Subject: TouchPoint November Newsletter

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As Thanksgiving draws near, we begin to think of those things for which we are thankful - our salvation, our families, our freedom, our church. The list goes on and on. But instead of listing items, wouldn't it be better to have a thankful attitude year 'round?

This reminds me of the lyrics in a children's song -

Are you humbly grateful or grumbly hateful?
What's your attitude?
Do you grumble and groan
Or let it be known
You're grateful for all God's done for you?

My hope and prayer is that I become more of the first and less of the latter. 

Since our last newsletter, we at TouchPoint have been very busy. We've welcomed new churches to our TouchPoint family, and we have collaborated with some of our old friends on some new features! 

If you attend the Tennessee Baptist Convention, please stop by our booth and say "hello".

What you might have missed

New Online Church Picture Directory

We worked with our friends at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church who sponsored this new online picture directory. You can create it for a community group or your entire membership. Putting a face to a name helps us get to know each other. 

Main Menu Change

This change gave us a place to put a link to the new Online Church Picture Directory, but also gives you another way to access Search Builder. Plus, it enables us to arrange the menus to look better.

Reusable Coupons

There are times when you would like to use the same coupon in the same amount for the same event for multiple people. That's what a reusable coupon is for. We made a slight change to ensure success when you create that coupon code. 

New Setting for Contacts to Limit Visibility

Sometimes the notes in a Contact only need to be seen by those in a specific ministry, such as Pastoral Care. This setting lets you determine which roles you want to use for this, instead of allowing users to enter any role.

Finance Users Can now Delete Managed Giving

If you have a need to delete a donor's managed giving for them, you can now do it that from the Managed Giving Report if you have Finance role.

Word Merge in TouchPoint

This was the result of a collaboration between our developer and a developer working with our friends at FCC Hudson. It lets you upload a Word document to use later as a mail merge right from the blue Toolbar.

What's Coming?

We are about to roll out some other new features relating to Tasks, so if you haven't already, please subscribe to the TouchPoint News Blog so you will always know the latest news and features by having it delivered to your inbox.

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Blessings,
Your TouchPoint Team


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