Community outreach

Chapel in the Pines provides many services as an outreach to the community.

  • food closet

    Weekly on Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

    Chapel in the Pines is blessed to be a participant in the Resource Connection Food Bank, just one of the many programs Calaveras County's Resource Connection offers. The Food Bank's volunteers provide over 1,000 hours of labor and caring for the Calaveras community each month. And, here at Chapel, our many volunteers faithfully give of their time each week to manage our downstairs Food Closet.

    Arnold's Big Trees Bible Church has partnered with us in this endeavor, providing additional financial support to ensure our church food pantry is always well stocked. These two relationships have given us the ability to provide food for lower-income families throughout the Hwy. 4 corridor.

    Our Food Closet is located downstairs in Fellowship Hall with easy access directly from the parking lot. It is open each Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. No one is turned away, but all visitors are asked to complete a brief application form for record-keeping purposes.

  • Do-wooders

    Mondays & Wednesdays 8am to 10:45am at the Do-wooders yard behind the Bistro.

    This outreach program provides split wood to the community at no cost. A group of hearty Chapel men gather together to transform fallen trees into split wood using all manner of powered equipment. 

    If you're interested in being a part of this endeavor, or in a load of wood, contact the chapel office.

  • vacation bible school

    Our annual week-long outreach event held in mid-June is tailored to teach and entertain children, ages K - 5th grade. 

    JUNE 12th - 16th

    9:30am - 12:30pm daily

    Click here for more details.

  • trunk or treat

    Chapel welcomes the community by hosting the annual Trunk-or-Treat event in October. This event is completely free to the community and includes fun Fall activities, trick-or-treating in the parking lot, and FREE hotdogs and nachos.

    • Sunday, October 29th, 5 to 7pm
    • Trick-or-Treating
    • Bounce House
    • Crafts & Games
    • Apple Pressing... fresh cider, yummy!

    (In the event of rain the event will be held indoors)


    Bring your family to enjoy holiday music and skits, and then travel down the streets of Bethlehem. This interactive 3-hour adventure lets families explore the city of Bethlehem.

    Guests will visit booths around the city and children will enjoy hands-on experiences, crafts, and snacks—all while learning about Jesus.

    For more information, call Chapel in the Pines at (209) 795-1064