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by mattprasmussen
Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: Reports and Forms
Topic: Sacrament Meeting and Hymn Tracking forms
Replies: 52
Views: 44324

Does who blesses and passes the sacrament need to be recorded, tracked, or announced? Or is this just one of those traditions that got started on a whim and we do it simply because "that's the way we've always done it." No, the names of who blesses and passes does not need to be recorded. We do not...
by mattprasmussen
Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Reports and Forms
Topic: Sacrament Meeting and Hymn Tracking forms
Replies: 52
Views: 44324

I have a similar spreadsheet to track our speakers and music. It's sometimes difficult not to pick the same people to speak in sacrament meetings over and over, especially in a branch or small ward. When we plan speakers, I sort the spreadsheet by speaker name and date. You'll notice High Council sp...
by mattprasmussen
Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Web 2.0 Helps Direct San Diego Evacuations
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Web 2.0 Helps Direct San Diego Evacuations

I saw this article on Yahoo about the local PBS station creating a mashup to show evacuation plans and announcements. The Church meetinghouse in Escondido is listed as a shelter. Great way to use technology to aid in a very difficult situation. The biggest issue I can see is that people may not have...
by mattprasmussen
Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:37 am
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Reduced Postage For Church Units?
Replies: 10
Views: 5395

Follow Up

Just as a follow up, I've looked into getting non-profit postage for our unit. With a centralized information system in MLS, I thought it would be possible to print non-profit rate postage and have the charges deducted accordingly. Not that I thought MLS currently did that, but just that it was poss...
by mattprasmussen
Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Dowloadable Standard Forms
Replies: 14
Views: 5050

I got an email from our stake seminary coordinator with a fillable PDF form for the seminary teacher position appointment. Very nice. It lets you save the data which is good because you'll usually have the same person as seminary teacher from year to year. I know what you're thinking: "Yes, but that...
by mattprasmussen
Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: Sacrament Meeting attendance list
Replies: 21
Views: 7582

[font="]While one of our clerks takes a count, what I’m more interested in is “who’s here and who’s not?” I always greet people as they enter the chapel but that doesn’t help track when someone doesn’t come for a couple of weeks. If I don’t know why someone is missing, I’ll ask around and prompt...
by mattprasmussen
Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Reduced Postage For Church Units?
Replies: 10
Views: 5395

This is a technology forum and your question is really not a technology one so I don't know if you will get much response for it. Yes, but I was hoping that there would be a technology solution that could be used for all units (as well as finding out if we were entitled to reduced postage rates.) I...
by mattprasmussen
Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Reduced Postage For Church Units?
Replies: 10
Views: 5395

Reduced Postage For Church Units?

As a branch president of a geographically large unit - three counties - mailings are a regular part of our operations. I send letters to each of 230+ households for Easter and Christmas. Then there's the constant mailing of fast offering checks, mail to stake members, and regular stuff like that. It...
by mattprasmussen
Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Dowloadable Standard Forms
Replies: 14
Views: 5050

I created my own blessing, baptism and priesthood ordination forms years ago before MLS using WordPerfect to print the data on the pre-printed forms. Now that many forms can be printed from MLS, it takes out a lot of the work. However, there are still some important forms that aren't available from ...

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