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

101 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720


What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name? Matthew 16:13-20   What’s in a name?  Everyone bears a name, and some of us have several names, (even a few nicknames). There are first names that we have, be it John, Rachel, Pamela, the name that we are known by, the name if used, indicates familiar relationship.  We call our closest acquaintances by their first… Read More »

Mercy & Mystery

Sermon ~ August 20, 2017 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson Mercy & Mystery Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32   Matthew 15: 21-28 “I ask then, has God rejected his people?  By no means!” Those who study New Testament Greek (more that I have) will tell us that what is translated as I just read, Paul uses language that is much more emphatic.  They suggest… Read More »

Did You Hear (See) That?

Sermon ~ Sunday, August 13th, 2017 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson Did You Hear (See) That? 1 Kings 19:9-18 Have you ever had the experience of purchasing or leasing a new (or new to you) automobile and on your way home from the dealership you see four others identical to it?  Back in the dealership’s lot when you first laid eyes… Read More »

The Kingdom is Like What!?

The Kingdom Is like What!? Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52   Have you ever noticed Jesus doesn’t begin his parables, “In a land far away there lived a beautiful princess . . .” Not even, “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” But “In an ordinary field next door to you there was a farmer who planted some seed… Read More »