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Welcome back! Just go ahead and enter your user name and password in the login form at the right, and then press the login button to gain access to the enhanced site functionality.
Need an account?
If you are a member or friend of Knox Presbyterian Church and you do not currently have an account, you are invited to go ahead and create your account here. Or, just select "Create an account" at right and fill in the blanks. When you create your account, the webmaster is automatically informed via email, at which time he will vet your status and assign you to one or more user groups.
The registration process—what to expect
In order to implement Session's desire to limit access of certain content to only Knox members and friends, registration has been set to require vetting, as alluded to above. After receiving a system email with your registration information, the webmaster will review your information and then activate your account, only if you are a member or friend of Knox Presbyterian Church. The system will then issue you a standard automatic email informing you of the results (hopefully, that you have been successfully registered!).
This process is straightforward, and our goal is to have your registration approved and activated within 24 hours of submittal. The operative word here is "goal". Since there is only one person handling this, please don't despair if we can't make the 24 hour goal—patience is a virtue! Also, if your status is unknown to the webmaster, additional checking may take more time.
What's in a name?
A word of caution—when registering, be sure to use your true name and contact information. Spammers and other undesirables often use the same "cute" name for both their full name and their username as they "troll" the internet for easy marks. In these cases, Uncle Dick doesn't even process the registration—it is immediately and unceremoniously deleted. Remember, this site is for the use of Knox members and friends. It has been set up to display the names of the users, rather than just their website usernames. After all, we're a family, right? Anonymity is neither needed nor wanted here!
A word about email addresses
During registration, you are required to provide a valid and unique personal email address. This is because our Joomla Content Management System needs to intelligently communicate with you (and only you) at times, depending on what features you decide to enable, and the groups you're assigned to. If you attempt to create a separate account using an email address that someone else is already using, your registration will not be processed. Period. Joomla will go no further until you provide a unique personal address.
We're a family with just one email address. Now what?
Bummer. The content viewing and front-end editing capabilities on this site are selectively served up and implemented based on the groups to which a user has been assigned. It's possible—for all intents and purposes it's a foregone conclusion—that different members of a family will eventually be assigned to multiple, and probably different user groups. Thus, the absolute need for unique email addresses.
This is very important if you are serving in a leadership capacity—especially if you are on Session or Deacons. By being assigned to these groups, you will be granted access to those particular restricted areas of the forum. When used to its full potential, the forum allows for unfettered access among (and only among) those session members and deacons in their specific areas of responsibility. This has the potential to greatly facilitate how things get accomplished at the church. And, you probably don't want other family members to be—nor, for that matter should they be—privy to these more-or-less confidential communications.
Uncle Dick says that it may be necessary for you to obtain another email address(es). This is actually quite easy to do. Gmail is one choice (and conditionally recommended by Uncle Dick) from a company with a huge user base—and it's free. Check out their site. Actually, there's a slug of other email providers out there—Yahoo mail and Microsoft's Outlook.com (formerly Windows Live Hotmail) being a couple of the more popular ones. For some comprehensive lists of providers, just click here and here.
To make your life easier, you can set your current email client (the email program that is installed on your computer—Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express are ubiquitous) to automatically retrieve the email from your existing email account(s). You may already be set up this way. If that's the case, then great!
What...you don't HAVE an email client? Once again, bummer. Actually, a lot of people just manage their email right on the email provider's server. Maybe that's you. But, as soon as you start opening more email accounts, it quickly becomes TEDIOUS and nigh-on impossible to remain current with all of them. If you don't have an email client installed on your computer, then Uncle Dick highly recommends Mozilla's Thunderbird. Not only is it really powerful and chock-full of features, but it's FREE! Check out their site.
So, enough said. You MUST have a unique email address in order to register on the Knox Presbyterian website.
HELP…I've forgotten my login!
Forgot your password or username? Uncle Dick says "shame on you!" Not to worry, though. Just click the appropriate link at the bottom of the Login Form—top right of this page—and we'll automatically send the required information to your email address as listed in your profile.