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

101 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720



Opening Doors to 2023!

Thank you to all for a successful Fundraising Party!! Please take a look at the video that was produced for this year’s event.

Online Worship Service Link:
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Happy Birthday!!!

March/April Reaching Out Focus: The Environment

This Week’s Service Information:

March 26, 2023

Guest Leader: Hugh Hansen

This Sunday we will have a guest leader, Hugh Hansen. Hugh is a participant of 1st Congregational UCC and he has a thought-provoking message entitled, “Babble On”. 
Come join us Sunday at 10:30 am at 101 State St. in Charlevoix to see what that message is! We’re the church with the purple doors, and there is always room for you! You may also join us via our live stream at See you soon!

Good Friday Service Information

From the FCUCC Reaching Out Team…


Volunteers Needed!!

Special Concert to Benefit Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist
In May and June, our Reaching Out focus will be on Supporting Families and/or Caregivers. On Wednesday, May 31st, 1st Congregational UCC will be holding a fundraising concert to benefit Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist, a non-profit charity that serves Antrim, Charlevoix, and Emmet counties, and provides grants to patients in need. 100% of ticket sales go to NWMHA.
Headlining this concert is celebrated NYC Singer/Songwriter/Poet, Willie Nile. Willie and his band will perform in our sanctuary that night, and he always delivers a wonderful show. The New York Times called Buffalo, NY born Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” Uncut Magazine called him “A one-man Clash.” His album Streets Of New York was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by Uncut. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the year.” His single from that album, “One Guitar,” was the “Top Pick of the Week” in USA Today.
Bono (of U2 fame), Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises.
His album, American Ride, won “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Independent Music Awards. It appeared on dozens of year-end Top Ten lists for 2013 and was voted “Album Of The Year” at Twangville Magazine. Bono called it, “One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.” For more info about Willie, go to his website at His videos are also available on YouTube.
Opening for Willie that night will be none other than our own Toby Jones & the Haz-Binz! Toby will be performing some well-known covers with his own special flare. You definitely don’t want to miss this show. Check out the poster in this newsletter.
Doors open at 7p, music starts at 7:30p. Tickets are $35, and only 200 tickets are available, so get yours now at the Church Office in person Tue-Thurs 9a-3p, call 231-547-9122, or you can go online to our church website and purchase them through the Online Giving tab. There will be a concession stand, and a 50/50 raffle as well.
Come on out and help a worthy cause! See you here May 31st!

Scripture Discussion Group
Did you know that we have a Scripture Discussion Group here at FCUCC? Every Tuesday from 10a-11a we meet in Ransom Hall and share coffee, snacks, and a lively discussion of the scripture that will be a part of the following Sunday’s service. There are questions that stimulate conversation, and help us better to understand the Word as well as each other. Everyone is welcome!
Feel free to stop in – you will be glad you did! Can’t make it to the in-person group? No problem, we also live-stream by Zoom, and you can also participate that way. Call the church office at (231) 547-9122 to be added to the Scripture Group’s Zoom list.

Contact Us: 

Toby Jones, Pastor  (231) 547-9122 ext. 202

Stacey Luoma, Office Manager  (231) 547-9122 ext. 201

Charlevoix Ministerial Association Info:

231-547-9122 ext. 204

Appointments available Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11a – 2p

Sunday Services: 

Please join us for in-person worship each Sunday at 10:30 am with live-streaming options available.  

Office Hours:

Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

If the church doors are locked during regular office hours, please ring the doorbell. 

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