One of the strengths of the Rose Hill UMC is our care
and concern for each other and for all, therefore we want to do all we can to
make sure our church is a friendly, caring, and safe place for everyone.
One specific way we can offer care is through the
Safe Gatherings program. Safe Gatherings provides screening and education
for staff and volunteers to help prevent abuse of children, youth, and
vulnerable adults. This is an online program where you learn more about
preventing abuse, creating a safe environment, and review basic concepts of
providing safety, it also includes a background check, including references.
Not only does Safe Gatherings provide protection for
the children, youth, and vulnerable adults we serve, it also protects our
We have many people who are already Safe Gatherings
certified, yet I think it would be well if many, many more went through the
training and certification process. Ideally, everyone in our church could
be trained and certified.
If you are ready to get certified, go online to
https://safegatherings.com, you can
also find answers to questions you might have about the program, or if you have
more questions, feel free to contact me. Additionally, if you need help
getting online, you can come by the church and we will help you get to the site
and begin the training. Our church will pay for your training, if you
would like to help cover the expense, simply make an extra contribution at your
Please prayerfully and thoughtfully consider taking
this step to help our church grow in friendliness, caring, and safety.
John Martin, Pastor