First United Methoist Church believes the safety of all God’s children is paramont.  We have adopted a new “Child, Youth & Vulnerable Adult Safety Policy” which requires crimminal background checks and mandatory training of everyone who works with children, youth or vulnerable adults.  This process and training are being provided through Safe Gatherings.  All staff and volunteers must complete training by May 2018.

The process requires three steps as follows:

  1. Complete Safe Gatherings APPLICATION.  Be prepared to provide contact information for three references.  Do not use Pastor Harold as a reference because he will be required to provide an additional reference.  When asked for your church’s name, type “Devine” in the search field.  Designate in the application if you anticipate transporting children or adults for church events.
  2. Complete the one hour online basic training.  (You will receive a login to access the training module as part of your application.)
  3. Register and complete “Trusted con Confianza” training.  There are 3 one hour modules that can be completed separately online, or taken together at a live event.  Click SCHEDULE to see available dates and times, and to register.

For more information click HERE or contact Pastor Harold Dailey at 830-663-3185.