About Us

Welcome to Chiques

United Methodist Church

We are a community United Methodist Church, striving to live out the Biblical command to love God, and love one another. This means worshiping and following Jesus Christ not only through our words, but also through the lives we lead.

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 

John 13:34 NIV


Two churches came together to form Chiques United Methodist Church, the Mount Joy and Salunga Methodist Churches.  The new site for the church was at the midpoint of the two churches.  The name Chiques was selected because of the new property being situated between the Big and Little Chiques creeks.  This is where we are standing today!    The Mount Joy Methodist Church was founded  in 1834.  The Salunga church was founded  in 1889. Both congregations came together on the Easter afternoon of March 29, 1959 to break ground for the new church.  Many additions have been added to the church since the cornerstone was laid on June 7th and the new building dedicated on November 10th of that year. The original pipe organ from the Mount Joy church was brought to the new site, but has since been replaced with an electronic Rodgers organ. Today, you will find the church bell from the Salunga church refurbished and restored at Chiques UM Church.    

To God Be the Glory!