COVID-19 Update - Week 1


COVID-19 Update - Week 1

Friday, March 13, 2020

In response to Governor Holcomb’s announcement on Thursday, March 12, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all in person services for the next two weekends, March 14/15 and March 21/22.

For many world-wide, this virus is a source of fear and anxiety. As followers of Jesus, we’re clear that God has given us a spirit of love and not fear (For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. – 2 Timothy 1:7). We pray that you will continue to sense God’s peace in the midst of these circumstances. Be in prayer for Muncie and for the world, especially for those who are directly impacted by this virus. Continue to hold onto your faith and do not let fear cripple you.


Though the campus is closed, worship will continue ONLINE. Join us LIVE at 10am & 11:30am on Sundays via YouTube here or on Facebook here. Should you need help accessing our online services, our main church phone line, (765) 288-8383, will be open Sunday March 14, from 9AM to noon, to assist you with technology questions.

Be invitational during this time! Invite your friends and family to access the service online or gather with you, as Pastor Gregg kicks off the Lenten season and our new series Instead of Me.

We encourage you to interact with others through these platforms as we offer a message of hope, more important now than ever. We are grateful for the opportunity to utilize technology to come together and look forward to worshiping with on Sundays!


We recommend that you give your offering and tithes online. Now is a great time to set up your giving account or recurring giving. Setting up your bank account payment method, minimizes fees and functions just like a paper check! Access online giving here. Although our activities may be curtailed for a time, our fixed expenses for our ministries, staffing, and building operations will continue. Thank you for your continued support!


All on campus meetings will be suspended until further notice. Union Chapel office hours will remain the same Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm and Friday 8:30am-Noon.


Look for further updates check this page, Union Chapel Facebook and Instagram social media pages. We will continue to monitor state and local recommendations to evaluate future gatherings.

We are making choices to love our community well and ask that you consider your neighbors, family and friends in finding unique and safe ways to serve those in need. Sharing the love and hope of Christ will prevail over fear as we all choose to respond in love.


II Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Psalm 91:5-7
You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

Psalm 91:10-11
No harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

Luke 12:25-26
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

John 16:33
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.


What time will we gather in person?
What time will the doors open before service?
What time will the online services be available?
Do I need a reservation to attend a service on campus?
How do I prepare for electronic check in on campus?
How will seating be handled in the Worship Center?
Should I wear a face mask?
Will there be singing during service?
What happens if maximum capacity is reached in the Worship Center?
Will kids ministries meet?
Should those in the “at-risk” category attend?
What will dismissal look like following service?
What if I need to talk with a Pastor?
Will the coffee shop be open?
What cleaning and sanitizing will be done?
What about those who are sick or have symptoms?
What if I’m not ready to return to in-person gatherings?
What will the greeting time look like during services?