St. James is on Realm!
Stay connected with St. James Episcopal Church! Connect with Realm and share what’s going on at church at any time. Contact your small groups, coordinate group activities, stay informed of church events and meetings, manage your giving, update your information, and more!
Realm has several great functions and also serves as the online directory. Once everyone signs up, you will be able to access everyone's contact information. Your profile contains everything you want people to know about you. You decide what you want to share. Your profile enables you to track your giving, update your personal information, change family details, notification preferences and control your privacy settings.
How to Sign Up
Step-By-Step Guide to Setting up Your Profile
After you follow the link above, click Sign up and fill out your information.
After you sign up, you will see a page saying your request has been received. At that point, we will have to go in and manually approve your profile request. You will recieve an email with a link to activate your account.
Once you click the link in the email, you will be directed to a new page. You will now create a password, which you will use each time you log into Realm. Write your password down somewhere so you won't forget it.
When you choose to continue in Browser or through an app you will be directed to our home page.
This is an important next step!
Once you are in the system, you need to update your profile with the information you want to share. To do this go to the top right corner, find your name, and select the drop-down menu just to the right of your name. You will then click on "My Profile."
You will then click, "Edit Profile" where you will be directed to a new page where you will fill out all your pertinent information. You can also add family members on this page as well.
To control your privacy settings, click "Manage Privacy." Here you can control what you want to share with the church. All default privacy settings are set as PRIVATE. Only administrators can see your information.
A simple way to get started is to update your contact information and upload a photo to your profile. Click here for a video tutorial.
Download the Realm Connect App to your mobile device
WHY USE REALM CONNECT?
Being the church doesn’t just happen at the church. The Realm Connect App helps us serve you better and leads this church well between weekend worship services. Everyone can be connected from anywhere at any time, right from our mobile devices. It engages everyone in the life of our church by supporting the healthy relationships essential to our church’s mission. We’ll stay organized, and you’ll stay informed about all of the opportunities for fellowship. When we share life together, we will grow together.
WHAT ABOUT MY PRIVACY?
Realm Connect is safe, private, and secure. Your privacy is one of our greatest concerns. Realm Connect is only made up of the people in our church, it’s not like a social network that’s open to everyone. Realm Connect keeps your data safe and gives you control over what information you share and who can see it.
WHAT ABOUT GIVING?
Realm Connect gives you control over your giving. Giving should be easy, and Realm Connect places giving right in the palm of your hands. You may set up recurring gifts, view your giving history, and make changes at any time. Realm Connect automatically records all electronic gifts and adds them to your giving record making it easy for you to give.
HOW DO I GET CONNECTED to REALM CONNECT?
Step 2: When you receive the email invitation, click on the activation link and begin setting up your account.
Explore your Connect Portal and check to make sure that your address and other personal information are entered correctly under My Profile. Don’t forget to add your picture so fellow St. James Parishioners can recognize you! If anything is incorrect, you have the ability to change it.
Step 3: If you have a smart phone or tablet, download and install the Realm Connect Apple app from the Apple Store or the Andriod app from Google Play. Your Realm login works on your home computer and on your mobile devices, so when you sign into Realm, use the login and password you created in step 2.
THINGS TO REMEMBER!
You can change your privacy settings (through Manage Privacy) so that other St. James Realm users can see your basic contact information if desired or you can leave it with just staff. Sharing basic information allows you to be included in the online directory, which is accessible only to approved St. James ministry leaders, staff, and clergy.