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 will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, in the sanctuary at 248 E. Derry Road, Hershey.

The service will also be livestreamed on and

“For those who are facing the sadness of divorce or broken relationships or grief over the loss of a loved one, this special service will give people an opportunity to remember and to acknowledge sadness and grief, and to know that they are not alone,” said Rev. Dr. Marie Buffaloe, parish associate for congregational life and care.

“The Longest Night service can also offer solace to those anxious about employment or financial instability, or facing a frightening diagnosis. This worship service with communion — on one of the longest, darkest nights of the year — intentionally acknowledges the pain and offers comfort.”
For more information, call the church office at (717) 533-9667 or visit

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