First Congregational Church
(United Church of Christ)
Rev. Toby Jones, Pastor

101 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720


Will You Offer the Blessing?

Luke 7:1-10 Sunday ~ May 29th, 2016 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson I knew a pastor who said they didn’t have the gift of prayer.  “You call yourself a pastor and you say you don’t have the gift of prayer!  Preposterous!  How can you not!”  I mean after all, isn’t that a prerequisite for pastoral ministry?  And if you’re not blessed… Read More »

Street Wisdom

Sunday ~ May 22, 2016 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson Proverbs 8:1-4,22-31   Wisdom.  We talk about it quite a bit.  We seem to know it when we see it or hear it.  We say that a person is very wise; or has a “wisdom beyond their years.”  We also use it dismissively, “He’s just a wise guy.” But just what… Read More »

Let Me Be There.

Sunday, May 15th, 2016 ~ Pastor Neil WilsonJohn 14: 7-12. 25-27 Wherever you go . . . Wherever you may wander in your life Surely you know . . . I always wanna be there Holding you hand . . . And standing by to catch you when you fall Seeing you through . . . In everything you do… Read More »

Don’t Just Stand There . . .

Sunday ~ May 8, 2016 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson Acts 1:1-11 When was the last time you remember celebrating Ascension Day? Or heard sermon on the Ascension passage? (Actually it was June 1, 2014!) Ascension Day always falls on a Thursday (40 days after Easter) so it is often passed over in most Protestant congregations. In only one of the… Read More »