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Faith, religion, and spirituality in Ishpeming, Michigan are the focal point of topics in this guide.

For the most part, this will consist of online resources pertaining to local Christian churches and ministries, although places of worship related to any religion, denomination, or sect is appropriate here, as long as it is located in Ishpeming.

A recent survey suggests that residents of Ishpeming are considerably more religious (48.3%) than the average Michigan locality (41.9%), but slightly less religious than the average American community (49.4%). Of these, the Catholics are the most numerous, followed closely by the Lutherans, and distantly by the Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists, Episcopalians, Pentecostals, and Mormons, with a much smaller number (0.2%) identifying with Judaism or various Eastern religions, although 2.9% claimed an affiliation with Christian denominations that were not part of this survey, or with non-denominational churches.

Ishpeming is home to several Christian churches and a temple associated with the Reform Jewish denomination, although not all of these have websites. Some of these places of worship have served the community for well over a century.

Founded in 1869, the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church congregation now meets in a building constructed in 1928. Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized in 1870, and its pipe organ was produced by the Schuelke Organ Company in 1886. The organ was stored in the 1950s while the church was relocated, then refurbished by the Levsen Organ Company in the 1990s. Formed in 1870, and originally known as the First Baptist Church of Ishpeming, then the Swedish Baptist Church of Ishpeming, the Bible Baptist Church moved into a new building in 1989. Trinity Lutheran Church was founded by Norwegian immigrants in 1871, and the first Bethel Lutheran Church was built in 1886, destroyed by fire in 1995, and rebuilt the following year.

Several newer churches, and perhaps some older ones, also serve the Ishpeming community.



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