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).

Drop in the Bucket

Our church’s Outreach Team is requesting donations for Deerfield Community School’s health office to support children needing food due to missed breakfasts or health issues. Requested items include individually wrapped servings of granola bars, pretzels, popped popcorn, nuts, dried fruit rollups, raisins, Goldfish crackers, and packets of crackers with cheese or peanut butter. In addition to the bucket at the church, other drop-off buckets are located at the following:

  • Philbrick-James Library: Monday and Wednesday 1-8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. till 5 p.m., Friday 1-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. till noon.
  • George B. White Building (main front entrance): Monday through Friday 8 a.m. till 5 p.m.a

The collection will continue throughout March. If you have questions, please contact Bonnie Heisey at 234-7272.

Growing in God’s Grace

This spring we’ll be offering Growing in God’s Grace 101 (3G-101), a five-session experiential series required for people who want to become Covenanted Members of DCC. The class will be after worship at 10:15 a.m. To participate, please sign up in the Great Room.

Going Deeper During Lent

The church season of Lent, when we prepare ourselves spiritually for Easter, is a call to renewed worship, study, prayer, repentance, and generosity.

Our theme for Lent 2018 is “Listen: Hearing That ‘Still, Small Voice’ and Finding Your Own.” During worship services and our Lenten discussion series, we’ll hone our ability to hear God and discern our Spirit-inspired inner voice.

This year Lent begins on February 14 (Ash Wednesday):
• 11:00 a.m. Prayer, readings, imposition of ashes (brief alternative to the evening service, but less formal and with no music)
• 7:30 p.m. Service in the sanctuary with prayer, readings, pastoral reflection, imposition of ashes, and worship music.

Every week in Lent, Pastor Carol will lead our “Listen” discussion series using videos of Spirit-filled Christians, going-deeper discussion questions, and a variety of spiritual practices. You may attend at one of two times offered each week, and not necessarily on the same day each week, as suits your schedule:
• 10:15 a.m. on Sundays in the sanctuary
• 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays (covers the same material as the previous Sunday)