Safe Sanctuary Policy

The United Methodist Church of Rancho Cordova is committed to providing a safe and welcoming sanctuary of worship and activity. We promote and take seriously our responsibility to provide a safe and nurturing environment for adults, youth, children and vulnerable persons (adults requiring supervision) who participate in our ministries and programs.

Mandatory Procedures

  • All persons are to be honored, respected and protected on our premises and during our activities in the community
  • We will provide a space, environment and attitude where everyone feels safe and welcomed
  • Threats, violence and threatening or harassing activities are prohibited
  • Weapons, alcoholic beverages, illicit drugs and paraphernalia are prohibited on church property. There will be no use of tobacco, marijuana or vaping products on church property
  • The Pastor, or any church officer, is to be immediately notified of any injury, abuse, threat or incident regarding the health, safety or well-being of yourself or others
  • Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination based on sex/ gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Sexual harassment is prohibited, and all harassers will be held personally liable for harassment, or for aiding and abetting harassment
  • Employees and volunteers working directly with youth, children and vulnerable persons are responsible for protecting them and providing a safe environment, and will adhere to abuse prevention training guidelines
  • All employees working directly with children will complete a criminal background check