College & Young Adult Group

This page is to help you get acquainted and informed about our College & Young Adult ministries

at Shippensburg First Church of God.

  • Upcoming Events

    Every Week: Sunday School - 9:45am room 205 

    Monthly: Free College Lunch After 11:00am Service. Dates for 2019: October 6; November 3; December 1

    Other important dates: Church Wide Picnic, September 8; 11:30am -2:30pm at the Memorial Park (Park Pl. Shippensburg, PA

  • Pillar

    Welcome to "Pillar Campus Ministries." College is a time where change is occurring and direction is necessary to maintain a relationship with Jesus. The name "Pillar" stems from understanding our need to be guided through the ups and downs of college life. Exodus 13:21 says "By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night." No matter what, the Lord will guide you, and it is my hope that you can find that guidance through the ministries and the people in our church community. In doing so, we hope you will develop pillars in which to build the rest of your life upon. 

    You will notice below in the links our ministries of After Hours and Operation Richard Street. Both are outreach focused events that our church supports on Thursday nights during the college semesters.

    Please check out the links below for more information on those ministries, as well as the College Activity Calendar.

  • After Hours

    After Hours Coffeehouse is a free coffeehouse for all students. We open up our Annex building every  other Thursday evening of the semester at 9 p.m. and stay open until 1 a.m. You can find the Annex at the corner of Prince St. and King St. Come out and enjoy free coffee, free lattes, free milkshakes, free live entertainment, and free awesome! 

    The strategic purpose of After Hours is to have a place on Thursday nights that provides a safe atmosphere to foster conversation and develop friendships without the worries of the stereotypical college party. Anyone is welcome to come, and we are always looking for students to help serve as staff, whether you claim to be a Christian or not. We want to see you!

    This event runs from mid-August through the second week of May when college is in session.

  • Operation Richard Street

    What is Operation Richard St.? 

    ORS is a wonderful opportunity to engage the typical party culture with a refreshing taste of God's grace and love. That taste happens to be through grilled hot dogs and free van rides around Shippensburg. 

    Through ORS, every Thursday night college students gather at the corner of Richard and Queen Streets to grill hot dogs, engage in conversations, walk people to their homes, and we offer van rides as well so students do not have to fear being taken advantage of on their walks home. 

    We can always use more people helping out with this ministry. Contact Antonio at (717) 809-5325 if you'd like to participate.

    This event runs from mid-August through April when college is in session and the weather cooperates with grilling outdoors.

  • The Table

    Do you want to talk about Jesus, but do not feel comfortable with the typical church service? Are you a college student that would enjoy a FREE home cooked meal? Do you want a place to belong?

    If you answered yes to any of the above questions then come out to The Table. The Table is a church service where we read the Word, sing worship songs and discuss our questions about Jesus! We do all of this while eating dinner. The Table takes place every other Saturday in our annex (5 N. Prince St.) from 6:00pm-8:00pm

    Dates: September 7, 21; October 5, 19; November 2, 16; December 7

    For info about the Sunday School group call Antonio (717) 809- 5325

  • Sunday School: Faith and Vocation

    Every Sunday at 9:45am, we meet on the second floor of the church in room 205. Right now we are discussing who the Holy Spirit is and what is our role, as the people of God, to work with the Holy Spirit in order that we can bring the Kingdom to earth.