Seminar on readmitting sex offenders to church

Published: Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

Sycamore’s Federated Church will host a seminar from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on “Readmitting the Sexual Offender to Church Life.”

More and more churches are facing the difficult issue of sexual offenders wanting to participate in the life of the church. Depending on how the situation is handled, it can divide and conflict the church. This two-hour seminar will deal with Illinois law regarding sexual offenders and predators, the therapeutic treatment of the offender, and safe church policies as initiated by the United Church of Christ and the Illinois Conference of the UCC. It will include input from law enforcement authorities, therapists and clergy.

To register, send email to Associate Conference Minister Kathy Lawes at ilconfkathy@gmail.com or call the Prairie Association at 815-758-3497. Registrants will receive a confirmation email.

The Federated Church is located at 612 W. State St. Parking is available behind the building, off of Greeley Street.

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