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.
We welcome your children at 9 and 10:30 AM to an environment that is kid-safe, kid-friendly, and kid-focused. Our vision is to equip volunteers and empower parents to lead the next generation to live and love like Jesus as they take next steps of faith. Each Sunday our volunteers love and care for your children, while building relationships with them through age-appropriate worship, creative Bible teaching, and small groups. For the safety of the children, we have a check-in system that uses parent pick-up tags. Look for our Kids’ Check-In Stations on Sunday mornings to receive your child’s nametags and your parent pick-up tag.
Our special needs ministry is designed to support families and make sure you can come to church and worship together. Our KidStep Ministry (birth to 5th grade) has a specially designed sensory room as well as offering a "buddy" to attend Sunday School classes with your child. Currently the KidStep special needs ministry is full.
We are excited to join your children on their spiritual journey at KidStep!
Click here for the latest newsletter for KidStep Children's Ministry.
Register for the next round of child dedication classes.
LOVE THIS BOOK: Meeting God in His Story | Sundays January through April
Beginning in January, our church will be studying the first part of the Old Testament together. Each week, kindergartners through adults will be studying the same passages of scripture. From January until April, our elementary kids will have the chance to learn from guest teachers and learn all about who God is from the very beginning! We can’t wait to share this series with you!
Hilltop 2020-2021 Registration
Hilltop Christian Nursery School (Hilltop) is the preschool that is run out of Hershey Free Church. Preschool runs weekday mornings for 2 year olds - Pre-Kindergarteners. Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open. To register visit www.hcnskids.org or pick up a registration form on Sunday!
Love, INC. Sneaker Drive | February though April
We're partnering with Love, INC. to provide new sneakers and socks for students in local area school districts. Love, INC. is a collaboration of churches who seek to alleviate poverty for those in need. They believe that everyone’s journey matters and aim to provide a relational and caring environment to offer hope and help. Brand name sneakers are preferred for quality and durability. The most commonly needed sizes are listed below.
- Boys (youth) = sizes 12 to 6 ½
- Men’s = sizes 7 to 15
- Girls (youth) = sizes 12 to 4
- Women’s = Sizes 5 to 11
KidStep and CORE are competing to see who can donate the most sneakers! The winner each month will receive a class treat! We're collecting now through April 26. You can drop off sneakers in the elementary wing. We have coupons available for 20% off any purchase of shoes at Reebok in the Hershey Outlet store (you must have your coupon with you at time of purchase). Our goal is to be able to bless Hershey and the surrounding communities in a tangible way through a partnership that shares our vision and passion for ministering to others.
45 Overnight | February 28 at 7 PM - February 29 at 8 AM
Kids in grade 4 and 5 and their friends are welcome to join us for our annual 45 Overnight. This overnight at the church is designed as a fun and safe place for kids to hang out with their friends, play games, and act as a stepping stone for CORE Middle School Retreats. Registration is required for this event and can be found here. Please sign your kids up by Wednesday, February 26.
45 Hangout | April 24 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
This is a great opportunity for fourth- and fifth-graders to come together as a 45 community, outside of their normal Sunday morning experience, in order to connect with each other and their leaders. This is also an excellent opportunity for kids to invite friends who may not yet have a relationship with Jesus. Our 45 Hangout will be held in the elementary wing of the church building. No registration is required.
KREW 2020 | June 15 - 19 | 6 PM - 8:30 PM
We are called to an important mission. Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to GLOW! To follow the lead of Jesus by going out and lighting up the darkness! KidStep's Really Exciting Week (KREW) is designed for three-year-olds through students who have completed fifth grade to come learn more about who Jesus is through stories, games, crafts, music, and a whole lot of fun! Join us for a week of top secret agent training as we go on mission together. Be sure to save the date for this exciting week!