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

101 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720


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 »

Bible Study~March 31, 2020

Conversations Before the Cross    March 31, 2020 at 10:00A.M.  If you need instructions on how to use Zoom, please see related articles on the websites blog or follow these links..    Zoom Basics PDF Zoom-How-To-install   Written by Kathryn Matthews Sunday, April 5, 2020 Sixth Sunday in Lent Year A Palm/Passion Sunday Focus Theme: Conversations Before the Cross Focus Prayer:… Read More »

Updated Songs For Your Travel Kit

If you experience any unwanted effect immediately consult your physician. The words we use say much about the order of things My initial assessment of pentylone was off the mark and that scene from last night stuck in my mind, I bore witness to it, and it hammered home how out of touch I am with a world I… Read More »

Digital Worship Bulletin – March 29, 2020

Sunday March 29, 2020 Fifth Sunday In Lent 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 »

Weekly Bulletin, March 22, 2020

Bulletin- 03-22-2020- PDF

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 »

COVID-19 Pastoral Letter, March 18, 2020

March 18, 2019   Children of God of First Congregational UCC,                                                These last few days and weeks have given us a profound awareness of how interconnected we all are as we have followed the spread of a new strain of coronavirus. The changes asked of us by local, state, federal, and world-wide experts have been increasingly rapid and influenced… Read More »

Digital Worship Bulletin- March 22, 2020

Online Bulletin- 03-22-2020- PDF Digital Sermon- Youtube

COVID-19 Pastoral Letter- 03/18/2020

COVID-19 Pastoral Letter 03-18-2020