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Setup: Events Filtering - Calendars & Event Alerts (PCO)
Setup: Events Filtering - Calendars & Event Alerts (PCO)

Selection of events filters for your Planning Center calendar views and your event alerts.

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Written by Jason Alexis
Updated over a week ago

To make things even clearer for your church members, you can have your calendar / group views and event alerts display only those events with images, show only 1 occurrence of repeating events, and filter according to the approval status of an event. You can also filter by tags, groups, and approval status.

Part 1: Finding these filters

Step 1: After you log in, click on the product category you wish to work with (gold box and arrow in image below).

For example, if we click on Calendars, the Your Calendars page will open.

Step 2: Choose the calendar or events list you wish to modify.

Step 3: If you are not already in the Setup tab, click on Setup (brown box below).

Step 4: Scroll down until you see Events Filtering.

Part 2: Setting these filters


(1) 'Group' now appears as Group (via Feed) or Group (via Connection) depending on how you set it up in PCO.

(2) We offer a choice of 3 Approval status options - Approved, Pending, or Rejected.

(3) Event Alerts: Does not have the Merge recurring events button as not relevant.

Toggle on or off the buttons:

  • Show hidden events: Display events you have marked in PCO as hidden.

  • Include group-specific events: Display events connected to a particular group.

  • Show events with images only button to just show those item which have some sort of picture or other image. Read more + examples here.

  • Merge recurring events: show only 1 occurrence of events which repeat.

Add filter: This is where you organize your main filtering. You use the connectors 'and' + 'or' to mix and match between your PCO tags, groups, and approval statuses.

NOTE: The default is All Tags / All Tag Groups / Groups / Approval status = Approved. So, if you do not select any filters, Display.Church will pull in all events from your PCO information as long as the events are approved.
This filtering logic is powerful (and a little complex). So we have given it its own article:

After clicking Update:

If you toggle on Include group-specific events (see top image to the left) and then click the blue Update button, you will see two additional filter options when you click on the Add filters list: Group and Group type (see bottom image to the left).

Click on the blue Update button at the bottom to save your selections.

Part 3: Displaying these filters

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