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  • Check out the Art Wall!

    Watch this wall in the Narthex in coming weeks as "Art in the Grove" participants add circles that feature Derry Church highlights from the past year. Join the fun 5:30-8:30 pm Tuesdays in Fellowship Hall through August 21.

  • Thanks, Lori!

    You're receiving this week’s eNewsletter thanks to the efforts of Lori Klucker, who serves on the Communications & Technology Committee.


  • Family Promise Dinners Needed Aug 5-11
    • Nicolette has been working hard at Fed Ex and is building a bank account so that she and her kids can move into a place of their own.
    • Kristina’s family recently found an affordable rental home and has submitted an application. They are waiting to hear if it was approved.
    • Brianna is intent on getting back on her feet. She has five interviews scheduled next week.
    These are the stories of current Family Promise residents, each determined to make it on their own. You can welcome and support these families by providing an evening meal or by volunteering to drive the van Sunday-Saturday, August 5-11. Sign up to deliver meals or to drive the van using last name Promise  and password DerryContact Jane Robertsonfor additional information. Thanks, Derry!
  • July 2018 Financial Snapshot
    Cash Flow - Operating Fund as of 6/30/18
      Actual        Budgeted
    Income YTD 669,921        621,707
    Expenses YTD 641,201        630,858
    Surplus (Deficit) YTD   28,720          (9,151)

    Expenses are over budget due to unexpected repairs and some expenses being front loaded. Contributions are also above budget for the first half of 2018, resulting in a $28,720 surplus for the first half of the year. Questions? Contact Steven Guenther.

  • Sign Up for the Corn Roast!

    The annual picnic featuring fresh corn roasted over hot coals is just a month away. Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 23, then plan to arrive at the Alexander’s farm in Hummelstown by 5:30 pm. RSVP online or return forms available at the insert rack and in Sunday bulletins by Sunday, August 19. $2.50 adults, $2 ages 5-12 payable at the picnic. Bring a salad or dessert to serve eight. Need directions? Call the church office: 717-533-9667.

  • How Did We Get the Bible? Find Out from Buz Myers

    Five-Week Series begins 9:15 am Sunday, August 26 in room 7C

    While some people assume that the Bible we use today merely fell out of heaven in its present form, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the Christian Bible stands at the end of a long process of selection, transmission, and translation. But what books were excluded, and why were others included in the canon of the Bible?  How were these writings passed down through the centuries? And why are there so many different translations of the Bible into English? These and other questions will be addressed by the Rev. Dr. Charles D. Myers, as we will look at exactly how we came to have the Bible that we know and love.
  • Supper Clubs Return This Fall

    It's time to sign up for Supper Clubs set for Sunday, September 9 and Sunday, October 14. Contact Amy Backenstose (call or text 717-319-3193) or sign up on Sundays after 10:30 am worship. A child-friendly dinner is being planned for September 9 so families with children can socialize and share a meal with other families with kids.

  • Wear Orange on July 25

    Orange Day on Wednesday, July 25 is an opportunity to show support for those who are working to end the exploitation of women and children. Victims of labor and sex trafficking are often subject to debt bondage. Many are trapped in a cycle of debt because of having to pay for all living expenses in addition to initial transportation expenses. Fines for not meeting quotas and/or “bad” behavior can used to increase debt.

  • Chicken BBQ & Auction: July 27-28

    Chicken BBQ & Auction:  July 27-28 at Londonderry Village, Palmyra. Servant Stage Company Backwoods Bluegrass Band "I'll Fly Away" will perform under the tent at 7 pm Friday. Auction begins at 9 am Saturday, and chicken dinners are available 11 am - 1 pm. Check the complete schedule at