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Looking for some Google calendar help

Pardon the interruption. I’m hoping to get some expert help quickly.

A little while ago I got an e-mail from a member of our church, telling me that the dates of a couple of services on our Google calendar — embedded in the church website — were wrong. I checked my personal Google calendar, which I use to post church events, and saw that they were correct.

But then I accessed the embedded calendar through the church website and saw that they were, indeed, incorrect. There was no rhyme or reason to what I saw. For instance:

  • Our Christmas Eve service, scheduled to be held on, you know, Christmas Eve, was listed as taking place on Dec. 21 — a three-day difference. Click on the item, though, and it says Dec. 24.
  • Our Winter Solstice service, scheduled to be held on Dec. 21, was listed as taking place on Dec. 20. Again, though, click on it and it says Dec. 21.
  • Most other dates were correct, including Sunday services.

I’m going to delete and re-enter and see what happens. In two and a half years of doing this, I’ve never encountered this problem. Any thoughts?


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  1. Dan Kennedy

    Well, that was quick. A friend whose university relies on Google calendars tells me the issue arose last week and that everyone is freaking out. Apparently Google is aware of the problem and is working on a fix.

  2. I just checked on a Google sites calendar that I maintain and see the same problem, but only in the Month view. Agenda and week views are ok.
    For now, I’d recommend setting the calendar to display on Agenda or Week.
    Karl (aka @RoasterBoy)

  3. Mike Rice

    The Christmas Grinch perhaps?

  4. Laurence Glavin

    Isn’t going to a UU church sort of like drinking Coors Lite? Why bother? If you’re going to drink some beer, drink real beer. If you’re going to go to church, find someplace where they hand out rattlers.

  5. Mike Rice

    The depth of a person’s faith and the extent of their beliefs are not measured by which church they attend – only accented by it.

  6. Nancy Mades

    You had me at “Winter Solstice.” Happy Holidays.

  7. Melissa Perreault

    I would agree that the real beer vs. light beer analogy works when comparing UU churches with other religious traditions. You can drink your fill of the UU faith, and it won’t leave you over-bloated and stupid-sounding, unlike those other “real” theologies.

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