We are excited to announce the winner of our Christmas Song Contest we recently held!
Josh Cuthbertson was the one that won the most points and therefore won a free iPod Touch! Congratulations, Josh! We would like to say a HUGE thanks to everyone that participated. It was a lot of fun.
In case you’re curious, here is the correct order of most sung Christmas songs in 2010 within WorshipPlanning.com:
- Joy To the World
- O Come all ye Faithful / O Come Let Us Adore Him
- Angels We Have Heard on High
- Silent Night
- O Come O Come Emmanuel
- O Holy Night
- Hark the Herald Angels Sing
- What Child is This
- The First Noel
- O Little Town of Bethlehem
- Away in a Manger
- Jesus Messiah
- Go Tell It On the Mountain
We can imagine volunteers all over the world cheering for joy when they discover this new feature. Serving Preference is a simple feature that might only take you a week to wonder how you ever ran your ministry without it. The idea: allow volunteers to tell you when (and possibly even how) they would like to serve. Currently in WP, Helpers can block out days they cannot serve. But if there are days they prefer to serve…well…they’re out of luck, unless they email you, call you, or send you smoke signals.
With our new Serving Preference feature, your team members can select which days they prefer to serve, and optionally the role in which they wish to serve, right on the MyWP calendar. This window is accessed by simply clicking on a date in their MyWP calendar.
Team leaders can then see all serving preferences right on the People Scheduling page. It looks similar to an actual assignment, but is in a special “Serving Preference” section of the assignments. Simply click the blue check mark to schedule the person as they prefer.
One last thing to note is that Serving Preference is a Team setting, and is disabled by default for existing teams. To enable it, login to WP and click People >> Teams >> desired team >> Settings tab.
What’s that under the Christmas tree? There, way in the back, under all the brown needles. It’s one last gift, looking for a home. In fact, it’s a new iPod Touch 8GB that we’d like to give away to one lucky person. But rather than just randomly draw a person’s name out of a virtual hat, we’d like your Christmas music experience play a factor.
Enter the Christmas Songs 2010 Contest. We’ve analyzed the WorshipPlanning.com data and created a list of the 14 most-performed Christmas songs for this past season. Your job is to order the list from most-performed to least-performed. The person with the most matches to the correct order (from our data) wins the iPod Touch! Oh, and if you tweet about it using our Twitter link, and “Like” the WorshipPlanning.com Facebook page, you can earn a couple of bonus matches to help improve your chances of winning!
Contest ends on January 25th. Good luck!