Thank you to everyone who has picked up a paper star describing a gift that can be purchased for a child in town. Gifts are due Sunday, December 3, unwrapped and with the star attached (can be dropped off at the church or the library). Also needed are donations of wrapping paper, tissue paper, gift bags, and scotch tape. Questions? Call Noelle Clark at 303-7513 or Faith Barry at 463-7800.
On October 15, as one of five participating churches, DCC ‘s 19 walkers went the distance in the Greater Manchester/Londonderry NH CROP Hunger Walk. The walk raised $12,335 ($3,757.20 from DCC) and had a total of 54 walkers. Thank you to our enthusiastic walkers and generous donors in this expression of love in action. In addition, many thanks to Phyllis Langlois, DCC’s awesome CROP Walk leader.
Due to the Holiday Fair the men’s monthly breakfast on November 18 will be held at Bob Spindel’s home from 7 till 9 a.m.
Any questions please Bob at 463-7268 or 303-0430.
If you would like to be one of Don Tordoff’s elves this year and help assemble wreaths and bows to be sold at DCC’s annual Holiday Fair on November 18, please contact Don at 463-7094. Elves will meet on November 2, 7, 10, 14, and 17 from 9 till noon in the Great Room. Help also will be needed at the sales table on the day of the fair.
The Mission Vision Team is requesting items for Church World Service (CWS) hygiene kits to be sent to Puerto Rico. Please drop by the Great Room to find out how you can support this mission by donating combs, nail clippers, soap, toothbrushes, Band-Aids, towels, or wash cloths (all according to exact CWS specifications). This Drop in the Bucket will run through November 12. Questions? Contact Reaching Out Deacon Claudia Rocca at 770-2011 or email@example.com.
On October 1, come hear Deerfield Community Church’s wonderful trio Grace Notes sing at the fair bandstand starting at 9 a.m. Grace Notes features Walt Kutylowski, Susan Fisher Fusco, and Kris Shores singing a wide range of Christian music, from hymns to folk to contemporary. Because of the fair, there will not be a worship service in our sanctuary on October 1. Instead, come worship through the music of Grace Notes!
The Greater Manchester/Londonderry CROP Hunger Walk will step up to help fight hunger and poverty at home and worldwide on October 15. Join with our Deerfield Community Church team of walkers. In the 2016 walk, DCC folks raised an impressive amount, with part of the funds going to our own Deerfield Food Pantry. Worldwide, we are feeding people today and helping them feed themselves tomorrow. For more information, please contact Phyllis Langlois at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 965-9113.
Our church’s food booth, a major fundraiser for out church’s fund for property upkeep, will be open at the fairgrounds during the Deerfield Fair (September 28 to October 1) and HamFest (October 13-14).
• Clean-Up Times. Work days will be Saturday, September 16, starting at 9 a.m., and Sunday, September 24, after church.
• Share Freezer Space. If you have extra room in your freezer, please let Faith know.
• 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 email@example.com).
In August, adults can enjoy our denomination’s beautiful camp in the White Mountains. “Passin’ Time on the Mountain” is August 8-12, and “Trails and Passages Women’s Weekend” is August 11-14. You can go for any length of time during those dates of programming. Our church has a fund to help defray the cost. Interested? Please see Pastor Carol ASAP.
For the past eleven years, the Rev. Gary Schulte has served faithfully as the Conference Minister of the New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ. This past week, he sent a letter of resignation stating that his last day in the Conference Center will be September 7. Gary will be returning to parish ministry, pastoring a church in his native state of Missouri. Please join in prayers of thanksgiving for his time among us, and also pray for the Conference as we begin the search for a new leader. A special worship service of gratitude and farewell will take place August 27.