Inclement Weather Policy

Weather Policy

Typically, weekday and evening activities are canceled if Stafford County Public Schools (SCPS) are closed. Sunday services are rarely canceled, but the worship times may be modified to allow time for cleaning of the parking lot and sidewalks. Cancellations or postponement of church activities will be posted on ebenezerumc.org, on our Facebook, and will be available by recorded message at 540.659.1349.

IF SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED
Weekday preschool is canceled and all daytime groups/classes, events, and activities are canceled. A decision on evening groups/classes, events and activities will be made by 12 Noon. Please consult the church website or call the church office after 12 Noon to access information related to evening activities.
IF SCHOOLS ARE DELAYED ONE HOUR
Preschool starts one hour late (at 10:00) and ends at the regular time, adult morning groups/classes start one hour late with Kids Care. The delay does not affect afternoon and evening classes. Events for children, youth and adults starting after the delay has expired will continue as scheduled.
IF SCHOOLS ARE DELAYED 2 HOURS
Preschool starts two hours late (at 11:00) and ends at 1:00 for 3-year olds and 2:00 for 4- and 5-year olds. Adult morning groups/classes will also be delayed two hours with Kid’s Care provided. The delay does not affect afternoon and evening classes. Events for children, youth and adults starting after the delay has expired will continue as scheduled.
IF SCHOOLS RELEASE EARLY
All adult, youth and children’s events scheduled to begin after the release time are generally canceled.
MICAH COLD WEATHER SHELTER VOLUNTEERS EXCEPTION
Schedule will continue regardless of SCPS schedule or changes. The Director will contact individuals with any changes.
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
Any decision to cancel the 8:15 AM service will be made by 6 AM.Decisions regarding the 9:45 AM and 11:15 AM service will be made at least 90 minutes prior to the regular starting time of those services. A decision regarding the 6:00 PM service will be made by 2:00 PM.