Outreach and our Community

Chestnut Hill Church provides support and a helping hand to individuals and organizations throughout our community.

Check this site and our Facebook page for updates on the latest events and how you can get involved:

Watch for these annual events!

  • Souperbowl Sunday — benefiting Betty Lou's Pantry

  • Spring Brunch — the men cook for the ladies!

  • Easter Egg Hunt - the Sunday before Easter, after church service

  • Church Yard Sale and Bake Sale — clean out your closets and find new treasures - First Saturday of October

In 2020 we were able to contribute to these organizations through our mission program

1) $750 to Holiday Hope Chests to sponsor boxes for the older children (resulted in 15 boxes)

2) $1,250 to The Covenant House who provides housing, shelter, and hope to homeless children (wwwcovenanthouse.org)

3) $1,250 to Betty Lou’s Pantry to provide Christmas Gift Cards to families of our community (www.bettylouspantry.com)

4) $1,250 to Allentown Rescue Mission who provides housing and food for the homeless population of Allentown 

 (www.allentownrescuemission.org)

5) $1,250 to REACH LV which provides addiction recovery services to youth in the Lehigh Valley

(www.reachlvyouthrecoverycenter.org)

6) $1,250 to Children’s Home of Easton which provides shelter for troubled youth and a place to call home

(www.thechildrenshome.org)

 

In total, we gave $7,000 to other organizations this Christmas.

Keep an eye on bulletins and newsletters for ways that we can all help individually in the upcoming year.

The Sunday School children and adults wish to thank the members of the church for their generous donations for the "Holiday Hope Chests" project.

For 2016, 2017. 2018 and 2019 - The children packed 21 chests (shoeboxes) with age and gender appropriate gifts for the less fortunate children living in the Lehigh Valley. Also, thank you to the adults who wrapped the lids and bottoms of the shoeboxes. We greatly appreciated their accomplishment.

Our boxes will be distributed to LV Non-profit agencies serving children. "Holiday Hope Chests" is a new mission project for the Sunday School Children, and we are proud of your and their efforts. 

Sunday School children make Holiday Hope Chests

WWW - Whine, Women and Worries Group

Our meeting are held the 3rd Monday of the month a the church at 6:30pm. We talk and chat, we try to focus on different outreach programs within our community.

Contact Stephanie Creyer for more details: slcreyer@aol.com

Each month we select an organization who has a need for us to sponsor. We ask our members to contribute items in need and/or money, which is always welcome. 

All women of the church are encouraged and welcome to attend some or all of the meetings.

For our annual spaghetti free will dinner and basket raffle, we select an organization and donate 50% of our funds raised.  All the meal supplies and baskets are donated by the members of our church. 

In 2017 we sponsored Salvation Army Foster Care and Adoption Program.

In 2018 we sponsored Turning Point of Lehigh Valley, a women and children's shelter.

In 2019 we sponsored Center of Humanistic Change of Lehigh Valley. 

In 2020 we were unable to have our annual dinner due to Covid-19.

Whine, Women and Worries Group Summer Mission Program

This summer we raised funds to support 5 charitable organizations in our area. There was a tree with envelopes attached from $1.00 to $100.00. You picked an envelope from the tree and over the summer you added cash to the envelope to meet the dollar amount on the envelope. Click on the attached links below to learn more about each organization. ALL money raised was split between these 5 wonderful organizations, each receiving a little over $1000.00 thanks to our generous donors.

Lifepathhttp://www.lifepath.org

 

Sixth Street Shelterhttps://sixthstreetshelter.caclv.org

 

Truth for Women:  http://truthforwomen.org

 

Street Medicine:  https://www.lvhn.org/community/street-medicine-program

 

Valor Clinic Foundationhttp://www.valorclinic.org

Betty Lou's Pantry

We're proud to partner with Betty's Lou's Pantry to serve the needs of over 115 Southern Lehigh area families. Our donations of food, supplies, money and volunteer hours make a difference in the lives of those in need in our community. There are 12 church's in the Southern Lehigh area that participate in this wonderful organization.

Summer Collections for BLP -

Toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste/brushes, aspirin,

body lotion, shaving products, band-aids, etc.

(These are products that cannot be purchased with food stamps)

 

Place donations in bin on table in Fellowship Hall. If you’d like to contribute but are not ready to return to physical church, contact Alice Debus (adebus1@ptd.net) or Laura Held (heldy2@ptd.net)

 

Always in need at BLP: chunky soups, baked beans/kidney beans, tuna/meat helper, non-sugared cereal, jelly (not grape), laundry detergent

We support Betty Lou's Pantry
Chestnut Hill Church is honored to sponsor Boy and Girl Scouting Troops.

As a charter organization we are proud to support our next generation of leaders by sponsoring several scout groups. We are proud of their commitment to service and all the great work they do in the community. To learn more about Girl Scout programs, go to gsep.org. For questions about Boy Scouts, email scoutmaster@troop334.net.

We sponsor Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops

Scout meeting nights:

Monday night at 7:30 pm – Boy Scouts – Leader is Dave Wheeler  email: scoutmaster@troop334.net

Wednesday night 6:30 pm – Webelos I – Leader is Ted Dale 

email:theodore.dale@gmail.com

Wednesday night 6:00 pm- Tigers – Leader Brian Kieffer

Phone Number:  610-390-7323

Thursday night 5:30-7:30 – Webelos II – Leader is Beth Van Houdt email: pjharleyvan@yahoo.com

Thursday night 6-7 pm – Wolves & Bears – Leader is Theresa Whitebread

email: tlw0612@gmail.com

 

The Webelos II girls are not meeting in the church and their leader is Jill Wheeler

Recycling

Recycling is good for the environment and it also benefits our church in a small way!

Computer Printer Cartridges: Drop off your old inkjet, laser/toner cartridges

There is a cartridge recycling box in the lower narthex at Church - We earn $2.00 credit for every cartridge recycled, which is used to pay for our office supplies; such as paper for printing our Sunday Bulletins & church newsletter, cartridges for our printers and copier, and general office supplies.

Aluminum Cans: All aluminum soda and beer cans. No aluminum pie pans or aluminum foil

Take your items to the back side door. We earn the going rate that is paid for aluminum.

Newspapers & magazines: no cardboard & no shredded paper

Drop your items in the yellow bin across the street from the church. We earn $5.00 for every ton of paper recycled.

Metal items, large and small: appliances (stoves, sinks, dishwashers, refrigerators: Freon must be drained), lawn mowers, old cars, metal cabinets, metal poles & shelving, etc.

Bring your items to Prospect Metal Company at 1575 Route 309, Quakertown, PA 18951  215-536-6859. When you pull onto the drive-on scale, please give them our church name and they will credit your recycling weight/amount to our account: Chestnut Hill Church