How many here actually had a door key at Brooklyn Bethel?

by BonaFide 10 Replies latest jw friends

  • BonaFide

    When I was a missionary, and sometimes bethelite, I was given a key that worked to get in almost all buildings. It's called the "Bethel Key" and if I remember correctly you have to sign for it, and you have to agree you will not make a copy. Anyway, I felt like I had the keys to the Kingdom when i had that key. Bethel means God's house, they say.

    When my friends would visit, I would give them the key so they could go around Bethel and the lobbies as Bethelites, since so much of Bethel is closed off to the public. They liked feeling like Bethelites and they loved having the key?

    What about you, anyone hear ever have the Keys to God's house?


  • AudeSapere

    I had keys to the Kingdom Hall. For a woman, I think that was unusual.


  • oompa

    oh ya....oompa has one....his son....he lives there!!............oomps....nice digs too

  • gymbob


    I now value the key to my tool box out in the garage more! Gymbob

  • leavingwt

    I had a Bethel key. (I still have my Bethel ID card. I was supposed to surrender it.)

  • Satanus


    I wonder what you could get for it on ebay. Bethel may want to buy it.


  • leavingwt

    Nah, I'll hang onto it. I have some great memories from my 'slaving for the Lord' days.

  • gymbob

    I still have some of the invitations given to the bethel family for gilead graduation.

    If I combine that with a couple dollars, I can get a cup of coffee at Starbucks! GYMBB

  • yknot

    OOOOOHHHH I know what would want for my B-Day or Xmas if I celebrated them!

    Are women given them too (if so, was it only for housekeeping) or just men?

    Anytime I am told not do something like that my mind says oh yes you should cuz you never know when it might come in handy... all part of the larger 'theocratic warfare' mindset the Elders drilled into my head in the '70's. I remember a brother who taught the teenagers in my first KH how to make fake IDs for when the GT started.... and how to do something with radios and telephones....but I can't remember what it was.

  • VM44

    Hasn't Bethel moved over to using card keys?

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