We have Sunday Connect Groups and mid-week 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). Our winter session begins January 8. Register now.
Wednesday Women's Connect meets from 7 to 8:30 PM in room 10. Our winter session begins January 9. Register now.
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.
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. Each week we gather for small group discussions centered around the previous Sunday's sermon. Breakfast is provided. Our winter session begins January 8.
Thursday Men's Connect meets from 7 to 8:30 PM every other week in room 404. The first series in our winter session will be Kingdom Man by Tony Evans. Our winter session begins February 7.
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.
Creative Arts Gathering
We believe that God created all people to create. We also believe God has uniquely gifted some people in creativity. We are inviting all creative-types and artists, no matter what your discipline, of every skill level to build community with one another. Join us every 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 PM in the Core Cafe (unless otherwise noted).
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 next study is Lord, I need Grace to Make It Today by Kay Arthur. There are times when we all wonder if we’ll make it in life—and if it's even worth trying. Feelings of unworthiness and guilt over past sins, times of spiritual weakness and inadequacy—the burdens seem overwhelming. Don’t give up! God’s grace is available freely and lavishly for all who would take it. If you long for the covering of God’s grace, let Kay Arthur guide you through the Word of God. Discover how to appropriate God’s grace for every situation and every emotion you must face. We meet Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM in room 10. Our spring session begins March 5. Register here by February 11.
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. Please note that we will not be meeting in January; we will meet again February 6.
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 302.
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 ( 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month)
Allen and Tiffany Dark | firstname.lastname@example.org | 479-586-8976
Ages 55 and up (Caring Servants)—Room 301
Tom and Corinne Sechrist | email@example.com | 717-561-8675
Ages 65 and up (Barnabas)—Room 401
Chuck and Judy Musser | firstname.lastname@example.org | 717-272-2292
10:30 AM Groups
Parents of students grades 6 through 12 (Student Parent Connect)—Room 401
Kyle & Debbie Wallace | email@example.com | 254-717-2706
Ages 18 to 24 (18.24)—Room 404
Anna Zipprick | firstname.lastname@example.org
Text 1824 to 717-220-4540 to join the texting group.
Ages 25 to mid-30s (Millennials)—Room 302
Chris Large | email@example.com | 843-443-5087
Ages 45 and up (The Loft)—Room 303
Michael Murray | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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 | email@example.com | 717-561-1848