Safe Sanctuary

In 1996 and again in 2004, the General Conference of the United Methodist Church adopted resolutions aimed at reducing the risk of child sexual abuse in the church. As a result, each local congregation is required to develop and implement its own Safe Sanctuary Policy in line with General Conference recommendations.

Thus, in covenant with all United Methodist congregations, we the Damascus United Methodist Church, adopt this policy regarding safety of children and youth in our church.

We pledge to conduct our ministries in ways that assure the safety and spiritual growth of all children, youth, and adults participating in church-sponsored activities.