While many users of Church Secretary for Windows 2021 may use their own dedicated Calendar program, I have included rudimentary Event Scheduler feature for those that might find it helpful.
This calendar feature is similar to many other programs. A date navigator on the left allows you to quickly locate and go to the current date as well as go forward or backward to other dates. There are multiple views for the calendar. The first shown is a week view, but there are many other views available by just right clicking on the calendar.
Day View shown with recurring events.
There is an Agenda view.
There is also a Time line view.
You can also use the print preview option to print your events.
Just a quick look at creating a new Event. Let's say the Preacher and Church are booked for a Wedding. Let's add that appointment and set an alarm. Enter a subject, be sure to set the Start Date and time and the End Date and Time. Initially the end day may be the next day. Select Label, Status and Location. Then enter an description. Finally, choose a Notification from the drop down list which may be days or hours or minutes
If you set the Reminder then a notification like below will pop up to alert you to the upcoming event.
New in Church Secretary for Windows 2021 is the more obvious ability to add Resources. What are resources? Well in the case of things like a Wedding or Funeral the Church Building might be a resource. The preacher might be a resource but he could not preach a wedding and funeral at the same time. You might not want to have 2 resources scheduled for the same date and time. So you now have the option to assign Resources and they will be shown in the Scheduler along with appointments. You can link Resources to an Event.
The next screen shows a couple of resources. You can delete and create Resources.
When you have multiple resources you can see multiple calendars. I prefer just one calendar so when first installed there are no resources to link to an event. It is up to you.
Below is the Resources list view. I have added 2 resources, the church building and preacher.
In addition to the Caption for a resource you can also add a Color for that resource. You can also link events to a resource in the edit view.
If you want to hide resource views in the Schedule of Events view you can click the minus button - click the plus button to show more resources to the calendar view.