Ye Olde English Christmas Faire This Weekend!!
In-Person Worship Suspended Until Further Notice
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.
Giving to the Church During this Epidemic
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
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.