In-Person Services

  • Jennersville Campus: 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. in the main worship center.
  • Kennett Campus: 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. in the main worship center.
  • Willowdale en Espanol: 10:30 a.m. in the Kennett Chapel

What to Expect

We know that some of us are really excited to be meeting together, while others aren’t comfortable yet. If you are in the latter group, please continue to worship with us online. We want to do all we can to maintain good connections with everyone. For those who plan to attend in person, we have some important information below.

Following state public health guidelines, masks are no longer required for those who are 14 days on from being fully vaccinated. However, we are continuing to practice social distancing with our seating. Please note that our children, as well as the children’s ministry team, will continue to wear masks for the time being.

Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the building. Common areas including bathrooms will be wiped clean between services.

Family Friendly – Our desire is for families to worship together intergenerationally.  We want our kids and students to be as much a part of our Sunday worship services as our adults and encourage families to worship together.  We do have children’s ministry programming for our younger kids on Sunday morning (see below) and mid week groups and gatherings for our older elementary and middle school and high school students. For more information about our children’s and student ministries click the following link: WDK Children’s Ministry or  WDS Student Ministry

Children’s ministry and nursery care is offered for children 2-5 and in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade during our 10:30 service at both campuses. A registration link will be sent out each Tuesday around noon and will close Friday night unless we reach capacity prior to closing.

Our café will remain closed as well, but you are welcome to bring your own drink to enjoy—just make sure it has a secure lid!

We don’t hand out printed bulletins but our order of service and updates regarding events and other church news can be found on our Willowdale Chapel App. To download our app onto your smart phone, visit your app store and download Willowdale Chapel App.

 

Questions and Answers

Why isn’t our Kids Ministry resuming at the same pace as Sunday gatherings?
We love our kids and eagerly look forward to WDK resuming fully on Sundays. However, due to the difficulty of social distancing and the need to rebuild our volunteer team, we believe it best for kids to remain with their families for the time-being. Nonetheless, we do encourage families to come with their children! This is a great opportunity for children to learn and grow as they observe you and others worshiping together. We will be sensitive in our service content and length, and will provide materials to help children engage.

When should I stay home?
Obviously people should stay home if they have been exposed to the coronavirus, or are showing any of the following symptoms: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

What will we do if someone in our community contracts COVID-19?
If we are informed that someone has tested positive and has gathered with us, we will work with the Chester County Department of Health on follow-up communication and procedures. The privacy of the ill and those in contact will be maintained.

How safe is our building?
The HVAC system in our building fully exchanges the air more than 7 times an hour; so every 8-9 minutes all the air in the building is “new.” We are also taking great care to clean door handles and bathroom fixtures after each service. Our goal is to make our gatherings as safe as possible for everyone.