Event posters in meetinghouse foyers

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Event posters in meetinghouse foyers

Postby mprusse » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:12 pm

I remember reading years ago about a church policy to not allow posters for events in our meetinghouse foyers. Our building foyers have begun to look very commercial and in my opinion, distract from the spirit that should be present when people enter the building and away from the beautiful artwork there; often pictures of the Savior. It is not uncommon to find two or more floor easels with posters in each foyer.

Does anyone know where I can find this policy to share with our stake?

Thank you.

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Posters in the Foyer

Postby rootbeericecream » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:06 pm

http://www.lds.org/ensign/1988/03/news-of-the-church/policies-and-announcements?lang=eng
March, 1988 Ensign, "News of the Church" Policies and annoucements.

Meetinghouse Bulletin Boards

Church policy specifies that items posted on meetinghouse bulletin boards are to be 8 1/2 by 11 inches in size or smaller. Items coming from Church headquarters will conform to this size. Strict adherence to this policy will ensure better communication of the notices posted and a neater appearance of the bulletin boards. It will also ensure that all who post items have an equal opportunity to use the available space.

As bulletin boards are located to be highly visible, they should convey an attitude on the part of members of order, neatness, and reverence to those who enter the meetinghouses. Unkempt, unsightly bulletin boards reflect negatively upon the Church and its members and can detract from an otherwise well-kept meetinghouse. Local leaders are to ensure that meetinghouse bulletin boards are kept neat and presentable and that items posted comply with Church policy.

The use of easels to display large posters or signs in meetinghouse foyers is discouraged.

General interest announcements can be included in the ward sacrament meeting program handout.

mprusse wrote:I remember reading years ago about a church policy to not allow posters for events in our meetinghouse foyers. Our building foyers have begun to look very commercial and in my opinion, distract from the spirit that should be present when people enter the building and away from the beautiful artwork there; often pictures of the Savior. It is not uncommon to find two or more floor easels with posters in each foyer.

Does anyone know where I can find this policy to share with our stake?

Thank you.

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Postby russellhltn » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:31 pm

rootbeericecream wrote:http://www.lds.org/ensign/1988/03/news-of-the-church/policies-and-announcements?lang=eng
March, 1988 Ensign, "News of the Church" Policies and annoucements.


Good find. However, since then a new handbook has come out. Off hand, I can't find any such policy in Handbook 2. Maybe someone can check Handbook 1 or find it in some other current material.
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