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

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


Bible Study

Bible Study August 11, 2020 – Subversive Forgiveness

Subversive Forgiveness Please join us for virtual bible study every Tuesday at 10:00 am, via Zoom. Invites are sent out by email. If you would like to join, or need to be added to our mailing list, please contact the church office at office@chxucc.org. Written by Kathryn Matthews Focus Theme: Subversive Forgiveness Focus Prayer: Holy One of Israel, covenant-keeper, you restore… Read More »


Bible Study August 4, 2020- Dreaming Big

Dreaming Big Please join us for Bible Study discussions via Zoom every Tuesday at 10am. Email the church office at office@chxucc.org for zoom invite information. Written by Kathryn Matthews Focus Theme: Dreaming Big Focus Prayer: Through the storms of life, O God, you are with your people in the person of Jesus your Son. Calm our fears and strengthen our faith… Read More »


Bible Study July 28, 2020 – Face to Face

Please Note: There will not be a Zoom meeting Tuesday July 28th for Bible study discussions. Face to Face   Written by Kathryn Matthews Sunday, August 2, 2020 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Year A Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Proper 13) Focus Theme: Face to Face Focus Prayer: God beyond all seeing and knowing, we meet you in the night… Read More »


Bible Study July 21, 2020- Subversive Silence

Please Note: There will not be a Zoom meeting Tuesday July 21st for Bible study discussions. Subversive Silence Written by Kathryn Matthews Sunday, July 26, 2020 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Year A Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Proper 12) Focus Theme: Subversive Silence Focus Prayer: Seed-planting, fish-netting, bread-baking, pearl-hunting God, you shape us into living parables. Pray with your Spirit… Read More »


Bible Study July 14, 2020 – Presence

Weekly Seeds: Presence Weekly Bible Study- Every Tuesday at 10:0am via Zoom. All are welcome. Please email the church office at office@chxucc.org for a Zoom invite.  Written by Kathryn Matthews Sunday, July 19, 2020 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Year A Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Proper 11) Focus Theme: Presence Focus Prayer: O God of Jacob, you speak in the… Read More »


Bible Study July 7, 2020- Love that Disrupts

Love that Disrupts Weekly Bible Study- Every Tuesday at 10:0am via Zoom. All are welcome. Please email the church office at office@chxucc.org for a Zoom invite.  Written by Kathryn Matthews Sunday, July 12, 2020 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Year A Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Proper 10) Focus Theme: Love that Disrupts Focus Prayer: O God of mercy, in Jesus… Read More »


Bible Study June 30, 2020 – A Love that Makes Neighbors

A Love that Makes Neighbors Written by Kathryn Matthews Sunday, July 5, 2020 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 9) Focus Theme: A Love that Makes Neighbors Focus Prayer: We give you thanks, O God of compassion, for the salvation you have revealed to the little ones through Christ Jesus, our wisdom and strength…. Read More »


Bible Study June 23, 2020 – Choosing A Braver Faith

Choosing a Braver Faith Written by Kathryn Matthews Sunday, June 28, 2020 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 8) Focus Theme: Choosing a Braver Faith Focus Prayer: Ruler of the universe, you call us to radical loyalty beyond all earthly claim. Grant us strength to offer ourselves to you as people who have been… Read More »


Bible Study- June 16, 2020 – Solidarity

Solidarity June 21, 2020 Written by Kathryn Matthews Sunday, June 21, 2020 Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 7) Focus Theme: Solidarity Focus Prayer: God of strength and courage, in Jesus Christ you set us free from sin and death, and call us to the risk of faith and service. Give us grace to follow… Read More »


Bible Study June 9, 2020 – Sacrifices

Sacrifices Written by Kathryn Matthews Sunday, June 21, 2020 Second Sunday after Pentecost Year A Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Proper 6) Focus Theme: Sacrifices Focus Prayer: God of the prophets and apostles, you greeted old Abraham and Sarah with news of wonder and life. Send us into the world to preach good news, as Jesus did, heal the sick,… Read More »