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

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


Weekly Newsletter

Weekly Newsletter- January 14, 2021

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix  January 14, 2021   Join us for virtual worship each Sunday at 10:30 am A Message From Toby…              Life sure has a way of throwing us curveballs, and I just got beaned by one of them this morning. Eloise hasn’t been feeling well for the last few days, so we… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- January 07, 2020

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix  January 07, 2021  Join us for virtual worship each Sunday at 10:30 am Click Here for Online Worship and the Digital Bulletin! A Message From Toby…             Yesterday – Wednesday, January 6 – in the early afternoon, I was working on this very newsletter, when I gave into the urge to… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- December 31, 2020

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix – December 31, 2020 Join us for virtual worship each Sunday at 10:30 am Click Here for Online Worship and the Digital Bulletin! A Message from Toby…                What a joy it was to celebrate my first Christmas with all of you here at 1st Congregational Church! Even though we… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- December 17, 2020

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix – December 17, 2020  Join us for virtual worship each Sunday at 10:30 am Click Here for Online Worship and the Digital Bulletin! A Message from Toby… Your worship team is super excited to bring you the third service and sermon in our Advent series on Keeping the Sabbath. The message, entitled “Remember & Resist” will… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- December 09, 2020

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix – December 09, 2020  Join us for virtual worship each Sunday at 10:30 am Click Here for Online Worship and the Digital Bulletin! A Message from Toby…              So how is everyone doing in your walk through Advent? Are you walking slowly and deliberately? Are you taking time for Sabbath rest? Are you taking advantage of… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- December 3, 2020

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix – December 03, 2020  Join us for virtual worship each Sunday at 10:30 am Click Here for Online Worship and the Digital Bulletin! From the Pastor… I’ve been praying for our church family as we continue our march through a very unusual Advent season. I’ve been asking God to keep our spirits up, to keep our… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- November 25, 2020

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix – November 25, 2020  Join us for virtual worship each Sunday at 10:30 am Click Here for Online Worship and the Digital Bulletin! From Your Pastor…                Each year when Thanksgiving rolls around, I am reminded of an article I read in a small town newspaper long ago. The article… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- November 19, 2020

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix – November 19, 2020   From Your Pastor…              Advent 2020 is shaping up to be one of the most bizarre Decembers ever. It is breaking my heart to think about a Christmas season when families can’t be together, when so many literally can’t come home for the holidays, and when our… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- November 12, 2020

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix – November 12, 2020  Important Worship Update from Toby and Bill Trubilowicz …  If you have been listening to the local news lately, you know that the pandemic is spiking throughout Michigan.  This morning there was a Zoom call with the Northwest Michigan Public Health Department to discuss the latest data from Northern Michigan. The latest… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- November 05, 2020

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix – November 05, 2020  Message from your Pastor…          This week at bible study, one of our participants shared an article with me on why younger generations – like Millennials – are giving up on and leaving the Church. The article cited 6 major reasons for this mass exodus among young people:   … Read More »