JamesAnderson wrote:I thought that was so, but in the sacrament meeting it only states who is in the leaderships involved at the time--they are not sustained in the sacrament meeting, and that main form should suffice for the annual history, but a sustaining form for in the meetings would indeed be helpful.
What it says is that the following have been
or will be
sustained. This normally takes place on the same Sunday as the ward conference sacrament meeting.
If you are on the block schedule with sacrament meeting last, you should have sustained them during the first hour and then say they have been
sustained. If you have sacrament meeting first, you would say they will be
sustained, and then they would be sustained during the third hour. We are talking about the high priests group leadership, the elders quorum presidency, and the youth presidencies of the three Young Women classes, Laurels, MiaMaids, and Beehives.
The way I found that worked best for us is that we made an additional copy of the third page of the sustaining list. That way whoever was in with the Melchizedek priesthood could do those two sustainings, and whoever was in with the Young Women classes could do those sustainings, since both normally occur at the same time, either at the beginning of the first hour of the block of meetings, or at the beginning of the third hour.
Then one copy of the complete list was filed with the history.
And I also found that the best way to get the number of full-time missionaries was to take the bishop or a counselor into the foyer, count the plaques, and ask if the number was correct. Nearly all of them could update the number based on who had just been called or who had just returned.
There are other ways that are just as viable, and it would be nice if the number autopopulated into the list. But we usually were still working on the names themselves, so we hadn't quite gotten that far. [smile]