Priesthood at activities.

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Priesthood at activities.

Postby mansella » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:46 pm

Does there have to be a priesthood holder at RS activities? I thought there was a statement released recently stating there did not need to be priesthood as long as there’s leaders.

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Re: Priesthood at activities.

Postby russellhltn » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:07 am

I'm not sure what the old Handbook said, but the current one: 35.3.5
Leaders instruct members—especially women and youth—not to be alone in Church buildings.

I thought the prior Handbook said that no one should be alone in a unlocked building.

That's not to say your stake or Area Authorities may have added some requirements as different areas face different threats.
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Re: Priesthood at activities.

Postby BrianEdwards » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:02 pm

The most recent letter that refers to this that I'm aware of (for the USA/Canada) was sent Oct 2019, and contains the same wording that's now in the General Handbook. As both this letter as well as the Handbook do not make any mention about Priesthood presence, I agree that unless you receive specific guidance for your Area/Stake, the Church currently doesn't require a two-deep male presence, rather simply the standard minimal two-deep adult presence (both of same gender unless married couple) anytime anyone is in the building.

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