Ward Talk Scheduler and Statistics
This spreadsheet rotates/schedules talks for those who have leadership positions or other speaking positions. It also provides a History tab with statistics so you can find out which members haven't spoken for a long time or may have been forgotten. Special thanks to Adam Brown (AU) for his collaboration in designing this.
Ward_Talks.xlsm Excel 2007 (Macros for statistics)
alternate download link: Ward_Talks.zip
Ward Leadership Meeting Thought/Prayer Schedule
LeadershipMtgThoughtSchedule.xls (Microsoft Excel)
LeadershipMtgThoughtSchedule.zip (OpenOffice Calc)
Would you like a Ward Birthday Calendar?
Here is an Excel/OpenOffice spreadsheet to import ward birthdays into a "Birthday" calendar into a 3rd-party calendar, such as calendar.google.com (private, not public):
For a "Holidays" calendar:
http://calendarlabs.com/ical-calendar-holidays.php (current year)
To see the new lds.org ward calendar, go to the Tools menu at lds.org
If you need a PDF reader that can run without "administrator" installation (on a church computer) consider http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/index.php -- click on "more download" to get a zip.
For a PDF creator that works as a printer: http://pdfforge.org (print any document into PDF).
For a great PDF editor (online): http://www.pdfescape.com/
To merge PDF documents into a single file: http://www.pdfmerge.com/
To split them: http://www.splitpdfonline.com/
Ward Newsletter template
Ward Bulletin template
Ward leadership meeting agendas (OpenOffice format)
Young Men / Young Women budgets
I welcome your templates to add to this collection!
There are some at mormonshare.com and lds.about.com, but the best images I've found are at newsroom.lds.org (the search tool) and at images.lds.org. Their terms of service allows for home/church use. For generic clipart consider openclipart.org. For a "creativecommons" search of web images licensed for sharing, enter your search item at search.creativecommons.org and then click on the tab for Filkr.
For an excellent free Image Editor: http://xnview.com/
Newsletter Email Manager
If you need a free program to send email/newsletters over a period of time so as to remain within your SMTP provider's service limits, you can use GroupMail from group-mail.com.
Another option is just to use Gmail which can send to 500 recipients at once. For privacy, you can send to yourself and BCC all of the others.
MLS Companion Database
Do you need a tool for the bishop to record his interview information? Or a tool send our email announcements based on MLS information? This free tool is available for Windows or Mac.