Church Policies and Announcements

    “Church Policies and Announcements,” Ensign, Jan. 1977, 95

    Church Policies and Announcements

    The following items were published in Messages, number 9, November 12, 1976.

    1977 Commemoration of the Restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood

    The restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood should be commemorated on May 14 and 15, 1977. Appropriate commemoration activities and services should be planned by local priesthood leaders. A new filmstrip entitled “Ordination—the Impact of the Aaronic Priesthood on the Life of a Young Man,” together with a suggested outline for its use, will be sent in April to stake presidents in sufficient quantity for one to be placed in each ward meetinghouse library. The filmstrip should be used as part of the commemoration observance. (Melchizedek Priesthood Executive Committee)

    Visits with Missionaries

    Long experience has shown that it is not wise for missionaries to telephone home or to talk by telephone to friends. It is even more distracting for the missionary effort to have parents and relatives visit a missionary in the field. Such visits or telephone calls are discouraged. The mission president should be consulted for permission before calls or visits are made. (Missionary Executive Committee)