Beaverceek United Church of Christ, or BUCC, is widely known as the Ten O’Clock Church on Ten O’Clock Hill. In 1897, the congregation decided to erect a tall tower, to more closely resemble a German church. A clock would be installed when sufficient funds had been raised, but a dummy clock face, with the hands perpetually reading ten o’clock was installed as a placeholder. The working clock never was installed, so the dummy clock remained until the old church building was razed to begin construction of the existing church. The church became known by locals as the Ten O’Clock Church and the hill it sat upon as Ten O’Clock Hill.
For the first time, this April BUCC will hold events celebrating Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EarthDay.org (formerly Earth Day Network) including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries. The official theme for 2022 is Invest in Our Planet.