Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday afternoon...

With all the worry about weather, we want you to know that a decision about Sunday services will be posted by 5:00 pm on Saturday, January 30. In the meantime, enjoy the excitement and the snow!

BTW, what do you think we should do about holding services on a snowy day? You can comment below.

Grace,
Andy

6 comments:

  1. Unless it's the middle of a blizzard and none of the clergy can get there, I'd say go with it. "Where two or three are gathered together . . . " If it really appears that not many people could be getting out, maybe there could be just one service. How about coordinating with other congregations (either other UM churches or other downtown churches) for a combined service?

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  2. It think it is prudent to cancel services if the property has not been properly plowed, scrapped, salted, whatever, to make it safe for persons to enter the building. Last snow, the Magnolia lot was not in good shape and the sidewalks on that side of the church were still slick. However, people who do choose to come to church in inclement weather should dress appropriately, snow boots instead of dress shoes. Bring your nice shoes if you want, but don't wear them to navigate the outdoors. God really doesn't care what kind of shoes we wear, just as long as "all God's children have shoes."

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  3. I too think its prudent in inclement weather to go to one service, presumably the latest one, and possibly cancel other activities the rest of the day, however the temperature has a LOT to do with our issues here. It is going to be dangerous first thing in the morning! I for one am staying in today and am iffy for tomorrow. I will pray for your safety and care in your decision and travel! Peace.

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  4. I hate to see anyone endangering themselves to get out. If law enforcement encourages me to stay in because of road conditions, I tend to follow that advice. I second the comment above regarding the last snow. The Magnolia lot and the sidewalk from there leading up to the front of the church were still snow covered, and I sure would hate for anyone to fall and injure themselves.

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  5. I think this may be the time to cancel, it seems that things have become quite treacherous.It seems to be God would have us be wise in these situations. We are not people of the law but people of His grace and His grace allows room for wise decisions.

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  6. I personally think Sunday Morning Services should always be held. People will be prudent about the conditions in their own situation.

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