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

101 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720


“Though the Mountains Tremble”

Sermon ~ Sunday, October 30, 2016 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson   The “Old Man of the Mountains” Franconia Notch, New Hampshire Though the Mountains Shake Psalm 46 It was a sad day when I received the news that the “Old Man” was gone.  He had had a good long life. While I didn’t see him every day I had on… Read More »

Well, At Least I’m Not . . . !

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 ~ Sermon ~ Pastor Neil Wilson   Well, At Least I’m Not . . . ! Luke 18:9-14 Two people stopped by a church to pray one day.  They came separately but stepped into the sanctuary at about the same time. The first woman, dressed to the “nines” in her mid-forties, walked in through the front… Read More »

{Don’t} Be a Pest!

Sermon ~ Sunday, October 16, 2016 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson Don’t Be a Pest! Luke 18:1-8   Jesus told them a parable . . .  In a certain city there was a judge.  Now this judge neither feared God nor had respect for people.  And in that same city was a widow . . .   Starts out like any number… Read More »

Living Between Gracious & Greedy

Living Between Gracious & Greedy ~ Sermon ~ Sunday, October 9, 2016 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson Luke 17:11-19   Diane Gottsman, a present-day manners and etiquette expert, (so of course her advice “column” is “online”) was asked these questions regarding the etiquette of expressing gratitude for a gift received. In your opinion, is the traditional thank you note outdated? Her… Read More »

Increase Your Faith Three Easy Steps Call Today!

Increase Your Faith Three Easy Steps Call Today! Sermon ~ Sunday, October 2, 2016 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson Luke 17:5-10   This story has been around for a while in various forms.  One version is that of a husband and wife who regularly attended church together.  But it seems the husband would on occasion doze off during the sermon.  He… Read More »