The Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church has mandated that every church in the Conference must have a Safe Sanctuary policy, which meets minimum standards set by the Conference. Through this program ALL PERSONS WHO WILL WORK WITH CHILDREN OR YOUTH in our church must receive special training aimed at protecting both the children and youth they will serve. They also must undergo a criminal background check through a professional company designated by the Annual Conference for such checks. While all this does occasionally create a hardship for the church in recruiting and maintaining a list of accepted adult leaders, it is testimony to our dedication to the creation of a safe and welcoming environment for the children in our care. Please contact the church office at 385-5568 for more details or a copy of the complete policy.