Children’s Ministries empower committed leaders to partner with parents so that kids come to know Christ and his Word, learn to experience him deeply and be his hands and feet in the world. Children’s Ministries encompass all ministry to children from nursery through sixth grade, including Hilltop Christian Nursery School. For the children’s safety and parents’ peace of mind, we have a safety-oriented check-in system and use pagers to contact parents when necessary.
Eden Springs Nursery
The nursery is for children from infancy to age two during Sunday worship services. Our goal is to provide a safe, loving environment where our youngest children experience the love of Jesus in a fun and welcoming place. We are offering foundational building blocks for each age group and Bible story teaching for our two-year-olds. The nursery is also used for child care during weekly Women’s Ministries meetings.
Happy Hollow Zoo
This is where we teach children ages two through five about God. The focus of Sunday mornings is for the preschoolers to engage with God, their leaders and their friends. On Sunday mornings they worship God through singing, biblically enriched teaching for all learning styles and application activities to reinforce the main teaching.
Windy River Trails
Our ministry for children in kindergarten through third grade offers excellent, age-appropriate opportunities for children to learn from God’s Word. The transformational curriculum brings them closer to God. They learn what he has done and how they can worship and follow him. Children participate in both large groups and small groups led by caring adults and teens.
Fourth- through sixth-graders gather Sunday at 9:15 and 11 a.m. in room 504 for worship and an engaging Bible lesson, then break up into gender- and grade-specific groups for life application and peer discussion.
We offer a one-on-one, adult-child ministry for children with special needs in room 704 during the 11 a.m. worship service. Contact Rachel Childs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 533-2092, ext. 2043, or Dorothee Murray, email@example.com.
56 Praise Band
Fifth and sixth graders can play in the praise band that leads 4-56 worship the second and fourth Sundays at 11 a.m. There are monthly workshops led by Bob Karwowski, assistant worship leader. If your children are interested in getting involved or attending the workshops, please email Bob.
56 Gold Miners Drama Team
The drama team meets one Sunday a month at 12:45 p.m. Lessons on projection, eye contact, posture and even on something as simple as smiling are part of what the children learn. If your kids are interested in getting involved, please email Rachel Koppenhaver.
Child dedications are an essential part of the life of the Hershey Free Church. We value our partnership with parents in marking this joyful occasion. After all, we know that children are a precious heritage from the Lord (Ps. 127:3) and that the family is a divine institution, God-ordained from the beginning of human history (Gen. 2:24). [more]
There are many opportunities for adults and teens to serve within Children’s Ministries such as check-in, security, teaching, childcare, crafts and worship. Click here to download the Adult Application if you are interested in serving. If you are a student, click here to download the Student Application.
Hilltop Christian Nursery School
The nursery school is a ministry of the Hershey Free Church and meets in the preschool classrooms of the church. It offers morning and afternoon classes for ages two through five. Classrooms have a maximum of 16 students, and the school serves about 150 students. Hilltop is one of a few preschools nationwide that is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Contact the school director, Becky Chocklette, at 533-8956, or visit the HCNS Web site for registation information.
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