Dear member of DSLC,
When the church building is reopened for full use of the building you will find that a change has been made to the mailboxes in the fellowship hall. In the past each box was labeled with the member’s name. Boxes were in alphabetical order. This was a perfectly good system as long as membership growth was modest. The rate of new members has increased, and we thank God for that. It does, however, require a change in how mailboxes are assigned.
Using the alphabetical system the church secretary had to reorder the mailboxes periodically as members joined or left. This was time-consuming for her, and often the changes were unable to be made promptly, so there was confusion where one’s mailbox actually was. You may have experienced this mailbox reassignment more than once.
Effective immediately, the mailboxes are in numeric order, #1 to #160. Each member/family has been assigned a number. There are two identical laminated lists of box numbers and names attached to the mailboxes. Please look at the list to find your assigned mailbox. Once you know your number, it will never change. However, the lists will remain as a reference list so you can locate the mailboxes of other members should you need to leave them a note or other item.
EXAMPLE: John Smith is initially assigned mailbox #95. As long as he is a member of DSLC he will always have #95, no matter how many other members join or depart DSLC. But, when John Smith leaves DSLC permanently, for whatever reason, his mailbox number will be assigned to the next new member/family who joins DSLC following John’s departure. Even if their last name starts with a C, or H, or Y, they will have mailbox number 95.
Under this system, the secretary only has to make a change on the mailbox list, which is already in the word processor. She will print a new page with the change and insert it into the list attached to the mailboxes. That simple
We hope you will find this numbering system to be easy to use. If you do have concerns, please contact the church secretary, Melissa Seifert, at DSLCSecretary@divineshep.org, or call 605-787-6438.