New Mt. Vernon UMC is committed to providing the safest environment possible for all children and youth who enter the doors of the church and/or participate in ministries offered. In keeping with the resolutions of the Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church, New Mt. Vernon UMC adopts the following policy and procedures to provide a safe sanctuary for children and youth. This policy will give guidelines and procedures to those individuals and ministries who work with those children and youth as the church continues to strive to provide an atmosphere which fosters more physical and spiritual growth and safety.