2017-18 Impact Report

2017-18 Impact Report

The ministry year of 2017-18 was an exciting one for Hershey Free Church. God has been at work in and through our church community. Check out our Impact Report, which looks back at God's faithfulness over the past year. The Impact Report also looks ahead in anticipation of what God will do in the next year.


Baptism

Baptism

On March 25, seven people were baptized. Baptism is a sign of Christian identity, not Christian maturity. It is a public declaration of faith, a symbol of new life in Christ, and an outward demonstration of an inward change that has already taken place. We celebrate the work that God is doing in each of these lives!


Compelled Sermon Series

Compelled Sermon Series

During our last sermon series, we talked about the theme of identity and how our new life in Christ can shape our identity. That leads to this question: How does this identity shape me? Where does it lead me? Our next series, Compelled, will unpack those types of questions. Over the next few weeks we’ll talk about one of the major implications of having our...

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One Piece of Advice

One Piece of Advice

Hershey Free Church has 17 folks over the age of 90. One thing I asked each of them was for one piece of their best advice. From all they had learned in life, what advice/wisdom could they give for how to live in the most meaningful, purposeful way?


Business Calendar Alignment

Business Calendar Alignment

In an effort to make the operations of the church more efficient and streamlined, we will be combining our two semi-annual congregational meetings into one annual meeting each May. With one annual meeting we can more easily align our budget cycle and our leadership terms to match our ministry calendar.


Inclement Weather Guidelines

Inclement Weather Guidelines

As we prepare for the possibility of inclement weather this winter, here is a reminder of the guidelines we use in order to determine whether the church building will be open and whether ministries and activities will meet.


Treasure Park is becoming KidStep Ministry!

Treasure Park is becoming KidStep Ministry!

For the past several years, the children’s ministry at Hershey Free Church has been known as Treasure Park. Beginning in January, the name is changing to KidStep Ministry to reflect the mission of “Joining Children on Their Spiritual Journey.” From birth through fifth grade, the purpose of the children’s ministry is to help kids take next steps of faith. The name KidStep is a name...

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Shrouded Hope

Shrouded Hope

The following poem was written by Melody Miller, a member of our congregation, the week before the current sermon series on Hope began. She felt that her hope had somehow gotten lost in a maze of challenges, and she was frustrated with her circumstances, wondering whether hope was even a reality or if it was somehow beyond the reach of this complex season of life....

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