rmlds2000 wrote:Despite blessings "normally" being performed in the ward that the child is a member of record, in our unit they are frequently blessed out of state and need to have a blessing certificate printed in that unit for the correct unit and presiding authority to be displayed on the certificate.
I believe that the certificate should be printed in the home ward and signed by that bishop even if the actual blessing was performed elsewhere. That is the bishop who has stewardship over the child and who must give authorization for the blessing to occur. This is similar to ordinations and blessings where the the home ward must record the ordinance and print the certificate even if it occurred elsewhere.
I know that the practice used to be that the blessing would be recorded by the ward where it took place and then sent the record to the parent's ward. But the handbook has never been specific about which bishop should sign the certificate and given how LCR is now programmed, I think it indicates that the home ward bishop should be the one.
rmlds2000 wrote:The only solution I can see right now would be to pull the record, print the certificate, and then send it right back.
I'd never recommend doing that. It causes the membership record to have an incorrect history and means that the home ward must then put the child back into the correct household.