Summary of Recent Updates

    “Summary of Recent Updates to Handbook 2,Handbook 2: Administering the Church (2019)

    “Summary of Recent Updates,” Handbook 2

    Summary of Recent Updates to Handbook 2

    May 2019

    The Work of Salvation in the Ward and Stake

    • 5.4.3: Organizing Temple and Family History Work in the Ward

    • 5.4.4: Temple and Family History Consultants

    Priesthood Ordinances and Blessings

    • 20.4.2: preparing the sacrament for those with food allergies

    • 20.12: Patriarchal Blessings

    March 2019

    Families and the Church in God’s Plan

    • 1.4: The Home and the Church

    Priesthood Principles

    • 2.3: The Priesthood and the Family

    The Ward Council

    • 4.4: Ward Council

    • 4.5: The Work of the Ward Council

    • 4.6: Ward Council Meetings

    The Work of Salvation in the Ward and Stake

    Melchizedek Priesthood

    Aaronic Priesthood

    Relief Society

    Young Women


    Sunday School



    • 14.2.7: Priesthood Music Director and Pianist or Organist

    Single Members

    Uniformity and Adaptation

    • 17.2.3: Small Quorum or Class Size (Primary)

    Meetings in the Church

    • Chapter 18: updates throughout

    • 18.7: Chart of Ward Meetings

    • 18.8: Chart of Stake Meetings

    • 18.9: Sunday Meeting Schedule

    Callings in the Church

    • 19.7.2: Melchizedek Priesthood Callings

    • 19.7.5: Ward Callings

    • 19.7.9: Elders Quorum Callings in Branches in Missions

    Priesthood Ordinances and Blessings

    • 20.3.4: Baptismal Services

    • 20.7: Conferring the Priesthood and Ordaining to an Office

    Selected Church Policies and Guidelines