New Ward Building Questions

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Postby aebrown » Fri May 28, 2010 1:18 pm

Alan_Brown wrote:...your local FM group has a good handle on it. Have you coordinated with them?

I should have mentioned that any coordination with the FM group should be done through the Physical Facilities Representative (PFR). The PFR is a high councilor with the specific responsibility for working with the FM group. He will certainly already be working closely with the FM group on issues related to your new building.
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Postby rmrichesjr » Fri May 28, 2010 8:43 pm

evhfan2000 wrote:Thanks oregonmatt. Hymn books, library stuff, sacrament table supplies/trays/linens etc....... Will they deliver new microphone cords / mics for blessing babies? Janitors closet stuff, vacuums.....the list goes on. I'd like to get a copy of the packing list. This will be a much larger project than most would imagine.


I can't speak directly about other items, but microphones, cables, stands, etc. are all provided by the contractors who install the sound systems. They even leave training materials for the sound system.

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Postby jdcr256 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:29 pm

Our ward (in northern Utah County) has moved to three brand new buildings in the past four years, and for each move I was either the ward clerk, or a member of the bishopric. Our ward was the first to move into each of the buildings.

In each case, the library and clerks office of the new building was fully stocked with all the materials and office supplies we needed when we moved in. Likewise, all the rooms that needed hymnbooks had them, and the janitors closet was fully stocked.

The only items we brought with us were our clerk's office computer, our files, any opened office supplies, and any other supplies (manuals, etc.) that we had purchased for our ward out of the ward budget. Oh, and all of our auxiliaries brought along the stuff they had in their storage closets.

All in all, it was a painless process that only took two or three of us a couple of hours to complete.

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Postby JamesAnderson » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:04 pm

There's something on in the Serving in the Church area that tells you what the new meetinghouse library gets for a startup kit. You may want to coordinate with those in the old building for certain things such as any music your ward bought that was in that library, etc., to see what you want to leave and coordinate on what you might want to take. Consult that list for the things that should stay due to the materials that will be provided for a startup of the new building.

As to the move, ten years ago we moved into a new stake center, I think we took the computer (MIS), but left some furniture including a large desk used for the bishops office, as the building had the more commonly used table desks you have seen the last few years.

We used a ward welfare council meeting to go over what the new building had and didn't have, went over where things would go, and even how much space was available in the closets. It was a bit less than what we had in the old building, which was a newer one that replaced a legendary structure in Provo some years earlier although it still stands it is no longer owned by the Church.

In the end, we had it all set to go and moved it in one evening.

Even then, everything that others have described about the readiness for use of a new building, including equipment, the meetinghouse library, etc., was essentially the same.

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