First United Methodist Church - La Grange, IL
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Safe Sanctuary Policies

United Methodist Churches have historically worked to ensure that children were provided food, clothing, education, and an affirmation of value and self-worth. The 1996 General Conference of the United Methodist Church adopted a resolution aimed at reducing the risk of sexual abuse in the church. The policies and procedures established in this resolution and re-affirmed every four years at General Conference are essential for the protection and safety of all the children and youth who walk through our doors, as well as all volunteers and employed workers. Our Sunday School teachers and youth group volunteers are trained in how to appropriately follow through on established procedures. 
More specific information on Safe Sanctuary policies is available in a brochure in the church office or upon request with Polly, Jen or Hattie.