Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church has several ministries it offers throughout the year, we also partner with surrounding area churches and organizations in order to provide additional ministry opportunities.
Here is a list of some of what we offer in terms of ministry opportunities:
American Heritage Girls – Old Goshenhoppen is currently in the process of starting an American Heritage Girls chapter, which is a Christ-centered character and leadership development program for girls 5 to 18 years of age. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country. Reach out to Stephanie Park with any interest.
Awana – While Old Goshenhoppen does not currently host an Awana group, the children of Old Goshenhoppen have been welcomed into Faith Bible Fellowship’s Awana group that is hosted on Wednesday nights.
Bible Studies – Throughout the calendar year there are women’s, men’s, and general bible study’s reach out to Kevin or Stephanie Park for more details.
Boy Scouts – Old Goshenhoppen hosts Boy Scout Troop 78 out of our church on Tuesday evenings. If you would like more information, please reach out to the church office.
Children’s Church – For those parents with children who they do not feel there children are prepared to sit in the full worship service, there is an oppoturnity to send the children downstairs with a team of adults who will help watch and teach them about Christ, during the ministry of the word.
Choir – Old Goshenhoppen is happy to offer a church choir. Which meets an hour before worship on Sunday Mornings, and goes year round, except for the summer months. If you’re interested in participating and sharing your musical gifts with the congregation reach out to either Kate Nice or the church office and let us know.
Classical Conversations – Old Goshenhoppen is proud to help sponsor the establishment of a Classical Conversations community within the Harleysville area. The home schooling program aims to share the love of learning through a Christian worldview and fellowship with other families. Our families thrive using three keys to a great education: Classical, Christian, and Community. Reach out to Kevin and Stephanie Park or the church office for more details.
Friday Night Fellowship – Friday Night Fellowship is when we as a congregation periodically meet up in order to share a meal, fun, games, and time together.
Lenten Soup Suppers – The Lenten Soup Suppers take place once a week during Lent. It’s a time to enjoy table fellowship with one another and gather for a multiweek study of God’s word.
Outdoor Movie Nights – Old Goshenhoppen is situated an on beautiful property which we utilize from time to time in order to enjoy an outdoor movie night with the broader community.
Prepare and Enrich pre and post marital counseling – Old Goshenhoppen offers both a marital prep course and a marital tune-up program for both members and those of the broader community. We understand that marriage is a covenant promise made between a man and a woman before God, and while there is great joy to be found in marriage, the fact that we are a fallen people also means there are seasons which every marriage will navigate through difficult roads. Reach out to Pastor Kevin to request more information.
Rummage Sale – Once a year in the spring, Old Goshenhoppen hosts on property an outdoor rummage sale.
Sunday School for both Adults and Children – Old Goshenhoppen hosts both adults and children Sunday School starting at 9:15am on Sundays.
The Oyster Picnic – The Old Goshenhoppen Oyster Picnic started in 1877 as a fund raiser for the Sunday School. People came from surrounding communities in Montgomery and Bucks counties, and special excursion trains brought people from Philadelphia along the now abandoned Allentown line of the Reading Railroad. Farmers would be waiting with their wagons at Salford Station to carry the rusticators from the city up to the top of the hill where the food would be waiting and a brass band would be playing marches and waltzes. At the end of the day the steam train would return to the station and sound long blasts of its whistle to signal the revelers that it was time to return to the station or risk being stranded in the country. It is held the first Saturday in September after Memorial Day Weekend.
The Annual Blood Drive with the American Red Cross – Old Goshenhoppen tries to arrange an annual blood donation in order to assist the Red Cross and bless our community.
The Daily Bread Food Pantry – A wonderful organization which helps those in our community make ends meet. The Daily Bread Food Pantry is something near and dear to several Old Goshenhoppen members who assist weekly and monitarily with the pantry. Reach out to the church office with more details on how you can help.
Vacation Bible School – Old Goshenhoppen joins hands yearly with Christ Evangelical Congregational Church in order to help put on a Vacation Bible School program for the surrounding community.