Safe Sanctuary Policy

Mission Statement
This Safe Sanctuary Policy is written to ensure that Cokesbury United Methodist Church provides a caring and secure environment for activities of church life. The Cokesbury community of faith models the love of God for the children/youth/vulnerable adults in many ways that include taking time to listen to one another, and providing a safe nurturing environment for all who attend while modeling healthy and positive behaviors.

Purpose
Our congregation’s purpose for establishing our Safe Sanctuary Policy is to demonstrate our commitment to the physical, emotional safety, and spiritual growth of all our members, guests and employees. Therefore, as a Christian community of faith, we will mandate and implement prudent operational procedures to respond to observed, suspected or reported incidents of abuse or neglect. We will have a clearly defined procedure for reporting all suspected incidents of abuse or neglect.

Policy
The Safe Sanctuary guideline is available here.

Current policy adopted by Church Council 11/24/2019.