. . . . and the winner is . . . .

We have a winner for the Chili Cook Off!!  All 6 chilis were delicious and they all deserved to win, but only one can claim the “Best Chili in Town”.  And the winner is….(drum roll, please) Chili #5 from Shanahan’s Pub made by Chef Hunter Hoaglund.  Congratulations Chef Hunter!! 

Other restaurants participating in the Cook Off were:  #1,  East Park Tavern, Chef Ray Babbitt;  #2, Scovies Gourmet, Chef Eric Wlodarczak;  #3, Weathervane, Chef Hunter Sutherland;  #4,  Bridge Street Tap, Chef Aaron Hagen;   #6,  Pigs Eatin’ Ribs, Chef Tom Vachon & Brandon Odom. 

We are ever so grateful to ALL 6 restaurants for their generous chili donations. 

Rain Refugee

Dave Burfeind is pedaling across America from Washington state to Maine this summer. He was camped at the Fisherman’s Island State Park in Charlevoix, MI on Sunday evening, July 14, 2019. The next day Mother Nature decided to sprinkle us with rain and Dave decided to wait it out at our church. He was very willing to lend a hand in the serving of the Community Lunch Program. Afterward, he got a bite to eat and continued on his way to Traverse City, MI. Turns out Dave is the camp director of a Methodist Church camp in Washington. The Lazy F Camp. Happy trails to you . . . . It was nice to met you, Dave.

Waiting out the rain with friends.


Sunday, February 18 @ 10:00 a.m. we celebrate our 140 years with an uplifting sermon, music by an accomplished pianist and three choir selections.  A potluck will follow at 11:30 a.m.   All are welcome to attend including past members and any interested folks.   A nursery is provided during the service.  Church is located at 104 State St.  Charlevoix.   Phone is 231-547-2654.    Web page is chxumc.com or Facebook @ Charlevoix United Methodist Church.