Stay Connected through Realm!

What is Realm?    It’s our long-time, trusted congregational management software through ACS Technologies (ACST).  For years, we have trusted them to serve the needs of our administration — but now we have the opportunity to open it up for congregational use, as well!  Through Realm, you will be able to connect to other congregants, communicate with groups and committees you’re part of, receive updates about church events, and monitor your donations and progress on your annual pledge.  The plan is to have this fully available to the congregation by March 5th.   Realm will be available both via site and the Realm Connect app for iPhone and Android devices.

To log in to Realm:  Click here and then click “Sign Up.”  Enter the e-mail address where you receive church communication, your name and birthdate, then click continue.   Create a new password, then log in.  Realm will send you a confirmation e-mail.  Then it’s time to log in and review your privacy settings — this is an important step.

We understand that your online privacy is important to you – and it is of utmost importance to us, as well.  Our staff will work with you to keep your information safe.   While we want to encourage community, we recognize that not everyone is comfortable sharing personal information church-wide.  Please take a few minutes to sign into Realm and update your privacy settings.

To review your privacy settings, click here to log in, then, in the upper right-hand corner, click “Manage Privacy” from the drop-down list:

You can then can edit the visibility of your profile to fit the level of privacy you feel comfortable with.   You have multiple options:

“Anyone in the Church” means that your contact information (address, e-mail address, and phone number) will be visible to the whole congregation via our online directory.

“Users with permissions” means that only church staff will have access to your contact information (this is the default setting – if you want your information included in the directory, please do not check this box).

“Custom Privacy” is a flexible approach that allows you to select exactly which information you feel comfortable sharing — you can choose to share only your e-mail address, for example, while keeping the rest of your contact information private.

If you ever have any questions or concerns regarding Realm and your privacy, or need help, please do not hesitate to contact Danika, who can help make privacy changes for you.