During a family reunion ceremony with Jehovah's Witnesses present is it ok to light a candle in remembrance of deceased family members?

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If you wish to do so and it is not taking place in a Kingdom Hall (official meeting place of Jehovah's Witnesses) then I would think it would be ok.
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What if a family member steals the car of the deceased?

If you really mean to tear this family apart have the executor of the estate contact the police dept. and file larceny charges. Theft is theft and stealing from the dead is the worst theft of all... Have the executor of the estate call police and report the vehicle as stolen have said family member (MORE)

Do Jehovah's Witnesses have baptism ceremonies?

Our baptisms are conducted at our larger gatherings known as assemblies and conventions. The baptism is not done in a ritualistic way as one would imagine a typical ceremony, but it is a ceremony nonetheless. Before one is baptised, they would have already taken in knowledge of Jehovah and his son, (MORE)

What are family reunions about?

Family reunions are about reconnecting relatives where sharing past and present experiences are the highlights other than just fellowships. Getting to know the past and present relatives they never met. A closer tie or stronger bonding as the end result

What is the proper etiquette for a deceased family member of a coworker?

Most people who have lost a family member are still grieving when they go back to work, but they prefer to just keep busy and although they appreciate the kindness of coworkers telling them how sorry they are to hear of their loss it's best to drop a sympathy card off at their desk when the coworker (MORE)

Can Jehovah's witnesses attend another church if it is the dying request of a family member who is not a Jehovah's witness?

Yes, even though they might not participate in the direct worship of such meeting, therefore they might be present and attentive but won't worship if that is the case for that church.. Christian Answer . Sadly the above answer is probably true in that JWs will probably would attend but 'refuse to (MORE)

How do you acquire unclaimed property of a deceased family member?

In order to "claim" any property of a person who is deceased you would need to have legal standing under the laws of intestacy of the state where the decedent lived. You can check your status at the related question below.. Additional Answer . Check at the county courthouse probate court to see (MORE)

What happens if a family member stops being a Jehovah's Witnesses?

That would depend on a number of factors that are not mentioned by the asker of this question. Was the person ever baptised as a witness? How is it that they are no longer a witness, by disfellowshippping, disassociation, or did they just become inactive? Did they join another religious organization (MORE)

How do you find out if a deceased family member owned stocks?

Assuming there is no direct indication of the existence of stock certificates available, such as dividend check stubs, brokerage account statements, proxy statements, prospectuses, and other types of corporate correspondence in the house, there are several ways to find out.. If there is a safe depo (MORE)

Can a Jehovah's Witness attend a funeral of a family member of another religion?

Every witness must decide for themselves what they will do. They need to prayerfully concider the circumstances, and also what custms that may be carried out at the funeral. Some funeral customs of certain religions may be concidered occult-like by many people. If it hurts their conscience too much (MORE)

Did a Jehovah's Witness do the private memorial for the Jackson family?

No. Micheal Jackson was no longer on of Jehovah's Witnesses. i dont think so.. Very doubtful as MJ wasn't a baptised JW, and he wasn't active in the faith. No, private funeral services were no doubt held for Michael Jackson because his family and friends wanted an ceremony that was not public. J (MORE)

What is it like growing up in a strict Jehovah's Witness family?

Not all Witnesses are strict, some are not caring which leads to not follopwing Jehovah's word in the Bible and people are always different in families. My family can be a little strict but its because they want you stop what you're doing do what is right and if you do that then you have a happy fam (MORE)

What is it like being born into a Jehovah's Witness family?

well i have been partly raised a witness because i used to live with my mom who is not a witness but now i live with my dad who is a witness. and i am now 14. and let me tell you, I've never been happier! i have made SO MANY friends in every congregation Ive visited. and even ones i haven't but i kn (MORE)

Family belief as a Jehovah's Witness?

There is no such thing as "family belief as a Jehovah witness." Each individual person, young or old, single or married, either inside or outside one's immediate family, must make their own decisions regarding his or her personal relationship with Jehovah God. And certainly, it is not uncommon to (MORE)

Will the Jehovah's Witnesses help with family research?

Jehovah's Witnesses do not keep family records. Tracing their family is not a requirement of their faith like it is for Mormons. Jehovah's Witnesses share in a Bible educational work. You can learn more at watchtower.org .

Who is the major decision maker in the Jehovah's Witness family?

Watchtower 15th May 1991 p5.....At 1 Corinthians 11:3, the Bible says: "The head of every man is the Christ; in turn the head of a woman is the man; in turn the head of the Christ is God." I f you are a husband, you have the God-given responsibility to be the principal decision-maker in your family (MORE)

Dream about a deceased family member?

it probably means u miss that person or the person misses u or they h8 u and want to come back for u or they have something very important to tell u hoped it help...:]

Is it the belief of Jehovah's Witnesses that family do not visit the dead corpse?

Not that I am aware of. Jehovah's Witnesses do not engage in ritualistic practices involved with visiting the dead corpse in some countries such as in Africa, where their might be spiritistic practices associated with visiting the dead corpse. See Revelation 21:8. Other than that, Jehovah's Witnesse (MORE)

Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe it a sin to decorate graves of family who are not Jehovah's Witnesses?

It would depend on the motive. The Watchtower 15th Sept 1970 page 575 says, in answer to the question, In view of the fact that pagans made floral offerings to the dead, is it proper for Christians to send flowers to a funeral or to lay flowers on a grave? Answers, ' 'If a person think (MORE)

How can I find out if a deceased family member had any life insurance?

If you suspect a deceased family member had any life insurance, but you cannot find a policy, there are several things you can do to find policies. If the deceased had a policy through work you can contact the Human Resoures department. They will know what benefits the deceased had. You can also che (MORE)

How can you find a deceased family member for free?

Most currently active cemeteries have the ability to locate a particular burial by name of the deceased. If you know the cemetery where your family member is burred, or know the area, you can ask at the management office of the cemetery or cemeteries. If you don't know the cemetery but know where t (MORE)

What does it mean if you dream that a deceased family member is in hell?

Something triggered in your mind that made you think they went there . The most probably explanation is that this dream expresses the dreamer's fear. If the dreamer ascribes to certain religious beliefs about a vengeful God and eternal punishment, those beliefs support powerful unconscious imagin (MORE)

What is the traditonal family plan for Jehovah's Witness?

Not sure what your question means. Each family decides their own family plan, regarding how many children to have, when to have them, or whether to have any children at all. Likewise regarding birth control it's a matter of personal choice. (We consider abortion wrong; we also consider birth con (MORE)

Why other members of the congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses cannot be present on a disfellowship of a member?

this is one of Jehovah's witnesses non scriptural practices and tactics. that way they can manipulate their members, they can press them, humiliate them, faulty accuse them. the bible shows that the average Jehovah's witness has also rights. in the old testament he could go to the elders located i (MORE)

Can Jehovah's Witnesses associate with disfellowshiped family members?

One Answer: The question as it is, seems like a strange idea to us. But I understand; that's what they do to an arrested criminal. They put him in a cage (in prison). And no family member can associate with him. We're not like that . Picture this: Family member -- dinner is ready -- everyo (MORE)

What is the appropriate condolence from a non Jehovah's Witness to a Jehovah's Witness after they lose a family member?

Very similar to most other peoples. Witnesses would feel the death of a loved one very much the same as anyone else. There would be a few points to bear in mind. Witnesses believe that the deceased will be either resurrected back onto earth after the battle of Armageddon to have a chance at ete (MORE)

Why are people that are Jehovah's Witnesses not allowed to talk to their family that aren't Jehovah's Witnesses?

A non-Jehovah's Witness answer: Jehovah's Witnesses are encouraged to spread their beliefs, so they are encouraged to talk about such things with their non-JW family, except if they are "apostates" (ex-Jehovah's Witnesses), if they are anti-Jehovah's Witness, or if they speak out against the JW te (MORE)

Do Jehova Witnesses turn family members away from other family members who are not witnesses?

No. Jehovah's Witnesses are very family oriented and do not try to break up family relations. They will refrain from participating in any religious observances their family may celebrate. Because they do not celebrate many of the holidays that come around during the year, they are sometimes viewe (MORE)

How do you get a deceased family members stocks?

To accomplish this you must have a copy of the will or trust. Whoever is an heir may file a claim with the company holding the stock with the proof of the will or trust. One must note that it is the job of the Executor and or Trustee to do this. If you are not an heir then you have no entitlement to (MORE)

What happens with a deceased family members tax refund?

The tax refund will have to be deposited into the Estate of thetaxpayers account and used to pay debts of the estate. It will thenbe disbursed according to the taxpayers will or the laws of theState if no will exists. The Administrator or Executor of theEstate will need to sign the check and deposit (MORE)