Educational Opportunities and Trainings


Saturday, March 9, 2019

(rescheduled from January 18th)

Blossburg First UMC, 108 N. Williamson Road, Blossburg, PA 16912


Boundaries Training 9:00 – 2:00 (please bring a bag lunch – we will work over lunch). Led by Rev. Dr. Kathleen Kind

(This is a new Boundaries course - we are no longer using the two old courses but instead one new required course - this will fulfill the old basic or 2 and quadrennial requirement)


Safe Sanctuaries Training 2:30 – 5:00 (led by Rev. William Westbrook)


Please register with the Williamsport District Office – (please give your name, church, phone # and which training you would like to take – 1 or both).

CEUS available

No cost – for Boundaries Training

Cost for Safe Sanctuaries is $3 for the book.  (Checks payable to Susquehanna Conference UMC – you can bring your check/cash with you).

If you registered to attend January 18, you’ll need to re-register.



 May be done online at

Takes about 20 minutes.  Be sure to click on the certificate in the right corner, once you've completed.  





Safe Sanctuaries training should be completed every 60 months (5 years) by clergy and each person in our churches who works with children, youth, and vulnerable adults.  


If your church would like to host a Safe Sanctuaries training this fall, please know that there are many trainers available. Your district office or the conference can provide a list of trainers in your area. 


It is up to the church to contact a trainer, set a date and time (allow three hours), designate a person to keep track of who registers, and provide the space and hospitality. The trainer will share the date with the conference office so the course can be available to others who need the training. The trainer will bring the training booklets, which are $3 per person. The trainer collects the funds and cares for the paperwork.


While official training is needed every five years, every church should have at least a one-hour session once a year to review their specific church's Safe Sanctuaries policy. 


If you have questions or need more information, please send an email to .


Saturday, March 2, 2019

Port Royal UMC – State College District

PO Box 396, Port Royal, PA 17082

(Actual Location: 105 Fifth Street)

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ($3.00 for Booklet)

Led by Jason Mackey

To Register: Contact Rev. Terry Brosius

717 527 4802 or email:

Register by February 25, 2019