St. John's United Church of Christ



Church School

COVID-19 UPDATE:  Church School classes continue to be held via email and Zoom



All groups begin at 9:00am September through May

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 Believe, See & 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.

Adult Options

  • Ernie Welch's Adult class - Room 7 - Analyzing and discussing the New Testament scriptures by studying "The Words of Jesus" in the Fall, Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians in the Winter, and Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians in the Spring.  All are welcome to participate. Each lesson stands alone with no "homework" or prior preparation.  
  • Connie Strunk"s Adult class - Conference Room - the opportunity to join with folks around the world who use "The Upper Room" as a tool to grow as Christians.  Join this lively group in discussing the readings from the week.  We laugh, we discuss, we ponder, we pray and we do, indeed, grow as Christians.

Service Hours

Worship Service on Sunday

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

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


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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