We are working to keep connected with everyone in the Deering Community Church through ZOOM on the computer and internet, having Sunday church service meetings that way. Our various ministries also use Zoom to meet and make sure that our members, friends and neighbors are cared for and safe during this time, and our church keeps running along as smoothly as possible. Our plans for “normal” events and gatherings this year have been cancelled for now and will remain so until it is safe to open our church building again. Please check our newsletters, our constant contact messages and our Facebook page. These can be sent to you at your e-mail address to keep you up to date. We are all looking forward to the day when we can be together again in person.
We have created an additional email newsletter for Deering Community Church, UCC, called Bits n’ Pieces. The purpose of this endeavor is to enhance our communication. Communication is so vital in any organization. We want everyone interested to know what is happening when decisions are made or proposed. We plan to fill in gaps between our wonderful every other month newsletter and provide breaking news of possible events.
- A gorgeous acoustically fine Sanctuary for weddings, equipped with a grand piano and electronic organ
- A renovated, fully equipped kitchen with two stoves, dishwasher and cooking/eating utensils
- Sherwood Hall for receptions, functions or meetings
- A “Living Room” for small meetings
- An outdoor Pavilion with picnic tables and large grilling pit
The Women’s Guild is always looking for new members. Please read our mission statement to foster friendships and help others, and consider joining the group once a month at our meetings on Zoom. The Women’s Guild is a non-denominational group of women from neighboring towns, meeting on Zoom the first Wednesday of each month at noon. We have time to chat and enjoy each other’s company during lunch, which is followed by our business meeting. Our purpose is to promote friendship among communities by doing good works and helping those where there is a need. We help run the Deering Church Summer Fair, support an assortment of charities financially as well as community welfare and other charitable needs. We welcome all women from Deering, Weare, Hillsboro and surrounding towns to come and join our convivial little group for fun and friendship each month. Dues are only $10.00 a year. Please drop in and see what you are missing – there is always room at our table.
The Feed a Teen project continues with about 30 bags packed once each month by volunteers. This task is split among four churches, each taking a Friday delivery of grab and go healthy snack foods to supplement the weekend food of “teens in transition” at the Genesis Youth Center in Hillsboro, who may be homeless or come from families in need. We welcome donations of funds, or supplies such as granola bars, juice boxes, small non-refrigerated microwave-able meals, fruit cups, pudding cups, or individual sacks of nuts. The Genesis Youth Center also welcomes a bowl of apples, oranges or snack veggies to offer their young people. The center is open Mon., Wed., and Fridays. Call for their hours: 464-4145 or 731-4269.
Keep looking at our website — www.deeringcommunitychurch.org — for upcoming events to be announced that may be in the planning stages presently.