Stone United Methodist Church
Friday, March 23, 2018
Creating a Community of Caring Christians

Safe Sanctuaries

Safe Sanctuaries
Our Safe Sanctuaries requirements are mandated for all staff and all volunteers
that will interact with children, youth and/or vulnerable adults at
Stone United Methodist Church.

2018 Safe Sanctuaries Training Dates


April 9, July 23, October 1, and December 10 from 7:00 -8:15 PM. 

Please sign up in the church office for one of the sessions.  At least two attendees per session are required to sign up in advance for the session to occur.


Training is open to all Stone UMC congregants and is required for all staff and volunteers.

Required Clearances for Staff and Volunteers 

1. Act 33 – Child Abuse History Clearance

2. Act 34 – PA State Police Report of Criminal History

3. FBI Record Check* Registration

     Contact Safe Sanctuaries Coordinator for required codes

     Fingerprinting locations

*For volunteers who have lived in PA for less than 10 years

Stone UMC Documents


Safe Sanctuaries Policy

Safe Sanctuaries Covenant

Safe Sanctuaries Training Presentation


Travel Consent Form

Stone UMC Safe Sanctuaries Requirements At a Glance

Staff and Volunteers must:

·         Have clearances before starting work; must be renewed every five (5) years

·         Read and sign SUMC Safe Sanctuaries Covenant

·         Complete then-current SUMC Safe Sanctuaries training at least every other year

·        Complete then-current mandatory state-provided child-abuse related training at least every five (5) years (staff only)


Tyson Johnston, Safe Sanctuaries Coordinator


Mailbox in Church Office

External Resources


Keep Kids Safe PA

Keep Kids Safe PA – Volunteer FAQ

PA Mandated Reporter Training (by Univ. of Pitt.)

Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church – Safe Sanctuaries


Call ChildLine 1-800-932-0313 to report suspected child abuse or general child well-being concerns.


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