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. Additional groups may be formed as needs arise.
This ministry offers monthly support meetings for families who are raising adopted children or who are in the process of adopting. It also raises awareness of the needs of these orphans, encouraging our congregation to respond to this need by providing information about resources available to assist with adoption or providing orphan care. A partnership has been established with the ABBA Fund to provide financial assistance to those seeking to adopt. For more information, email Pastor Omar Zook or phone 533-2092, ext. 2010.
King’s Corps is a ministry for adults and older teens who are developmentally disabled. Activities include a weekly Sunday-school class, a monthly social held on first Friday of each month and other events. For more information, phone Cheryl Mishler at 469-7354.
Hershey Career Connections
This group provides networking and encouragement using materials from Crossroads Career Network. Find out what we offer by downloading the free job-search workbook at www.crossroadscareer.org. Dave Sheppard, former elder board chairman and chief of staff at the Hershey Free Church, facilitates the group. He plans to bring in resource people from local companies who can provide information and answer questions about the job-seeking process. For more information, email Craig Koskela or call 533-2092, ext. 2028.
This grief recovery ministry is for men or women who have lost a loved one and would like to share issues and emotions with others experiencing grief. Each session includes a video, providing valuable teaching on topics related to death and grief, and small group discussion, allowing participants to talk through issues related to their own grief experiences. To learn the dates and times for the 10-week sessions, email Craig Koskela or call him at 533-2092, ext. 2028.
This group features a 13-week series of videos containing valuable information about working through separation and recovering from divorce. After viewing the video there is time to discuss it and share experiences with others in similar situations. To learn the dates and times for the next session, email Craig Koskela or call him at 533-2092, ext. 2028.
This ministry enables those who are deaf or hard of hearing to hear and receive the Good News of the Gospel of Christ. Interpretation for the deaf is offered at the 9:15 a.m. Sunday worship service and at some special events.
Lay members of the congregation assist men and women in applying biblical principles to recover from spiritual, emotional and relational struggles. These supportive relationships help individuals make healthy, biblical choices in dealing with life’s stresses. The Shepherding Ministry team seeks to accomplish this goal by providing supportive practical and prayer support. Supervision is provided to the shepherds by the Pastor for Care Ministries. For more information, email Craig Koskela or phone 533-2092, ext. 2028.