Dress Code for the Chapel

Dress Code for the Chapel

I am the Primary president and we are going to have a practice for the children’s program in the chapel. Do they need to wear Sunday dress or not? We will be eating afterwards in the gym. Vicky _____________ Vicky, I would think Sunday dress would be appropriate...
Bi-Racial Marriages

Bi-Racial Marriages

Why does the First Presidency frown upon bi-racial marriages? Isn’t everyone is equal and children of God? Does it have to do with the Book of Mormon and the idea of the color of the lamanite’s skin changing? Why doesn’t that happen today? Alice...
Stake Presidents

Stake Presidents

Is it appropriate for a stake president to sit on the stand next to the bishop when attending his own ward sacrament meeting? Mark _______________ Mark, Yes. This is under the principle of presidency… meaning ‘to preside’. The ward is under his...
Too late for Patriarchal Blessing?

Too late for Patriarchal Blessing?

How can I, now at age 49, still receive my Patriarchal Blessing? I’ve always felt it was important for me to know. When I was in MIA it was going to be arranged for us, but never was. Even though for the last 20 years I was married to an atheist, I have always...
Baptismal parties

Baptismal parties

Dear Gramps, Please can you advise when members were counselled that baptisms should not be celebrated with parties in chapels, as this was not appropriate for recognition of such a spiritual ordinance, and that this should be held in members homes, if they so wished?...
Blessing of baby while still pregnant

Blessing of baby while still pregnant

I am wondering how or if one could have a Priesthood blessing given to their unborn child. There are many instances where the mother is doing fine but the baby is not and with technology sometimes babies can even receive surgery prior to birth. Would one be able to...
Baptizing illegal immigrants

Baptizing illegal immigrants

Sure love your site. You’ve taught us more then anyone else. Hope you can always keep answering questions. Many of them come from conversations with our friends and neighbors. A question I have for you is:  Does the Church authorize us to baptize immigrants who...
Serving the Sacrament During Sunday School?

Serving the Sacrament During Sunday School?

Dear Gramps, You recently addressed a question about the serving of the sacrament in meetings. That made me think of my youth and our church services before the block program we now have. Why was the sacrament passed during the Sunday School part of our meetings as...
Ward Boundaries

Ward Boundaries

Can someone have a calling who does not live in the ward? What about an ex husband who is stalking his wife? Vivian ___________ Dear Vivian, If your ex is stalking you, get a restraining order. If you are worried about him being in the same ward tell your Bishop and...
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