Pennsylvania law (HB 435) now requires all church employees and volunteers working with children 18 years and under to complete an on line training program and several clearances.
Volunteers (Copy and paste url or use Facebook page for direct links)
PA State Police Criminal Background Check ($10) https://epatch.state.pa.us
PA Child Abuse History Clearance ($10) https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS
Free Online Mandatory Reporter Training https://www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu
Employees (Copy and paste url or use Facebook page for direct link)
In addition to the above, all employees 14 years and older are required to complete FBI fingerprint record check https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index.htm
Reporting (Copy and paste url or use Facebook page for direct link)
Any employee or volunteer learning of an abusive situation is now required to report this situation online at www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home
St John’s Safe Child Coordinator: Judy Garrigan 610-965-7182
The OGHS, March 22, offering is unique in that all the money goes directly to the projects being funded, because our Benevolence offering money that we contribute to Our Churches Wider Mission (OCWM) funds the administration of the OGHS offering. What does OGHS do with these funds? Often we remember that the funds are for disaster relief, but for over seventy years, OGHS has also been providing support for health education, refugee and agricultural initiatives in 138 countries by working with local, national and global partners. Watch your bulletins for OGHS inserts that describe such initiatives. OGHS is truly our congregation’s one church offering that helps people all over the world have better lives. Please support our OGHS offering.
The new and improved St. John’s UCC website has been launched.