St. Mark's offers childcare in our nursery for children under the age of 4 during both our 8:45 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship services. We also arrange childcare when we have adult Christian formation classes. Our nursery staff is trained to treat children with love, respect, kindness.
At St. Mark's we believe Jesus Christ calls us to loving relationships that are healthy and helpful to each other. Relationships should not involve taking advantage of those who are weaker nor putting people in situations that are inappropriate for their age or maturity.
That's why, in accordance with the policies of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado, we participate in the Our Safe Church program, with Safeguarding God's Children trainings and certifications. Safeguarding God’s Children is a training resource for those who minister to, for, and with children and youth, in recognizing and responding to child sexual abuse, and in creating safe space in the prevention of child sexual abuse. Certification in this training is required every four years for all clergy, paid staff, and regular church workers (those who work with children and/or youth five or more times per year).
All participants in ministry (all men and women, children, youth, adults, helpers, Sunday School teachers, nursery workers, adult supervisors, the poor, those of diverse cultural backgrounds, etc.) deserve to be in a safe environment, free from harassment, abuse, and misconduct.