What We Do
College Hill Presbyterian enjoys a vibrant worship life, characterized by excellent music, inspiring preaching, and a warm community that welcomes all. Sunday mornings are the centerpiece of the church’s life. Programming for children and youth takes place every Sunday. Our church nursery is open at 10:15 and has a warm and welcoming staff ready to care for babies through 3 years of age. Please see our Children and Youth Page for more information on our Sunday offerings for ages 3 and up. All are welcome to participate in Communion, which we usually celebrate on the first Sunday of the month. Baptisms can be arranged by contacting the pastor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you cannot join us in person, you are always welcome to worship with us online! Join us on Zoom, (Meeting ID 569 896 612, or by calling 646-559-8656) or watch the service livestream on our Facebook page.
College Hill Presbyterian Church features a robust and wide-ranging music program. From the Austin Pipe Organ to the Chancel Choir, to our many instrumental ensembles, we encourage and support diverse musical expressions. Music can be a fantastic way to connect to the church. Please reach out to (music director email) for more information.
Faith Formation? What’s that? We were formerly called Children’s Ministries and while we work with kids the words Faith Formation more accurately captures what we do! We start with children from birth through age 18, and we help them to mold, or form, their faith relationship with God. We do this in a variety of ways.
Jesus invites us to love God with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind. As followers of Jesus, we are committed to the nurture and education of all. From the youngest in the nursery to adults, we seek to provide the programs and resources that help all of us grow together in love.
Programs for Adults
Every Tuesday morning from 11 to Noon, Pastor Matt hosts an adult Bible study in person and online. It offers an excellent opportunity to dig deeper into Scripture, prepare for the upcoming Sunday and connect to other members of the church. All are welcome to join us in person in the church lounge or join us on Zoom by clicking on this text.
During the program year (September to May), the church hosts ongoing opportunities for young adults to connect, form friendships and grow in faith. Contact email@example.com for more information.
For over 60 years, CHPC adults have gathered monthly for fellowship and food. For the 2022-2023 year, the Adult Lunch Group will meet for potluck luncheons in the Fellowship Hall on the third Sunday of each month (Sept-May) immediately after worship. “Feeding the Hungry” is our mission: each of our luncheons raises money for our community food pantries. 2022-2023 dates are: Oct. 16 / Nov. 20 / Jan. 22 / Feb. 19 / Mar. 19 / Apr. 16 / May 21. For more information, contact Jean Anne Shafferman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service to Our Community and to Our World
At College Hill Presbyterian Church, we believe that we cannot love God without also loving our neighbor and the stranger. So, we devote our time, talent, and treasure to loving our neighbor right here in Easton and around the world.
In a typical year, our church gives away over $50,000 to support good work being done by mission partners in Easton and throughout the world.
The church’s Board of Deacons holds twice-yearly rummage sales, as well as an annual Strawberry Festival, the proceeds of which are given to local mission. The church’s Mission Committee helps to decide how we will use our resources to love our neighbor.
Over the years, ProJeCt of Easton and Safe Harbor have been consistent recipients of our dollars and volunteer involvement. The church also works in cooperation with Lafayette College to maintain a Furniture Bank which collects used items to distribute to those who are beginning a new life in a home or apartment.
Other local organizations that we support include:
- Easton Area Community Center
- Easton Area Neighborhood Center
- Third Street Alliance
- Meals on Wheels
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Easton
- Salvation Army
- Habitat for Humanity
- The Easton Home
Internationally, our support of the Presbyterian Church (USA) funds work for mission, relief, and justice in our nation and around the world.
We also enjoy close ties with our sibling congregation, the Hungarian Reformed Church in Sovata, Romania. Over the years we have exchanged visits with one another and sought to foster cross-cultural understanding.
Since 1949, the College Hill Presbyterian Church Nursery School has offered high quality preschool education, right here in the church building. To learn more, contact Director Amanda Ulmer (email@example.com) or visit the Nursery School website