Safe Sanctuary

The Church, above all institutions, is called to welcome and nurture all people, especially children. Our goal at Penn Yan United Methodist Church is to provide a safe, secure, loving environment where children may grow and where those who care for them provide for their needs in safe and responsible ways. Since the 1996 General Conference of the United Methodist Church approved a resolution that calls upon Annual Conferences and local churches to institute polices and procedures to reduce sexual abuse in our churches and church related activities, we have adopted this Safe-Sanctuaries policy as a commitment to protect and advocate for children, youth and vulnerable adults participating in the life of our church. We have further expanded the policy to include not only sexual abuse, but physical, emotional and verbal abuse, as well as neglect and situations of domestic violence in which children may be unwilling witnesses or participants.


You can find our Safe Sanctuary Policy in the sidebar to the right.

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Saturday Night | 5:00 PM Sunday Break | 9:00 AM Traditional Worship | 11:00 AM