Sign Up Genius

Event Date: 
Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

There are so many ways to get to know those you worship with on Sunday, and to share your gifts and talents here at First Congregational. In addition to the pew cards, our church has begun to utilize the online service Sign-Up Genius.

What is Sign-Up Genius? It is a website-based scheduling tool that helps us to coordinate our volunteer needs. We like it because it automatically emails invitations and reminders. It also makes it possible for the office and staff to know who is doing what and when. Your name and email is used ONLY for Church purposes and will not be shared with any outside entities. The Volunteer Opportunities Sign-Up is one easy way to let those who manage volunteers know of your interest in helping or learning more. Another great feature of Sign-Up Genius is that we can have multiple administrators in case you would like to plan an event for the congregation such as a picnic, potluck, or recurring event.

It is important to note, this does not change the way volunteering happens at First Congregational. You do not need to “register” with the site to help, and you may opt out of the service at any time. Each volunteer coordinator will still help schedule and contact volunteers as in the past.  You can sign up to help either by contacting the person in charge, or responding to the email from Sign-Up Genius to select a day and time that works for you. The program will send you an automatic reminder for when you are scheduled. If you are unable to help, you can contact the coordinator or use the link in the reminder email to go to the Sign-Up website where you can delete yourself from that particular day/time or request someone to switch with you.

Have you had some trouble with Sign-Up Genius? We appreciate your patience as we have been working out some kinks in our implementation. Please contact Elizabeth Ringle or Jessica Taft with any problems you know about so we can work to fix them! If you would like to better understand Sign-Up Genius, training will be offered in the Chapel after church on March 23 and 30.


Posted on March 11, 2014 at 9:51 am in Upcoming Events.

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