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Ward Directory not accessible by move-in member

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:43 am
by davidrichey
A member moved into our ward over a month ago and receives a message "Contact Ward Clerk" when she tries to access the Directory or Calendar. Being in the bishopric I know we have her membership record. I had her access the church website while I was watching the screen. It has her correct name in the top right corner under "My Account and Ward", Under "My Ward" it lets her access "Donations" but gets the error message I described, when she clicks on "Ward Directory and Map" or "Calendar".

What is the ward clerk supposed to do?

Re: Ward Directory not accessible by move-in member

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:17 am
by scgallafent
Have you checked to ensure that her membership record number is associated actually associated with the Church Account she is using?

Re: Ward Directory not accessible by move-in member

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:29 am
by russellhltn
More than likely, she never added her MRN to her Account (at least that one). Non-members can donate.

If she can't add her MRN, then the clerk will need to contact support to find out what's going on with her account. She may have another one that has her MRN.

Re: Ward Directory not accessible by move-in member

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:04 am
by davidrichey
I called support and she has to contact them personally to work with them to add membership record number. Thanks for your help.

Re: Ward Directory not accessible by move-in member

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:20 am
by drepouille
davidrichey wrote:I called support and she has to contact them personally to work with them to add membership record number. Thanks for your help.


I had a similar conversation with the GSC last year. As the ward clerk, I called the GSC to tell them a member of my ward was having a problem recovering her username or password. They told me the member must call them directly. So I wonder why so many folks here believe that the ward clerk must call the GSC to help members with account issues?

Re: Ward Directory not accessible by move-in member

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:32 am
by russellhltn
drepouille wrote:I had a similar conversation with the GSC last year. As the ward clerk, I called the GSC to tell them a member of my ward was having a problem recovering her username or password. They told me the member must call them directly. So I wonder why so many folks here believe that the ward clerk must call the GSC to help members with account issues?

Maybe it's changed, but GSC didn't want us handing out the contact information publicly. You'll notice that the phone number isn't in the "contact support" page of account.churchofjesuschrist.org. In fact, they got unhappy with us when we had a link to the support page that bypassed the FAQS.

It's clear they want someone else to act as first-level support.

If they're telling you the individual needs to call, then just hand out the number when a member asks. I don't like it, but that seems to be what they want.

Re: Ward Directory not accessible by move-in member

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:34 am
by davidrichey
drepouille wrote:
I had a similar conversation with the GSC last year. As the ward clerk, I called the GSC to tell them a member of my ward was having a problem recovering her username or password. They told me the member must call them directly. So I wonder why so many folks here believe that the ward clerk must call the GSC to help members with account issues?

Re: Ward Clerk involvement. We had the member login on the ward computer so we could see what was going on. The dialogue box gave instructions to the member to contact the ward clerk to resolve and I even think the dialogue box said the ward clerk could contact Support. In any event I think that is why many believe the ward clerk was to call the GSC.