First Congregational Church
(United Church of Christ)
Greg Briggs,
Interim Pastor

101 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720
231-547-9122


Sermons

Sermon ~ July 14, 2019

Prayer and Introduction “May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of our hearts, be acceptable in your sight, our rock and redeemer. Amen” Title – First Responders and Good Samaritans Takeaway – “Your life as a Christian should make non believers question their disbelief in God.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer What are your touch points to help make that… Read More »


Sermon – July 7, 2019

Prayer and Introduction “May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of our hearts, be acceptable in your sight, our rock and redeemer. Amen” Sermon title Dual Citizenship Two flags flanking the chancel, US flag and church flag Having celebrated the 4th, it’s a civic holy day, if not a religious one they can help emphasize what is best… Read More »


Sermon~June 30, 2019

Scripture:   Acts 11:1-18   The Message – Explaining One’s Self         Adapted/ credit Dr. Randy L. Hyde   When was the last time you were in a situation where you had to explain yourself? It does happen occasionally, doesn’t it?   “Honest, officer, I didn’t see that speed limit sign!”   “I know we don’t have the money, sweetheart, but the… Read More »


Sermon~June 23, 2019


Sermon~June 16, 2019

Prayer and Introduction “May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of our hearts, be acceptable in your sight, our rock and redeemer. Amen” Binaries, Trinaries, and the Elephant in the room Blindfolded people describing an elephant Described it as a snake, a tree, a wall, a rope, and a spear Elephant in the room – sticking too closely… Read More »


Sermon~June 2, 2019

Prayer and Introduction “May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of our hearts, be acceptable in your sight, our rock and redeemer. Amen” We Listen for the Still Speaking God Right under your nose Looking for things and sometimes missing them Looking deeper and finding new things – stillspeaking God My Guilty Pleasure (or needed contrast) – Bible… Read More »


Sermon-May 19, 2019

We Are One at Baptism and the Table – 05-19-19 by Pastor Greg Briggs 1. Prayer and Introduction a. “May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of our hearts, be acceptable in your sight, our rock and redeemer. Amen” b. We Are One at Baptism and the Table c. Visceral question – What’s a food that you dislike?… Read More »


Sermon- May 12, 2019

We are a people of covenant – May 12, 2019 by Pastor Greg Briggs 1. Prayer and Introduction a. “May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of our hearts, be acceptable in your sight, our rock and redeemer. Amen” b. We are a people of covenant 2. Covenant? What is this word? a. Too churchy of a word?… Read More »


Sermon- May 5, 2019

We Belong to Christ – May 5, 2019 by Pastor Greg Briggs 1. Prayer and Introduction a. “May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of our hearts, be acceptable in your sight, our rock and redeemer. Amen” b. We belong to Christ 2. Confirmation class pop quiz -Who is the head of the church? a. Jesus Christ b…. Read More »


Sermon- April 28, 2019

Extravagant Welcome – April 28, 2019 by Pastor Greg Briggs 1. Prayer and Introduction a. “May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of our hearts, be acceptable in your sight, our rock and redeemer. Amen” b. Extravagant Welcome c. Sermon Series” We Are People of God’s Extravagant Welcome” 2. Sermon Series is inspired by the two visioning retreats… Read More »