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    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.


    Safe Sanctuaries® Training Opportunities

    The Upper New York Conference is offering the upcoming Safe Sanctuaries® training opportunities. Registration for each event opens one month prior to the training date. If you have questions, email to

    Basic Safe Sanctuaries Training via Zoom from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    This 3.5 hour course is for all clergy and anyone working with children, youth, or vulnerable adults. The link to register will be provided when registration opens. 

    • Saturday, May 4: register here
    • Saturday, August 3: registration opens July 3
    • Saturday, November 2: registration opens October 2

    Training of Trainers (TOT) via Zoom from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    This training is for anyone who would like to become a church or district Safe Sanctuaries® trainers in Upper New York. In order to become at TOT, you must have completed the 3.5 hour basic training previously. 

    • Saturday, April 6: register here
    • Saturday, October 5: registration opens September 5

    If you need training between these dates or would like to host an in-person training, contact your district office or email

    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."