Today for our combined RS/PH meeting the bishop discussed several items that create a house of order in the ward.
D&C 88: 119 - Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God.
First, he encouraged us to read the new church handbook. There are many things in there pertaining to families and God's plan. But also it is laid before the church how the church should be administered and that is nothing secret. Look it up. Study. Keep our leaders on track.
Overview of the New Handbooks, Dallin Oaks
Why Handbooks? Church News
Next, Elizabeth Latey explained the importance of communication among ward members. She gave steps for registering at LDS.org. Once you are registered you can received e-mails of ward news and events, and look at the ward calendar. You may also find all the members in our ward or stake and maps showing where they live.
Register now for an LDS Account. What you need...your membership record number (look on your temple recommend or contact Craig Hope), and your birth date. Once you sign in you can find these in the Tools menu at the top of LDS.org.
A few other items:
- Baptisms should be combined if possible to once a month.
- Cleaning the building is the responsibility of all the members. Thanks to Kellen for the organized assignments for these first few months of the year. After every activity and meeting we need to remember to clean up after ourselves and take our the trash.
- Bishopric assignments. The bishopric shares responsibility of shepherding the various organizations. Bishop Pope will post them. If you have questions contact the appropriate Bishopric member.
- All appointments with the Bishop and his councilors should be scheduled through Tim Fultz.
Did I miss anything? Add it in the comments.