Children / Youth

COVID-19 UPDATE: All 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.

Vacation Bible School 2021!

We are planning a one-day outdoor Vacation Bible School (VBS) event for Saturday, July 31.

The event will be from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, with registration beginning at 8:15 am.

This year’s VBS theme is “Anchored: Deepening Faith in God.” Space is limited to 50 children, so register early!

Dive deep into scripture with us to see how God is Faithful and keeps us “Anchored”, as St. John’s hosts our 1-day VBS event on Saturday, July 31, from 9:00 to 3:00.

Due to COVID safety, we will hold this event outside, rain or shine. A volunteer orientation meeting will be held on July 26th at 7:00 in Room 116. Please contact Roxanne Davenport if you can volunteer.

Monetary donations towards craft expenses are always welcome.

Our VBS work days are scheduled for July 11 and 18 after worship (~11 am). Pizza and drinks will be provide or bring your own lunch. Please RSVP to Roxanne.

Register for St. John’s UCC’s VBS here! (

Please call the Church Office at (717) 263-8593 to cancel if you find your child/children will not be able to attend.

Thank you for the donation of items for “Knights of North Castle.” We will use them in 2022!

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.

Youth group is 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

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
Office Hours: 9 am – 3 pm, M – F