Ward temple and family history leader (if called); members of the elders quorum and Relief Society presidencies who are assigned to temple and family history work; an assistant in the priests quorum; a presidency member of the oldest Young Women class; and temple and family history consultants. The stake president presides, and the stake presidency usually plans the meeting. Stake activities should not be so frequent that they place a burden on wards. The bishopric makes it clear that this is a regular sacrament meeting and is not to be a missionary farewell or homecoming. Committee members counsel together about how to support ward organization leaders in the work of salvation and exaltation. Plan ways to support For the Strength of Youth conferences. Evaluate past activities to see if the intended purposes were fulfilled. (See 22.10.1, 22.12, and 22.13.). They also determine whether youth and adults, men and women, and young men and young women meet separately or combined. Normally he designates the elders quorum president, but he could authorize another priesthood holder instead. Review, plan, and consider matters affecting the stake. Other languages have forms of address that express great respect. The bishopric may invite others to attend the council’s meetings as needed. The stake clerk usually meets with ward clerks. View Classic LDS Maps. These may include the other priests quorum assistant, counselors in quorum and class presidencies, quorum and class secretaries, counselors and secretary in the Young Women presidency, and the Aaronic Priesthood quorum advisers. Spenser Heaps, Deseret News. In some languages, the intimate or familiar words are used only in addressing family and very close friends. Orienting Participants. During this meeting, they teach quorum members the doctrine of the gospel (see Alma 13:1–6), instruct them in their duties, and conduct quorum business. He may authorize such a service only within his ward boundaries. Bishopric; ward clerk; ward executive secretary; elders quorum, Relief Society, Young Women, Primary, and Sunday School presidents; and others as needed (including counselors in the elders quorum and Relief Society presidencies and, if called, the ward mission leader and ward temple and family history leader), Normally weekly (but may meet less frequently). The purpose of coordinating council meetings is to help leaders encourage members to engage in becoming true followers of Jesus Christ. The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles made the joint announcement in a statement on the same day that Utah Gov. For example, at the end of some stake council meetings, the adult leadership committee could meet to continue a discussion about specific matters. He also presents the names of stake officers who have been released so the congregation can give an expression of thanks for their service. Switch to Ward Map, Classic LDS Maps, or other applications. For instructions on administering the sacrament in other unusual circumstances, see 18.9.1. The presiding officer may conduct a meeting or ask a counselor or someone else to conduct it under his or her direction. In this situation, he should make any clarification that is needed, being careful not to cause embarrassment. Such assistance may include dressing the body of a deceased male for burial, safeguarding the home during the funeral, and providing other support (see 8.2.2.4). Presenting the names of newly called stake officers and asking for a sustaining vote (see the Chart of Callings, 30.7, for guidelines about who is to be presented for this vote). President Kettle said that as the Church rolls this out, it will come with training to make sure these meetings are held in a way that is positive and inspiring. Address the needs of single adults in the stake. Other committee members include: The stake Young Men presidency (and secretary if called). Several stake Relief Society presidents and other stake officers may be invited to attend these meetings as necessary. Members who are not often called upon should be included among those who are invited to pray. Counsel together, correlate activities, give reports, and share ideas. The youth of the Spanish branch could join with the Sunday School, Aaronic Priesthood quorums, and Young Women classes of the English ward. Utah Area Presidency issues new, temporary restrictions on church meetings. They evaluate wards, elders quorums, organizations, programs, and activities. All Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthood holders in the stake are to attend. Invitations can remind members of the meeting schedule for the next Sunday and include topics for discussion for quorum and class meetings. Sunday meetings provide vitally important time for members to increase their faith in Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, as they partake of the sacrament, worship, learn the gospel, learn their duties, and give service. 11. Providing for Temporal Needs and Building Self-Reliance, 23. (For meeting schedule options, see 29.9): Priesthood quorum meetings on the second and fourth Sundays (for all priesthood holders, prospective elders, and unordained young men of Aaronic Priesthood age; young men typically join the deacons quorum in January of the year they turn 12; see 29.2.4), Relief Society on the second and fourth Sundays (for women ages 18 and older and for younger women who are married), Young Women on the second and fourth Sundays (for young women ages 11–18; young women typically join the Young Women organization in January of the year they turn 12), Primary weekly (for children ages 3–11; also for children ages 18 months through 2 years if a nursery is organized and parents want their children to attend), Sunday School on the first and third Sundays (for those ages 11 and older; youth typically join Sunday School in January of the year they turn 12), During the week, leaders are encouraged to invite members to worship together on Sunday. Funerals should start on time. Records of family members are read together. General Handbook: Serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1. Time spent on calendaring, program planning, and other administrative business should be minimal. An annual meeting of all ordained high priests in the stake is no longer held. A general session held on Sunday for all members and interested nonmembers. Starting in November, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may meet safely in church and for other meetings and activities if … When general conference, stake conference, or New Year’s Day (see 20.6.11) is on a Sunday, fast and testimony meeting may need to be on a different Sunday. If the family desires, the service may be conducted by a clergyman of the person’s church, provided it is dignified and appropriate. Creating, Changing, and Naming New Units, 37. Strengthen faith and help Church members teach one another. Youth from the Spanish branch could also join with the English ward for youth activities. The Addiction Recovery Program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsors addiction recovery support groups. Help plan stake priesthood leadership meetings (see 29.3.3). However, organizations may be invited to participate in the meeting under the bishopric’s direction. The stake council meets monthly if possible. The stake presidency convenes one stake general priesthood meeting each year. For example, a sensitive matter could be addressed in an expanded bishopric meeting that includes the elders quorum president, Relief Society president, or both. The bishop offers help in notifying relatives, friends, and associates of the death. The Church News is an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Children ages 18 months through 11 years and Primary leaders and teachers. Brethren who attend this meeting include the stake presidency; high council; stake clerk (and assistant clerks as needed); stake executive secretary; stake Young Men presidency (and secretary as needed); bishoprics; ward clerks (and assistant clerks as needed); ward executive secretaries; elders quorum presidencies and secretaries; and, as needed, Aaronic Priesthood quorum advisers and specialists. Having large numbers of people share tributes or memories can make a funeral too long and may be inappropriate for a Church service. These children are not presented for acceptance into the ward because they are already members. Meetings are a safe place to share but we also welcome you to come and just listen if that is more comfortable for you. We will study Luke 2 and Matthew 2.”. These meetings can also be used to counsel together, correlate activities, give reports, and share ideas. In some stake conferences, a satellite broadcast may be incorporated into the Sunday general session. The bishopric determines the subject to be taught and the teacher or teachers (usually members of the ward or stake). Where more appropriate culturally, most of these purposes could be accomplished in a family gathering, a graveside service, or another dignified and solemn setting. Stake presidency; stake Relief Society presidency (and secretary if called); high councilors assigned to work with elders quorums; elders quorum presidents and ward Relief Society presidents as invited. Church members should show respect for the rituals and practices of other religions. The Primary General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a new video to help parents, leaders, and children create meaningful spiritual experiences as church meetings continue to be abbreviated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Plan and report on fellowshipping efforts for youth who are less active, youth who recently have been baptized, and youth who are investigating the Church. Sacrament services should not be held in conjunction with family reunions or other outings. Talks and music should focus on gospel subjects that help members build faith and testimony. Ensure that ward young single adult committees are functioning well in wards where they are established. All brethren may remain together for the entire meeting. When members are traveling or temporarily residing away from their home wards, they should make an earnest effort to attend sacrament meeting and other Sunday meetings in a ward or branch of the Church. Death is an essential part of Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation (see 2 Nephi 9:6). For security reasons, we've signed your account out. Normally the agenda is similar to that of other sacrament meetings. My Account. Click the Map to See Wards for that Location, {{selected.active.properties.Parent.name}} If members are unable to attend sacrament meeting because they are confined to a home, nursing home, or hospital, the bishop may assign priesthood holders to prepare, bless, and pass the sacrament to these members. After the viewing, a family prayer may be offered if the family desires. Such practices include expecting excessive travel, wearing special clothing for mourning, making elaborate public announcements, paying money to the family, holding elaborate and prolonged feasts at the funeral, and holding excessive commemorative or anniversary celebrations after the funeral. Seeking help can be very difficult. In 2020, 200 Pantries Receive Food Donations from Latter-day Saints. For guidelines about using audiovisual materials in Church meetings, see 38.8.5. My Account and Ward. Bishopric, one of the bishop’s priests quorum assistants, teachers and deacons quorum presidents, Young Women class presidency (if just one class) or presidents (if multiple classes), Young Women president, and others (such as counselors in quorum and class presidencies) as invited, Ward young single adult committee meeting. Video recordings and computer or other electronic presentations should not be used as part of a funeral service. Coordinate planning of stake programs and activities. Occasionally members may be unable to attend sacrament meeting because of distance to the meetinghouse. MAY 2019 Handbook 2 ADMINISTERING THE CHURCH Published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake City, Utah He counsels speakers to teach the doctrine of the gospel, relate faith-promoting experiences, bear witness of divinely revealed truths, and use the scriptures (see Doctrine and Covenants 42:12; 52:9). The stake clerk and stake executive secretary attend; the clerk keeps a record of assignments and decisions. A Saturday evening session for all members of the stake who are 18 years of age and older. If there will be a viewing of the body before the funeral service, the obituary should include the times it will begin and end. These meetings no longer include the sustaining of quorum and class officers because all are sustained in the sacrament meeting portion of ward conference. Counsel with the stake presidency and sustain their decisions to ordain brethren to the offices of elder and high priest. The announcement means canceling […] Report on stake organizations, activities, and programs. However, such tributes should not dominate a funeral service. The high councilors assigned to the Young Women and Primary organizations. In addition to the high council and stake presidency, the stake clerk and executive secretary also attend. 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