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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. Theses 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 20 to 50 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 or via Zoom as an alternative to in-person.
Leaders: Jeff and Sue Taylor | 717-418-8542
Barnabas (Ages 65 and up)
Meeting Sundays in room 402 or via Zoom as an alternative to in-person.
Leaders: Chuck and Judy Musser | 717-272-2292
10:30 AM Groups
18.24 (Ages 18 to 24)
Meeting Sundays in room 403 or via Zoom as an alternative to in-person.
For information, please email 18.24
Millennials (Ages 25 to mid-30s)
Meeting Sundays in the Courtyard (rain location: room 302) or via Zoom as an alternative to in-person.
Leader: Caitlin Wilkinson | 814-207-5606
KidStep Parent Connect (Parents of children birth through grade 5)
Meeting on the second and fourth Sundays of the month under the tent.
Leaders: John and Brenda Hollenbach | 717-215-5808
Student Parent Connect (Parents of students grades 6 through 12)
Meeting Sundays in room 402.
Leaders: Kyle & Debbie Wallace | 254-717-2706
During May and June, Student Parent Connect will be discussing "contending prayer." The goal of this topic is to understand how social media (TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, etc.) can affect and influence our students, and seek to help them and their families navigate this culture well. All parents are welcome to join us.
LOFT (Ages 45 and up)
Meeting Sundays in room 303 or via Zoom.
Leader: Sylvia Hernley | 717-475-1070
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
Alpha is a series of sessions that focuses on different questions around faith and is designed to create conversation. As a church, we know the importance of being together and building friendships. We also believe that one of the best ways you can learn about Christianity, explore some of life’s deep questions, and discover things about faith in Jesus is by being with other people asking questions. Alpha is an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your perspective in an honest and open environment. If you have any questions about faith, Christianity, or just need someone to talk to, contact Dave Hyatt or phone 717-533-4848. Alpha will begin again in the fall.
Whether this is your first Sunday, you have been with us a few months, or several years, we want you to find community and friendships. These last few months have made community look a bit different, but our values have not changed. We encourage everyone to be part of a small group, which we call a Live/Love/Lead Group. These groups are typically 8 to 12 people who gather twice a month to encourage each other, build friendships, explore the Word of God, and do life together. Twice a year, we have a Starter Group Event where you'll have the opportunity to meet new people and try the small group experience. Our next Starter Group Night will be Sunday, August 29 at 6 PM. Questions? Contact Deb Hinkel or Nik Schatz.
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. Our Women's Groups will begin to meet again in the fall.
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 morning connect
Small groups are formed for discussion on a variety of topics. The small groups will meet on Tuesday mornings in local restaurants. The four locations are Palmyra, Hershey, Hummelstown, and Elizabethtown. Exact times will vary depending on the location. If you are interested in joining a group please email Nik Schatz to get connected.
men's evening connect
Senior Adult Groups
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. Strength training is held every week on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 AM to 12 PM in room 302.