ORUUC is now using a new church management system called Realm. This system keeps track of all of our congregants and groups, simplifies communication between them, and allows congregants more control over their gifts to the church. We encourage you to use this new system.
The heart of this church is the many groups that have been formed to embody our values and mission. Joining a group is easy: You just send a request, within Realm, to join a group. The group leaders get the request and either approve or deny it. If approved, any further messages will automatically come to you as a new member. You can quickly send messages to your whole group, without needing to keep an email list for each group you belong to.
If you change your email, communications from other people or groups will come to you automatically.
You can access the Realm system through your computer or through your mobile device. (See below for how to obtain the necessary app for your phone.)
You can post messages and photos to the group’s to which you belong, and you will receive notification, on either your computer or your mobile device.
When you create an event in Realm for your group, that event can be seen by anyone who uses Realm. Think of it as a little more advertising.
Each group’s profile includes a description of its purpose, it’s meeting times and location. As new people join the church, they can check out this information to get ideas about how to get involved.
Group members can post messages and photos to the group’s news feed.
Every group has a knowledge base that should be passed on to subsequent leaders. This rarely occurs, and when it does it is often a document that no one knows where to save. The Resources tab for each group is the perfect place.
To get started with Realm, you first need to create a Realm login account. You should have received an email that looks like the following. Click on the link, and you will be taken to a site that asks you to create a password for getting into Realm. When you’ve done that, look for a second email that gives you a link to follow to verify your email. This is just a second level of security that Realm uses to make sure that you are really you. If it asks you to verify your birthday, enter January 1.
The Mobile App
To get the download app, click on the following link. You will have the choice of getting either the Apple or Android version.