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

101 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720

Tips and Tricks

Dropbox: A Beginner’s Guide

If you are serving on a church committee or board you may have recently received an email granting you access to the Church Council Consent Agenda files in Dropbox. In order to view the items and documents in this file, you will need to create a Dropbox account if you do not already have one.  Below are the steps to… Read More »

Free Online Learning Resources

Need help with learning some of the new technology you are encountering or just want to brush up on your skills. Below is a link to an amazing resource. GCFGlobal offers a large variety of online learning resources for FREE!    Click Here for Free Online Learning Tutorials  

How to Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams

How  to  Recognize  and  Avoid  Phishing  Scams Some folks have recently reported receiving emails from the church asking for money or gift cards. The church will never contact you via email asking for money, gift cards, or personal financial information. If you ever receive an email that just doesn’t sound right the first thing you can do is verify the sending email… Read More »

Watch the Church Service on Your TV

  As we work to upgrade our on-line church services, we have added the ability to watch the service on your television as well as on your computer or iPad.  This should enhance the audio portion as well as letting you watch on the “big” screen.   You have to have a Smart TV or one that is running a… Read More »

Internet Basics- Using a web Browser


Zoom for Beginners- Video

How to Host a Zoom Meeting- video (and other useful information)

How to Host a Zoom Meeting- Information and Video  By now many of you have probably participated in a Zoom meeting. You received an invite, clicked the link, logged in, entered the meeting password, and bam, you were off and running.  As this time of covid continues more and more meetings will be held via Zoom and you may be… Read More »

Three Ways To Stay Informed

Three ways to stay informed! The website- Access the internet via your web browser (such as Google, Firefox, or Explorer), enter the web address above and it will take you directly to the church’s website. The tabs at the top of the website (or it may say “toggle” on your cellphone) have drop-down menus when you click on them.       … Read More »

Why am I seeing a QR code in church?

QR Codes: What, how, why? The past couple of weeks you may have noticed square bar-codes popping up everywhere you go and wondered what they are. They are QR codes and they are an amazing technology to have during this time of Covid. A QR code, which stands for Quick Response Code, can be used in many different ways. They… Read More »

How do I use this Zoom thing?

Welcome to our first “Tips and Tricks” post. These posts will address specific questions that we get frequently. It probably comes as no surprise that our first post will be about the main way the church is having group meetings online. Zoom Video conferencing! Why zoom? Zoom allows people to join meetings in different ways – video conferencing from computer,… Read More »