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.

Upcoming Events:

Due to COVID-19, there are no upcoming events scheduled at this time 


The tentative dates for Vacation Bible School for 2021 are:  July 25th- July 29th

The following items are requested to be donated for the upcoming VBS: 

Cotton filler/batting

Rolls of Iridescent cloth/paper

Empty cardboard tubes from toilet paper, paper towels and wrapping paper

Long brown paper used as filler in packaging

Styrofoam coolers/lids used in shipping refrigerated foods/medications

Puzzle pieces small to medium size (3/4”-1 ½” pieces)

Scrabble tiles

This is only a beginning list and more will be added as we go along so please continue to check it.  Items may be dropped at the church office in the cart by Fellowship Hall.  Thank you for your ongoing support to this great ministry!

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