Bethel United Methodist Church affirms that all children, youth and vulnerable adults have the right to safe sanctuary. Therefore, we are committed to providing a safe and secure environment where our everyone can learn, live, grow, and be strengthened in Christian faith. The provision of safe sanctuary applies to all staff and volunteers, clergy or lay, who have direct contact with children, youth and vulnerable adults in conference and/or district sponsored events.
If you are a volunteer and/or paid staff connected with any church-related children, youth, and/or vulnerable adult ministries, programs, Sunday school, or other events (like retreats and mission trips) at the church or off-site; you must read and agree to Bethel United Methodist Church Safe Sanctuary Policy and Procedures and provide volunteer or employee clearances per Pennsylvania law.
You can download the Bethel UMC's full Safe Sanctuary Policy and Procedures here.
Once you have read the policy please provide a signed acknowledgement to the church office. The acknowledgement is the last page of the policy and can be found here.
Information on obtaining clearances can be found on the WPAUMC Conference website by clicking here.