Church

Bishop Baraga ticket orders due

IRON MOUNTAIN — Friends of Bishop Baraga Catholic School in Iron Mountain are currently selling tickets for the annual school fundraiser. Ticket orders close on July 30. Once ticket sale close, those who purchased tickets will be notified via email the final prize amounts for the ...

Daily Meditations — Beware of false prophets – Matt 7:15ff

Several decades ago two Cleveland teenagers got an idea for a comic strip character. They tried to sell their idea to every comic strip editor they could think of. Every one of them rejected it for the same reason. They said the character they proposed was too foolish an idea. No one would be ...

Daily Meditations — Give the Lord the credit – 2 Cor. 3:4ff

Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote an important book called “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Some students of history say that her book did more to end slavery in America than any other single force. She refused to take any credit for what she had written. She said that the Lord helped her in such a way ...

Church hosts day of music

MICHIGAMME — Woodland United Methodist Church of Michigamme will host its fourth annual free day of music from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. The public is invited to enjoy a variety of gospel music acts from throughout the Upper Peninsula, along with free light lunch and dinner. ...

Daily Meditations — Memory breaks – Hebrews 6:10ff

I recently read about a hospital doctor who used to prescribe “memory breaks” for his patients. Before leaving the room, he’d say, “I have one more important prescription for you. I want you to take a ‘memory break’: one at ten o’clock and one at three o’clock.” “Close ...

Daily Meditations — Pray like this – Matt 6:7-15

Dag Hammarskjold was secretary-general of the UN from 1953 until 1961. Although he had no declared religion, he was attracted to Christianity. He had a profound admiration for the teachings of Jesus. We know this from his daily journal which has been published in a book called ...

Daily Meditations — The generosity of the poor — 2nd Corith:6:1ff

During the Great Depression, a government agent was traveling through the Tennessee mountains. He was making allotments to poor farmers so they could buy supplies. One day, the agent came up to a woman who lived alone in a dirt-floor cabin. Tar paper covered the broken windows. There was ...

Mt. Olive Church plans VBS event

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain will host its annual Vacation Bible School program from 9 to 11:30 a.m. daily Monday through Friday, July 19. This special program is open to all children of the community, ages 3 to 12, at no cost. This year’s theme is “Miraculous Mission: Jesus ...

VBS to begin at IM church

IRON MOUNTAIN — “The Incredible Race” Vacation Bible School will take place Sunday through Tuesday, July 16, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 808 Carpenter Ave. in Iron Mountain. The event, which is geared for children ages 3 through sixth grade, will include music, games, crafts, ...

Mansfield Pioneer Church summer service to be July 25

MANSFIELD — The Mansfield Memories Committee will sponsor the annual summer service starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Mansfield Pioneer Church. The old pump organ will again accompany many of favorite hymns and gospel songs. All are invited to join in the singing. The Rev. ...

Quinnesec church offers summer programs

QUINNESEC — Quinnesec United Methodist Church has several new programs they are offering to the community during the summer. They will “Gather ‘Round the Campfire” the last Friday of the summer months. Activities planned are: — Friday, lawn and board games played. — Friday, ...

A little while — JN 16:16ff

The Rev. Joseph Gouin Pastor, American Martyrs Church, Kingsford In John’s gospel Jesus uses the expression “A little while” seven times in a few verses. He begins with “a little while you will no longer see me and again in a little while you will see me,” etc. When we stop ...

Daily Meditations — Peaceful heart – John 14:27ff

Albert Schweitzer gave up a successful musical career in Europe to become a missionary doctor in Africa. He not only wanted to bring physical healing to the natives but also spiritual healing. One day, someone asked him how he went about trying to introduce Jesus and the message of ...

Daily Meditations – Put on an apron

A man came to the parish office and asked to see the pastor. When they met, he informed the pastor he had just moved into town and was looking for a parish where he could feel like he was being fed. The pastor told him he would be most welcome into the parish, but if he really wanted to be ...

Daily Meditations: Who needs my love the most? — John 15:9-11

A grandfather was visiting the home of one of his grandchildren. The little girl was showing him her many dolls. He asked her: “of all these dolls, which one do you like the most?” She asked him to promise he won’t laugh when she told him. He promised. The little girl pointed to a ...

Daily Meditations — Inspired by the bravery of others – John 16:29ff

On the wall of a dentist’s office hangs a scroll with the title “I Can Take It Club.” Underneath the title are hundreds of signed names. They are the names of children who have pledged to face the dentist’s chair with courage. The dentist says it’s absolutely amazing how seeing ...

Grace Covenant Church announces 21st annual Summer Concert Series line-up

IRON RIVER — Three performances featuring local and regional talent are slated for the 21st annual Summer Concert Series at Grace Covenant Church in Iron River. The first concert will be 7 p.m. Sunday, July 7, and features artist features Kim Johnson, a pianist and vocalist based in ...

VBS planned

First Presbyterian Church at 395 Hamilton Ave. in Kingsford will host its “ROAR!” Vacation Bible School program June 10-14. VBS will be 9 to 11:45 a.m. each day. All children from 3 1/2 years through those completing sixth grade are invited for the week. Children will experience music with ...

Teams, public invited to take part in memorial volleyball tournament

NORWAY — The James “Harvey” Moore Memorial Volleyball Tournament to benefit Holy Spirit Catholic School will start at noon June 2 at The Thirsty Whale, 825 U.S. 2 in Norway. Those who knew “Harvey” were aware of his love for children, giving back to the community and sports. He had ...

Free meal Sunday in Norway

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church of Norway will host a free community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the church hall. The menu will be ravioli in red sauce, meatballs, vegetable, dessert and beverages. There is no cost for dinner, but a donation basket is available for those who want ...