Fellowship Groups & Leadership Roles
The "Golden Girls" group was formed to keep the senior ladies involved in church activities. We meet mainly during the winter months. In the year 2011 we did several fundraisers---made Crispy Chocolate Peanut butter Eggs for Easter, 69 pies for our Fall Festival, 45 pies for Thanksgiving, and 300 popcorn balls for Christmas. All our proceeds go to support our church.
Lois Jordan (717-818-5488)
Eight O'Clock Circle
The Ladies Eight O’Clock Circle was originally formed in the 1950’s to create a social time for ladies to get together outside of church. They currently meet at the homes of different members at 7 pm on the first Wednesday of months September through June. The meetings are lead with inspirational readings, crafts, and games. Through the years, this group has baked Fastnachts, held yard sales, and put on small skits and fashion shows to raise money to help pay for fixtures in our church and to give to organizations in need including the Collinsville Library, Camp Donegal, Presbyterian Flood Relief, Mason Dixon Food Locker, and Habitat for Humanity. We also have a Ladies Spring Banquet, Christmas Banquet and Santa Breakfast each year for members of our congregation and families.
Sueann Workinger (email@example.com)
The Men's Brotherhood began in 1952 under the guidance of Rev. Dunlap. These men of our church are loyal and dedicated to service of the Church and the brotherhood of man. Each year they farm the "Lord's" Acre (approx. 7 Ac. of the church property, using the proceeds to carry out good deeds like helping local families in need and donating to various charities and to the the worldmission of the Heifer Project. They also contribute to the needs of our church and sponsor the gospel bluegrass music for our Rural Life Sunday service each year on the first Sunday in June. All men of the church are a part of the Brotherhood which meets on an 'on call' basis after church whenever a need arises.
Gene Kilgore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Youth Group is an active part of Chanceford's congregation that was created for kids grades 7-12 to make friends and have fun while worshiping God. The youth meets once a month for activities including softball games with other community youth groups, lasertag, camping, visiting amusement parks, and snowtubing. Every year the youth participates in several mission projects such as the 30-Hour Famine, the Mason Dixon CROP Walk, and "Souper Bowl of Caring" during which they raise money, collect can-food items for the hungry, and volunteer at food lockers and nursing homes. Each spring, the youth holds a car wash and sandwich fundrasier to raise money for their summer trip to the annual Creation Festival where they enjoy christian music concerts, spritual lectures, and late-night bonfires. During the winter months, they play dodgeball on sunday evenings from 6-8pm (charging $2.00 per person to raise money for our churches building fund), and put on a play every Christmas during Chanceford's candlelight service.
Mission Kids is a group for children 3rd to 8th grade who want to continue to learn and serve their God by putting others first in their everyday lives. We do this by doing mission projects such as serving a meal at Compassionate Ministries in Delta, doing spring clean up work for the elderly, ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, walking in the CROP walk, sending Care Packages to our college students, and more. We also learn as much as we can about how God wants us to live through devotions and bible studies. We also get together for movie nights, parties, and rehearsals for plays that we put on to help raise money for our church building fund.
Penny Snyder (email@example.com)
At the present time, the adult choir consists of thirteen members: three basses, three tenors, four altos, and three sopranos. New members are always welcome! Teenagers, also are very welcome. We sing a variety of music from traditional church music in four part harmony, gospel (a favorite), folk music, to contemporary anthems. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 7:30-8:30pm beginning after Labor Day and running until after Memorial Day. We are a very congenial group and enjoy several social events during the season. Our mission is to enrich the church service and to sing to the glory of God.
Sueann Workinger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Session consists of six elders, the pastor as moderator and presently a non-voting elder who is serving as the Clerk. The Session is the ruling body of the congregation which is responsible for governing the congregation, making sure that provision is made for regular worship including the administration of the Sacraments of the Lord’s Supper and Baptism, the spiritual nurture of its members, and ministry to and in the community in which the congregation resides. All financial responsibility ultimately belongs to the session, although certain responsibilities may be delegated to others such as a board of deacons and/or a board of trustees.
As delegated by the Session, the Board of Trustees at Chanceford Presbyterian Church provides oversight for all matters pertaining to the building and grounds. There are six trustees on the board. Once a year the Session and the Trustees meet to create the budget for the following year, with final approval belonging to the Session.
The Chanceford Cemetery Association was chartered and incorporated on May 1, 1950 to provide perpetual care and maintaience of the cemetery as well as the building and property. The Association land consists of 7 acres including the cemetery and the "Old Church". Members include any lot owners in the cemetery or their heirs or successors and the trustees of the corporation. An annual business meeting is held on the first Sunday of June at 2:00 pm each year in the old church building.
Bob Jordan (email@example.com)