This year’s Stewardship Theme is “Our Journey of Generosity.”  A mailing was sent out to our members and friends on Monday, September 25th.  The mailing contains an especially moving letter from Rev. Tim Haut, a Pledge Card, a Time & Talent Pledge Card, and an envelope for convenient returning your promises for 2024.  Copies of the letter and pledge cards can be downloaded here, in case you did not receive a mailing.  Our program will continue through Commitment Sunday, November 12th.  


In the weeks to come, The Stewardship Committee will be sharing information about where your generous pledges will be utilized: Church Upkeep, Ministering, Community Center, Interfaith Outreach, Personal Help, Worship, Christian Education, Youth Ministry, and Global Assistance.

The church is counting on your financial support, as well as any time or talent that you might offer.  Please give prayerful consideration to the ways you can realize “Our Journey of Generosity” in the coming year.  


You may contact anyone on the Stewardship Committee for more information:  Jeanie Quigley, Chair, Eric Brown, Steve Gephard, Tom Lindner, and Kris Lindner.


        Tim's Letter              Pledge Card           Time & Talent Pledge





Hard copies are available in the church office and in the Narthex.




Call to Special Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the members of the First Congregational Church, Deep River, Connecticut will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 11:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary of the church. The meeting is called for the purpose of voting to call a Candidate identified by the Search Committee to serve as Co-Pastor of the First Congregational Church of Deep River.

Respectfully submitted,

Heidi Lee, Clerk

This Sunday
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
World Communion Sunday
October 1, 2023

Welcome to the Deep River Congregational Church!  We have returned to our regular worship schedule, with services at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m.  Only the 10:00 service will be live streamed.   We are so glad to have you worship with us, whether it is in person or tuning in on your computers or smart phone!  You may also watch the service any time later on Sunday or in the following weeks by going to the “Service Videos” icon and clicking on the “Playlist” in the upper right corner of the latest video.  

This Sunday is the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost and World Communion Sunday.   The Scripture readings are  Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 25:1-10; Philippians 2:1-13; and John 17:20-23. Rev. Timothy Haut will lead our worship service and the title of his sermon is “The Same Mind.” We will celebrate the Rite of Baptism for Gary Savona, as well as the Sacrament of Holy Communion.  If you are watching the service from home, you may wish to have some symbols of the bread and cup available so that you can partake of them at the proper place in the Communion service.  Jeanie Quigley will be our Lay Reader, and John & Diane deLaura will be our Ushers. Luther Moen will take care of the live stream. We will sing the following Hymns together: “All Creatures of Our God and King” (#62); “We Were Baptized in Christ Jesus” (#2251 –Black Book); “In Christ There Is No East or West” (#548); and “Let Us Now Depart in Thy Peace” (#668). 

The Sunday School will host Family Fellowship following both services, as part of the Chowder Challenge.  All are invited to sample the chowders and vote for your favorite!!