CHURCH OFFICE

It is the policy of First United Methodist Church to generally follow the Springdale Public Schools policy regarding inclement weather. Therefore, if the Springdale Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather the FUMC offices will be closed. Exceptions may be made if it is determined that roads are passable or to avoid prolonged office closings. In the event of opening the office as an exception or a delayed opening the Executive Pastor and Senior Pastor will determine by 7:00 a.m. Employees will be notified via e-mail or by a phone call from their supervisor.

CHURCH ACTIVITIES

Generally, if Springdale Public Schools are closed or delayed, all activities will be canceled. However, it can be determined on a case by case basis that if the roads are deemed safe, activities can continue as scheduled. The status of an event can be found by one of the following avenues:

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES

It is the goal of First Church to conduct Sunday morning worship and Sunday school as scheduled regardless of weather conditions. Only extremely hazardous weather, impassable travel conditions, severe damage to facilities and/or a power outage at the church will cause a cancellation. The status of Sunday morning worship services can be found by checking any of the methods available under the Church Activities section above.

When weather conditions make travel treacherous, members and visitors are encouraged to use their best judgment when considering whether to attend services as parking lots and sidewalks may not be clear.

SPECIAL EVENTS

If at all possible, weddings, funerals, and major one-time special events will be conducted as scheduled. The status of Special Events can be found by checking any of the methods available under the Church Activities section above.

CHILD-CARE FACILITIES

Children’s World, Creative School and First Kids will generally follow the Springdale Public School schedule for inclement weather closings. However, if major roadways are clear, the Director of Childcare Programs may open these programs at his/her discretion. The status of First Church’s childcare programs can be found by checking any of the methods available under the Church Activities section above.