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

101 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720


Where Are They Going?

“Where Are They Going?” Sermon ~ Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson Matthew 17: 1-9   Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves.   And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. … Read More »

When Tempers Flare

Sermon ~ Sunday, February 19, 2017 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson When Tempers Flare Matthew 5: 38-48 Just as we thought we were going to squeak by this winter, mother nature and her sister Ellie Nino reminded us of just who is in charge! Rockhaven got blasted this past week with not one but two 18” snow storms. We still call… Read More »

Straight to the Heart

Sermon ~ Sunday, February 12, 2017 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson Straight to the Heart Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Matthew 5:21- 37 “For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Jesus – Sermon on the Mount Matt. 5:20 This is one of those hard teachings of Jesus. Exceed the… Read More »

My Fellow Galileans . . .

Sermon ~ Sunday January 29, 2017 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson Matthew 5:1-12 Last week I may have mentioned that in each of the gospels there is what many scholars refer to as Jesus’ inaugural event. This interpretive approach to life of Jesus has been around for a while and not new to this year and the recent presidential inauguration. Yet… Read More »

If You’re Not Too Busy

Sermon ~ Sunday, January 22, 2017 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson If You’re Not Too Busy Matthew 4:12-23 “Now when Jesus had heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee.” It would be a new beginning in the life and ministry of this carpenter out of Nazareth. New beginnings can be exciting full of the anticipation of great things… Read More »