Unitarian Universalist Congregation
All are welcome to join the Unitarian Congregation of Petoskey, to celebrate National Poetry Month 11 a.m. Sunday, April 1, at the Terrace Inn in Bay View. Bring a poem to share that has special meaning in your life. Those attending will also be invited to contribute to a group poem. Fellowship and refreshments follow the service. For more information regarding the Unitarian group, go to www.unitarianpetoskey.org.
New Life Anglican Church
At New Life Anglican Church, 619 Waukazoo Ave., Petoskey, the Rev. Michael J. Bridge will celebrate Palm Sunday with Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 1. Nursery is available. Adult and middle school Sunday school classes meet at 9 a.m. New Life's men's breakfast is 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Petoskey Big Boy Restaurant. Call (231) 347-3448, visit www.newlifeanglican.com.
First Christian Church
First Christian Church, 308 Monroe St., Petoskey will celebrate Palm Sunday, April 1, with Bible study at 9 a.m., followed by the service at 10 a.m. Pastor Jeffery Watton's sermon will be centered around the triumphant entry into Jerusalem by Jesus. All area youth grades six-12 are invited to the "Generation Next" youth ministry gathering following the service at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is served. For more information call (231) 347-6181 or visit www.fccpetoskey.org.
Cornerstone Church's pastor Judith Harrington will be continuing her series on "The Authority of God's Word" on exposing false doctrines at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, March 29. At 10 a.m. Friday, a Bible study on Revelation is held. At 10 a.m. Sunday, April 1, Palm Sunday, pastor Harrington will minister a special message. Nursery and children's ministry provided. Call (231) 347-0083 or visit www.cornerstone-petoskey.org.
Zion Lutheran Church
Zion Lutheran Church LCMS, 500 W. Mitchell St., Petoskey, hosts worship at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. The sermon Sunday, April 1 is "What Difference Does it Make?" Zion serves a free community dinner followed by a 7:07 p.m. praise and worship service. For more information on Zion's other ministries, phone (231) 347-3438 or visit: zionlutheranpetoskey.org.
Petoskey United Methodist Church
Petoskey United Methodist Church welcomes everyone to worship Palm Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 1. Nursery care and children's church will be available. The service will be broadcast at 11 a.m. on WMKT 1270 AM or 92.1 FM. There will be no Sunday school. For more information call the church office at (231) 347-2733, or visit www.petoskeyumc.org. Visitors welcome.
Agape Church begins Sunday, April 1, worship celebration at 11 a.m.; nursery care provided. Pastor Karl Furstenberg will share a message of hope from God's word. Bible studies for all ages at 10 a.m. and children's church during morning message. A free "Jobs for Life" training for unemployed or underemployed is offered. Call to get more details. Agape is located at 3003 E. Mitchell Road, Petoskey. Call (231) 347-6228; email: email@example.com; online: www.agapechurchfamily.com.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Sunday, April 1, Emmanuel Episcopal Church celebrates Palm Sunday at 8 a.m. and sung choral Eucharist at 10 a.m. Celebrant will be the Rev. Greg Brown, rector of Emmanuel Church. Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 11 a.m. A combined Maundy Thursday, April 5, service will be held at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. Good Friday liturgy will be held at Emmanuel at 1 p.m. The Vigil of Easter will be celebrated 7 p.m. Saturday; Easter Sunday services are
8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
Cross of Christ Lutheran, ELCA, celebrates Palm Sunday with Holy Communion services at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. (with nursery) on April 1. The Rev. Sherry McGuffin officiating. Sunday school during the 10 a.m. service. Bible study is 6-7 p.m. today, Thursday, March 29. Maundy Thursday service is 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at 1450 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey. (231) 347-5448; www.lutheransonline.com/crossofchristlutheranchurch; firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church, 501 E. Mitchell, worship begins at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, April 1. Palm Sunday will be celebrated with the distribution of palm branches and inspirational music by the chancel choir. The Rev. Bob Lueck will give the morning message. Visitors welcome; handicapped entrance and parking and supervised nursery available. For more information call the church office at (231) 347-4792.
New Hope Community Church
New Hope Community Church meets 10 a.m. Sunday, April 1, at the Petoskey Knights of Columbus hall. Sunday, April 8, pastor Mark Manzer will be teaching about "The Glory of the Cross!" Join us for this Easter celebration. www.NewHopeNorth.org, (231) 348-6905.
Alanson Church of the Nazarene
ALANSON -- Alanson Church of the Nazarene's community-wide Good Friday service is Friday, April 6. There will be a pie fellowship at 6 p.m. and the service will begin at 7 p.m. The message for Sunday, April 1, is "Meeting with Jesus" given by the Rev. David Brantley. Easter Sunday, April 8, an Easter morning breakfast is served at 9:45 a.m. There will not be Sunday school classes on that day.
Boyne City United Methodist Church
BOYNE CITY -- Boyne City United Methodist Church, 324 South Park St. has worship at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 1. This Palm Sunday pastor Wayne McKenney continues his sermon series on the last week of Jesus' life. Sunday school and nursery is available for children during worship service. Bible study is at 10 a.m. Thursdays. For more information contact the church at (231) 582-9776.
First Presbyterian Church
BOYNE CITY -- The congregation of First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City will share Palm Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 1. The Rev. Beth Broschart will be leading worship. Coffee and conversation follow worship and first Sundays include Communion (every month) and potluck (during the school year). For more information call (231) 582-7983.
Episcopal Church of the Nativity
BOYNE CITY -- The Palm Sunday service at Episcopal Church of the Nativity will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 1. The Rev. Peggy Nattermann will celebrate Eucharist. Holy week special services begin with Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m., when feet and/or hands will be washed. Good Friday service will begin at noon. The Easter Eucharist service will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday.
Boyne Falls United Methodist Church
BOYNE FALLS -- Boyne Falls United Methodist Church, 3057 Mill St. has worship at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, April 1. This Palm Sunday pastor Wayne McKenney continues his sermon series on the last week of Jesus' life. Sunday school for ages preschool through fifth grade is available for children during worship service. Youth group meets 6 p.m. Also at 6 p.m. Sunday there is a time of questions and answers at Worship Cafe. Contact the church office at (231) 582-9776.
Maple River Mennonite Church
BRUTUS -- Just a reminder that Walmart is not the only "saving place." Join the congregation Sunday, April 1, to receive encouragement, and answers for living out your faith. Sunday school is 10 a.m.; worship 11 a.m.; community dinner 6 p.m. Wednesday; bring a dish to pass. Sunrise service is 8 a.m. Sunday, April 8; pancake breakfast following service. 3834 Euclid St., Brutus. Phone: (231) 529-6720; email email@example.com.
Greensky Hill United Methodist Church
CHARLEVOIX -- Greensky Hill United Methodist Church variety show and dinner begins 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, in Susan Hall, sponsored by the Greensky Hill United Methodist Men's Club. The menu includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, salad, dessert, coffee and cold beverage. Tickets are $9 per person, children younger than 10 eat free. There will be a door prize and 50/50 drawing.
Charlevoix United Methodist Church
CHARLEVOIX -- The mission at Charlevoix United Methodist Church is to nurture believers in Jesus Christ in ways that show compassion, faith, and love. Sunday worship is at 11 a.m. Children's Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. The church is located at 104 State St. (corner of Clinton Street) in Charlevoix. It's barrier-free, child care is available, and all are welcome. The church office can be reached at (231) 547-2654. "Like us" on Facebook.
Christ Episcopal Church
CHARLEVOIX -- A Bible study of Genesis will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Christ Episcopal Church. All are welcome. The Rev. John David will celebrate Palm Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 1. The music will be led by Don Neidert. Coffee hour will follow the service. The church is located on the corner of State and Clinton streets, downtown park in Charlevoix. Call (231) 547-6322 or visit www.christepiscopalchurch.net.
Community Reformed Church of Charlevoix
CHARLEVOIX -- Palm Sunday Community Reformed Church of Charlevoix continues its Lenten series, "The Ride of Your Life," Sunday, April 1, The message is coming from Mark 12:28-34 and Matthew 5:14-16 and is titled, "No Destination in Mind." Services are at 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Nursery and Sunday school are offered during both services. For more information about classes offered contact the church office. Phone (231) 547-9482.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
CHARLEVOIX -- First Congregational, UCC of Charlevoix offers two worship services on Sunday, April 1. First Light, a casual service, is 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Palm Sunday service at 10:30 a.m., where pastor Neil Wilson will share a message titled, "Without Defect." Sunday school is offered during the second service. A coffee fellowship follows. Bible study is 10:15 a.m. each Tuesday at the church, 101 State St., Charlevoix, (231) 547-9122.
CONWAY -- The Sacramentine Sisters will celebrate Mass at 5 p.m. Holy Thursday, April 5; Good Friday at 1 p.m. Friday, April 6; Holy Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7; and Easter Sunday at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, April 8.
East Jordan United Methodist Church
EAST JORDAN -- East Jordan United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Esterly and Fourth streets will begin Palm Sunday worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 1, with palms procession. Scripture readings will come from Mark 11:1-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Mark 14:1-15:47 and Mark 15:1-39 (40-47). Sunday school after children's moments. Pastor R. A. Posnik can be reached at (231) 536-2161 or (231) 536-7596 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Jordan Community Church
EAST JORDAN -- Sunday, April 1, the East Jordan Community Church, a ministry of the Walloon Lake Community Church, service starts at 9:30 a.m. The sermon title is "The Vine - The Pruning Process" part 2 from John 15:1-8. There will be a family potluck at 12:30 p.m. There will be adult small groups meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3. Call (231) 535-2288 the Walloon Lake Community Church office for more information.
Harbor Springs 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 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Sunday, April 1, pastor Gary Mindel concludes the series "Hearing the Voice of God." Pastor Mindel leads "Faith Lessons: With All Your Heart, Making Space for God," followed with group discussion at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Phone (231) 347-5001, or visit www.harborlight.org.
Harbor Springs United Methodist Church
HARBOR SPRINGS -- Palm Sunday, April 1, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at the Harbor Springs United Methodist Church with distribution of palms to everyone. Pastor Mary Sweet's message will re-tell the story of Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem and Holy Communion will be observed. The chancel choir will provide special music with Marion Kuebler accompanying on piano and organ and Marga Eickholt on cello. Visit umcharborsprings.com for more information.
HARBOR SPRINGS -- Stutsmanville Chapel has two services on Sunday, April 1. A more traditional service is at 9:30 a.m. and a more relaxed service is at 11 a.m. Nursery is provided in both services. Quilting ministry group will meet 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 31. Easter services start with a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. on Good Friday, April 6. Easter morning celebrations are an early service at 8:30 a.m., breakfast/brunch 9:30-10:30 a.m. and a second service at 11 a.m, Sunday, April 8.
New Hope United Methodist Church
LEVERING -- New Hope United Methodist Church, 4516 U.S. 31, Levering, Palm Sunday service is 9 a.m. Sunday, April 1. Pastor Vaughn Thurston-Cox will bring the message "Hosanna!" The scripture reading is from Matthew 21:1-11. The choir will sing "My Heart Sings Hosanna." Communion will be served. Bible study is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; choir practice is 4:30 p.m., and soup and devotions at 5:30 p.m. Call (231) 537-2000 or visit www.newhopeofemmet.org.
Norwood United Methodist Church
NORWOOD -- Norwood United Methodist Church located in the historic village of Norwood will have Sunday service at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, April 1. The scriptural readings for Palm Sunday will be Mark 11:1-11, Isaiah 50 :4-9a, Mark 14:1-15 and 47. Sunday school will be at 10:45 a.m. All are welcome. Pastor R.A. Posnik can be reached at (231) 883-1985.
Walloon Lake Community Church
WALLOON LAKE -- Walloon Lake Community Church sermon Sunday, April 1, is titled "Make an Eternal Difference Power of the Vine -- How God Invites Us to Flourish" (part 1) from John 15:1-8. Ladies Bible study will meet at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Discipleship House. 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 or check www.walloonchurch.com.