Policy for Stake High Priest Quorum meetings?

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Policy for Stake High Priest Quorum meetings?

Postby colbyj-p40 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:13 pm

In planning for our upcoming Stake High Priest Quorum meeting, the Stake Presidency seems to recall previous guidance from Church HQs regarding the conduct of this meeting.

Again, this is the Stake level meeting for all High Priests...

The question is whether we can incorporate a social as part of this meeting...a meal or social activity, along with a period of instruction.

Is their a policy that deals with this, or letter from the 1st Presidency? I could not locate anything, but we just wanted to double check.
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Postby aebrown » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:58 pm

colbyj wrote:In planning for our upcoming Stake High Priest Quorum meeting, the Stake Presidency seems to recall previous guidance from Church HQs regarding the conduct of this meeting.

Again, this is the Stake level meeting for all High Priests...

The question is whether we can incorporate a social as part of this meeting...a meal or social activity, along with a period of instruction.

Is there a policy that deals with this, or letter from the 1st Presidency? I could not locate anything, but we just wanted to double check.


The Church Handbook of Instructions says what is to be done at this meeting. I don't have a handbook with me, but basically it says that the meeting should provide quorum instruction. It doesn't say anything about what can't be done, so it would be up to each stake presidency to make a local decision regarding a meal or other social activity.

The Handbook provides the only authoritative guidance that I know of, since I am certain that there has been no policy adjustment on this topic since the 2006 Handbook was released, and the 2006 policy would supersede any statements from the more distant past.
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HP Quorum meeting

Postby Hijt » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:06 pm

In our stake the Stake presidency hold a short meeting while the wives wait in the cultural hall. After his meeting we join the others in the hall and a dinner and a some sort of short program is provided. Two different meetings, no problem.

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Postby lajackson » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:33 pm

colbyj wrote:In planning for our upcoming Stake High Priest Quorum meeting, the Stake Presidency seems to recall previous guidance from Church HQs regarding the conduct of this meeting.


Yes. Church Handbook of Instructions. The purpose of the stake high priests quorum meeting is to conduct quorum business and instruct quorum members in their duties.

In our stake we hold this annual meeting just prior to one of our two stake general priesthood meetings during the year.

We have a separate annual high priests social on a Friday or Saturday evening where the wives and single sisters for whom the high priests are responsible are invited for food and fun.

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Postby colbyj-p40 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:46 am

great, thank you for the responses.


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