Annual August Flea Market
Our Annual Flea Market is held on the third Saturday in August and we look forward to hosting the event again this year, having had to cancel in 2020 due to the pandemic. The Market will be held on Saturday, August 21st, from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on the church lawn and on Marvin Field, located on Route 154, Deep River. 20 x 20 foot spaces are available for $30, and you can reserve yours by contacting the church office as soon as possible. Please find the Registration letter here, as well as the map, so you can choose your space. Be sure to note your top three choices and include the reservation form with your check so that we can accommodate your preferences. Checks should be made out to First Congregational Church, Deep River or DRCC, with the note “Flea Market” on the memo line.
Annual Report for 2020
In-Person Worship Has Resumed
Re-Opening Sanctuary Phase 2
The Trustees and Council have agreed to re-open our Sanctuary for Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Worship Services following Phase 2 Guidelines. We began on Sunday, February 21st. The safety and health of the congregation are the guiding principles for developing the plan to re-open for worship.
Our Insurance Board, CDC guidelines and CT House of Worship Guidelines were the references used.
There will be a maximum of 25 people at the weekly service. (not including Minister, Organist, Lay Reader, Usher/Greeters, and the Live-Stream operators. You must call or email the church office by noon on Fridays if you wish to attend and Kris will get back to you to confirm. That checklist of 25 names will be given to the Usher/Greeters for Sunday to confirm the reservation at the door for the purpose of contact tracing.
The following guidelines must be observed when you attend a worship service:
Masks are required at all times.
Temperatures will be taken. If you have a temperature above 100.4, you may not attend the service.
If you are sick or not feeling well, please stay at home.
Sanitizing of the hands upon entrance is required. (Sanitizer will be provided.
Six foot social distancing must be observed at all times between non-family groups.
Certain pews will be blocked off to help establish social distancing.
There can be no singing by the congregation at any time.
There will be no restrooms available.
Giving to the Church
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.
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.
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
Seventh Sunday of Easter
May 16, 2021
This Sunday, May 16, is Ascension Sunday at the Deep River Congregational Church. Join us in person or live-streaming at http://www.deeprivercc.org. This Sunday marks the moment when Jesus left his disciples and ascended to heaven forty days after Easter. Tim's sermon on the Ascension of Christ is entitled "Keep the Rumor Alive!" The Scripture readings are Psalm 98, Acts 1:1-11 and Ephesians 1:15-23. Our Reader will be Dwight Palmer. There will be two great Hymns during the service: "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" (#154) and "Rejoice the Lord is King" (#715).
Please note that beginning next Sunday, May 23, we will continue 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. We ask that everyone continue to wear a mask for the time being.