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Welcome to the Hershey Free Church website. We hope you will join us for worship this Sunday. Wherever you are at spiritually—whether you are exploring Christianity or you have been a follower of Christ for years—we hope your faith will be strengthened and your interest in God’s Word will grow through your time at our church. Whether this is your first visit or you have been coming several weeks you may have questions about us.

Check out the Q&A section below. If this does not answer a question you have, please feel free to contact Evie Zook at 533-2092, ext. 2034.

Worship Services

Through music, we hope to worship our great God and lead others into doing the same. We have two styles of services: our 8 AM service largely consists of hymns led by piano and/or organ; our 9 and 10:30 AM services consist of blended music led by a band with a versatile sound. Our services reflect the heart of Hershey Free.

8 AM, auditorium
9 AM and 10:30 AM, sanctuary

Click here to read our e-bulletin to see what’s currently going on.

If you would like to receive the e-bulletin in your inbox each week, fill out a connection card on Sunday morning and mark the appropriate box.

Our Communities Brochure has information about our Live/Love/Lead Groups and Connect Groups. We would love to help you find smaller connections within our larger church body.

FAQ

Where are you located?

Our address for your GPS is 330 Hilltop Road, Hummelstown, PA.

All of the Hershey Free Church parking lots are accessed from Hilltop Road. Guests are welcome to use the parking lot in front of the sanctuary entrance where parking attendants can help you find an open space and answer your questions. This lot is for guests, disabled drivers and parents with infants. The entry doors marked “Handicapped Entrance” will open at the touch of a button to assist people in wheelchairs or those who have difficulty opening doors. You may drop off someone at the sanctuary entrance and continue on to a parking space. If you do not meet the criteria to park in this lot, please drive to one of the other parking lots. We appreciate your consideration of others’ needs as we strive to make worship services a positive experience for all. Those attending the 8 AM Heritage service in the auditorium are encouraged to use the rear parking lot, which is closer to the auditorium.

Do I need a Bible?

If you own a Bible you may bring it along as it is referred to throughout the message. If you don’t own one there are Bibles available in the pews. You may take one of these Bibles home with you if you need it. You can access your online Bible through free Wi-Fi.

What should I expect on a Sunday morning?

Each service has the same emphasis on friendliness and welcoming, and the same speaker and message are presented at each one.  All of our services have a casual, accepting atmosphere. Clothing styles are not an issue and vary from jeans and tee shirts to suits and dresses. Please come the way you feel comfortable. We recommend you arrive about 15 minutes before each service starts so you can park and get a complimentary cup of coffee or tea at the Coffee Bar. If you are coming to the 9 or 10:30 AM service and have children, you may want to allow a little extra time to get them checked into their class.

I have special needs. What accommodations do you have?

  • The parking lot closest to the front entrance includes plenty of handicap parking spaces and there is a wheelchair entrance from this parking lot. You could drop off someone who has a handicap at this entrance and then find a spot to park. Parking lot attendants will be glad to help you.
  • We have a sign-language interpreter for deaf worshippers during the 9 AM service. Ushers will be glad to seat you in the front, right-side section of the sanctuary nearest the interpreter.
  • Developmentally disabled adults are invited to join King’s Corps. They meet every Sunday in room 10 at 10:30 AM. Monthly socials occur throughout the academic year.
  • Children who are on the autism spectrum can be paired with a one on one buddy to be supported in their mainstream class at both the 9 AM and 10:30 AM services. Children who would benefit from a more sensory friendly environment or who need more support can attend the Treehouse class at the 10:30 AM service.

Who do I see if I have questions when I arrive?

When you arrive, you will be welcomed by door greeters who can direct you to one of our three Welcome Centers located near the entrances. These are staffed with knowledgeable volunteers who will be happy to answer your questions, help you find the right classrooms for your children and even go with you to find your destination.

How can I connect with others or serve?

Contact us by filling out this form or a “Connections Card” found on the bulletin on Sunday mornings. We would love to answer your questions, pray for you and encourage you on your journey with Jesus.

  • Sunday Connect Groups – This is a great way to meet others in a smaller group setting on a Sunday morning. Click here for a list of Connect Groups with their times and location. 
  • We weren’t created to do life alone. Connecting with God and others is an essential component in a person’s spiritual journey. As a large church, we understand the need for connections in smaller settings. Let us help you find a Connect Group or Live/Love/Lead Group where you can experience meaningful relationship and encouragement..
  • Ready to serve? Contact Evie Zook, Guest Relations Director, 717-533-2092 x 2034 who will help you connect in a serving opportunity that fits your skills and passions.

What about my children or my teenagers … what’s available for them?

We would be glad to help you find the age-appropriate classroom for your children. One of our volunteers at the Welcome Centers will be glad to walk with you and your children to the check-in stations at each of the Children’s Ministries areas. There are no children’s programs available at the 8 AM service. Age appropriate classes are available from nursery through 5th grade at both the 9 and 10:30 AM services. Children who are on the autism spectrum will enjoy The Treehouse class available during the 10:30 AM service. Our goal is to encourage these children to experience God through loving, adult support. Core Student Ministry (grades 7 through 12) encourages teens to worship together with their family at the 9 AM service and then meet together at 10:30 AM with other students for biblically-based teaching on the hot-button topics for teens.

Do you have small groups for adults on Sunday morning?

We have Connect Groups for adults that meet at 9 and 10:30 AM for fellowship, prayer and teaching. These are great places to connect with a smaller group of people. Here is a list of classes.

What does the Hershey Free Church believe?

If you want to dig deeper regarding the Hershey Free Church, we invite you to explore more.

Statement of Faith

Our History

Distinctives of the Evangelical Free Church

Constitution and Bylaws

Key Contacts

George Davis
George Davis

Senior Pastor
717-533-4848
gdavis@hersheyfree.com

Evie Zook
Evie Zook

Director for Guest Relations
717-533-4848
ezook@hersheyfree.com

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