Fall Stewardship Program for 2022

This year’s Stewardship Theme is “Moving Forward in Faith.”  A mailing was sent out to our members and friends on Monday, September 20th.  The mailing contains an especially moving letter from Rev. Tim Haut, a Pledge Card, a Tim & Talent Pledge Card, and a self-addressed stamped envelope for convenient returning your promises for 2022.  Copies of the letter and pledge cards can be downloaded here, in case you do not receive a mailing.  Our program will continue through Stewardship Sunday, November 14th.  In the coming weeks, you will hear testimonies from several of our church members and friends, who will share what our church has meant to them.  Everyone is invited to share their blessings in the form of leaves, for our "Tree of Blessings" and a "thermometer" will monitor our progress as your pledges are received. 

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 help our church “Move Forward in Faith” in the coming year.  
It’s been a trying period of time with the pandemic, but keep this scripture from our banner in mind:  "Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead," Philippians 3:13.

You may contact anyone on the Stewardship Committee for more information:  Jane Syme & Jeanie Quigley, Co-chairs, Lori Staib, Tom Lindner, and Kris Lindner.

   Tim's Letter                   Pledge Card                Time & Talent Pledge



Here is the 2020 DRCC Annual Report.


Opening the Sanctuary

The Trustees and Council have agreed to continue to open our Sanctuary for Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Worship Services.  The safety and health of the congregation are still the guiding principles for developing the plan to further open for worship.
We are continuing to relax the restrictions mandated by the pandemic.  You will be able to attend the service in person without calling the office to reserve a place, and you will also be able to seat yourself in the sanctuary. .
Please adhere to the following guidelines:
2. Seating in every pew.
3. Communion is still self-serve.

One of the great things about our church family is that we pull together during the tough times to keep DRCC (and each other) strong. One way you can help us get through the current pandemic is to fulfill your pledge with online or telephone donations to help the church pay its bills.
Both are easy ways to help our church. And if you need help with this at any point, contact our church treasurer, Dayle Larson, at 860-575-9721 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

Telephone Donation:
1.    Call 800-675-7430 (this connects you to Vanco payment solutions)
2.    Press 1 for Client Services (you will speak to a real person in the U.S.)!
3.    Tell them you want to make a donation to First Congregational Church of Deep River and give them our zip code or I.D. number
•    I.D. # is UCC-80490
•    Zip code is 06417
•    You may give from your checking or savings account or use a credit card.

Online Donation:
1.    Go to our church website: www.deeprivercc.org
2.    Click on the green Give Now button (top, right corner)
3.    Create your online profile and log in
4.    Fill out the online donation form (you may give from your checking or saving account or use a credit card) and you're done!

You may also donate the “Old-Fashioned Way” and either mail your donation by snail mail, to DRCC, P.O. Box 246, Deep River, CT. 06417 or drop it off at the Church Office.

Your DRCC Trustees

This Sunday
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Laity Sunday
October 24, 2021

Welcome the Deep River Congregational Church!    Please join us for worship in person at 10:00 a.m.  To worship online, you may go to our web-site www.deeprivercc.org  and click on “live stream” at 10:00 a.m.  This Sunday is Laity Sunday and the service will be led by Deacon, Greer Richardson and his sermon is entitled “More than We Hope For.”   The Scripture readings are Ecclesiastes 1:1-18; Psalm 11:1-2; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; and Matthew 27:36.  Jean Quigley will be our Lay Reader and Ushers will be Dwight & Kaaren Palmer.  Also assisting in the service are Ella Richardson and Sally Marston.  Our opening Hymn is My Hope is Built (#368) and we will close with Forth in Thy Name, O Lord  (#438).

There will be no 8:30 a.m.service this Sunday.

You can also watch the service any time 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.