LIFe Groups

Life Groups meet on Sunday mornings, 9:30-10:30 a.m. 


  • Bereans

    A friendly, caring group of senior adults. Each Sunday morning includes worship and lecture-based teaching. This group meets weekly on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in room 200 and is led by Jeff Willits and Stan Moist. 



  • Combined Generations

    A discussion-based community for all ages.  This group meets weekly on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in room  and is led by Sandy Wynn and Bill Seaton. 






  • S.A.L.T.

    A community of predominantly middle-aged [40-65] individuals focused on:


    • building community
    • seeking what God's Word says and applying it to our lives
    • building bridges with unbelievers to ultimately share that Christ died for them.  


    This group meets weekly on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in room 108 and is led by  Dave Leese, Scott Ackerman, John Benfer, Marty Gross, and Bruce Lohr. 





  • Thrive

    A growing community of young married couples and families who enjoy doing life together. We desire to serve the Lord, show God's love to our community, and encourage and support each other in our daily walk.  This group meets weekly on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in room 202 and is led by Russ & Angie Gregg and Dan & Leslie Durden.

Adult discipleship classes

We recognize that every believer is on a unique spiritual journey. Our goal at SVEFC for our adult discipleship classes is to build a strong Christian foundation, encourage spiritual growth, and foster relationships within the body of believers. New discipleship classes will begin in September.


    Ministry to Men

    We believe that strong men create a strong Church. Our men's ministry, "Body Builders", exists to do three things for the men in our church and in our community: 


    CONNECT:    "No man is an island". We grow strong men by creating an environment of community and support. Beyond the pressures of life, it's important for men to just be men, and have fun with other men in a healthy and uplifting atmosphere. 

    GROW:   You can't build muscle by being stagnant. As men, we help each other grow and develop our spiritual muscles to become true men of God.  

    SERVE:  Strength is worthless unless it's used. Helping others is how we outwardly display our strength - physically and spiritually.   

    • Men's Breakfast

      Men's Breakfast meets on the first Saturday of each month September-May at 8:00 a.m. in Rooms 108 & 109.  Men's breakfast will resume in the fall.

    • Celebrate Freedom

      Celebrate Freedom is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory by showing the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process.  Weekly meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army located at 3650 Vartan Way, Harrisburg, PA 17111.  If you have any questions, please contact George Gutshall, Ministry Leader, at 717-379-2889 or at gmam_gut@verizon.net.

    WOMEN'S MINISTRY




    • WINGS (Women in God's Service)

      WINGS meets on the first Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.  For more information, please contact Victoria Moist at victoria.m2@comcast.net.  

    • Space to Create

      If you are looking for a place to do some sewing, knitting, or other crafting, "Space to Create" offers time away from home to do just that! We want to give busy ladies a chance to develop skills and finish projects important to them, as well as a chance to connect with other women across generations and skill levels. Space to Create meets on the third Friday of each month from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Space to Create will resume in March. Please contact Jess Fisher at Jlaurelfisher@gmail.com.

    • Ladies Prayer Group

      The Ladies Prayer Group meets Wednesday evenings to pray for our church, our community and other requests that are brought to their attention.  If you have a prayer request, have questions, or would like more information, please contact LaVonne Ackerman at LaVonneAck@comcast.net.