Letters to Elders & Congregations 1990 – 1999

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Bodies of Elders letters from 1990 to 1999.  The letters include procedures involving legal issues, child sexual abuse, and matters regarding kingdom hall assistance arrangement. There are procedures in dealing with data protection and appealing judicial decisions. More letters include policies with regard to pioneering assistance and pioneer hours.

  • Note 1: Letters in bold are currently active and used by elders and/or congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
  • Note 2: 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 1999

  1. December 29, 1999 Braille Publications (Us)
  2. November 1, 1999 The Society Kingdom Hall Fund (Us)
  3. October 25, 1999 2000 Recommended Lodging List (Us)
  4. October 15, 1999 Kingdom Hall Assistance Arrangement (Us)
  5. October 1, 1999 Assisting Pioneers (Bi)
  6. September 20, 1999 Method for shipping Our Kingdom Ministry in the United States (Us)
  7. September 6, 1999 Special Packet of Forms (Us)
  8. July 30, 1999 Quantity adjustments of Our Kingdom Ministry (Us)
  9. July 5, 1999 Regular Pioneer applications (Us)
    • S-202
    • S-204
    • S-206
  10. July 1, 1999 Kingdom Hall Literature Inventory Arrangement (Us)
    • S(d)-15a
    • S(d)-61
  11. June 30, 1999 Supply of service forms (Us)
  12. June 28, 1999 Appointment and deletion of elders and ministerial servants (Us)
  13. June 25, 1999 Use of Rental Buses (Us)
  14. June 8, 1999 List of those who survived persecution by the Nazi regime (Us)
  15. June 2, 1999 Caring for older full-time servants (Us)
  16. April 26, 1999 Clarifying the hour requirement for regular pioneers (Us)
  17. April 15, 1999 Reach the Heart as Judges and Teachers (Bi)
  18. April 1, 1999 Revised Magazine & Subscription Request Guides (Us)
    • S(d)-15b
    • S(d)-15c
  19. February 2, 1999 Encourage inactive publishers (Us)
  20. January 21, 1999 The subject of child abuse (WHQ)
  21. January 11, 1999 Format of Congregation Resolutions (Bi)

Bodies of Elders Letters 1998

  1. December 31, 1998 How to deal with those who have been guilty of child abuse (Whq)
  2. December 20, 1998 CONFIDENTIAL Child abuse and Scriptural freedom to remarry (Au)
  3. December 15, 1998 Please Follow Up form (Gh)
  4. December 14, 1998 District Convention Arrangements (Us)
  5. December 1, 1998 Pioneer Hours Adjustment (Bi)
  6. November 15, 1998  Data Protection (Bi)
  7. October 15, 1998 Kingdom Hall Assistance Arrangement (Us)
  8. October 15, 1998 Tactfully obtaining contact information from individuals (Us)
  9. October 1, 1998 Simplified Literature Inventory Instructions
    • S-14
    • S(d)-15
    • S(d)-15a
    • S(d)-18
    • S(d)-19
    • S(d)-28
    • S(d)-61
  10. October 1, 1998 Assisting Pioneers (Bi)
  11. October 1, 1998 Assisting Pioneers (Us)
  12. September 25, 1998 Official interference with door-to-door ministry (Us)
  13. September 7, 1998 Monthly Congregation Statements (Us)
  14. September 1, 1998 Key Facts about the Kingdom Hall Assistance Arrangement (Us)
  15. August 17, 1998 Traveling Overseer’s Reimbursement of Food Expenses (Bi)
  16. August 15, 1998 Supply of forms (Us)
  17. July 24, 1998 On the need to inform secular authorities when a brother or sister is involved in serious crime (Whq)
  18. July 20, 1998 CONFIDENTIAL Child abuse and Scriptural freedom to remarry (Au)
  19. July 20, 1998 CONFIDENTIAL Child abuse and Scriptural freedom to remarry (Bi)
  20. July 20, 1998 CONFIDENTIAL Child abuse and Scriptural freedom to remarry (Us)
  21. July 15, 1998 Supply of service forms (Us)
    • S-14
    • S(d)-26a
    • S(d)-27
    • S(d)-30a
    • T(d)-60
  22. July 1, 1998 Traveling Overseer’s Car Maintenance Expenses (Bi)
  23. June 1, 1998 Letter to all Traveling Overseers (Us)
  24. April 28, 1998 Concerning the subject of confidentiality and the law in relation to child abuse matters (Au)
  25. April 15, 1998 Submitting Regular Pioneer applications (Us)
    • S-14,
    • S-202,
    • S-204
    • S-205
  26. April 15, 1998 Temporary Volunteers needed at Bethel (Us)
  27. March 30, 1998 Congregation Constitution – Business Meetings (Bi)
  28. February 12, 1998 Concerning the law regarding confidentiality with regard to child abuse cases (WHQ)
  29. January 22, 1998 Steps to simplify the work of elders (Bi)
  30. January 22, 1998 Steps to simplify the work of elders (Us)
  31. January 20, 1998 Pioneers Assist Others (Bi)
  32. January 20, 1998 Pioneers Assist Others (Us)
  33. January 16, 1998 Congregation Statement (Us)
  34. January 15, 1998 Congregation field service reports (Us)

Bodies of Elders Letters 1997

  1. December 22, 1997 Kingdom Hall Assistance Arrangement Accident Information Sheet (Us)
  2. December 1, 1997 Watchtower Electronic Funds Transfer System (Us)
  3. November 21, 1997 Comments on handling cases of child abuse in Australia (Au)
  4. October 29, 1997 Handling Child Abuse Matters (Au)
  5. October 7, 1997 Child Abuse Memorandum (Au)
  6. September 22, 1997 Watchtower Publications List Sd-15 (Us)
  7. September 15, 1997 Compiling list of attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, trust officers, real estate brokers, and licensed appraisers (Us)
  8. August 16, 1997 Dealing with certain religious organizations and individuals (Gh)
  9. August 15, 1997 Supply of forms (Us)
  10. August 1, 1997 Appealing Judicial Decisions (Bi)
  11. August 1, 1997 Appealing Judicial Decisions (Us)
  12. August 1, 1997 Remittance Forms for Society Kingdom Hall Loans (Us)
  13. July 31, 1997 Kingdom Ministry School textbook ks91 (Us)
  14. July 7, 1997 Use of Rental Buses (Us)
  15. May 15, 1997 Adjustments In Making Congregation Remittances (Us)
  16. May 1, 1997 CONFIDENTIAL Child sexual abuse (Au)
  17. April 15, 1997 Child sexual abuse (Bi)
  18. April 15, 1997 Kingdom Hall operating committees (Bi)
  19. April 15, 1997 Kingdom Hall operating committees (Ca)
  20. April 15, 1997 Kingdom Hall operating committees (Us)
  21. March 20, 1997 CONFIDENTIAL Do not visit Cuba (Bi)
  22. March 14, 1997 CONFIDENTIAL Child sexual abuse (Bi)
  23. March 14, 1997 CONFIDENTIAL Child sexual abuse (Us)
  24. March 4, 1997 Guidance in handling cases where baptized Witnesses are accused of child abuse (Whq)
  25. February 20, 1997 Updated Health-care durable power of attorney (Us)
  26. February 18, 1997 Handling Child Abuse Matters – Court Subpoenas (Au)
  27. 1997 (No Date) Electronic Funds Transfer Remittance Authorization (Us)
  28. 1997 (No date) Information Regarding Contributions to the Society (Us)

Bodies of Elders Letters 1996

  1. December 7, 1996 Issuance of Forms 1099-MISC and 1099-INT (Us)
  2. November 20, 1996 Automobile Accident Legalities (Us)
  3. August 15, 1996 Field Service Reporting (Us)
  4. August 1, 1996 Remittance Forms for Society Kingdom Hall Loans (Us)
  5. May 20, 1996 Addendum to 03/15/96 letter (Us)
  6. April 22, 1996 Traveling Overseer’s Health Insurance and Automobile Expenses (Us)
  7. April 15, 1996 Maintenance and construction of Kingdom Halls (Ca)
  8. April 12, 1996 Handling the discontinuance of regular pioneers (Us)
  9. March 15, 1996 Communicable Diseases (Us)
  10. March 8, 1996 Regular Pioneer Applications (Us)
  11. February 26, 1996 Shipment of Literature in the United States and Bermuda (Us)
  12. February 1, 1996 Circuit Overseer Field Service Schedule (Bi)
  13. January 15, 1996 Circuit Overseer Field Service Schedule (Us)

Bodies of Elders Letters 1995

  1. November 6, 1995 Questions Concerning Immigration or Naturalization (Us)
  2. November 2, 1995 Maintenance and Construction of Kingdom Halls (Bi)
  3. November 2, 1995 Maintenance and Construction of Kingdom Halls (Us)
  4. November 1, 1995 Protecting victims of Child Abuse (Bi)
  5. November 1, 1995 Information Regarding Ownership of Kingdom Halls (Us)
  6. October 2, 1995 Pioneer Assistance (Us)
  7. September 25, 1995 Letter to all Traveling Overseers (Us)
  8. September 20, 1995 Health-care power of attorney forms (Us)
  9. September 20, 1995 Index to bodies of elders letters (Us)
  10. September 1, 1995 Ministerial Training School (Us)
  11. August 1, 1995 Protecting victims of child abuse (Au)
  12. August 1, 1995 Protecting victims of child abuse (Us)
  13. July 17, 1995 Elders become familiar with newly associated ones (Bi)
  14. July 17, 1995 Elders become familiar with newly associated ones (Us)
  15. July 1, 1995 Handling Literature Request Form S-14 (Us)
  16. June 15, 1995 Kingdom Hall Construction Designs (Us)
  17. May 1, 1995 International Program and Britain Branch – Phase III Development (Bi)
  18. February 17, 1995 Appreciation for a kind donation (Us)
  19. February 16, 1995 Advance Medical Directive/Release (Bi)
  20. January 30, 1995 Kingdom News No.34 (Us)
  21. January 3, 1995 Healthcare reminders (Us)
  22. January 3, 1995 Healthcare Reminders(Us)
  23. January 2, 1995 Gilead School applications (Us)

Bodies of Elders Letters 1994

  1. July 01, 1994 “No Trespassing” signs (Us)
  2. June 20, 1994 Kingdom Ministry School textbook (Bi)
  3. June 20, 1994 Kingdom Ministry School textbook (Us)
  4. March 20, 1994 Burial on consecrated ground (Bi)
  5. January 25, 1994 Letter to Circuit and District Overseers (Us)

Bodies of Elders Letters 1993

  1. December 23, 1993 Healthcare Support Services (Us)
  2. November 19, 1993 New Tax Laws which apply to donations totalling $250 or more (Us)
  3. October 12, 1993 Kingdom Hall Construction and Financing(Us)
  4. October 1, 1993 Pioneer Assistance (Us)
  5. August 1, 1993 Safeguarding our children from the misuse of blood (Us)
  6. June 14, 1993 Filing of Kingdom Ministry School textbook (Us)
  7. April 23, 1993 Helping Victims of Child Abuse (Au)
  8. April 1, 1993 “Safeguarding Your Children From Misuse of Blood” (Bi)
  9. February 3, 1993 Victims of child abuse (Us)

Bodies of Elders Letters 1992

  1. December 24, 1992 Elders under no obligation to inform authorities if a member commits murder or other crimes (Us)
  2. July 20, 1992 Individual requests for literature (Us)
  3. June 15, 1992 Recommending appointment and deletion of elders and ministerial servants (Us)
  4. May 5, 1992 Rotating congregation meeting times (Us)
  5. May 1, 1992 Hospital Liaison Committee (Us)
  6. April 30, 1992 “Are You Ready to Face a Faith-Challenging Medical Situation?” (Bi)
  7. April 16, 1992 Eavesdropping (Us)
  8. April 13, 1992 What Elders can say to Abuse Victims (Us)
  9. April 1, 1992 Kingdom Hall Dedications (Us)
  10. March 23, 1992 Child Abuse (Us)
  11. March 23, 1992 Child Abuse – with highlighting (Us)
  12. February 8, 1992 Sale of Flag Badges (Gh)
  13. January 30, 1992 CONFIDENTIAL Legal matters (Bi)

Bodies of Elders Letters 1991

  1. December 2, 1991 Child Custody Matters (Us)
  2. October 15, 1991 New, updated Medical Directive (Us)
  3. September 16, 1991 CONFIDENTIAL Kingdom Ministry School textbook (Bi)
  4. September 16, 1991 CONFIDENTIAL Kingdom Ministry School textbook (Us)
  5. August 1, 1991 Emergency Information Card for Children(Us)
  6. February 20, 1991 Review disfellowshipped disassociated ones (Bi)
  7. February 20, 1991 Review disfellowshipped disassociated ones (Us)
  8. February 15, 1991 Magazine subscriptions (Us)
  9. February 14, 1991 The issue of neutrality (Gh)
  10. January 24, 1991 Simplified Literature Distribution Arrangement (Us)
  11. January 15, 1991 Literature shipments (Us)
  12. January 1, 1991 Accommodation for circuit overseers (Bi)
  13. January 1, 1991 Pioneer records (Us)

Bodies of Elders Letters 1990

  1. August 27, 1990 Congregation field service reports (Us)
  2. August 15, 1990 Recommending Kingdom Hall construction volunteers (Us)
  3. May 20, 1990 Overstocking prevention (Us)
  4. April 21, 1990 Donations to the Society’s worldwide work (Us)
  5. February 21, 1990 Follow-up Letter to Literature Distribution on a Donation Basis (Us)
  6. February 19, 1990 Announcement regarding February 9, 1990 Letter (Us)
  7. February 9, 1990 Literature Distribution by complete donation method (Us)
  8. February 9, 1990 Literature Distribution on a Donation Basis (Us)
  9. January 15, 1990 Baptized Publishers and unbaptized publishers (Us)
  10. January 9, 1990 Public Meetings (Bi)
  11. January 9, 1990 Public Meetings (Us)

 

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