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...

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...

Event Series Griefshare Support Group

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...

Event Series Outdoor Worship

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.

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...

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...

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...

Event Series Christmas Eve at Derry Church

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

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...

Event Series Noontime Organ Recitals

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...

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...

Event Series Youth Sunday

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...

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.

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.

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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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...

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...

Corn Roast

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

CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE FOR DIRECTIONS: 717-533-9667 • RAIN DATE: THURSDAY, AUG 18 This year’s corn roast features delicious corn on the cob roasted over hot coals, plus hot dogs and soft drinks. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. There’s a pond for fishing (bring your own gear) and plenty of activities and games...

Worship Celebrating our Covenant with Animals

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

In celebration of all of God’s creatures and their presence in our lives, Derry Church offers its 15th annual worship service that includes a blessing of animals. Animals on leash, in a kennel, or otherwise controlled are invited to attend along with their owners. The worship service will include praise songs and hymns in addition...

Event Series New Member Classes

New Member Classes

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...

All-Church Retreat at Krislund Camp

Krislund Camp Madisonburg

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, SEPT 9-11 AT KRISLUND CAMP, MADISONBURG Get away from it all with your church family! Arrive on Friday evening or Saturday morning. We’ll begin with a service project for the camp, and the afternoon is free time where many opt to go to Penn’s Cave (15 minutes away) which has an excellent gift shop and...

Engage Stories: Live Storytelling Event

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

We love stories, and everybody has a story: ordinary stories, extraordinary stories, stories that delight, entertain, educate, stories that make you laugh, think, hope and cry. Stories are the raw material from which we live our lives. Engage Stories is a storytelling event where five people have up to ten minutes each to tell a...

Stories and Sounds Musical Program For All Ages

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Derry Church is delighted to present “Stories and Sounds” in the Sanctuary for families and friends of all ages to enjoy. The program features three beloved fairy tales: Three Little Pigs, Brementown Musicians and Adventures at Grannie’s (Little Red Riding Hood) with music by contemporary American composers Daniel Dorff, Kile Smith and Gwyneth Walker. This...

Derry Day Trippers’ Hershey Experience

MEET 11 AM FRIDAY, SEPT 23 AT THE HERSHEY THEATRE, 15 E CARACAS AVE • RSVP TO SUE WHITAKER BY MONDAY, SEPT 12 The Derry Day Trippers invite you to join them for a tour of the Hershey Theatre. Most of the tour is on the ground floor. There is no elevator so if you...

$15

Lebanon Big Swing Band

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

The toe-tapping sound of the Big Band era will fill the Sanctuary when the 16-member Lebanon Big Swing Band plays for Derry Church’s 2022 Arts Alive Cultural Series. The Lebanon Big Swing Band was organized in 1990 by Edgar Felty, Lee Moyer and Karl Wolf, Jr. — members of Local 401-750 of the American Federation of...

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Recital by Organist Simon Johnson

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Simon Johnson is Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral, London, UK. Westminster Cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales. The largest Catholic church in the UK, it is the seat of Vincent Cardinal Nicholas, the Archbishop of Westminster. The Cathedral Choir is acclaimed as one of the world’s...

“Surviving the Holidays” GriefShare Workshop

For those grieving the loss of a loved one, this workshop in Room 7 helps with support, encouragement and advice for the upcoming holiday season. Free.RSVP to the church office.

CROP Walk

Milton Hershey School

Join Derry friends by raising money for local food banks and support Church World Service’s effort to end hunger across the globe! Here's the registration link: https://events.crophungerwalk.org/2022/team/derry-church  Derry Church is a strong supporter of alleviating hunger in our local communities. Not only is this a national problem but it affects many families locally as well....

Trunk or Treat

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

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 in Derry Church's parking lot. Individuals, couples and families can join the fun by decorating their vehicles and providing...

“Basically Broadway”

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Come back to church on the evening of stewardship Sunday, when we’ll share a report of gifts and enjoy a program featuring the many talents of this congregation. “Basically Broadway” features members and friends of Derry singing new and classic Broadway favorites. It will be a fun night of laughter, music, and fellowship as we...

Bus Trip to NYC

Here's what you need to know about Derry's annual bus trip to NYC: You can sign up in the Narthex on Sunday mornings beginning Sept 11: forms will be available at the insert rack outside the kitchen Bus departs Derry Church promptly at 7 am SAT NOV 19 and leaves NYC at 7 pm, returning at...

$60

Decorate Derry Church for the Christmas Season

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

One night only! Volunteers are needed to deck the halls of Derry Church with garland, candles and decorations for Advent and Christmas. No need to RSVP: just join the fun on Nov 30!

2022 Christmas Concert, Jesus the Messiah: The Promise Fulfilled

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Centering on themes found in Isaiah’s promise of a peaceable kingdom, Derry Church’s 2022 Christmas concert brings together the talents of our Sanctuary Choir and Derry Ringers, brass and percussion in a program that includes “Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day,” “The Dream Isaiah Saw,” “O Holy Night” and “Joy to the World.” Under the...

Pancakes and Pajamas

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Families of children in preschool through kindergarten (and siblings) are invited to a casual Saturday morning holiday drop-in. Participants will come dressed in festive PJs and enjoy pancakes and a hot cocoa bar, cookie decorating, games, crafts and making Christmas ornaments in Fellowship Hall. Please RSVP to Sarah Bartz by Thursday, Dec 1. If older children or...

Blood Drive

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

The Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank will be in Derry Church's Fellowship Hall on Sunday, Dec 11. Appointments are strongly suggested: click here to schedule online or call 1-800-771-0059. A form of ID is required to donate. Walk-ins are welcome but keep in mind that donors with appointments will be taken first. Everyone will receive: • 2...

Event Series Terrific Tuesday Dinner

Terrific Tuesday Dinner

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Take the night off from cooking and enjoy a meal at the church! We're serving an entrée, vegetables, salad, drink and dessert, and the cost is just $5 for ages 6 and over while children age 5 and under are free. Stop in Fellowship Hall between 5-5:45 pm. No need to RSVP!  

Christmas Eve at Derry Church

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Three distinctive Christmas Eve candlelight worship services will be held on Saturday, December 24 in the Sanctuary. Handicapped parking and an elevator are available. 2:30 pm: Worship includes Lessons and Carols and communion, with holiday music presented by the Derry Brass. 5:00 pm:  A candlelight service of Lessons and Carols featuring participation by children and...

Christmas Day Breakfast & Worship

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

On Sunday, December 25 — Christmas Day — worship will be held at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary and  streamed on derrypres.org, YouTube.com/derrypres and Facebook.com/derrypres. Enjoy breakfast cooked by Charlie Koch and friends from 9-10:30 am in Fellowship Hall: your donation benefits mission trips in 2023.

Men’s Breakfast

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Derry’s monthly men’s breakfast is back! Charlie Koch and friends look forward to bringing back this long-standing tradition of a delicious hot cooked breakfast in Fellowship Hall served with great conversation and a brief devotion. It would be very helpful to know how many men are planning to attend: please RSVP to Charlie Koch

“Engage Worship” Features the Music of Elton John

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Our “Story of Faith” series continues by exploring the story of love through the music of Elton John.  In worship held in the Sanctuary, we’ll sing, pray, and discuss the love of God, love of neighbor, and love of self. We’ll have some really familiar songs like Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,...

Annual Meeting

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

The annual meeting of the congregation will be held following 10:30 am worship on Sunday, Feb 12. The meeting will be live streamed. Anyone who has questions or comments is encouraged to attend in person. The annual report will be sent by email as a PDF attachment in early February, with paper copies available for...

Event Series 11-Minute Lessons with Pastor Stephen

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...

Chili Cook-Off and Square Dance

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Warm up a winter’s evening at Derry’s 22nd annual Chili Cook-Off & Square Dance! We begin with a chili supper in Fellowship Hall. Those attending should bring a dish to pass: salad, dessert, or a favorite chili recipe. Informal judging will determine cook-off winners in the chili and dessert categories, and best-dressed adult, boy and...

College of Elders and Deacons

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

All Derry members who have ever been ordained as an Elder or Deacon are invited to the 2023 “College of Elders and Deacons.” This is an opportunity to share your thoughts, experiences, concerns, and joys as Derry has transitioned out of COVID. Together we will build on what is going well and identify where gaps...

“Engage Stories” Live Storytelling Event

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

IN-PERSON-ONLY EVENT You’re invited to join us in Room 7 for Engage Stories, where we gather to listen to diverse stories told by our Derry friends, and engage with them through curious questions. It’s an opportunity to learn from the lived experiences of others. The theme for this event is “I was wrong.” Each storyteller will...

Mendelssohn Piano Trio

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Felix Mendelssohn described "the essence of the beautiful is unity in a variety." Inspired by this idea, Mendelssohn Piano Trio explores richness of the genre in three stylistically different compositions with their March 26 program. From Tyzen Hsiao’s “Formosa” Trio, a poetic tribute to natural beauty of Taiwan, and Beethoven’s uplifting Piano Trio Op. 70, No....

Event Series Men’s Breakfast

Men’s Breakfast

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Charlie Koch and friends offer a delicious hot cooked breakfast in Fellowship Hall served with great conversation and a brief devotion. During Lent, the breakfast is offered every Wednesday. It would be very helpful to know how many men are planning to attend: please RSVP to Charlie Koch

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 Dan Dorty, and soloists Christyan Seay and Linda Trescher. Pastor Stephen will offer a meditation....

Good Friday Worship

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Worship in the Chapel led by Pastor Stephen, featuring "At the Foot of the Cross" liturgy and readings from Iona, Scotland.

African Children’s Choir

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

The internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir returns to Derry Church to present their “Just As I Am” hymn tour that combines traditional hymns with African cultural sounds and a stunning visual story of God’s faithfulness. The African Children’s Choir last performed here in 2009. A free will offering will be received. No tickets needed: first come,...

“Cruise with Us” Lunch and Fellowship Event

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Get on board for a tropical three-course lunch served in Fellowship Hall by our kid’s fellowship! It’s for anyone who considers themselves a senior. You’ll enjoy fresh greens and fruit, chicken kebabs over rice, and assorted pastries for dessert — plus the chance to fellowship around the table with Derry Church friends. Purchase tickets ($10...

Lasses & Lassies Banquet

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

The menu includes appetizers, roast beef, ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, gravy and cake. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available on request. This years’ program is Bridal Show with members of both churches modeling dresses worn in their own or a family member’s wedding. $15/person over age 12, $7 for ages 4-12. Purchase tickets on Sunday...

Voices of the Valley Presents “Through Love to Light: A Test of Courage”

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Now in their 45th concert season, Voices of the Valley will share their joy of singing by presenting works by Aaron Copland, Moses Hogan, Ysaye Barnwell, Cyndi Lauper, Andre J. Thomas, Eric Whitacre and more. Voices of the Valley had its inception as the Alumni Chorale of Lebanon Valley College. Since 2014, Gregg Mauroni has served as the...

Church Picnic

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

The church picnic is coming up! Get ready for food, fun and fellowship for all ages to enjoy. On the menu: pulled pork, pulled chicken, hot dogs, baked beans, cookies, cole slaw, veggie tray, watermelon, chips, and beverages. Cost is $8 per person, free for ages six & under. RSVP and pay online or on Sunday...

Vacation Bible School 2023: A Place at the Table

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

SUNDAY, JULY 9 – THURSDAY, JULY 13 5:30-7:30 PM This year’s Vacation Bible School theme is “A Place at the Table.”  We’ll spend our week listening to stories that teach us how fulfilling it can be to gather around the table with friends, family, strangers and even our enemies. Our stories will encourage us, strengthen...

GriefShare Support Group Begins

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...

Corn Roast

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

This year’s corn roast at the Leader farm features delicious corn on the cob roasted over hot coals, plus hot dogs and soft drinks. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. There’s a pond for fishing (bring your own gear) and plenty of activities and games for all ages to enjoy. The corn...

Worship Celebrating our Covenant with Animals

In celebration of all of God’s creatures and their presence in our lives, Derry Church offers its 16th annual worship service that includes a hands-on blessing of animals and the people with whom they live. Animals on leash, in a kennel, or otherwise controlled are invited to attend along with their owners. Praise songs and...

Organ and Piano Duets

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Two renowned Central Pennsylvania musicians will perform organ and piano duets on Derry Church’s Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ and Steinway & Sons concert grand piano Tyler Canonico, nationally acclaimed organist and Minister of Music and Organist at Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, and Derry's own Director of Music and organist Dan Dorty will present the works...

2023 CROP Walk

Milton Hershey School

  The 38th Annual Hershey/Hummelstown CROP Hunger Walk is right around the corner! On Sunday, Oct 22 churches from the Hershey/Hummelstown area join together with Church World Service to raise funds to end hunger around the world and here at home. 25% of the funds raised stay here to support local food banks and feeding...

Trunk or Treat

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Families, you’re invited to enjoy a safe space to “Trunk or Treat” with your little ones in the back church parking lot. There is no cost to participate, simply come in costume and enjoy saying hello and trick-or-treating with your church friends. Individuals, couples and families can join the fun by decorating their vehicles and...

“Surviving the Holidays” GriefShare Workshop

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

10 AM - 12 PM SATURDAY, NOV 4 IN ROOM 7 For those grieving the loss of a loved one, this workshop helps with support, encouragement and advice for the upcoming holiday season. Facing the holiday season after a death of a loved one can be more difficult than friends and even family members may...

Rizzetta’s Tones: Celtic Americana Band in Concert

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

4 PM SUNDAY, NOV 5 IN THE SANCTUARY • FREE WILL OFFERING • AN ARTS ALIVE EVENT Rizzetta's Tones is a Celtic Americana band comprised of 'fraternal twin' hammer dulcimers, silver flute, high and low whistles, guitar, bass guitar, plus alto and bass melodions. Their sound is often spiced up with button accordion, Greek bouzouki,...

Cookie Walk and Jumbles Shop

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

The Presbyterian Women of Derry Presbyterian Church will hold its popular cookie walk in Fellowship Hall, offering a wide variety of home-baked cookies (including gluten-free) for sale by the pound. Customers can mix and match to create an assortment of their favorites. Some cookies and baked goods will be individually priced. Proceeds will support mission...

Celebrate 25 Years of Pakistan Schools’ Denationalization

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

12 PM SATURDAY, DEC 2 IN ROOM 7B Derry friends, you're invited to a "Zoom Party" to celebrate 25 years since the denationalization of Presbyterian Education Board (PEB) schools in Pakistan. We'll connect online with PEB's Executive Director Veda Gill and other staff members as they share stories and pictures of the past and dreams...

Blood Drive

Give the gift of life this Christmas season! Click here to sign up for your time slot or call 1-800-771-0059. The blood drive takes place in Fellowship Hall. Everyone who comes in to donate will receive a $5 Funcks’ gift card and two admission vouchers to the Pennsylvania Auto Show. Walk-ins also welcome.

Event Series 2023 Christmas Concert: Gaudete!

2023 Christmas Concert: Gaudete!

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

"Gaudete" is a fancy word for "Rejoice," and that's what the singers and ringers will be doing plenty of at Derry's 2023 Christmas concert. Featuring our Sanctuary Choir, Derry Ringers, harp and orchestra, you can look forward to hearing works including Angels Carol, In the Bleak Midwinter, Carol of the Bells, and opportunities for the audience...

Event Series Terrific Tuesday

Terrific Tuesday

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Tuesdays are Terrific at Derry Church! Stop in Fellowship Hall between 5-5:45 pm to enjoy a delicious entrée, vegetables, salad, drink and dessert. The cost is just $5 for ages 6 and over while children age 5 and under are free. . No need to RSVP! Following the meal, Derry Church offers music & arts...

Longest Night Worship

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died; it may be a time that has always been difficult. The constant refrain on radio and television, in shopping malls and churches, about the happiness of the season, about getting together with...

Christmas Eve at Derry Church

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

All worship services are held in the Sanctuary • Live streaming at 5 PM & 7:30 PM 8:30-10 am: Breakfast in Fellowship Hall (donation supports mission) 10:30 am One service on the fourth Sunday in Advent, in the Sanctuary and live streaming Celebrate the birth of our savior at three distinctive Christmas Eve candlelight worship services...

Christmas Day at Derry Church

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Come as you are for a worship service in the Chapel that includes carol singing and a Christmas story, followed by refreshments, fellowship, and a birthday cake for Jesus.

GriefShare Support Group Begins

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

2-4 PM WEDNESDAYS: JAN 10-APR 3 IN THE JOHN ELDER CLASSROOM 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...

Event Series Health Time with Nurse Beckie

Health Time with Nurse Beckie

“Health Time with Nurse Beckie “ is a new one-hour health class on Zoom presented by our own Faith Community Nurse, Beckie Freiberg. Click to join her on the fourth Tuesday of each month to discuss a new health topic. Beckie will give a 15-20 minute presentation, followed by discussion and questions. You and your...

Spaghetti Dinner

$10 PER PERSON • FREE FOR CHILDREN IN KINDERGARTEN & YOUNGER The Derry Church-sponsored Cub Scout Pack 200 and Troop 2200 invite you to a spaghetti lunch fundraiser in Fellowship Hall. The meal includes spaghetti, sauce, salad, roll, drink, and dessert. Gluten free and meat-free sauce options available, as well as take-out. Proceeds will support...

Ash Wednesday Worship

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

This contemplative hour-long service in the Chapel, led by Pastor Stephen, will include a sermon and celebration of the Lord’s supper along with imposition of ashes. 

Chili Cook-off & Square Dance

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

Homemade chili and square dancing highlight Derry Church’s 23nd Annual Chili Cook-Off and Square Dance. There is no charge to attend, and all ages are welcome. The evening begins with a chili supper. Those attending should bring a dish to pass: salad, dessert, cornbread, or a favorite chili recipe. Informal judging determines cook-off winners in...

Presbyterian Women’s Winter Tea

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

All females 1-day to 100+ years are invited to the 2024 Winter Tea. Attendees are asked to bring a stuffed animal or memory of one to share with the group. It can be a favorite or one not so well loved for a reason. It’s a great time to get to know fellow members and...

Event Series Tuesday Evening Worship

Tuesday Evening Worship

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

On Tuesday evenings we gather in the intimate setting of our historic Chapel for informal worship with communion. Come sing and pray and receive the sacrament of the Lord's Supper. We'd love to see you!

Hershey Ministerium Lenten Worship at Derry Church

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

The churches of the Hershey Ministerium invite you to noontime worship followed by lunch ($5 suggested donation). It’s a great way to add devotional time to your Lenten practice as we gather in community with our Christian neighbors. 2024 Schedule: 12 pm Wednesday, Mar 6: Derry Church Sanctuary with lunch in Fellowship Hall Led by...

Hymn Festival

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

4 PM SUNDAY, MARCH 17 IN THE SANCTUARY, IN PERSON ONLY • FREE WILL OFFERING • AN ARTS ALIVE EVENT Whether you enjoy singing hymns or listening to hymns as a way to pray and hear scripture, this concert is for you! Linda Tedford, Artistic Director, Founder and Conductor of the renowned Susquehanna Chorale, will...

Easter Egg Hunts

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

For children age 0 through fifth grade! No charge to attend. Egg hunters will be sorted into these three groups: Birth through 36 months Age 3 – first grade Grades 2-5 Bring your own basket/bucket/bag to collect eggs and meet in Fellowship Hall. All egg hunts begin at 10:15 am. In the event of inclement...

Maundy Thursday Worship

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

This year’s Maundy Thursday service, “Seven Actions,” is an alternative to a traditional Tenebrae liturgy. The liturgy focuses on the account of the Last Supper in John 13. Seven candles are lit during the service in response to seven actions, which are noted during the narrative. The lit candles offer a reminder of the presence...

Good Friday Worship

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

“Seven Moments” is our Good Friday service of prayer and reflection recalling seven moments during the day of the death of Jesus based on the Gospel of John. After each reading, one of seven candles that were lit on Maundy Thursday will be extinguished, as in a traditional Tenebrae service. This service, led by Pastor...

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. Live streaming at 10:30 am. Breakfast is served from 8:30-10 am in Fellowship Hall. Chef Charlie Koch and friends are serving egg casserole, sausage, fruit,...

Paloma School of Irish Dance

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

 Twenty-five talented dancers from the Paloma School of Irish Dance will take the stage in the Sanctuary at Derry Church to perform both spirited soft shoe numbers and heart-pounding hard shoe pieces. The program is part of the church’s 2024 Arts Alive Cultural Series, and a free-will offering will be received. Founded in 2015 with...

Learning Tour: A Local Legacy of Native American Peoples

Join us to learn about the history and legacy of Native American Peoples in our region. Darvin L. Martin will lead us on a driving tour throughout Dauphin, Lancaster and York counties so we can learn about the interactions between Native Peoples and European colonists. The group will make several stops so participants can walk...

Lasses & Lassies Banquet

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

"Herstory at Derry" (300 Years of Herstory)  is the theme for the 2024 Lasses and Lassies Banquet in Fellowship Hall.  On the menu: appetizers of fresh vegetables and cheese, a tossed salad, stuffed chicken breast, green beans, creamed corn, rolls and butter, and cake. Cost is $15 for females 12 and older, $5 for 4-11,...

Arts Alive Presents: Anthracite Marimba

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

AN ARTS ALIVE EVENT • FREE WILL OFFERING Percussionist Bob Nowak takes the stage with five talented musicians to play some of his favorite tunes for marimbas, including "Bolero," selections from "Carmen," March from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Joplin Rag Medley." Bob played timpani for our Easter Sunday services, and for the past...

Group Bicycle Ride

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

All bike riders are invited to join Derry Church’s first Wellness Connections group bicycle ride and outdoor fellowship. No prior group bicycle ride experience is necessary. No one will be left behind. We gather in the fellowship hall, ready to ride at 12:30 pm. A short pre-ride orientation will provide riders an opportunity to choose from one of...

“A Matter of Balance” Class

Derry Presbyterian Church 248 East Derry Road, Hershey

This class is at capacity: email Beckie Freiberg, RN to be added to the waitlist. For those who have concerns about falling, Derry Church presents the award-winning program, “A Matter of Balance” from 2-4 pm Mondays, April 1 through May 20. Classes will be held in room 7. There is no charge to attend. Classes...

Church Picnic

FELLOWSHIP HALL AND FRONT LAWN It’s almost time for the church picnic! Get ready for food, fun and fellowship for all ages. On the menu: meat from Mission Bar-B-Q along with coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad, rolls, ice cream and beverages. No need to RSVP. Suggested donation of $8 per person (free for ages six & under)...

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...

Event Series Tech Time!

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...