This year UNICEF has gone virtual. The days of the little orange collection boxes are no longer, well at least for this year. UNICEF has made it possible for on-line giving or you can make your own box as noted below. Whichever way you choose, lets keep the spirit going by supporting one of our church's favorite and longest running mission. Thank you in advance for your participation and lets see if we can exceed last year's collection!! If you have any questions, please contact Sybil @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
1. If you wish to collect in person by having a collection box in your house for family members to make donations, you can click here to print out a label then tape it to a canister or small box. (Please drop off any money collected to the church by November 15).
 
2. You can send a check by mail to the church and note UNICEF in the memo; DRCC, PO Box 246, Deep River, CT 06417.
 
3. Share the following link with family and friends to make donations into DRCC'S VIRTUAL COLLECTION BOX. Using this link will ensure DRCC's account will be credited with the donations collected virtually! 
Click here to donate:

https://kpop.ukp.io/charities/tot/donation/form?hash=dXNlcklkPTUxMDYwMSZ0ZWFtSWQ9NTEyMTEmY2hhcml0eUlkPTEmdXNlck5hbWU9RGVlcCBSaXZlciBDb25ncmVnYXRpb25hbCBDaHVyY2g%3D&charity-app=TOT20&charity-type=DonationForm

 
 

This year DRCC is offering virtual Sunday School lessons. Due to multiple children in some families, the Board of Christian Education and Sybil Higgins, Director of Christian Education, decided to keep it simple. We will use one curriculum for the entire Sunday School. By emailing the link to the lessons each week, families will be able to decide when it is best for them to watch the short video message and download the materials. Since this is multi-age, you can also choose which activities are age appropriate.

 

Click here to access our Virtual Sunday School lessons! Please bookmark this link for easy weekly access!
 

In addition, an email will be sent to parents with an invite to a Zoom meet with their Sunday School teachers. If you would like to be part of these monthly chats, please be sure Sybil has your email on file. You can contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

As these lessons progress, Sybil would appreciate feedback. She has participated in many Sunday School webinars and area churches are all in the same boat. This is new to us; we are trying to find what works. We are doing our best to provide materials to enhance your child's religious journey. Feel free to contact Sybil via email if you have comments about the new curriculum, suggestions we could explore or just to say "hi"! She is always available for you.

 

All are welcome to be part of our Sunday School, near or afar. If you wish to join in our virtual lessons, contact Sybil at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


IF YOU SHOP AMAZON, THEN HELP SUPPORT OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL……YOU’LL MAKE US SMILE!

 

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support our Sunday School program at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll still get the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to our Sunday School program!

SIGN-UP IS SIMPLE! Go to www.smile.amazon.com

If you have an Amazon account, sign-in. If you don’t, create an account and sign-up - it only takes a minute.Once signed in, choose your charity! Type in First Congregational Church Deep River and start shopping! Contact Sybil at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.


For more information on our Sunday School program, contact Sybil Higgins, Director of Christian Education at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Each year we ask that a registration form be filled out for children attending Sunday School so we can keep pertinent information up-to-date. Please answer all questions on both sides of the form before submitting. We are asking parents and students to sign the Community Covenant on the back that simply states “children will support one another in efforts to be Responsible, Respectful, Prepared, Safe and Kind in all relations and interactions with others”. Click here for a registration form.


We always have open registration at DRCC! If you still need to register your child or would like to be part of our Sunday School program, please stop in and see Sybil. Family registration forms are available in her office or on the Sunday School bulletin boards located near the Nellie Prann Room and in the Fellowship Hall. Be sure to pick up children's offering envelopes in the office and the Sunday School hand-out sheet.