We, as members of Chestnut Street Baptist Church (CSBC), view this historic facility, built in part in 1837, as a place of worship to God. We are pleased to offer it for your use, but ask that you respect the building and its dedication to the service of God.

This respect should include behavior, language and choice of music. We ask that you keep the volume of any music to a moderate level, as the facility is surrounded by neighbors in the downtown area. Additionally, we ask that you refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol while on the premises. Please be aware, as well, that parking in this downtown location is very limited.

All applications must be approved by the CSBC Deacons of Facilities (in consultation with the Elders of CSBC). It is the policy of CSBC to require that someone representing the church be on hand at all times that the building is in use. We reserve the right to make exceptions to this policy if situations warrant. This person representing the church will have authority from the church to intervene in situations where inappropriate behavior, language, music or volume creates the necessity for intervention.

  • Scheduling arrangements for special events must be made by contacting the CSBC Office Administrator at the church office: email office@chestnutstreetbaptist.org or call (207) 236-2195.
  • All applications requiring the services of the custodial service provider must be scheduled and placed on the CSBC calendar a minimum of seven days in advance, or must be made a minimum of three days in advance with a phone call being made to a representative of the custodial service provider.
  • The Security Deposit is refundable if the CSBC facility is not damaged and if there was no observed violation of the rules & regulations. All other fees are non-refundable with the exception of non-approved applications.

Fee Schedule

For Members and Regular Attendees of CBSC

There is no fee for the use of the facility; however, there are charges to cover the actual costs associated with providing a sound system operator and custodial personnel. The rate for the sound system operator is $40. The rate for custodial personnel is $15 per hour with a minimum charge of $30.00. Upon approval of the application a representative of the custodial service provider will contact you to determine your needs and the required fees for custodial services. All custodial fees are to be paid directly to the custodial service provider.

For Non-Members

FacilityFee
Security Deposit for Non-Members$200
Sanctuary Use Fee$250
Sound System Operator's Fee$40
Fellowship Hall Use Fee$100
Kitchen Use Fee$100
Parlor Use Fee$50
Kitchen and Parlor Use Fee$120
Gymnasium Use Fee$100

Custodial Services

The rates for custodial personnel are $15 per hour with a minimum charge of $30.00. Upon approval of the application a representative of the custodial service provider will contact you to determine your needs and the required fees for custodial services. All custodial fees are to be paid directly to the custodial service provider.

Church Use Application