With the snow and ice expected this weekend, it’s a good time to talk about winter weather and the issues related to cancelling worship services. *NOTE: At this time we do NOT expect to cancel worship for this Sunday. Please use caution if you decide to travel.
While it should be a last resort, there is the possibility that severe conditions plus insufficient time for road treatments would lead to the cancelling of a Sunday morning service. If this happens, we will make every effort to communicate the cancellation of church to you.
We will utilize six different modes of communication in an attempt to contact you: we will send an “email blast;” I will send text messages to everyone whose number I have in my phone or in the directory; we will put a cancellation message on the church voicemail and on the church website; I will put our church on the KMOV (Channel 4), KSDK (Channel 5) & KTVI (Channel 2) church cancellation lists; the notice will be on our Facebook page a couple of times; and we will send out an automated “RoboCall” with the cancellation announcement. If we can’t reach you in one of these ways, then your contact information with the church probably needs to be updated. Please contact the office to do so.
Communication may be the greatest challenge in cancelling worship, but there is another challenge that is right behind it. The loss of a Sunday worship also means the loss of a Sunday’s income. And lower attendance numbers are a factor as well. If you choose to stay home because of the weather (or if church is cancelled), please consider making your next Sunday offering “a double,” or give a little more over subsequent weeks to offset that loss. Electronic giving is also an option.
Thank you for your consideration and understanding. Blessings for continued warmth!