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

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


Archives

Sermon: “The Good News and Bad News of the Gospel: The Kingdom Principles at Play in the Parable of the Prodigal Son” 05/30/2021

  The Good News and Bad News of the Gospel: The Kingdom Principles at Play in the Parable of the Prodigal Son                        (Based on Genesis 4:1-12 and Luke 15:11-32)    A Message Offered to the People of FCUCC by Toby Jones on 5/30/21 The parable of the Prodigal Son is perhaps the best known of Jesus’s parables. It’s… Read More »


Better Than Back to Normal: Living More Fully After Covid-19 – June 1st at 10am

 Better than Back to Normal: Living More Fully After Covid 19 Tuesday, June 1 – Passages: Romans 1:7-14 & Hebrews 10:24-25             Questions:                   What was the hardest thing for you when you couldn’t get together with the people you most love and care about during Covid?                  Now that you can get… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- May 26, 2021

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix May 26, 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! I came across this great piece and thought I’d offer it to you as a follow-up to last Sunday’s sermon on Forgiveness. I hope you enjoy it as much as I… Read More »


Parable of the Prodigal (Lost) Son May 25 @ 10am

  May 25 – Parable of the Prodigal (Lost) Son – Luke 15:11-32     Questions to Consider:       Which son do you most relate to and why? How will that affect your experience of and feelings about the parable?       Have you ever been in a situation like the father in this parable?       In what sense is this parable… Read More »


Sermon: “To Err is Human…To Forgive is REQUIRED of ALL Christ Followers”

            “To Err is Human…To Forgive is REQUIRED of ALL Christ Followers”                           Based on Matthew 6:9-15 & Matthew 18:23-35       A Message Offered to the People of CHX UCC on 5/23/21 by Toby Jones              I am a person who feels things very deeply. To call me “sensitive” is an understatement. In fact,… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- May 20, 2021

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix May 20, 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! There will be an All-Church Meeting held on Sunday, May 23rd, immediately after worship, for the purpose of approving the recent revisions to the Articles of Association (By-Laws)  A Message from… Read More »


Parable of Unmerciful Servant- May 18 @ 10 am

May 18 – Parable of Unmerciful Servant – Matthew 18:23-35     Questions to Consider:       -What could have led this unmerciful servant to forget the forgiveness he received? Do you ever forget the forgiveness you received? When? Why?       -Who is the hardest person – or kind of person – for you to forgive? Why?  … Read More »


Sermon: A Little Goes a L-O-N-G Way in the Kingdom of God

                        A Little Goes a L-O-N-G Way in the Kingdom of God                            (Based on Matthew 13:31-33 and John 6:1-13) A Message Offered by Toby Jones to the People of FCUCC Charlevoix – 5/16/21             For the last 4-5 weeks, we’ve been exploring some of Jesus’s more puzzling parables. In them we’ve seen that he consistently compares the kingdom… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- May 13, 2021

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix May 13, 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! Please Prepare for Next Week’s Congregational Meeting!         By now you should have received a letter from our terrific moderator Bill Trubilowicz articulating the purpose for our all-church… Read More »


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