Safe Sanctuaries is the name given by local United Methodist Churches to their efforts to make church programs welcoming and safe for children.
At Munsey, we seek to do this by having at least two adults (non-related) on hand at all of our children’s events or classes, by observing good adult-child ratios, by having adults accompany their children to and from children’s activities, by doing background checks on all staff, and by offering Safe Sanctuaries training and requiring background verification from all of our volunteers.
Because we are a public facility, we do ask that adults accompany children at all times in our building. Parents are asked to sign their children in on both our nursery and elementary floors on Sunday Mornings.
As part of our safe sanctuary effort we also keep the parking lot doors to the Preschool wing locked, and ask that our church family use the Sanctuary entrance to enter the building when parking on the Market Street side.
Greeters and Munsey staff are available to be extra helping hands in keeping our hallways secure. A police officer is also on duty during Sunday morning and Wednesday evening programs.