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

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


Sermons

Parable of Unmerciful Servant- May 18 @ 10 am

May 18 – Parable of Unmerciful Servant – Matthew 18:23-35     Questions to Consider:       -What could have led this unmerciful servant to forget the forgiveness he received? Do you ever forget the forgiveness you received? When? Why?       -Who is the hardest person – or kind of person – for you to forgive? Why?  … Read More »


Sermon: A Little Goes a L-O-N-G Way in the Kingdom of God

                        A Little Goes a L-O-N-G Way in the Kingdom of God                            (Based on Matthew 13:31-33 and John 6:1-13) A Message Offered by Toby Jones to the People of FCUCC Charlevoix – 5/16/21             For the last 4-5 weeks, we’ve been exploring some of Jesus’s more puzzling parables. In them we’ve seen that he consistently compares the kingdom… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- May 13, 2021

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix May 13, 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! Please Prepare for Next Week’s Congregational Meeting!         By now you should have received a letter from our terrific moderator Bill Trubilowicz articulating the purpose for our all-church… Read More »


Additional Financial Assistance Resources

Energy Assistance Flyer How to Apply Flyer PDF MICHIGAN ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (MEAP) PDF State Emergency Relief Flyer PDF www.211.org www.michigan.gov/mibridges 


Parables of the Mustard Seed & Yeast – May 11 @ 10am

May 11 – Parables of Mustard Seed & Yeast – Matthew 13:31-33  Questions to Consider:      1. Why would Jesus compare God’s kingdom to such tiny things?      2. What does it take to turn the mustard seed of vs. 31 into the tree described in vs. 32?      3. What is Jesus trying to tell us… Read More »


Sermon: Focusing on the Lost: A Mother’s Specialty

                                      Focusing on the Lost: A Mother’s Specialty                       (Based on Psalm 23, Luke 15:3-7 & John 19:25-27) A Mother’s Day Message Offered by Toby Jones to FCUCC Charlevoix – 5/9/21              Whenever I read the 23rd Psalm, I tend to think of my mother and grandmother. They were the true shepherds in… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- May 09, 2021

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix May 06, 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…            Last Sunday was truly special for me. It wasn’t just the powerful Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard, nor was it… Read More »


Parable of the Lost Sheep- May 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am

May 4 – Parable of the Lost Sheep – Luke 15:3-7 Questions to Consider:      How do you feel about a shepherd who would leave the 99 to find 1?      Have you ever been in a situation that required that kind of choice?      What is Jesus trying to tell us about God here? How does that challenge you?… Read More »


Sermon: “Grace: You can take it, but can you dish it out?”

“Grace: You can take it, but can you dish it out?”                             (Based upon Luke 23:39-43, Matthew 20:1-16)        A Message Offered by Toby Jones to the People of ChxUCC on May 2, 2021               “During a British conference on comparative religions, experts from around the world debated what, if any, belief was unique to the Christian faith. They… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- April 29, 2021

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix April 29, 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…                  In any organization, there are visible, out-front leaders and there are behind-the-scenes leaders, who often labor in obscurity, without the attention and accolades of their more… Read More »