Partners For Safe Environments: A workshop for church staff and volunteers

WhenWednesday, September 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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WhereNewman Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
100 Newman Avenue
Rumford, RI 02916

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Phone401-434-4742 x11
ContactTimoth Sylvia

“Partners for Safe Environments”

A workshop for church staff & volunteers working with children and youth, 
visitation teams, and other church leaders

2 Opportunties:

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
6:00pm — 8:30pm

Saturday, September 16, 2016
9:30am — 12:00pm

Newman Congregational Church, UCC - 100 Newman Ave, Rumford, RI

As our culture and cultural expectations change, the church is called to lead. Church safety policies are no exception.  The young people and vulnerable adults in our midst and in our communities deserve nurture and care founded in best practices that reflect our core values.

Actively engaged in mission and ministries of all types, we must model the highest standards of practice possible in order to establish and maintain safe and hospitable communities.

This workshop will train leaders in practices designed to maintain safe spaces in all aspects of congregational life.  

Content will include:

  • Policy updates
  • Standards for onsite and offsite activities
  • Healthy relationships in youth ministry and elder care 
  • Safe communications and social media standards  
  • Safe accommodations

Resources for continued development of safe spaces and for leadership training will be shared.

Contact Rev. Timoth Sylvia at to RSVP and if you have any questions.

Our Presenter - Karen Ziel: Commissioned Minister of Faith Formation and Leadership for the Connecticut Conference United Church of Christ.  With more than 25 years of experience in the formational ministries of the church, Karen has worked with children, youth and adults in rural and urban settings in small and in program-sized congregations.  Karen has served and continues on local and regional councils for Christian Educators and often teaches in workshops and seminars.