Messiah Lutheran to screen films
MARQUETTE - The documentary film "Pink Smoke Over the Vatican" will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday at Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic St. in Marquette. The film explores the issue of women's ordination in the Roman Catholic Church. Admission is free, however donations will be accepted. For more information, call 906-475-7582.
The OWLS (Older Wiser Lutherans) group at Messiah Lutheran Church will hold a screening of the movie "What About Bob" at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The film is rated PG and snacks will be provided. For information, call 225-1119.
Grace UMC to show poverty film
MARQUETTE - Grace United Methodist Church, 927 W. Fair Ave. in Marquette, will screen the film "The Line" at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The film follows four people: a banker, a fisherman, a blue collar worker and a single mother, who struggle daily for basic necessities because they have fallen below the poverty line. For more information, call 225-0616 or email email@example.com.
Religious education classes set
NEGAUNEE - St. Paul Church, 202 W. Case St. in Negaunee, will offer religious education classes from 9 to 10:15 a.m. beginning Oct. 7. Registration is required; forms are available at the church entrances. Classes are available for preschool through eighth grade. Do not wait until opening day to register children. For information, call 475-9969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blessing of pets at St. Michael
MARQUETTE - A Blessing of the Pets will be held at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at St. Michael Catholic Church, 401 W. Kaye Ave. in Marquette. The prayer service with a blessing will last about 25 minutes. Everyone is welcome. Free-will offerings in support of the local Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Center will be accepted.
Prayer retreat at Presbytery Point
NEGAUNEE - Presbytery Point Camp will host an ecumenical prayer retreat Oct. 11-13. The retreat will be led by Daniel Wolpert, who is pastor of the first Presbyterian Church of Crookston, Minn., and is a co-founder of the Minnesota Institute of Contemplation and Healing. For information or to register, call 906-869-0925 or email email@example.com. Stay overnight or commute daily.
Presbytery Point Camp is at 211 Brown Road, off U.S. 41 just east of Michigamme.
SERA chapters to meet
ESCANABA - The Upper Peninsula Chapter 16 of the State Employee Retirees Association will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the conference room of the State Office Building in Escanaba. Candidates running for election who have been invited to attend include Ed McBroom, State Representative for the 108th District, Sharon Gray candidate for the 108th District and Gary McDowell candidate for the First Congressional District of the U.S. Houe of Representatives.
Bruce Andrews, President of the SERA Chapter will hold a meeting at noon Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Geno's Restaurant in Hancock for SERA members or interested retirees of that area. Scott Dianda, candidate for the 110th District State House of Representatives is planning to attend. Also State Representative for the 110th District Matt Huuki has been invited. John Ragnoli, representing the American Professional Services, will be attending the Hancock meeting.