CORE is a place for high school and middle school students to connect with one another, with older mentors, and with Jesus. Our vision is to be an encouraging community of disciples sent to build the Kingdom of God.
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CORE meets on Sundays at 10:30 AM in the Core Cafe. Whether you are in middle school or high school, come join us for a time of community, intergenerational discipleship, snacks, fun and games, and applicable teaching of God's Word. On Sunday mornings we seek to create a learning environment that equips and challenges students with the essentials to be a committed disciple maker beyond high school.
There will be NO Sunday CORE on May 29.
The last Sunday CORE is June 12.
The first Sunday CORE and Promotion Sunday is September 11.
CORE meets on Wednesdays from 6:45 to 8:45 PM. High School meets in the Auditorium and Middle School meets in the 400s. Our purpose is to create a fun environment that develops deep relationships, engages students on their faith journey, and seeks to pursue God's way of living. Students are invited to participate in games, hear biblical teaching that is applicable to their lives, and grow in discipleship through small groups.
CORE Wednesdays will begin again in the fall.
KREW | June 13 -17 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM
While CORE is not physically traveling to go on a mission trip this summer, we are thinking about how we can be on mission in our own community! This summer CORE is partnering with KidStep to challenge all of our CORE students to intentionally serve on mission by volunteering at KREW. Each year we invite our Hershey Free kids and kids from the community to join us for a week of Bible teaching, crafts, and fun that we call KREW (KidStep's Really Exciting Week). CORE students can serve in multiple areas that will enable them to get practical, hands-on experience in leading, discipling, and mentoring our younger generations. You can sign up to volunteer at the link below or email KidStep with any questions. We need you to make this ministry work - we can't do it without you!
CORE in the sanctuary | Starting June 19 | 10:30 AM
As students graduate, we often hear feedback that going to church feels foreign because they never had a chance to sit in a sanctuary service and participate with their church family in communion, baptism, worship, and teaching. For this reason, beginning June 19, we are dedicating an area of the sanctuary specifically for CORE students and leaders. We encourage students to come to church and sit in the CORE section or with their families!
CORE Summer Nights | June 22 & August 17
Save the date for the upcoming CORE Summer Nights! On June 22, bring your friends and join CORE for a movie night under the tent from 7 to 9 PM! More information will be shared closer to the event, but mark your calendars now for the August 17 Summer Night from 7 to 8:30 PM so you don't miss it!
July Competition | Wednesdays in July | 7 to 8:30 PM
Wednesday evenings this July, CORE will be competing in a month-long competition. Teams will be randomly generated and remain together for the entirety of the competition. Each week teams will have the opportunity to earn points that will add up throughout the month. It all kicks off Wednesday, July 6, from 7 to 8:30 PM!