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September 3, 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!

September 3 -
Thirteenth Sunday After the Pentecost
"A Time to Create: A Burning Bush" 
Exodus    3:1-15 "Meeting God"
Matthew  16:21-28 "Going to Jerusalem"
Rev. J. Keith Cupples

September 10- Fourteenth Sunday After the Pentecost
Rev. J. Keith Cupples

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

In This Issue
  • Provo Interfaith Choir 
  • Get Nutty
  • Fall - Winter Movie Night
  • BRT/TRIP construction update
  • City Council needs to hear from YOU
  • Stay in the Know
  • Keith's Korner

Thank you to all who came to the choir's Kick-off!
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 - 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.

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

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
Put MOVIE NIGHT in the header!

Changes on University Ave. on the Way

Perhaps you've noticed some big changes happening around the Orem and Provo area in regards to the streets.  This is part of a project 19 years in the works to bring more easily accessible transportation to more people and alleviate some of the need for cars in our busiest areas, especially as our area is expected to double in population with in the next couple of decades.
The construction for this project will be approaching the church area in the 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 ahead.  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 property and landscaping facing University Ave. as part of this process.

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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.
click the link above

Dave Sewell - Council Chair

(801) 380-5103

Dave Harding - Area Council Member


Gary Winterton

(801) 372-6633 


Kim Santiago

(801) 836-3008


Dave Knecht

(801) 921-7794


Kay Van Buren

(801) 420-0743


George O. Stewart

(801) 341-0463

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

     Sundays @ 5-6.30pm

     Fellowship Hall

     Sundays @ 8pm
     Mondays @ 8pm

REFORMATION CONCERT                        
     Friday, 15 September @ 7pm

Tuesday, 19 September @ 8pm


     Fireside Lounge
    Tuesday, 26 September @ 7pm

NUT ORDERS DUE                                      
     Sunday, 1 October @ Noon

Tuesday, 17 October @ 8pm


     Fireside Lounge
    Tuesday, 24 October @ 7pm

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

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

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


     Fellowship Hall
Sunday, 19 November @ 12-2pm 

     More information to come

AIDS STOCKINGS DUE                              
     Sunday, 26 November
     More information to come
     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