Letters to Elders & Congregations 2020

Organizational Policy of Jehovah's Witnesses

In an effort to reduce the number of letters sent to all bodies of elders and congregations, most announcements from the branch office(s) will now be conveyed to congregations by means of the Announcements and Reminders (S-147) form. The first part of the form will contain information for the elders only. If there are announcements for the congregation, these will appear on a separate page of the form. Instructions on the form will indicate which announcements are to be read to the congregation and/or posted on the information board when applicable. Information containing organizational policy will continue to be released by means of dated letters for ease of reference.

With that in mind, letters published on this page will be divided between Announcements and Reminders and Organizational Policy. As more letters are published, they will be added to their respective lists.


Select Policy Letters:

Announcements and Reminders 2020

  1. July 2020 Announcements and Reminders (De)
  2. July 2020 Announcements and Reminders (Es)
  3. June 26, 2020 Announcement – “Jehovah Will Never Abandon Us’
  4. June 17, 2020 Care for the Infirm and Elderly Special Full-Time Servants (Us)
  5. June 12, 2020 Clarification about alternate methods of preaching (Es)
  6. June 9, 2020 Alternate Methods of Preaching (De)
  7. June 9, 2020 Alternate Methods of Preaching; Announcement for Congregations (Es)
  8. June 5, 2020 DPA Cards and “pastoral care” (De)
  9. June 4, 2020 KHCONF Video Streaming Service (Bi)
  10. June 2020 Announcements and Reminders (Us)
  11. June 2020 Announcements and Reminders (Es)
  12. June 2020 Announcements and Reminders (Bi)
  13. May 16, 2020 Modest Use of Electronic Tools; Easing of Governmental COVID-19 Restrictions; Use of Kingdom Halls; Baptisms; Virtual Literature Carts; Participation in the Public Ministry (Es)
  14. May 2020 Announcements and Reminders (Us)
  15. May 2020 Announcements and Reminders (Es)
  16. April 23, 2020 Coping With the Loss of a Loved One During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Bi)
  17. April 10, 2020 Announcement – Congregation Donations by Electronic Funds Transfer (Es)
  18. April 10, 2020 Announcement – The Kingdom Hall Trust; Congregation Donations by Electronic Funds Transfer (Bi)
  19. April 4, 2020 Announcement – Security Enhancements to Zoom Accounts
  20. April 3, 2020 Announcement – Optional Arrangement for Receiving a Zoom Account (Es)
  21. April 1, 2020 Announcement – 2020 Convention; Congregation Expenses; Theocratic Facilities and Congregation Records; Memorial Discourse on JW.ORG and JW Stream; Memorial Emblems; Special Talk and Memorial Chairmen; Local Needs Part for Week of April 13, 2020: Announcements for the Congregation (Es)
  22. April 1, 2020 Announcement – 2020 Convention; Congregation Expenses; Theocratic Facilities and Congregation Records; Memorial Discourse on JW.ORG and JW Stream; Memorial Emblems; Special Talk and Memorial Chairmen; Local Needs Part for Week of April 13, 2020: Announcements for the Congregation (Bi)
  23. April 2020 Announcements and Reminders (Es)
  24. April 2020 Announcements and Reminders (Bi)
  25. March 26, 2020 Announcement – Literature and Magazine Deliveries
  26. March 24, 2020 Announcement – Operations at the Branch Office
  27. March 23, 2020 Announcement – Announcements for the Congregation
  28. March 22, 2020 Announcement – Correspondence From the Branch; Memorial; Meetings and Ministry; Use of Videoconferencing Tools
    1. Zoom Online Videoconferencing and Meetings
    2. Using Zoom with KHCONF
    3. Creating & Hosting Meetings Using Zoom
  29. March 4, 2020 Announcement – COVID-19
  30. March 2020 Announcements and Reminders (Es)
  31. March 2020 Announcements and Reminders (Bi)
  32. February 2020 Announcements and Reminders (Us)
  33. February 2020 Announcements and Reminders (Es)
  34. February 2020 Announcements and Reminders (Bi)
  35. January 2020 Announcements and Reminders (Bi)

COVID-19 Disaster Relief

  1. July 4, 2020 Direction Related to COVID-19 Pandemic for Bodies of Elders (Bi)
  2. July 3, 2020 Letter of encouragement for the elders (Es)
  3. July 2, 2020 Judicial Hearings in Kingdom Halls (Es)
  4. June 22, 2020 Ministry During the COVID-19 Pandemic (De)
  5. June 15, 2020 Direction Related to COVID-19 Pandemic for Bodies of Elders (Us)
  6. June 1, 2020 Direction Related to COVID-19 Pandemic for Bodies of Elders (Bi)
  7. May 29, 2020 Help for Publishers During the COVID-19 Pandemic (De)
  8. April 28, 2020 Small Business Grants – COVID-19 Resources
  9. April 21, 2020 Additional Direction Regarding Assistance with Practical Needs
  10. April 10, 2020 COVID-19 Briefing Documents Frequently Asked Questions for Elders
  11. April 10, 2020 Safe Work Protocols for those Performing Essential Work in the Field in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis
  12. April 7, 2020 TriState Metropolitan Disaster Relief
  13. April 7, 2020 COVID-19 Briefing Document – Undocumented Immigrants
  14. April 7, 2020 COVID-19 Briefing Document – Federal
  15. April 7, 2020 List of frequently asked questions and answers related to the COVID-19 outbreak (Us)
  16. April 2, 2020 Authorization and Release Agreement for Disaster Relief Medical Assistance
  17. April 2020 (Undated Letter) COVID-19 Reminders – including treatments for COVID-19 that may include the use of blood

Organizational Policy

  1. June 24, 2020 Instructions for Merging with The Kingdom Hall Trust (KHT)
  2. June 24, 2020 Congregations operating as branches of The Kingdom Hall Trust (KHT)
  3. June 18, 2020 Instructions for our online meetings (Es)
    1. Instructions for our online meetings
  4. June 12, 2020 News about our branch renovation project (Es)
  5. June 4, 2020 Merging Congregations with The Kingdom Hall Trust (Bi)
  6. May 14, 2020 Letter of encouragement for families (Es)
  7. May 7, 2020 Transitioning to use of Kingdom Halls (Es)
  8. April 29, 2020 Letter of encouragement for regular pioneers (Es)
  9. April 27, 2020 Broadcasting Meetings (Bi)
  10. April 22, 2020 COVID-19 reports (Bi)
  11. April 16, 2020 Disfellowshipped ones who have returned (Bi)
  12. April 15, 2020 Letter of encouragement from the branch (Es)
  13. April 13, 2020 Design and Construction Program during the COVID-19 pandemic (Es)
  14. April 8, 2020 Addendum to the March 24th letter regarding care for the congregation during Covid-19 (Es)
  15. April 8, 2020 List of frequently asked questions and answers related to the COVID-19 outbreak (Us)
  16. April 7, 2020 List of frequently asked questions and answers related to the COVID-19 outbreak (Us)
  17. April 3, 2020 Support During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Bi)
  18. April 3, 2020 Optional Arrangement for Receiving a Zoom Account (Us)
  19. March 20, 2020 Memorial: Cancellation of contracts with rented venues (Es)
  20. March 20, 2020 Maintaining a positive spirit in these difficult times (Es)
  21. March 19, 2020 Local Needs the week of March 23 (Es)
  22. March 19, 2020 COVID-19 – Events in Kingdom Halls (Bi)
  23. March 17, 2020 Additional information: Maintaining Congregation Meetings During COVID-19 Pandemic (Es)
    1. Videoconference applications for visit to the congregation
  24. March 17, 2020 Kingdom Hall Maintenance Checks During COVID-19 Pandemic (Bi)
  25. March 17, 2020 Seldom-Worked Territory Survey 2020 (Bi)
  26. March 17, 2020 Cancellation of Branch Visit for 2020 (Bi)
  27. March 16, 2020 Maintaining Congregation Meetings During COVID-19 Pandemic (Us)
  28. March 16, 2020 Maintaining Congregation Meetings During COVID-19 Pandemic (Es)
  29. March 16, 2020 Maintaining Congregation Meetings During COVID-19 Pandemic (Bi)
  30. March 16, 2020 Public Ministry During COVID-19 Outbreak (Bi)
  31. March 13, 2019 Meeting Conferencing Services – Update (Irl)
  32. March 13, 2019 Meeting Conferencing Services – Update (Bi)
  33. March 13, 2019 Coronavirus Outbreak – Further Direction (Bi)
  34. March 12, 2019 Large Christian Gatherings and the Memorial (Us)
  35. March 12, 2020 Covid-19: Temporary cancellation of meetings and other preventative measures (Es)
  36. March 12, 2020 Coronavirus Outbreak (Irl)
  37. March 12, 2020 Coronavirus Outbreak (Bi)
  38. March 9, 2020 Arrangements for the Memorial and Special Talk (Us)
  39. March 4, 2020 Coronavirus Outbreak (Us)
  40. March 2, 2020 Cancellation of Bethel Tours (Es)
  41. February 28, 2020 Coronavirus Outbreak (Es)
  42. February 1, 2020 Annual Service Report (Es)
  43. February 1, 2020 Annual Service Report (Bi)
  44. January 28, 2020 Merging Congregations with The Kingdom Hall Trust (Bi)
    1. Proposal to Merge the Congregation Charity into The Kingdom Hall Trust
    2. Information Relating to the Merger with the Kingdom Hall Trust
    3. Resolution for Merging the Charity with the Kingdom Hall Trust
    4. Resolution for Merging the Congregation with the Kingdom Hall Trust
  45. January 28, 2020 Guided tours of the Remote Translation Office in Mataró (Barcelona)

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