Safe Sanctuary

Since 2009, every local church in the Baltimore-Washington Conference has been required to develop and implement a Safe Sanctuaries Policy. This plan must be reviewed and updated periodically. To view all articles on Safe Sanctuaries, visit the BWC Ministry Toolbox. RUMC is committed to ensuring that all children, youth and vulnerable adults involved in church ministries may participate in an environment that is safe and secure. As part of the Safe Sanctuary Policy, a Background Check and Sexual Misconduct Questionnaire MUST also be completed and turned in to the church office.

To View Our Safe Sanctuary Policy: CLICK HERE

FOR VOLUNTEERS:  Safe Sanctuaries training is required for all staff and volunteers working with children and/or youth at RUMC.

To View the Safe Sanctuaries Training Presentation: CLICK HERE

Once you have watched the above presentation, print the quiz, complete it and turn it into the church office. Please return the quiz in person or via email to:

To Print the Safe Sanctuaries Quiz: CLICK HERE

To Print the Background Check Form: CLICK HERE

To Print the Sexual Misconduct Questionnaire: CLICK HERE

Having trouble viewing, downloading or printing?  Paper copies of the presentation and the quiz can be obtained from the church office.

If you have any questions, contact Vicki Bender, Safe Sanctuaries Administrator at 301-223-9554, ext. 103 or email her at