The Samaritan Counseling Center’s mission begins and ends with people and our community.

Participating Churches

PARTICIPATING CHURCHES
Lancaster/Lebanon/York/Harrisburg, PA
Safe Church Program. Scroll to the bottom of this page for 
churches in other parts of the U.S.

These churches have completed, or are in the process of engaging in (marked with #), Samaritan Safe Church, an 11 month culture shifting process to inspire and equip faith communities to become proactive about protecting children from sexual and other harm – not only in church, but in the community.  

2016
Alpha & Omega Church of the Brethren
Lancaster, PA
alphayomegacob.org

2016
Assured Hope Community Church
Lancaster, PA
www.assuredhopecommunitychurch.org/

2011-2012
Bethany Grace Fellowship
East Earl, PA
www.bethanygf.org

2014-2015
Blossom Hill Mennonite
Lancaster, PA
www.blossomhillmennonite.org

2014-2015
Blue Ball Church of the Brethren
Blue Ball, PA
www.blueballbrethren.org

2012-2013
Bowmansville Mennonite Church
East Earl, PA
www.bowmansvillemennonite.org

2014-2015
Byerland Mennonite Church
Willow Street, PA
www.byerlandchurch.org

2015
Brightside Baptist Church
Lancaster, PA
www.brightsidebc.org

2014-2015
Calvary Chapel Lebanon
Lebanon, PA
www.ccleb.com

2013-2014
Community Fellowship Church
Lancaster, PA
www.communityfellowship.com

2012-2013
Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster
Lancaster, PA
www.communitymennonite.org

2015-2016
East Fairview Church of the Brethren
Manheim, PA
www.eastfairview.com

2013-2014
Elizabethtown Mennonite Church
Elizabethtown, PA
www.elizabethtownmennonitechurch.com/

2010*
Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren
Elizabethtown, PA
www.etowncob.org

2012-2013
Ephrata Church of the Brethren
Ephrata, PA
www.ephratabrethren.org

2011-2012
First Reformed UCC
Lancaster, PA
www.firstreformedlancaster.org/

2014-2015
Forest Hills Mennonite Church
Leola, PA
www.foresthillschurch.org

2015
Gap Community Church
Gap, PA
www.gapcommunitychurch.com

2013-2014
Habecker Mennonite Church
Lancaster, PA
www.habeckerchurch.com

2015
Hempfield Church of the Brethren
Lancaster, PA
www.hempfieldcob.org

2015
Highland Presbyterian Church
Lancaster, PA
www.highlandpc.org

2015-2016
Hinkletown Mennonite Church
Ephrata, PA
www.hinkletown.org

2011-2012
Hosanna, A Fellowship of Christians
Lititz, PA 
www.hosannalititz.org

2010*
James Street Mennonite Church
Lancaster, PA
www.jsmchurch.org

2012-2013
Lancaster Brethren in Christ Church
Lancaster, PA
www.lancbic.org

2012-2013
Lancaster Church of the Brethren
Lancaster, PA
www.lancob.org

2013-2014
Laurel Street Mennonite Church
Lancaster, PA
www.laurelstreetmennonite.com

2014-2015
Lebanon Area Evangelical Free Church
Jonestown, PA
www.Lebefree.org

2016-2017
#Life Center Ministries International
Harrisburg, PA
www.lcmi.org

2011-2012
Lititz Church of the Brethren
Lititz PA
www.lititzcob.org

2015
Lititz Moravian Church
Lititz, PA
www.lititzmoravian.org

2016
Lititz United Methodist Church
Lititz, PA
lititzumc.org

2011-2012
Long Memorial United Methodist
Lancaster, PA 17601
http://www.gbgm-umc.org/long_memorial

2010*
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Lancaster, PA
www.elcgs.org

2012-2013
Mount Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church
Lititz, PA
www.mountcalvarylutheran.org

2011-2012
Mountville Mennonite Church
Mountville, PA
www.mountville.pa.us.mennonite.net

2015-2016
Mt. Aetna Bible Church
Mt. Aetna, PA
www.mountabc.com

2015-2016
Neffsville Mennonite Church
Lancaster, PA
www.neffmc.org

2013-2014
New Danville Mennonite Church
Lancaster, PA
www.newdanvillemc.org

2016-2017

New Thing Community

Middletown, PA                                                                          

New Thing A United Methodist Community (Facebook)

2015
Pequea Brethren in Christ Church
Lancaster, PA
www.pequeachurch.org

2011-2012
Pilgrims Mennonite Church
Akron, PA
www.pilgrimsmennonitechurch.org

2014-2015
Quentin United Church of Christ
Quentin, PA
www.quentinucc.org

2014-2015
Schubert Mennonite Church
Bethel, PA

2015
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Lancaster, PA
www.stjohns-lancaster.org

2013-2014
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
Spring Grove, PA
www.stpaulsstoverstown.org

2010*
St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
Lancaster, PA
www.stpeterslutheran-lanc.org

2011-2012
Speedwell Heights Brethren in Christ Church
Lititz, PA
www.speedwellchurch.org

2011-2012
Stumptown Mennonite
Bird In Hand, PA
www.stumptown.pa.us.mennonite.net

2012-2013
Sunnyside Mennonite Church
Lancaster, PA
sunnysidemc.org

2012-2013
Trinity United Church of Christ
East Petersburg, PA
www.trinityeastpete.org

2012-2013
West Green Tree Church of the Brethren
Elizabethtown, PA
www.westgreentree.com

2015
Witmer Heights Mennonite Church
Lancaster, PA
www.whmchurch.org

2014-2015
Zion Evangelical Congregational Church
Allentown, PA

2015
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
Lancaster, PA
www.zionhempfield.net

*Early Adapter, prior to development of Safe Church group process in 2011.

#Currently completing the Safe Church process.

The organizations listed below are serving as community “hubs” in their areas.

CONNECT (Harlem, NY)
http://www.connectnyc.org/
Sally MacNichol, Co-Executive Director
smacnichol@connectnyc.org

The Collins Center (Harrisonburg, VA)
https://www.thecollinscenter.org/safe-church
Ross Erb, Child Advocate / Prevention Coordinator
ross@thecollinscenter.org

Care & Counseling Center of GA (Decatur, GA)
http://cccgeorgia.org
Tom Van Laningham, Faith Community/Outreach Coordinator
tvanlaningham@cccgeorgia.org

Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (Pittsburgh, PA)
http://www.ppi-online.org/
Michelle Hanna-Snyder, Executive Director
msnyder@ppi-online.org

Samaritan Counseling Center of Western PA (Sewickley, PA)
http://www.samaritancounseling.net
Carl Baughman, Executive Director
carlbaughman@hotmail.com

 

SafeChurch Focus

Building. . .

a faith-based movement to end Child Sexual Abuse

Moving. . .

beyond first generation “safe church policies and training” to shifting culture to inspire and equip adults to protect children from sexual harm in church and community

Connecting. . .

with others sharing a vision where people of faith take leadership to end the conditions that allow one in four girls and one in six boys to be sexually abused

Engaging. . .

survivors as sources of wisdom and leaders

Partnering. . .

with the Just Beginnings Collaborative to End Child Sexual Abuse