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Church Closing Policy and/or Other Emergency Inclement Weather

The following is a policy for when The Church of the Covenant activities and worship services would be cancelled due to inclement weather and the process for how that decision would be made. Factors influencing the decision include: the safety of the members of the congregation; the ability of staff members to report in; the ability to clear the parking lot and steps for safety reasons; whether there is power, light and electricity; whether roads are clear; the closing policy of Trinity School District; and other factors.


Sunday Mornings

In the event that inclement weather is predicted and especially under the circumstances where many other churches are cancelling their services the pastors and the Clerk of Session would speak by phone and make the decision by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday the day before worship on Sunday. They would email the Session advising them of the decision and the reasons for that decision.


The Church Administrator would contact the TV stations and WJPA for them to broadcast our closing as well as posting it on the church website. The church phone message then is updated with the closing information recorded.


If possible a sign is posted on the entry doors into the Commons area.


In addition to the Session, emails would be sent to the Deacons, the Fellowship of Concern, and the Director of Music would contact the choir, the Director of Children’s Ministry would contact the Sunday School Teachers (asking them to call students), the Youth Advisors would be contacted (the young people contacted by the advisors).



In the event inclement weather is predicted and where the Trinity School District has cancelled classes for the following day the three pastors would speak by phone and also include the Director of the Preschool in the decision to cancel all church activities for the following day. The preschool has its own policy and that is to follow the closing schedule of the Trinity School district. The pastors would consult with the preschool Director to make certain the closing decisions are in agreement.


In the event there are activities of general interest, such as meetings or classes, where many people might be coming and we would not necessarily know who intends to attend, again the Church Administrator would contact the TV stations and WJPA for them to broadcast our closing as well as posting it on the church website. The church phone message then is updated with the closing information recorded.


In the event there are activities of specific and limited interest, (say, just one activity scheduled or just one committee meeting scheduled) a phone call would be placed to the leader/ chair and they and the staff rep would be asked to make phone calls to likely attenders. We would not broadcast our closing where it would only have limited effect and direct contact would be more effective.

Church COVID-19 Policy

The Church of the Covenant is following the current guidelines set by the CDC and Department of Health.  If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please contact the church office.  

Online Privacy Policy Agreement

The Church Of The Covenant, (COTC), is committed to keeping any and all personal information collected of those individuals that visit our website and make use of our online facilities and services accurate, confidential, secure and private. Our privacy policy has been designed and created to ensure those affiliated with The Church Of The Covenant of our commitment and realization of our obligation not only to meet but to exceed most existing privacy standards.


THEREFORE, this Privacy Policy Agreement shall apply to The Church Of The Covenant , and thus it shall govern any and all data collection and usage thereof. Through the use of you are herein consenting to the following data procedures expressed within this agreement.

Collection of Information

It is highly recommended and suggested that you review the privacy policies and statements of any website you choose to use or frequent as a means to better understand the way in which other websites garner, make use of and share information collected.


Use of Information Collected

The Church Of The Covenant may collect and may make use of personal information to assist in the operation of our website and to ensure delivery of the services you need and request. At times, we may find it necessary to use personally identifiable information as a means to keep you informed of other possible products and/or services that may be available to you from The Church Of The Covenant may also be in contact with you with regards to completing surveys and/or research questionnaires related to your opinion of current or potential future services that may be offered.


The Church Of The Covenant may disclose your personal information, without prior notice to you, only if required to do so in accordance with applicable laws and/or in a good faith belief that such action is deemed necessary or is required in an effort to:

• Remain in conformance with any decrees, laws and/or statutes or in an effort to comply with any process which may be served upon The Church Of The Covenant and/or our website;


• Maintain, safeguard and/or preserve all the rights and/or property of The Church Of The Covenant; and


• Perform under demanding conditions in an effort to safeguard the personal safety of users of and/or the general public.


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Links to Other Websites

Our website does contain links to affiliate and other websites. The Church Of The Covenant does not claim nor accept responsibility for any privacy policies, practices and/or procedures of other such websites. Therefore, we encourage all users and visitors to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. The aforementioned Privacy Policy Agreement applies only and solely to the information collected by our website.


The Church Of The Covenant shall endeavor and shall take every precaution to maintain adequate physical, procedural and technical security with respect to our offices and information storage facilities so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of the user's personal information under our control.

Changes to Privacy Policy Agreement

The Church Of The Covenant reserves the right to update and/or change the terms of our privacy policy, and as such we will post those change to our website homepage at, so that our users and/or visitors are always aware of the type of information we collect, how it will be used, and under what circumstances, if any, we may disclose such information. If at any point in time The Church Of The Covenant decides to make use of any personally identifiable information on file, in a manner vastly different from that which was stated when this information was initially collected, the user or users shall be promptly notified by email. Users at that time shall have the option as to whether or not to permit the use of their information in this separate manner.

Acceptance of Terms

Through the use of this website, you are hereby accepting the terms and conditions stipulated within the aforementioned Privacy Policy Agreement. If you are not in agreement with our terms and conditions, then you should refrain from further use of our sites. In addition, your continued use of our website following the posting of any updates or changes to our terms and conditions shall mean that you are in agreement and acceptance of such changes.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Privacy Policy Agreement related to our website, please feel free to contact us at the following email, telephone number or mailing address.



          Telephone Number: 7242220190

          Mailing Address: The Church Of The Covenant

          267 East Beau Street Washington, Pennsylvania 15301

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