Women’s Ministries

Women’s Ministries strives to provide biblical fellowship centered on issues concerning women so that they may “stimulate one another to love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24) and be equipped for life, ministry, and mission.

Women’s Connect

Our Women’s Ministries connect opportunities are designed to not only teach but also encourage and equip the women of our church to move out into their communities and make an impact for Christ. We want all women to know that they are a part of a community of believers. We want to walk with you, challenge you and support you as God moves in your life and heart.

Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM in the auditorium. Light refreshments and child care provided. The winter/spring session begins on January 16 and meets through April 24. We will be studying The Good and Beautiful Community by James Bryan Smith, which will help us to understand the connection between knowing God’s Word and practicing God’s Word. Our focus will be on the second part of the greatest commandment, to love your neighbor as yourself. You may purchase the book The Good and Beautiful Community for $15 on hfcinfo.com or buy it on your own.

Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 PM in room 10. The winter/spring session begins on January 17 and meets through April 25. We will be looking at Abide: A Study of 1, 2, 3 John by Jennifer Wilken. These three short books in the Bible have much to teach us about the depth of our Father’s love and what it means to abide in him. Register on hfcinfo.com.

Moms Connect

Moms Connect provides an environment for mothers of preschoolers to grow in their faith and be encouraged, challenged, and equipped as women, wives, and mothers in the name of Jesus Christ. It also gives opportunity for them to connect with other moms, share mothering ideas and suggestions, and be guided by mentor mothers’ wisdom and experience.

Moms Connect generally meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday during the school year from 9:30 to 11:15 AM in the auditorium. For our regular meetings, limited childcare is available for a fee. Moms Connect currently has a waiting list. Contact Karen Stover at 717-460-5676 for information.

Women to Women Mentoring

We believe it is God’s desire for us as women to live lives that are intertwined together so that we can grow to be more like Christ as individuals. As a result, the Body of Christ benefits and God is glorified. To this end, the Women to Women mentoring ministry exists to help women connect so that God can use those relationships to help women grow to be more like him in every way. There are many blessings that come from being with one another and standing with each other to fight the everyday battles that come our way. With the Holy Spirit as the Counselor, Guide, and Teacher; the Mentor as the Encourager and Coach; and the Mentoree as the Learner and Seeker of Truth, we have “a cord of three strands that is not quickly broken.” If you have a desire to either be involved as a mentor or a mentoree, please fill out one of these online forms: mentor or mentoree. You may also contact Deb Shank, 717-534-2608, or Ellen Deibel, 717-599-6264, with any questions or for more information.

Surrendering the Secret

Abortion can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a woman’s life. Surrendering the Secret is a powerful 10-week study that helps hurting women find the path to healing through honest, interactive Bible study. With compassion, you will be encouraged and supported as you allow God into rooms of your heart that might have been sealed for too long. It’s time to let go of the shame, accept his forgiveness and heal. All you need is to be willing to accept his invitation. God wants to set you free!

For more information, confidentially contact sts@hersheyfree.com.

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Deb Hinkel
Deb Hinkel

Director for Spiritual Formation and Family Ministry

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