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:
We have several committees that need Volunteers.
Trustees - Building Maintenance
Finance team - Weekly offering counters
Mission team - To help those in need in our area
garden - to help keep our garden blooming
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
5) $1,250 to REACH LV which provides addiction recovery services to youth in the Lehigh Valley
6) $1,250 to Children’s Home of Easton which provides shelter for troubled youth and a place to call home
In total, we were able to help these organizations out in 2020.
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.
WWW - Women Working Wonders Group
Our meeting is held the 3rd Monday of the month a the church at 6:00pm. We talk and chat, we try to focus on different outreach programs within our community.
For more details contact our church office and leave your name and phone number for Alice Debus.
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.
In the past our spaghetti dinner was able to help these organization, due to Covid, we put this fundraiser on hold for another year.
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.
In 2021 we have cancelled this event due to Covid-19
In 2021 we held a hoagie/bake sale
In 2022 we held a hoagie/bake sale
Women Working Wonders Group Mission Program
In the past 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.
Sixth Street Shelter: https://sixthstreetshelter.caclv.org
Truth for Women: http://truthforwomen.org
Street Medicine: https://www.lvhn.org/community/street-medicine-program
Valor Clinic Foundation: http://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)
Always in need at BLP: chunky soups, baked beans/kidney beans, tuna/meat helper, non-sugared cereal, jelly (not grape), laundry detergent
Boy Scout and Girl Scouting Troops information
For all Girl Scout information, please contact
Miquon, PA 19444-1741
For all Boy Scout information, please contact Minsi Trail Council
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
9 AM – 5 PM (Monday – Friday)
Closed Saturday & Sunday
SCOUT SHOP HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
10 AM – 5 PM (Monday-Friday)
10 AM – 2 PM (Saturday)
991 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109
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.
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