Kick off the summer with your friends and family at DEC'S Lake Day! This is an all church event. All are invited to enjoy the summer day and the fellowship together. We encourage you to invite friends and family that don't normally attend DEC. The day will begin at 11AM with a worship service and will be followed by a fun day of food, swimming, and fellowship.
*There will not be any services at DEC on Sunday, June 10th*
What do I need to bring?
We'll be providing the grills, but you will need to bring your own lunch to this event. You should also bring lawn chairs or a blanket for you to sit on at the event. There are limited tables and chairs at the event.
Don't forget your swimsuit, towels, and sunblock!
Parking and tickets
When you arrive to Pawtuckaway State Park let them know you are with Durham Evangelical Church for their Lake Day. Otherwise they will likely charge you to enter the park. Please try to arrive to the event early. 2 years ago we were delayed by almost an hour because the line was so backed up at 11AM. You can enjoy outdoor activities and fellowship if you arrive early.
You can follow the DEC Lake Day signs to where you will park.
Sometimes people have trouble with the directions when using their phone apps. There are many signs once you are close to the Park. You can follow those signs to the Park entrance.
What can I do at Pawtuckaway State Park?
If you want to know more about boat rentals, camping, and other things the park has you can find out more here.
Other important info
Dogs and adult beverages are not allowed at this event.
Did you know that every 2 second someone in America needs blood. American Red Cross blood helps millions of patients in over 2,600 hospitals around the country. You can make a difference in your community by donating.
DEC is hosting a blood drive and we want your help! Sign up to donate blood at redcrossblood.org and search for the blood drive on February 17th.
Remember to drink lots of water, eat iron rich foods, and bring your ID to donate blood.
Want to know if you are eligible to donate blood? Follow this link to find out: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements
Join us for a fun night of dancing with your special someone. Enjoy a live band and dinner while you dance the night away! We highly encourage you to invite other couples to this event for you to enjoy the night with as well.
The cost is $60 per couple, which includes a meal and dessert catered by The Regatta Room. Childcare is not available for this event.
Registration has closed for this event.
Trunk or Treat is a safe way to enjoy the Fall season with your family. Kids can go from trunk to trunk to receive pre-packaged candy from costumed car owners. DEC wanted to have this event to reach out to the community of Durham and to bring the community of DEC together. We also wanted to provide a safe place with non-scary costumes and decorations.
This event allows ages from 1-92 to get in on the fun!
Parking for this event will be provided in the Durham Evangelical Church lower parking lot and a shuttle will be available from Oyster River High School. Parking attendants will be available to help with parking.
This event will run from 4-6PM at Durham Evangelical Church.
Other important stuff
- Bathrooms are located in our building using the main entrance on the upper level
- If you are coming with your family, please stay with your children
Interested in being a part of this event?
There are many ways you can volunteer for this event. Check out the different areas below and send an email to the contact person to learn more.
Interested in helping out with serving food?
Contact Jim & Elisha Quinney at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in decorating a trunk?
- Space is limited for registration. First come first served.
- Decorate your car in a theme and fill your trunk with pre-packaged candy
- Dress up to match the theme of your car
- Contact Joel & Hannah Ingram at email@example.com
Interested in being a part of the greeting team?
Contact Rebecca Froning at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in helping out with parking?
For any other questions please contact Peg Wood at email@example.com
Please join us for ALL YOU CAN EAT chili and chowder Thursday, October 26 from 5:30-7:00 pm downstairs in the function hall. Cost will be $5 a person (children under 5 are free) and all proceeds will benefit Durham MOPS. Bring the whole family and make an evening of it!
Do you make amazing chili/chowder? We invite you to enter this public tasting event! For entry information please contact Amanda Perkins by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We live in turbulent times—evil days filled with lies and godlessness. The hearts and souls of our children and grandchildren are at risk. These are urgent times needing grandparents who will choose not to pass the baton and take a seat on the sidelines. Your leg of the race is not yet completed. The race is still on and you are called to finish well. You are needed because God’s purpose for you to disciple and bless another generation to walk in the truth is not complete.
DEC will be hosting the Courageous Grandparenting Conference (Seminar) presentedby Dr Glenn Havumaki, author of Trashed or Treasured and Jere Vincent Family Builders Ministries, on Saturday, October 21st from 10am-4pm in the Function Hall at DEC to help you finish the race well. Glenn and Jere will unpack practical, biblical tools to help you build a faith legacy that outlives you generation after generation. Whether you are a grandparent, parent or other concerned member of God’s family, this event is for you. It is for anyone not content to merely be a good grandparent, parent or Christian. “It is a call to courageous, intentional faith,” according to Glenn Havumaki, “in which we live our lives as conduits of God’s grace and truth one generation to another. Will you join me as we link arms together in response to God’s call to build a movement of courageous grandparents (and parents) who understand the times and know how to fight for the hearts and souls of their families?”
Registration: Cost for this event is $25 per person, which includes lunch and materials. Registration closes on Tuesday, October 17th.
Men, come out for an afternoon of fellowship, food, yard games, a corn hole tournament and encouragement in being a man of faith. We will meet from 3-6 pm on Saturday, October 7th at Little River Park in Lee, NH. Dinner will be provided.
FMI or questions: Pete Collins email@example.com
Women's Dessert/Appetizer Night - Saturday, September 30th from 7-9pm. Women of DEC--come join us for an evening where we get to know each other a little better and also talk about spiritual gifts. Please bring a dessert or appetizer to share. FMI: Contact Kasey Dillon (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Carla Evans (email@example.com).
Why an outdoor service?
The outdoor service is set out to accomplish two major goals: building our community at DEC and breaking down a barrier for people at DEC to their non-believing family and friends.
Here at DEC we wanted to provide a place where everyone could share in one service together. Providing two separate services at DEC is a necessity to fit everyone in the building, but those who attend first service may never meet someone who attends second service and vice versa. One of our missions as a church is to provide opportunities to build our community. We believe this is a unique event that will allow for our entire church body to build that community as we join together in worshiping our Lord.
We also understand that some people may feel intimidated or afraid to step inside the doors of a church. This service is a great, non-threatening way, for our congregation to invite their non-believing friends and family.
We also believe this is an event that fulfills all three of our main goals at DEC: worship, community, and proclamation.
What should I bring?
This is not only an opportunity to build the community within our church, but this is an opportunity for you to invite a friend!
This is a "picnic style" event. We will only be providing seating for a small amount of people, so bring your lawn chairs, blankets, or whatever you plan to sit on for the service and the meal.
We are asking that you bring a side dish that could feed the amount of people you are bringing to the event to share. The church will provide burgers and hot dogs with all the fixin's. We will also provide drinks.
Where do I park?
Wagon Hill can only hold so many cars. We are asking those who are handicapped, elderly, pregnant, or parents with infants to park at Wagon Hill while those who are able bodied take the shuttles. If you are parking at Wagon Hill there will be signs and parking attendants to show you where to park.
If you are someone who would like to park at Wagon Hill, please pick up a parking ticket on Sunday, August 27th or Sunday, September 3rd from the Connect Table in the Worship Center.
There will be a shuttle leaving from DEC and from Oyster River High School beginning at 9AM and continuing every 15 minutes.
The shuttles will resume after the service to take you back to DEC or ORHS beginning at noon and continuing every 30 minutes ending at 1:50PM.
If you are a UNH student the shuttle from UNH will bring you to and from this event.
What if it rains?
In the unfortunate event that it is raining we will provide information for you by the afternoon of Friday, September 8th on this page and our DEC Facebook page.
What else should I know?
There will not be an 8:30AM and 10:30AM service at the DEC building. We will only be meeting at Wagon Hill for the 10:30AM service.
This is a family friendly event. Please do not bring alcoholic beverages.
While Wagon Hill is a dog friendly park, we ask that you do not bring your dogs to this event.
Come join us in helping the campus ministries by playing MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (UNH)!
We will be playing a capture the flag style game where DEC folks will guard flags stations by throwing "flour balls". UNH students compete to see who can capture the most flags! We are looking for 60 people to help with things like: making flour balls the week before, registration, food preparation and service, and guarding flags. This is a great opportunity to create a relationship building environment for the campus ministries to meet new students. Plus it's just fun! For more info about how you and a group of your friends can help out contact Tom Froning at tom.froning@DurhamE.org
THE BEST WEEK OF THE SUMMER!
JULY 17TH - 21ST
New friends! Amazing experiments! Creative games! Lip-smacking snacks! Surprising adventures! Incredible music!
At Maker Fun Factory VBS, kids discover not only that God made them the way they are, but for a purpose too. Maker Fun Factory is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun GizmosTM, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. Plus, we’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life—something we call God Sightings. Get ready to hear that phrase a lot!
Contact: Katie.Brouse@DurhamE.org for more information or if you would like to volunteer!
Have you enjoyed our Coffehouses that we have had over the winter months? Well, you’re going to LOVE this event! Join us for a night of music from local artists.
If you are interested in performing please contact Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event will not be open mic style. All performers MUST sign up before the event in order to perform.
More information coming soon!
Join us for a Night of Worship specifically for families! All are welcome to attend, but the service will be geared towards the families in our church.
This worship night will not just be singing. Kids will have the opportunity to move around! Several stations will be available for you and your children to go through together. There will also be many opportunities for those who like to move to dance and jump around!
Want to know the songs we’re singing?