Temporary Membership Records when they have (2) homes?

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Temporary Membership Records when they have (2) homes?

Postby jtm24 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:15 pm

We have a couple in our ward who have a home in St. George, UT and also one in South Jordan, UT. They consider their ward in St. George to be their home ward and only come to South Jordan for part of the year.

They have indicated that the months that they are in South Jordan they would like to participate in Home & Visiting teaching, but do not want their records pulled from St. George. Can I create temporary membership records for them so they will show up on the roles and in HT & VT in the South Jordan ward? :confused:

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Postby russellhltn » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:37 pm

jtm24 wrote:We have a couple in our ward who have a home in St. George, UT and also one in South Jordan, UT. They consider their ward in St. George to be their home ward and only come to South Jordan for part of the year.

They have indicated that the months that they are in South Jordan they would like to participate in Home & Visiting teaching, but do not want their records pulled from St. George.


I believe if you check the manuals, it indicates that the records should be moved if they expect to be in your ward for 3 months or more. I'd be curious as to their reasoning as to why they should be exempt from this policy.
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Postby lajackson » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:27 pm

RussellHltn wrote:I believe if you check the manuals, it indicates that the records should be moved if they expect to be in your ward for 3 months or more. I'd be curious as to their reasoning as to why they should be exempt from this policy.


While 3 months is the general rule, Handbook 1, 13.6.4 covers the situation in question here, so the membership record situation is okay.

I do not have enough experience to know if a temporary record will interface with the HT/VT portion of MLS, but you could either go ahead and try it, or wait until someone comes along and shares the answer from personal knowledge. If it doesn't work, I would just put their assigned families under a member of the presidency or group leadership and let them do the visiting on behalf of the leader.

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Postby aebrown » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:01 pm

jtm24 wrote: Can I create temporary membership records for them so they will show up on the roles and in HT & VT in the South Jordan ward?


Members with an out of unit membership record can be listed in MLS as home teachers or to be home taught. They can also be listed on class rolls.
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Temporary Membership Records

Postby falcon771 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:25 pm

We had a very similar situation in our ward. The conclusion was that the records are transferred with the member, even though they had desired the record remain in our ward.

I would suggest a quick review of Handbook 1. 13.6.4

You should also keep in mind, members should not dictate what is done with the record. The record is not theirs, it belongs to the church and should be transferred according to policy


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