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- Are You a Doctor, Nurse, EMT or Other Medical Professional?
Derry Church is looking for volunteers with experience in the medical field to provide first aid if there is a medical emergency during a worship service or church activity. The vision is for a Medical Support Team Lead to coordinate volunteer participation. If you are trained as an Emergency Medical Technician, Nurse, Dentist, Doctor, Physician Assistant or other medical professional and have interest in volunteering as a Medical Support Team Member or Medical Support Team Leader, or you’d like more information, please contact Doug Ebner at 717 379-2835.
- Pilgrims Spend a Night at the Church
Last weekend Derry Church was transformed into an exciting new world, with themed snacks, games, crafts, stories and activities based on the movie “Night at the Museum.” See photos on facebook. Big thanks to Debbie Hough and Nicola Burke, to Pete “Teddy Roosevelt” Steelman for planning and running the games portion of the evening, to Allison Spooner and Lynn George for returning to Derry to help plan and run the event, and to the parents who provided breakfast.
Be sure to check out the children’s dioramas displayed on the ramp leading up to the Chapel. The next event for grades 3-5 will be 12-2 pm Sunday, February 25, a “Wonder” book club & movie gathering. Bring your lunch. Parents are welcome to attend. RSVP to email@example.com by Wednesday, February 21.
- Jello, Cupcakes + Volunteers Needed Feb 21!
Your help is needed to host the Hershey Ministerium Lenten luncheon on Wednesday, February 21 following a 12:10 pm community worship service in the Sanctuary. Derry’s Presbyterian Women needs your donations of 9”x13” gelatin salads and cupcakes (two dozen) by 9 am on February 21. Volunteers are needed to help prepare the meal, serve and/or clean up: please contact Sharon Henderson, Joan Theal or Doris Feil. Thanks, Derry!
- Holy Week at Derry
The complete schedule of Holy Week events at Derry Church is now available online. Many activities are planned from Palm Sunday through Easter (March 25-April 1). Volunteers are needed for several events: tell us how you’d like to help by returning forms available at the insert rack.
- Pastor Stephen’s Sunday Class Returns Feb 18
Join Pastor Stephen at 9:15 am in the Chapel for his Lenten class “Book in an Hour,” starting on Sunday, February 18. Each week we’ll explore the context, content, and message of a book from the Hebrew Scriptures in an hour. This overview will help familiarize you with some of the less well-known books of the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament).
- LVC Student Musicians to Perform for Derry Seniors
At 10 am Tuesday, March 20 in the Sanctuary, the Derry Seniors welcome student musicians from Lebanon Valley College. This year’s musical program will feature Patrick McMullen and Rachel Schulz performing organ works of J. S. Bach and Franck, Abigail Stoner performing Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G# on piano and Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer on handbells, and Catherine Achenbach performing You Raise Me Up as a piano/organ duet. The program is under the direction of Derry member Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, Professor of Music and College Organist at Lebanon Valley College. Free.
- Register Online for Krislund's 2018 Summer Camps!
- Grants Available for the PW Churchwide Gathering
A limited number of leadership development grants are available to help those interested in attending the PW Churchwide Gathering August 2-5, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. These reimbursable grants will cover up to $500 in Gathering registration, housing and/or travel expenses. The deadline for applying is March 30, 2018 and early application is encouraged. Priority consideration will be given first time attendees. Download a leadership development grant application.
- Thanks, Lori!
You’re receiving this week’s eNewsletter thanks to the efforts of Lori Klucker, who just completed her three-year term as an elder serving on the Communications & Technology Committee. Thanks, Lori!
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.