Today -          Summer Worship Begins, 8:30 a.m.  (No 10:00 services thru Sept. 1)
                      Trinity Sunday
                      Father’s Day
Monday -       EDA, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday -       Gentle Yoga Class, 10:30 a.m.
                      A.A., 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday - HVN Support Group, 1:00 p.m.
                      Pinochle Group, 1:00 p.m.
                      Service of Healing and Peace, 7:00 p.m.
                      N.A., 7:00 p.m.
Thursday -     Church & Ministry, 12:30 p.m.
                      Horseshoes, 5:00 p.m.
                      Shoreline Soup Kitchen Meal, 5:00 p.m.
                      A.A., 7:00 p.m.
Friday -          Pet Partners, Therapy Dog Evaluations, 9:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.
Saturday -      Women’s A.A., 8:30 a.m.
Sunday -        Summer Worship, 8:30 a.m.  (No 10:00 services thru Sept. 1)
                      Faith Adventures Set-Up, 10:30 a.m.

Deacons in Charge for June
David Blifford is the Deacon on Call.  The Sanctuary Rep is Susan Miron and Jane Syme is taking care of Greeters, Lay Readers, and Flowers.

Thank you very much to Mrs. Phyllis Carlton for playing the organ during Annetta’s recovery.

Summer Schedule
Our Summer Schedule continues through Labor Day.  There is just one service each Sunday, at 8:30 a.m. to take advantage of the cooler early morning temperatures.  Please dress casually!  If you are away for vacation, please remember that the work of the church goes on throughout the year and your offerings and financial support are much appreciated!

Birthdays This Week
Ethan Thompson, Jill White, Ron Garner, Carol Jones (Today); Debra Flinn, David Howard, Sarah (Shaw) Tulledge. Stephanie Shay, Mikaela Yantosh, Allison Bellido, Natalie Bellido (17); Cade Ensinger, Kira (Filacchione) Coon, Danielle Machold, James Lalikos, Karyn Schultz, Brandon Woodcock (18); Chick Avery, Tyler Goodwin (20; James K. Rankin, Jay C. Rankin, Gina Sopneski (21); Heather Riebold, Jeffrey Grant, Jacob Ziobron, Jeremy Ziobron (22).

Please use these lists to hold up these individuals, whether you know them or not….and please contact Kris Lindner   (860 526 5045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you know someone in need of prayers from the faithful.

New Requests:
Shelley C
Joan Jones
Tim & Phyllis (traveling)
Donna Dionne (recovery)
Trudy Harding
Our children beginning summer vacation
Bobbie McKee
Family of Carol Hull

Continued Prayers:
Rev. Bill West                Rev. Chris Horvath         
Bill                                Carolyn Wehr                         
Matthew V                     Marion Beemer
Jim Rankin                     Noah Krebs                                        
Ruth S                           Dottie Davis                   
Lana                              Bobbie & Ed                   
Kathy K                         Mary Karam     
Jerry Clark, Jr.                Lyn & Harry                    
Darlene (Hospice)           Suzette Bavolack
Ben                               John & Mary Roberts     
Jolie Edwards                John B
Grace Taylor                  Bill Taylor
Steve Thomas                Meredith Palmer
Tom Frazier                    Roni B
Charlie Rayner               Pat Downey
Ruth Lawrence
All families grieving the loss of a loved one      
Those struggling with any type of addiction
Safety for all places of worship
Those affected by war and terrorism
All affected by severe adverse weather                                                                                                                                                                  

Middlesex Association Prayer Request for June 16th   
On this Father's Day, the congregations of the Middlesex Association are asked to pray for all fathers and father figures that they will see themselves and be seen by others as loving gifts of God.

Service for Peace and Healing – This Wednesday
Our monthly Service for Peace and Healing will be this Wednesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. here in the sanctuary.   Come and join us as we gather to rest in the presence of the Light of the World.  Join as we pray for those in need of healing of the body, mind, or spirit, and for peace to embrace all of us as we begin this summer season.


Join us June 24 - June 27 for DRCC's Faith Adventure Program; Monday - Thursday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Program will include Bible discovery, marketplace stations, arena games, creative crafts, tasty snacks and energetic songs, plus more at AN ATHENS ADVENTURE! Closing program will be Thursday, June 27 @ 6:30 pm.
•    No cost to attend
•    For children 4 years old thru entering 6th grade
•    All are welcome in the community
•    Bring some friends!!
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Visit us at under Learning, Summer Program; on-line registration is available! Contact Sybil at 860-227-9141 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions! We look forward to seeing you there!
Thursday, June 27 @ 6:30pm
Come enjoy the voices of our children as they tell us the story of their Athens Adventures! All are welcome; congregational members, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, parents and grandparents. Light refreshments to follow.

Faith Adventures is looking for the following:
Pergola or Arbor - can be old
Pop-up tent frames with or without canopies
Artificial foliage/vines
Artificial palm trees/fronds/leaves
Gold sheer organza fabric bags - small
100% wool yarn
Please contact Sybil for more information or to drop off donations. Thank you.

Join us at Free Rice and participate in computer generated quizzes to earn rice for the World Food Program. Study up on geography, foreign language, math facts, vocabulary, literature and chemistry. Sign up today @ and join our group; Deep River Spread Your Light for Rice. User name should not be your real name and those under 18 need to sign up with their parents. Contact Sybil @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions on joining our Sunday School group. Thank you in advance for participating in this important mission!

Mission Team News – Join the Fun!
Join us at Mohegan Sun on Friday, June 21st at 7:30 as our mission team is featured in the community spotlight at the CT Sun Basketball game! Tickets are $25 a person. If you would like tickets please see Chelsea Chiappa. We had a ton of fun last year, so don’t miss out this year!

GL Scrip News
June is a very busy time with graduations, confirmations, baby/bridal showers, and weddings, Father’s Day.  Consider ordering GL Scrip cards as gifts.  Earn money for the general fund of our beloved church as you shop.  Elizabeth and Jane hope to see you at their table during Fellowship time.

Gentle Yoga Classes
Gentle Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind holds classes here in Upper Fellowship Hall on Tuesday mornings through August 6th, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  (No Class on June 25th).   The fee is $10.00 per class, drop-in and bring a yoga mat & blanket to class. The instructor is Liz Archambault, RYT 500 and you may contact her for further information at 860-526-3250.

August Flea Market - Almost Half of the Spaces Have Been Reserved Already
Our 59th Annual Flea Market will be held on Saturday, August 17th, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Spaces are @ 20 x 20 foot and are available for $30, and you can reserve yours by contacting Kris, in the church office as soon as possible, as the 80 spaces do go quickly.  (860-526-5045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  Registration forms and a map of the spaces are available in the church office and can be found on our web site,

Do you like to grill?  Please contact Kris in the church office if you can help!!!

August Rummage Sale
We are now officially collecting  items for the Rummage Sale!!.  In general, either Celeste or Margaret will be manning the Nellie Prann Room at the following times starting June 10th until the Rummage Sale:
Mondays 3-5 p.m.
Thursdays 10 a.m. -12 noon
Please place items outside the Nellie Prann Room anytime we are not there.
     Please note that we cannot accept the following:  large furniture, TVs and large appliances, car seats, cribs, books, clothing, shoes, VHS tapes or items that are in disrepair.  Contact the Rummage Sale Co-Chairs:  Margaret Paulsen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 912-655-3621 (cell); Celeste Dionne Denne, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 203-671-4174 (cell); or the Church Office @ 860-526-5045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.
Rummage Sale Sign Up Sheets are now posted in the Fellowship Hall.  If Everyone helped with a duty, no one would be overloaded!  Come Sign Up for THE FUN!

30th Annual Men’s Hike in August
Notice is hereby given to all men for the 30th Annual Men's Hike!  The dates are August 2-4, 2019.  This year we are headed to the Highland Center Lodge, Pinkham Notch, NH.  This is the showplace of our host, the Appalachian Mountain Club.  The cost will be $190 which includes all meals and lodging.  Please see Bill Krick in church or call him at 860-305-0836 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday, September 20, 2019 through Sunday, September 22, 2019
Do you need a time of retreat, quite, reflection, reading, fellowship, quiet walks, or campfire songs?   Please plan to join ladies from the church family and the community as we join in Christian fellowship.  The cost is $145.00 for weekend and for Saturday only per meal $ 36.00 for lunch and supper ($11.00 additional for Saturday morning breakfast). Reservations are first come, first served.  A deposit, to save this (our preferred time) weekend is requested by March 22,  2019. Please make checks payable to DRCC with Women’s retreat in the memo line.

Christmas Faire Needs: Ye Olde Country Delights
2019 Christmas Faire Requests!
In search of the following to make into gift baskets:
•    Vintage handkerchiefs
•    Any new toiletries
•    Gently used or new jewelry
•    Clean canning jars and 4 & 8 oz. jelly jars
•    Fine china teacups with saucers, teapots, coffee mugs
•    Christmas presents that you can’t use
•    Small toys/games, craft kits
•    New baby items
•    Elegant & fancy cake/pie plates
•    Candlesticks
•    New movies
Contact Elizabeth 203-430-1426 for more details or bring items to Sybil’s office

Donations Can Now Be Made on your Smartphone!
•    To give through the app, search your phone’s app store for “GivePlus Church” or contact Dayle in the church office
•    Download the FREE app on your Apple or Android phone
•    Make one-time or recurring donations using your debit/credit card or checking/savings account
•    Log in or donate as a guest
•    Securely and conveniently manage donations using TouchID/Fingerprint, PIN or password.

Community News:
•    Deep River Historical Society New Summer Exhibit :  “A Celebration of the Winthrop Baptist Church:   275th Anniversary” starts Saturday June 15th.  The Stone House is open Saturday and Sundays from 2-4 pm from June 15 through Family Day in September, with a few exceptions for Father's Day and Muster Weekend in July.   For more information contact Cindi Stannard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Rhonda Forristall This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
•    POP UP FOOD PANTRY on Thursday, June 27 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at 56 High Street, Deep River.  Non-perishable food staples along with fresh produce will be available.  Please bring reusable grocery bags for easy transport!!  Sponsored by The shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries.

Support Groups at Our Church in Lower Fellowship Hall

Mondays at 6:00 p.m. - EDA
Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. – AA
            Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. – HVN
            Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. – NA
            Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. - AA
            Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. – Women’s AA

       Shoreline Soup Kitchen serves a meal here at 5:00 p.m. every Thursday