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- Derry Goes to the Presbyerian Youth Triennium!
This group left on Monday for Purdue University and the Presbyterian Youth Triennium! Keep them in your prayers until they return on Sunday. Row 1: Megan Mehaffie, Amanda Ruch, Natalie Taylor, Abby Han. Row 2: Steven Guenther, Claudia Holtzman, Emma Taylor, Allison Cooper, Lizzie Pease, Austin Pease, Jacob Taylor. Not pictured: Michelle Califf, serving as a small group leader.
- Playoffs Await for Derry's Softball Team
Playoff games for Derry's top-ranked team begin next week -- maybe as early as Tuesday -- at Susquehanna Veteran's Field in Harrisburg. Watch Facebook and upcoming events on the church website for details... then grab a folding chair and your favorite sunglasses and come cheer on our fabulous softball team!
- July 2019 Financial Snapshot
Cash Flow - Operating Fund as of 6/30/19
Actual Budgeted Income YTD $714,424 $642,318 Expenses YTD $581,916 $624,221 Surplus (Deficit) YTD $132,508 $18,097
Questions? Contact Steven Guenther, treasurer.
- Sign Up for a Table at the Activity Fair on Sept 8
Are you involved with a group or ministry at Derry Church? Then you'll want to have a presence at the Activity Fair that's set for Sunday morning, Sept 8. Contact Pastor Stephen to reserve table space for your study group, travel group, committee, ministry, sports team or musical ensemble then start thinking about the spokespeople and swag that will help your group stand out from the rest!
- Make A Difference on a Lend A Hand Trip this Fall
- Three Ways to Register & Pay for the Corn Roast on Aug 22
- ReFresh: Motivation, Enlightenment, and Spiritual Enrichment
8:30 am - 2 pm Saturday, Sept 28 at Mechanicsburg Presbyterian ChurchSponsored by Carlisle Presbytery’s Education Committee, ReFresh seeks to restore faith, revitalize lives, and fortify. MaryAnn McKibben Dana will be the keynote speaker. Author of God, Improv, and the Art of Living (Eerdmans Publishing, 2018), a book that focuses on the life practice of embracing improvisation as a spiritual practice bringing balance in a 24/7 world, as well as Sabbath in the Suburbs (Chalice Press, 2012), MaryAnn will lead an improv workshop. Following the keynote, two sessions of five workshops each will be offered, separated by lunch. During these sessions, participants can choose from workshops such as: Messy Church, Community Outreach, Who Is Your Neighbor, Worship Transformed, Enneagram (101 & 102), and more. Download a brochure
- Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass on Aug 7
7 pm Wednesday, Aug 7 at First United Methodist Church, HersheyTim Zimmerman and The King's Brass present hymn classics with a contemporary flair. The King's Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion and keyboards. These instruments blend together to create a time of innovative worship that will be enjoyed by all generations. This concert is free and open to all. This ensemble played at Derry Church in 2015 and returns to our Sanctuary next May as part of the 2019-20 Arts Alive season.
- Family Promise Drivers Needed July 28-Aug 4
Your help is desperately needed to drive the 15-passenger van to and/or from Hershey to the Family Promise Day Center in Camp Hill. Just an hour of your time is needed in the early morning or late afternoon during the week of July 28-August 4. Please contact Jane Robertson (717-439-0830) to volunteer.
- Fantastic Season for Derry's Softball Team!
On July 9, Derry's sensational softball team capped off its regular season play with a 14-1 win and a loss, putting them at the top of their division heading into the playoffs. Shout-out to coach/manager Keri Keck for an awesome job, and to all the players for a phenomenal winning season. Watch for details on playoff games.
- New and Gently Used Men's Items Needed at Downtown Daily Bread, Harrisburg
- Men’s boxer briefs, sizes M-XL
- Shorts: sizes 29-42 waist
- Men’s jeans
Men’s T-shirts, all sizes
- Belts, all sizes
Each day, Downtown Daily Bread serves between 40 and 80 individuals in the Harrisburg community. You can support them by bringing items to the collection box near the church mailboxes on the lower level. Thanks, Derry!·
- Love INC Requests Empty Shoe Boxes
Love INC of Greater Hershey is collecting empty shoe boxes for Sneaker Drive donations. More than 100 boxes are needed. Drop them off at the Love INC office across from the church, or at Derry Church by the mailboxes on the lower level.
- Welcome Our New Members!
These young men were baptized and received as members of Derry Church during evening worship on Tuesday, June 25. Derry member Cathy Infanti is their mother. Read more about them in bios they submitted recently:
Dominic Infanti (wearing glasses): I am going to be a senior this fall. I will graduate in 2020 from Hershey High. Most people call me “engineer Dom” because I love trains and know pretty much everything about them. My favorite bible story is the birth of Jesus. I just got baptized and it was the best day of my life.
Ethan Infanti: Hi I’m Ethan and I just got baptized. I will be a senior in the fall and will graduate from Hershey High School and the Vista school. I’m excited! My favorite Bible story is a toss up between Noah’s ark or the three wisemen.
- Family Promise Needs Dinners and Drivers July 28-Aug 4
Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region returns to the Hershey Adventist Church in just a few weeks. As always, volunteers are needed to take meals, serve as overnight chaperones, and to drive the van. A volunteer who has handled most of the van driving in the past is unavailable that week, and so van drivers are especially needed. If you are able to help out, contact Jane Robertson or sign up at the links below:Van driver: https://volunteersignup.org/YFBRR
- VBS Signup Deadline is Monday, July 15
Did You Know?
Food Bank Sunday on the second Sunday of every month is the designated day to drop off non-perishable foods for the Hershey Food Bank... but donations are accepted any time: find collection baskets/containers at our main entrances. Here's a list of the Hershey Food Bank's most-needed items.