Safe Sanctuary

We care about children, youth and adults at HMUMC!

The purpose of our Safe Sanctuary Policy is to address the safety and well-being of children, youth, and adults by providing a protective and safe environment.  All church employees and volunteers of children and youth must commit to follow the Safe Sanctuary Policy and conduct ourselves in a manner consistent with the teachings of Christ.  A sanctuary is a sacred place where children, youth, and adults can grow in God’s grace.



Safe Sanctuary Training

All church volunteers and church employees are required to submit to a national background check and to take the Safe Sanctuary Training. If you volunteer with children or youth, please use the link below to watch our Safe Sanctuary Training video and take the assessment.

Safe Sanctuary Training Video and Assessment


*Safe Sanctuaries is the name commonly given by local United Methodist Annual Conferences and local churches to their individual efforts to make conference, district, and local church programs welcoming and safe for children and youth.



Safe Sanctuary Forms

HMUMC SS Policies and Procedures

HMUMC Incident Report

HMUMC Accident Report Form

HMUMC New Volunteer Packet