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

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


Sermons

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 »


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 »


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 »


Weekly Newsletter- August 6, 2020

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix – Weekly Newsletter August 6, 2020 Welcome to our weekly newsletter! Celebration Welcome and Church Service in the Garden We invite you to share in the Welcome for Toby Jones in the garden of the First Congregational Church UCC of Charlevoix on August 16th at 10am. Our welcome of Toby will be combined with and take… 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 »


Online Sermon August 2, 2020- Living in Covid Times

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 »


Weekly Newsletter- July 30, 2020

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix – Weekly Newsletter July 30, 2020 Welcome to our weekly newsletter! Update From The Moderator: It looks like there is some open space in this week’s newsletter, so it gives me the opportunity to update you on some of the projects the Council has been working on:   First off, we thought the Farewell event for… 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 »


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 »


Weekly Newsletter- July 23, 2020

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix – Weekly Newsletter July 23, 2020   Welcome to our weekly newsletter! To My New Church Family!                 I am SO excited to be here at 1st Congregational UCC of Charlevoix! Now that I’ve gotten settled in the office and done some preliminary orientation with Greg, Leah, Alice, and other… 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 »