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

101 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720


Washing in the Life-Giving Water

Sermon ~ Patti Ulrich ~ Guest Preaching ~ Sunday, March 26, 2017 The Message – Washing in the Life-Giving Water Lent draws the faithful – sometimes kicking and screaming – to a period of spiritual preparation and renewal in anticipation of the coming jubilance of Eastertide. Throughout the history of the church, candidates for Holy Baptism would often engage in… Read More »

Chance Encounter at High Noon

Sermon ~ Sunday, March 19, 2017 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson  Chance Encounter at High Noon John 4:5-42 Word had gotten back to him about a rumor going around among the “establishment” that he was “baptizing” more than that wandering prophet John. John had been enough of a thorn in their side now there was this fellow breaking with the customs… Read More »

In the Darkness Light

Sermon ~ Sunday, March 12th, 2017 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson In the Darkness, Light John 3:1-17 I’ve seen it on signs at sporting events, on t-shirts, on bumper stickers, I believe even once on a license plate! JOHN 3:16 One of the best known and best loved verses of the Bible. Can you say it with me? “For God so… Read More »

The Facelessness of Temptation

Sermon ~ Sunday, March 5, 2017 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson The Facelessness of Temptation Matthew 4:1- 11 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.   Did you catch that?  The Spirit led Jesus, if not to the devil, then at least to a place and condition where the devil might approach… Read More »


Ash Wednesday 2017 Let us look to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was waiting endured the cross. (Hebrews 12:2) As You Gather a prayer you might use: Almighty and Ever living God, who through your Son Jesus Christ, provided a way of redemption for all who repent and turn from sin: Create… Read More »