Ministry Happenings

In light of the COVID-19 virus and the mandatory county “lockdown” ordered by the Governor, Willowdale Chapel’s Ministries have been altered. Below you will find the current virtual ministry plans.

All Church

All onsite services have been suspended indefinitely until our lockdown is lifted. During this time we have several ways to receive teaching and worship online:

  • Sunday Morning – Worship services will be available via video broadcast every Sunday and accessible on our website, Willowdale Facebook page, app, and emailed link by 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
    • To view our video content click HERE.
  • Mid-Week DevotionalsEvery week a mid-week devotional video focused on biblical teaching and encouragement during times of trial and fear will be sent out to our congregation and available on our website and app.
    • To download our app click HERE.

Willowdale Kids

We want to stay connected with parents and children throughout this time and encourage you to join us for our Facebook Live readings.

  • Preschool Storytime – Join our Willowdale Kids Staff for an interactive storytime on Facebook Live every weeknight at 6:30 p.m.
  • Elementary Reading Time – Join our Willowdale Kids Staff for an interactive reading of the C.S. Lewis novel, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe on Facebook Live every weeknight at 7:30 p.m.
  • For more information about Willowdale Kids click HERE.
  • Click HERE to see our Willowdale Kids Facebook page.

Willowdale Students

We want to stay connected with parents and students throughout this time and encourage you to engage.

  • Middle School Large Group Teachings on YouTube Live Wednesday Nights at 7:00 p.m.
    • We encourage our students to interact with us during each YouTube Live session.
  • Willowdale Students Small Group meetings over Zoom. Small Group Leaders will be in touch with students.
  • High School Large Group Teachings on YouTube Live, Sunday Nights at 7:00 p.m.
    • We encourage our students to interact with us during each YouTube Live session.
  • For more information about Willowdale Students click HERE.
    • Click HERE to see our WDS Kennett Campus YouTube Channel.
    • Click HERE to see our WDS Jennersville Campus YouTube Channel.

Willowdale en Español

  • Sunday Morning – Worship services will be available via video broadcast every Sunday and accessible through Facebook Live or YouTube Live at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.
  • For more information about Willowdale en Español click HERE.
    • Click HERE to see our WE Facebook Page.

Women’s Ministry

  • Women’s Groups: Large group programming has been postponed and no groups are meeting on campus.
    • Many small groups are meeting virtually to maintain encouragement, connection, and digging into the Word together
    • Our Gospel of Mark study teaching can be viewed on Zoom. Teaching times are being determined
    • For more information contact your group leader, or if you’re not in a group contact Carole Hoy for more information at choy@willowdalechapel.org.
  • Women’s Blog: Join us as Willowdale women share real-life stories about God’s love, grace, and mercy. Now more than ever with our weekly blogs, we want to stand beside you and help lift you up through not only these challenging times but in the days to come.
    • Our goal is to build community, togetherness and encouragement to remind each of us that we are not alone.
    • Visit our website or email Nancy Lewis at nbschuckert@gmail.com.

MOPS

  • All large group programming has been postponed. Plans are being made to stay connected within discussion groups.
  • For more information contact your discussion group leader (DGL) or contact Lauren Smoker lauren@gmail.com(Kennett MOPS) OR Shannon Hargreaves jonesy1184@gmail.com(Jennersville MOPS)

Men’s Groups/Ministry

  • Many of our Men’s groups are finding ways to meet.  For more information contact your group leader.
  • If you’re not in a group contact Tom Piacentino mylordandmygod@comcast.net (Jennersville Campus) OR Andy Crawford apcrawford@outlook.com (Kennett campus).

Encore

  • March, April and May events canceled.
  • Leaders are working to make sure all of our senior members have a good safety net.

Mixed Groups

  • All groups are being encouraged to meet virtually.
    • If you’re not in a group but would be interested in joining one, contact Carole Hoy for more information at choy@willowdalechapel.org.

Celebrate Recovery

Normal Monday night programming is suspended until the lockdown is lifted but a few leaders will be onsite on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. to meet with anyone who is in recovery and needs to meet.

Care/Deacon Team

Our Care Team is mobilizing to serve the needs of our church and community during this crisis.   For more information or to volunteer your support click HERE.

re|engage

Every Wednesday Brett Foester will be sending out a video teaching to our couples involved in re|engage along with appropriate discussion questions. Core groups are replacing their regular in-person gathering through online virtual meetings. To learn more on how to stay plugged in contact Brett Foester at bfoester@willowdalechapel.org.

Guiding Families

Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 13.  Tentatively planning to hold the meeting on Zoom.

GriefShare

Meetings are temporarily suspended.   Stay tuned for further updates.