Chapel in the Pines provides many services as an outreach to the community and
we support many of the community programs that our members are involved in.

Food Closet

Weekly  - Tuesdays, 10am to 12 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.


Mondays & Wednesdays 8 to 11AM
at the Do-Wooders yard behind the left-side of the Big Trees Market strip mall.

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, please call the church office at 209-795-1064, or email them at
  • To apply for a load of wood, please stop by the Chapel in the Pines office (Tues - Thurs, 9:30AM - 3PM) to fill out the firewood request form.
  • Remember that this is a free service. Donations and Volunteers are always welcome.
  • Here's a link to a great YouTube video describing the program:
    Out and About with Tim & Lisa Muetterties
  • If you're interested in being a part of this endeavor, please call the church office at 209-795-1064.

This Marriage Thing

An evening of fun and encouragement for Marrieds and Pre-marrieds held once a quarter.
  • Enjoy a meal with new friends, then a teaching on the finer points of marriage, along with some fun and games.
  • $25 / couple (Includes dinner) - Make checks payable to Chapel in the Pines.
  • Childcare provided.
  • Next Event: Feb. 3 (5:30-8pm)

Vacation Bible School

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

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.
  • Last Saturday in October, 4 to 6:30PM
  • Chapel Parking Lot (2286 Cedar Lane, Arnold)
  • Will be held rain or shine. (Will be canceled in the event of snow.)
(Note: We need volunteers to decorate their cars)

Community Programs that Chapel helps support

Moms in Prayer

A worldwide community of Moms in Prayer International! Join moms who pray together for our kids and schools in more than 140 countries and in all 50 U.S. states.

For more information visit: 

Note: Moms in Prayer is on summer break and will resume when school starts in the Fall.
Any child-related prayer request can be submitted to Cherie Beuse.

Calaveras Pregnancy Center

Opened their doors and arms in 2005 and exist to serve anyone involved in a difficult pregnancy situation. The staff and volunteers at CDOH genuinely care about those who walk through the doors and are eager to assist all.

Go to to get free pregnancy information or help.