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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
The church office will be open from 9 a.m. till noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the summer. Pastor Carol and Angel are in the office at other times as well.
On Saturday, July 22, at 5:30 p.m., join us in the Great Room to celebrate summer. The Hospitality Team is sponsoring this all-church potluck supper which is a perfect opportunity to get to know better someone in our church family. Also, this is a perfect time to invite a friend! Food sign-ups will be on the sign up table in the Great Room. This evening is guaranteed to have the greatest variety and best food in town, and just think: You won’t have to prepare all of it! Come join our church family for a relaxing and enjoyable evening.
“Dress a Girl” Event A “Dress a Girl Around the World” (DAG) sewing event will take place at our church on Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. (set-up at 10:30). If you plan to participate, please go to the Great Room to pre-register and pick up the list of supplies you are to bring. Pre-registration is encouraged to aid in preparations for the room and supplies; at events recently held in New England, the numbers of dressmakers has ranged from 10 to 40! Our guest is Jackie Dewey, regional DAG leader from southern Maine, whose presentation and demonstration will begin at 11 a.m. DAG has been asked to provide 600 school dresses for girls in Franklin County, Maine, to be delivered in August. Thank you for helping to fulfill this dire need! Questions? Contact Ruth Druckenmiller or Marion Smith, or find more information on the sign-up table.
The collection for “Dress a Girl Around the World” (DAG) continues throughout May. See the sign-up table in the Great Room for the list of requested items to drop in the bin under the table. Monetary donations are welcome, too.