Inclement weather is rare in Seattle, but there may be occasions when we need to cancel our Sunday worship gathering. Though we hate to miss gathering together, we take seriously the safety of everyone at Missio (see our inclement weather policy here). We also see these times as reminders not to limit church to worship gatherings. A snow day doesn’t mean church is cancelled, it means it will look different that morning. And the best part is, you get to decide what Missio Church looks like! When we get snowed out, we want to encourage and challenge you to be Missio Church in your own way. Here’s some ideas and resources to get you started.

  • Personal time with God. Make yourself a hot drink, curl up in a comfy chair with a blanket, and spend some time with the Lord.

  • Worship with your family. Talk with your spouse over breakfast about what you’ve been reading, learning, or contemplating during your personal quiet time from the previous week. Or recruit your kids to help plan and carry out a time of worship together.

  • Worship with your neighbor. Invite anyone within an easy (and safe) walking distance to join you for a time of worship in your living room. You’d be surprised how many people will be eager for an opportunity to get out of their house! It could look like anything from singing hymns, reading a few scriptures, listening to a podcast, or simply kicking off brunch with a prayer.

  • Play in the snow! Many people feel inspired and rejuvenated by being outdoors. Did you know that enjoying God’s creation could be a time of worship?

We would love for you to share your experience with us and our community! Post a photo of your time of worship, and be sure to tag Missio Church on Facebook and Instagram and use the hashtag #OutsideMissio.

Laura King