As part of the body of Christ, the Ellington Congregational Church is called to follow Jesus’ example of respect for the integrity and dignity of all persons. This is summed up in Jesus’ Great Commandment to love God with heart, soul, strength, and mind, and others as ourselves (Luke:10:27). To follow this commandment is to pursue love, safety, peace, and security for all who come within the reaches of our ministries.
The Ellington Congregational Church is committed to creating and maintaining programs, facilities and a community in which members, friends, Clergy, employees and volunteers can worship, learn and work together in an atmosphere free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, exploitation or intimidation. The congregation supports principles of Safe Conduct, which include individual responsibility to fulfill the highest standards of personal conduct toward others and to lead and guide the congregation in fulfillment of the standards set by our Christian faith. ECC screens, trains and supervises all who volunteer with children and youth under the age of 18 years of age, and strongly opposes and prohibits any form of exploitation or abuse. It is the intention of our congregation to affirmatively nurture good behavior and to prevent and correct behavior that is contrary to this policy.