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Sunday Connect Groups
We know that attending a new place can be intimidating, and it is our strong desire to help you form connections and relationships at Hershey Free. Our Sunday Adult Connect Groups are a great place to start. These groups are a great way to begin to get to know a smaller group of people and study God's Word together. They are based on life stages and average 15 to 30 people. The classes meet during the 9 and 10:30 AM services, so it is possible to attend a group and a worship service on Sunday morning.
9 AM Groups
Caring Servants (Ages 55 and up )
Meeting Sundays in room 301.
Leaders: Jeff and Sue Taylor | 717-418-8542
Barnabas (Ages 65 and up)
Meeting Sundays in room 402.
Leaders: Ron and Lorraine Royer | 717-867-1021
KidStep Parent Connect (Parents of children birth through grade 5)
Meeting December 4 & 18 in room 302.
On December 11, they will be Christmas caroling from 4-7 PM at the Hollenbach’s home: 169 Brinser Rd, Hummelstown.
Leaders: John and Brenda Hollenbach | 717-215-5808
10:30 AM Groups
Beyond (Ages 18 to 22)
Meeting Sundays in room 20.
Leader: Mark and Cynthia Wakefield | 717-319-6785
The Branch (Ages 23 to mid-30s)
Meeting Sundays in room 302.
Leader: Caitlin Wilkinson | 814-207-5606
Student Parent Connect (Parents of students grades 6 through 12)
Meeting Sundays in room 403.
Leader: Ria Blackwell | 717-982-7179
LOFT (Ages 45 and up)
Meeting Sundays in room 303.
Leader: Michael Murray | 717-304- 3168
King's Corps (Developmentally disabled adults)
Meet Sundays in room 10.
Leader: Michelle Furjanic | 717-561-1848
Monthly socials for King’s Corps occur on the first Friday of the month from September to June.
Leader: Vickie Miller | 717-507-3659
The invitation of Jesus is to become his disciple and follow his way of life. At Hershey Free Church, we define it this way: A disciple is someone who lives with Jesus, loves like Jesus, and leads others to do the same. One way we live out our value of living, loving, and leading is to encourage you to be intentional with your personal relationship with God. Because we value doing life together, we encourage you to participate in a Live/Love/Lead Group. These groups are designed so that you get to know a small group of people really well. As you learn about each other and do life together, you begin to see God at work in your lives.
Twice a year, we have a Starter Live/Love/Lead Event where you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people and try the small group experience. Our next Starter Group Event will be Sunday, March 12 at 6 PM in the Core Cafe. Questions? Contact Deb Hinkel or Nik Schatz.
Precepts | Tuesdays | 9 to 11:30 AM | Room 10
Precepts is an inductive Bible Study where members have the opportunity to fellowship and engage with one another while deepening their walk with Christ. Our study continues with the Kings and Prophets Series on Tuesdays, beginning January 24, from 9 to 11:30 AM in room 10. The cost for the books is $32.25. You can purchase your books after attending the first session. Please register by January 3. Questions, contact Mary Lejcar.
Our Women's Ministries connect opportunities are designed to not only teach but also encourage and equip the women of our church to move out into their communities and make an impact for Christ. We want all women to know that they are a part of a community of believers. We want to walk with you, challenge you, and support you as God moves in your life and heart.
Women's Connect will meet again after Christmas.
Women's Evening Connect | Tuesdays | 7 to 8:30 PM | Core Cafe | Contact Brenda Kephart with any questions.
Moms Connect | 2nd and 4th Wednesdays | 9:30 to 11:30 AM | Auditorium
Moms Connect is for moms of preschoolers to connect with other moms, share mothering ideas and suggestions, and be guided by mentor mothers’ wisdom and experience. The cost is $5. There is limited child care available for an additional fee. Contact Moms Connect leadership with any questions.
The purpose of Men’s Connect is to equip men to be Christ-centered leaders at home, work, church, and in their communities. We seek to provide ways for men to grow in their faith. We hope to encourage husbands, fathers, and sons as they walk their journey of faith.
Men's Evening Connect | Wednesdays | 6:45 to 8:45 PM | Room 10
There are many things pulling for our attention. It’s hard to find time and make space for God and for Christian friendships. This is one of the reasons why Men’s Evening Connect was formed. Men of all ages can spend time together, hearing from each other, and learning what it means to be a man of God. Contact Kent Bailey with any questions.
Saturday Men's Breakfast | 2nd Saturday of the month | 8 to 9:30 AM | Core Cafe
Are you looking for a no pressure environment that includes breakfast? Every second Saturday, all men are invited to enjoy a meal, spend time in prayer, and simply be together. A $5 donation is suggested. No registration is required. The next Men's Breakfast is December 10.
Young Adult Group
Beyond (High School) is for any young adult in college or starting a career ages 18-22. Beyond meets Sundays at 10:30 AM in room 403. Find more information here. Sign up for updates by texting Beyond to 717-537-9172.
The Branch is a connect group for young adults age 23 and up, both single and married. They meet Sundays at 10:30 AM in room 302 and have various get togethers throughout the year. Follow their Instagram Page @thebranchhfc and check out their monthly newsletter here.
Senior Adult Groups
Senior Adult Strength Training | Mondays & Thursdays | 11 AM to 12 PM | Room 302
Senior Adult Strength Training, Band Together, is a group that uses stretch bands of various tensions to help those with limited mobility to regain and maintain strength and flexibility. Please note that anyone over age 70 will need to have their doctor’s clearance to participate.
Senior Adult Bible Fellowship & Luncheon | 1st Wednesday of the month | 10:45 AM to 12:45 PM | Auditorium
Senior Adult Bible Fellowship & Luncheon meets on the first Wednesday of each month September through June (except January). This is an opportunity to fellowship around God's Word and through worship of familiar hymns, followed by lunch together. There is a $3 suggested donation for the lunch. Please register by the Monday prior to the lunch by calling (717) 712-8936.