Care

If you or someone you know is in need of prayer or a visit from one of our Care Team members, please contact Lisa Baez Colon at lherion@willowdalechapel.org.

Benevolence Team

We assist those in our church and wider community with meeting basic needs like food, clothing, housing, medical treatment, funeral expenses and counseling.

If you find yourself in a hard season of life, let us come alongside and help. Please complete the Care Fund Request Form, and someone will contact you.

Meals Team

Every other night for up to two weeks, we provide meals for those who’ve experienced a new birth, surgery, hospitalization or other crisis. Please submit the Meals Request Form, and we’ll be in touch.

 

Guiding Families

Group meets monthly in evenings, Kennett Campus
Group is open, please reach out for meeting date/time details

Guiding Families is a curriculum and discussion based group for families and friends of LGBT+ individuals who are seeking practical, loving, and biblically formed guidance on LGBT+inclusion and relational care. Guiding Families has three primary goals:

  • To learn how to respond well, demonstrate compassion, avoid hurtful mistakes, and restore trust and relationship with LGBT+ loved ones.
  • To wrestle with what it means to love generously and show a radical acceptance.
  • To take steps to mobilize the church to love, care and include anyone who has felt excluded, pushed away, condemned, or minimized by promoting secure families, safe churches, and a strong faith in Jesus Christ.

To learn more, email guidingfamilies@willowdalechapel.org.

GriefShare

GriefShare is a small-group community whose members help and encourage each other after the loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend. The group covers a broad range of topics, including:

  • Is This Normal?
  • Challenges of Grief
  • The Journey of Grief (Part 1)
  • The Journey of Grief (Part 2)
  • Grief and Your Relationships
  • Why?
  • Guilt and Anger
  • Complicating Factors
  • Stuck in Grief
  • Lessons of Grief (Part 1)
  • Lessons of Grief (Part 2)
  • Heaven
  • What Do I Live For Now?

Each new session runs for 13 weeks, however each session is “self-contained” so you’re welcome to begin GriefShare at any time.

Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., Kennett Campus

For more information, contact Denny Dunagan at ddunagan@verizon.net.

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Jennersville Campus

For more information, contact Lori Mullin at mullinclan108@gmail.com or Michelle Alexander at michalex6@hotmail.com.

Counseling

There are seasons in life when we seek experts to help us process our brokenness and struggles. Our pastoral staff has established relationships with the following organizations and individuals that we recommend:

The PeaceMaker Center

Downingtown: 103 Garris Road
Kennett Square: 202 S. Willow St.
West Chester: 300 Lawrence Drive
(610) 269-2661, www.thepeacemakercenter.org

Barbara W. Shaffer Ph.D. & Associates

455 Old Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
(610) 388-2233

Counseling Scholarships

Willowdale’s Counseling Scholarship program provides financial assistance to those in need. Complete the application HERE.

 

Financial Counseling

We know that often this can be a sensitive matter and we believe one of the best approaches is in biblical relationship environments where the individual/family can discuss concerns and needs with a coach.

Here is a general outline of our approach:

Content:  Bootcamp covers budget, debt snowball, and building an emergency fund.

How is content delivered: One-on-One with a Willowdale Coach.

Cost:  $129 (The cost of the Financial Peace University material is covered by the participant. Materials can be purchases online at DaveRamsey.com.) *Need based scholarships are available upon request.

Timeline: Depends on the individual but likely 6 weekly meetings with 2 monthly follow-ups.

How it starts: When the individual/family is ready, we coordinate an initial meeting with a Willowdale Coach to discuss the unique details of the situation, as well as “what to expect”. The coach will then match the individual/family with the appropriate resources.

If you are interested in financial counseling, please contact Lisa Baez Colon at lherion@willowdalechapel.org to get started.

FAM: Foster and Adoption Ministry

Mission: FAM exists to provide support and encouragement to families involved in foster, kinship, or adoptive care through groups, resources, and equipping events.

Passion: Any “fam” that takes in a child who is not their biological own is doing the work of God. “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world” (James 1:27). Our heart is to expand, encourage, and equip people to show this kind of love.

Description: We know the challenges of raising children from trauma. So we offer a support group, a preparation class for people considering foster care or adoption, and ongoing equipping classes. We also hold social events periodically for families as well as share informational resources. To ask questions or get involved, contact Deane Lafferty at deanelaffs@gmail.com.