I am going on strike again this.
This is ridiculous. There is absolutely no reason why any information pertaining to Conference or District Events, including Lay Speaking Ministries, Mission Interests, UMW, or anything else, can't be posted on the Conference website with electronic registration forms. Then a link can be sent to local churches, and that link, which one hopes leads to a well-designed and usable web page, can be electronically distributed to relevant and interested parties.
It's a massive waste of paper, time and energy for each local church to have to figure out how many of these things to print, to try to get them in the right hands, and then to throw away the unused extras when all this can be done electronically.
We get these full color brochures and flyers to print out. Our church intentionally doesn't own a color printer and, even if we did have one, the costs of printing these things is prohibitive. So it all gets printed in black and white, looking awful and unappealing.
A simple link which could then go out in our church e-news, or to a target group, would effectively see to it that the proper information is available and is accessible to those who need it.
Folks, this is not rocket science. This is just basic common sense.
I'm on strike.
I hope others will join me.