Free Printable 2023 Church Calendar
As the new year approaches, it’s time (no pun intended) to sit down and get your 2023 yearly calendar ready — both for your desk and for your congregation.
With church staff and members alike, we’d all be lost without our calendars. Christmas is an easy day to remember but when does Advent start again? Or when is the Feast of Pentecost?
Well, we’ve got you covered.
If you’re looking for a clean, monthly planning PDF calendar for the entire year, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to download the FREE template today. This printable calendar template makes the perfect desk calendar to scribble down important events or times, and it’s great for your church staff meetings, reception desk, worship lobby or bulletin boards.
Continue reading for some tips to make your church calendar stand out for your members.
Can’t Miss Calendar Tips for your Church Publications
Throughout the year, your members rely on a current, accurate calendar to be sure they are kept up to date with church events happening every day of the week — not just on Sundays. The yearly calendar may become one of the most important tools that you use every day. Having a blank monthly calendar template can help you organize and visualize any special event or holiday.
Follow these tips to design a can’t-miss church calendar:
- Highlight special events. You can enlarge the font, circle the date or color the square a different color.
- Add artwork for visual interest. Clipart, illustrations, photos and other church graphics can bring a calendar to life. Use one or two dominant images instead of five or six smaller pieces. Save smaller clipart for highlighting just one or two events.
- Consider a monthly art theme. Add clipart based on the theme (love, prayer, faith, etc.), and add a relevant Bible verse where space allows. To get started, check out the calendar templates in our online library.
- For grid calendars, don’t skimp on box size. Make date squares large enough to house legible text.
- Use a list calendar if space is limited. A list format showcases only the dates when events take place, so it’s great for bulletins and programs.
The editable, Microsoft Word version of our 2023 calendar is available to ChurchArt.com members.
Important Content to Include on Your Church Calendar
To serve as a complete and trusted reference tool for your church members, be sure to include the following information on any calendar you provide.
- Include month and year. This may seem obvious or unnecessary, but it’s always important to keep the month and year visible on any church calendar. This is especially essential if the sheet becomes separated from the rest of your church newsletter or bulletin.
- Include your church contact information. Provide the church name, address, phone number and email address if space allows. Also consider adding contact information to submit an event.
- Times of events and activities. Again, this may seem obvious, but be sure to include event start times. You may also want to include times such as “set-up begins” or “Volunteers check-in” on any special calendars for church staff or committee members. Be sure to also include end times so members know how long an event is scheduled to last.
- Reference key or legend. This is especially important if you must abbreviate the calendar’s date boxes. Although abbreviations and acronyms are great and save space, not all members — especially new members — will know their meaning.
Enjoy This FREE 2023 Printable Church Calendar
This free, printable PDF calendar for your church includes 2023 federal holidays and observances, plus a few extra Christian special holidays making it perfect for churches.
Each blank calendar template features a Sunday start and Saturday end, a different professionally-designed image for each month. It is formatted to fit on an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper printed in landscape format.
To download the free calendar PDF template, visit our store and order today to get your 2023 planning underway. We will send you an email with a link to download the calendar. Also, check out our other freebie products while you’re at the store.
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