St. John's United Church of Christ



Christian Education

Youth Sunday School--9 AM

Church School for Grades Preschool through Grade 6 begins in room 2 with an Opening where the relationship of the altar colors and symbols to the church year are explained, offering collected, and special announcements made.   Students are then dismissed to their age appropriate classes.

Preschool thru 2nd grade class: Stays in room 2 after Opening.  The curriculum “Holy Moly” is used to illustrate Bible stories using animated videos without narration to allow students to retell the story in their own words. Exploration of the story continues through discussion and leaflets with activities to reinforce the lesson.

Grades 3-6th class: Moves upstairs to room 13 after offering.  The lectionary based curriculum “Spark Activate Faith” is used to stimulate the youth’s faith to BelieveSee Do God’s Word plus love and serve others.  Through prayers, discussion questions, hand-on activities, interactive games the youth will use facts & stories about past history, modern-day issues and personal reflections to explore bible stories.  Learning continues with a Take Home Family Page-Read it! Talk about it! Live it!

Grades 7-12th class: Meets in the Youth room. The first half of the year traces the roots of our Christian faith from the early acts of the apostles as was recorded in Acts, and the importance of Paul's letters. Then the persecution, growth and division of the Christian Church up to its present day form. Through it all, teens are asked to look for "what this means to them, in their faith journey in today's world?"  Also, discussion type of class using the series “Groove” Bible study, which is especially written for teenagers encourages teens to learn the essentials of their faith, own story, and engage the world in serving Jesus.  Each of the 11 books in the series covers a different topic and is completed in 6-8 weeks.


The Upper Room Adult Sunday School Class

The Upper Room Sunday School Class is led by Connie Strunk at 9 AM in the Conference Room. We will study the Daily Devotional, The Upper Room, a daily scripture and learn a new bible verse each month.

The Upper Room's mission is to provide a practical way to listen to scripture, connect with believers around the world, and spend time with God each day.

We are a fun group. We put our pocket change into a mason jar each week and use those funds to help those in need. We pray together and share our joys and our concerns. We reach out to those in our backyard, across the nation and around the world.

We gather together at different times of the year in different homes to celebrate and give thanks to God for the goodness of life Please join us. There is always room for many more to gather around the table in The Upper Room.


Ernie’s Adult Sunday School Class

The adult Sunday school class taught by Ernie Welch in Room 7 (9:00 am to 9:50 am) will be studying the following scriptural sections:

In the fall, “The Words of Jesus Only” will be a study of Jesus’ sermons, prayers, and discourses.

In the winter, the sessions will examine, analyze, and discuss Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.

In the spring, the third of the tri-semester topics will be a study of Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians.



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