About Us

Chestnut Retreat Center (a.k.a., Golden Generation Worship and Retreat Center), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded by Turkish American Muslims living in the area. Chestnut Retreat Center (CRC) was founded upon the ideals and principles of the Hizmet Movement.

Our Mission

CRC’s mission is to serve the community through:

•Offering a space for spiritual development, education, reading, meditation, and prayer.

•Providing community services.

•Helping the needy in collaboration with local aid agencies.

•Organizing dialogue events where people of different faiths, cultures and backgrounds can interact with each other.

Our Vision

CRC envisions a society in which every person is respected for who they are while living in peace with themselves and others.




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