Items of Interest

Some correspondents of the Clerk of The Mother Church, who ask the requirements for admission to membership in the Church, seem to have difficulty in understanding the responsibilities of endorsers of applications. The requirements set forth in Articles V and VI of the Church Manual can be stated briefly thus:

1. An applicant who is a class-taught pupil should, if possible, secure his teacher's approval, and needs no countersignature to his application. His teacher, if he signs the application, knows him to be worthy of membership.

2. If the teacher cannot or will not sign an application for his pupil, the pupil may apply under Article V, Section 4, obtaining a special application blank from the Clerk of The Mother Church, which is to be endorsed (in other words, approved) by three members of The Mother Church in good standing, who regard him as eligible. No countersignature should be added.

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Suburban Lectures
March 23, 1935

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