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September 10, 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
     


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Hello friend in Christ,


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No matter where you are on life's journey,
you are welcome here!

Upcoming... 
September 10-
Fourteenth Sunday After the Pentecost
"A Time to Create: Death and Life" 
Ezekiel     33:7-11  "Hearing God and Telling"
Matthew  18:15-20 "Discipline in the Body"
Rev. J. Keith Cupples

September 17- Fifteenth Sunday After the Pentecost
Rev. J. Keith Cupples

September 24- Sixteenth Sunday After the Pentecost
Rev. J. Keith Cupples


In This Issue
  • Provo Interfaith Choir resumes with mini-choir class
  • Reformation Music Concert
  • Provo Pride
  • Get Nutty
  • Movie Night
  • Fall - Winter Movie Night
  • BRT/TRIP construction update
  • City Council needs to hear from YOU
  • Stay in the Know
  • Keith's Korner
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The Provo Interfaith Choir resumes this week and kicking off our mini-choir classes is Serena Kenig- Benish! If you would like like to 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, than this is the place for you!  Bring a friend, or two!  Music is uplifting and varying styles.  We are preparing for several concerts this fall and winter.  Our goal is to have 30 active members by end of September, so come 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.


A Concert of Reformation Music
September 15 @ 8:00 p.m.
Provo Community Congregational United Church of Christ

Performers:                                         
Utopia Early Music
St. Mary's Chancel Choir
Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble
and more!
Co-sponsors:
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
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Community Music Outreach Program
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for
Religious Scholarship
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Provo Community Congregational
United Church of Christ


Provo Pride is just around the corner...

Provo Community Congregational United Church of Christ is an Open and Affirming congregation, and as such supports and welcomes all people, no matter who they are, where they are on life's journey.  Provo Pride is this coming week with the festival at its new home, the county courthouse grounds, just down the street from PCCUCC.
  Click the image above to learn more about the upcoming events.


Click on the image above for a full listing of this year's offerings.  You can now email your order dlewis.pccucc@gmail.com


Movie Night is Tuesday, Sept 19th
@ 8pm in the Courtyard!
Get this on your calendar!
 
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Bring a chair, blanket, maybe even a jacket.
Goodies and drinks will be available.


Speaking of Movie Night, we're planning ahead for the Fall-Winter Movie Nights and would like to hear from YOU! 
What do you want to see? 
email Dave Lewis at dlewis.pccucc@gmail.com
Put MOVIE NIGHT in the header!



Changes on University Ave. on the Way



The construction for the BRT/TRIP project will be approaching the church area in the next few weeks and will last approximately ten weeks thereafter.  Parking will not be allowed on University Avenue while landscaping, sidewalks, and portions of the road are removed and reconstructed.  Please be mindful of these changes  in the area and plan your travel ahead of time.  The church has a few parking stalls on the west of the courtyard available should you need it.  If you don't have a parking sticker for your window, see Bev Larsen to avoid being towed.  So you are aware, some changes will also be taking place to some of the church landscaping facing University Ave. as part of this process.


Our Provo City Council needs to hear from YOU!
2015 Provo City CouncilOver the past several years the church has been pursuing a project to reinvent the church campus to revitalize the church buildings, the congregation, and the neighborhood.  The idea being with fresh spaces and steady income it will give the church a new start.  Unfortunately, the first developer we worked with chose to leave all projects in Provo, including ours. We are working with other ideas and another developer has expressed interest in our project, but keeping it on a smaller scale than previously conceived, as before this would include tearing down some of the structures and rebuilding with new church spaces as well as small apartment units.  These units would help supplement the church's income so that it isn't solely dependent on donations and fundraisers. Just recently the Provo City Council voted (5-2) to enact square footage requirements for residential units in the downtown zones and parking requirements.  This also made the development idea we've been working on not possible due to the drastic changes in these requirements.  While the council is receptive, they do need to hear from us.  It is possible that a "PRO Zone" could be enacted, basically creating an exception to the new rules for our project, but we do need at least four of the council members to agree to it.  We also need help with the parking situation/requirements .  Dave Lewis has been in talks with several members of the council, Mayor John Curtis, the Community Development Coordinator, and soon the newly hired Parking Czar.
Our project can be very appealing to the council, the city, and the community.  We want to remain downtown where we are highly visible, a place where all are welcome, for diversity, this is especially appealing to new comers and visitors to the area. The history of the church here is long-standing.  We also desire to be a destination point for concerts, recitals, graduations, conferences, and more, much as the Provo Tabernacle once was before the fire.
Please, make our voice be heard.  Call, or write our City Council.  If you have questions, please contact Dave Lewis for more information.






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

PROVO INTERFAITH CHOIR REHEARSAL 
     Sanctuary
     Sundays @ 5-6.30pm

AA                                                                   
     Fellowship Hall
     Sundays @ 8pm
     Mondays @ 8pm


SEPTEMBER  
REFORMATION CONCERT                        
     Sanctuary
     Friday, 15 September @ 8pm

OUTDOOR MONTHLY MOVIE NIGHT        
     Courtyard
    
Tuesday, 19 September @ 8pm

OPEN CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING         

     Fireside Lounge
 
    Tuesday, 26 September @ 7pm

OCTOBER  
NUT ORDERS DUE                                   
     Sunday, 1 October @ Noon

OUTDOOR MONTHLY MOVIE NIGHT        
     Courtyard
    
Tuesday, 17 October @ 8pm

OPEN CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING         

     Fireside Lounge
 
    Tuesday, 24 October @ 7pm

FALL CLEAN-UP DAY                               
     Fireside Lounge
 
    Tuesday, 24 October @ 7pm
      More information to come      

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

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

CHURCH THANKSGIVING DINNER             

     Fellowship Hall
    
Sunday, 19 November @ 12-2pm 

     More information to come

AIDS STOCKINGS DUE                              
     Sunday, 26 November
     More information to come
   
OPEN CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING       
     Fireside Lounge
 
    Tuesday, 28 November @ 7pm

DECORATE CHURCH                                 
     All Campus

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

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

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT 39th Annual   
      Sanctuary
      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                      
     Sanctuary
     Sunday, 24 December @ 7pm, 11pm
     More information to come