What is Realm?

Realm is a system which allows church members to access & modify their own profile & contact information, upload photos, control the information other members can see about you, search for other members, print directories, see giving history, and even give online.  Only church members have access to this area, via login and password.

More details can be found here.

How do I login to Realm?

If you already have a Realm login/account, click LOGIN in the upper menu bar of this website, or simply go here.

Your email address is your username/account name.

How do I sign up for a login account in Realm?

You may have already received an email invitation to setup a Realm account; look for Subject, "Join our Church".

You can also register here, or by clicking on "Register now" at the bottom of the login page.

Is my information secure?

We have taken measures to insure that your information is maintained in a secure manner, with controls on who can access it.  None of the information about you, your account preferences or your giving history is stored at the church, or on a staff member's computer.  And you have control over which your contact and profile information: you decide which parts to share with the rest of the parish, and which parts to keep private.

More details are here.

I'm logged in, but need some help

From any page within Realm, click on the "?" in the upper right corner, to get context-sensitive help.

How do I view my profile information?

After logging in, click on your name in the upper right corner, then click on "My Profile" from the drop-down list.

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How do I change my profile / contact info?

After logging in, access your profile, then click "Edit Profile".

More details are here (We are a "Connect" Church)

How do I update my profile photo?

Details are here (We are a "Connect" Church)

I would prefer not to list my email/phone/address in the directory or in search results.  How do I do this?

You have a great deal of control over who can see your profile information, including contact information such as address, email & phone numbers.

After logging in, click on your name in the upper right corner, then click on "Manage Privacy" from the drop-down list.

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More details about privacy are here.

How do I search for other members?

After logging in, type in a first or last name, or part of name, in the search box in the upper right part of the window, then select the person you're interested in.

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Can I view the church directory?

After logging in, click on "Directory" in the left panel.

NOTE: The directory is intended for one-to-one communication between parishioners.  Do not:

  • pass along parishioner contact information to anyone without getting explicit permission from the parishioner(s)
  • sell or pass along directory information to outside groups or agencies
  • send email messages, especially anonymously, to large numbers of parishioners

More details are here.

Can I make online gifts?

Yes, Realm provides a secure system for making online donations, including the ability to give once, or set up recurring gifts.

From this website (stbdenver.org), click on "Give" in the upper menu bar, then "Donate Now".

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When the new page appears, enter the amount of the gift, then click on "To" to select the fund you wish to give to: "4010 General Donation" for the general fund, "4020 Pledge Offering" if this gift is part of your pledge, or "BLDRENOVATION" for the capital campaign.  Then click "Give" to continue.

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You can also login to Realm, and make a one-time gift or set up a recurring gift: After logging in, click on "Giving" in the left panel.

More details are here.

Can I indicate my intention to pledge?

Yes, you can enter a pledge for the church for our "Pledge for 2018" Campaign; you can also still pledge support for remainder of 2017.  After indicating the amounts and time periods, you can optionally go ahead and set up a recurring online gift to fulfill your pledge.

After logging in, click on "Giving" in the left panel, then "+ Pledge" (causing a new page to appear).

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In the "Pledge Now" page, fill in the following:

I pledge (amount), where amount is how much you will be giving on a regular basis.  For example, if you intend to give $100/month, enter "100.00" in the amount field.

... to (fund), where fund is the area you which to donate to.  For a 2018 pledge, click in the box to list the choices, then choose "Pledge Offering - 01/01/2018 until 12/31/2018"

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... to be given (frequency), where frequency is how often you will be donating the amount filled in earlier.  Click in the "As Can" box and choose one of the following:

  • As can
  • Once a week
  • Every two weeks
  • Once a month
  • Twice a month
  • Quarterly
  • Annually

... from (start date), where start date is when you will begin making your donation(s) for this pledge.  Click on the box to select a day, month & year.  By default, January 1 of the pledge year (2018) will be selected.

... until (end date), where end date is when you will end your donations for this pledge.  Click on the box to select a day, month & year.  By default, December 31 of the pledge year (2018) will be selected.

... for a total pledge of (calculated pledge).  Realm will calculate the total amount that you will donate, based on amount and frequency.  For example, if you entered $100.00 to be given Once a month, the calculated pledge will be $1,200.00.

More details are here.

Is online giving safe & secure?

All online transactions are conducted using an encrypted connection, through ACS Technologies (Realm) (who has been providing financial (and other) services for St Barnabas for many years), and Vanco, a PCI Level 1 Compliant Service Provider.  Sensitive financial information (such as account and credit card numbers) do not pass through, and are not stored on, church premise computers; neither does church staff have access to this information.  While "perfect security" does not exist, we have researched the details, methods and reputations of the organizations and partners involved in providing online giving, and believe that it is a robust and secure system.

Can I make a single, one-time gift?

Yes.  After you initiate the online gift process, you will be offered the choice to make a one-time gift, or make it a recurring gift.

See "Can I make online gifts?" for more details.

Can I arrange for a recurring (scheduled) gift?

Yes.  After you initiate the online gift process, you will be offered the choice to make a one-time gift, or make it a recurring gift.

See "Can I make online gifts?" for more details.

How do I view my giving history?

Yes. After logging in, click on "Giving" in the left panel.

More details are here.

Can a visitor make an online gift?

Yes.  From our website (stbdenver.org), click on "Give" in the upper menu bar, then "Donate Now".  We require an email address, to send a receipt.

See "Can I make online gifts?" for more details.

Can I view the groups & ministries at St B?

Yes.  After logging in, click on "Groups" in the left panel.  This will list any groups which you are already a member of.  Click on "Find Groups" to explore groups and ministries by type.

You can also quickly list all the groups by typing "group" in the search box at the upper right section of the window, then click on "More" next to "Groups".  This will list all groups alphabetically; select a group from the list to see more details.

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More details are here.

How can I request info about a group, or ask to join?

After logging in and finding a group that you are interested in (see "Can I view the groups & ministries at St B?" for details on how to view a listing of groups), click on the name of the group to see a description of what this group does, and to see the leader(s) of this group:

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Click "Join Group" to send a request to the group leader(s), or click on the name of a group leader to see contact info, if you'd care to reach out directly to ask questions (for example, after clicking on a leader's name, you could click on their email address to send an email message).

More details are here.

How do I change my password?

Details are here.

I forgot my password; now what?

At the Realm login screen, click "Forgot your password?

I am unable to login; now what?

If you have previously been able to login successfully, but are unable to now:

  • Remember, you MUST use the same email address which you originally used when you registered with Realm
  • Try reseting your password by clicking on "Forgot your password?" at the login screen

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I've got a question not covered here, or need some help.

Please contact David Millis if you need additional help.