First Congregational Church United Church of Christ aspires to be a God centered community. Here, all can seek a closer relationship with God in a trusting, nurturing place. As part of this mission, one of our goals is to provide a safe environment for the children and youth who are entrusted to our care as they participate in our programs and use our facilities. We want our congregation to be a haven, free of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse or harassment. To help reach these goals, we have adopted the following policies, procedures, and educational programs to reduce the possibility of child sexual or physical abuse, or any type of sexual misconduct or harassment from occurring in our congregation. The educational aspect will make us aware of potential problems and the implementation of prudent policies will help safeguard our children, youth, and members. These policies express our keen interest in protecting our children and youth, while maintaining a trusting atmosphere for the entire congregation, adults and children alike.
Click on the link to the left for the "Safe Sanctuary Policy" and forms.