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    I do remember as a kid in NY waiting out in the cold snow for the bus just to find out that school was cancelled. Here it is different. There are no snow plows and people do not have winter tires. If the weather is bad at all, schools will be cancelled.

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    Bonita~thank you for the explanation. I wasn't thinking about people involved w/service. Just attending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    Bonita~thank you for the explanation. I wasn't thinking about people involved w/service. Just attending.
    You are welcome. There is a lot involved behind the scenes to make a service run smoothly.

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    Our schools never close, but we do have days when the buses dont run. I assume as a parent you could drive your kids into school if you have to be on the roads for work though.

    I would say a few hours notice would be good though for most things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    Our schools never close, but we do have days when the buses dont run. I assume as a parent you could drive your kids into school if you have to be on the roads for work though.

    I would say a few hours notice would be good though for most things.
    I remember the schools always being open in terrible weather even if the buses were cancelled. In fact, being at school when the buses weren't running was great because it was basically a do-whatever-you-want day. On a rare occasion school would close early because of a forecasted heavy snowfall, and in Ontario where I grew up you could set your watch by the forecast. Not so in Alberta! The saying here is...If you don't like the weather, just wait 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    You are welcome. There is a lot involved behind the scenes to make a service run smoothly.
    Catholic church...Priest who lives on site. Eucharistic minister (not really necessary..just speeds up Communion) and 2 alter kids. There are 2 readers which can be anyone and piano player and choir. Most of these positions are really necessary to the service just help and enhance so I wasn't really aware how involved other churches are.

    Here, if the bus doesn't run...no school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    Catholic church...Priest who lives on site. Eucharistic minister (not really necessary..just speeds up Communion) and 2 alter kids. There are 2 readers which can be anyone and piano player and choir. Most of these positions are really necessary to the service just help and enhance so I wasn't really aware how involved other churches are.
    The differences among how a church is run is limited only by how many churches there are. Our church has a Pastor, Assistant Pastor, dozens of Sunday School teachers, nursery workers, interpreters, youth leaders, ushers, a music leader, someone the makes announcements, deacons, committee members, and others and this is just for a church of about 150. Think of all that goes into a church of thousands.

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    So different than what I'm used to! We don't have sunday school we have CCD. It is only on Sundays 1x a month for kindy and grade 1. Grade 2-Confirmation is weeknights from Mon-Wed. No nursery workers. No interpreters. 2 Priests and Sister who doesn't live there. and she runs CCD. CCD teachers are volunteers and usually parents (although I taught in HS and after)

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    I don't think our church has ever been closed for services, but I guess we've lucked out and not had nasty weather on a Sunday. When we had the blizzard two years ago, it started on a Tuesday around lunchtime, and that's our choir night - so that was cancelled I think before the snow even started falling. The kids got out early that day, and they cancelled school for the next day. What annoyed me was that I still had to wake up early to call into work to see if we were closed (which we were). They wouldn't make the call when they had us leave early. 20.6" later, we were definitely closed.
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    Here in Texas they close things at the drop of the hat. Of course they don't have the equipment to handle very much either, it is hard to justify spending money on equipment that is only used once or twice a year.

    Where I grew up in Montana the schools never closed either. The buses didn't always run but the town kids had to go to school because they all walked. It was great for us because we rode the bus
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