Safe Sanctuary

Safe Sanctuary

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Because we believe that Jesus taught us to care for His children and youth, we commit our church to the practice of safe supervision. A Safe Sanctuary policy sets standards for the supervision of the children, youth, and vulnerable adults in our care. Thus, in covenant with all United Methodist congregations, we adopt policies for the prevention of neglect and abuse. Therefore, as Christian communities of faith and United Methodist congregations, we pledge to conduct the ministry of the gospel in ways that assure the safety and spiritual growth of all children, youth, and vulnerable adults and those who minister to them. 

At Hempfield UMC we adhere to the policy of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church regarding Safe Sanctuaries.

Our current Safe Sanctuary Policy is viewable here.

If you are looking for information on how to provide or renew your clearances with the church:

  • If you’ve never done Safe Sanctuary at HUMC and need to provide your clearances, click here.
  • If you need to renew your clearances, click here.

We are currently working to make the Safe Sanctuary training available online as it is difficult to gather together as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Kevin Kresge or our Welcome Director, Michele Kasees.