MISSION FAIR - SEPTEMBER 8, 2013
ATTENTION ALL BOARDS & COMMITTEES
The Board of Christian Education is once again asking all Boards, Committees, and interested groups to decide how they will help with our annual Mission Fair this September.
Our Mission Fair is the "kick-off" of the new Sunday School year and shows our children that the Church is excited about having them with us to learn about their religion and how they can make the world a better place.
Your group’s activity needs to be set up and then supervised for only one hour after church. The children enjoy a simple putting green, bean bag toss, a "fishing" pond, and always any type of craft. In the past, someone taught the children how to make God's Eyes and it was a huge hit.
The CE Board needs to have the Mission Fair planned before the end of June. Our children will thank you with their enthusiasm. Children learn to "serve" when they see the adults in their life working for the good of others and teaching by example.
Send your ideas to Heather at
May Green Tip:
Time for some spring cleaning. Let the light shine in the windows of your homes and hearts as you consider the following green acts:
1. Vacuum the dust that has accumulated on the coils of your refrigerator and the ducts of your clothes dryer this winter. Dust free, they will be more energy efficient.
2. Clean out your closets and donate unwanted items to thrift shops and local charities. Remember to save your best items for the August rummage sale and the Christmas fair at DRCC.
3. Recycle those piles of papers, newspapers and magazines that have sat on your counters and desks since the first snowfall. According to the U.S. EPA, a family of four uses on average 1.25 tons of paper per year. Recycling one ton of that saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.
4. Avoid using paper towels as you clean this spring. Dust cloths from old t-shirts, towels and sheets are perfect for dusting, waxing, etc. and can easily be thrown into the washing machine after heavy usage.
5. Use green cleaners, ones that do not contain toxic chemicals that hurt both our bodies and our environment. A little vinegar and water can clean the wood floors of an entire house, leaving no obnoxious odor or sticky residue.
Cleaning up our homes and decluttering our personal spaces free up our time and minds to focus on what is important for our families and to us.
Earth Day Celebration - UCC Article
Not only was DRCC's Earth Day spectacular on April 21, but it was featured in the United Church of Christ conference news section! Click here to read about "Deep River's Good "Green" Shepherds"! We were fortunate to have Drew Page from the UCC visit our church for this celebration, where he featured our church in an article.
We thank everyone who is taking part in the Mission 4/1 Earth program of 1 million hours in 50 days.
Thank you to parents who have already volunteered to be Class Aides. If you haven't signed up yet, please see Sybil who can direct you to our on-line sign-up sheets to see which date(s) would work for you. It's a wonderful opportunity to support your child's teacher by being a helper in the classroom and you'll gain a new respect for the people who work with our children! We also are encouraging anyone and everyone in our church to sign up to be a classroom volunteer. It's a great way to show the students that everyone is interested in their Sunday School experience, not just their parents! Please consider being a helper once or twice this year.
Deep River Spread Your Light for Rice on www.freerice.com.
Join us at Free Rice and participate computer generated quizzes to earn rice for the World Food Program. And, just like it’s name, it’s free! It only take a little bit of time to make a difference. It’s an excellent way to study up on geography, foreign language, math facts, vocabulary, literature, and chemistry. You work at your own level, and advance as your knowledge expands. It’s a win, win! It takes 2,000 grains of rice to feed one person, so we need your help. And by joining our Deep River Spread Your Light for Rice group, we can keep track of how much food we collectively raise for the world food program.
Sign up today @ www.freerice.com and join our group! Please don't make your user name your real name and those under 18 need to sign up with their parents.
Contact Sybil on how to join our Sunday School group @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
WWW.FREERICE.COM YEAR TO DATE TOTALS:
TOTAL RICE GRAINS: 495,160
PEOPLE FED: 247
TOP RICE EARNER: SGN
TOTAL GROUP MEMBERS: 20
Please join our group and make a difference!
|Click rice plant to join www.freerice.com!|
UCC Green Action Steps
The UCC has developed Action Steps to be recognized as a Green Congregation!! With the blessing of the Council, the Sunday School along with the guidance of the Board of Christian Education, is striving to achieve Level 1. Click here to view the various levels and tasks associated with each step.
SUNDAY SCHOOL OPEN REGISTRATION
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. All forms are available for downloading
COMMUNITY COVENANT & SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION
The Board of Christian Education requires that every year 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”.