The mission of Women’s Ministry at Hebron Church is to invite women into a relationship with Jesus Christ, equip them to become disciples of Jesus Christ and to encourage relationships marked by love and serving others

through the power of Jesus Christ.

Motto: Anchored & Reaching Out

We'd love to see you involved in Women's Ministry!!

Jen Balkey - Women's Ministry Coordinator

Women’s Ministry Leadership Team: Jen Balkey, Kristy Tomashewski,  Becky Gass, Angela Paradise, Gabriela Hershman, Kelly Knapp, Linda Westover, & Seon Jo Park

Women’s Ministry

Anchored and Reaching Out

Our mission in Women’s Ministry is to invite women into a relationship with Jesus Christ, equip them to become disciples of Jesus Christ, and to encourage relationships marked by love and serving others.


“Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, 

as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another- and all the more as we see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10: 24-25


Women were uniquely created to be in relationship to support and encourage one another. At Hebron, Women’s Ministry provides opportunities for women to come together to grow in community and spirit alongside one another at quarterly large group events, groves, or smaller groups as needed to worship, learn, and share their lives with one another- we would love if you would consider participating! Each woman’s has the potential to be used by God when she makes herself available. Let’s be the church together!  

Women’s Ministry has 4 teams to support and serve the women at Hebron! We welcome you to join us in serving on one of these teams. Contact Jen Balkey to get involved.

Assimilation Team: We don’t want any woman slipping thru the cracks- help us get women engaged and integrated into ministry here at Hebron. 

Building-Up Team: The spiritual growth of women is at the heart of what we are about. This team will coordinate with Hebron’s Discipleship Team to focus on intentional steps to deepen women’s relationships with Christ and support those women who are leading groves.

 Care and Comfort Team: Women in need of extra care and attention require people with compassion that want to intentionally fulfill Christ’s mission of caring for others. 

 Devoted Dudes: We want to make sure ALL women are able to participate in opportunities to grow and connect. It would be a blessing to have some ‘devoted dudes’ to provide childcare during women’s events (appropriate clearances required).

When you say YES to Women’s Ministry you Say YES to: 

Encouragement, compassion, spiritual growth, love, prayer, discipleship, relationships, acceptance, support


Upcoming events

Updated regularly to provide you with current opportunities to be engaged in Women's Ministry at Hebron.

fall Retreat 2019

Join the women and friends of Hebron Church on October 4th & 5th for an intentional time away.

The focus of the retreat will be what this truly means for our lives as Christians; to say, feel, & believe:

It is Well with my Soul.

Registration opens Sunday, Sept.1st and will close Sunday, Sept.22nd. Only 62 spots available!!

What you need to know:

  • Registration will begin at 5:30 pm on Friday evening with the Retreat beginning at 7 pm.
  • Please eat before arriving on Friday. A light snack will be offered Friday evening--NO food or drinks are allowed in the dormitory areas.
  • The retreat will conclude at 7 pm on Saturday evening.  
  • There will be 3 full meals provided on Saturday.
  • All rooms have 2 single beds with in-room sink. 
  • There are centrally located toilet & shower facilities in the dormitory.

Once your registration is received you will receive email confirmation and further details from our registration team.

Retreat Location:

Christ Our Shepherd Center

Located about in Greensburg  on Rt 30 about 45 minutes from Hebron Church. 

*specific directions will be sent via email prior to the retreat

 (and please let us know on your registration if you would like to carpool).

A Few Suggestions:

Wear comfortable casual clothing (layers suggested).

Items to bring with you:

  • Your Bible
  • Personal Toiletries (Towels and soap provided)
  • Games or craft/ hobby for evening/ afternoon free time fun
  • An open mind and ... An open heart

To Register online fill out the form below. If you would like to register via paper please find a brochure in the literature racks at Hebron. Payment can be made online (with an additional convenience fee), cash, or check (payable to: Hebron Church). If you would like to give an additional love offering that will goes towards paying our speaker please include it with your registration- an offering will NOT be taken during the retreat. 

Our Speaker:

Melissa Hanna from Hershey, PA is very excited to be joining us as our speaker! 

Melissa Hanna is happily married to her "favorite part,"  husband Salim, for 15 years.  They live in Hershey, Pa where they were previously houseparents to high school girls for 5 years at the Milton Hershey School.  Melissa is also the mom of two (very silly) daughters, Tressa (13) and Sarai (11).  She currently works at Logos Academy Harrisburg as the student support coordinator for an urban, Christian school that is only 3 years old and developing.  Prior to living in Hershey, Melissa earned a B.A. in Communications from Calvin College and a M.A. in Higher Education at Geneva College.  She served in campus ministry through a church at the University of Pittsburgh and taught part-time in Communications at Geneva.  When her daughters were preschool-aged, she and a group of friends founded a new chapter of Community Bible Study in Hillsdale, MI where she served as the Teaching Director for 2 years.  Melissa has always loved delving into the Bible with community and recently joined a group called "Piercing Word" where team members memorize the Scripture word for word and perform it like a play.  When needing a creative outlet, she can usually be found in the kitchen trying a new recipe for family and friends.  Very aware of her brokenness and God's grace, she is delighted to share this weekend with you.  


Questions regarding modified retreat attendance can be made on an individual basis.

Also there is financial assistance available.

If you have any questions about these concerns or others please contact

Jen Balkey: JLBalkey@gmail.com or 412-551-4688

General registration questions can be directed toward

Amy Hehn: ghehn@comcast.net or 412-496-1720



2 hours, 6 women, and 4 questions

An opportunity for fellowship and to encourage one another over a simple meal. 

Here is a quick video to understand better what this is all about. 

Acts 2:46 says, "And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts."

Gather women around your table creating a space for them to feel known and providing
an environment for conversation about following God and giving Him away. 

New questions (more like conversation starters) every month!!

If you would like to host or attend an IF:TABLE

or if you have any questions at all- please contact Jen Balkey.

 (JLBalkey@gmail.com or call/text 412-551-4688).

Experience God's Truth through powerful, Biblical messages.

Reflect Together.

Eat and Fellowship Together.

I pray you will consider joining us.

mom squad

Faith. Friendship. Fun

MOM Squad is an opportunity for expecting moms and moms of munchkins (up to 1.5 yr; siblings welcome to attend unless otherwise specified) to gather together.  

The goal is to provide a community for women in this special and challenging chapter of life to offer support, encouragement, and friendship to one another so that each woman knows she is not alone, has been given a special job, and can look to God for strength and comfort. 

Mom's were never meant to be alone. Moms need a community of other moms who understand their struggles and can offer encouragement, support, and friendship.


Sometimes moms feel alone or feel isolated from others. Some might feel like they are the only ones who struggle with a particular problem as moms or are at work and feel too busy to connect with friends. In fact, many get too busy to take time to build friendships.

We need to come together as moms- don't face motherhood alone! Make friends with others who are in it with you and be reminded of God's love and plan for you as a mom!!

Contact Jen Balkey for more info: JLBalkey@gmail.com or 412-551-4688

women's Prayer Gathering

The Women's Ministry team invites you to join us for group prayer. An opportunity to pray- our praises and concerns. Pray together for our church, community, country, and world AS WELL AS listen to what God may have to share with us. 

"Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints." Eph 6:18

Fall 2019 Prayer Gathering Schedule

Coming Soon!!!

Typically the 3rd* Saturday of the Month and will gather in Fellowship Hall: 9—10am.

 * not a 3rd Saturday 

If you have a request for prayer or praise to share with us or want more information about this opportunity please contact Jen Balkey or JLBalkey@gmail.com

If you would like TEXT reminder for the prayer gatherings please text- PRAYER (your name) to 412-551-4688 and Jen will add you to the prayer group!!


Grove ministry: Each trimester there are many women’s groves to choose from throughout the week. A grove at Hebron is a group of people who gather together to grow deeper by Studying God’s Word, grow stronger by building friendships and grow beyond by serving the world. These communities offer a place for participants to be cared for and known. The Leadership at Hebron encourages grove involvement while believing in the transforming power of the Holy Spirit at work in these groups.

Check out our Grove opportunities

2017 Heart Breakfast Photos

Retreat PHotos

Summer Sensation PHotos


Summer Sensation


Photos coming soon!

Women's ministry links

  • Contact Women's Ministry

    Want to chat? Need Prayer? Have a concern? Want to share a Jesus story?
    Reach Jen Balkey- Women's Ministry Coordinator at:

    JLBalkey@gmail.com or 412-551-4688

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