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

101 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720


Part of the “In” Crowd John 14: 15-21   During my time with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) I learned that one of their particular tenets was the importance of truthfulness and “speaking the truth” whether in religious, social or business affairs.  For many of my Quakers friends this meant carefully choosing words that in order to say as… Read More »

What About Us?

What About Us? John 14: 1-14 If I were to show you this (older model “flip phone”) you would probably recognize it as a cell phone. Our grandchildren play with this and think of it as an historic relic! And when I tell them about rotary phones and party lines, they roll their eyes as if I were giving them… Read More »

The Gate and gatekeepers

Sermon ~ Sunday, May 7, 2017 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson The Gate and gatekeepers John 10: 1-16 The Dixfield Congregational Church is where it all began. I had spent the summer of 1986 doing some pulpit supply In early November I got a call to fill in at the church in Dixfield. At the end of the service they asked… Read More »

Crossing the Barrens

Sermon ~ Sunday, April 30th, 2017 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson Crossing the Barrens Luke 24: 13-35 The Blaisdell boys, Doug and Caleb, were down at Longmeadow’s Wharf in Wally’s Fish Market & Bait shop picking up a barrel of pogies last week. “Pogies?” You might call them herring but round here they’re pogies. Oily, smelly, nasty business, a barrel of… Read More »