Happy snowy Monday!
With winter weather upon us, we wanted to post some information about how we plan to respond to inclement weather on Sundays.
We place tremendous value on the Sunday worship gathering, and our staff team is committed to doing everything we can to make sure we’re able to open our doors for people to hear the Gospel.
With that said, sometimes circumstances prevent us from being able to gather safely. In the early years of Redeemer Midtown, we used to joke that most of our volunteers and staff could walk the few blocks to the building to make sure the lights were on, but as our church has grown we’ve found that our services are put on by hundreds of volunteers from all across the metro!
Here’s how you can plan to stay in the loop.
Over the last five years there have been two or three Sundays where we have canceled Sunday services for snow, and two times where we had to cancel for a utility outage.
Moving forward, it is our intention to no longer completely cancel services for snow or other bad weather. Rather, in the event of a snowy Sunday, we may choose to host a reduced service at the same service times. This means that the service would be shorter and kid-friendly with several songs, a 15 minute homily, and communion meditation. In an effort to keep our volunteers safe, there would be no RedeemerKIDS and reduced ministry team needs in general. But, we plan to have some hot coffee and would love to see anyone who can make it to the building safely!
REDEEMER JOHNSON COUNTY
At our Johnson County congregation, we will still do everything we can to host our services, but with a rented facility there may be other factors that could lead us to choose to cancel.
For either congregation, once a decision is made that would modify a Sunday service, we will send an email to the whole congregation, publish the change on our social media accounts, and (when appropriate) list with the weather cancelations on our local news networks.
Enjoy the snow before it melts, and we’ll see you this Sunday!
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