KidStep Events & Registrations

Joining Children on their Spiritual Journey

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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Sunday Worship & Weekly Fun

Take advantage of the Sabbath together as a family with resources including age-appropriate worship songs, activities, and videos that go along with the main online service.

KidStep On-site Relaunch

Beginning Sunday, October 4 | 10:30 AM

We are excited to announce an in-person relaunch of KidStep preschool and elementary (2-year olds thru grade 5) starting October 4 at the 10:30 AM service. All KidStep classes will be held in the 3-story wing (affectionately known as the KidStep Tower). Here is what you can expect in-person Sunday ministry to look like:

  • Registration: You must register here for the 10:30 AM KidStep classes. With a limited number of spaces, we have also created a wait list. If, for some reason after registering, your family is no longer able to attend, please let us know by emailing Caitlyn Breitenbach so we can make every possible spot available.
  • Pre-Check In: All KidStep children must wear a mask inside the church building, including while in their classrooms. Preschoolers will have a scheduled bathroom break, however, we ask that you also have them use the bathroom before dropping them off.
  • Check In: When your family arrives on Sunday morning, have one parent come to the check-in station at the Orange Lobby outside the Kidstep Tower. This is the only check-in station for all children. At the registration table five things will happen:

  1. Every child will have a touchless temperature check;
  2. You will be asked a few basic health screening questions;
  3. A name tag will be given to each child and you will receive the matching pick-up tag;
  4. Children will use hand sanitizer; 
  5. A guide will escort children to their classroom using a one-way traffic pattern. Parents will not be allowed into the KidStep tower.

  • During Service: Children will stay in their assigned classroom throughout the entire service. Each classroom floor is equipped with Velcro squares to help kids maintain physical distancing. Our desire is for KidStep to continue to be a place for children to go deeper with Jesus, so during the service they will participate in worship, spiritual formation activities, a Bible lesson, and a craft. Children will have their own basket of supplies to be used throughout the morning. Our preschoolers will also be given the opportunity to have some free play with toys that have been sanitized before use. There will be no snacks served at this time.
  • Pick Up: When the service is over, one parent will return to the Orange Lobby registration table with the pick-up tag. Our team will then use a radio call system to alert classroom guides to bring your child back to you. We will match your pick-up tag to their name tag and, once verified, will release your child to your care.
  • 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 Caitlyn Breitenbach, Director for Children’s Ministry, to let us know you will not be coming to church.
  • During the Week: Every room, including all hard surfaces, will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
  • COVID-19: If anyone in your household contracts COVID-19, please notify Caitlyn Breitenbach 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.

KidStep Outdoor Movie Night

Friday, October 16 | 7 PM | Church Parking Lot

Join us on Friday, October 16 at 7PM in the back parking lot for a family, fun movie! We will be watching Despicable Me using duel screens spaced out in the back parking lot for families to be able to stay physically distanced, while still having a great seat! Make sure to bring your own lawn chair and we will have prepackaged popcorn and freeze pops available! Please register so we know how to best prepare snacks! Rain date will be Saturday, October 17.

Stay Connected with Us

Be sure to follow us on our KidStep Facebook Page and on Hershey Free Church's YouTube Channel to stay up to date on resources and information. You can also text TakeFive to 717-537-9172 to receive weekly inspirational messages and links to all the resources for the coming Sunday.