We at Arise Community Chapel are grateful to be a part of the opportunity to further God’s kingdom in the Cressona/Schuylkill Haven Pennsylvania area. God blessed us with a small chapel on the corner of Wilson and Schuylkill Street in the Cressona Borough that we will use for His glory. This chapel was formerly referred to as Grace and Truth Chapel and was a part of the Pottsville Assembly of the Brethren. In June of 2022 we were given the opportunity to move forward with starting the process of the transfer of ownership which took place on September 20, 2022. Since then, we have consulted professionals in their respective fields and accessed the property and the building and have come up with the estimated expenses we expect to incur to be able to renovate the building.

Our Vision

Our vision is to impact the community by sharing Jesus’s love through vacation bible school, community meals, bible studies, kid’s clubs, and Sunday morning services. We also hope to join in volunteer work with the already locally active food pantries and other charities that are making a difference in our local community. Our goal is to use the building by Spring of 2023.

Support The Chapel

We are looking at an estimated cost of about $100,000 for the remodel/restoration project. This will include new drywall, insulation, concrete foundation and excavation work, handicap access, new roofing and siding, facia, and spouting. New doors and windows will be needed as well as, a new heating/cooling system, electrical work, painting, and flooring. With the building being closed for all those years and moisture in the basement there is a significant mold problem that will need remediation as well. If you would like to support Arise Community Chapel, you can donate directly to us or purchase Fastnacht’s from our fundraiser.

Visit Us

Arise Community Chapel is located at 107 Schuylkill Street, Cressona, PA, 17929.