United Methodist laity and clergy packed the house yesterday for the Church Safety and Security training event at Wesley’s Chapel UMC Elizabethtown. Following opening worship led by Rev. Edie Gleaves (Harbor District DS) and Rev. Ken Locklear (Gateway District DS), attendees received training on various topics related to church safety and security. The day included a presentation by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office as well as well as assorted breakout workshops on safety issues such as: responding to medical emergencies; Safe Sanctuaries; mental health; safety team development and church insurance assessment. See some pictures from the day below.