"Leaders may extend a Church calling only after (1) a person’s membership record is on file in the ward and has been carefully reviewed by the bishop or (2) the bishop has contacted the member’s previous bishop to determine that the member is worthy for the calling and to verify that his or her membership record does not include an annotation or a comment about unresolved Church discipline."
I showed it to our bishop, and he mentioned that he remembers receiving a letter from SLC that changed the "or" to an "and", meaning that both statements (1) and (2) need to be completed before issuing a calling. He feels that the handbook may not have been updated. I searched the Official Communications Library and could not find the letter.
Is anyone aware of a letter that changed the wording? Or of a requirement to call the previous bishop before issuing a calling if the member's membership record has already been received in the new ward? Thanks.