Safe Sanctuary

Safe Sanctuary




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.

Room 124

May 31 (11:30am-12:30pm)

June 17 (6:30-7:30pm)

No registration required


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

The complete policy is viewable here.

The policy includes copies of the background check forms in the appendix, but all clearances are being completed online. Directions for online completion are given at the Safe Sanctuary Trainings or can be obtained by contacting  Heather Hammel.

Safe Sanctuary Policy