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Safeguarding God's Children Workshops Scheduled
There is no question what a precious treasure our children are. As leaders in the Diocese of South Carolina, we have a moral, spiritual and canonical obligation to exercise due diligence in assuring that their faith formation happens in a safe environment. History teaches us clearly that this is not an outcome we can take for granted. There are steps we can and must take to assure the joy of their Christian Faith is not stolen from those in our care.
It is with that purpose in mind that the Diocese offers the “Safeguarding God’s Children” workshops across the Diocese. The workshops continue to be led by Mrs. Polly Sosnowski, whose years of service as a licensed clinical social worker in South Carolina make her a marvelous resource for this training. The training provided will cover the necessary material to fulfill both diocesan canons and local parish guidelines. The next workshops offered are:
Tuesday, January 24 10:00 am -1:00 p.m.
Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island
2520 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482
(843)883-3586 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org ) to “register”
Saturday, January 28 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach
3000 North Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843)448-8426 or email Patty Von Schoppe (email@example.com ) to register
The cost is $5 per person for lunch provided.
Saturday, February 11 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston
126 Coming St,.Charleston, SC 29403
843.530.2669 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org ) to register
If you have anyone in your parish who works regularly with children or youth, they must have this training. If you would be interested in being the host for such a workshop yourself, that would be blessing to your own parish as well as others nearby. On-line training is also a viable option for some parishes. Contact the Rev. Canon Jim Lewis at (843) 722-4075 to discuss what would work best for you, but do make sure your staff and volunteers are appropriately trained.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation in helping make the Diocese of South Carolina a safe place for all our children.