Our History

If the pandemic has kept you apart from us, please help support the many missions of Zion! Our assistance to those less fortunate continues during these challenging times, as well as for the ongoing upkeep of our church. Be a part of our gift-giving. Send your check to: Treasurer, Zion Reformed Church, 259 S. Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Colonial Era circular staircases, artifacts from the early 1800s and a welcoming sanctuary await your visit to Zion Reformed UCC

Zion's 1813 crystal chandelier always delights churchgoers and is lowered and lit only Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve

One of America's original 'Rose Rent Churches,' Zion Reformed Church is on the National Register of Historic Places

Rose Rent Sunday 2023 - June 11

Lois Picking, descendant of a church founder Nicholas Snider, at left accepts Zion's Rose Rent from a Zion congregation member. Lois also provided those gathered with a brief history on the founding of Zion.

Rev. Jeffrey Diller Named Pastor Emeritus in Special Ceremony

​Click on the pamphlet at the upper left to read about Zion's legendary crystal chandelier, first hung in 1813 and then lost to history for many years until its restoration and re-dedication in the late 1970s. Today it is lowered only for Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve services in the sanctuary.

Click on the pamphlet at the upper right to download, read and printout our Zion Reformed UCC church brochure. This piece is now available at our local visitor centers and Chamber, to help us spread the news of our history, heritage and family activities here at Zion!

Click to see our services and observances. We begin Summer Worship the first Sunday in July, and end with Labor Day Weekend

Pastor Tom Dunkle Installed February 22, 2022 as Zion's New Spiritual Leader

Zion Reformed Church, UCC • 259 South Main Street • Chambersburg, PA 17201
A Church in the Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Christ
Phone: (717) 264-2854
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Our Sanctuary and Social Rooms are Handicap Accessible

Now With Off-Street Parking for our Worshipers and Visitors

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Inside Zion

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Our church family enjoyed a covered dish family dinner on Tuesday December 6, 2022. Don't be shy about our activities – always feel free to join us!

Zion Reformed Church, UCC – Chambersburg, PA

Church School: 9:30 am  –  Regular Worship: 10:45 am  –  Summer Worship: 9:00 am    

* Summer worship begins the first Sunday in July and ends with Labor Day Weekend

Rev. Thomas Dunkle, Pastor                        Rev. Jeffrey Diller, Pastor Emeritus

A view from Zion's balcony looks down on those gathered on Sunday, February 22 2022, for the formal installation ceremonies for the Rev. Thomas Dunkle, as the latest pastor of Zion Reformed Church UCC.

On November 16 2021, Zion Reformed UCC and Rev. Tom Dunkle hosted Rev. Jeffrey Diller, past Interim Pastor Rev. Bob Mcfarlane, and several pastoral members of our Association, for the installation of Rev. Diller (center, rear) as Pastor Emeritus of Zion, following his 31 years of dedicated service from 1987-2018.

Rev. Thomas Dunkle, left, installed February 22, 2022 as Zion's newest pastor, poses with Rev. Robert Mcfarlane, Zion's interim pastor from 2019 to 2022, at the reception following the installation.

A Living Connection to the Past as An Historic "Rose Rent Church"

Our Services

Crystal Chandelier

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