Ongoing Updates: 1st June - 31st July 2020
Ongoing Updates: 1st June - 31st July 2020
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We're constantly updating and enhancing ChurchSuite, often building directly upon customer feedback to guide our development. The following lists some changes that were made to ChurchSuite between 1st June - 31st July 2020.

ChurchSuite

    29-Jul-2020 Scheduled email improvementsWe've made email scheduling more reliable, changing the email provider we're using to deliver scheduled emails.In recent months, we've seen several incidents where our primary email provider, Mandrill, has delivered scheduled emails with an unacceptable level of delay. In response, we've now rolled out a new internal communication scheduling system and will also be sending scheduled emails through our secondary email provider, Mailgun.

    We're already seeing better email delivery times and will continue to closely monitor this new setup to ensure reliability.

    https://support.churchsuite.com/article/75-scheduling-emails-and-cancelling-them

    22-Jul-2020 Child ImportWe've modernised the Children module's Child import to bring it in line with the pattern used for importing library items, customers, givers and visitors. Invalid rows identified in the CSV file can now be edited and fixed (or deleted) within the importer. You can also pause and resume the import process.

    https://support.churchsuite.com/article/549-importing-your-children-data-into-churchsuite

    14-Jul-2020 Email scheduling restoredUpdate: Tuesday 14th July - Email scheduling is now running reliably and has been restored.

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    Our email provider Mandrill is experiencing significant delays processing scheduled emails. Whilst they resolve their issues, we have chosen to temporarily disable email scheduling and will restore it once Mandrill have confirmed the situation is back to normal service.Emails that have been scheduled for delivery should still be delivered, but we're seeing significant delays in some instances.

  • 06-Jul-2020 Login pagesThe ChurchSuite login page has had some minor cosmetic changes to bring the styling in line with other ChurchSuite forms.
  • 01-Jul-2020 Add to tag - Giver profileThe 'add to tag' option is now available on a giver's profile page under the 'Add' dropdown.

    https://support.churchsuite.com/article/120-adding-a-new-giver

    16-Jun-2020 Visitor importWe've modernised the Children module's Visitor import to bring it in line with the pattern used for importing library items, customers and givers. Invalid rows identified in the CSV file can now be edited and fixed (or deleted) within the importer. You can also pause and resume the import process.

    https://support.churchsuite.com/article/280-managing-visitor-information-from-child-check-in#import

    16-Jun-2020 School year structureWe've added a module option to the Children module so that you can now set the school year structure that best suits your country/region

    https://support.churchsuite.com/article/259-accounting-for-school-year-offsets

    10-Jun-2020 Reopening church and managing capacityAll around the world, churches are facing the challenge of how to safely reopen in the wake of the Coronavirus. We've put together a short video that demonstrates how you can make use to our event tickets functionality to limit capacity at your services as you begin reopen.

    https://churchsuite.com/free-church-resources/reopening-church/

Support

    03-Jun-2020 Training webinarsSign up to join one of our free training webinars. Choose from the following topics:

    * Integrating people (1.5 hours)

    * Event management (1.5 hours)

    * Rotas (1.5 hours)

    * Smart Tags (45 minutes)

    These webinars assume no prior knowledge and will be suitable for existing customers and those currently trialling ChurchSuite; and for pastors and administrators.

    https://churchsuite.com/webinars/

    02-Jun-2020 Giving module training webinarsSign up to join a series of free webinars focussing on training for the Giving module. There are four sessions available:

    * Giving module overview (1 hour)

    * Giver management (1 hour )

    * Donation processing (1.5 hours)

    * Claiming Gift Aid (1 hour)

    These webinars assume no prior knowledge of the Giving module and will be suitable for existing customers and those currently trialling ChurchSuite, and for pastors, administrators, treasurers and finance team members.

    https://churchsuite.com/webinars/
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