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

101 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720


“Why Music Is My Drug of Choice” Sermon 08/30/2020

“Why Music is My Drug of Choice” offered by Toby Jones   Our Music Celebration Sunday! This service features guest performances by finger-style virtuoso John Warstler, award-winning Irish balladeer David Bowen, and Shelley Fisher. Toby tells the story of his musical upbringing and why he considers music to be his “drug of choice.” Don’t miss it!     Sermon Transcript:… Read More »

Why am I seeing a QR code in church?

QR Codes: What, how, why? The past couple of weeks you may have noticed square bar-codes popping up everywhere you go and wondered what they are. They are QR codes and they are an amazing technology to have during this time of Covid. A QR code, which stands for Quick Response Code, can be used in many different ways. They… Read More »

Bible Study September 1, 2020- Remember, Restore, Renew

Remember, Restore, Renew Bible Study will be hosted this week by Molly Tate and will take place, in person, in the church garden on Tuesday, September 1st at 10:00 am. Please bring your masks and lawn chairs. There will not be a Zoom option this week. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have questions, please contact the church office… Read More »

Weekly Newsletter August 26, 2020

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix – Weekly Newsletter August 26, 2020 Welcome to our weekly newsletter! 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… Read More »

“A Reverend in Blue Jeans” August 23, 2020

“A Reverend in Blue Jeans”  Come and see why our new pastor just wants to be a Reverend in Blue Jeans! You’ll learn what Sacerdotalism is and why Jesus railed against it. Plus you’ll hear some great music and find out why people are so excited about what’s going on at 1st Congregational UCC of Charlevoix, Michigan! Sermon Transcript: Reverend… Read More »

Bible Study August 25, 2020- Holy and Humble Curiosity

Holy and Humble Curiosity: Finding Our Life on Holy Ground Please join us for bible study, each Tuesday at 10:00 am. We will be meeting outside on the garden patio as well as via Zoom. Masks and social distancing required. If you would like to join, and did not receive a Zoom invite in your email, please contact the church… Read More »

Toby’s Welcome and Service in the Garden

“Fear is the lock and laughter the key to your heart” Stephen Stills  A Time to Laugh 08-16-2020 08-16-2020 Bulletin

Weekly Newsletter- August 20, 2020

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix – Weekly Newsletter August 20, 2020 Welcome to our weekly newsletter! Please join us for Worship in the Garden, this Sunday at 10:00 am! (Weather permitting)  Masks are required and social distancing areas will be marked in the grass. Please remember to bring your umbrella and lawn chair. If we have a turn in the weather,… Read More »

Bible Study August 18, 2020- cunning, compassion and courage

Cunning, Compassion and Courage Please join us for Bible Study via Zoom, each Tuesday at 10:00 am. Email the church office at to be added to our email list.  Written by Kathryn Matthews Focus Theme: Cunning, Compassion and Courage Focus Prayer: God of Miriam and Moses, you are our help from age to age. Accept our worship, our living… Read More »

Weekly Newsletter- August 12, 2020

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix – Weekly Newsletter August 12, 2020 Welcome to our weekly newsletter! Celebration Welcome and Church Service in the Garden We invite you to share in the Welcome for Toby Jones in the garden of the First Congregational Church UCC of Charlevoix on August 16th at 10am. Our welcome of Toby will be combined with and take place… Read More »