Jesus welcomed children and blessed them. He held up their humility and openness as a model for all who want to enter life in God's kingdom. In the Baptismal Covenant, we promise to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to respect the dignity of every human being. As Christians, we are called to care for and protect children, and to create a community where all are safe.

Relationships among people are at the foundation of Christian community, and are central to the life of the church.  All who minister in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, lay and ordained, volunteer and paid, are entrusted with the care of God’s people, and are responsible for preserving that trust. 

Abuse of children and youth in congregations, institutions, agencies, or programs of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh is wrong and will not be tolerated. 

The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh's comprehensive "Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth from Abuse" (PDF) is available by clicking here.

Sign up for Safeguarding Online (at no cost) to receive a username and password at https://episcopalpgh.formstack.com/forms/safeguarding

Safeguarding Online provides training in short, focused courses that can normally be completed in 30-45 minutes. These courses can be taken from any location where a high speed Internet connection is available.

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Rev. Leslie Reimer at 412-661- 0120 or lreimer@calvarypgh.org