Church Policies and Announcements
March 1977

“Church Policies and Announcements,” Ensign, Mar. 1977, 96

Church Policies and Announcements

The following items were published in Messages, number 11, January 21, 1977.

Junior Sunday School During Stake Conference

At the option of the stake president, a combined junior Sunday School for children ages three through six may be held during stake conference. Two sets of eight filmstrips each have recently been produced for use in junior Sunday School during stake conference. These two sets, including filmstrips, cassette tape recordings, discussion questions and storage albums, are available from the General Church Distribution Center. The stock numbers and prices are: Children’s Filmstrip Series, Part A (VVOF1431), $14.00; Children’s Filmstrip Series, Part B (VVOF1442), $14.00.

Sunday School leaders responsible for junior Sunday School during stake conference may wish to preview these filmstrips to determine which ones are most appropriate for the age groups involved. (Priesthood Executive Committee)

New Music Resource Publications

Two new publications are now available in English for use by music personnel. Training Course for Conductors (PBMU0359, 25¢) is an outline for a six-week course offered under the direction of stake or ward music chairmen to teach basic conducting skills to potential music personnel and those presently serving in music positions. The course uses the Guidebook for Conductors as a resource and includes training in conducting beat patterns, preparatory beats, releases, and holds (fermatas).

Hymn Preludes (PBMU0348, 50¢) is a collection of nineteen short, simple hymn arrangements written for use as prelude music. The arrangements are ideal for piano, but many can be easily adapted to the organ. The volume includes such hymns as “Come Unto Jesus,” “I Stand All Amazed,” “We Give Thee But Thine Own,” and “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee.” (Priesthood Executive Committee)

Interviews of Prospective Students for Church Schools

Prospective students should not be recommended to attend the Church’s schools, colleges, or university unless they agree to fully support the Latter-day Saint standards on these campuses. All prospective students should be interviewed carefully for worthiness and willingness to observe the specific principles of the code of honor and the dress and grooming standards set forth in the form provided the interviewing official. The code of honor and the dress and grooming standards have the full support of the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve. (Church Educational System)