Spotlight: New Hope Community Church

Chuck Wilson is a very busy guy.

He has 14 kids who are active in sports. On most nights you can find him watching or coaching his kids somewhere in New Hope-Solebury!

He is also very busy in his role as the pastor of New Hope Community Church, a church he and his wife Kim founded 23 years ago. And now somehow he has found time to author a book which came out recently, “Merle’s Sweatshirt.”

Pastor Chuck shared that 25 years ago he dreamed a story.   He was so moved that when he woke up, he wrote it down immediately.

Little did he realize how this dream would connect with his life. He has finally written the dream into a book with the help of his daughter-in-law, Julianna, who illustrated it in an amazing way.

We have all lost someone we love and we all need something or someone to help us remember as our hearts heal. His hope and prayer is that “Merle’s Sweatshirt” would help you and your children on your journey to healing.

The book is available on many sites: see the website below (as well as the YouTube video).

You can also get copies at a discounted rate by contacting Chuck Wilson directly at

PS, Pastor Chuck will also be selling signed copies at the NHS St. Baldrick’s event on May 11th, to raise money for pediatric cancer research. He will be donating 100% of the profits that day to St. Baldrick’s.

PHOTO CAP: Laurel and Chuck Wilson

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