Groups and Activities

Safe Sanctuaries - Forms

Safe Sanctuaries Program

Care and Protection of Children

Pursuant to the Social Principles and Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, it is the policy of the United Methodist Church of Chugiak to nurture children, treat them with kindness and respect, and protect them from abuse and exploitation. We guard and protect our children from child abuse through our Safe Sanctuaries program. This is a preventive program, used by many churches, to protect children from abuse in any church activity.  

Safe Sanctuaries mandates simple, common-sense procedures for youth programs. These include:

These procedures safeguard children from abuse and also serve to protect youth workers and the church from liability.  The program is administered by the Staff Parish Relations Committee.