The Mission & Peace Committee seeks to expand our church's ministry and service in the commmunity and the world by encouraging and challenging the congregation to experience God by witnessing through action.
In addition to ongoing mission activities, Derry Church members set aside a week in mid June to work locally and travel as far away as Nicaragua to participate in a variety of mission projects for all ages.
U.S. and World Missions Supported by the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
Visit the Presbyterian Mission Agency for complete information on mission projects supported across the denomination. Another great place to learn more about mission of the Presbyterian Church: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.
Would you like to go on a mission trip? The Oak Fund can help
Established in 2008, the Oak Fund makes available up to 30% of the Fund's value per year in financial aid for individuals who would like to go on a mission trip but are unable due to financial limitations. Derry members and associates may apply for up to 50% of the unfunded cost of a Derry-sponsored program. Submission deadlines are April 15, August 15, and December 15 with grants awarded a month later. Download an Oak Fund Application
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Derry Church Supports these Local and Regional Missions:
Allison Hill Community Ministry • Allison Hill Fund • American Cancer Society: Friends of Hope Lodge • Bethesda Mission • Boys & Girls Club, John N. Hall Clubhouse • Christian Churches United • Church World Service • Community Check-Up Center • Derry Township Meals on Wheels • Downtown Daily Bread • Family Promise • Grantville Food Pantry • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Harrisburg • Harrisburg Schools • Harrisburg YWCA • Hershey Food Bank • Hope Within • Interfaith Shelter • Intervarsity Christian Fellowship • Joshua Group • Krislund Camp • Lend A Hand • L.I.F.E.: Leading Inmates in Faith & Education • Love INC of Greater Hershey • PA Partnerships for Children • Racetrack Ministry • Refugee Shelter/CWS • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA • RSVP - Garden of Youth • Stop the Violence Ministry • Susquehanna Harbor Safe Haven • The Village
Bridges to Community • Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan • Living Waters for the World • Friends of NOAH: Nurturing the Orphans of Aids for Humanity • NPH Mexican Orphanage • PC(USA) Mission Facilitator • Friends of the Presbyterian Education Board, Pakistan • United Orphanage and Academy in Moi’s Bridge, Kenya • Mission trips taken by Derry members