Realm Access

Through OnRealm.org or the Realm Connect app, every member will have access to their own information through our private domain. By the end of the day on Wednesday, March 18th, everyone will receive an invitation via e-mail to access their realm accounts. This launch is going to happen sooner than we would have originally liked but felt it was important for all of us to stay connected during this time. There might be a few bumps, but we are all learning new things together in this time. There will be aspects of the website and app that are not fully functional and will seem confusing. We understand that there will be questions. Please direct all of those questions to Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com. While we will not be able to answer every question individually, we will communicate those answers via the Central Blog and Facebook. Below are instructions on how to set-up your account and how communication will work

 

When we send out your invitation to join, you will receive an email that asks you to join our online community. Click on the link next to “Create an account.” Here you will be asked to create a password. Once you have done that, you will want to check your email for a second email that asks you to verify your email address. Click the link next to “Verify your email.”

 

Once your account is set-up, you will be able to edit your contact information or manage your privacy settings. If you would like to change how much information other members can see, you may do so on your profile page. To access this, you will click the down arrow next to your name in the top right of the page.

 

The default setting of Realm is to notify you of new messages or content posted on Realm via email. If you would like to change these notification settings, click the down arrow next to your name on the top right of the page, and select notification settings.

 

On the website, you will see “Giving” on the left hand side. This is where you will be able to see your private giving statements and pledges. This information can only be accessed by the account holder and the finance team. I know many will be mailing their weekly giving/tithe to the church. However, if you would like to utilize Realm Giving, just click the “+Give” and follow the prompts.

 

Also on the left hand side, you will see “Directory.” This is where you will be able to see other members contact information. When you first get on and start exploring, you may notice that there are members missing or members with no information. This is only due to those members not signing up yet or deciding to not share their information.

 

If you would like to chat with someone through Realm, you may search their name in the top right corner or select “chat” under the Communication tab on the left hand side. You will only be able to chat with those who have accounts set-up.

 

Again, we understand that there will be questions about using the website and app. Please feel free to email Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com with any questions and we will do our best to answer them in a timely manner.

 

In the process of creating events and learning how the site works, we inadvertently created a second worship service. We will be removing it from the event page but want you to be aware that you may receive an email stating that worship service is cancelled. Please know that this is not the case and we will be having the planned online service on Facebook and our website as mentioned in Pastor Joseph’s email.


3 Responses to “Realm Access”

  1. Sandi Hodgin says:

    Thank you for sending this information to all of us.
    I am concerned about our members who do not have or use e-mail. They will miss the church service. I am hopeful that our team has thought about this.

    I saw most of last weeks service. Something happened during the middle or ending of the service.
    Perhaps I clicked on something that I should not have.
    I really enjoyed singing along and seeing all of our church friends. Thank you. Sandi

    • Christin says:

      Good Afternoon Sandi,
      We have been in prayer about the best solution to allow everyone, email or not, to join us in Worship. If you are aware of anyone who is unable to enjoy Worship with us through the Facebook Live, and would like an audio copy, please call the office at 765-962-8543 and we would be more than happy to send them one. Thank you for thinking of others during this time!

      God Bless,
      Central Staff

  2. Very good job and thanks for sharing such a blog.
    Best regards,
    Balle Schneider

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