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

101 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720

Tips and Tricks

Three Ways To Stay Informed

Three ways to stay informed! The website- Access the internet via your web browser (such as Google, Firefox, or Explorer), enter the web address above and it will take you directly to the church’s website. The tabs at the top of the website (or it may say “toggle” on your cellphone) have drop-down menus when you click on them.       … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Downloading the Zoom App on a Computer & How to Join a Meeting

Downloading the Zoom App on a Computer Before starting! Make sure to have a functioning computer with working audio (and ideally video) To access the download link, visit  Click on the “Download” button under “Zoom Client for Meetings” and follow your computer’s instructions for installing the app.  Once installed, open to launch the Zoom app and a dialogue box will… Read More »