Create a Special Service

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Add a one-time special service for events like Christmas or Easter that may have different times than your regularly scheduled weekend service. Check-Ins, Services, and Calendar all have tips for special events.

Follow these steps for your special event.

  1. Create a new event with the appropriate times for your special service.

  2. If you use the same locations as your normal weekly event, copy locations from your regular event. If your locations differ, create new locations.


    To suggest the right location to people checking in, use location filters for attendees and the Services integration for volunteers.

  3. If applicable, add any relevant notes for that special service. 



The report for this service will be separate from your regular service because it is a separate event. However, you can use the event chart to see attendance for both events in the same view.

If this is a service you have annually, like your Easter or Christmas service, archive the event between occurrences and unarchive it when it's coming up again in the year. This way, attendance across years for the same special service type can live in one event!


We recommend setting up your events and stations for special services a few days in advance. That way, you'll have plenty of time to test them and ensure they are ready to go by the day of your service!

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