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October 8, 2017
From the Corner
a weekly publication of            

Provo Community Congregational United Church of Christ

175 North University Avenue, Provo Utah
Worship - Sundays 10.30am


Hello friend in Christ,
No matter where you are on life's journey,
you are welcome here!

October 8-
Eighteenth Sunday After the Pentecost
"Habits for Hospitality"
Philippians    3:4b-14 "Pressing Towards the Goal"
Matthew    21:33-46 "The Stone the Builders Rejected"
Rev. J. Keith Cupples

October 15- Nineteenth Sunday After the Pentecost
Rev. J. Keith Cupples

October 22- Twentieth Sunday After the Pentecost
Rev. J. Keith Cupples

In This Issue
  • Holiday Fir and Cedar decor now available
  • Clean-Up Day
  • Lift Up Your Voice
  • Outdoor Movie Night Wraps Up
  • AIDS Stockings
  • Stay in the Know
  • Keith's Korner
Clean-Up Day is October 28th at 9am.  It's all hands on deck! as we get the building and grounds ready for Fall and Winter.  Please make sure  you're here- many hands make the work lighter (and quicker)

The Provo Interfaith Choir Continues
Come, be a part of a choir that has a fun time getting to know each other, learning about our differences and celebrate what we have in common, this is the place for you!  Bring a friend, or two!  Music is uplifting and varying styles.  We are preparing for several concerts for this fall and winter.  Support the choir in our new season as we spread the love!
The choir is seeking donations and sponsors as we expand, Funds will be used towards resources and materials as we extend our hand and voices to more in the community to share in the joy music can bring.

The Last Outdoor Movie Night is Coming!
Don't miss the adventure under the stars
October 17th @ 8pm in the Courtyard!
Click on the poster to watch the trailer!

It's that time of year for AIDS Stockings...

In 2000 Bev Larsen began what is now tradition for our church. With the help of Sharon Hardman and the hands of many helpers they create custom stockings filled with items that can be helpful for someone who is financially strapped due to the cost of expensive medications just to keep them well while dealing with the stresses of HIV/AIDS.  All items are donated and then assembled by the congregation. 
Your donated items are due by Nov. 19th! 
Thank you so much for your generosity!
Items needed:
  • Body Lotion - Full Size
  • Face Lotion - Full Size
  • Shaving Creme - Full Size
  • Deodorant/Antiperspirant - Full Size
  • Tooth Brush - Full Size
  • Tooth Paste - Full Size
  • Hair Conditioner - Full Size (no shampoo needed this year)
  • Body Wash - Full Size
  • Feminine Products
  • Cotton Balls
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Tissues
  • Candy (no chocolate)
  • A Small Gift (i.e., adult crossword book, adult puzzle book, adult coloring book, colored pencils or pens, etc.)
  • Socks
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Hat

Check the church website for frequent updates.
BIBLE STUDY                                               
     Fellowship Hall
     Sundays @ 9.30am

     Sundays @ 5-6.30pm

     Fellowship Hall
     Sundays @ 8pm
     Mondays @ 8pm

Tuesday, 17 October @ 8pm


     Fireside Lounge
    Tuesday, 24 October @ 7pm

FALL CLEAN-UP DAY                               
     Exterior and Interior of Church Campus
    Saturday, 28 October @ 9am
       More information to come     

WREATH ORDERS DUE                               
     Sunday, 29 October @ Noon

 UNITED WE SING! CONCERT                   
Monday, 6 November @ 7pm    

     Fellowship Hall
Sunday, 19 November @ 12-2pm 

     More information to come

MONTHLY MOVIE NIGHT                           
     Meno Trope Hall 
Tuesday, 21 November @ 7pm    

AIDS STOCKINGS DUE                              
     Sunday, 26 November
     Fireside Lounge
    Tuesday, 28 November @ 7pm

DECORATE CHURCH                                 
     All Campus

     Wednesday, 29 November @ 9am-9pm
     More information to come

MESSIAH SING-ALONG                            
Friday, 1 December @ 6pm
     More information to come

      Sunday, 10 December @ 6:30 - doors open
      *Carol-In @ 6:40pm
      *Concert @ 7pm

More information to come

 MONTHLY MOVIE NIGHT                           
      Meno Trope Hall
Tuesday, 19 December @ 7pm

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES                      
     Sunday, 24 December @ 7pm, 11pm
     More information to come

The last Outdoor Movie of the year is coming up October 17th!

Keith's Korner

October 8, 2017

Grace to you and peace.

Trust everyone had a terrific week. We surely did here at Provo Community.

Fall is upon us. In just 9 short weeks we will be celebrating the end of the current Christian year and the start of the new Christian year moving from ordinary time to extraordinary time. That means Thanksgiving and Advent and Christmas is upon us.

This Sunday is the Eighteenth Sunday of “Ordinary Time” as well as the Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost. The scriptures will be from Philippians 3:4b-14 ("Pressing towards the goal of the heavenly prize.") and Matthew 21:33-46 (A landowner planted a vineyard) Additional Lections for the week are from Exodus 20 (Ten Commandments) and Isaiah 5:1-7 (The Lord God planted a vineyard and the grapes turned to 'wild grapes')

The Gospel reading from Matthew 21:33ff reflects the passage from Isaiah dealing with the response of the faithful in being the blessed who become the blessing givers. The Epistle reading from Philippians 3 deals with the privilege of following Christ. Paul writes: " I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death,..." Exodus 20 is the earlier remembrance of the giving of the Ten Commandments.. Isaiah 5 has the Prophet acknowledging that Israel has been chosen by God and set apart for sacred duty. Yet, Israel has become "wild grapes" having lost the sweetness of a carefully cultivated vine by the vineyard owner (God).

Our theme for the next several weeks is "Habits of Hospitality." As people of faith who have heard and responded to the invitation of following Christ, have asked for forgiveness and received salvation, and  agreed to grow the Kingdom of God/Heaven on earth as it is in Heaven, we take a look with a critical eye at how we are making hospitality our special care.

Remember, fall causal is still the dress code. Sooooo, come on down to 2nd north and University.

God is active and alive here at PCCUCC. Thank you Lord God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

See you in Church. Rev. J. Keith Cupples

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The Church Office is open
Tuesday through Thursday
from 9am to 12 noon.
phone: 801-375-9115

For inquires about building usage & rentals, please contact the Building Affairs Group via email:
Led by Rev. J. Keith Cupples, Bible Study is held weekly and it is open to all who wish to attend.
Sundays  9.30am
Fellowship Hall

Celebrate what we share in common through music. 
The Provo Interfaith Choir 
is open to all ages 16 and up!!
Rehearsals Sundays at 5pm.

Click the image above for more information about the history and new future of Provo's Easter Cross and how you can help!

Click the image above for more information about the annual Holiday Wreath Fundraiser.

Click the image above for more information about the monthly Movie Night. Council 2017
Peg Wyngarden -
Co-Moderator / Building Affairs
Carol Menasian -
Beverly Larsen -
Office Staff, Secretary
Joanne Church -
Office Staff, Treasurer
Bret Pope -
Outreach - Events
Sharon Hardman -
Outreach - Service
Dave Lewis -
Music / Building Affairs / Public Affairs Liaison
Alex Brown -
Council Member at Large

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