What to Expect on Sunday at CHPC
Camp Hill Presbyterian Church is an inclusive community of faith that worships, learns, serves, and shares together.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are your Sunday services like?
The congregation is social and emphasizes welcome. Worship services include joyous prayer and praise, singing, choral and instrumental music, reading of Scripture, preaching of the gospel, and the celebration of Sacraments (Baptism and the Lord’s Supper). The style of worship is neither wholly traditional or unstructured, drawing from ancient liturgical and contemporary styles. A bulletin provides clear instructions for participation. The sanctuary is easy to visit. Visitors are able to enter and exit the sanctuary discreetly or may prefer to remain in the social spaces and visit with folks.
What will happen when I visit for the first time?
From the parking lot to the Gathering Place, Welcomers are available to answer questions and provide directions. There is time for fellowship before and after the service in the Gathering Place with refreshments and opportunities to visit and learn more about ministry at Camp Hill Presbyterian Church.
What should I wear?
At worship, congregants wear a variety of clothing, from business jackets and dresses to shorts and sneakers. Casual dress is not inappropriate or unusual.
Do you have activities for my children?
Children are welcome in worship. During the school year, there is a special children's message early in the worship service. After the children's message children are invited to a special worship and learning experience just for them. Childcare with trained child care workers is available for newborns to 6 year olds. Welcomers are on hand to provide directions to the nursery, sanctuary seating near a designated Children's Corner with table and chairs, or nursing and changing rooms. Of course, children may remain with you if you prefer.
How do I get to the church?
Detailed directions are available HERE.
We are located at 101 N. 23rd St., Camp Hill, PA. The church is located at the corner of N. 23rd and Walnut in Camp Hill, PA, one block north of Market Street. A large parking lot is across Walnut St. from the church. A brick walkway off Walnut St. leads to the lower level main entrance and our Gathering Place. Here you will find stairs and an elevator to the sanctuary and all other parts of the church. Additional parking is available in the municipal lot one block east on Walnut St. There is also limited street parking including designated handicap and visitor parking.
Is there a place where people can socialize before and after worship?
The Gathering Place is just inside the Walnut St. lower level entrance. Here, Welcomers can provide directions, informational material and answers to questions for new visitors and returning members. There is also a video display of current event information.
Coffee and refreshments are available in the Gathering Place and Fellowship Hall at 9:00 am before and after the worship service during the school year. Times and items vary during the summer.
How can I stay Informed?
Use our website, review activities on our electronic bulletin boards, visit our social media pages or subscribe to our weekly news email to stay informed. Contact Associate Pastor Stuart Seelman at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about visiting or finding a church home in our congregation.