Three meetings will take place this month to discuss the new Sunday morning schedule for worship, church school, and small groups. Come help evaluate whether DCC is meeting our goals through this approach, and be ready to discuss what could be improved upon. Your thoughts are IMPORTANT! Please join us on Wednesday, January 13, at 6 p.m.; Saturday, January 16, at 9 a.m.; or Sunday, January 17, at 11 a.m.
Lent Small groups prepare for sabbatical by focusing on Holy Spirit (books bought by Lilly Grant)
April 2 Launching Party – an evening with a Caribbean-theme send-off in the Great Room
Planning team: Steve Scholtz (email@example.com), Jacqui Dion (firstname.lastname@example.org), Cindy Tomilson, (email@example.com), Angel Paradis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
April 3 Pastor Carol’s last Sunday before leaving for sabbatical
April-June Preaching and three classes on breathing and Spirit led by the Rev. Dr. Emily Geoghegan
June 10-12 All-church retreat for two nights at Camp Sentinel (for retreat details, see page 4)
Planning team: Sue Robertson (SRober1942@aol.com), Jennifer Hurley (email@example.com), Kris Shores, (firstname.lastname@example.org), Angel Paradis (email@example.com), Marion Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), Amy Lockwood (email@example.com), Cindy Bradley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
July 9 Coming-About Party, a daytime post-sabbatical reunion with Pastor Carol on the Seacoast, with lots of fun and a catered feast of seafood and optional entrees (when sailing, “come about” means change direction)
Planning Team: Steve Scholtz (email@example.com), Amy Lockwood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
July 10 Pastor’s first time in worship after sabbatical
Planning: Jocelyn Messier (email@example.com), Jude Capelle (firstname.lastname@example.org), Pastor Carol
The four Sundays of Advent begun on November 29. The worship theme is “Expecting.” Christmas Eve services will take place at 5 and 7 p.m. The earlier service features the Chancel Choir and singing and dancing by our church’s children. The later service is a good choice if you p\refer a quite, meditative style of worship.
Holiday Craft Fair and Wreath Sale
To Take Place at Community Church
The annual Holiday Fair sponsored by Deerfield Community Church will be held Saturday, November 21, from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. in DCC’s parish hall at 15 Church Street. The fair is a great opportunity to check out a variety of arts, crafts, and food items; shop for gifts; support local non-profit organizations; and enjoy lunch or a cup of coffee with friends.
Also available: evergreen wreaths for sale at a reasonable price, with the proceeds going toward a charitable cause. If you would like a wreath but are not able to make it on the 21st, call Cindy Tomilson at 463-5535.
To reserve table space at the Holiday Fair, please contact Cindy Bradley at 848-9340 or email email@example.com.
Over a year in the making, the new women’s fellowship is beginning! Please join us on Saturday, October 31 at 9 am for our first getting to know you session! We will have some healthy breakfast items provided for you! No cooking necessary! The plan is to have a fun discussion about our group, our faith and how the spirit moves us! During the initial talks last year some things that were of interest to you all were sharing hobbies, taking field trips to interesting places, having discussions about current events and faith, and having guest speakers. We will firm up a schedule and discuss where we’d like the group to go at our initial meeting. If you have any questions, or if you have input but cannot attend, please get in touch with me! I am really looking forward to this new group in our church!!! Love and prayers, Jennifer Hurley (340-5168).
On Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Deerfield Community Church will join with other churches in Londerry (near the Mack Apple Orchard) to raise money to help families struggling with hunger both locally and around the world. 25% of the funds raised goes in equal shares to the participating churches. Deerfield’s share will benefit the Deerfield Food Pantry.
In previous years Deerfield has been well represented with walkers in all age groups. This is such a worthwhile project as well as a pleasant afternoon. This is a leisurely walk, not a race. All are welcome to join. If you don’t wish to do the walk, please consider financially supporting enthusiastic participants.
Need more information? Contact Edie Kimball (firstname.lastname@example.org, 463-7485).
SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 13
9 a.m. Worship for all ages takes place in the sanctuary, with increased participation by kids. Children will sing and dance more frequently, and they can be involved in other ways, such as greeting at the door or helping take the offering.
9:50 a.m. The service ends, with church school, youth group, and nursery starting upstairs after singing and snacks. Adults may go to coffee hour.
10:15 a.m. Adult small groups meet at various locations in the building. (Note: On the 13th, all will meet in the sanctuary to learn about sabbatical plans and small groups. Regular small group meetings begin on September 20.)
11:00 a.m. Wrap up of all classes and groups.
To kick off our town’s Old Home Day in August, DCC hosted a Friday night Hot Dog and Bean supper in the Great Room. The evening was a great success, with $615 raised for the Deerfield 250th anniversary project. Thanks to our supper team: Faith Barry, Judy Bush, Tony Fusco, Tim Griffin, Carolyn O’Neal, and Angel Paradis.
Kick off Deerfield’s Old Home Day by joining us for a Hot Dog and Baked Bean Supper!!
Hosted by Deerfield Community Church to benefit Deerfield’s 250th celebration.
Date: Friday, August 14, 2015
Time: 5 pm – 7 pm
Location: Deerfield Community Church
15 Church Street, Deerfield NH
Suggested donation – $7 each or $20 per family
Menu; hot dogs, baked beans, sauerkraut, salads, dessert and beverages
We hope to see you there!!
A message from Carolyn O’Neal: Saturday’s Supper results are in! A total of $950 was earned toward phase 2 (hill slide) for the DCS Playground Revitalization Project!! Many thanks to Deerfield Community Church, UCC for hosting this event and supporting the playground project. We are so very grateful to everyone who cooked, baked, and donated food. Also, a huge thank you to everyone who volunteered to help set up, greet, serve, work the kitchen and clean up. Many hands make light work is a true statement…and, as a bonus, we had a lot of fun working together as well. Thank you again to DCC and all who gave of their time and food, as well as everyone who came to eat and support the fundraiser. The names are too numerous to list here, but you know who you are. You have all been instrumental with bringing us another step closer to making the dream of the playground hill slide a reality for our kids!
Many thanks to Carolyn and Alan O’Neal all of your hard work! It was an honor to host this event.