CORE Student Ministries Events & Registrations

A Place for the Next Generation

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. We meet on Sundays at 10:30 AM and Wednesdays at 6:45 PM. Both Sunday and Wednesday meeting times have a blend of games, community, small and large group teaching, and discipleship. 


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Upcoming CORE Opportunities

CORE Christmas Pajama Party | December 15 | 6:45 to 8:45 PM

Come decked out in your fuzzy slippers and Christmas PJ's and join us for a cookie & hot cocoa bar, games, white elephant exchange, a Christmas message, small groups, and a whole lot of holiday fun! Middle school students should bring a new or gently used gift that is wrapped and costs $2 or less. High school students should bring a new or gently used gift that is wrapped and costs $5 or less. We can't wait to celebrate with you!


Winterblast | Camp Orchard Hill | January 28 - 30, 2022

Middle school and high school students are invited to participate in our weekend-long Winter Retreat, at Camp Orchard Hill, in Dallas PA. The dates for this event are January 28th - 30th (Friday-Saturday). Our time at Winterblast will include group competitions, games and winter activities, large group teaching and worship, small groups, and intentional community building.


Registration is currently closed. If you would like to be added to the wait list please email Pastor Nick.


If a financial need exists we are happy to offer a variety of ways to offset the cost. There are opportunities to purchase grocery cards from the church which will then put money into your student's account. We also have a scholarship program in place to assist families. Please know that funds will never keep a student from participating in one of our trips. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Kayla Joseph.

CORE Sundays

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.


At this point, masks are only required in the sanctuary during the 9 AM service, starting October 17. Masks remain optional for CORE.


There will be NO Sunday CORE on December 26 and January 2.


CORE Wednesdays

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. On the 1st Wednesday of the month, CORE will meet in local home groups rather than at Hershey Free.


There will be NO Wednesday night CORE on December 22 and 29.


No Home Groups for January - instead, on January 5, all of CORE will gather for a church-wide Scavenger Hunt at Hershey Free. Regular Home Groups will begin Wednesday, February 2.


Texting Groups

We are super excited to share another way of getting information to you asap - texting groups! Simply opt in by texting the number with the appropriate keyword and you will be all set up.


Text the appropriate keyword to 717-537-9172

Middle School Parents Keyword = MParents

High School Parents Keyword = HParents

Middle School Students Keyword = COREMS

High School Students Keyword = COREHS