In consideration of the risk of injury while participating in church sponsored activities (the “Activity”), and as consideration for the right to participate in the Activity, I hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, or personal representatives, knowingly and voluntarily enter into this waiver and release of liability and herby waive any and all rights, claims or causes of action of any kind whatsoever arising out of my participation in the Activity, and do hereby release and forever discharge First United Methodist Church of McKinney, operating as Melissa United Methodist Church, located at 315 N. Church Street, McKinney, Texas 75069, their affiliates, managers, members, agents, attorneys, staff, volunteers, heirs, representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns, for any physical or psychological injury, including but not limited to illness, paralysis, death, damages, economical or emotional loss, that I may suffer as a direct result of my participation in the aforementioned Activity, including traveling to and from an event related to this Activity.
I AM VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THE AFOREMENTIONED ACTIVITY AND I AM PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITY ENTIRELY AT MY OWN RISK. I AM AWARE OF THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH TRAVELING TO AND FROM AS WELL AS PARTICIPATING IN THIS ACTIVITY. I ASSUME ALL REALTED RISKS, BOTH KNOWN OR UNKNOWN TO ME, OF MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS ACTIVITY, INDLUDING TRAVEL TO, FROM AND DURING THIS ACTIVITY.
I ACKNOWELEDGE THAT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF MCKINNEY, OPERATING AS MELISSA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AND THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, VOLUNTEERS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS, OMISSIONS, ACTS OR FAILURES TO ACT OF ANY PARTY OR ENTITY CONDUCTING A SPECIFIC EVENT OR ACTIVITY ON BEHALF OF FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF MCKINNEY, OPERATING AS MELISSA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.
I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS “WAIVER AND RELEASE” AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY. I EXPRESSLY AGREE TO RELEASE AND DISCHARGE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF MCKINNEY, OPERATING AS MELISSA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, AND ALL OF ITS AFFILIATES, MANAGERS, MEMBERS, AGENTS, ATTORNEYS, STAFF, VOLUNTEEERS, AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR CAUSES OF ACTION AND I AGREE TO VOLUNTARILY GIVE UP OR WAIVE ANY RIGHT THAT I OTHERWISE HAVE TO BRING A LEGAL ACTION AGAINST FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF MCKINNEY, OPERATING AS MELISSA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
To the extent that statute or case law does not prohibit releases for negligence, this release is also for negligence on the part of First United Methodist Church of McKinney, operating as Melissa United Methodist Church, its agents, and employees.
In the event that I should require medical care or treatment, I agree to be financially responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such treatment. I am aware and understand that I should carry my own health insurance. I understand and agree that any expenses incurred from any medical transport, evaluation, or treatment will be solely my responsibility and not the responsibility of First United Methodist Church of McKinney, operating as Melissa United Methodist Church. I hereby authorize and appoint the pastor and staff First United Methodist Church of McKinney, operating as Melissa United Methodist Church as my agent. My agent may consent to my transportation by ambulance, examination, x-rays, diagnoses, hospitalization, anesthesia, and medication.
In the event that any damage to equipment or facilities occurs as a result of my or my family’s willful actions, neglect or recklessness, I acknowledge and agree to be held liable for any and all costs associated with any actions of neglect or recklessness.
This Agreement was entered into without duress or coercion.
In the event that any provision contained within this Release of Liability shall be deemed to be severable or invalid, or if any term, condition, phrase or portion of this agreement shall be determined to be unlawful or otherwise unenforceable, the remainder of this agreement shall remain in full force and effect, so long as the clause severed does not affect the intent of the parties. If a court should find that any provision of this agreement to be invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting said provision it would become valid and enforceable, then said provision shall be deemed to be written, construed and enforced as so limited.
This waiver, release of liability and consent will remain in effect until it is revoked by notifying, in writing, the Church named above that I wish to revoke it.
I affirm that I am of the age of 18 years or older, and that I am freely signing this agreement. I certify that I have read this agreement, that I fully understand it’s content and that this release cannot be modified orally. I am aware that this is a release of liability and a contract and that I am signing it of my own free will.