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Alpha

Do you have questions about Christianity? Wonder who Jesus is? Or what the purpose of life is? Have you wanted to go deeper and find out more about what it means to follow Jesus? Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith in a relaxed, low-key environment. Each evening begins with dinner (at no cost), followed by a video and small group discussion to share thoughts on the topic. This could be a great opportunity for you or to invite a friend to come with you. The next Alpha session will take place in the spring. If you have any questions about faith, Christianity, or just need someone to talk to, contact Dave Hyatt or phone 717-533-4848.

Women’s Groups

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.

Women’s Connect will begin again in the fall.

Men’s Groups

The purpose of Men’s Connect is to equip men to be Christ-centered leaders at home, work, church, and in their communities. We seek to provide ways for men to grow in their faith. We hope to encourage husbands, fathers, and sons as they walk their journey of faith.

Men’s Evening Connect will begin again in the fall.

Young Adult Groups

Beyond (High School) is for any young adult in college or starting a career ages 18-22.  Beyond meets Sundays at 10:30 AM in room 403 and on Tuesdays at 6 PM in various home locations. Tuesday meetings dates and locations can be found here. Sign up for updates by texting Beyond to 717-537-9172.

The Branch is a connect group for young adults age 23 and up, both single and married. They meet Sundays at 10:30 AM in room 302 and have various get togethers throughout the year. Follow their Instagram Page @thebranchhfc and check out their monthly newsletter here.

Senior Adult Groups

Senior Adult Strength Training, Band Together, is a group that 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 Mondays and Thursdays from 11 AM to 12 PM in room 302.

Senior Adult Bible Fellowship & Luncheon meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:45 AM to 12:45 PM in the Auditorium. This is an opportunity to fellowship around God’s Word and through worship of familiar hymns, followed by lunch together. Please register by the Monday prior to the lunch by calling (717) 712-8936 to help us know how much food to prepare.

Sunday Connect

We know that attending a new place can be intimidating, and it is our strong desire to help you form connections and relationships at Hershey Free. Our Sunday Adult Connect Groups are a great place to start. These groups are a great way to begin to get to know a smaller group of people and study God’s Word together. They are based on life stages and meet during the 9 and 10:30 AM services, so it is possible to attend a group and worship on Sunday morning.

9 AM Groups

Caring Servants (Ages 55 and up )
Meeting Sundays in room 301.
Leaders: Jeff and Sue Taylor | 717-418-8542

Barnabas (Ages 65 and up)
Meeting Sundays in room 402.
Leaders: Ron and Lorraine Royer | 717-867-1021

KidStep Parent Connect (Parents of children birth through grade 5)
Meeting on the second and fourth Sundays of the month under the tent.
Leaders: John and Brenda Hollenbach | 717-215-5808

10:30 AM Groups

Beyond (Ages 18 to 22)
Meeting Sundays in room 403.
Leader: Mark and Cynthia Wakefield | 717-319-6785

The Branch (Ages 25 to mid-30s)
Meeting Sundays in room 302.
Leader: Caitlin Wilkinson | 814-207-5606

Student Parent Connect (Parents of students grades 6 through 12)
Meeting Sundays in room 402.
Leaders: Steve and Sheri Hoke | 717-507-2156

LOFT (Ages 45 and up)
Meeting Sundays in room 303.
Leader: Michael Murray | 717-304-3168

King’s Corps (Developmentally disabled adults)
Meeting Sundays in room 10.
Leader: Michelle Furjanic | 717-561-1848
Monthly socials for King’s Corps occur on the first Friday of the month from September to June.
Leader: Vickie Miller | 717-507-3659

Key Contacts

Deb Hinkel
Deb Hinkel

Director for Spiritual Formation and Family Ministry
717-533-4848
dhinkel@hersheyfree.com

Craig Koskela
Craig Koskela

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