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

101 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720

Upcoming Events

Special Music Sunday, August 30, 2020

John Warstler is pleased to announce that there was enough continued interest in his first CD, Solace & Grace that he was persuaded to press it for a third time. This CD of traditional hymns will be presented in a new more environmentally friendly packaging, but the music will not have changed. With all of his CD’s we hope you hear easy listening music consisting of decent guitar playing on great vintage instruments. It is John’s hope that the music can put your mind and heart in a good place. On his CD’s you will hear the true voices of each guitar, much like what you would hear if you listened to him playing in your living room. The only difference is that there is more than one of John on each track. His arrangements on the various tracks are all original and this recording process allowed John to do what he does best, backup another player. In this instance, John accompanies himself. Some of the tracks have very sparse backing tracks of guitar and mandolin, while other are more akin to guitar duets.
David Bowen is a multi-instrumental musician and balladeer whose performances have been heard from coast to coast across the United States, Canada, and Ireland. He is a two-time medalist for his guitar accompaniment in the prestigious Fleadh Cheoill All-Ireland World Music Championship competitions. David is also an experienced piano accompanist for ceili band and contra dance ensembles, and is an award-winning old time banjo player.
Join us for Worship in the Garden. RSVP, Face Masks & Social Distancing are required. Call 231-547-9122 or email the church office at for more information!