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

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


Recent News

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: https://www.carus-verlag.com/en/focus/oxid-oxid-3/st-john-passion/ 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 pastor@chxucc.org 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

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 staff)  So now that everyone is aware, many are making their own.  From… 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 pastor@chxucc.org or call his cell 616-283-2971 if you are willing to be a reader. Zoom login meeting… Read More »


How Can I Help?

This is one of the big questions on everyone’s mind. Especially in this time of physical distancing, when the best thing we can do is stay home. This is true, but it isn’t the only thing we can do. This post is not meant to guilt or shame anyone, but to encourage those of us who are wondering what to… 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

UPDATED SONGS FOR YOUR TRAVEL KIT   Jack MacKenzie   Dan Ulrich Joanne Curtis Bruce Herbert Alice Pletz-Miller Donna Waters  Patti Ulrich Meg Kitson Bill Trubilowicz Roger Waters  Hugh Hansen Bill Wadland Bill Wadland & Nancy Jones Ingrid Nedwick Ted Dumbauld Dave Bowen Greg Briggs  Bill Wadland & Dave Bowen If you would like to submit a song, please email… 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 »