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Postby BeckyFarnsworth » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:12 am

Has there been any thought of adding a sign-up option to the Ward Calendar? I am specifically interested in finding a way for members to sign up to feed the missionaries. However, it seems like there are enough other occasions that sign-up sheets are passed during priesthood and auxilliary meeting that this could be a useful tool for most wards. It would cut down on the disruption during lessons and allow for greater coordination within families. It would also allow equal access to those who serve in primary or have stake calling that require visiting other wards. I realize that the access/restiction balance could be challenging so I'm curious if something like this is on the radar. Thanks!

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Postby aebrown » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:41 am

This has been suggested by others. See these threads:

I don't know if such a feature is planned. At one time some places in the documentation (such as The missing "Submit Event" button) gave some indication that it was on the roadmap for the future. But I can't find any current references to it being planned for the future.
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Postby kisaac » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:56 pm

I can see in the future that an on-line sign-up would be very helpful. I'd love to see it for not just missionary meals, but service projects, ward Pot-Luck dinners, tithing settlement, Home teaching personal priesthood interviews, perhaps even temple recommend renewal appointments. Similar technology is already out there on other sites. Some of these would need to be private, of course....

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Postby nathangg » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:48 am

Various organizations in our ward have started using Signupgenius.com (literally, two orgs just sent emails asking people to sign up within the past week).

However, I haven't been able to find guidance if this is okay or not. They aren't using the name of the Church and it mostly complies with HB 2 21.1.22. [1]

I guess as long as it follows HB 2 21.1.22 then it is probably okay (although signupgenius.com does show ads... it is kind of weird to see an ad for a non-LDS Christian website when I'm trying to sign up for a Primary activity :-)

Do other people use a site like this? What about using Google Spreadsheets and making the document visible to anyone with the link and editable without having to log in?

Thanks~!


[1] I say "mostly" because the sign up list does not have the name of the member who created it (but there is a form you can use to email the person) and the list does not say, "This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints". Those can be easily remedied, though.

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Postby lajackson » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:14 am

nathangg wrote:it is kind of weird to see an ad for a non-LDS Christian website when I'm trying to sign up for a Primary activity :-)


This is why our local priesthood leaders have asked us to be very careful and not use sites with ads because the ads are not under local control. The ward did not do this, but one of our active members used a different invitation service for a gathering of mostly members who all wound up with an ad to drink responsibly, along with a photo of a non-Word of Wisdom compliant drink that was not available at the party.

And a year or so ago, without counseling with priesthood leaders, one of our organizations tried to set up a site that quickly added advertisements and links for immoral activities and apostate organizations.

The Handbook is your friend. I would be hesitant to use any site or service with features that I did not control.


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