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FHC Websites Individually "Preserving" and “Sharing the Gospel Using the Internet”

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  • vctinney@sbcglobal.net
    FHC Websites Individually Preserving and “Sharing the Gospel Using the Internet” Current policy is that units should not have their own independent web
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 12, 2009
      FHC Websites Individually "Preserving"
      and “Sharing the Gospel Using the Internet”

      Current "policy is that units should not have
      their own independent web sites".  Current
      policy states "the annual history program
      is to bring members closer to Christ and
      to collect the contemporary history of the
      Church by gathering, remembering, preserving,
      and sharing experiences of how God is working
      in members’ lives and in His kingdom."  This is
      done under the authority of the Melchizedek
      Priesthood.  Stake and ward clerks should
      include faith-promoting events taking place
      in the lives of members and in Church units.
       . . . include excerpts from or photocopies
      of the following: Notes or reports
      or reminiscences . . .
      http://tinyurl.com/6h4ex4

      Persons that present information online,
      that is in full harmony with "the basic
      principles of the gospel" (re: genealogy
      and family history), are "anxiously engaged
      in a good cause, and do many things of
      their own free will, and bring to pass much
      righteousness; . . .  (D&C 58:26-29)  They
      can provide reports or reminiscences, that
      include invaluable and instructive information
      to lead individuals to access and use local FHCs.

      They also provide specialists in stakes (districts)
      and wards (branches), data to help prepare the
      annual histories required "to bring members closer
      to Christ and to collect the contemporary history
      of the Church by gathering, remembering,
      preserving, and sharing experiences of how God
      is working in members’ lives and in His kingdom."

      All the pieces, if put together properly, form one
      eternal round of resources, research and output.
      All of the local volunteer web sites could be placed
      under the guidance of  specialists called by the
      stake (district) presidents to prepare the annual
      stake (district) history; also the bishop (branch)
      called specialists that prepare the annual ward
      history, working together in unison with the FHC.
      Thus, it would have the full blessings of the Lord.
      http://www.academic -genealogy. com/



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      From: "gtempleman1@..." <gtempleman1@...>
      To: FHCNET@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 4:00:05 PM
      Subject: Re: [FHCNET] FHC Website and “Sharing the Gospel Using the Internet”




      The operative word being "person" and not Church unit or organization. As soon as it is labeled the XYZ Family History Center (example), it becomes a representation of the Church.

      Gary Templeman

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: vctinney@sbcglobal. net
      To: FHCNET@yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 9:06:42 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
      Subject: [FHCNET] FHC Website and “Sharing the Gospel Using the Internet”

      It seems to me that as long as a person
      presents information online that is in full
      harmony with"the basic principles of the
      gospel" (is a clear and correct witness of
      gospel truths, re: genealogy and family
      history); as well as, obvious indication
      the site does not speak for the Church
      as a whole, or represent an official part
      thereof, it has the blessing of the Lord.
      http://www.academic -genealogy. com/

      REFERENCE:
      Russell Ballard,
      “Sharing the Gospel Using the Internet,”
      Ensign, Jul 2008, 58–63
      http://tinyurl. com/49u728

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      From: Gary Templeman <gtempleman1@ comcast.net>
      To: FHCNET@yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 6:32:15 PM
      Subject: Re: [FHCNET] Re: FHC Website

      Bro. Hanson,

      The problem is not that smaller units do not have the resources to create
      their own websites, it is that the creation itself (or use of a canned site)
      is against Church policy.

      Gary Templeman

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Emil O. Hanson" <emilhanson@ gmail. com>
      To: <FHCNET@yahoogroups . com>
      Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 4:38 PM
      Subject: Re: [FHCNET] Re: FHC Website

      > Websites: I realize that smaller units cannot do everything that regional
      > centers do but there are many things you can do with a little initiative.
      > Until about five years ago we didn't think the church knew about the Ogden
      > Center. We received no training help - we developed a CD with 109 lessons
      > on
      > it so we could train our staff etc. We bought our own computers and
      > equipment. Some of our wealthier patrons donated furniture to us and we
      > moved forward in spite of what we were lacking in support. Now we are
      > getting support and the church is developing training programs and we are
      > getting some cascaded computers. We really feel like we belong now. As far
      > as websites are concerned we have two options: orfhc.org and
      > orfhc.org/desktop and they serve the center well. One of our staff was a
      > techy and she helped develop both sites. The substance of course came
      > from the directors. There are canned sites now availble and all you have
      > to
      > do is put the information in. Some sites even give you a certain amount of
      > Internet space free. You pay only if exceed that amount. Good luck. Emil
      >
      > On 3/11/09, Russell Hltn <RussellHltn@ gmail.com> wrote:
      >>
      >> On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 9:32 AM, singhals
      >> <singhals@erols. com<singhals% 40erols. com>>
      >> wrote:
      >> >
      >> > Uhhh ... then how would either of those substitute for a
      >> > publickly-available FHC website? What did I miss? Is there
      >> > a forest behind all those trees?
      >> >
      >>
      >> It's not a full substitution. It gets the message to the members of
      >> the stake, and at the current time it's the best that can be done
      >> without infringing on the "no websites" policy.
      >>
      >>
      >
      >
      >
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    • L.L. Scott
      Sounds great. I have always thought it was strange that the stake office and the FHC are always on opposite sides of the stake center. That way the stake
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 13, 2009
        Sounds great.
        I have always thought it was strange that the stake office and the FHC are
        always on
        opposite sides of the stake center. That way the stake officers can forget
        about the FHC easier.
        I once called a stake councilor (of 20 years) to serve in the BGL, I asked
        him to meet with me in BGL, he replied "Where is it." That was when we were
        trying to get the priesthood to serve in the FHC.
        I had a web site for our FHC (I was the director), but when we were told it
        was a no no,
        then I closed it down. Can you imagine if the FHL tried to verify that all
        volunteer sites were suitable to be associated with the Church?

        ____________________________________________
        All of the local volunteer web sites could be placed
        under the guidance of specialists called by the
        stake (district) presidents to prepare the annual
        stake (district) history; also the bishop (branch)
        called specialists that prepare the annual ward
        history, working together in unison with the FHC.
        Thus, it would have the full blessings of the Lord.
        http://www.academic -genealogy. com/



        ________________________________
        From: "gtempleman1@..." <gtempleman1@...>
        To: FHCNET@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 4:00:05 PM
        Subject: Re: [FHCNET] FHC Website and “Sharing the Gospel Using the
        Internet”




        The operative word being "person" and not Church unit or organization. As
        soon as it is labeled the XYZ Family History Center (example), it becomes a
        representation of the Church.

        Gary Templeman

        ----- Original Message -----
        From: vctinney@sbcglobal. net
        To: FHCNET@yahoogroups. com
        Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 9:06:42 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
        Subject: [FHCNET] FHC Website and “Sharing the Gospel Using the Internet”

        It seems to me that as long as a person
        presents information online that is in full
        harmony with"the basic principles of the
        gospel" (is a clear and correct witness of
        gospel truths, re: genealogy and family
        history); as well as, obvious indication
        the site does not speak for the Church
        as a whole, or represent an official part
        thereof, it has the blessing of the Lord.
        http://www.academic -genealogy. com/

        REFERENCE:
        Russell Ballard,
        “Sharing the Gospel Using the Internet,”
        Ensign, Jul 2008, 58–63
        http://tinyurl. com/49u728

        ____________ _________ _________ __
        From: Gary Templeman <gtempleman1@ comcast.net>
        To: FHCNET@yahoogroups. com
        Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 6:32:15 PM
        Subject: Re: [FHCNET] Re: FHC Website

        Bro. Hanson,

        The problem is not that smaller units do not have the resources to create
        their own websites, it is that the creation itself (or use of a canned site)
        is against Church policy.

        Gary Templeman

        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "Emil O. Hanson" <emilhanson@ gmail. com>
        To: <FHCNET@yahoogroups . com>
        Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 4:38 PM
        Subject: Re: [FHCNET] Re: FHC Website

        > Websites: I realize that smaller units cannot do everything that regional
        > centers do but there are many things you can do with a little initiative.
        > Until about five years ago we didn't think the church knew about the Ogden
        > Center. We received no training help - we developed a CD with 109 lessons
        > on
        > it so we could train our staff etc. We bought our own computers and
        > equipment. Some of our wealthier patrons donated furniture to us and we
        > moved forward in spite of what we were lacking in support. Now we are
        > getting support and the church is developing training programs and we are
        > getting some cascaded computers. We really feel like we belong now. As far
        > as websites are concerned we have two options: orfhc.org and
        > orfhc.org/desktop and they serve the center well. One of our staff was a
        > techy and she helped develop both sites. The substance of course came
        > from the directors. There are canned sites now availble and all you have
        > to
        > do is put the information in. Some sites even give you a certain amount of
        > Internet space free. You pay only if exceed that amount. Good luck. Emil
        >
        > On 3/11/09, Russell Hltn <RussellHltn@ gmail.com> wrote:
        >>
        >> On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 9:32 AM, singhals
        >> <singhals@erols. com<singhals% 40erols. com>>
        >> wrote:
        >> >
        >> > Uhhh ... then how would either of those substitute for a
        >> > publickly-available FHC website? What did I miss? Is there
        >> > a forest behind all those trees?
        >> >
        >>
        >> It's not a full substitution. It gets the message to the members of
        >> the stake, and at the current time it's the best that can be done
        >> without infringing on the "no websites" policy.
        >>
        >>
        >
        >
        >
        > --
        > Emil O. Hanson
        >
        >
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        >
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