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Policies and Procedures

Abuse protection plan

Fishers UMC has established an abuse protection policy and procedure to demonstrate our total and unwavering commitment to the physical, emotional and spiritual safety of all children, youth, and vulnerable adults in our care.  Please note: The policy document online is only the first 2 pages, if you would like to see the whole policy document, please contact Liz Simmonds at .

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filming policy

The purpose of this policy is to let you know that at Fishers UMC we value the way in which photos, videos and other media help our faith community grow and flourish. Photos and videos tell our story, provide visitors information and an idea of what to expect when they attend our worship services and events, highlight the work of those who serve, and allow us to communicate our mission as a church for people who don’t go to church via our website and other digital and print media.

Accordingly, photography, videography, live streaming and other recording may be in progress at Fishers UMC’s church services, ministry activities, classes, programs and other church events. Fishers UMC may use the media recorded at these events in materials produced by or for the church, including but limited to our bulletins, posters, brochures, newsletters and other printed and electronic materials, digital media (e.g., Fishers UMC’s website, Facebook and other social media sites).

By participating in Fishers UMC’s church services, ministry activities, classes, programs and other events:

  1. You consent to be photographed, videotaped or otherwise recorded;
  2. You grant your permission for Fishers UMC to use recordings containing your image, likeness, voice or statements, without compensation, credit or other consideration to you, for Fishers UMC’s promotional, publicity and other purposes, throughout the world and in perpetuity;
  3. And you agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify Fishers UMC from any and all liabilities and claims involving the use of your image, likeness, voice or statements.

While we reserve the right to photograph and record church events, we strive to ensure that photography and videography are used in safe and positive ways. We will not knowingly and intentionally post any photo, video or other recording that would be embarrassing, objectionable or hurtful to any clearly, personally identifiable individual in the recording.

Additionally, if you see a photo on a Fishers UMC website or social media page that includes you or your child and would prefer it be removed, please contact the Church Office at 317-849-1805. Please note we cannot remove your image from video or live stream messages. Please understand that Fishers UMC has no control over the recording, use and posting of images or other media by non-church staff (e.g., by community members, news outlets) and no ability to remove such media from publications, including internet or social media sites, that are not run by Fishers UMC.