The Sunday-only calendar

PeaceBang asked for a Sundays-only calendar template. Here’s my first draft: both as a PDF and ODS, the later a spreadsheet that can be read and written in Google Docs and

New for 2018. The updated calendar is at

New for 2017. Since this blog post still gets alot of readers, and requests,including one today for a 2017 version. I’m happy to oblige.

You can also edit the OSD file in LibreOffice and (so it seems) newer versions of Microsoft Office. I included December 2016 and January 2018.

New for 2015. Since this blog post still gets readers. You can also edit the OSD file in LibreOffice and (so it seems) newer versions of Microsoft Office. 

[From the original 2008 blog post]

(I have some liturgical calendars from prior years which need updating; I’ll add these, too, when I’ve edited them.)

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.


  1. Every year I easily create one on a spreadsheet. Just enter two or three Sundays in Column A, and then grab the corner and drag down for 52 cells, and there you go. Then I go back and artificially enter a row for Christmas Eve.

    The hard part is the next column I work on, which is a calendar of holidays. I use a world religion calendar online and plug in the dates I think most important from that. Then I look up lists of recognition months — African American History Month (Feb.), Women’s History Month (Mar.), and so on. Then I add in the Season for Nonviolence, because this church has a history of recognizing that. Then National holidays — Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, etc. Then Coming Out Day, Earth Day, and some other holidays that don’t appear on the other lists. Then I try to think of important UU dates, but don’t have a good source for those, and 50th and 100th anniversaries we might want to recognize. This year coming up holds the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights march from Selma, for example, and the deaths of James Reeb and Viola Liuzzo.

    I’m nearly done with my 2014-2015 calendar. Will e-mail it to you, if you’d like.

  2. I would love a copy of your 2014-2015 Sunday only calendar for Sunday school planning, if you don’t mind. Thank you very much!

  3. I would love a copy of your calendar as well…schedule organists for our Church. Could not find on your blog.

  4. Hello I need a calendar with three lines. I have three teacher in each class and I need a Sunday calendar so I can know who’s teaching that day and who’s assisting alone with who’s the alt. A line for the teachers name assistance and Alt. From August 2015 until August 2016. Thank You.

  5. I just took this and modified it so it went back to the start of the church year and forward to the end of 2018. Its going to be a great tool for having a conversation with my volunteers and teachers about how we cycle through curriculum over the course of several years.

    I also think its also going to be a great tool for helping to document where we learned important things about individual lesson plans.

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