"The avowed purpose of this church shall be to worship God, to teach the Gospel  of Jesus Christ, and to celebrate the sacraments; to grow in Christian fellowship and unity within this church and the Church Universal; to render caring service to all people and to strive for righteousness, justice and peace..."

As part of this mission, the Sanbornton Congregational Church, UCC goal is to provide a safe environment for our church members, visitors, and the community who participate in our programs and use our facilities.  A safe environment is one that provides for the protection of the physical, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being of each person.  More than simply offering the protection from danger, the church sees itself as a sanctuary, where one finds protection, security, support, guidance and the presence of God.  This atmosphere is to be free of exploitation, intimidation, verbal or physical abuse or any type of sexual misconduct or harassment.