jhigbee wrote:I also noticed that the class names of the entire primary and all the Sunday school classes were inadvertently dropped with this 3.5.1 callings re-formatting. Fortunately, it kept them all in order, so it will be fairly simple for us to go in and re-add the class names. But it would be good to inform everyone of this problem that the wards and branches will need to fix.
One of the changes that was released with MLS 3.5 was the standardization of classes (class membership rules are standardized and cannot be edited). All custom classes were removed. Because custom classes were removed the Primary and Sunday School classes were reset and shifted everyone into the classes for which they met the class membership rules. This was announced in the MLS message that was sent out in early October 2012 before the release of 3.5.
Even though custom classes cannot be created, the standardized classes can be merged or split to to essentially create a pseudo-custom class. What is not possible is to change class membership rules. Even with the standardized classes, members of one class can be moved from one class into another class. For example members needing to attend the Teaching the Gospel class are removed from the Gospel Doctrine class and added to the Teaching the Gospel class.
jhigbee wrote:Has the calling of full-time missionary been made a standard, and if so, do they belong in the general OC sub-category? Since the previous sub-category of Full Time Missionaries has been replaced with “Ward Missionaries”, that no longer seems an applicable category for our full-time missionaries (of which we have 11).
"Missionary - Full Time" is a standard position for missionaries serving from your ward. The position is found in the Other Organizations > Ward Missionaries group. It is one of the seven new organizations added with the update to MLS 3.5.