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

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


Sermon Transcripts- when available

“When All Was Simple and Clear” Stage One Faith

           “When All Was Simple and Clear” – Stage One Faith  (Based on I John 3:1-10 and James 1:5-8)        A Message Offered by Toby Jones to the People of ChxUCC on 2/21/21            On Wednesday nights during Lent, a small group of us are studying Brian McLaren’s latest book Faith After Doubt. In this compelling… Read More »


Liminal Space: Where Unseen Things are Seen

                        Liminal Space: Where Unseen Things are Seen                           Based on Mark 9:2-9 and II Corinthians 4:3-7       A Message Offered by Toby Jones to the People of ChxUCC – 2/14/21             I had a couple of amazing grandmothers, women of deep faith, profound intelligence, and abundant love for their grandchildren. My mother’s mom – Doris Bailey Baker –… Read More »


“Human Humility in the Face of God’s Grandeur” February 7, 2021

         Human Humility in the Face of God’s Grandeur          Based on Psalm 147:1-11, Isaiah 40:21-31, and Mark 1:29-39 A Message Offered by Toby Jones to the People of ChxUCC on Feb 7, 2021             A week ago Friday, at about 7 pm, my girlfriend Kelley was heading north from Traverse City to Petoskey on 31, when… Read More »


“Here Comes the Sun- A Time for Hope” January 31, 2021

     “Here Comes the Sun – A Time for Hope”         Based on Genesis 9:8-16, Romans 8:18-25, & Hebrews 10:23-25 A Message Offered by Toby Jones to the People of CHXUCC, Jan 31, 2021             In my almost 40 years as a gigging musician, I’ve played a lot of Beatles’ songs. And I’m quite certain that the one I’ve… Read More »


“With a Little Help from My Friends” January 24, 2021

“With a Little Help from My Friends”       Based on Deuteronomy 15:7-11, I Corinthians 12:12-27, & Luke 3:10-11     A Message Offered by Toby Jones to the People of ChxUCC – Jan 24, 2021               In October of 2010, I was in a very sad and dark state in my life. I had a handful of part-time jobs with… Read More »


“Let It Be” January 17, 2021

Let It Be.Sermon


January 10, 2021- When Love Falls Asleep

When Love Falls Asleep.1.10.21


November 29, 2020- Does God Play Favorites? You Might Be Surprised…

Does God Play Favorites11.29.20 PDF


November 22, 2020 – Knowing Our Limits

KnowingOurLimits.11.22.20 PDF


November 8, 2020- Doers of The Word

Doers Of The Word 11.8.20 PDF