One of our goals at the Hershey Free Church is to give everyone an opportunity to be connected in meaningful relationships for spiritual growth, and to find the place of service in the church or community where they can exercise their God-given gifts. We welcome you to join us, whether you are young or old, single or married, a Christian for years or someone seeking God for the first time. Our theme of “Connect, Grow, Serve” is achieved through the following ministries and resources.
Connect & Grow
These are groups of 8 to 12 people who gather twice a month for fellowship and Bible study. This groups typically meet in local homes. This is a great way for you to form deeper relationships and connections in a smaller setting with people in your community. For more information, write to Amanda Fletcher or phone 533-4848.
Adult Education Fellowships (AEFs)
Adult Education Fellowships, commonly called “AEFs,” meet every Sunday morning for fellowship, prayer and biblical teaching. These open groups are either intergenerational or based on life stages and average 20 to 50 people. Click here for a list of AEFs with their times and locations.
Precept Bible Study
Precept groups meet every other week during the school year for in-depth study of a book of the Bible or a biblical topic. Classes are Tuesday evenings. Topics and class dates will be announced in the Sunday bulletin and on the website. For more information, write to Amanda Fletcher or call 717-533-4848.
At the Hershey Free Church, baptism represents a believer’s public confession and celebration of faith in Jesus Christ as his or her personal Savior and symbolizes new life in Christ. [more]
The purpose of Men’s Ministries is to reach and equip men to be Christ-centered leaders at home, at work, at church and in their communities. [more]
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. [more]
The mission of Young Adult Ministries is “to reach and to develop a community of young adults who are becoming more and more like Jesus.” [more]
The purpose of the Senior Adult Ministries 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. [more]
Single Adult Ministries are focused on providing structure for single adults to fellowship and develop spiritually and socially. Single Impact is their AEF. For more information, write to Pastor Kevin Dixon, or call 533-4848.
Prayer is vital in the life of every Christian, and it is our desire that everyone in our congregation learn to go before God in prayer to confess our sins, acknowledge and be thankful for his mercies that we will be aligned with his desires. [more]
Our vision is to develop and promote a strong culture of connectedness and service among the Hershey Free Church community by offering direction and support. God has designed each of us uniquely – with purpose. Nothing about us is an accident. Throughout scripture we are shown how serving and living a connected life benefits the entire body of Christ. For more information about serving, email Evie Zook, or call 533-2092, ext. 2034.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” Ephesians 2:10.
At Hershey Free Church
Serving others acts as a vital step to living a transformed life as you continue to grow in your spiritual walk. It is through the practical serving and giving of yourself to others that you will begin to develop an understanding of the depth of God’s own love for you. Through serving you will begin to learn more about God’s purpose for your own life while impacting the world around you. We offer a variety of opportunities for you to utilize your gifts and interests while activating an unquenchable passion to know God. Here are ways you can serve in the church. [more]
The Scriptures say that God heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 47). He most often uses other people in that process. Our helping and caring ministries seek to carry out God’s loving intentions toward people in our congregation and wider community by demonstrating mercy and compassion to those in need, and explaining the saving grace of Jesus Christ to those who are not following him. Find out how you can be part of God’s plan to help those in need both physically and spiritually. [more]
Our intention is to share the gospel through local, national and international outreach, and to disciple every person to have a passion for Jesus Christ that moves them to declare and demonstrate the gospel to our neighbors, region and the nations. [more]
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 thus 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 or Pastor Omar Zook, pastor for care ministries, at 533-2092, ext. 2010.
Pastoral Care support groups are formed to help meet specific needs of our congregation and members of the community. Confidentiality and mutual respect are emphasized in all groups. [more]
Helping with Needs
Our helping ministries seek to carry out God’s loving intentions toward people by demonstrating mercy and compassion to those in need. [more]
Biblical counseling is provided by the Pastor for Care Ministries and Master’s level interns. It is available to individuals, couples and families. Assistance is given in making referrals to professional Christian resources for longer term and more in-depth help. For more information, write to Craig Koskela or phone 533-2092, ext. 2028.
Marriage ministries offers fellowship activities, educational opportunities and counseling in an effort to help married couples grow in their relationships with one another, other couples and the Lord. For further information, write to Craig Koskela or phone 533-2092, ext. 2028. [more]
The church library houses a reference collection for Bible study; books on Christian growth; nonfiction; fiction for adults, youth and children; audio books; large-print books and audio and video resources. It is open Sundays from 8 to 11:45 a.m.
Search for books in the online church library catalog - click here