SAFE SANCTUARIES

Thank you for your commitment to working with children, students & vulnerable adults at First Church and those of the community. Because we want to provide children, students & vulnerable adults with a safe environment as well as comply with the PA State law, we ask that you complete the following forms and place them in the mailbox of Erin Mowrey or mail them to:

First Church

604 Market St

ATTN: Erin

Williamsport, PA 17701

This is a new safe sanctuary procedure for not only our church but the conference and the state, therefore, if you have filled out our packets before, they don’t look anything alike. This packet will need to be updated every 4-5 years per the state. If you wish to seek more information regarding our conference’s policies, visit this link.

 

There are three parts to the Safe Sanctuaries Packet:

1) SAFE SANCTUARY POLICY

You can find the form here. Please complete, sign and return to the church office.

2) VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

You can find the form here. Please complete, sign and return to the church office.

3) PA CRIMINAL CLEARANCES

1) PA CRIMINAL HISTORY

Please complete and return to the church office. You can find directions on completing the form here or submit an electronic request here.

2) PA CHILD ABUSE

Please complete, sign and return to the church office. Once this is processed, you will receive an official copy from the state in the mail which will need to be brought into the church office for us to make a copy. You can find directions for completing and submitting the clearances here.

3) NOTARIZED AFFIDAVIT

Go to the notary, complete the form, have it notarized, and return it to the church office. Only valid if you have lived in PA for the last 10 years. You can find the Affidavit form here.

4) FBI FINGERPRINTING

Follow these directions. Once this is processed, you will receive an official copy from the state in the mail which will need to be brought into the church office for us to make a copy.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Originals from the PA Child Abuse and the FBI Fingerprinting will be mailed to your home. Please bring them to the office as soon as you receive them and we will make a copy for your file, as your clearances are not considered complete without them.