Inclement Weather

Ebenezer Baptist Church (EBC)
Inclement Weather Policy

It may seem like a small matter prior to inclement weather, but when the ice and snow falls within our community, a set inclement weather policy can become an extremely important tool in keeping the congregation informed.  To that end, the following information is provided for EBC concerning inclement weather.

Closure during the Weekday

The EBC Academy Director will make decisions on the Academy closings based on the weather conditions which may not be the same as the Prince William County School System (public schools) announcement.  Parents will be notified.

During periods of inclement weather, EBC will follow the schedule announced by the Prince William County School System (public schools) with regard to day classes that meet Mondays - Fridays. If the School System announces that classes are canceled because of inclement weather, church day activity at EBC will also be canceled. If the School System announces a delayed opening or early dismissal because of inclement weather, day activity at EBC will begin or be dismissed (as the case may be) based on those same guidelines.  Members are encouraged to listen to the local television stations to receive the latest information on cancellations or delays on the following:

  • FOX (Channel 5) WJLA (Channel 8)
  • ABC (Channel 7) WUSA (Channel 9)

Closure during the Night and Weekend

EBC will follow the schedule announced by the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) with regards to night and weekend church activities relative to inclement weather.  Night activities are considered to be those with a start time of 6:00 p.m. or later, Mondays - Sunday.  In situations where NOVA is closed because of the holiday period, the announcements pertaining to the closure of EBC will be made by the church leadership.

Closure on Sunday

The Pastor in conjunction with the Chairs of the Trustee and Deacon Ministry will make the decision concerning the cancellation of Sunday Worship Service, due to inclement weather.  The goal is to make the decision regarding the cancellation of Worship Service before 6:00 a.m. or as early as possible.  Members are encouraged to listen to the local television stations to receive the latest information on cancellations or delays on the following:

  • FOX (Channel 5) WJLA (Channel 8)
  • ABC (Channel 7) WUSA (Channel 9)

Members are also encouraged to call the Church's switchboard (703-494-2669) for a recorded announcement or monitor the EBC E-mail Mailing List.

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