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September 24, 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 24-
Sixteenth Sunday After the Pentecost
"A Time to Create: Food"
Philippians 1:21-30 "To Live is Christ"
Matthew    20:1-16 "Laborers for the Vineyard"
Rev. J. Keith Cupples

October 1- Seventeenth Sunday After the Pentecost
World Communion Sunday
Rev. J. Keith Cupples

October 8- Eighteenth Sunday After the Pentecost
Rev. J. Keith Cupples

In This Issue

  • Provo Interfaith Choir continues with mini-choir class series
  • Fall - Winter Movie Night
  • Upcoming Council Meeting
  • Nut fundraiser for limited time
  • Holiday Fir and Cedar decor now available
  • Neighbors in Need
  • BRT/TRIP construction update
  • City Council has good news!
  • Stay in the Know
  • Keith's Korner

Just a note from the music department:

The Provo Interfaith Choir Rehearsals
Our mini-choir class series continue this week Serena returns and we dig into our fall music! 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 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.
Church Council Meeting is open to everyone - Please join us as we plan and review for Fall and Winter here at PCCUCC - We need and appreciate all help and we need to hear from Y O U!!!
Tuesday @ 7pm in the Fireside Lounge

We're planning ahead for the Fall-Winter Movie Nights
and would like to hear from
What do you want to see? 
email Dave Lewis at
Put MOVIE NIGHT in the header!

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

Neighbors in Need

Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry(CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries(JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants.

Neighbors in Need grants are awarded to churches and organizations doing justice work in their communities. These grants fund projects whose work ranges from direct service to community organizing and advocacy to address systemic injustice. Funding is provided through donations to the Neighbors in Need offering.

Most UCC congregations will receive the NIN offering on October 1, 2017 as part of their World Communion Sunday observance. however, some local churches select another date. NIN contributions can be made on-line at any time here.

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

In 2000 Bev Larson 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

Construction begins...

The construction for the BRT/TRIP project will begin soon for the 100-200 north block where the church resides 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.  Please see Bev Larsen for a parking sticker to avoid being towed.  Parking is also available on the north of the church on 200 north and evenings and Sundays at the Key Bank lot.  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.

Thank you!
2015 Provo City Council
Thank you to those that took the time and made the effort to contact the Provo City Council regarding the residential square footage requirements that affected the church's future redevelopment.  We are happy to report that the council changed the square footage requirements for the downtown zone where the church is located from 600 square feet minimum / 800 square feet average to 500sqft minimum / 600sqft average.
Please stay current with issues that affect you and your communities and neighborhood.

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

     Sundays @ 5-6.30pm

     Fellowship Hall
     Sundays @ 8pm
     Mondays @ 8pm

     Fireside Lounge
    Tuesday, 26 September @ 7pm

NUT ORDERS DUE                                   
     Sunday, 1 October @ Noon

NEIGHBORS IN NEED                               
     Sunday, 1 October @ 10.30am

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