As we approach several community and church events – Easter at the Farm, VBS, and more – we need to do a bit of housekeeping. One thing the UMC asks is that, as a church, we get as many people Safe Sanctuary trained as possible. This is beneficial for our children, adults, volunteers, staff, and our community.
We are preparing to do a Safe Sanctuary training day on April 24 during the Connection Hour (10:15am). This is a critical component of the ministry of the church; we hope that as many TUMC members will attend as possible.
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Some you maybe thinking, “I don’t have anything do with the children’s or youth ministry– this isn’t for me.” Here are two points to consider:
You never know what God is going to call you to do! With our many community events, we will all be around children, youth, and adults that need us to be knowledgable and able to protect them.
As we are (re)trained in Safe Sanctuary policies, we will help reduce confusion and misunderstanding about best practices. For example, it is best to prop interior doors open when children are in our buildings. If we all know and realize that, we won’t be as tempted to close them. That’s just one example of policies that we might think are helping but actually decrease safety for everyone on our campus.
Thank you for your willingness to keep Trinity, all our members, and the community safe.