We are so glad you are visiting our website and hope that we can give you some information to introduce you to our children’s ministry and help you with your first visit. Our Children’s Ministry is designed to help children learn about being a disciple of Christ at the very start of their young faith journey. We have teachers who love children and want to invest in the lives of each of these little ones. While your child is with us our teachers will seek to involve them in age appropriate, Christ- centered teaching activities. Class always includes a Bible lesson and craft and often music as well! Practically speaking, children will remain with their family during the first half of the service and then leave the sanctuary with their teachers when we pause to greet one another and before the sermon begins. Class is adjacent to the sanctuary in the Fellowship Hall with easy access to restrooms and their parents if needed. Our nursery is in a windowed room at the back of the sanctuary with a volunteer each week. Of course, parents are welcome to remain with their children until they become comfortable in the new surroundings. All volunteers for children’s church and nursery complete background checks through the State of New Hampshire.
Youth Group (middle and high school ages)
Our youth group is designed to provide your teens with a sanctuary from the chaos that is often the life of the teenager. We meet every week at the church and our youth leaders provide dinner, conversation, and an engaging lesson afterward. There is a strong focus on building authentic relationships with the teens to help them apply the teachings of scripture and the grace of Christ to their often-times unique situations. We currently meet at 6:00pm each Wednesday evening.
Operation Christmas Child
The Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child collects shoebox gifts‑filled with fun toys, gospel lessons, school supplies and hygiene items—and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way. For many of these children, the gift—filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.
Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, has collected and delivered more than 198 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 170 countries and territories. This year, the project expects to collect its 200 millionth gift-filled shoebox! Deerfield Bible Church is the regional drop-off location and we coordinate monthly craft events to fill the boxes before they are shipped in November.
Our Food Pantry is open for anyone in the community who could use food staples and hygiene items free of cost. Items are donated by members of the church and the community. It is always open for you to stop by and take what you need. You are also welcome to donate any non-perishable items (no canned goods please) or hygiene items directly in the storage pantry outside of the church.
The Community Engagement Team is responsible for promoting activities and events at the church as well as all social media communication.