Our mission is “Joining Children on their Spiritual Journey.” The purpose of KidStep is to intentionally focus on ways that we can help children from birth through fifth grade take next steps of faith.
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If you are unable to attend on a Sunday morning, you can watch the service as a family and print off the weekly Just for Kids document for your kid(s) to be able to participate in the service with you as well! A new Just for Kids will be available each Sunday.
Upcoming KidStep Opportunities
We would love to be able to keep all our KidStep classes open on Sunday mornings, but we need your help to make that happen! Our hope is that parents would volunteer to serve a minimum of two Sundays over the next four months, between now and January 31. Hershey Free policy is that there are two adults (18+) in each room, and everyone who serves must have current PA Child Abuse Clearances. If you don’t have clearances, we will get the paperwork completed and submitted as soon as possible. We have all the forms needed and will cover any costs. Please let us know, in person or via email, if you’d be willing to serve!
School Supplies Collection | September 26 & October 3
One of our Church: Beyond the Walls projects includes making care boxes for local school teachers. You can contribute by bringing in new school supplies and care items to gift to local teachers. Donations will be collected outside the KidStep offices this Sunday, September 26, and next Sunday, October 3. Donations will be boxed up on October 10 during Church: Beyond the Walls.
Church: Beyond the Walls | October 10 | 8:30 AM
Church: Beyond the Walls is a Sunday we set aside to focus on going beyond the walls of our building to be the church in our communities. We will meet at the church at 8:30 AM for a brief time of worship and prayer before going to our project sites. No regular services or KidStep programming will be held that morning. We encourage you to get involved in projects as a family and as Live/Love/Lead groups. Many projects are age-appropriate for the whole family to be able to serve together. You can submit or join a project at hfcinfo.com. Save the date for Church: Beyond the Walls 2021!
KidStep meets on Sunday mornings at 9 and 10:30 AM. Registration is required. Class sizes are limited. If a class is full and you want to be added to our waitlist or if you can no longer attend, please email KidStep. Beginning October 3, we will no longer be requiring KidStep kids to be preregistered via Sign-Up Genius. Instead, check-in will happen on a first-come, first-serve basis based on each room’s maximum capacity and the number of volunteers available that Sunday morning.
Nursery (Birth-24months) – We are hoping and planning to reopen our nursery at both 9 and 10:30 AM with four rooms divided by age. We have a 0-6 month room, a 6-12 month room, a 12-18 month room, and an 18-24 month room. Nursery kids will be promoted to the next room once they hit the next age bracket.
Preschool (2 Year Olds – PreK) – Our preschool classrooms will be located in the KidStep Tower at both the 9 and 10:30 AM services with three rooms divided by age. We will have a 2&3 year old room, 4 year old room, and a 5 year old/PreK room. Preschool kids will be promoted the Sunday after their birthday to the next room. Preschool programming will include worship and Bible time, craft time, snack time, and play time.
Elementary (Kindergarten – 5th Grade) – Our elementary classrooms are located in the KidStep Tower at both the 9 and 10:30 AM services with three rooms divided by grade. We will have a Kindergarten and 1st Grade room, 2nd & 3rd Grade room, and 4th & 5th Grade room. Elementary kids will be promoted each fall on promotion Sunday to the next grade. Elementary programming will include worship and Bible time, group time, and an activity time.
Wellness Policy: Now, more than ever, we will be adhering strictly to our wellness policy. Should your child have any of these symptoms 24 hours before Sunday morning, email KidStep to let us know you will not be coming to church. If anyone in your household contracts COVID-19, please notify KidStep immediately. When we are made aware of such a situation, we will keep the family details in confidence and we will notify all families who had potential exposure. The KidStep tower will be closed until CDC cleaning and disinfecting guidelines have been fulfilled.