Memorial United Methodist Church is a proud participant of the Safe Sanctuaries Initiative, an effort to keep children and teens safe from abuse at church:

“Safe Sanctuaries is more than guidelines, policies and procedures implemented to create an environment in which children, youth and the adults who work with them have boundaries of safe space. Safe Sanctuaries is an overt expression of a congregation in making a congregation a safe place where children and youth may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith. In 1996 The General Conference of The United Methodist Church adopted a resolution aimed at reducing the risk of child sexual abuse in the church.”

Memorial UMC has implemented policies and procedures to make every effort to keep your child(ren) safe in all church related fellowship and activities. Our staff and volunteers are screened including background checks and trained to recognize signs of the various types of abuse, reporting procedures for any incidents of abuse according to state law. Volunteers are trained in CPR and First Aid.

We are bound by our baptismal covenant to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ so that each child and youth will be “…surrounded by
steadfast love…established in the faith, and confirmed and strengthen in the way that leads to life eternal.

Take a look at our “SAFE SANCTUARIES” Policy HERE.

For more information, please contact Lynda Hepler, our Minister of Children and Young Families, or Rodney Denton, our Minister of Youth and Young Adults.