Safe Church Training
Several of us participated in Safe Church training last November. We learned a great deal about keeping children safe from abuse; harassment among adults; and elder abuse. The Bishop’s Committee will take further steps toward compliance, particularly concerning background checks; transparency and visibility in our care for children and elders; and assuring that all church activities are free of drugs, alcohol and firearms.
One aspect we have already adopted is requiring a signed release form before we will use anyone’s picture in the newsletter or anywhere else open to the public. The release forms are available in the back of the church (or below). If you sign one and leave it on the table there we will keep those records for future reference. Children must have a release signed by a parent or guardian before we will use their pictures for any purpose. We will continue not to post personal information such as names and addresses.