Blue Sunday on April 28, 2024

On April 28, 2024, marks the 30th Blue Sunday. Places of worships for all faiths are asked to join together in a day of prayer to demonstrate their appreciation to those who help abused or neglected children, and to support children and families who have been touched by abuse. National Blue Sunday Day of prayer for abused children began in 1994 with 20 churches. It’s grown to include more than 7.4 million participants on five continents.

We ask that your faith community prays a common prayer. We’ve created a Blue Sunday handout with the prayer and information on our FREE services that you can share amongst your congregants.

Learn more about faith based initiatives and register your place of worship at

Does your place of worship have a safe sanctuaries policy or guidelines to reduce the risk of child abuse?  Do you conduct a reference check and criminal background check on all of your employees and volunteers? Have you done a proactive self-evaluation to assess policy needs to protect children in the church’s care? Are your staff trained to know the signs and indicators of sexual abuse?

Learn ways to protect children and by hosting a FREE Stewards of Children workshop.

To read a sample safe  sanctuaries policy created by the General Conference of the United Methodist Church click here.  Another great resource for questions to ask your volunteers comes from Crossroads Church’s Kids Club Adult application .

Check out all of our Blue Ribbon Campaign events and activities