COVID-19 Response

Services Updates

To do our part in preventing the spread of the Coronavirus, we will not gather for on-site worship until further notice. Instead, we will send out a fresh, new worship service via broadcast video. We will email the link early Sunday morning, and make the service available on our website, app, and social media. We encourage everyone to engage from home with your household or a small group of friends.

We will make determinations about future Sunday services and other ministries as we go, and will continue to update everyone regularly.

God’s people adapt, and usually thrive, during hard times. Jesus himself promised that the gates of hell would not prevail against us. So let’s unite our hearts and minds even if we’re physically absent from one another. Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with us, in truth and love. (2 John 1:3)

Sunday Service Video Broadcasts

Click HERE to view our Video Content.

Ministry Updates

Please know that we are honoring the call for “lock-down” in Chester County, meaning our midweek ministries will not be gathering en masse. For those who have essential needs met by gatherings like Celebrate Recovery, we are making contingency plans to serve you personally. If you have concerns greater than the virus, we understand.

Click HERE to view our Ministry Happenings.

Office Updates

Willowdale Chapel is following “lock-down” protocols and will be working from home until further notice. If you need to reach a particular staff member please click HERE and contact staff via email.

Care Ministries and Support

The virus is having dramatic health, economic, and social effects on our community. Please let us come alongside and help. We have a growing team of Care Specialists who are prepared to offer their skills and compassion. Our Care Funds will support those hit hardest financially. We want to be especially available to our seniors, to those with existing health problems, and to our medical professionals.

Click HERE for more information regarding our Care Ministry and how you can join the team.

Pastoral Guidance

  1. Put your hope in God. “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
  2. Pray more. Turn your anxieties into prayers, “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
  3. Be informed. Keep in touch with your church, your community, and the latest information regarding the pandemic. This is actually part of loving God “with all your mind,” and loving others by extension.
  4. Be wise. Even if you’re young, healthy, and fearless, others are not. Be mindful of the most vulnerable around you, the older members of our community, and people with preexisting medical conditions. If you’ve had any cold or flu-like symptoms recently, keep a safe distance. Stay home out of love and concern for others.
  5. Stay connected. Let’s keep our spiritual network strong. Let’s use our small groups and ministry teams to serve and encourage each other. It’s never not the time to be disciples who make disciples. Our staff is strategizing how to leverage small groups, technology, and personal care to serve our church and world.

Church Communications

March 15, 2020

Today’s Online Worship Service

March 12, 2020

Serving by Not Holding Services

March 11, 2020

Praying in Fearful Times

Other Resources

Chester County Health Department (CCHD)

Traveler Guidance

Be Informed

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Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Stop the Spread

Wash Your Hands

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World Health Organization (WHO)

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