Pray for children
and for youth.
May children be protected and nurtured,
unhindered and encouraged.
May they have the chance to learn,
the space to dance,
the room to grow.
May youth be valued and heard,
supported and challenged,
and be given real opportunities
to help in the reshaping of the church
and the world.
* From This Is the Day: Readings and meditations from the Iona Community,
by Neil Paynter.
Safe Church Policy
Valley Presbyterian Church, (PCUSA) (“Church”) is committed to being an inclusive
Christian community. The Church takes seriously its intent to ensure that all who
participate in church life can explore their relationship with God and each other as
they seek to grow in faith and faithfulness in a safe, secure and nurturing environment.
As a community of Christian faith, the Church is committed to creating and
maintaining programs, facilities and a community in which members, friends,
staff and volunteers can worship, learn and work together in an atmosphere free
from all forms of discrimination, harassment, exploitation or intimidation. All
persons associated with the Church should be aware that the Church is strongly
opposed to Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Harassment and that such behavior is
prohibited by church policy. It is the intention of the Church to take action
in an attempt to prevent and correct behavior that is contrary to this policy
and, if necessary, to discipline those persons who violate this policy.