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

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


Sermons

“A little means A Lot!” September 20, 2020

A little means A Lot!  Have you ever wondered if little, old you can make a difference in a world with so many huge problems? Then this is the service for you! Hear some stories and songs that will inspire and direct you as you seek to have a positive impact on your world   Sermon Transcript: LittleMeansLot.Serm9.20.20 PDF Online… Read More »


“Consider The Source” September 13, 2020

Consider The Source  In today’s service, we consider the Source…the Source of our gifts. As we continue our exploration of human giftedness, Toby encourages us to uncover and unleash gifts we didn’t even know we had! Through his personal stories and some great music, you’ll be inspired to open up some presents that have been tucked away in a closet… Read More »


“We Are Gifted” September 6, 2020

“We Are Gifted” offered by Toby Jones  Have you ever thought of yourself as “gifted?” Chances are you’ve always thought that lofty adjective applies to others but not you. Time to think again! In this worship service, Toby Jones takes us through the biblical concept of gifts in a way that will inspire and move you. There’s some terrific music… Read More »


“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 »


“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 »


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


Online Sermon August 9, 2020 – “Fanning the Flame of the Christ in You”

Fanning the Flame of the Christ in You Based on John 14:8-20 and I Timothy 1:3-14 Offered by Toby Jones to the People of ChxUCC on 8/9/20 Sermon Transcript- FanningFlameSermon Please join us for virtual coffee hour (joys & concerns and sermon discussions) via Zoom at 11:00am on Sunday. The Zoom invite will be sent out via email.  You Can… Read More »


Living in Covid Times -Online Sermon August 2, 2020

Steve Jobs called time the most precious commodity we have. Our perception of time in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic has changed. Today’s worship service explores time in the days of Covid. Great scripture, great music, and a message you won’t soon forget. Sermon Transcript – LivingInCovidTime 8.2.20             You Can Now Give Online… Read More »


Online Sermon July 26, 2020 – We Are All In This Together

We Are All In This Together, Sermon by Rev. Toby Jones We’re All in This Together!– Sermon Transcript                    You Can Now Give Online Using Breeze!  We have added a section to the website that allows you to easily click and give. The is a fast and secure option that shows you… Read More »


Digital Worship Bulletin- July 19, 2020

Sunday July 19, 2020  Seventh Sunday After Pentecost 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… Read More »