St. John's United Church of Christ



Nursery School

July 31, 2020

Dear Nursery School Families,


After much prayerful thought, many discussions, attention to medical facts, and the current situation in our area, we are saddened to announce that St. John’s Nursery School will not open in September 2020.  Our first priority is keeping students and their families, staff and their families, church members and their families safe.  These are tough and uncertain times and this is a difficult and distressing decision, but we feel it is necessary.


Like the CASD, there were many factors that influenced this decision:

  • A sustained rise in COVID-19 cases in Franklin County

  • Reservations of families regarding facial coverings

  • Our ability to fully staff and to manage school due to quarantining

  • Low registration numbers


St. John’s Nursery School would have celebrated our 50th anniversary of providing quality preschool education for young children in the Chambersburg area.  It is our hope to continue to provide this sustained community outreach service in the future, when the situation improves, and we can joyfully welcome families back to St. John’s.  The church will greatly miss the daily smiles and interactions with the amazing children and their families who enter our building.


We wish you all the best as we travel these months ahead. 

Peace and grace!

St. John’s UCC Nursery School Ministry


NOTE:  It is our plan to reevaluate the situation throughout the fall and revisit the possibility of starting school after the first of the year. 




If you are interested in a quality preschool program that focuses on developmentally appropriate activities for children ages 2, 3 & 4, please click on the Registration Tab on the right of this page.  



2020-2021 Class Configurations

** Classes are put on hold until the Nursery School Ministry reevaluates the Covid-19 situation this fall **


NOTE: For All by Myself, child does not need to be bathroom independent. Pull-ups are permitted.

                    All By Myself: 2 year old, 2 day Program -- meets T, Th     9:30-11:30  

                    All By Myself: 2 year old, 2 day Program -- meets M, W     9:30-11:30                   


NOTE: For all 3 and 4 year old classes, child MUST be bathroom independent. NO pull-ups are permitted.

                    3 year old, 2 day Program --                  meets T, Th         9:30-12:00                 

                    3 year old, 3 day Program --                  meets M, W, F     9:30-12:00                       

                    3 year old, 3 day Extended Program -- meets M, W, F     9:30-12:00 M, F  

                                                                                                                  9:30-1:30 W (child brings lunch)          


                    4 year old, 2 day Program -- meets T, Th          9:30-1:30 (child brings lunch)  

                    4 year old, 3 day Program -- meets M, W, F      9:30-1:30 (child brings lunch)  

                    4 year old, 5 day Program -- meets M-F            9:30-1:30 M, W, F (child brings lunch)

                                                                                                  9:30-12:00 T, Th



**For the safety of all the children, St. John's Nursery School is a NUT-FREE facility**





Contact Kari Rock, Nursery School Director, at 




End of the Year Carnival Celebration







Celebrating the Winter Olympics


Practicing writing the letter that makes the beginning sound!


Olaf visited on Frozen Day!


Learning to express ourselves with pictures and words!


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!




Happy Fall



Thank You Fayetteville Fire Co for teaching us about Fire Safety!




Thank you to all of the families that participated in Nursery School Sunday.  It was a blessed day!





Thank you to all of our Nursery School Families for a fantastic school year.  We wish the best to all of our graduates as they transition to Kindergarten and we look forward to seeing many of you next year and meeting our new Nursery School children.  Have a safe and fun summer!



Service Hours

Worship Service on Sunday

10 am Worship Outdoors (on the rear lawn)
10 am Worship Online (via YouTube)

Saturday Worship 2nd Saturday of the Month
5:30 pm Worship Outdoors (on the rear lawn)


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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