On Dec. 24, Christmas Eve at Deerfield Community Church will have two services. The early service at 5 p.m. is designed for families, with readings and everyone’s favorite carols and songs. The later service at 9 p.m. is meditative, with a vocal trio and candlelight.
This Sunday, Dec. 8, we will explore the Gospel of Luke’s story of Jesus’ birth. Come join us as we hear the story, sing and share in a variety of activities, all focused on Luke’s narrative with angels and shepherds, John the Baptist, Jesus, and their parents.
This week is a ‘Messy Church’ week – our experiment in intergenerational worship, which invites all attendees to join in active reflection varying from quietly lighting candles to pageant mask-making and more…
Please come and join in the faith-filled fun!
Grace Notes will sing a beautiful anthem, and an impromptu volunteer ‘speech choir’ will share the offertory. (Come on, that’s got to make you curious!!!)
The name and idea of “messy church” is taken from an organized effort that began in Britain. This is the basis for some of what we are trying in our own ‘mess’. DCC has not ‘officially joined’ the Messy Church USA, nor is it our intention to do so. We are ‘borrowing and exploring’ ideas.
- A way of being church for all! Ages join in experiencing fun & faith formative activities
- Found throughout the globe
- Based on the values of all-ages together, celebration, creativity, hospitality and centering ourselves in Christ
Messy Church started in an Anglican church near Portsmouth, UK, in 2004 and has grown into an international movement operating across a wide range of Christian denominations and traditions.
Messy Church enables people of all ages to belong to Christ together through their local church. It is a way of being church which is a particularly suited to families, but welcoming to all. It meets at a time and on a day that suits local families and is particularly welcoming to people who have never belonged to a church before.
Today, Messy Church has spread to at least over 4000 registered Messy Churches in 30 different countries. World-wide, over 500,000 worship monthly at Messy Church.
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Upcoming events at DCC:
Watch for more information on our creative Christmas pageant, as well as more details on our Christmas Eve services.