ECS Sunday 2022:Together, We Are StrongerMay 1 This year our focus is to maximize engagement. We will be launching ECS-NJ Congregational Champions! Who will be your congregation’s ECS-NJ Champion? We
A requirement for all those who work in the churches of our Diocese, especially those persons who work with children and youth.
Leaders: The Reverend Carolyn A. Bradley, Deacon, Ph.D., LCSW, LCADC; The Reverend Catherine Esposito, Deacon; The Reverend Carol Ann Pepe, Deacon, LCSW, St. Luke’s, Metuchen, New Jersey; Ms. Kasi LeGrand, MSW, LCSW, Piscataway, New Jersey
It’s no secret that churches–places that should be sanctuaries from the evils that plague the rest of society–have not always been the safe spaces they should be. The Episcopal Church and The Diocese of New Jersey are committed to ensuring the safety of all our people while they’re in our churches or being part of our activities. That’s why the diocese requires all church leaders–lay and clergy alike–to take “Safe Church Training” once every five years. The training is intended to prevent sexual exploitation and harassment of both children and adults. This training is required every five years for clergy, wardens, employees, church personnel, lay Eucharistic visitors, and anyone regularly working with or around children or youth.
Those who have previously attended the workshop may do their training online by contacting Diocesan House for an ID and Password. Sponsored by the Pastoral Response Staff of the Diocese of New Jersey. Registration Register by the Tuesday prior to the workshop.
Registration for the next in-person Safe Church Training at Diocesan House in Trenton is now available. Seats are limited, so be sure to register early.
Safe Church Training
May 21, 2022
9 am to 3:30 p.m.
St. Thomas Red Bank