Can someone point me in the direction in the church handbook where it would outline rules for building use for personal functions such as a baby shower or birthday party?

I"m not asking your opinion or what your ward does, I just want the guidelines in the handbook and I"m having a difficult time finding it...

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You can find this info in Handbook 2 found here on lds.org. This is what is says on that subject:

21.2 Policies on Using Church Buildings and Other Property


Church buildings and other property are to be used for worship, religious instruction, and other Church-related activities. Church property should not be used for commercial or political purposes, which would violate laws that permit its tax exemption. Nor may property be used for other purposes that would violate these laws. The following list provides examples of uses that are not approved:

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Renting or leasing Church facilities for commercial purposes.

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Promoting business ventures or investment enterprises, including posting commercial advertising or sponsoring commercial entertainment.

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Buying, selling, or promoting products, services, publications, or creative works or demonstrating wares.

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Holding organized athletic events that are not sponsored by the Church, including practices.

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Holding political meetings or campaigns. As an exception, Church facilities may be used for voter registration and as polling places at the request of voting officials if:


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There is no reasonable alternative.

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The officials and voters maintain Church standards in the building.

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The event will not pose physical danger to the building.

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The event will not harm the image of the Church.


The use of Church property should not pose a significant risk of harm to participants or to the property. Nor should it unduly expose the Church to liability or disturb surrounding neighbors.

For more detailed instructions on using and caring for Church buildings and other property, see Facilities Management Guidelines for Meetinghouses and Other Church Property or contact Church headquarters or the assigned administrative office.


wifetomike0621 · Original Poster
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So there"s nothing in the handbook specifically stating you cannot have a shower or birthday party there...just wanted to have my ducks in a row before I go beg the Bishop to let me have Hayden"s birthday party there :)

It"s too dang hot to do it outside at the end of May, I don"t have access to a pool and I"m not shelling out $400+ to have it at some insane pizza place or inflatable bounce house...


wifetomike0621 · Original Poster
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I"m fully prepared for a "no" but I figure if I"m armed with the right information he"ll at least consider it :)

Then there"s the whole..."well, if we let you then we have to let everybody"...


wifetomike0621 · Original Poster
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I don"t think it"d be any more noisy or chaotic than church ball, and there would be considerably less blood...probably

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^^ Rofl! So true!



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