Today -         Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.
                    Set-Up for Faith Adventures Program, 9:30 a.m.
Monday -      Faith Adventures, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
                     Board of Christian Service, 7:00 p.m.
                     Deacons, 7:00 p.m.
                     Girl Scout Troop Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
                     EDA, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday -      Faith Adventures, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
                     A.A., 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Faith Adventures, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
                     HVN Support Group, 1:00 p.m.
                     Pinochle Lessons, 1:00 p.m.
                     N.A., 7:00 p.m.
Thursday -     Faith Adventures, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
                      Prayer Circle, 10:00 a.m.
                      Shoreline Soup Kitchen Meal, 5:00 p.m.
                      Deep River Horseshoe League, 5:00 p.m.
                      Faith Adventures closing program, 6:30 p.m.
                      A.A., 7:00 p.m.
Friday -          Wedding, Doug Gingrave & Teresa Sousa, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday -      Women’s A.A., 8:30 a.m.
Sunday -        Sacrament of Holy Communion, 8:30 a.m.             

Deacons in Charge for June
David Blifford is the Deacon on Call.  The Sanctuary Rep is Susan Miron and Fran Phinney is taking care of Greeters, Lay Readers, and Flowers.

Middlesex Association Prayer Request for the Week of June 25th    
The First Congregational Church of Deep River asks us to pray for those dealing with dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and the other challenges that come with aging.

Summer Schedule
Our Summer Schedule continues through Labor Day.  There will be just one service each Sunday, at 8:30 a.m. to take advantage of the cooler early morning temperatures.  Please dress casually!  If you are away for vacation, please remember that the work of the church goes on throughout the year and your offerings and financial support are much appreciated! Volunteers are needed throughout the summer months for Greeters, Flowers, Lay Readers, and Family Fellowship.

Birthdays This Week
Marianne Ressler. Maxine Graves, Claudia Hardy, Kurt Manning, Robert Nelson, Simone Nelson (Today); Tom Layton, Melissa Winchell (26); Jeremy Stickel, Todd Holland, Philippa Downey (27); Jenna Klinck, Kim Olson, Christopher Root (28); Richard Bogart, Michael Corriveau, Timothy Graves, Rebecca Mineau, Kristine Davis, Dean Kollmer, Scott Miller, Jeff Winterstein, Jr., Zachary Dobbs (29); Nikki Guarino, Tammi Welge (30; Emily (Chamie) Hammond, Linda Kroupa, Patrick McMorran, Will Visel (1).

Prayer Circle
There will be a new opportunity for those interested in gathering for Prayer Circle on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Upper Room, beginning at the end of September.  Contact Fran Phinney for further information:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  It was decided to postpone this gathering until after summer vacations, etc.

August Men’s Hike & Retreat – All 35 Spaces Filled
The annual DRCC Men's Hike & Retreat is set for August 4-6 at the Highland Center Lodge in Crawford Notch, NH. The reservations are full.  Cost is $195 (includes everything). Be sure you pay before the Deadline of June 25. Please see Bill Krick for information.  We will start a waiting list in case someone has to cancel.

Women’s Retreat – 3 Spots Left for Overnight!
Ladies, join us to enjoy a few days, away in a peaceful country setting.  This year we’re going to Camp Wightman in Griswold, CT.  We’re scheduled to arrive at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 and leave at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24.   We have reserved spaces for 18 overnight guests and 7 guests, who come only during the day on Saturday. The cost for the weekend is $135.00 and $33.25 for the one day guests.  Checks can be made payable to DRCC with Women’s Retreat on the memo line and can be mailed or left in the church office.
So far 13 women have signed and paid.  Please consider joining this time of fellowship and relaxation in a lovely fall setting.  See Donna Sheldon or Fran Phinney for more information.

Join us June 26 - June 29 for DRCC's Faith Adventure Program; Monday - Thursday from 8:30 am to 3:30.  Contact Sybil or Amanda at 860-227-9141 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions!

Thursday, June 29 @ 6:30pm
Come enjoy the voices of our children as they tell us the story of Jonah! All are welcome; congregational members, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, parents and grandparents. Light refreshments to follow.

Join us at Free Rice and participate in computer generated quizzes to earn rice for the World Food Program. Study up on geography, foreign language, math facts, vocabulary, literature and chemistry. Sign up today @ and join our group; Deep River Spread Your Light for Rice. User name should not be your real name and those under 18 need to sign up with their parents. Contact Sybil @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions on joining our Sunday School group. Thank you in advance for participating in this important mission!

Help Wanted ~ Teacher Assistant Needed ~ Church Street Child Care
     Church Street Child Care (CSCC) seeks a part time teacher assistant, to start in September.  
     We are looking for candidates that are passionate about the growth and development of the children under CSCC’s care and have early childhood experience.  The ideal candidate must be willing to fulfill all job responsibilities in accordance with CSCC’s educational philosophy.  Please contact us for further information and for a full description of job requirements.
     If you wish to apply, please forward a resume to Church Street Child Care, Attention: Stacy Bowe, Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to 2 Church Street, Deep River, CT 06417.
Please feel free to contact Stacy at (860)526-2176 if you have questions concerning the position.
     Once your resume is reviewed, we will contact you for an interview.

Please Continue to Save IGA Labels
Be an IGA Hometown Label Saver and help DRCC earn money!!  For every 500 IGA product UPC barcodes we collect, the church earns $50, and we are currently over half way to another bundle!  We have been notified that this program will be discontinued as of December 1, 2017, so we only have a few more months to collect.  Start clipping today and place your barcodes in the IGA Label Saver's bin in the Donation Station across from Sybil's office.  Please note that the UPC codes must be from IGA brand products only, where the barcodes begin with the numbers 41270.  Any other brands purchased from Adams do not count towards our total.   If you have any questions, contact Donna Dione at 860-526-8392.

GL Scrip
June is upon us and the happy lazy days of summer are coming soon.  Think ahead and consider giving gift cards for graduations, end of the school year teacher appreciation gifts, or for summer wedding gifts. Or you could  just get gift cards for your everyday shopping needs.  See Jane or Elizabeth after services in the Fellowship Hall.

August Flea Market:  Would You Like to Be a Vendor?  Only 21 Spaces Left
We will be having our Annual Flea Market on Saturday, August 19th, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Spaces are @ 20 x 20 foot and are available for $30, and you can reserve yours by contacting Kris, in the church office as soon as possible, as the spaces do go quickly.
There are 61 spaces sold already.  (860-526-5045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  Registration forms and a map of the spaces can also be found on our web site,

Volunteer to Help at the Flea Market on August 19th
Volunteers are needed to help with the Flea Market.  If you are an early riser, please come at 6:45 to assist the vendors in finding their spaces for the day.  We will need baked goods to sell, (cookies,bars,  pies, etc.) for the Baked Goods table, headed by Ann Lang and Donna Sheldon.  Help is needed during the sale to keep the church grounds clean-to walk around and pick up litter, etc., as well as assistance in cleaning the field after 3:00 when the vendors are gone.  Your help will be very much appreciated.  There are sign-up sheets on the bulletin board across from the kitchen.

August Rummage Sale:  Instead of Being a Vendor, You Can Donate Here!
The Annual Rummage sale will be held inside on Friday, August 18 (6-8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 19th (8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.).  We are seeking donations for the event beginning June 1st.   Please note that we cannot accept the following:  large furniture, TVs and large appliances, car seats, cribs, books, clothing, shoes, VHS tapes or items that are in disrepair.  Contact Cathy Smith for more information (860-526-1875 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Special Way to Support Our Church
Trustees continue to encourage church members and friends to consider including DRCC in a trust or to remember us in their will. Those interested should contact Treasurer Dayle Larson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or a Trustee.

Enjoy the Convenience of Electronic Giving

Deep River Congregational Church wants to remind you that we offer electronic giving as a way to automate your regular weekly offering. Electronic giving offers convenience for individual congregation members and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation.

 Direct Debit Giving is used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account.

 Credit & Debit Card Giving lets you make offerings automatically on a pre-determined schedule using a credit or debit card.
 Online Giving lets you go to  at any time to set up an automatic donation plan, change your donation plan, make a one-time donation or view your online donation history.

Gentle Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind
There will be a 12 week Gentle Yoga Class here in Fellowship Hall beginning soon.  The classes are scheduled from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings from August 1 – October 31.  (No class on 8/15 or 9/19)  The classes will be led by Yoga Instructor, Liz Archambault, RYT 500, and the cost is $10.00 per class.  Students should bring a yoga mat and blanket to class and those attending should be able to get up and down off the floor comfortably.  For further information, please contact Liz at 860-526-3250.

Community News:
Summer Handbell Workshop - Traditional handbells are wonderful instruments, excellent for beginners and professionals alike. This summer there will be an 11 week handbell workshop held at Niantic Community Church in East Lyme, Thursday evenings, 7:00 to 8:30, beginning on July 6 and running through September 14. This workshop will include all elements of the craft; everything from the various ringing techniques to basic ensemble direction. Six experienced handbell directors from the area will take turns presenting this workshop, and there will be no “play in church” requirement for participants.
Ringers should have at least three months of experience. There will be a $5 / person / night charge for the workshop. Ringers should also bring a pair of gloves and a handbell music binder, if possible. For more information contact Steve Mazeau; 860-399-2282 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


                       Support Groups at Our Church

                                Monday at 6:00 p.m. – EDA
                                Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. – AA
                                Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. – HVN
                                Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. – NA
                                Thursday at 7:00 p.m. – AA
                                 Saturday at 8:30 a.m. – Women’s AA

                       Shoreline Soup Kitchen, 5:00 p.m. every Thursday