Online RE Safety Webinar

Part of Guide to Faith Development

By Evin Carvill Ziemer

This workshop was given by Evin Carvill Ziemer on September 19, 2020 focusing on safety guidelines and protocols as congregations prepare to launch religious education programming in an online environment.

Topics covered in this presentation include building covenants, securing parental permissions, hosting safe spaces and special information focusing youth and social media.

This workshop is designed for RE volunteers, staff, mentors, and anyone involved in children's and youth programming. 
Special note: The overall guidance on creating safety, especially a culture of safety, will continue to be helpful to congregations. However, the technical guidance specific platform guidance will continue to evolve.

Up to Date Guidance

UUA Resources

Tech Tips

  • SignNow is an inexpensive program for online legal signatures by uploading a template and then sending an invite for a signature.
  • Zapier allows linkage between online programs. Can be used to link a registration form to a SignNow permission form.
  • is a program you can use for a text only number that you can give multiple people a log in to and also have texts to it emailed to you. This could be used as a joint tech help line on Sunday morning, for youth to request pastoral care, etc.

Other Resources Mentioned by Participants

Activity Suggestions from Participants

Recommend adults review the specific activities before doing them with your group.

About the Author

Evin Carvill Ziemer

Evin serves as the Developmental Lead for the New England Region. Evin holds a Masters of Divinity from Earlham School of Religion and Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College.

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