West Avon Congregational Church

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Registration FAQ

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a registered user of our website.

Here are some helpful things to know about the registration process:

1. Who may be a registered user of this website? At this time we are only granting registered access to members and active friends of West Avon Congregational Church.  If your name is on the directory of members and attenders published by the church office then you are part of this group.  If you have a question about whether or not you are eligible to be a registered user, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to ask.


2. What do registered users have access to that is different from what a visitor sees? Most of the site is identical whether you are a registered user or a visitor.  There are three main differences.  The first is that the church forums found under the "Our Forum" section are only visible to registered users.  These forums allow for discussion, document sharing, announcements and more.  The second is that any prayer requests that are made through the prayer center (and approved by the pastor) are only visible to registered users on the prayer listing and to the online prayer chain (which is also comprised of only registered users).  The third is that artcles may be posted on the site from time to time which are meant for church attenders only and in such cases these articles will be setup so that they are visible to registered users only.


3. How do I register? If you click the "register" link, you will be asked for some basic information.  After you give that information, you will be told that you should check your email account for a confirmation email from the website.  Finding this email and clicking the highlighted link in the message helps us to know you are who you say you are.  If you do not see this email check your "junk" or "spam" folder to make sure it wasn't mistaken for an unsolicited and unwanted email.  After you have done this, the webmaster will be alerted that you want to be a registered user of the site.  If you are part of the WACC congregation then the webmaster will accept your registration and you will receive a message saying you are now able to login when you come to the site using the username and password you selected.  If the webmaster doesn't recognize your connection to the church then he will respond asking for more information or explaining who we allow to be registered users of the site.


4. How many people from a family can create their own username and password? We would encourage each individual user, including teenagers, to create their own personal username and password.  This way, when you are logged in and post a response in the forums (eg. say that you could help setup for an event or give input about a proposed youth event) it will be clearer who is actually posting the response.  Because each username is linked to a unique email address, two users cannot setup separate usernames connected to a single shared email address.  In such cases, you may want to create a username like "SmithFamily" to show that the name is used by multiple people.  You should then be sure to inlcude you individual name in any posts so it is clear who is responding.


5. I want to add a personal picture to my profile now that I am registered.  Why isn't showing as soon as I upload it? Personal photos that are uploaded to be displayed with as your personal picture or avatar need to be approved by the webmaster before they can be seen by you and others.  The webmaster will get an email asking that the picture be reviewed and approved.  Once the picture is approved it will become visible whenever you post in the forums or another registered user looks at your profile.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 16 November 2008 17:25 )  

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Capital Campaign


Much of our work over the last couple of months has been in preparation for upcoming projects.  The committee interviewed three architectural firms and has chosen one to begin "designing" the new lift and the handicap accessible bathrooms.  We should receive those drawings in the next two weeks. In the meantime, a new fire alarm system has been installed and approved by the Avon Fire Department.  Valley Landscape has installed the new sidewalks by the office and nursery school entrances.  In addition, we are working with Connecticut Lighting on the selection of lights to illuminate the entrances and the parking lot. Quotes are being secured for the replacement of the front lawn sign; unfortunately, the sign will need to be completely replaced due to its overall condition.  We are continuing to work on small landscaping projects with the help of some very dedicated members. At our annual meeting in June, we hope to supply everyone with a complete update of our projects, along with drawings and a timeline for the lift project.We started off 2012 by conducting a very successful capital campaign. Over one third of our church family participated as volunteers and we received pledges of over $1,000,000. The donations received this year have allowed us to do the first phase of our driveway repaving, reroof the parish house, and install a new alarm system. In order to complete the remainder of our projects, and to build up funds for future projects, we need to receive the remainder of our pledged funds as soon as possible. If you have not already done so, we ask that you fulfill the 2012 portion of your Capital Campaign pledge. You may also want to look at your 2012 and 2013 tax situation and fulfill your 2013 pledge in 2012. We greatly appreciate your pledges and donations. It has allowed us to shore up our physical facilities and to build a strong foundation upon which can to do God's work. Thank you.

John Carlson