What are women (and now girls) allowed to do in an LDS temple baptistry?
The news that Young Men are now allowed to baptize and serve as official witnesses in Temple Baptistries, while Young Women may “assist with baptistry assignments currently performed by sister ordinance workers and volunteers” has led many to ask, what are those assignments again?
This lovely post by a female temple worker describes the work women (and now girls) are allowed to do in the baptistry (hint: towels).
It also describes the many tasks that only men (and now boys) are allowed to do, such as:
- Serve as witnesses
- Officiate confirmations
- Welcome patrons to the temple
- Feed names into the projector (seriously)*
*Please note that there is scriptural precedent for this, since women in the Bible never used projector equipment.