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

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


Sermons

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 »


Readings from April 14, 2019

Sunday                       Palm Sunday                                   Luke 19:29-40        p.1631   As Jesus came to Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives, he gave two disciples a task. He said, “Go into the village over there. When you enter it, you will find tied up there a colt that no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If… Read More »


Sermon- April 7, 2019

The House was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.  4/6/19  by Pastor Greg Briggs 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 House was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. Story of how grandma’s house smelled, and the Czech restaurant… Read More »


Sermon- March 31st, 2019

The Parable of the Prodigal Father – 3/31/19   by Pastor Greg Briggs 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 parable of the Prodigal Father Did you know there are no titles for stories and parables in the Bible Parable of the… Read More »


Sermon – March 3rd, 2019

Jesus Revealed 3/3/19   by Pastor Greg Briggs 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” Jesus Revealed Part 1 – What happened up on that mountain? Flashback to 8 days before “Who do the crowds say that I am?” 19 They answered, “John the… Read More »


Sermon – February 24th, 2019

Sermon – by Pastor Greg Briggs 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” “Slap A Pastor Sunday!” Or “What you give is what you get” Refresher from last Sunday Today’s reading is a continuation of the sermon on the plain. Last week… Read More »


Sermon – December 16, 2018

Sermon –December 16 2018   by Pastor Greg Briggs 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” “From Anger to Joy” I wonder if John the Baptist has even been used in a communication or interpersonal psychology class? For the Sunday of Joy, both… Read More »


Sermon – December 2, 2018

Sermon ~ December 2, 2018 ~ Pastor Greg Briggs 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” Sprouting Hope and Worshipping Fully Lots of links between time and plantlife Seasons as timekeepers   Signs of the times “On the earth, there will be… Read More »


November 18th, 2018 – Sermon

11/18/18   by Pastor Greg Briggs   (Audio version is at the bottom of this post) 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” Is this a time for Apocalypse or Thanksgiving? How much time do you set aside to give thanks on Thanksgiving? Hannah’s… Read More »


November 4th 2018 Sermon

November 4th 2018   by Pastor Greg Briggs 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 get out of church free card” Blacksmithing class – first class, teacher said to get away from the “only do it the way your grandpa did nostalgia”… Read More »