Ho, ho, ho! Welcome to the 54th Annual Ye Olde English Christmas Faire!! We have several options for your shopping pleasure! 
Starting December 2-4th you can shop online via: http://www.ye-old-christmas-faire.company.site for all of our items and our auction will be on: www.32auctions.com/yeoldchristmasfaire.  
At this time we have sneak peeks on Facebook on our event page. Ye Olde Christmas Faire, Deep River Congregational Church. You may write on the discussion part if you see something you like please write sold! 
Payment again is by check or cash only. Please bring exact amounts for cash, due to covid we can not make change!
Pre-order sheets went out via email, if you did not get one please email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Bread orders must be in by Tuesday, Dec 1st midnight! All other orders you have until Friday Dec 4th to get your favorites! We have everything from bread, pie, fudge, cakes, mini bundt cakes, hot cocoa bombs, vanilla, strawberry vinegar, green tomato relish, Tutti Frutti, watermelon rind, Claudia's chocolate mice, Polar Bears, Kris Swedish Cardamom bread, and fantastic home made cookie platters!

And...if this isn't enough please join us live on Facebook Dec 5th from 9-12!! The video will stream us crazy gals showing and selling our wares! You can comment right on line as to what you want! Each item will have a number, just write the number and sold!! This will get competitive so be ready to grab your favorites!!

Santa will be live with us Sat Dec 5th! If you wish a shout out to your child please email us!! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Live wreaths are already selling, we only have 19 left!! You can ask for special colors or be surprised as to what we post!! And back by popular demand are Don and Evie's Holly greens and Anne Bartlett's too!!

Phew! We know this is a lot of info! But...in keeping with our joyous spirit there are many ways you can join in and get your favorites!! In this crazy time who couldn't use a loaf of Jeff and Linda's bread? Fudge? Wreath? Knit items? Elisabeth's Green Tomato Relish? and way more!!! 
Let's make this a great faire and have some fun!

Bless and thank you!!
The Faire Committee
All items will be check or cash at pick up on Saturday Dec 5th from 12:30-3:30 at the front of church. This is a drive up service, please do not come inside. Text us when you get there: 860-333-7851
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We are very sorry, but our Trustees have decided to close the Church for all  in person services until further notice They will assess the situation on a week to week basis to decide when to resume, but it probably will not happen until early 2021. 

Thank  you for  your understanding and patience and please continue to worship with us via live-stream at 10:00 on Sunday mornings. 


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
Second Sunday of Advent
Sacrament of Holy Communion
December 6, 2020

You are invited to worship with us at our live-stream service on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at the Deep River Congregational Church.  Go to our church website:  http://www.deeprivercc.org.   Look for the "Live Stream (New!)” in the menu bar on the left side of the Home Page.  You can also view the archived Sunday services from August 2, 2020 and onward, click on the “Playlist” button in the upper right hand corner.

December 6 is the Second Sunday in Advent at the Deep River Congregational Church.  Our online live-streaming service begins at 10 a.m.  and will include the traditional lighting of the Second candle of our Advent wreath—the Candle of Peace.   It will be lighted by our Reader for this Sunday, Diane Brooks.   You may wish to have two candles to light at home as we light our big Advent wreath in church.
    Tim Haut’s sermon for this Sunday is “Peace on Earth, and Mercy Mild.”  Scripture readings for Sunday include Isaiah 40:1-11,  Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13, and  Mark 1:1-8, which introduces the Advent messenger John the Baptist.     Hymns for Sunday are "Once in Royal David's City" (#250), "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" (#240), and "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming"  (#216).  
    We will also celebrate our Advent Service of Holy Communion.   You may participate at home by having  symbols of bread and cup to share together with others in their homes at that point of the service.  

    At Noon you are invited to come and be present in the courtyard of the church as we light the Second Candle on our Outdoor Advent Wreath.   We will join in some carols and a prayer together, and those present will receive a small gift to remind them of the gift of God's Peace.   Please wear masks and observe social distancing.