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- Study Moses with Pastor Stephen in April and May
Six-week series begins 9:15 am Sunday, April 22 in the Chapel! Pastor Stephen will use Adam Hamilton’s book, Moses: The Reluctant Prophet, to retrace the life of Moses. Historical information, archaeological data, and biblical text tell us more about this reluctant prophet who grew in his relationship with God.
- April 2018 Financial Snapshot
Cash Flow - Operating Fund as of 3/31/18
Actual Budgeted Income YTD 388,345 310,854 Expenses YTD 363,021 316,279 Surplus (Deficit) YTD 25,324 (5,425)
Expenses are over budget as expected at this point of the year, as insurance payments and per capita are paid at the beginning of the year. There have also been more repairs than expected. Contributions have also increased over the first three months compared to 2017. Questions? Contact Steven Guenther
- New Hymnal Information Session
Following 10:30 am worship on Sunday, May 6, stay in the Sanctuary for an opportunity to learn more about the new Glory to God hymnal. You’ll get to hear and sing songs from the hymnal that are old favorites not in our current hymnal and new ones that some at Derry have grown to love. Bring your singing voices and any questions you have about the Presbyterian Church's new hymnal.
- How to Serve as a Head Usher
In our latest in a series of how-to videos, Mary Lemons reviews the duties of a head usher:
- Serve Dinner at the Racetrack: April 30
- Attention Men: Work for Your Dinner on May 5
- PW Birthday Offering: April 15-May 12
The Birthday Offering helps to fund mission projects that improve the lives of women and children around the world. One of the three projects receiving funds this year is The Dwelling Place in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Established in 1998, it provides for the needs of women and their children following an escape from a violent partner. Housing, education, food, clothing and support services are all part of the program. This grant will allow purchase of a vacant lot where a building with space suitable for large and small group programming, safe living space, and offices will be constructed. Look for envelopes in the pew rack or mark your check “PW Birthday Offering” and give as you have been blessed.
- Susquehanna Chorale Concert at Derry Church: May 11
The Susquehanna Chorale will present "Roots & Wings" 8 pm Friday, May 11 in the Sanctuary and 8 pm Saturday, May 12 at Messiah College's High Center for performing arts. Greg Harris, Karen Click and Janice Click Holl are three of the faces you’ll recognize among the acclaimed 36-voice chamber choir. Tickets available at the Messiah College box office (717-691-6036) and at the door. $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $5 students.
- Orange Day is April 25
Orange Day is Wednesday, April 25. In Pennsylvania in 2016, there were 4,416 children affected by child abuse and 46 more died as a result. Wear orange to show support for those working to end this and other exploitation of women and children. Also be aware of any child abuse around you and report it.
- Recognizing Our Graduates
In preparation for Graduate Recognition Sunday on May 20, the church office needs information on all those graduating from high school and college by Sunday, May 6. Please send the following details to Jackie Lerch: name(s) of the graduate(s) and their parent or parents; school graduating from, school attending in the fall and anticipated course of study or the graduate’s future plans if known. Please send a photo of high school seniors.
- Student Film Festival: April 21
2 pm Saturday, April 21 at the Hershey Public Library. Organized by Derry member Steve Ballard, the fifth annual Friends Student Film Festival will feature short films by local student filmmakers in high school and college. The audience votes for their favorite film. No charge to attend.
- Walk for a Healthy Community: May 19
Saturday, May 19 at Harrisburg Area Community College, held rain or shine. This year’s Walk for a Healthy Community celebrates its 13th year in Harrisburg and benefits 46 health and human service organizations including Bethesda Mission and the Community Check-Up Center that are supported by Derry Church. Onsite registration and check-in begins 7:45 am. The 5K walk starts at 9 am, and a 1-Mile Fun Walk starts at 9:15 am.
- Derry Church's 2018 Easter Video
Why does Derry Presbyterian Church celebrate Easter? Because He Lives! Nearly 100 people participated in the making of this video, so it took us a little past April 1 to produce. How many do you recognize? Hat tip to Matt Maher and his great song, "Because He Lives (Amen)."
- Senior Forum & Expo
10 am Saturday, April 14 • 6 pm Tuesday, April 24 at Monaghan Presbyterian ChurchAre you or your loved one considering a move to senior housing? Are you confused by the wide range of services, terminology and costs? Would you like a better understanding of available options and questions to ask when you consider the options available? At this senior forum and expo, you'll learn about available services in nonprofit and for-profit senior communities, find out what questions to ask when comparing communities, and what to consider when identifying your individual needs.
Following the presentation, meet representatives from local communities and services. This is a good place to gather information to begin understanding senior housing for your parent, yourself, or a friend. Free! No need to RSVP. Handicapped accessible.
- Kids to Krislund Fundraising Dinner & Auction: April 29
Enjoy an afternoon of fun and fellowship to raise money to fund Krislund's "Campership" program, which provides financial assistance to those campers who might otherwise not be able to experience Krislund Camp.The afternoon starts with a 3 pm reception on Sunday, April 29, followed by a delicious home-cooked meal and an auction featuring unique items from local craftspeople. All funds raised will benefit the Campership program.
$50/person or $100/couple. RSVP by Monday. April 23.
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.