Church Cancellation Guidelines

The following guidelines are provided in order to honor the dedication and service of our staff and volunteers and protect their safety and the safety of the congregation.

The pastor/head of staff, or designee shall institute service cancellation and notification. Statement from current policy:


Church services or other activities at the church or sponsored by the church WILL BE cancelled if:

  • A state of emergency has been declared and driving has been discouraged
  • Snowfall has exceeded 6 inches and /or is still falling so that the walkways and parking lot have not been cleared and made safe
  • Hurricane conditions exist with high winds and torrential rain making travel unsafe

Church services or other activities at the church or sponsored by the church MAY BE cancelled if:

  • Snow is predicted to be falling at about 1 inch/hour at the time of the scheduled activity
  • Heavy rain with flooding is predicted at the time of the scheduled activity


  • Structural damage that renders the building unsafe
  • Failure of church heating or electricity that renders the church unfit for service or activity


  • Local TV and radio stations (who can set this up?)
  • Phone tree
  • Message on the church answering machine
  • E-mail dispatch
  • Web site notification

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