Safe Sanctuary TRaining

Because God first loved us . . .

First Church loves our VOLUNTEERS and CHILDREN!

Please sign up today to be Safe Sanctuaries official by attending a Darkness to Light Stewards of Children training during February.

WHO: EVERYONE over the age of 18!

(even if you’ve previously been trained, need to recertify every three years.)

All volunteers that work with our children/youth need to attend, but we really want to encourage everyone to be trained. We all know it takes a village . . . so even if you don’t work with our children or youth, you can still help to be our eyes and ears of the church! 

WHEN: (pick ONE of the following, by clicking the sign up button below)

  Wednesday, February 9th - 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM

  Tuesday, February 15th - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  Sunday, February 27th - 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM


Safe Sanctuaries - is an overt expression in making congregations safe places where children, youth and elders may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith.

Darkness to Light is committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse through the use of STEWARDS OF CHILDREN® training program to learn how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.


First Church IOP (exact location depends on number attending)


Because God first loved us . . .

For more information contact Kristen Lesesne.

Sign Up!


RIPTIDE is our ministry for children in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.  We meet monthly on Sunday after church services, from noon until two o'clock during the school year. Meet outside in front of the church building in our Prayer garden. During our time together we enjoy lunch, wild and crazy games, and a ministry message.

If you would like to provide lunch or help by volunteering your time, please let Kristen know.