Senior Adults


The purpose of the Senior Adult Ministry is to create, encourage, and sustain within our church family and the community at large a warm spirit of caring, appreciation, and nurture for persons who are retired. We do this through planned social activities, Bible studies, care ministries, and outreach opportunities. For more information on any of these ministries, write to Craig Koskela or phone 533-2092, ext. 2028, unless specified otherwise.

Barnabas Sunday Connect
This is a Sunday morning class that draws together many of our older members. Participants experience Bible teaching from church members that gives insight into the scriptures while focusing on real life application. Supportive prayer and group activities are also key to the experience of this Connect Group. We meet at 9 AM in room 401.

Senior Adult Bible Fellowship
The monthly Senior Adult Bible Fellowship offers an opportunity for fellowship around God’s Word and through worship using some familiar hymns. The Bible Fellowship meets the first Wednesday of each month from September through June at 10:45 AM in the auditorium, followed by lunch at noon.

Senior Adult Strength Training
Strength Training class uses stretch bands of various tensions to help those with limited mobility to regain and maintain strength and flexibility. Please note that anyone over age 70 will need to have their doctor’s clearance to participate. Strength training is held every week on Monday and Thursday, 11 AM to 12 PM in room 10. Questions? Contact Craig Koskela at ckoskela@hersheyfree.com or 533-2092, ext. 2028.

JOY (Just Older Youth) Choir
The JOY choir meets regularly for rehearsals and performs at nearby retirement facilities in the spring and fall. We’re not looking for “great voices,” but voices who desire to “make a joyful noise” for the Lord. For more information, call Jo Albrite, 533-7329.

Visitation Ministry
Our church Visitation Team visits members, friends, and families of our congregation who are struggling with various situations. Our goal is to bring encouragement through prayer, Scripture reading, and sharing truth about God’s salvation. We also offer helpful resources such as cards, books, tracts, and pamphlets. It is our hope that people who are ministered to will experience the church as a caring community. Visits are made to hospitals, prisons, retirement and nursing homes, and private homes where there are personal crises such as bereavement, loss of work, or loss of health. If you would like a visit or know of someone who may benefit from a visit, call the church office at 533-4848.

Key Contacts

Omar Zook
Omar Zook

Pastor for Care Ministries
717-533-4848
ozook@hersheyfree.com

Craig Koskela
Craig Koskela

Administrative Assistant for Adult and Care Ministries
717-533-4848
ckoskela@hersheyfree.com