What is the church's COVID policy?

Portage Chapel Hill Church is fully reopened for in-person worship and group use. Face masks are optional.

To continue to ensure a safe environment for all, please comply with the following controls when at Portage Chapel Hill Church:

  • If you are feeling unwell, stay home. 
  • All persons who are eligible are expected to be vaccinated and are encouraged to get boosters as recommended.
  • All persons should refrain from hand shaking and should regularly use hand sanitizer or wash hands in the facilities provided.
  • Persons should maintain 6’ physical distance between family groups where able.
  • Persons should get tested if you have symptoms that could be associated with COVID-19

If you have any questions about what Portage Chapel Hill is doing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 please call the office at (269) 327-6643 or email office@pchum.org.

What is your Sunday morning worship schedule?

All are welcome to attend in-person worship! 

  • Worship at 9 am, with saying of The Lord's Prayer and music led by the Chancel Choir
  • Christian Education for all ages at 10 am
  • Worship at 11 am, with music led by the New Life Team band and "prayer stations," where folks are invited to experience prayer in different ways using  all the senses.

Where can I find online worship?

You can view Portage Chapel Hill's worship services any time at your convenience on the church's Broadcast PageFacebook Page, and our YouTube Channel

Where can I find out what's happening in worship (aka, the Order of Worship)?

When you come to church in-person, an usher will give you a Connect Card. The Connect Card has the Order of Worship on one side and a listing of news and events on the other. If you are worshipping at home you can download the Connect Card by going to pchum.org/connectfromhome.

Are you offering anything for the young folks in my life

Yes! Sundays at 10 am there is Christian Education for all ages: Children's Sunday School for preschoolers - 4th grade, Club 56 for kids in 5th and 6th grade, Confirmation for 7th - 9th graders, and Senior High Sunday School for 9th - 12th grades. Sunday Night Youth Group is for Middle and High Schoolers each Sunday at 7 pm. Check out the Children's Ministries page and the Youth page for more details.

For more information please email Director of Children's Ministries Andrea Trantham at andreatrantham@pchum.org or Pastor Jess Davenport at jessdavenport@pchum.org.

What are you offering for the adults in my life?

At 10 am each Sunday Chapel Hill offers Upper Room Bible Study and The Wired Word Christian Education classes. Pastor Barry leads Disciple Bible Study on Tuesday evenings - next session of Disciple Bible Study begins February 21, 2023. Bring your Bible for Soup & Study Tuesdays at Noon (soup is provided!). More information is at pchum.org/christianeducation. There are also a variety of Small Groups for fellowship, book studies, meals, and more. Check out our small groups at pchum.org/smallgroups.

What can I expect when I come to worship at Portage Chapel Hill? 

  • We have two parking lots: one off of Oakland Dr. and one off of Romence Rd. The Oakland Dr. parking lot is closest to our main entry doors and our accessible entry doors, but both parking lots and all entry doors will be open.
  • We expect that everyone who can be vaccinated for Covid will be vaccinated before coming to the church building. We encourage everyone to get boosters as recommended.
  • Dress in whatever makes you most comfortable. Some folks come in their Sunday best, some folks feel more comfortable in jeans and T-shirts. The choice is yours!
  • Portage Chapel Hill is a church which values the presence of children in all spaces. So, while we have opportunities for kids outside the Sanctuary during worship, kids are also welcome to stay in the Sanctuary during the service. Crying babies and chatty youngsters are all welcome!
  • We encourage visitors to make themselves known to either Pastor Barry or Pastor Jess, but if you'd rather stay anonymous while you check us out, that's ok too! There are a variety of greeters and church staff members who are always available to answer questions.