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

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


Sermons

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 »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin~ December 29, 2019

12-29-19 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” It was to the older folk that Jesus came The first responses to the Birth of Jesus The deeper truths of Christmas – more than the birth and our parties It was… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin- December 22, 2019

12-22-19 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” Courage (Love) Can’t Wait Joseph’s momentous day(s) Low, followed by a much higher high. Though a bit more confusing Many assumptions about Joseph and age– not mentioned during Jesus’ adult ministry Assumptions… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin- December 15, 2019

12-15-19 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” Titles: Delight (joy) Can’t Wait “Retuning, and switching from receiver to transmitter “ Finding and Sharing Delight Two stories about finding delight in the arrival of Jesus Two stories that point to… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin~ December 08, 2019

12-08-19 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” Title Repentance (Peace) Can’t Wait Start with the ending Song was written after he reconnected with a long ago ex-girlfriend, and they were able to be honest about why their relationship didn’t… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin~ December 1, 2019

12-01-19 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” Endings or New Beginnings Like the glass half full \ half empty conversation – What Can’t Wait – God’s Promised Day (hope) can’t wait Reminder – Doomsday Pollyanna Coming of the Messiah… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin~ November 24, 2019

11-24-2019 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 Un kingly king Shift to reign – Thanksgiving is only a part of the reign of Christ Un kingly king Not power of Authority Power of Empathy Power of Forgiveness Readings… Read More »


Sermon & Weekly Bulletin~ November 17, 201

11-17-2019 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 – Doomsday Pollyanna Real Good Church by Molly Phinney Baskette A balance between urgency and confidence Knowing the stakes, and knowing the we can do what’s necessary – for the life… Read More »