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Martha’s Soup Kitchen on Tuesdays

KINGSFORD — Martha’s Soup Kitchen will again start serving weekly lunch on Tuesday. The public is invited to the free community meal at St. Mary Queen of Peace Church hall, 600 Marquette Blvd. in Kingsford. Homemade soup, bread and cookies will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Soup ...

Music in Randville

RANDVILLE — The Randville Bible Church will host music at 6 p.m. Sunday. This will be the public’s last opportunity this year, to visit Randville church for a great evening of music. The church is on M-95, about 12 miles north of Iron Mountain. For more information, call the Rev. ...

The parishioners of the church of St. Barbara in Vulcan marked its 135th anniversary at Mass on Sunday.

St. Barbara celebrates 135 years

VULCAN — The parishioners of the church of St. Barbara in Vulcan celebrated its 135th anniversary at Mass on Sunday with the principal celebrant Bishop John Doerfler of the Diocese of Marquette. A breakfast buffet was served after the Mass. It was the opening of the iron ore mines that ...

Christmas Cantata at Our Saviour’s

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church invites the public to a Christmas Cantata, a joyful service of hymns and narration presented by Our Saviour’s Choir. This year’s theme is “The Light of Christmas.” The Cantata starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, which is on ...

Annual live nativity at Lakeland Baptist

IRON RIVER — Lakeland Baptist Church of Iron River will hosts its annual live nativity from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16 and 17, at the church, 950 Lalley Road. The meaning of Christmas comes to life in the live nativity. Visitors are invited to a free walk-through experience ...

Mansfield Pioneer Church Christmas Service on Dec. 12

MANSFIELD  — Once again the lanterns will be burning in the Pioneer Church at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, as the churchgoers attend the annual caroling service at Mansfield's restored log church. Each year, the Mansfield Memories Committee sponsors this Christmas celebration reminiscent of ...

Ultreya family party tonight

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Ultreya will have its family Christmas party at 6 p.m. today at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. The event will feature fellowship, caroling and Christmas songs. Everyone is asked to bring a plate of favorite Christmas cookies to share.

Christmas portraits offered at CF church

CRYSTAL FALLS — Lakeview Bible Church again will offer free family Christmas portraits by Alicia Jaworski of Phanasma Photography on Friday and Saturday at the church, 1211 U.S. 2 in Crystal Falls. Sittings are by appointment. Reservations can be made for those days by calling Jaworski at ...

The Ruesch family, from left, include Sofia, Isabella and Heather in front, Paul and Matthew in back.

Ruesch and family return home to serve Our Redeemer

Kingsford — The Rev. Matthew Ruesch was installed as the new pastor of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kingsford during a special 4 p.m. service Sunday. The celebration was followed by potluck meal. Ruesch comes to Our Redeemer after serving for the past three years as a missionary in ...

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Our Saviour’s welcomes visitors

Sonya Nelson, left, council president, and Pastor Paul Strom, far right, presents a $4,000 check from Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain to Pastor Prosper and Dr. Victoria to Fukayosi Sub-Parish, one of four different sub-parishes the church has helped to support over the years. ...

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Chili Cook Off winner

The champion of the second annual Quinnesec United Methodist Church Chili Cook Off is Steve Phare. The competition had six entries and was close, as all of the chilis received many votes. Carol Olson came in second place. Pictured above is Phare, left, with the Rev. Walt Reichle, pastor of the ...

Carmelite retreat Saturday

L’ANSE — A Carmelite Secular Order Retreat, “A Pathway Under the Gaze of Mary” will be given by the Rev. Corey Litzner of Sacred Heart Church in L’Anse, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Carmelite Monastery of the Holy Cross on U.S. 2 just west of Iron Mountain. There will be a ...

2017 Catholic Service Award honorees the Rev. Joseph Gouin of Kingsford and Judy Boyle of Marquette are joined by Bishop John Doerfler of the Diocese of Marquette at St. Michael Parish in Marquette before an Oct. 7 banquet honoring them and the Bishop’s Ambassadors.

Two honored with Catholic Service Awards

MARQUETTE — Since 2006, the Legacy of Faith endowment foundation of the Diocese of Marquette has been honoring Catholics from throughout the Upper Peninsula with the Catholic Service Award. This year’s honorees are Judy Boyle of St. Michael Parish in Marquette and the Rev. Joseph Gouin, ...

Fall Bazaar planned Sunday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Iron Mountain will host its Fall Bazaar on Sunday. The bazaar will include a spaghetti and chicken dinner with salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Monsignor James Kaczmarek Parish Hall. A ...

Holyween Trunk or Treat event Sunday in Norway

NORWAY — Holyween Trunk or Treat, hosted by Bethany Lutheran Church and Grace United Methodist Church, will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 130 O’Dill Drive, behind the Jake Menghini Museum in Norway. Children can trick or treat safely in the church parking lot and vote for their favorite ...

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Mini Fair Bazaar Saturday

Trinity United Methodist Church of Iron Mountain will host its annual Mini Fair on Saturday. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., with the bazaar closing at 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Menu includes hot sandwiches, salad bar, beverages and pie. Items to be sold include baked ...

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Blankets made

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Pembine has been blessed to have Shirley Schultz's sewing talents. She purchased material for 36 blankets and sewed them together and cut the fringes so the Vacation Bible School children could make the ties. They will be turned over to the Pembine Rescue ...

Quinnesec Chili Cook Off set

QUINNESEC — Quinnesec United Methodist Church will host its second annual Chili Cook Off from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church. A donation will be taken to help defray the cost church improvements. Each attendee will be given a ticket to vote for their favorite chili. Additional tickets ...

Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry at Crossroads in Norway

Norway — Free food will be distributed at 5 p.m. Friday at the Crossroads Alliance church facility at 130 O’Dill Drive in Norway, home of Bethany Lutheran Church and Grace United Methodist Church. The doors will not open until 4 p.m. at the earliest. It will be helpful if people bring ...

Unnamed disciples — Luke 8:1-3

KINGSFORD - Have you noticed, there seems to be more commercials than ever in our TV programs. Like most people, I push the mute button to at least avoid the noise! Another thing I don’t bother to look at are the credits that run after a program. Yet, if it weren’t for the people whose ...