Spring 2015 Mystery Dinner Theater Is Coming!

We have selected the next dinner theater to be presented by members of Strasburg Christian Church the weekend of March 20-22, 2015: “Mystery at Mike’s.”
This fun play includes roles for 6 men and 6 women, so PLEASE let me know if you are interested in being in this show! We will have an organizational meeting and first rehearsal on Sunday, January 4 at 1 p.m. in Wake Hall! There will also be lots of “extras” needed to serve as waiters. Here is the synopsis of the show: It's Opening Night at a new 1950's Style Restaurant – Mike's 50's Cafe. Guests arrive dressed in fifties attire ready to Celebrate! As the night progresses, secrets will be revealed. However, some characters are desperate to keep things hidden. And when one person decides that eliminating someone is the only solution, the audience is called on to help solve the Crime. Who did it? How did he/she do it? And why? Fun for everyone!!! AND it is a great fundraiser for the church!

Judy Rinker

Rev. David C. Derby


Rev. David C. Derby, 80, of Clay, NY, died June 23, 2014.

Rev. Derby grew up near Auburn, NY graduating from Port Byron HS and Lynchburg College, VA with a B.A. degree in 1955. He was conferred a Master of Divinity degree in 1958 from Colgate Rochester Divinity School, NY.

He was Ordained in the First Christian Church, Auburn, (Now United Church of Christ) in 1954, while still a Senior in College.

As a student, he served as Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Naola, VA and Lake Ave. Methodist Church, Rochester, NY.

He served as pastor of three Disciples of Christ congregations in Virginia including Grafton Christian Church, and for 35 years at Laurel Hill Christian and Strasburg Christian Churches. He served on the Strasburg Town Council, hospital Chaplaincy, radio ministry,

Community Relief and Compassion Cupboard.

He served a 13-year pastorate with Malden Road UCC in Mattydale. During the course of his pastoral experience he served the wider Church as Chair of Finance, Clergy, Personnel and as Regional Moderator for the Christian Church (DOC) in Virginia.

Most recently, serving as Secretary of the NY Conference Commission on Ministry and member at large on the Oneida Assoc. General Ministry Team. He served as Elder Trustee and chair of the Response Committee of the Christian Church (DOC), Northeastern Region.

He is author of the book, Thank God and Take Courage.

Surviving are Phyllis H. Derby, his beloved wife of 59 years; son David, and wife, Young Hee Derby of Windsor Locks, CT; brother, Jon Derby of New Bern, NC; and two sisters, Ruth Anne Barnhardt of Bloomington, IN and Sheryl Douglas of New Bern, NC.

Memorials may be made to Malden Road UCC, 108 Malden Rd., Mattydale, NY 13211 or Colgate Rochester Divinity School, 1100 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.

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Strasburg, Virginia 22657


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