Willowdale Chapel is a nondenominational church founded in 1956. From our humble roots, we've grown to be a thriving body of 1,500 people. Today we are one church in two locations, with campuses in Kennett Square and Jennersville. We're passionate about Jesus and his Gospel, which offers the grace we all need every day. Whether they're longtime followers of Christ or just trying to figure it out for the first time, we love meeting people where they are and helping them grow in their faith.
We have all the core ministries that most churches have — children, youth and adult small groups — along with some "specialty" ministries that meet particular needs we sometimes face. Three of those — Celebrate Recovery, Re|engage (marriage) and Special Needs — offer distinctive help for some during the biggest challenges of their lives.
God intends to make all things new. That's why he sends us into the world with a gospel that touches—and begins to transform—all of life. Thus our Outreach Ministries are built on three pillars: Gospel Proclamation, Justice & Mercy, and Cultural Engagement. We organize around these key priorities to give full expression to God's love for the world.
We know that having a child with special needs is challenging for both parents and siblings. During Respite, trained workers take care of all your children while you enjoy an afternoon out. Respite usually occurs on the second Saturday of the month from 3:30 to 6 p.m.
A typical Respite includes:
• Age-graded groups so your child will be with peers
• Gross motor games to get the kids moving and having fun
• Fine motor crafts and sensory activities to celebrate the current season
• Pizza at the end of the afternoon to take home to enjoy as a family
If you have questions or would like to participate, contact Alison Kelisek. If you’d like to volunteer to help with Respite Night, please complete this form.