Community of Christ

Membership Records

Membership Records

Instructions for Recorders

It is the responsibility of the congregational recorder to keep the statistical records for the congregation up to date. This would include baby blessings, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, divorces, ordinations, deaths, transfers, address changes, and name changes. The congregational recorder should be well acquainted with the members of the congregation. The recorder should be tactful in gathering the necessary information and attend regularly to be aware of information that needs to be recorded.

Data Collection

The Membership Records Worksheet is a data collection form designed to simplify your job as recorder. Here’s how to use it:

Option 1: Save worksheet (PDF) to your computer. Type your information into the PDF form; then save it as a new file. Send to Membership Records as an e-mail attachment.

Option 2: Print file. Write on the worksheet to gather information.

Required Information for Data Collection

Refer to this section to be sure you are providing Membership Records with all necessary data.

Address Change     
    Full name (first/middle/last)
    Complete new address
    Is address changing for whole family?

Baby Blessing     
    Full name (first/middle/last)
    Birth date
    Parents' names (when entering a child)
    Address
    Full name of officiants
    Date of blessing
    Place of blessing

Baptism and Confirmation
    Full name (first/middle/last)
    Birth date
    Parents' names (when entering a child)
    Address
    Full name of officiants
    Date of baptism and confirmation
    Place of baptism and confirmation

Congregation Transfer
    Baptismal number or MIS ID number
    Place transferring to

Death     
    Full name
    Date of death
    Place of death

Divorce
    Full name (first/middle/last)
    Birth date
    Address
    Divorce date
    New last name if last name is changing

Friend
    Full name
    Address
    Enrolled

Marriage     
    Full name (first/middle/last)
    Birth date
    Address
    Marriage date
    New last name if it is changing

Legal Name Change     
    Previous full name (first/middle/last)
    New full name (first/middle/last)
    Nickname, if used
    Effective date, if court ordered

Nonmember Parent     
    Full name
    Date of birth
    Address
    Enrolled
    Gender

Ordination
    Full name (first/middle/last)
    Address
    Full name of officiants
    Date of ordination
    Place of ordination