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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Safe Sanctuaries Training Opportunities

    April 1, 2017

    SAFE SANCTUARIES® TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
    Grace United Methodist Church, Corning  (Mountain View District)

    Upper NY’s Safe Sanctuaries® Training

    WHO:  Individuals who have responsibility for the safety of children, youth, and vulnerable adults in the churches’ ministries - pastors, those responsible for Christian education and youth group leaders. This course is a prerequisite for Upper NY’s Safe Sanctuaries Training of Trainers.

    WHEN:  Saturday, April 1, 2017   9:00 a.m. – noon Please arrive between 8:40 and 8:55 so we can begin on time.

    WHERE:  Grace United Methodist Church, 191 Bridge Street, Corning, NY  14830

    Class size is limited to 40 participants with priority given to those also registering for the afternoon Training of Trainers.

    PRE-REGISTER by March 22. Please contact Patti Gridley, Mountain View District Administrative Assistant, at 607-962-8047 or email mountainviewdistrict@unyumc.org   Information needed is name, church and email address.  Link to handouts will be emailed prior to training for participants to print and bring.

    There is no charge as Ministry Shares benevolences from local churches cover the expenses.

    Upper NY’s Safe Sanctuaries® Training of Trainers

    WHO:  Individuals interested in facilitating Upper NY’s Safe Sanctuaries Training as part of their District training team and/or for their local church.

    WHEN:  Saturday, April 1, 2017   1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    WHERE:  Grace United Methodist Church, 191 Bridge Street, Corning, NY  14830

    Lunch will be provided for those participating in both morning and afternoon sessions.

    Registration is limited to 15 participants with those desiring to be a members of their District’s training team having priority.

    PRE-REQUESITE :  Upper NY’s Safe Sanctuaries Training is a prerequisite for Training of Trainers.  The 3-hour Upper NY’s Safe Sanctuaries Training course can be completed in the morning or at a previous time but must be the standard learning station format offered since Fall 2012 by a certified UNY Safe Sanctuaries trainer. This is non-negotiable. 

    Members of the District training team must be affirmed by their DS. This is your responsibility.

    Advanced Lay Servant course credit is available.

    There is no charge as Ministry Shares benevolences from local churches cover the expenses.

    PRE-REGISTER FOR ONE OR BOTH COURSES by March 22, 2017. Please contact Patti Gridley, Mountain View District Administrative Assistant, at 607-962-8047 or email mountainviewdistrict@unyumc.org;  Information needed is name, church and email address. 

    QUESTIONS: Questions should be directed to Carol Barnes at carolb@htva.net or 607-687-4793.


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 867 local churches and 65 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."