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TO ALL CONGREGATIONS
Re: Thirty-hour quota for auxiliary pioneering
We are pleased to inform you that the arrangement for an optional 30-hour quota for auxiliary
pioneering during the month of the Memorial is being expanded. Beginning March 2013, this
arrangement will be available during March and April of every year. It will also be available during
the months that a regular visit of the circuit overseer is scheduled at a congregation. If the circuit
overseer’s visit (Tuesday through Sunday) includes days from two months, the auxiliary pioneer
may decide which month he would like to have the 30-hour quota. Additionally, beginning March
2013, any publisher who auxiliary pioneers during a month in which the circuit overseer visits the
congregation may attend the circuit overseer’s meeting with the pioneers in its entirety.
This letter will be posted on the information board for one month. Thereafter, the elders will
be pleased to refer to this letter to answer any questions you may have.
We send our warm Christian love.
cc: Traveling overseers
PS to body of elders:
The above portion of this letter should be read to the congregation during the Service Meeting
the week of February 11, 2013, at the beginning of the part “Will You Auxiliary Pioneer?” Although
this postscript along with the rest of the letter will be posted on the information board, the postscript
should not be read to the congregation. The letter should be retained in the congregation permanent
file of policy letters. You may wish to update Index to Letters for Bodies of Elders (S-22) at this time
Besides the months of March and April, an adjusted hour quota may only be applied to the
circuit overseer’s regular visit to a congregation, not to a visit in conjunction with a circuit event or
other circumstance. Even if the last day of an auxiliary pioneer’s service falls on the first evening of
the circuit overseer’s visit, the auxiliary pioneer may choose a 30-hour quota for that month and
may attend the circuit overseer’s meeting with the pioneers in its entirety.