Here is the district August Newsletter.
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There is a “blue box” on Line 216. This is the last line of the report and is the Signature Line. You must enter something in this blue box or it will not consider the data entry step ever completed. In the attached I suggest using “OK” but anything will work.
It reminds you that the data entry person now has an approval step required that they did not have last year.
Also, to allow Vital Signs entry to be done on year 2010 items, the default “Start” and “Stop” dates of the Vital Signs entry area are set to start with October 1, 2010 through 12/31/2011 instead of 1/1/2011 through 12/31/2011. This keeps the last 3 months of the prior year visible so the end of year can be done without having to reset the start and stop dates and reload.
I got a question about that messing up the report day carry over, but it does not cause problems. Both the Transformation survey and Report Day report pull from Vital Signs, but each report knows it’s start and stop date for it’s reporting period and uses that to pull the correct data regardless of what you have displayed in Vital Signs entry. If they want to know what is being transferred to the report, they will need to set the display of Vital Signs to be 1/1/2010 to 12/31/2010 and do the “Reload Data” to see what is actually being transferred to the reports. Right now the default covers 15 months of vital signs and the totals at the bottom are for the full 15 months but that is not what the reports receive, the reports pull the correct calendar year entries that apply to the report. If the report did not know what to pull, we would not be able to go back and display a report from an old year and show correct numbers.
If any of this leads to any questions, please call.
Bishop Janice Riggle Huie met with laity and pastors from the North District on Saturday at Tennison Memorial UMC in Mt. Pleasant. She met with each group, talking about church vitality and effectiveness in our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. This was the fifth stop on this tour of all the districts in the Texas Annual Conference.
The lazy days of summer are slipping away, and the hustle of fall is quickly approaching. In your planning, do you feel your heart rate start to increase from excitement…or maybe from stress? Before your calendar fills up this fall, I urge you to set aside one weekend to escape from your schedule. Set aside one weekend to join with your brothers and sisters in Christ to “stand firm and…see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today” (Exodus 14:13.)
Please join us at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center on October 15 & 16 for this year’s Clergy Spouses’ Retreat, “Stand Firm.” You can find more information and a registration form in your Fall Texas Conference Clergy Spouses Association newsletter.
Do you have question about DOVE, vital statistics and salary sheets? Are you looking for ways to help your newsletters and websites communicate more effectively? Are you ready for your annual church charge conference?
The Free Local Church Staff Workshop is the place to find find those answers, and ask questions of your own.
Russell Martin- North District Webmaster
Lonna Nunn- District Administrative Assistant
Stephanie Whitaker- Conference DOVE Representative.
Sponsored by the North District. Lunch provided, no RSVP required.