Policies and Procedures

  • Cancellation Procedures
    In the event of bad weather, we assume that members will decide for themselves whether it is safe for them to drive or not. Notices about cancellations will be made available on our Web Site: www.fpcyorktown.org, and people on the church email list will receive an email.
  • Hospital Visitation and Prayer Concerns
    We will be glad to visit you, or your family, if you are in the hospital, and also respect your wishes if it turns out that when we arrive, it is not to be a good time to visit. Please be sure to tell the pastors or the office when you are in the hospital. The church receives no notifications from hospitals. Out of concern for confidentiality, all of us need to be careful in sharing prayer concerns in the service on Sunday. Our service is public and is usually recorded. We need to be certain that we have someone’s permission before using their name in the service, and even then, to respect their privacy and not give out all the details of the illness or the treatment. For our prayers it is often enough to know that someone is in a particular hospital. If you wish to tell one of the pastors more details, that should be done after the service in a more private setting. We certainly want to continue our tradition of caring for each other and upholding each other in prayer, but we also need to respect each other’s privacy and dignity. 
  • Church Bylaws
    The First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown operates under these bylaws, which were last updated at the Annual Meeting on February 6, 2011.
  • Publication of Photographs and Personal Information
    (as approved by Session on February 5, 2008)This document defines the policy of the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown regarding the publication of photographs and personal information in any public media.  This policy shall be published on the web site so that it is available to everyone.The Church is a non-commercial, not for profit religious organization open to the public.  The Church assumes that adults who participate in Church events are willing to have their names and photographs published for non-commercial purposes.  The Church assumes that parents of children who participate in Church events are willing to have the names and photographs of their children published for non-commercial, not for profit purposes. Publication releases are not solicited, in view of the non-commercial, not for profit, and religious nature of Church activities.  Upon written request, the church will not publish photographs or other information about specific individuals.
  • Child Safety Policy