Burke Presbyterian Church Inclement Weather Policy

Every effort is made to conduct worship and other church activities at the scheduled times. However sometimes inclement weather and other emergencies can affect plans. Your safety is our priority, so please use your judgment before traveling.

The following inclement weather policy might help with your planning. Sometimes circumstances may make the policy difficult for us to follow, and we appreciate your patience and understanding.

The church office will remain open whenever possible. If Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and government offices are closed, generally the church office also will be closed. Late starts and evening activity cancellations within FCPS will not necessarily affect the church schedule. When in doubt, call the church office or check the website.

Worship and Christian Education

If the worship and Christian education (CE) schedule changes, an announcement will be made on the church website, Facebook page, and office voicemail at least 2 hours before the scheduled service/classes. If there is no message, BPC is open.

Program Activities

If other church events and activities (such as Rainbow, committee meetings, and special musical performances) are cancelled, the staff or volunteer leading the event will send an email to the affected parties at least 2 hours before its scheduled time. Depending on the event, an announcement also may be posted on the church website and on Facebook (also at least 2 hours before its scheduled time).


The preschool follows the FCPS weather policy. If FCPS opens 2 hours late, the preschool opens 1 hour late. If FCPS opens 3 hours late, the school is closed.