Church Policies and Announcements

“Church Policies and Announcements,” Ensign, Sept. 1976, 88

Church Policies and Announcements

The following items were published in Messages, number 5, July 16, 1976.

Servicemen’s Set

The Servicemen’s Set (stock no. PBMR5055), consisting of a pocketsize edition of the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price (including an insert containing the additional scriptures authorized at April general conference) and Principles of the Gospel, is now available at no charge from the General Church Distribution Center, 1999 West 1700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104.

Each member of the Church entering military service should be presented a set of these publications by his home bishop. The bishops at military installations should also be prepared to provide this set to LDS servicemen who have not previously received it. Only a two or three months’ supply should be ordered, however, according to the anticipated number of members entering military service. (Melchizedek Priesthood Executive Committee)

Use of Trucks and Campers

In some areas increasing numbers of trucks and campers are being used in youth activities. This sometimes results in accidents, many of a serious nature. Priesthood leaders should observe the following caution from page 9 of the LDS Safety Manual: “Passengers must not be carried in a truck or camper except in the cab. This includes vehicles converted for passenger use, unless they are licensed as a bus and meet all safety requirements for buses.” (The Office of the Presiding Bishopric)

Ordering Materials

Priesthood leaders should not order Church-participation items and curriculum materials on the same order form. Participation items should be requested on a purchase requisition (stock no. PFCP0029) and submitted directly to Central Purchasing. Curriculum materials should be ordered on a Distribution Center order form (stock no. FFDD0576) and submitted to the appropriate distribution center. Failure to separate order items in these two categories on proper forms will result in unnecessary delays and complications. (Internal Communications)