St. John's United Church of Christ





God is still speaking!

And music is a language He uses to speak to and through us.

St. John's is committed to helping God's people of all ages develop and use their musical gifts to enrich our worship and personal devotions and to reach out to others.  We have programs for children, youth, and adults interested in contemporary and traditional music.

St. John's Praise Team is an open group of singers, guitarists, and other instrumentalists that plays for our 10:00 A.M. Worship service.  The group consists of a core of regular participants supplemented by musicians who participate on an occasional basis.  Confirmation-age teens may join the group with written parental permission. 



The Bells of St. John's is a Handbell Choir of more experienced ringers, under the direction of Gary Crum and accompanied by Gloria Crum This group plays at our 10:00am worship service several times a year and at other venues outside of the church.  ChambersBellFest is a community bell festival held in early December in our Santuary.  The Bells of St. John's rehearse on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:15pmfrom September through May .  For more information please contact Gary Crum at

The Belltones are a Handbell Choir for beginning ringers.  This group plays 3 octaves of bells under the direction of Ginny Cairns.  They rehearse on Thursday afternoons from 4:00-5:00pm from September through May and play in worship several times a year.  For more information please contact Ginny at


Senior Choir  is a group of 25 to 30 adult singers who sing each Sunday at the 10:00am worship service from September through May.  Rehearsal is held Thursday evenings from 7:30-8:30, under the direction of Gary Crum.  We welcome anyone who enjoys singing and there are no tryouts!  For more information please contact Gary Crum at


The Summer Singers are an ecumenical vocal group who love to sing and have good fellowship.  Rehearsals and engagements normally begin in late May and continue in June and July each year.  This group is under the direction of Gary and Gloria Crum.  Music used is sacred, secular, and spirituals sung in four part SATB.  Singing engagements are held in various churches and retirement homes in our area.  The group normally consists of about 70 members.  Rehearsals are held at St. John's United Church of Christ in the Choir room on Tuesday mornings at 10:00am beginning in late May.   For more information please contact Gary Crum at







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