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

101 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720


I Am Not…But He Is!

Sermon ~ Sunday, December 17, 2017 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson I Am Not . . . But He Is! John 1:6-8, 19-28 Going to church can be a risky thing! I’m not thinking about the danger of persecution like some Christians face even today. Nor am I thinking about bad preaching, which is a very real concern (especially for those… Read More »

Council Agenda

Sermon ~ Sunday, December 10, 2017 ~ Pastor Neil Wilson Council Agenda Isaiah 40:1-11   Prophets do not speak and their words are never recorded in a vacuum.  There is always a political, historical social context.   So allow me to bore you with a brief history lesson. In the seventh century BCE the Assyrians swept from the north and conquered… Read More »

Hope: There is More to Come!

Hope: There is More to Come! Mark 13:24-37 I am indebted to Frederick Buechner, a Presbyterian pastor and author, for his insight and thoughts on the gospel of Mark and for much of the inspiration and thoughts I share this morning, especially his writing Peculiar Treasures and Beyond Words. We do not know for sure who wrote the Gospel that bears… Read More »