Electronic Sacrament Meeting program

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Re: Electronic Sacrament Meeting program

Postby liamcleary » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:04 am

We still print a small number of programs, that we create in Word. We also create a PDF version of it in a different layout which is emailed to those in the Ward that say they wish to receive the program. We created a Google Form, and let the Ward know if they wanted to receive it, they simply went there, added their email and checked two boxes, one for yes to receive the program, the other if they were willing to get notifications if we needed to send anything out. We could have used the leader and clerk "send a message" link, but not all the emails were in there and up to date. Also we felt that we needed to make it opt-in as well, and not assume everyone wanted it. Right now we have just under half the ward receive it electronically, with more signing up each week. The goal is to not print one at all, but right now we have not hit the tipping point. Just thought I would share.

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Re: Electronic Sacrament Meeting program

Postby kieranjorgensen » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:30 am

Here's a version I've created inspired by the original from Brother Jorgensen, along with a few style elements from the ones on the wiki https://tech.lds.org/wiki/Callings#Resources

It's in Google Sheets which allows us to share with all the members of the Bishopric to edit and update it from tablets, phones etc. It can either be printed off (double sided works best) before Sacrament meeting, or printed to PDF and emailed to the person conducting.

It also makes use of a Google script to archive weeks which have passed, and to hide or show certain rows depending on whether its a Fast Sunday. I'm not a professional programmer, so if anyone has suggestions for code improvement they'll be happily received.

Finally it has two graphs to show all those who have given prayers or talks in the past 12 months.

Feel free to mess around and change it as required, and repost any improvements.

https://goo.gl/JsgfkK - Creates a copy in Google Drive

https://goo.gl/1XpfqG - View only version if problems with link above

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