Volunteer & Parent Resources

Safe Sanctuaries Policy:  In 2007, WGUMC adopted a Safe Sanctuaries Policy for the Protection of Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults.

This policy is designed to provide safety protection for our children while maintaining an atmosphere that welcomes all seekers.

This policy:

  • Establishes a procedure for reducing the risk of child abuse which is consistent with scripture, the Social principles of the United Methodist Church and civil law;
  • Establishes minimum guidelines for educating our members and staff about child abuse through training;
  • Establishes a procedure for reporting and responding to allegations of abuse
  • Does everything reasonable to assure a caring, loving, open environment where everyone can worship, study, serve, and continue his/her spiritual journey.

For more information about our policies, please contact us.


PA Request for Criminal Record Check (SP 4-641/97)  This site will provide a link for you to do this check on-line instantly or to print out the required form.

Once the above is completed, you can then print out the PENNSYLVANIA CHILD ABUSE HISTORY CLEARANCE form to complete and send in along with a copy of the criminal record check.

If you have not lived in Pennsylvania for more than 5 years, you will also need to complete a multi-State FBI check.