ConnectNow – My Own Church
Online Parish Database
Save a Tree! Update your info online!
New member or need to setup online updates?
Use this button to create a new account. After you create your account, you will receive a notification from our church secretaries when your account is setup and ready to go.
Already registered for online updates?
Please note that you MUST have a valid email address on file with our church office. Please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify the address we have on file before registering for the new online system.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a user guide for My Own Church?
Yes. You can download it here.
Is my Giving History confidential in My Own Church?
Yes. Your account permits you to see the giving history only for your family and the family members in your household. You cannot see anyone else’s giving history, and they cannot see yours.
If I update my record in My Own Church, will I still need to update my information for religious education?
No. My Own Church is connected with the church’s main system. Make a change just once and, once we accept your update, it will be available to every staff member who uses our software.
How do I keep my information private?
Your church’s pictorial directory and member lists are available only to other church families that have authorized accounts. The pictorial directory and member lists are not available publicly on the Internet.
If you wish to keep your information private from other church members, use the Publish checkboxes in your Family Detail record to set your phone, email, photo, and address as unlisted.
I made some changes to my information. Why aren’t they showing up in My Own Church?
All updates must be reviewed by our staff administrator. Once we accept your changes, you’ll see them in My Own Church, and your record in our main church database will be updated for all church ministries.
I recently created an account…why can’t I log in?
If your account is new (i.e., created within the last day or two), your church administrator may not have authorized your username and password yet.
I forgot my account login…what do I do?
Visit the site and click the Lost Password link, located just below the Username and Password fields. Enter your information to receive a reminder at the authenticated email address you provided when you first set up your account.
I got a “Registration Failed!” message…why?
The system could not find your email address in the church database. We’re sorry about that. Just contact the church office via email@example.com
My Own Church isn’t working in my browser. What’s the trouble?
For security reasons, My Own Church works in Internet Explorer 8.0+, Firefox 3.0+, Safari 3.0+ and Chrome 2.0+.
Do I ever need to use My Own Church again, or is this a one-time deal?
Please save your account information. Your giving history are handy to have online, and if you move, get a new email, or change phone numbers, we’d like you to log in and update your record. Plus, as our software provider adds functionality to the system, we’ll have new and convenient ways to help keep you connected with parish life through the My Own Church portal.
10601 Dexter-Pinckney Rd. Pinckney, MI 48169 Ph: 734.878.3161