Connect Options

We have Sunday Connect Groups and mid-week groups.

Connect Groups

18.24 Tuesday Nights

Our 18.24 Connect Group is for anyone ages 18 to 24.

On Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9 PM you are invited to hang out with other young adults your age, enjoy a meal together and various outdoor activities.

Each week you will meet in a local home of someone within the Hershey Free Church community.

For weekly updates text 1824 to 717-220-4540.


July 2 | Bob and Stephanie Ebersole | 2429 Church Road, Hummelstown

July 9 | Shank Park | Bullfrog Valley Road, Hummelstown

July 16 | Jeff and Ginny McIlhenny | 7048A Red Top Road, Harrisburg*

*Special Instructions: Park on the street but be mindful of driveways.

July 23 | Pete and Karen Johnson | 1210 Fishburn Road, Hershey*

*Special Instructions: Park at Fishburn Methodist Church and walk over.

July 30 | Bob and Martha Phillips | 128 Horseshoe Trail Lane, Palmyra*

*Special Instructions: Limited parking; carpool if possible.

August 6 | Pete and Karen Johnson | 1210 Fishburn Road, Hershey*

*Special Instructions: Park at Fishburn Methodist Church and walk over.

August 13 | David and Janice Craft | 121 Savannah Drive, Hummelstown

Sunday Adult 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 meet every Sunday morning. It's 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

Parents of children birth through grade 5 (KidStep Parent Connect)—Room 302

KidStep Parent Connect meets on the following dates:

June 2, 16 and 30

July 14

August 11 and 25

Allen and Tiffany Dark | | 479-586-8976

Ages 55 and up (Caring Servants)—Room 301

Tom and Corinne Sechrist | | 717-561-8675

Ages 65 and up (Barnabas)—Room 401

Chuck and Judy Musser | | 717-272-2292

10:30 AM Groups

Parents of students grades 6 through 12 (Student Parent Connect)—Room 401

Kyle & Debbie Wallace | | 254-717-2706

Ages 18 to 24 (18.24)—Room 404

Anna Zipprick |

Text 1824 to 717-220-4540 to join the texting group. 

Ages 25 to mid-30s (Millennials)—Room 302

Chris Large | | 843-443-5087

Ages 45 and up (The Loft)—Room 303

Michael Murray | | 717-533-2750

Developmentally disabled adults (King's Corps)—Room 10

Monthly socials for King’s Corps participants occur throughout the academic year.

Michelle Furjanic | | 717-561-1848

Women's Groups

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.

Tuesday Women's Connect meets from 9:15 to 11:30 AM in the auditorium (light refreshments and childcare are provided). This group is currently on a break for summer but will resume in the fall.

Wednesday Women's Connect meets from 7 to 8:30 PM in room 10. This group is currently on a break for summer but will resume in the fall.

Moms Connect provides an environment for mothers of preschoolers to grow in their faith and be encouraged, challenged, and equipped as women, wives, and mothers in the name of Jesus Christ. It also gives opportunity for them to connect with other moms, share mothering ideas and suggestions, and be guided by mentor mothers’ wisdom and experience. Moms Connect meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:15 AM in the auditorium. Limited childcare is available for a fee. Contact Tiffany Dark regarding possible openings for Moms Connect.

Men's Groups

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.

Tuesday Men's Connect meets from 6 to 7 AM in the Core Cafe. Breakfast is provided. This group is currently on a break for summer but will resume in the fall.

Thursday Men's Connect meets from 7 to 8:30 PM in room 401 every second and fourth Thursday. This group is currently on a break for summer but will resume in the fall.

Live/Love/Lead Groups

Click here to indicate your interest in finding out more about Live/Love/Lead groups.

What is Live/Love/Lead?

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. What does this look like?

Living with Jesus is not merely practicing habits of Bible study and prayer out of duty. Rather it is taking the time to be with Jesus through reflecting on his Word to us and creating space to hear the Spirit speaking to us. It is intentionally developing rhythms that help us become more like Christ.

Loving like Jesus flows naturally from being with him. As we receive his gift of love, we give it out of the overflow of what we have received from him. As we become more and more aware of his great love to us, we intentionally look for opportunities to give that love away.

Leading others to do the same is a result of the joy we experience in our relationship with Jesus. Out of that relationship, we intentionally engage others in our sphere of influence to take next steps in living with Jesus and loving like Jesus.

Will you accept his invitation to Live, Love, and Lead as his disciple?

To join a Live/Love/Lead Group or to learn about additional Connect Groups that meet on Sunday mornings or throughout the week, email Deb Hinkel or text CONNECT to 717-455-3048.

Adult Groups


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 summer study is Romans Part 4—Life as a Living Sacrifice. We'll read Romans 12–16 and talk about how redemption, justification, and propitiation enable us to live righteously as we serve God. We meet Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM in room 10.

Senior Adult Bible Fellowship

The monthly Senior Adult Bible Fellowship offers an opportunity for fellowship around God's Word and through worship using some familiar hymns. We meet every 1st Wednesday of each month (September through June) at 10:45 AM in the auditorium. Stay afterward for lunch.

Senior Adult Strength Training

Band Together is a senior adult strength training 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. We meet Mondays and Thursdays from 11 AM to 12 PM in room 10.