Outreach and Retreats

See below for local outreach events and information on upcoming retreats.

  • Joy El Events and Retreats

    Many retreats are held at Joy El camps throughout the year.  You can find out more about the camp and register for their retreats and programs at www.joyelcamps.org  or call 717-369-4539


    Momentum Retreat 2022 - PRIVATE EYE

    Teens are faced with many opportunities to discern what is truth in their lives. Students need to develop an understanding of hoe to know what is real truth and how to apply that to the situations they face in life.

    Speaker: Jay Trainer

    COST: $122

    Jr./Sr. High Nov. 4-6, 2022 Register by 10/21 pay $116

    Jr. High  Nov. 18-20, 2022  Register by 11/4 pay $116

    Register: joyelcamps.org or 717-369-4539



    Financial assistance can be requested to attend these events. Complete and submit an Eschenmann Fund Request Form. The forms are located in "The Gathering Place" in the "Church Forms" drawer.

  • Surviving the Holidays

    Help and hope as you navigate the Christmas season

    Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated?

    Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:

    • How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
    • What to do about traditions and other coming changes
    • Helpful tips for surviving social events
    • How to discover hope for your future
    We are offering two sessions:                                (same materials at both)
    • Thursday, Nov 3, 2022
    • Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022
    6 - 8 PM  in The SFCOG Annex                             (Corner of Prince and King Streets) 
  • GriefShare

    GriefShare features biblical, Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was viewed.

     

    Many grieving people find they are only beginning the work of healing when friends or family have returned to their daily life routines. Too often people, including Christians, tend to stuff their grief instead of allowing it to do the God-given work for which it is intended. Don’t allow fear of what others may think to keep you from what could help you.  Confidentiality is very much a part of this program.

     

    You will find encouragement, comfort and help. No matter what the cause of your loved one’s death, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling.   You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief and that you do not need to live in bondage to certain emotions. You will learn valuable information about facing your new normal in life and renewing your hope for the future.

     

    We do not want you to walk this journey alone.  GriefShare is offered several times a year.  For information on the next session or to register, please call 717-532-8421.

  • Bible Adventure Program

    Children from James Burd Elementary, Nancy Grayson Elementary, and the Shippensburg Area Intermediate School are brought to the church for one hour of spiritual education during the school year. Contact Shirley Negley for more information.


  • PMI

    Pregnancy Ministries, Inc.

    Serving those with crisis pregnancies from a pro-life perspective.  Volunteer opportunities available. Contact Nikki Miller at 717.532.4446 for more information or Maggie or Deb at the Chambersburg Center at 717-267-3738.



  • C.A.N.

    Christ Among Neighbors

    Community wide ministry to meet a wide array of needs.  Donate or volunteer. Located at 130 South Penn Street. Contact Darlene Meyers at 717.532.7577 for more information.


  • Web sites we Recommend.

    -- The Story....How it all began and how it will never end. Following the Creation, Fall, Rescue, Restoration outline, this page shows how to personally begin with God and how that fits into His overall plan for the world.  Click Here


    --    For High School and College Students Everystudent.com