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

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


Sermons

Sermon & Weekly Bulletin ~ October 06, 2019

10-06-2019 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” Applying Faith in a time of anxiety Reflections from last Sunday’s questions What do you need to be content? What do you need to be persuadable? Memories (of a deceased loved one)… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin~ September 29, 2019

09-29-2019 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” What do you need to be content? What do you need to be persuadable? These are questions you have to answer for yourselves, just as I try and answer them for myself… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin ~ September 22, 2019

09-22-19 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” “Building Good Credit” First glance and deeper exploration Context and perspective Both of today’s scriptures can be difficult to comprehend, or seem to lead us in one direction, when actually leading us… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin ~September 15, 2019

09-15-19 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” The future of the church isn’t in the church? Paul True humility Walking into the empty sanctuary of his synagogue, a rabbi was suddenly possessed by a wave of mystical rapture, and… Read More »


Sermon and Weekly Bulletin ~ September 8, 2019

09-08-19 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” Are you the pot, or the clay? Dangers of context-less literalism No, he’s not saying all parents are bad, or all family members should hate each other Making a very important point,… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin~ September 1, 2019

09-01-19 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” Circling towards a Greater Reward Initial clarifications and elucidations today’s readings fit together very well. Hebrews reads as a series of life tips, “words of encouragement for the faithful” Gospel shares a very… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin~ August 25, 2019

08-25-2019 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” Title – Double Blessing of Sabbath Growing up in West Michigan – Apocryphal stories about Sundays Only McDonalds closed on Sundays in the state, sprinklers would be turned off, lawn mowers would… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin~ August 18, 2019

08-18-2019 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” Conflating and Separating Conflation – the merging of two or more ideas into one, often in error Combining and confusing “Well, look who’s calling the kettle black?” “look who’s talking” and “the… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin~ August 11, 2019

08-11-2019 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” Title is based on my hope for today’s sermon, I want to check in with all of you. It’s a rough time, and I’m worried about how you are doing Today’s readings… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin~ August 4, 2019

08-04-2019 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” Fitting It All in Money and the church and the new life in Christ Take off the old human nature with its practices 10 and put on the new nature, which is… Read More »