The Newsletter function on LDS.org will be discontinued effective February 28, 2017.
The Newsletter (lds.org/member-news) provides the ability for ward and stake leaders to post a newsletter for members of their wards and stakes to read. Because of low usage, outdated technology, and widely-available alternatives that units can use to distribute newsletters, the newsletter function will be retired.
Wards and stake may consider the following actions to migrate from this Newsletter tool to another means of distributing information to members.
On December 14, 2016, an email was sent to bishops and stake presidents of units that had used the Newsletter in the last two years. It encouraged them to make plans to use other means to distribute information to members, such as printed newsletters, information in Sunday bulletins, email, or online programs. Guidelines for using online resources in Church callings may be found at internet.lds.org.
By February 15, 2017: Units should retrieve from the Newsletter any information they would like to keep. If they don’t already have a copy of what has been posted, they may:
- Download text by highlighting and copying it into a word processing document.
- Download images by right-clicking and saving them.
- Download attachments by clicking the download icon to the right of the names of attachments.
On February 28, 2017: The Newsletter section will be removed from LDS.org and any information in it will no longer be available.
If you have questions or problems, please go to the Newsletter section at lds.org/member-news and click the “Do You Have Feedback about This page?” icon at the bottom of the page. Any feedback submitted by February 28, 2017, will be monitored and replied to. Or you may leave a comment below which I will monitor and respond to.