Inclement Weather

Church-wide Communication

  • In the event of a closing or delayed opening due to inclement weather or other emergency, an announcement will be placed prominently on the church website and on the church voicemail at 703.938.9050.
  • Office staff will attempt to notify the contact person for affected activities if necessary.
  • A determination of church program status will be made and communicated as expeditiously as possible. The goal is to make a determination by 7:00am for morning and daytime operations and activities, and by 3:00pm for evening activities. Sometimes there are circumstances that make these timelines unrealistic. We appreciate your understanding.

Worship Services, Sunday Programs, and Special Events

  • Every effort will be made to conduct Sunday morning worship and Sunday School. Only extremely hazardous weather, impassable travel conditions, severe damage to facilities, and/or a power outage at the church will cause a cancellation.
  • If at all possible, weddings, funerals, and major one‑time special events will be conducted as scheduled.
  • Cancellation of Sunday evening programs will be announced on the voicemail message at 703.938.9050, and posted prominently on the VPC website by 3:00pm.

Program Activities

Most VPC program activities, other than major Outreach Events, will follow the same schedule as Fairfax County Public Schools.

  • If school is delayed in the morning, all morning activities will be canceled.
  • If school is dismissed early, all evening activities will be canceled.
  • If schools are closed for the day, all activities will be canceled for the day.
  • Major Outreach Events such as Shrove Tuesday Dinner, Career Networking Night, Halloween Dinner, concerts, etc. will be considered on a case-by-case basis and the status posted on the VPC website as soon as possible.

Weekday Office Operations

The church office will remain open whenever possible. The Leadership Team will determine if the weather conditions are too extreme for the office to open. In the event that the office is closed, an announcement will be available on the voicemail message at 703.938.9050 and on the VPC website.

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