Educational Opportunities and Trainings


October 15, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost will be $3 for materials.  If interested please call, 814-359-2033 by October 6.  



 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 .



The Susquehanna Conference Commission on Child Advocacy is offering the next advocacy training event Saturday, October 14, at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 1650 Clay Avenue, Tyrone, Pa. The church is located off of I-99 at the Tyrone exit, between Altoona and State College. The event start at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and opening plenary sessions. Following the luncheon, seminars will be offered to all participants, and information on how to begin a regional advocacy team. The event concludes at 4 p.m. 


Registration material and event information will be mailed to key contact persons in each church in the State College and Altoona District churches, but the training event is open to the entire conference. On-line registration information is available on the registration form. 


The training event will include a keynote address, plenary presentations, and afternoon seminars. Registrants will select their seminar preferences on-line or at the event. All materials, advocacy group start-up information, seminars, CEU credits, break snacks, and the luncheon are included in the $35 registration fee. 


Continuing education certificates, .65 CEU's, are provided for full participation in the day. 

For more information, contact Rev. Ed Zeiders at