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

101 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720

Recent News

Bible Study April 21, 2020 – Breaking Bread

Click Here For Information on Zoom If you need more information about Zoom, or need the password to join the meeting, please contact Pastor Greg or the church office.  Breaking Bread April 26, 2020 Written by Kathryn Matthews Focus Theme: Breaking Bread Focus Prayer: Elusive God, companion on the way, you walk behind, beside, beyond; you catch us unawares. Break through… Read More »

Weekly Newsletter – April 13, 2020

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix – Weekly Newsletter April 13, 2020 Welcome to our first ever weekly newsletter! With the changes in our life because of the COVID 19 virus, we need to develop new ways to communicate to replace what used to happen naturally when we gathered together. So, we are giving a weekly newsletter by email a try! We… Read More »

Easter Sunday – Digital Worship Bulletin – April 12, 2020

Sunday April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday Welcome to First Congregational, United Church of Christ in Charlevoix’s online worship experience. Though we are separated physically for one another’s physical health, we still join together to worship God, be inspired, and care for our mental, emotional, and spiritual health. You are invited to find a comfortable place in your house and set… Read More »

Good Friday Worship Events – 9 am and self directed

Good Friday  9:00 am EST – a special Facebook live stream of Bach’s St. John Passion  “On Good Friday, 10 April, a fascinating chamber music version of Johann Sebastian Bach’s famous St. John Passion will be performed at his tomb, and the global Bach community is invited to sing along.” Follow this link for more information: Self Directed  – Seven Last Words… Read More »

Maundy Thursday Worship – live via zoom 6:30 pm EST

Maundy Thursday – Service of the Word, Holy Communion, & Tenebrae An interactive service designed for virtual worship using Zoom – contact if you need the zoom link.   Service of the Word   Greeting Beloved Ones, this is the beginning of our journey, walking with Jesus to the cross.  We will remember with the bread and the cup his… Read More »

Help sew face masks – the church’s Masked Man, Woman & Child Project

The roles of goats towards self-sufficiency are all too underrated. Arthritis Rheum. Dear  Wider Congregation and community, A few days ago, many heard for the first time that now, we all should wear masks when out in public.  (By the way, this was always true but officials decided that this information would further complicate getting PPE to frontline medical… Read More »

Holy Week Worship Events

Maundy Thursday  6:30 pm. – Communion and Tenebrae – live via zoom Please bring bread, wine or other communion beverage, and a lit candle.   We will need of 8 readers, each one from a separate video camera for the service. Please email or call his cell 616-283-2971 if you are willing to be a reader. Zoom login meeting… Read More »

How do I use this Zoom thing?

Welcome to our first “Tips and Tricks” post. These posts will address specific questions that we get frequently. It probably comes as no surprise that our first post will be about the main way the church is having group meetings online. Zoom Video conferencing! Why zoom? Zoom allows people to join meetings in different ways – video conferencing from computer,… Read More »

Updated Songs For Your Travel Kit

If you experience any unwanted effect immediately consult your physician. The words we use say much about the order of things My initial assessment of pentylone was off the mark and that scene from last night stuck in my mind, I bore witness to it, and it hammered home how out of touch I am with a world I… Read More »

Self-Quarantine Advice From The Wadland’s

Do I need to quarantine myself after traveling during the COVID-19 Pandemic?  SelftMany of us who are returning to beautiful Charlevoix from warm climates, pleasure cruises, adventure travel, or visiting family are probably wondering “have I been exposed to COVID-19?”  It is human nature to reconnect and literally embrace friends, family, church and community groups, colleagues when returning from a… Read More »