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

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


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Weekly Newsletter- April 1, 2021

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix April 1, 2021 Join us for either in-person or virtual worship each Sunday at 10:30 am Click Here for Online Worship and the Digital Bulletin! Toby’s Vacation Schedule:  Toby will be out of town from Friday, March 26 through Friday, April 2. He and Eloise are heading to North Carolina for some much-needed R&R. He will… Read More »


Bible Study- 03/30/2021 10am- In-person only

Easter Day: The Story We Complete *There will not be a Zoom bible study option for Tuesday, March 30th. Molly Tate will be hosting an in-person study in the Fellowship Hall at 10 am. Please remember to wear your mask and social distance.  Focus Theme: Easter Day: The Story We Complete Focus Prayer: Living God, long ago, faithful women proclaimed… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- March 25, 2021

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix March 25, 2021 Join us for either in-person or virtual worship each Sunday at 10:30 am Click Here for Online Worship and the Digital Bulletin! Toby’s Vacation Schedule:  Toby will be out of town from Friday, March 26 through Friday, April 2. He and Eloise are heading to North Carolina for some much-needed R&R. He will… Read More »


Bible Study 3/23: Covenant: Hosanna!

Covenant: Hosanna! Focus Theme: Covenant: Hosanna! Focus Prayer: Crucified and Risen One, by your passion, you sustain us when we fall knee-bent into the radical emptiness of bone-wasting sorrow and despair. Teach us to sustain the weary and awaken us to attend to those who suffer. Amen. Focus Reading: Mark 11:1–11 When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany,… Read More »


Lent Book Study- Week 6

           Week 6 – Faith After Doubt Study Guide – Wednesday, 3/24/21   It has been a long and intense journey through FAD, and I want to thank each and every one of you for taking it with me. While our final session will include discussing sections of the reading as we usually do, let’s be sure to spend at… Read More »


Sermon: “Faith vs. Belief Choosing Solidarity Over Supremacy”

“Faith vs. Belief and Choosing Solidarity Over Supremacy”                            Based on Mark 2:1-12, Mark 5: 24b-34      A Message Offered by Toby Jones to the People of ChxUCC on 3/21/21 Most of us have grown up using the words “belief” and “faith” interchangeably. When we hear someone talking about their “Christian faith,” we assume that person has particular “beliefs.” Many… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- March 18, 2021

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix March 18, 2021 Join us for either in-person or virtual worship each Sunday at 10:30 am Click Here for Online Worship and the Digital Bulletin! A Message from Toby…             It is so exciting to see our church family gradually come back together for worship! Following our Governor’s protocols, we are now able to operate at… Read More »


Bible Study 03-16-2021- Covenant: A Heart for God

Covenant: A Heart for God *Bible Study is held every Tuesday at 10:00 am- In-person and Zoom options available.  Focus Theme: Covenant A Heart for God Focus Prayer: God of suffering and glory, in Jesus Christ you reveal the way of life through the path of obedience. Inscribe your law in our hearts, that in life we may not stray… Read More »


Sermon: “I will show you The Most Excellent Way” Stage 4- The Way of Love

      “I Will Show You The Most Excellent Way” – Stage 4: The Way of Love               (Based on Job 42:1-6, I Corinthians 13:1-13, Galatians 5:6b) A Message Offered by Toby Jones to the People of ChxUCC on March 14,2021             So far we have traveled with Brian McLaren through three of his four stages of faith. In stage one,… Read More »


Lent Book Study- Week 5 Study Guide

        Week Five – Faith After Doubt Study Guide – Wednesday, 3/17/21 via Zoom On pages 159-185, we begin to get a better handle on Harmony and what faith looks like in Stage 4. We also get some of the most practical instructions in the book about what a Stage 4 church looks like. React to the first two full… Read More »