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October 29, 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 29-
Twenty-first Sunday After the Pentecost
"Love Everywhere"
1 Thessalonians 2:1-18 "Approved by God"
Matthew  22:34-46      "The Great Commandments"
Beverly Larsen

November 5- Twenty-second Sunday After the Pentecost
Pastor Alex Brown

November 12- Twenty-third Sunday After the Pentecost
Rev. J. Keith Cupples

In This Issue
  • Holiday Evergreen ends SUNDAY
  • Clean-Up Day
  • United We Sing! Concert
  • Messiah Sing-Along
  • Carols by Candlelight announces guests
  • Lift Up Your Voice
  • AIDS Stockings
  • Stay in the Know
  • Keith's Korner
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)!

Click the poster above to learn more!

*No tickets are required for this event but seating is limited to first come-first serve. Arrive early as this is a well attended event!  Admission is free though donations are highly encouraged to help off-set the cost of hosting this event for the community and as we raise funds for the upcoming renovation of the Sanctuary and new musical  instruments.

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 winter. Come now to sing for the Christmas Season! Support the choir in our new season as we spread the love!

                      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
  • Lip Balm
  • 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

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

     Downtown Businesses
     Tuesday, 31 October @ 3-6pm

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

     Fellowship Hall
Sunday, 19 November @ 12-2pm 

     More information to come

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

DECORATE CHURCH                                  
     All Campus

     Wednesday, 22 November @ 9am-9pm
     More information to come

MESSIAH SING-ALONG                             
Saturday, 2 December @ 7pm

STAGING FOR CBC                                   
     Wednesday, 6 December @ 9am
     More information to come
      Sunday, 10 December @ 6:30 - doors open
      *Carol-In @ 6:40pm
      *Concert @ 7pm

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

Keith's Korner

October 29, 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 6 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 Twenty-First Sunday of “Ordinary Time” as well as the Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost. The scriptures will be from 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8  ("How we presented ourselves.") and Matthew 22:34-46 ("The greatest commandment") Additional Lections for the week are from Deuteronomy 12:1-12 (Death if Moses) and Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 (Personal conduct)

The Gospel reading from Matthew 22:34ff tells the story of Jesus in the Temple being addressed by the Pharisees with the question of  which commandment is the greatest.  The Epistle reading from 1 Thessalonians 2: 1ff deals with Paul's thanksgiving for the members of the congregation and how deeply Paul cares for the congregation.  Deuteronomy 12: 1ff is one of the accounts of the death of Moses. In addition Joshua is took over for Moses. Leviticus 19 deals with personal conduct like slander.

Our theme, "Habits of Hospitality" is completed. The first of November is All Saints Day. It is also referred to as "Hallows Day." Hallow or Holy is the day set aside by the Church to celebrate all saints. Since everyday of the year is named for a saint and there were more saints than days, November 1st was designated to remember all saints. The day before Hallows Day is All Hallows Eve. Like Christmas Eve or Easter Eve, Hallows Eve is a day of preparation anticipating the day itself. Of course Hallows Eve turned into Halloween.

November 5 is Reformation Sunday celebrating the Protestant Reformation (Martin Luther). As I will be out of the Pulpit, we shall celebrate All Saints Sunday on November 12.   

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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Soon you'll be seeing a new section here, Joys and Concerns that were shared in Worship. 
Please remember these in your prayers
throughout the week.
See you Sunday!

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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 with dinner following

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. Council 2017
Peg Wyngarden -
Co-Moderator / Building Affairs
Carol Menasian -
Beverly Larsen -
Office Staff, Secretary
Joanne Church -
Office Staff, Treasurer
Sharon Hardman -
Outreach - Service
Dave Lewis -
Music / Building Affairs / Public Affairs Liaison
Alex Brown -
Council Member at Large

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