Mansfield Pioneer Church Christmas service, caroling set for Dec. 12

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP—The Mansfield Pioneer Church will host its Christmas service beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12.
    Once again, the lanterns will be lit 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 the faith of the early settlers.
    “This service is the highlight of the Christmas season for many because of the uniqueness of the church and the simplicity of the service itself,” said Shirley Beck. “Join together with family and friends from Mansfield and beyond as we celebrate ‘The Reason for the Season’ - the birth of our Lord Jesus.”
    Guest Pastor Ryan Flunker of Sagola’s Grace Presbyterian church will officiate the evening service. Everyone is invited to attend and to join in the social that will follow.
    Directions to Mansfield’s historical district and the church are as follows: from M-69 (about 4 miles east of Crystal Falls or about 6 miles west of Sagola) turn north onto the Mansfield Cut-off Road. Travel until you reach a fork in the road at the mine pit and turn left onto Stream Road. The church site is another half-mile.
    No admission fee is charged at the church; however, a free will offering will be taken to help with the upkeep of the building. For more information, contact Sharon Nickels at 875-6098 or Pat Dishaw at 875-3553.