The church Safety Team is hosting an educational session, “Church Safety in Dangerous Times” on July 14, 2019 immediately following our Pot Luck Sunday. Sgt. Shane Ratliff, a Tennessee Homeland Security agent, will join us for a 1.5-2 hour session about ways to prepare for and survive attacks by active shooters, such tragic events increasingly occurring across the nation in churches, schools and public organizations. Training and advance planning are critical for reducing injuries and fatalities according to the church Safety Team members whose research findings promote educational programs like we are offering on July 14 and again on August 11. Please plan to join us for a difficult discussion but a chance to learn ways to protect yourself and those you love.
Due to this topic’s graphic nature, children under the age of 8 should not attend this session. Parents will gain helpful information to guide their private conversations with their own children. Child care will be available. For more details, see the July Newsletter or ask a safety team member.