Fast Offering Expense to members in another ward

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Fast Offering Expense to members in another ward

Postby kyleballing » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:45 am

A neighboring ward ran out of check stock and needs to issue a fast offering related check for one of their ward members. They have asked us to issue the check for this expense. Assuming the bishop understands the situation and approves, is it appropriate to go ahead and handle this expense?

The Help Center really only explains how to add fast offering recipients that are in your unit.

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Re: Fast Offering Expense to members in another ward

Postby eblood66 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:22 am

You can add anyone, including non-members as a fast offering recipient. When selecting the recipient use the Add button at the bottom of the dialog. Answer 'No' when asked if they are a member of your unit. Then fill out the next dialog with their information and mark them as a member of another unit.

Fast offerings are always paid from the general fast offering fund so there really isn't any issue with which ward pays the expense in that regard. The only really issue I can think of is that if their ward runs a report of how much they have received it will be inaccurate. That doesn't matter that much except if it affects the bishop's decisions about extending further help. So the bishop needs to remember this exception and mentally account for it. And if there is a change of bishop he may want to let the new bishop know.

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