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Closing the Church due to inclement weather and emergencies

Church Closures – Inclement Weather & Emergencies


(This Church Policy was originally effective September 27, 2010, and it was revised on November 22, 2021.)


Whenever the weather becomes too inclement to hold Sunday worship services or any other church-wide activities (e.g. Wednesday Night Activities, etc.) in the Church, the Moderator, Senior Pastor and Chairperson of Property, Finance and Technology Committee will confer and make a decision to cancel activities for the date in question.


Church members, friends of the Church, and Church staff will be notified by the Church office as soon as a closure decision is made, preferably not later than 2 hours before the church activities are scheduled to take place. The closure decision will be communicated to KCCI-TV, and will be posted on the church website,


The  Senior  Pastor  is  authorized  to  closed  the  Church  office  during  regular  weekday office hours should the weather conditions or other emergency necessitate. If the office is closed due to inclement weather, on-duty hourly employees shall be paid for time missed.


This policy shall be frequently shared with members and friends in Constant Contact and occasionally during church announcements on Sunday mornings and other churchwide activities.