St. John's United Church of Christ



Children / Youth

St. John’s has two active Youth groups:


The Yo-Yo’s are for children from Preschool to 6th grade.  We meet monthly on the 1st Sunday of the month after worship for about an hour, in the Youth room.  Activities include a life application message, planning future fun and mission related and/or engaging in such activities or crafts.  Families are invited to attend but not required.

An older Youth group for grades 7-12 has been formed focused on fellowship and mission.  They are meeting every 2nd and 4th Sunday evenings at 6:00 in the Youth room.

October 2019 Activities:

October 2  Children and Youth’s Ministry Team meeting

              6      Church School


                      Yo-Yo’s  after worship  Youth room

 October 12   Camp Breakfast and Hike at 9 AM

              13     Church School

              19     Shopping at the OCC Warehouse trip   Shippensburg meet @ church 10:00 am

              20     Church School

              27     Church School

              31     Trick or Treat   6-8 pm  Labyrinth

November 1   Stoner’s Dairy Farm Haunted Corn Maze,   Mercersburg PA  meet @ church 6:00 pm

    The Youth again will be sponsoring Operation Christmas Child.  Shoeboxes will be available soon along with information and labels, if you choose to shop yourself.   But if not, the youth will also be running their own warehouse where you can pack your box without ever leaving the church building!  November 17th will be your chance to shop in Fellowship Hall!

   Youth, we will be shopping at the OCC warehouse in Shippensburg on October 19th for any items yet needed for our warehouse.  We will meet at the church at 10:00 am.  Permissions are on the Parent Pick up table. Adult chaperoning and transportation may be needed; updated insurance coverage needed.


 So you can plan for St John's Camp next Summer 2020 the Dates are:

Camp Noah (K-2nd Grade) July 6-10, 2020

Camp Kum-Ba-Yah (3rd-5th Grades) July 12-17, 2020

Camp Galilee (6th-8th Grades) July 19-24, 2020



Last Campfire

Drag your feet to leave summer by coming to St John’s Camp for one more campfire and overnight!  Friday, September 6th, youth, ages 12 and older will gather at camp at 6:00 for pizza, a “wagon ride”, planning and one last campfire. Ignite the spirit in you for a new school year and year of fellowship as we share our start of the school year and get to know each other deeper as we serve the Lord.  We’ll break camp at 12:00.  Contact Roxanne Davenport by Wednesday September 4th 6pm if attending.  Anyone needing a ride, can meet me at St John’s on Friday at 5pm and return to church by 1:00 on Saturday.


The first meeting of the Yo-Yo’s (young youth ages Pre- 6th grade) will be on September 8th after worship, in the Youth room.  This first gathering will focus on the meaning of Communion in our worship and it is hoped that most can attend. We are finished around 12:15-12:30.

                                                                                                               Muffins for Mission

Youth 10 and older are scheduled to bake muffins at the Ronald MacDonald house affiliated with The Hershey Medical Center on Saturday September 14th.  We will leave the church around 11am with a return by 4:30pm. Come help families struggling with medical issues by showing Gods love through this small gesture. Adult chaperones are needed and drivers must have provided proof of insurance coverage.  Contact Roxanne Davenport by September 9th if attending.

VBS 2020 ALERT!! Start saving now!!!  Styrofoam coolers including those used by mail away medical companies will be needed for next years VBS. Please save and help us to reuse! See Roxanne Davenport.










Service Hours

Worship Service on Sunday

9 am Church School (September to May)
10 am Worship in Sanctuary

Saturday Worship 2nd Saturday of the Month
5:30 pm Worship in Fellowship Hall


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St. John's United Church Of Christ

1811 Lincoln Way East
Chambersburg PA 17202-3390

Tel: 717-263-8593
Fax: 717-263-9010