UPC has moved to a new kind of church record keeping solution called REALM®. It primarily serves the administrative needs of our staff, but it also offers some exciting opportunities to support the way you are involved with UPC. Not only will this improve work life for our staff, it will make it easier for our church family to connect with each other, keep up with what’s going on, and help us grow as a connected community of believers.
Everyone at UPC gets a unique profile. Your profile contains everything you want people in our church to know about you. Your profile also enables you to join a small group, RSVP to events, track your giving, update your contact information, change family details, set notification preferences, or replace that outdated family photo.
By keeping your information current, you are helping our staff, group leaders, and our church community. Your Profile includes:
• Contact information* (e.g. name, address, e-mail, phone)
• Family Members
• Personal Information (e.g. marital status, birthday**, etc.)
• Connected Social Media Accounts
*You can decide what data you want to hide online by setting our privacy preferences.
**Feel free to enter your full birthday. The year and your age will not be displayed on your church directory profile. Birthdays will be required for children as a means to prohibit access, but it will be up to you if you want to share the birth date with your church family.
Groups and classes are an important part of UPC, and now you will be able to connect with the people in them throughout the week. You can keep track of upcoming meetings, who’s bringing what, and what’s going on in each other’s lives.
To review your giving history simply sign in to look over your year-to-date giving, check pledge progress, or print a contribution statement. It’s always available and kept secure in an easy-to-use online environment.
View upcoming church events and register for the ones you’d like to attend. If an event’s registration requires payment, you’ll see its cost, any required deposit amount, and acceptable forms of payment. You can also manage your active registrations and see any outstanding balances. (Coming soon!)
Your information is YOUR information. You have complete control over who can see your contact and personal information. Contact information is never public or searchable on the Internet. Any information you elect to make visible to your church family is always protected behind a login. Authorized staff will always have access to your profile information. You and certain authorized staff may update your profile information. In some cases, your group leader may update your contact information if you have made it visible to group leaders. For safety reasons, sharing contact and personal information for children under 18 is limited. Parents determine whether or not to display their child’s name in the church directory. Children under 13 may not participate and will not be able to sign in.
April 2021 Newsletter
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