Educating and empowering the people of our diocese is central to creating and maintaining churches and activities that are safe for everyone. We use Safeguarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People training materials produced by the Church Pension Group in partnership with Praesidium, Inc. We have policies in place to protect children and youth from abuse and adults from sexual exploitation and sexual harassment.

— the Rev. Deborah Silver, DMin., director of Safe Church Practices

Safeguarding God’s People

Wednesday, August 3, 6:00 p.m. at HTP. This training is for: All clergy, church employees, vestry members, lay pastoral care ministers, spiritual directors, eucharistic visitors, hospital visitors authorized by the church, leaders and facilitators of all adult programs and small group ministries, seminarians, interns and lay chaplains. Open to any adults in the parish.

• Register with Rev. Deborah Silver at
• Contact: Cindy Stein at
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Safeguarding God’s Children

Saturday, August 20, 9:00 a.m. at Holy Cross. This training is for: All clergy; all who teach, supervise, or assist with supervising children or youth; all paid or volunteer Church Personnel; all who provide transportation to children or youth without other adults in the vehicle more than occasionally; all vestry members or members of similar decision making groups who have the authority to approve the creation of ministries, programs or activities for children or youth. Open to any adults in the parish.

• Register with Rev. Wallace Benton at • Contact: Cindy Stein at
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