Church

Iron River Bible Church sets Hunters Banquet for Saturday

IRON RIVER — The Iron River Bible Church will have its 16th annual Hunters Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday at the church, 3343 E. U.S. 2 in Iron River. The free camp-style banquet will feature a wild game meal and many door prizes for hunters of all ages. The event is free and all are invited ...

Christmas Day dinner

KINGSFORD — The First Presbyterian Church invites the public to its Community Christmas Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, at the church, 395 Hamilton Ave. in Kingsford. There is no cost for the meal, but reservations are required and can be made by calling ...

Advent services announced

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Advent Penance Services schedule is: — Sunday, St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain, 3 p.m. This will be a RiseUP Eucharistic event. The Rev. Tim Ekaitis is using this event as his penance service for St. Mary in Norway and St. Barbara in ...

Ultreya party set for Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Ultreya Christmas Party will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. Those who attend are asked bring some Christmas treats to share.

Ultreya meets on Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Ultreya Christmas Party will be 6 p.m. Thursday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. Those attending should bring Christmas treats to share.

IXL Christmas party on Dec. 5

FAITHORN — The IXL Historical Museum will host its annual Christmas party Dec. 5 at the Longbranch in Faithorn.  Social hour will be at 4:30 p.m., with the chicken and spaghetti buffet at 5 p.m. Cost is $12 per person. Reservations are needed by Wednesday by calling 906-236-5163 for ...

Special Thanksgiving Eve service planned

CRYSTAL FALLS — Christ United Methodist Church of Crystal Falls, along with Amasa Grace United Methodist Church and United Lutheran Church of Crystal Falls, will offer a special Thanksgiving Eve service at 6 p.m.Wednesday at Christ United Methodist Church. Light refreshments will be served ...

Mansfield Pioneer Church Christmas service planned

MANSFIELD — Once again the lanterns will be burning in the Pioneer Church on Tuesday, Dec. 11, as churchgoers attend the annual caroling service at Mansfield’s restored log church. Service starts at 6:30 p.m. Each year, the Mansfield Memories Committee sponsors the Christmas celebration ...

Catholic Foundation seeks funds for challenge gift

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Catholic Foundation, Inc., recently distributed $410,806 to various organizations in support of Catholic ministries in the Diocese of Marquette. Now in its third year, the foundation is moving to establish and grow permanent endowment funds for the long-term ...

Church seeks vocalists for Christmas musical

IRON MOUNTAIN — The First Covenant Church of Iron Mountain invites experienced area vocalists — especially basses — to take part in rehearsals Wednesday evenings for the upcoming Christmas musical. The new musical performance “The Worship of Christmas,” by Phil Barfoot and Bradley ...

Special needs service Sunday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain will offer a worship service geared toward special needs children, adults and their families at 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be songs, a short message and treats. The church is at 1210 S. Kimberly Ave. in Iron Mountain.

Fall Harvest Bazaar Saturday at ICMCF

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Iron County Medical Care Facility Auxiliary will host its annual Fall Harvest Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the facility in Crystal Falls. Once again, tables will be available with a variety of items such as baked goods, giftware, trash and treasure, and ...

Our Saviour’s to host special needs worship service Nov. 11

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church will have a special worship service at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at 1210 S. Kimberly Ave. in Iron Mountain. This service is geared toward special needs children and adults, along with their families. Come join the church for songs, a short ...

Daily Meditations: Expecting too little

A student asked his teacher: “What grade do I have to make on this final exam in order to pass the course?” That question tells us that the student had a minimalist attitude toward his education. He wasn’t that interested in learning, he just wanted to pass the course. That young man was ...

Daily Meditations: Leave the rocking chair

Years ago, a young door-to-door book salesman was assigned to a rural area. One day he came upon a farmer seated in a rocking chair on his front porch. The young man went up to the farmer enthusiastically and said, “Sir, I have a book here that will tell you how to farm five times better than ...

Martalismo – Luke 10:38-42

Recently, Pope Francis might have coined a new word when he cautioned his staff about contracting an illness he called “Martalismo.” He described it as an excessive busyness, a condition in which people are so immersed in work that they neglect what is more important. He told his staff ...

Ask and you will receive – Luke 11:5-13

Several years ago, there was a film titled, “Resurrection.” Its theme was healing through faith. One scene was a close-up of a fly walking around on a paralyzed woman’s toe. This caused the woman to wiggle her toe, which was the first sign that she was healed. To do the scene, 10 flies ...

The best kind of religion – James 1:17ff

Mark Twain once said: “It is not the parts of the Bible I fail to understand that trouble me most. It is the parts that I do understand.” Most of us can relate to this. This is especially true with the little book of James. James just says what he means, and does so in rather simple but ...

God always has a ‘yes’ face

During his days as president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson and a group of his companions were traveling across the country on horseback. They came to a river and discovered the bridge was washed away. Each rider was forced to cross the river on horseback, which was a challenge. A ...

St. Anthony Catholic Church plans first Fall Craft Show on Nov. 3

NIAGARA, Wis. — St. Anthony Catholic Church will have its first Fall Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the church’s parish hall in Niagara. The hall will be filled with crafters and home business vendors from across the region. It will include many handmade items ...