How do I open adoration for a monthly schedule (like First Fridays)?
By default, your adoration schedule assumes that an open hour is open every week (e.g., "Every Friday at 9-10am").
However, if you need to adjust your schedule to open certain hours on a monthly basis, you can do that, too! Here's how.
Change a Single Hour
Edit the hour, change the general availability of this hour to "Monthly," select a monthly option, and click "Save."
For example, if you choose "Every 1st Friday at 6-7pm", this hour will be open on First Fridays and closed the remaining Fridays of the month. (Don't fret—you can easily override a specific Friday if you need to open or close adoration due to special circumstances.)
Change Multiple Hours
Select the hours you want to edit and start bulk-editing them, choose "All weeks," enable the "Availability" setting, select "Open monthly," and select a frequency option. Preview which dates will be affected, and then click "Save."
Now, these hours will be open monthly (e.g., every 1st Friday).
Normally, when adorers make a new adoration commitment, their commitment frequency defaults to "Weekly." If you have a monthly adoration schedule, you'll want to enable the "Monthly" commitment frequency.
After making that change, when an adorer clicks on a monthly hour on your schedule, their commitment frequency will default to "Monthly."
Considerations for Monthly + Overnight
If you open adoration monthly for one day that flows into the next day, you may run into issues.
For example, if you open adoration from First Friday at 9am until the following Saturday at 9am, you may wish to configure Saturdays 12–9am as "Every 1st Saturday". However, this solution does not work when the first day of the month is a Saturday.
We are aware of this anomaly and are working toward a bulletproof solution.
In the meantime, here's a workaround for such a scenario:
When the first day of the month is a Saturday, edit those Saturday hours and close them just for that date.
Then, advance to the 2nd Saturday (which follows the 1st Friday), bulk edit those Saturday hours and open them just for that date.
Send a message to 1st Saturday adorers to tell them to postpone their adoration commitment by one week, and to optionally visit the schedule and make a one-time commitment for the 2nd Saturday.