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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

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

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