St. John's United Church of Christ



Children / Youth

COVID-19 UPDATE: Outdoor activities are being planned at the discretion of the Youth Director. These activities will be shared via Facebook, the church website, E-Blast, and email.  The normal monthly meetings are not being held at this time. 

Upcoming Events:

  • October 30 @ 6pm at the Herbert Family Farm:  Fall Family Fun Night


Due to the COVID 19 crisis, St. John's UCC will not be hosting a VBS program this summer.  We look forward to seeing everyone in August of 2021.  Please stay safe!

Although we are unable to run a VBS program this summer, we are still working on plans for next year.  The following items you are asked to save over the next year:

Cotton filler/batting

Rolls of Iridescent cloth/paper

Empty cardboard tubes from toilet paper, paper towels and wrapping paper

Long brown paper used as filler in packaging

Styrofoam coolers/lids used in shipping refrigerated foods/medications

Puzzle pieces small to medium size (3/4”-1 ½” pieces)

Scrabble tiles

This is only a beginning list and more will be added as we go along so please continue to check it.  Items may be dropped at the church office when we are open again.   Thank you for your ongoing support to this great ministry!




St. John’s has two 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.






MELINDA ORNDORFF  717-264-4112





Service Hours

Worship Service on Sunday

10 am Worship Indoors (in our Sanctuary)
10:15 am Worship Online (via YouTube)

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


Email Blast

Contact Us

St. John's United Church Of Christ

1811 Lincoln Way East
Chambersburg PA 17202-3390

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