Christmas Eve Services

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.

Sanctuary at Christmas

Lasagna dinner fundraiser

The Haiti Ministries Team will be holding a lasagna dinner fundraiser again this year, on Saturday June 8, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Great Room. The meal will include a lasagna buffet, salad, bread, beverages, and brownies with ice cream for dessert. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12, or $25 for a family.

Tickets can be purchased from Diane Shores, Sue Robertson, Evelyn DeCota, Barbara Cook, or Jacqui Dion. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to help the Care for Children of Haiti Orphanage pay the lease on their building for the year.

A conversation about Alzheimer’s with Marjorie Burke

On Tuesday May 21 Marjorie Burke, co-author of the book Melting Ice ~ Shifting Sand, which she wrote with her husband Donald, will present A Conversation About Alzheimer’s in the Deerfield Community Church Great Room from 6-8 pm.

Marjorie will share her story as the primary caregiver for Donald, who lived with Alzheimer’s for many years. She supported him in their home for six years, and then they transitioned to a new relationship when he moved to a memory care facility.
Her book Pilgrimage on Ice and Sand continues to follow their journey, this time only through Marjorie’s voice, after it was no longer safe for Donald to remain living at home.

She will speak about her experiences with Alzheimer’s as a caregiver and the spouse of an assisted living resident, and the decision making process along the way. There will be plenty of time for questions from the audience. RSVPs would be appreciated (463-7002 or, but walk-ins will be welcome. There is no charge to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Christmas Eve at DCC

Each of our Christmas Eve services has its own worship style:

  • A lively service will take place at 5 p.m. The Chancel Choir will sing, children will dance, and everyone will hold a candle while singing “Silent Night.” Worship will conclude with a rousing rendition of “Joy to the World.”

StarSpecial note about parking: If you can walk a bit, please park in the Town Hall lot across the street to ensure that we have plenty of spaces for newcomers and people who have a difficult time walking.

  • Those looking for peace and quiet on this special night before Christmas will appreciate our 9 p.m. service, when the Grace Notes trio will be with us, simple carols will be sung, and the Christmas story will be told in a meditative way.

Ladies Aid Christmas Party



All DCC women are invited to share holiday cheer at the Ladies Aid Christmas party at the church beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 6.  If you’d like, bring a holiday snack to share and/or a wrapped item for an optional gift swap (no more than $10).  Please RSVP to Jeanne Menard (463-9869 or or Mary County (

Fair Booth at Deerfield Fair

Our church’s food booth, a major fundraiser for our church’s fund for property upkeep, will be open at the fairgrounds during the Deerfield Fair (September 27-30) and HamFest (October 12-13).

  • Clean-Up Times:  Work days will be Saturday, September 15, starting at 9 a.m., and Sunday, September 23, after church.
  • Share Freezer Space:  If you have extra room in your freezer, please let Faith Barry know (463-7800 or
  • Shift Signups: To sign up to work a shift during the fair, see Jennifer Hurley after worship or contact her via phone, text, or email (340-5168 or

Faith, Fun, and Baseball

Come out for a night with members of DCC and other churches at a special Fisher Cats’ event on Saturday, August 25.  In addition to the game at 7:05 p.m., there will be inspirational music and a non-denominational question-and-answer session with Fisher Cats players at 5 p.m., with fireworks wrapping up the evening.

To attend, complete one of the order forms available in the Great Room and place it with your check in the large envelope provided no later than August 10.  Tickets are $9, or more if you want to include food in your purchase.  Make your check out to DCC with “baseball” in the memo line.  Questions?  Contact Jennifer Hurley at or 340-5168.

Summertime Potluck

Come one, come all!  Join us July 21 at 5:30 p.m. for a summertime barbecue and potluck with great food and conversations in air-conditioned comfort.  

If you’d like, bring a dessert or a side dish to go with the hamburgers and hot dogs that will be provided.  Friends and family are welcome.  Please sign up in the Great Room or via email ( so we’ll have an idea of how many people and the range of potluck items to expect.    

Blood Drive at DCC

An American Red Cross blood drive will take place at our church on Thursday, July 12, from 2:30 till 7 p.m.  Please schedule an appointment at (drop-ins are welcome, too, but make an appointment to avoid having a long wait).

Supper for Haiti

The Haiti Ministry group is putting on a delicious lasagna dinner on  Saturday June 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  The meal will also include salad, bread, beverages, and dessert. 

Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per child, or $25 for a family.  All proceeds will go to the Care for Children of Haiti orphanage to help pay the lease on their building.  Please reserve/purchase tickets in advance if you can, to help us know how much food to prepare.  Contact Jacqui Dion (391-2495; or Diane Shores (370-7839;