Stories

  • Katy haden

    Katie is a recently graduated Senior who has been involved in our youth ministry for several years. On Youth Sunday, Katie shared her story with the congregation. 

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  • Fall Party

    One of the highlights of the year at Chestnut Grove is our annual Fall Party. Connecting with others in community is a vital part of being church together. 


  • Sarah Ford

    Sarah is a Deacon at Chestnut Grove and served at the Earlysville Exchange for over a year. On Fridays she helps refugee families through the Exchange partnership with International Neighbors. Take a look at her story.

  • Wes Iseli

    Wes Iseli has been connected to Chestnut grove for over five years. He has a terrific gift of bringing laughter and mystery to others through magic. On Sunday Wes shared a little of his story and what he does on the road.

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  • Sammy Rainey

    Sammy Rainey was involved in the Youth Ministry here at Chestnut Grove before going off to college. On Sunday Sammy shared how he experienced God and how is faith grew during his freshman year.

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  • Claire King

    Claire is a recently graduated Senior who has been involved in our youth ministry for several years. On Youth Sunday, Claire shared her story with the congregation. 

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  • ALex JONES

    Alex is a recently graduated Senior who has been involved in our youth ministry for several years. On Youth Sunday, Alex shared his story with the congregation. 

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  • Hannah Woodson

    Hannah is a recently graduated Senior who has been involved in our youth ministry for several years. On Youth Sunday, Hannah shared her story with the congregation. 

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  • Caleb Turner

    Caleb is a recently graduated Senior who has been involved in our youth ministry for several years. On Youth Sunday, Caleb shared his story with the congregation. 

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  • Davey SCHENCK

    Davey is a recently graduated Senior who has been involved in our youth ministry for several years. On Youth Sunday, Davey shared her story with the congregation. 

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  • Brooke PorcAro

    Brooke is a recently graduated Senior who has been involved in our youth ministry for several years. On Youth Sunday, Brooke shared her story with the congregation. 

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  • Robbie Yeamen

    Robbie is a recently appointed deacon at Chestnut Grove. He shared his story on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Robbie is committed to serving Chestnut Grove in this role for the next two years. 

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  • Sharon Veith

    Sharon is a recently appointed deacon at Chestnut Grove. She shared her story on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Sharon is committed to serving Chestnut Grove in this role for the next two years. 

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  • Kristy ShiffletT

    Kristy is a recently appointed deacon at Chestnut Grove. She shared her story on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Kristy is committed to serving Chestnut Grove in this role for the next two years. 

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  • Pete Porcaro

    Pete is a recently appointed deacon at Chestnut Grove. He shared his story on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Robbie is committed to serving Chestnut Grove in this role for the next two years. 

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  • Katina Dudley

    Katina is a recently appointed deacon at Chestnut Grove. She shared her story on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Katina is committed to serving Chestnut Grove in this role for the next two years. 

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  • Kellie Gildersleeve

    Kellie continuously felt a nudge to serve with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and finally gave in. On Sunday, August 13 she shared her story of how she felt God calling her into this roll and what is doing as a result.

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  • Jeff Thomas - Neighboring

  • Jane Gildersleeve - Neighboring

    Our little cul de sac has been pretty stable for years with little change in residents. This spring, we had two families move out and two new families move in. I was able to meet the couple next door quite easily as they were outside when I arrived home. It was more difficult to meet the couple across the street. One evening, I saw them outside and introduced myself. I found out that they had a 10 yr old and were expecting another son. I thought that they could probably use a baby gift as they probably did not have too many baby things left from a 10 yr old. I tried to bring over the baby gift several times but Lateesha did not answer the door. A couple of weeks went by and I was hosting for a Potluck/Potluck at my home. We had a wonderful time. As I was saying my goodbyes to everyone, I noticed that Jamille, the new dad was outside. I grabbed the gift and went over and talked to the proud dad and gave him the gift. I then went home to cleanup from the dinner. Within 30 min, I heard my doorbell ring. It was Jamille with a hand written thank you note. I think he was surprised that a stranger would think of them. Turns out he is an EMT which is good to have around!

    Now, we wave and say hi. I need to get to know them better but at least we have a start


  • Joan Eades

    Joan is a recently appointed deacon at Chestnut Grove. She shared her story on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Joan is committed to serving Chestnut Grove in this role for the next two years. 

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  • Steve Turner

    Steve is a recently appointed deacon at Chestnut Grove. He shared his story on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Steve is committed to serving Chestnut Grove in this role for the next two years. 

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  • Dave Schenck

    Dave is a recently appointed deacon at Chestnut Grove. He shared his story on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Dave is committed to serving Chestnut Grove in this role for the next two years. 

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  • Heather Bailey

    Heather is a recently appointed deacon at Chestnut Grove. She shared her story on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Heather is committed to serving Chestnut Grove in this role for the next two years. 

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