Children and Youth

During the pandemic season, we have launched two virtual Sunday School classes for children and youth. More information here

Many of of our on-site ministries are temporarily closed. Please refer to our open level policy or call (614) 267-4939 or email if you have any questions.

Investing in our children and youth is one of our highest priorities. Sunday mornings we invite children (preschool-5th grade) to participate in Children’s Sunday School. For infants through toddlers under 3 years old nursery care is available.

Safe Sanctuaries Policy

The United Methodist Church states that, “…children must be protected from economic, physical, and sexual exploitation and abuse” (Book of Discipline, 2012). We recognize that our faith calls us to offer hospitality and protection to all children, youth and vulnerable adults, as well as those who are committed to ministering to them as volunteers and employees. 

Safe Sanctuaries Training (click to complete your training and policy review)

Training and policy review is required for all church staff and volunteers that will be working with children, youth and vulnerable adults. Training and reviews are completed annually beginning the first Monday of August for the following program year.  

An initial educational component of Safe Sanctuaries Policy, including its procedures and practices, is to be implemented prior to any adult having direct supervision of children, youth and adults. Thereafter, training includes documentation and review of Safe Sanctuaries Policy, including procedures for supervision and current information on how to identify and report child, youth and vulnerable adult abuse. 

If you have questions regarding the Training or Safe Sanctuaries Policy please contact the church office.

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