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Weekly Comment
 for the week of January 8th, 2017

Provo Community Congregational United Church of Christ

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

Hello friend in Christ,

January 8 - 
The First Sunday After the Epiphany
Reverend J. Keith Cupples
     "The Heavens Opened"
      Scriptures - Isaiah 42: 1-9
                      Matthew 3: 13-17                     
January 15 -
The Second Sunday After the Epiphany
Reverend J. Keith Cupples

What is Epiphany?

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Question: "What is Epiphany / Three Kings’ Day?"

Epiphany is an ancient church festival celebrating the magi’s visit to the Christ Child (Matthew 2:1-12). It is kept on January 6. Epiphany is also called “Three Kings’ Day” and “Twelfth Day”—the latter name because January 6 is twelve days after Christmas; the eve of Epiphany is called “Twelfth Night.” It is celebrated mainly in Orthodox, Catholic, Anglican, and other liturgical churches.

The word epiphany means “manifestation” or “revelation.” Thus, the holiday celebrates the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles, represented by the magi (see Simeon’s prophecy in Luke 2:32). For some, Epiphany also commemorates the baptism of Jesus (Luke 3:21-22) and His turning water into wine (John 2:1-11)—manifestations of Christ’s divinity to the world.


Something New for the New Year

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The foyer received new furniture for the new year.  Thank you to Dave Lewis, Rev. Keith Cupples, and Bret Pope for making this possible through their funds and time they donated! We hope you enjoy the more comfortable (and attractive) seating.
Look for more improvements throughout the year, and if you would like to be a part of it by donating funds and/or time, please contact the Church Office to be put in contact with Dave Lewis (Building Affairs).

Bible Studies Return

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Reverend J. Keith Cupples lead interesting and in-depth studies of the Bible with insight, stories, and humor in the mix.  The studies resume this SundayJanuary 8th at 9am and Noon in Fellowship Hall and repeat weekly.  Everyone is welcome!

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Don't Forget...

The bulk of the Holidays have passed, but there are still those in need, not just at Christmas.  Please help us help others by bringing food donations for those less fortunate or in challenging circumstances.
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The Choir Needs YOU!

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The Provo Interfaith Choir is looking to the future and wants to become more and needs your help! Join us to discuss ideas, goals, events, and roles. Bring an empty tummy too as we'll have a light dinner on January 17th at 7pm in Fellowship Hall.

We invite you to our Annual Congregational Meeting on January 29th following Worship Service.  There will be reviews from our 2016 Church Council from the year and plans for the upcoming year shared.  Please come and participate!  We are seeking new members for Council as well.  Please see one of the current members to help your ideas be heard.
Current Council:
Carol Menasian - Peg Wyngarden 
Joanne Church -  Beverly Larsen
Bret Pope - Sharon Hardman - Dave Lewis
Rev. J. Keith Cupples* - Alex Brown*

*council at-large members, non-voting


Check the church website for frequent updates.

Bible Study                                     
     Fellowship Hall
     Resumes 8 January
     Sundays @ 9am / Noon

Provo Interfaith Choir Rehearsal  
     Sundays @ 7pm *
on winter break until mid-January
     Fellowship Hall

     Sundays @ 8pm
     Mondays @ 8pm


     Fellowship Hall
     Tuesday, 17 January @ 7pm
A light dinner will be served.

     Sunday, 29 January   

Stay tuned for more upcoming events to be added to the calendar!

See you Sunday!

In This Issue
  • Upcoming
  • What is it?
  • Something New
  • Bible Study Resumes
  • Don't Forget...
  • Choir New Committee
  • Annual Congregational Meeting
  • Mark Your Calendar
Led by Rev. J. Keith Cupples, Bible Study is held weekly and is open to all who wish to attend.
Sundays 9am & Noon

Join us as we come together in faith and we celebrate what we share in common through music. The Provo Interfaith Choir is open to all and meets
Sundays, @ 7pm
PCCUCC Sanctuary

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

To visit any of the links below, click on the image.

For Up-to-Date information and inspiration,
check out our redesigned website!

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and don't forget to
when you're here!


Visit our
GoFundMe page



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 office to be put in touch with
The Building Affairs Group.

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