First Pres Wilmette’s New On-line Directory
Realm is a secure online tool for members and constituents of First Pres. It’s similar to Facebook but only for our church community. Realm has many features that we will begin to use as more of us create our online accounts to manage individual and family profile information.
Phase 1 – begins January 25, 2023:
- Wednesday – January 25th: Email invitation links will be sent to all Church members and regular participants through Realm to the primary email we have on record. (If we do not have your email or you do not receive an invitation – anyone may email us to request an invitation at email@example.com )
- You will be asked to create your Realm account with username and password – this will allow you to access profile/contact information for you and those in your family unit. (Username will be your email; create and make note of your individual password – at least 8 characters.)
- Each Realm account requires a unique email. If you share an email with another adult, you will be able to update information for them and everyone in your family unit. If they would like their own account, they will need to send a request from a different email to the Church office.
- Parents may request an invite link for children who are 13 years or older.
- Review and update your contact and profile information. (Names/spelling, address, all phone numbers and types of phone #, birthdates, allergies/dietary needs, relationship connection to others in your household/family unit.)
- Please upload a picture – of yourself (and your family/family members).
- After verifying your information in your new Realm account, feel free to download the Realm Connect App for your mobile device (see more details in the FAQ linked at the end of this page.)
- If you give to the Church on-line – do not change those settings in Phase 1. (Giving through Realm will come at a later phase. However, you should be able to view your church giving history through your Realm account.)
Later Phase(s) of our Realm roll-out will help the Church utilize the Group functions for communication, seeing scheduled church meetings and events, and on-line giving through Realm.
We are excited to grow in our connection with one another through Realm!
First Pres Realm Leader Team: Pastor Kara Smith-Laubenstein, Amy Miller, Scott McElhenie, Linnea Jacobs, Madeline Weston.