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

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


Sermons

Sermon & Weekly Bulletin- March 08, 2020

03-08-20 Bulletin PDF PSALM 121 03-08-20 coronavirus Information Insert 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” It only gets you so far Lent – too Catholic? Noticing the congregation is not as engaged as Advent, even with the differences in attendance Someone… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin- March 01, 2020

03-01-20 bulletin PDF Bulletin Insert – Lent – Psalm PDF


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin- February 23, 2020 – Transfiguration Sunday

02-23-20 Bulletin- PDF 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” “Spirituality is not a bucket list: Seeking the divine up there and down here” Epiphany to Transfiguration Sunday Seeing what the magi came to see Fast forward in the story – Jesus… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin- February 16, 2020

02-16-20 Bulletin PDF 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” “In addition to, not either/or. Jesus’ 3rd way” Almost “Why aren’t there more eye-patch Christians?” Baby Christians and “you’ve heard it said” Experiencing the complexities of epiphanies – Can be interpreted in… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin- February 9, 2020

02-09-20 Bulletin PDF 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” Road Salt and Reflectors This was a week for reading the Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other How do you hear today’s scriptures? Some hear a lot of… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin- February 02, 2020

02-02-20 Bulletin PDF 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” Getting out of the way of the Scriptures Need to hear them more than me. Will give a couple of points to think about, then re-read the scriptures – with space for… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin- January 26, 2020

01-26-20 Bulletin PDF 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 – Look at the moon, not the finger Last week’s format – how’d it go? Got good reviews To get them out of the way – Suggestions for improvement – Need… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin~ January 19, 2020

01-19-20 Bulletin PDF Readings for MLK Sunday PDF Scripture and Readings for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is widely known as a pioneer of civil rights, but his status as a Christian minister has not always been recognized as an essential part of his justice work. As a modern prophet for… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin~ January 12, 2019

01-12-20 Bulletin PDF 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” Take about 20% off there, Bud – a spirituality of subdued miracles First sign of Jesus as an adult in Matthew As miracles go, it’s pretty subdued No heavenly host, no random… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin~ January 05, 2020

01-05-20 Bulletin PDF 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” Which star are you following? Star Gifts Word and scripture Naming that many Xians don’t know how to look up scripture Not here to shame, but to help. Table of contents, and… Read More »