paperwork for readmission baptism

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paperwork for readmission baptism

Postby colbyj-p40 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:53 pm

A former member of the church was recently re-baptized into a ward.
How should the clerk record this? He just filled out the paper baptism
form as there did not seem to be any way to do this in MLS.

This member does not wish to even mention the current spouse on the
record (pending divorce), and the clerk did not press the issue. How
should this be handled?

thank you

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Postby aebrown » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:25 pm

colbyj wrote:A former member of the church was recently re-baptized into a ward. How should the clerk record this? He just filled out the paper baptism form as there did not seem to be any way to do this in MLS.


Do not use the paper baptism form. Use the form "Baptism Record for Readmission" found in MLS under Confidential Forms. That form needs to be accompanied by some forms that the stake clerk and stake president will have to fill out, so coordinate this process with them.

colbyj wrote:This member does not wish to even mention the current spouse on the record (pending divorce), and the clerk did not press the issue. How should this be handled?


The form does ask for that information, so for any exceptional circumstances, you should counsel with your bishop. The bishop can discuss the issue with the stake president (who can call the Confidential Records department if he has any questions).
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Another Rebaptism Question

Postby LTORDUSA1-p40 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:28 pm

Do I create a new Baptismal Certificate? Or is the orginal certificate sufficient?

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Postby aebrown » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:13 pm

LTORDUSA1 wrote:Do I create a new Baptismal Certificate? Or is the orginal certificate sufficient?


Once the readmission process is totally complete (and it may involve other steps that can take a year or more), an updated membership record will be sent automatically from CHQ that will have the original baptismal date. So the original should be sufficient, although I know of no reason a new certificate with the new date could not be issued in the meantime if the member would like one.
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Postby colbyj-p40 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:42 am

great, thank you!


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