Letters to Elders & Congregations 1980 – 1989

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Bodies of Elders letters from 1980 to 1989.  The letters include procedures involving legal issues, guidelines on wedding procedures, and matters regarding ownership of the kingdom hall. There are procedures in dealing with illegal immigrants and persons deliberately disrupting congregation meetings. More letters include policies with regard to disfellowshipping, disassociation and discerning the difference between apostates and the spiritually weak.

Note: Where links are not provided for some of the referenced letters and forms, it means that they are not currently available.

Bodies of Elders letters 1989

  1. October 1, 1989 Traveling Overseers accommodations and expenses (Us)
  2. August 1, 1989 Revised identification cards (Us)
  3. July 1, 1989 CONFIDENTIAL Procedures that involve Legal Issues (Us)
  4. June 20, 1989 Reorganizing meetings and field service due to persecution (Gh)
  5. May 1, 1989 Congregation arrangement for elders (Us)
  6. April 21, 1989 Memorandum on 1980 Registration for Selective Service (Us)

Bodies of Elders letters 1988

  1. October 1, 1988 Citizenship (Us)
  2. September 19, 1988 Sharing Automobile Costs for Traveling Overseers (Us)
  3. August 15, 1988 Congregation Literature Supplies (Us)
  4. July 29, 1988 CONFIDENTIAL Reporting Child Abuse in Canada (Ca)
  5. July 1, 1988 Guidelines regarding reporting limited field service (Us)
  6. June 15, 1988 Dealing with illegal immigrants (Us)
  7. May 15, 1988 Guidelines on wedding procedures (Bi)
  8. May 15, 1988 Guidelines on wedding procedures (Us)

Bodies of Elders letters 1987

  1. December 14, 1987 IRS Form 1023 Application of recognition of exemption (Us)
  2. September 15, 1987 Properly handling matters regarding ownership of the Kingdom Hall (Us)
  3. June 8, 1987 Michael Jackson (Us)
  4. May 20, 1987 Arrangements for the forthcoming special assembly days (Us)
  5. May 20, 1987 Immigration Reform and Control (Us)
  6. May 15, 1987 The Law on “Ecclesiastical Privilege (Us)
  7. March 15, 1987 Adjustments in announcing reproofs, disfellowshippings and disassociations (Us)
  8. February 1, 1987 When a person deliberately disrupts a congregation meeting (Us)

Bodies of Elders letters 1986

  1. May 8, 1986 Disassociation by joining another religion (Us)

Bodies of Elders letters 1985

  1. December 5, 1985 Theocratic Procedure for Circuit & District Overseers in the United States (Us)
  2. July 29, 1985 Letter to Sister regarding husband’s occupation relating to blood- 1 page only (Us)

Bodies of Elders letters 1984

  1. September 20, 1984 Handling of correspondence with judicial cases and disassociations (Us)
  2. February 1, 1984 Federal Identification Number (Us)

Bodies of Elders letters 1983

  1. March 10, 1983 Reporting disfellowshippings and disassociations (Us)

Bodies of Elders letters 1982

  1. April 1, 1982 Entry to Apartments (Us)

Bodies of Elders letters 1981

  1. December 10, 1981 Responding to enquiry regarding the New Testament by Johannes Greber
  2. December 1, 1981  Prison Witnessing (Us)
  3. January 2, 1981 University Campus Witnessing (Us)

Bodies of Elders letters 1980

  1. December 20, 1980 Letter to Johannes Greber Memorial Foundation (us)
  2. September 1, 1980 Circuit Overseers help elders discern between apostates and the spiritually weak (Us)
  3. May 15, 1980 Time required to consider Jonsson’s letter dated March 31, 1980
  4. March 31, 1980 Carl Olof Jonsson to Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York (Sv)
  5. February 28, 1980 Alcohol and Elders (Gh)
  6. February 28, 1980 Material on the subject of ancient chronology (Us)

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