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

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


Recent News

Sermon: “The GREAT Outdoors” 06-13-2021

                        The GREAT Outdoors        (Based on Psalm 8 and Job 12:7-12) A Message Offered by Toby Jones to FCUCC of Charlevoix on June 13, 2021             While we all have plenty to complain about where Covid-19 is concerned, the pandemic did a few things for which we can be truly grateful. We… Read More »


Family Devotional: Episode #1- “Is God Outside?”

A New Feature in Our Newsletter & Website…A Family Devotional for the Week A number of our newer families with children have asked for a brief, discussion-based devotional that they could use at home during mealtime. So here is Episode #1 entitled “Is God Outside?” Read a contemporary Bible translation such as the New International Version or the New Living… Read More »


Better Than Back To Normal- June 15th @ 10:00am

Tuesday, Jun 15 – Passages: Psalm 46:10 & Luke 10:38-42            Questions:                 1.One of the top responses people gave when asked about the good things the Covid pandemic brought was a slower pace to life and each day. Did you experience that? How?                 2.In… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- June 10, 2021

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix June 10, 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… How a Church Grows…             Countless studies have been conducted to determine what exactly leads to church growth. While there are several… Read More »


Better Than Back To Normal- June 8th at 10:00 am

Tuesday, June 8 @ 10:00 am– Passages: Psalm 8 & Job 12:7-10              Questions: What is it about the outdoors that most sustains/enlivens you?                  Did Covid affect your feelings about being outdoors? How? Why?                  What, if anything, do Psalm 8 and the Job passage have in common?                 Have you had any experience with animals “teaching”… Read More »


Sermon: “The Gift of Gathering”

                                                The Gift of Gathering                         Based on Romans 1:7-14 and Hebrews 10:24-25       A Message Offered by Toby Jones to FCUCC of Charlevoix on 6/6/21             If you ask most anyone what they have missed the most during the Covid-19 pandemic, the number one answer will be being together with the people they love. All of us heard… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- June 3, 2021

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix June 3, 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! Reminder… There will be a Safe Conduct Policy Meeting held 15 minutes after worship ends this Sunday, June 6th. Meeting in the Fellowship Hall.  A Message from Toby…      … Read More »


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 »