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

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


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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 »


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: “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 »


Weekly Newsletter- March 11, 2021

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix March 11, 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…             As most of you may remember, the Charlevoix Ministerial Association (CMA) has been struggling to find an administrator for our Emergency… Read More »


Bible Study- 03/09/2021 @ 10am- Choices, Choices

Choices, Choices *Bible Study is held every Tuesday at 10:00 am. Both in-person and Zoom options are available. The in-person study is held in the Fellowship Hall with both facemasks and social distancing required. Zoom invites are sent out via email. Please contact the office at 231-547-9122 if you would like to join via Zoom and did not receive an… Read More »


Sermon: “Questions Without Answers- Stage 3- Perplexity” 03/07/2021

                 “Questions Without Answers – Stage 3 – Perplexity”         (Based on Job 21:1-34, Ecclesiastes 1:1-18, Matthew 23:23-36) A Message Offered by Toby Jones to the People of ChxUCC on March 7, 2021             Today we’re going to explore the 3rd stage in Brian McLaren’s 4-stages of faith. In Stage 1, we bow down to God, we accept everything… Read More »


Lent Book Study- Week Four Study Guide

       Week 4 – Faith After Doubt Study Guide for Wednesday, 3/10/21   What were your overall takeaways from this week’s reading? What from these pages really stayed with you and why?   What were the most compelling passages for you in pages 131-158?   Did you relate to Brian’s friend Charis? (see pages 132-137)             –    What seem to… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- March 04, 2021

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix March 04, 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… When Grief Gets Put on Hold…                  I received a call this week from a local reporter doing an article on how funerals were being handled… Read More »


Bible Study 03-02-2021- Covenant: Faithfully Living Together

Covenant: Faithfully Living Together *Bible Study is held every Tuesday at 10:00 am. Both in-person and Zoom options are available. The in-person study is held in the Fellowship Hall with both facemasks and social distancing required. Zoom invites are sent out via email. Please contact the office at 231-547-9122 if you would like to join via Zoom and did not… Read More »