Holy Week Services Schedule

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Thursday, April 18– Maundy Thursday supper, followed by Service

with Communion 6 p.m.

Friday, April 19– Good Friday 7:30 p.m. service, concluding with Cross Walk

Sunday April 21– Easter Sunday sunrise service 5:45 a.m. at Meetinghouse Hill,

followed by breakfast potluck in the Great Room

Easter Sunday worship at 10 a.m.

Dress-A-Girl Around the World April 28

On Saturday, April 28, talented volunteers led by Marion Smith will spend the day sewing dresses for needy girls around the world.

This annual project begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Deerfield Community Church Great Room, and continues until 2 p.m. The goal is to create as many dresses as possible.

Dress a Girl Around the World is a Campaign under Hope 4 Women International (a 501 (c) 3 organization) bringing dignity to women around the world since 2006.  Hope 4 Women International is a nondenominational independent Christian organization.  Volunteers and organizers  dream of a world in which every girl has at least one new dress and want girls to know that they are worthy of respect, and that they are loved by God.

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Farewell service –Moved to January 27!!

DUE TO THE APPROACHING STORM, PASTOR CAROL’S FAREWELL SERVICE AND RECEPTION WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, AT 9 AM.

There will NOT be worship at DCC on January 20. 

 
After 20 years of dedicated service, the Rev. Carol Meredith has announced her retirement as Pastor and Teacher of the Deerfield Community Church, United Church of Christ here in Deerfield.

January 27 will be her last day, with a farewell service at 9 a.m.

Pastor Carol has touched the lives of so Meredith head shot 4 (2)many over the last two decades. She will be missed and we all wish her joy in retirement. Everyone is invited to jin her for her final service and the farewell reception in the DCC Great Room.

 

Advent Worship Series

Advent devotionalThe season of Advent has begun. This year’s worship series is called “Calm and Bright,” with a focus on the 200th anniversary of the beloved carol “Silent Night.”

To enhance your spiritual practice at home, come by the church to pick up an Advent daily devotional booklet, located in the foyer and in the Great Room. If you’d like to donate to help cover the cost of printing, that would be appreciated, but certainly not required.

Email us at admin@deerchurch.org and we will send you a digital copy of the devotional.

Christmas Kids Dance

Christmas Eve dancersJacqui Dion is looking for children ages 4 and up who would like to participate in a sacred dance at the 5 p.m. Christmas Eve service.  There will be four practices; dates and times to be determined.  Please contact Jacqui with any questions: jacquidion@gmail.com.

Reach Out Through OGHS

One Great Hour of Sharing is an annual offering within the United Church of Christ that carries God’s message of love and hope to people in crisis.

Funds raised help our denomination work with international partners to provide sources of clean water, food, education, health care, small business micro-credit, and emergency relief.  Look for the donation envelopes and baskets in the foyer and Great Room.  Checks should be made out to Deerfield Community Church with “OGHS” in the memo line.  The collection runs throughout April.

Easter Sunday

Come celebrate the Risen Christ! Worship in our sanctuary at 10 a.m. includes brass, choir, children’s dance, and lots of lilies. Sunrise service is at 6:30 a.m. in the field east of 44 Meetinghouse Hill Road. He is risen

Holy Week at DCC

Holy WeekBe part of Holy Week at Deerfield Community Church. Maundy Thursday, March 29, 6 p.m.: Soup supper and program. Good Friday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.: Walk with cross to Meetinghouse Hill. Holy Saturday, March 31, 5 to 9 p.m.: Sanctuary open for silent prayer. APRIL 1, EASTER: 6:30 a.m. sunrise service on Meetinghouse Hill (across from the cemetery) 10 a.m. service in our sanctuary (15 Church Street).

‘Dress a Girl’ Sew-a-Thon

All sewers and interested helpers are encouraged to come to the next “Dress a Girl Around the World” sew-a-thon on May 5.  Questions?  Contact Marion Smith at 463-7610. 

Children’s Dance-Easter Worship Service

We are seeking children ages four and up to participate in sacred dance at the 10 a.m. Easter worship service. The first of four practices will be Sunday, March 18, at 11 a.m. (after church school). Please contact Jacqui Dion with any questions (jacquidion@gmail.com, 391-2495).