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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Time change!

If you're in a Ward that shares a church building with another Ward and you'll be changing meeting times at the beginning of the year, don't forget to notify your recent converts and anyone who has recently returned to activity about the time change!

Even if the time change is announced at church, there may be those who have been out of town or sick who didn't get the message. And then there are also those who may just plain forget! Lets help our brothers and sisters avoid the inconvenience, confusion, and embarrassment of showing up at the wrong time next Sunday!

A phone call, email, personal visit, postcard, or newsletter that mentions the time change could be very helpful!

Convert baptism program template

My husband was recently called to serve as Ward mission leader and next weekend will be the first convert baptisms since he was called. In our Ward, the full-time missionaries work with the convert to come up with suggestions for the baptismal program and the final program is planned by the Bishop. Then, the Ward mission leader (or his wife!) prints up the programs. Since this is his first time being responsible for printing the program, I searched online for a template that we could use to make the set-up easier. I could have made my own template to use, but I knew that would take me a while.

I wasn't able to find a convert baptism program template anywhere, but I did find a baptism program that was created for use at a child of record baptism, which is easily adapted by making a few changes (for example, I deleted the part about the 'Welcome from the Primary' and added a section for a presentation by the full-time missionaries that we normally have while the convert is changing clothes).

Here is the template I used:

Click here for BAPTISM PROGRAM TEMPLATE ON "MORMON SHARE" WEBSITE

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New posts?

Sorry for the lack of new posts in the past few months, I've just had a new baby (#3!) and things have been kind of crazy! In other news, my husband has recently been called as Ward mission leader! We're having lots of fun!

Watch for new posts coming soon!