Inclement Weather Policy
Aldersgate’s Inclement Weather Policy
On weekdays, if the Federal Government is closed by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the church is closed and ALL activities are cancelled.
If Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are closed, all scheduled children’s or youth activities will be cancelled.
The Day School is responsible for its own schedule and follows FCPS closing policies. If FCPS has a delay, the Day School will open at 10 a.m.
Adult groups may meet at the leaders’ discretion. If you do not hear about what your group plans to do, please contact your leader directly. In the event the Lead Pastor decides to close Aldersgate due to weather, the Receptionist will call the leads of the scheduled events and will follow up with an email to ensure all are notified of the closure.
In the event of severe weather conditions or a power outage, the church may be closed or may modify its schedule. If possible, messages will be posted on the website, Facebook, and a mass email will be sent out. (If the power is out, our phone and computer systems shut down – if the phone rings and rings and the system never picks up, we have no power!)
If possible, the Receptionist will call the leaders of Children and Youth events to inform them of cancellation if FCPS closes for inclement weather for afterschool or weekend events. The Director of Children’s Ministries and Director of Youth Ministries will contact leaders/parents of scheduled events to confirm event cancellation.
Weekend Activities and Worship Services
In the event that the Lead Pastor decides to close the church and/or CANCEL worship services, the decision will be made by 6:30 a.m. each day. The Lead Pastor will contact:
- Administrative Director
- Music Staff
- Director of Communications
The Pastors will contact:
- Director of Youth Ministries
- Director of Children’s Ministries
- Leadership Team Worship Leader
The Administrative Director will contact all staff to ensure they are aware of the closure.
The Director of Communications will post the closure announcement on the website, Facebook, local TV stations, and, if possible, send out a mass email.
The Director of Youth Ministries and Director of Children’s Ministries will contact their leaders/volunteers.
The Music Staff will contact all other music participants for the weekend/services.