We strive to share the good news of God’s love with all God’s people through study, worship, and service.
Christ United Church of Christ began in 1828 as Christ Reformed Church. Both the Lutheran and Reformed churches held services in the Jefferson school house until about 1830, when they jointly built St. Emmanuel’s Church, which served both congregations as a union church. This church lasted until 1883 when it was torn down. The Reformed congregation then purchased a lot on Baltimore Street, and a new church for their needs was built for $3,500.
Improvements followed in 1913, including a new steeple and cement stairs leading into the building. Later, a new pipe organ was added, as well as a cracked bell replaced.
In 1953, the church celebrated 125 years. A few years later, the church was enlarged with a new sanctuary and additional Sunday school space. In 1957, the church become a part of the United Church of Christ.
In 2022, our congregation began a partner program with Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, Spring Grove, where services are held alternating weeks at each church.
The church bulletin will be updated every Thursday. Click the link below to view bulletin.
Our many other events and times will be published in our weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter.
Is available at rear of church. Drive up alley alongside church and park on right.
Is located in our spacious lot across from the church.
Is available to and from basement and first floor.
As we noted in our history, Christ UCC has served the Jefferson and Codorus community since 1828.
We offer a mixed-age group of congregants, large enough to be a vibrant and healthy church, yet small enough to know and like one another.
No matter where you are on your faith journey, you are welcome at Christ United Church of Christ!
Visit us on any Sunday, and let us show you what we mean…
In addition to our designated pastor, Rev. Larry Smith, the church regular support staff includes our secretary, Evonne Fishel, organist, Mary Arnold, and custodian, Glenn Bortner. We also have volunteers who do many other jobs that are a part of church life: Lay Readers and musicians or vocalists who lend their talents to our weekly worship services; Council members who attend to the business of the church; teachers and leaders who teach our children, youth, and adults; committee members who oversee our fund-raising, fellowship, outings, future vision, and pastor-parish relations; volunteers who help out around the building and grounds; and folks who visit and telephone church members and friends
We also have volunteers who do many other jobs that are a part of church life: Readers for some of the scriptures, acolytes, and musicians or vocalists who lend their talents to our weekly programs and service.
Our office is open Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Meetings with the pastor are by appointment.
To reach us by email, use the form below and simply submit it. We will respond quickly.