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Send a message Template

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:52 pm
by wrigjef
We have been counseled to send out an email with announcements each week in addition to the sacrement program. We use the send a message tool. It seems that many wards are doing this. Does anyone have a template for something like this.?

Re: Send a message Template

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:03 pm
by tomj
No template here... Yet,

Our stake is seeing an issue start to come up where sisters are being called by the Bishops as "Ward Communication Specialists" to expressly send out announcements to members ( vision of a Digital Bulletin perhaps), as the church has directed units to reduce over the pulpit announcements with the new schedule. A work around is in place for wards whom call a brother, as the ward can assign them with assistant clerk permissions. From what I understand, The system does not allow this for sisters. I've have a Sister contacting me (Stake Clerk) to help her get permissions to Send to All Members. I think it would be wise to consider creating a "Communications" position in the system which would allow for Adult Brethren and Sisters to be able to have the permissions to utilize "Send A Message".

I already know its going to be a bit of an uncomfortable conversation with the sister contacting me, that in order to do her calling she has to send the communication to a Man (assistant clerk) in the Bishopric to then send out the message. The irony is I'm sure the calling was given to reduce that burden on Bishopric members...

Re: Send a message Template

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:59 pm
by russellhltn
You might want to give that as feedback in the main LCR page. There's no guarantee that a post here will make it for consideration.

You might want to point out the recent addresses that talked about minimizing pulpit announcements. Generally, features are added to the extent that they're listed in the Handbook. But there is nothing for a "ward communication specialist". So, that talk is the only ammunition you have.

There was a bulletin function, but it was taken down when the time came up to do a technology refresh as apparently it wasn't well used.