Using Private Events

The Private Events feature allows you to create calendar events that are meant only for church staff or select others to view (i.e., meetings and events that don't apply to the entire congregation).

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Create or Change the password for private events

Make an event private

Log into private events

Create or Change the Password for Private Events

To create your Private Events password: 

1) Log in to your My Church Events account with your username and password.
2) From the Home page, click on Private Events.

3) Follow the instructions to enter the Private Events password. If you are changing your password, you will need to enter your current password first. (If you've forgotten your password, click the link to have your password e-mailed to the administrator.) 

4) Click the "Save Changes" button to save the password that you entered.

5) Here, you can also change the name of your private events calendar if you wish.  

6) Be sure to document and distribute your password to staff and/or members of your church who are authorized to view private events.

 What happens if you forget your Private Events password?

1) Log in to your account with your username and password.
2) From the Home page, click on Private Events.
3) If you do not remember your current Private Events password, click on the link to have your current password sent (highlighted in yellow - see screenshot below). The current password will be emailed to the administrative email on the account. 
4) Once received, enter your current (old) Private Events password. Create a new password and confirm.
5) Click “Save Changes”.

Making an event private

  1. Create a password for Private Events, if you haven’t yet.
  2. Create a new calendar event or edit an existing event that you wish to make private and check ‘Private-hide event from public view’ checkbox under "Special Options." NOTE: If the ‘Private - hide event from public view’ option is grayed out, you haven’t created a Private Events password and will need to go back to the steps: Create or Change a Private Events Password.

3. Save your event.

4. A padlock icon will appear next to your event to indicate it is a Private Event.

In order to see a Private Event in preview mode, click the "View Private Events" icon and login with the Private Events password.

Logging into Private events

1) In Preview Calendar mode, click the ‘Padlock’ symbol in the upper right hand corner. 

2) Enter the Private Events password. Click Unlock. 

Click on the link below to watch a quick tutorial video on setting up your Private Events.

Private Events Tutorial from Communication Resources, Inc. on Vimeo.