Local Houses of Worship

As an institution with a long standing Presbyterian heritage Wilson College encourages students to build their spiritual life through both involvement in worship at Wilson, and through participation in a worshiping community in the local area. Wilson is proud of its positive relationship with the Chambersburg community and therefore strongly encourages students to get involved with churches and volunteer organizations in the community.

The college worships as a community on Wednesdays from 12 noon - 12:30 p.m. We do not celebrate the service of the Lord’s Day as Wilson College is not primarily a worshipping community, but an academic institution. Instead, we encourage students to attend a weekend worship service of their own religious tradition in order to maintain their spiritual practice.

The organizations listed in this section of the website are local religious communities that have expressed interest in inviting students, faculty and staff to join them in worship. This is not meant to be an all-inclusive list. The information is current as of September 2010.

Worship in the Local Community

Buddhist

Vikatadamshtri Buddhist Center
2937 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD
410-243-3837
Numerous branches, including one in Harrisburg

Kalpa Buddhist Center
1419 N 2nd St. Harrisburg PA, 17102

Tibetan Meditation Center
Sundays 10 am - noon
9301 Gambrill Park Rd., Frederick, MD
301-473-5750

Christian

Adventist

The Seventh Day Adventist Church
Saturday, 9 a.m. service
160 East Liberty St., Chambersburg, PA
717-264-8508
www.chambersburgSDA.com

African Methodist Episcopal

John Wesley AME Zion Church
Rev./Dr. Allie Harper
Sundays: 8 and 11 a.m. services
155 West Catherine St., Chambersburg, PA
717-267-3946

St. James African Methodist Episcopal
More info forthcoming
11 a.m. service
510 South Main St., Chambersburg, PA
717-264-4225

Assembly of God

New Franklin Assembly of God
Pastor William Dick
9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:25 a.m. Morning Worship, 7 p.m. Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service for all ages 7 - 8:30 p.m.
2355 New Franklin Road, Chambersburg, PA
717-263-5046

Baptist Church

First Baptist Church of Chambersburg
Rev. Jim Belt
Deacon Cheryl Filsom, 717-372-7678
9:30 – 10:30 Morning Worship; 10:30 – 11 Fellowship time;
11 – Noon Sunday School for all ages
741 S. Coldbrook Ave, Chambersburg, PA
717-263-4027

Grace Baptist Church
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:45a.m. and 6 p.m. Evening Worship
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
2475 McCleary Dr., Chambersburg, PA 17201
717-267-2275
www.gbcchambersburg.org

Brethren in Christ

Chambersburg Brethren In Christ
Rev. Larry Locke
8:15 a.m. Traditional service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School;
10:45 a.m. Contemporary service;
465 Center St. Chambersburg PA
717-264-7632
www.chambersburgbic.org

Church of the Brethren

Chambersburg Church of the Brethren
Rev. Harold Yeager
8:30 a.m. - Traditional Services; 10:45 a.m. - Blended Service
260 South Fourth St., Chambersburg, PA
717-264-6957
www.chambcob.org

Church of Christ

Chambersburg Church of Christ
Minister Charles Hill
Sunday: Bible class 9:30 a.m. , Worship 10:30 a.m., and
Evening Study 6:30p.m.
230 South Third St., Chambersburg, PA
717-261-0835
www.chambersburgcofc.org

Christ Science

First Church of Christ Scientist
10:30 a.m. Sunday School service, Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
1040 Edgar Avenue, Chambersburg, PA
717-263-5550

Episcopal

Trinity Episcopal Church
Rev. Patrick P. Pierce
8 a.m. Eucharistic and 10 a.m. Eucharistic w/music service,
and a noon Wednesday Healing Service
58 South Second Street, Chambersburg, PA
717-264-6351

Evangelical Lutheran


First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Rev. Steven Dorsett
9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:45 a.m. Worship
43 West Washington Street, Chambersburg
717-264-2015
www.felcc.org

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Rev. Neil Hively, Rev. Tara Magoon
8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Traditional services; 11 a.m. Contemporary service,
12:10 p.m. Wednesday in Chapel, Saturday 5 p.m. Informal Traditional
26 West Commerce Street, Chambersburg
717-263-8156

Second Evangelical Lutheran Church
Pastor Henry Johnson
Cell: 709-1404
9 a.m. Adult Sunday School; 10 a.m. Worship Service w/communion;
240 East Washington Street, Chambersburg
717-263-5102

Church of God

Chambersburg First Church of God
Pastor Earl Mills
8:30 a.m. Traditional Service, 9:45 a.m. Contemporary and Blended, 11:15 a.m. Contemporary
2230 Grandpoint Rd., Chambersburg, PA
717-263-9523
www.chambersburgfirstchurchofgod.com

Korean Baptist

Waynesboro Korean Baptist Church

12765 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro, PA
717-765-8958

Mennonite

Chambersburg Mennonite Church
Pastor Jerry Roth
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School, and 10 a.m. Worship Service
1800 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg PA
717-264-5520

Pleasant View Mennonite Church

Pastor Allen Lehman
9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:30 a.m. Worship service
346 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg
717-264-1319
www.pleasantview.pa.us.mennonite.net

Orthodox

St. Catherine’s Eastern Orthodox Church
Saturday service: 6:30 pm
Sunday divine liturgy: 10 am
Sunday church school: 11:30 am
433 Liberty St., Hagerstown, MD
301-790-2616

St. Mary Orthodox Church
Rev. Fr. Theodore Pulcini, Pastor, 717-249-5319
9 a.m. Services of masses, 10 a.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy
2063 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA
717-267-1387

Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church
Rev. Matthew Richardson
8:30 a.m. Contemporary service; 10:45 Traditional service; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Worship
40 Lincoln Way West, (Memorial Square), Chambersburg
717-264-4113
Email: cpc@centralonthesquare.org

Falling Spring Presbyterian Church
Rev. Wayne A. Lowe, Jr.
8:30 a.m. Contemporary, 9:45 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. Traditional
221 North Main Street, Chambersburg
717-264-5715
www.pcfallingspring.org

Quaker

Quaker (Society of Friends)
Sunday at 10:30 a.m. service
Chambersburg Friends Meeting
630 Lindia Drive, Chambersburg
717-261-0736

Roman Catholic


Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Roman Catholic)

Father James O'Brien
Saturday - 5 p.m. mass
Sunday - 7:30, 9, 10:30 a.m. and noon masses, Spanish Mass Sunday Evenings 5 p.m.
320 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg
717-264-6317

United Brethren

King Street United Brethren Church
Rev. John Beukema
8:30 a.m. Traditional service; 9:45 a.m. Contemporary service;
11:00 a.m. Blended service
162 E. King Street, Chambersburg
717-264-4651
www.kschurch.org

Salem United Brethren Church
Rev. Art Page, Pastor; Rev. Jason Baker, Associate Pastor
8:30 a.m. Traditional, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School,
10:30 a.m. Fellowship, 11:00 a.m. Contemporary
4349 Letterkenny Road, Chambersburg
717-263-4123
www.salemub.org

United Church of Christ


St. John’s United Church of Christ
Pastor Mark Ruzicka
9 a.m. Contemporary service; 11 a.m. Traditional service
1811 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg
717-263-8593
www.stjohnschambersburg.org

United Methodist

First United Methodist Church
Rev. Dick Williams
8:15 a.m. Traditional service; 9:30 a.m. Contemporary service; 10:45 a.m. Blended service
225 South Second Street, Chambersburg
717-263-8491
fumc@innernet.net

Park Avenue United Methodist Church
Rev. Suzanne Elliott
8:15 a.m. Casual service; 10:30 a.m. Traditional service,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. for all ages
125 Park Avenue, Chambersburg
717-263-2364
www.parkavenueumc.org

Salvation Army (Undenominational)
159 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg
717-264-6169

Zion Reformed Church
Pastor Diller
9 a.m. Worship Service; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School and worship service
259 South Main Street, Chambersburg
717-264-2854

Hindu

Sri Shirdi SAI Baba Temple
1449 Abers Creek Road, Montroeville, PA 15146
(412) 374-9244

Hindu Temple Society
4200 Airport Road, Allentown, PA 18109
(610) 264-2810

Samarpan Hindu Temple
6515 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149
(215) 537-9537
http://www.samarpantemple.org

Hindu American Religious Institute
301 Steigerwalt Hollow Road, New Cumberland, PA 17070
(717) 774-7750
http://www.haritemple.org

Jewish

Congregation Sons of Israel
Rabbi Jill Hackell
rabbi@sonsofisraelofchambersburg.org
Lynne Newman, Religious Chair
Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. Torah Twice on Mondays
209 E. King Street, Chambersburg
717-264-2915

Congregation B’nai Abraham
53 E. Baltimore Street, Hagerstown, MD
301-733-5039


Muslim

Islamic Society of Western Maryland
2036 Day Road, Hagerstown, MD
301-797-0922

Islamic Society of Frederick
1250 Key Parkway, Frederick, MD
301-620-4309

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Contact

Rosie Magee
Chaplain
717 264 4141, ext. 3307
chaplain@wilson.edu