What is VPC Connects?
Our new private online service to better connect VPC.
It’s official name is Realm, designed by the same company we have been using in the office for years to track membership and allow online giving. Now we can all join online together as VPC Connects! Once you sign up, you are in complete control. You manage your personal information, control your giving, and keep in touch with the people and groups that matter to you.
Why Use It?
To strengthen our church connections.
Being the church doesn’t just happen at the church. VPC can serve you better on your terms and with your timing, including between Sundays. We can all stay better organized, and informed. Imagine having a complete up-to-date VPC directory any time and anywhere you need it. Find out about upcoming events and sign up for things that interest you, even if you misplaced that Sunday bulletin insert! All VPC groups will have an easy way to communicate with each other and to share files and photos.
What About My Privacy?
This service is safe, private, and secure.
When you join VPC Connects, know that your privacy is safe. Only people in the church have access to our information. And you control the information you share and who can see it.
What About Giving?
You are in complete control.
Giving should be easy. With VPC Connects you can make a one-time gift, set up recurring gifts, view your giving history and make changes at any time. Your giving record is automatically recorded, kept private and available for you to view or print any time.
How Do I Start?
Easy peasy. Just a few simple steps.
You have a private custom link to activate your VPC Connects account. Check your email for a note from VPC with your login link. Most will be sent out around April 25, 2018. If you don’t find the email with your link, call the VPC office 650-851-8282 or email the church office.
You can use VPC Connects on your home computer and on your mobile devices. For mobile devices, just download the Realm app on Google Play or the App Store. Then use your special login link and you’re in business!
Once connected, click the arrow next to your name on the top right corner of the screen. Select “My Profile” to make sure that we have your address and other personal information entered correctly. Feel free to update or change anything you’d like.
Now you choose who sees your contact information. Under the arrow next to your name, select “Manage Privacy”. You have several choices to customize your privacy preferences. We will be using your updated information to create a paper directory.
If you want a mobile preview of VPC Connects, download the app.
Have questions? Call the VPC office 650-851-8282 or email us.