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Safe Sanctuaries Training

Location: Online and In-person

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The Northern Illinois Conference is offering 6 training options to help meet our goal of ensuring safe spaces in our churches.

This free training is an alternate for those who cannot participate in other training options and does not include a background check.

Registration Closed - Training still available through Safe Gatherings

6 Training Options

90 minutes each
Online via Zoom  or in-person

  • Thursday, June 23 - 6:30 pm - Plainfield UMC, 15114 S. Illinois St., Plainfield, IL  Event Complete
  • Wednesday, June 29 - 6:30 pm - Plainfield UMC, 15114 S. Illinois St., Plainfield, IL  Event Complete
  • Saturday, July 16 - 1:00 pm - Des Plaines: First UMC, 668 Graceland Ave, Des Plaines, IL Event Complete
  • Saturday, July 30 - 10:00 am - Rockford: Christ UMC, 4509 Highcrest Rd, Rockford, IL Event Complete
  • Saturday, August 6 - 10:00 am - Rockford: Christ UMC, 4509 Highcrest Rd, Rockford, IL Event Complete
  • Saturday, August 20 - 1:00 pm - Des Plaines: First UMC, 668 Graceland Ave, Des Plaines, IL Registration Closed

Trainers:
Deaconess Joy Hayag
Deacon Sherry Steele
Rev. Audrea Nanabray

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Registration Closed - Training still available through Safe Gatherings


Safe Sanctuaries is an overt expression in making congregations safe places where children, youth, and elders may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith.

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Trainings are an alternate to online Safe Gatherings trainings.
Certificates will be handed out after completion. Participants via zoom must having their camera on and utilize a working microphone to fully participate and receive a certificate of completion. 
Background checks not included. The background check will be coordinated with your local church leadership. 

Download the training Powerpoint Pdf


*Money paid to NIC Conference Apportionments provides the financial assistance for Safe Sanctuary trainings.

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