Current Status: Normal
Occasionally in upstate New York (and by 'occasionally' we mean often) inclement weather may prevent us from holding all of our services or events. It's important to us that we use every means necessary to communicate those service changes with you. Whether it's snow, rain, sleet, ice, or maybe even a tornado warning, here's how you can stay updated with our schedule:
1. The Newtown Road App
Our app for Andriod and iOS will send out notifications on your phone/tablet any time we have a schedule change. Note: you must allow push notifications on your device in order for it to come through. If you are unsure how to do this, feel free to contact your friendly, neighborhood tech director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Our Website
Hey, look! You're already here! This page (newtownroad.org/weather) will always have the latest on any schedule changes. You may want to bookmark this page for easy access in the future. You'll also find changes listed in an Announcement Bar at the top of every page on our site (only shows when there are actual changes/news).
This one is easy enough. Immediately after we make any decisions, we'll have it posted on our social media accounts. Our Facebook page will all have the information you need.
4. Text Alerts through WNYT
WNYT offers text alerts through the School Closing Network in the Capital Region. These text messages are not provided by the church so we cannot guarantee delivery. However, this service also allows you to sign up for text alerts for school cancelations, amber alerts, weather advisories, and breaking news, so you may find it helpful when working properly. You can sign up for this service here.
5. TV, Radio, News Websites through SCN
The School Closing Network provides information to local TV, radio, and websites for school, business, and church closings. We submit all service changes through this system. All of our local television stations show school closings on screen, however, some of them do not show church closings. Please check multiple stations if TV is your preferred method of finding changes. This service is also what pushes our Text Alerts mentioned above.