First Congregational Church
(United Church of Christ)
Neil H. Wilson, Pastor

101 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720

Upcoming Events

We’ve lost a pillar of our faith community as well as our Charlevoix community.  Maxine will be greatly missed by so many.  Below is Maxine’s Obituary as well as the Memorial Service times.  Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.  God Bless the family who remains as her legacy.

Faye Maxine Bergmann, 90, passed away October 17, 2018 at the Charlevoix Hospital following a brief illness.  Maxine was born July 24, 1928 to Oral and Lola (Hinshaw) Lewis in        Charlevoix, and was a lifelong resident of Charlevoix.    

        Following graduation from Charlevoix High School, she attended Michigan State University and returned to marry her high school sweetheart Eugene Bergmann, also of Charlevoix.  Together they raised four children: Tom (Jody) Bergmann, Jeanne (Bill) Eaton, Jeffrey (Terry) Bergmann, and Carol (Jerry) Murdick, all of the Charlevoix area. 

With her children in school, Maxine worked for ten years at the High School library.  She was a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church, leading into 30 years of selfless volunteer work with the Charlevoix Food Pantry. 

Maxine was preceded in death by her husband Eugene, two brothers, Russell Lewis, and Jim Lewis, a sister, Lorna  Lewis, and several brother and sister in-laws.  She is survived by her four children, a sister Beth (Tony) Mulac of Traverse City, sister-in-law Lois Lewis of Charlevoix,  brother in-law Al Bergmann of Charlevoix, and five very loved grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Memorial service will be on Sunday, October 21 at 2 pm at the First Congregational Church of Charlevoix Mi. 

Memorial donations can be made to the First Congregational Church and to the Charlevoix Food Pantry




Charlevoix County Baby Diaper Pantry.  

This is a Community program, several individuals and groups are supporting this ministry.  The Baby Diaper Pantry is being housed at First Congregational Church of Charlevoix at 101 State Street.  Please use the Park Street entrance.  THE CHURCH WITH THE PURPLE DOORS.  Please tell your friends and family about this program.  We want to assist as many that are in need of baby diapers as possible.


Every Monday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Also the 2nd Monday of Month ~ 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.,                              

2nd Thursday of Month ~ 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.