TIMOTHY LUTHERAN MINISTRIES INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

Worship is a vital component of the life of our church, so we will make every effort to remain open for our worship services. Always use discretion and make good decisions about getting out and traveling in inclement weather. Your safety, the safety of your family, and the safety of those around you must be your first consideration before leaving home. In most cases, cancellations will not occur too far in advance to allow plows to clear streets and roads as much as possible. The pastoral staff, in consultation with the Director of the Board of Elders, will do their best to discern accurate weather forecasts and the current road conditions as reported by the Department of Transportation as well as the road conditions close to Timothy and the church parking lot and entrances. If there is NO CHANGE to our church schedule, there will be NO ANNOUNCEMENT.  READ CANCELLATION POLICY

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES:  Even if road conditions are unsafe early in the morning, they are often navigable by the 9:30am service. Therefore, as a first response, we will cancel the 8am RD Mize worship service and 10:30am Wyatt worship service, as well as Faith Roots at both campuses, and invite everyone to attend our 9:30am RD Mize worship service.

If we cannot assure reasonably safe conditions for people to park, enter and exit our facilities, we will cancel services and/or postpone activities. We will communicate any changes to our worship schedule through the following means:

  • Television: Fox 4 News currently announces schedule changes for Timothy. If you have any doubt, please check the Fox 4 website for an online listing of closings at https://fox4kc.com/weather/school-closings/  (this will list worship service closings as well as school closings)

  • Email: An email message will be sent to those subscribed to the Timothy Lutheran Ministries group.

  • Facebook: Posts will be found on the Timothy Lutheran Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/TimothyLutheran

SATURDAY EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE:  If it is necessary to cancel the Saturday worship service, watch Fox 4 News or visit their website for church closings. We will also send an email message and post a message on the Timothy Lutheran Facebook page as noted above.

WEDNESDAY EVENING WORSHIP/CONFIRMATION:  During the week, in cases of inclement weather, the church office will follow the decisions of the Blue Springs School District. If the Blue Springs School District cancels school for the day or dismisses early, Timothy’s Wednesday evening activities will be canceled. If the school district announces a delayed start but completes the school day, Wednesday evening activities at Timothy will meet as normal.

CHURCH OFFICE:  Announcements regarding closing the church office or changing hours of operation will be available by the same procedures listed above.

TIMOTHY LUTHERAN SCHOOL MINISTRY:  Watch announcements on the TLS Facebook Pages or the Fox 4 website (https://fox4kc.com/weather/school-closings/