Engage Worship Featuring the Music of Billy Joel

Join us in the Sanctuary or by live stream to “engage” with the music of the great Billy Joel while considering the promise of God’s peaceable Kingdom and the power of community to help bring it to life. We’ll hear Grant Wareham bring Billy Joel to Hershey through piano renditions of favorites, we’ll have soloists...

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Griefshare Support Group

6-8 PM MONDAYS IN ROOM 7 GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who walk alongside people through one of life’s most difficult experiences, offering support to those who are dealing with the loss of a loved ones from death. Participants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the safety of all who attend. Register by contacting...

Evening Worship

Join Derry Church pastors, musicians and friends for worship with communion in the Chapel.

Corn Roast

Mike & Karen Leader's Farm Contact the church office for directions: 717-533-9667, Hummelstown

RAIN DATE: AUG 24 We don’t have all the details, but we can tell you this year’s church picnic will have lots of fresh corn roasted over hot coals, plus hot dogs and ice cream novelties. Cost is $2.50/person, but you’ll want to bring extra cash so you can order something from Mr. Sorrento’s food...

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Outdoor Worship

Join Derry Church pastors, musicians and friends for worship on the front lawn! Please bring your own chair and dress comfortably. If it rains, this service will be held in the Chapel.

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Evening Worship with Communion

Join our pastors and music leaders for informal worship with communion on Tuesday evenings in the Chapel. No need to RSVP. Please wear a face mask.

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11-Minute Lessons with Pastor Stephen

11-Minute Lessons are perfect for those seeking meaningful education and discussion and a brief time commitment. After the 10:30 am service and  fellowship time, join Pastor Stephen in the Chapel to consider the problem of evil often summarized as, "either God is able to prevent evil and will not, or God is willing to prevent...

Organ Dedication

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

The service of dedication in the Sanctuary for the new-to-Derry Aeolian-Skinner organ will feature hymns, anthems, and a litany of dedication. The Sanctuary Choir will sing Martin Shaw’s “With a Voice of Singing,” and the upper voices of the choir will sing “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” to a beautiful tune written by the...

Organ Recital

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

After more than a year of restoration, the 1950 Aeolian-Skinner Op. 1132 built for the Redeemer Church in New Haven, Connecticut has found new life in the Sanctuary. You're invited to attend the inaugural organ recital presented by Grant Wareham, Director of Music Ministry and Organist. DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM The program will highlight all the...

Hershey/Hummelstown CROP Walk

The 2021 Hershey/Hummelstown CROP Hunger Walk will be virtual this year. Here are the steps to prepare for this year’s walk: Step 1: Decide if you will walk alone, or with a group. Step 2: REGISTER ONLINE with TEAM Derry Church. Encourage friends and family to support you. Donations can be made online by credit card. Checks can be...

An Afternoon with the Presbybop Quartet

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Bill Carter and his quartet last played at Derry Church in 2013, which means our newest Derry Church members and friends haven't yet had the opportunity to hear the ensemble's jazz music that glorifies God, renews the Christian church, and models the integration of faith and the arts. Click to sample their music, then save...

“Surviving the Holidays” GriefShare Workshop

Facing the holiday season after a death of a loved one can be more difficult than friends and even family members may realize, and this two-hour workshop offers a video, discussion, and devotional material that can provide strength, healing, and tools to move forward through the deep pain of grief. There is no charge to...

Trunk or Treat

Families, you're invited to enjoy a safe space to "Trunk or Treat" with your little ones. There is no cost to participate, simply come in costume and enjoy saying hello and trick-or-treating with your church friends. Click here to RSVP Individuals, couples and families can join the fun by decorating their vehicles and providing candy...

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Outdoor Work Days

Many hands needed to prepare the church grounds for the winter. Bring rakes, wheel barrows and leaf blowers. At least one pick up trip is also needed each day.

Keystone Brass Quintet Presents “Something for Everyone”

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Now in its 45th season, the Keystone Brass Quintet returns to the Derry Church sanctuary with a concert themed "Something for Everyone." The concert is part of the church’s 2021-22 Arts Alive cultural series. The program will include selections from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Big Band eras, as well as marches and 1960s pop...

Cookie Walk

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Start looking for that special cookie recipe! Each family is asked to donate one batch of homemade cookies (2-4 dozen or more). Drop off on Friday, Dec 3 or by 9 am on Saturday. Include a label with name of the cookie. If cookies contain nuts, peanut butter or almond extract and the name does...

Second Annual Derry Christmas Drive-Thru

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

You’re invited to participate in the second annual Derry Christmas drive thru! There are two ways to participate: bring items with you when you come to worship in the morning (tables will be set up in Fellowship Hall) or drive through the parking lot from 1 to 2 pm and stop at the stations where...

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Derry Church Christmas Concert: A Weary World Rejoices

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

2 & 5 PM SUNDAY, DEC 12 IN THE SANCTUARY • FREE WILL OFFERING • LIVE STREAMING AT 5 PM Derry's 2021 Christmas concert will feature our Sanctuary Choir, a brass quintet, the Derry Ringers, and soloist Christyan Seay. You'll hear favorites like John Gardner's electric "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day" and the opening...

Longest Night Worship

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

For those who have empty places in their hearts and homes this Christmas season,  Derry Presbyterian Church offers a “Longest Night” worship service. This reflective, come-as-you-are service with communion in the Sanctuary and live streaming. “For those who are facing the sadness of divorce or broken relationships or grief over the loss of a loved...

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Christmas Eve at Derry Church

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Friday, Dec 24 in the Sanctuary, face masks required. 2:30 pm Derry Brass & communion 5:00 pm Family friendly worship 7:30 pm Traditional worship with Sanctuary Choir and Derry Ringers Services at 5 & 7:30 pm will be live streamed. Nursery care available at 2:30 pm and 5 pm

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Noontime Organ Recitals

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Just as every organ is unique, every organist makes an instrument sound slightly different. Come and enjoy a series of noontime organ recitals every week in January. Up next: Derry's own Grant Wareham on January 11. In coming weeks you can look forward to hearing Eric Riley (Jan 18) and Dan Dorty (Jan 25) play...

Fleece Blanket-Making

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

The Christian Education and Mission & Peace committees invite you to join them for an hour to make warm fleece blankets for people in need. No sewing skills required: if you can tie a knot, you can make a blanket! Donations of fleece fabric are welcome: to make one blanket, you need two pieces of...

Winter Series: New Member Classes

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

The next series of New Member Discovery Classes will be held Jan 30 – Feb 20. Sunday classes meet 9-10 am in the John Elder Classroom, and Tuesday classes meet 7-8 pm on Zoom and repeat material presented on Sundays. Child care is provided on Sunday mornings. Those who choose to join Derry Church will be...

Engage the ’80s Worship Experience

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Engage the '80s worship experience -- in the Sanctuary and live streaming -- features music of the 1980s as we consider the challenges of being faithful followers of Jesus in the midst of the tensions and pressures put on our lives by our various identities and responsibilities. Led by Pastor Stephen and a group of...

Blood Drive

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

The Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank will be on site at Derry Church on Youth Sunday, Feb 20. Appointments are strongly suggested: click here to schedule online or call 1-800-771-0059. Face masks and a form of ID are required to donate, and you’ll receive a $5 Rutter’s gift card and a blood donor T-Shirt. Walk-ins are welcome but keep...

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Youth Sunday

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Join us in the Sanctuary for a worship service planned, written, and led by our youth! Derry Church youth will guide us through an exploration of the word "Evangelism," thinking deeply about what evangelism means and how we might be effective evangelists.  We will worship God with our minds, our voices, and our bodies through...

Ash Wednesday Worship

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

This contemplative hour-long service led by Pastor Marie will include a sermon and celebration of the Lord’s supper along with imposition of ashes made from last year’s palm branches. Join in person in the Sanctuary or by live streaming. Because this Ash Wednesday service occurs on the first Wednesday of the month — our traditional...

Presbyterian Women’s Winter Tea

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

This year's theme is "Family Heritage" and our Presbyterian Women invite females of all ages to attend. What do you know of your family heritage or genealogy? Do you have an heirloom or something symbolic of your heritage? Even if you know next to nothing of your heritage, come and join the fellowship in the...

Scott Montgomery Organ Recital

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Organist Scott Montgomery is associate director of music at Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and teaches private piano and organ lessons. He is widely known as a concert organist throughout the country and abroad. His 4 pm recital in the Sanctuary will feature the works of Bach, Franck, Miller, and Price. Notable performance...

Community Lenten Worship

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

The Hershey Ministerium offers a mid-day Lenten service led by Rev. Cindy Brommer of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and Rev. Marie Buffaloe, with music presented by soloist Greg Harris and organist Grant Wareham. Join in person in the Sanctuary (face masks optional) or live stream on derrypres.org, YouTube and Facebook      

Celebration Honoring Pastor Marie

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

We’re planning a celebration on Rev. Marie Buffaloe’s last Sunday at Derry Church before she retires. The program will be held in the Sanctuary, with a reception following in Fellowship Hall. For those unable to attend in person, the program will be live streamed on derrypres.org, YouTube, and Facebook. Face masks are optional. The west...

Easter Egg Hunts

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

10 AM: Toddlers through kindergarteners are invited to gather with us on the front lawn for a craft and story before organizing into groups and inviting the children to enjoy the egg hunt. Please bring your own basket/bucket/bag to collect eggs. 12 PM: Children in grades 1-5 are invited to our “Egg”stravaganza celebration that begins with a...

Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

The Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster is a community program serving approximately 160 children and youth in kindergarten through grade 12. Representing nearly 65 congregations, 45 schools, and 15 denominations, singers develop a rich musical repertoire from around the world and across time while being equipped for a lifetime of service to the church and community. The mission...

Tuesday Morning Golf League Begins New Season of Play

TUESDAYS BEGINNING APR 12 AT ROYAL OAKS GOLF COURSE, LEBANON Play begins at 10 am through the month of April. From May to September, we will begin play at 8:30 am All skill levels welcome. To sign up, please contact Ken Pearl or Jim Warnock.

Maundy Thursday Worship

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

On this holy night, we gather in the Sanctuary for a solemn evening service with communion. Children participating in this year's Children & Sacraments program will take part in the service. Music will be presented by the Sanctuary Choir, organist Grant Wareham, and Christyan Seay, soloist. Pastor Stephen will offer a meditation. Download the bulletin....

Good Friday Organ Meditation

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

On Good Friday, join organist Grant Wareham in the Sanctuary for a 30-minute organ meditation.

Good Friday Worship

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Pastor Pam and organist Grant Wareham lead Good Friday worship that features Louis Vierne's Symphonie No. 3 along with with readings of scripture and poetry. Following the service, the Sanctuary will be open for prayer.  All are encouraged to depart in silence. Download the bulletin. Click to watch the live stream.

Easter Sunday Worship

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Worship at 8 & 10:30 am in the Sanctuary, with Derry Ringers, Sanctuary Choir, brass quartet, and Bob Nowak on percussion. For the postlude, Grant and musicians present Widor's Toccata from Symphony No. 5. Children's choir and live streaming at 10:30 am. Download the bulletin. Breakfast is served from 8:30-11...

Piano-Violin Concert

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Renowned pianist Eun Ae Baik-Kim and violinist Ye-jin Han will take the stage to play selections including César Franck’s “Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano” and Johannes Brahms’ “Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108.” Korean born pianist Eun Ae Baik-Kim has performed extensively as a soloist and...

Lasses & Lassies Banquet

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Ladies and girls, enjoy a dinner made just for you: vegetable and cheese tray (appetizer), chicken breast au jus, baked ziti with red or alfredo sauce, mixed vegetables, roll and butter, light dessert, coffee/tea and cold beverage. If you prefer a gluten-free or vegetarian option, notify the person when you purchase your ticket. Following the...

Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Tim 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 an innovative worship experience enjoyed by all ages. Secular and sacred music critics alike applaud their concerts as “superb in every way” and...

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Church Picnic

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Get ready for food, fun and fellowship as the children’s ministry team hosts this year’s church picnic! On the menu: pulled pork, hot dogs, cookies, cole slaw, veggie tray, watermelon, chips and beverages (vegetarian option available on request). Cost is $8 per person, free for ages six & under. RSVP and pay online or on Sunday morning in...

GriefShare Support Group

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who walk alongside people through one of life’s most difficult experiences, offering support to those who are dealing with the loss of a loved ones from death. Each GriefShare session is organized in two parts. During the first 30-40 minutes of the meeting, the group views a video...

Camp Week for Kids

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Children age 4 through entering 5th grade are invited to join us for “Wonderfully Made,” an exciting week of camp here at Derry Church. The children will explore the book of Psalms, learn that we are co-creators in God’s world and hear words that help us better understand that we are each “Wonderfully Made” in God’s...

4th Tuesday Outdoor Worship Service

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Outdoor worship services under the oaks at Derry Church return once a month throughout the summer. Bring your own lawn chair and dress comfortably. On July 26, Pastor Stephen leads worship with communion. Music presented by the Derry Brass. On Aug 23, we’ll celebrate our covenant with animals with a service that includes a hands-on...

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Tech Time!

1-2 PM MONDAYS ON ZOOM Do you have a computer or software question? Want to practice Zoom in a safe, welcoming environment? Wondering why your cell phone is misbehaving? Confused about what a web browser is? No tech question is off limits in this weekly gathering on Zoom. Drop in to ask one question or...

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New Member Classes Begin

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

The summer series of New Member Discovery Classes will be held 9-10 am Sundays, Aug 7-28 in the John Elder Classroom. Child care is available. You'll learn about the mission and ministry of Derry Church and how you can be involved. Those who choose to join Derry Church will be received on Sunday, Aug 28...