Severe and Winter Weather Policy
As we enter into another snowy Michigan winter, it’s a good time to review Westminster’s and WCDC’s severe and winter weather policy—particularly where and when to find information about whether or not church events are cancelled.
Westminster’s severe weather policy
During severe weather, Westminster staff will monitor weather broadcasts to determine the appropriate course of action; assume the church is open unless otherwise specified.
If the church is closed, announcements will be made by the following times:
|Day of week||When announced|
|Sunday worship||By 6:30a|
|Morning events||By 6:30a|
|Afternoon events||By 10:00a|
|Evening events||By 4:00p|
Westminster Child Development Center (WCDC)
WCDC typically follows Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS):
- If GRPS is closed, WCDC will also be closed.
- If GRPS is closed for non-weather reasons (inservice or holiday breaks), but the weather is inclement, WCDC may close.
- If GRPS closes only afternoon kindergarten, WCDC will remain open.
Where to find closing information
Radio and television stations:
- WOOD-AM (AM 1300) (woodradio.com)
- WOOD-TV NBC 8 (channel 8) (woodtv.com)
- WZZM ABC 13 (channel 13) (wzzm13.com)
- WMXI FOX 17 (channel 17) (fox17online.com)
Online and social media: