. There will be additional age-appropriate groups during the 11 a.m. hour for all ages. There will be infant and toddler nursery during both services. On Tuesday, there will be adult community small groups that will start at 7 p.m.
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, Oct. 9, pastor Gary Mindel presents part two of Powerhouse with "Becoming the Family God Uses." Harbor Light offers several weekly gatherings including a prayer group 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays, and a youth group 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Phone (231) 347-5001, or visit www.harborlight.org.
First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs
HARBOR SPRINGS -- At 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, guest preacher David Van Dam will offer the morning message. The chancel choir will sing Mark Hayes' new arrangement of "Ezekiel Saw the Wheel" and pianist Peter D. Sims and guest organist Robert Herrema will play a duet of "Jesus Paid It All" for the offertory. Nursery is available for infants and toddlers, with children's church beginning at 10:15 a.m. Adult education class begins at 8:50 a.m. every Sunday. Visit www.fpchs.org or call (231) 526-7332. The church is located at the corner of West Lake and Cemetery roads.
Harbor Springs United Methodist Church
HARBOR SPRINGS -- The Harbor Springs United Methodist Church at 343 E. Main St. will worship with pastor Mary Sweet at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. Sunday school is offered for children kindergarten through middle school following the children's message. The chancel choir will be singing this week and there will be a coffee fellowship after services. The church is handicapped accessible with an elevator and reserved parking. Call (231) 526-2414.
LEVERING --The Rev. Dr. Curtis Alexander begins a new series, "Exploding Myths," with his Sunday, Oct. 9, message, "Swiss Cheese Science" from 2 Timothy 4:3, 4. The 6 p.m. service continues "3-L" (Loving, Learning and Living God's Word) from Genesis 30. The annual harvest dinner and musical jam session is Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Alpha. 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 -- New Hope United Methodist Church, 4516 U.S. 31, Levering, will hold its weekly worship service at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. Pastor Vaughn Thurston-Cox will bring the message "Christian Faith 101: Confession & Repentance," based on the scripture of Luke 19:1-10. There will be special music by the choir. A staffed nursery is available for children under 3. Children preschool and over will be dismissed for Sunday school after the children's message. A time of fellowship and refreshments follows the service. Everyone is invited to a homecoming potluck picnic at 5 p.m. Meat and beverage is provided.
Swiss steak dinner/craft and bake sale is 4-7 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 6.
Oden Community Church
ODEN -- Oden Community Church Sunday school meets 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Worship is at 10 a.m. Pastor Duane Stanton will be preach "Lord, Please Change My Attitude." The church is located at 4293 High St., Oden. Phone (231) 347-0971.
PELLSTON -- Northridge is a new non-denominational church serving northern Emmet County. October Sunday services are being held in the Pellston High School auditorium beginning at 10:30 a.m. Coffee precedes worship at 10 a.m. Northridge is Bible centered and features a worship band playing a blended mix of worship songs. Pastor Kroll will speak on "desert places" from the book of Exodus. Lead pastor Pete Kroll and youth pastor Karl Petersen invite you to attend. Call the church office at (231) 548-5836; or pastor Pete at (231) 330-3622 or pastor Karl at (231) 218-3501 or online at www.northridgeweb.net.
Walloon Lake Community Church
WALLOON LAKE -- Walloon Lake Community Church's men ministry breakfast is served 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. On Sunday, the sermon will be given by pastor Jeff Ellis, titled "Tongue Trouble -- You are what you Speak" from Matthew 12:34b-37. The food pantry will be open 5-6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. Cozy Quilters meets 9 a.m. on Thursdays in room 101. Call the church office for more information at (231) 535-2288.