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New to Reid Temple?

Under the direction of the Holy Spirit, and through the visionary leadership of our Senior Pastor, Reverend Dr. Mark E. Whitlock, Jr., Reid Temple A.M.E. Church is a Dynamic Christian Ministry!


HOW SHOULD I DRESS FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES?

Dress according to your own tastes and means—from jeans and t-shirts to suits and dresses. Our hope is that you dress comfortably so that you are open and receptive to all of the blessings that God has in store for you at Reid Temple.

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE FOR SUNDAY SERVICES?

Reid Temple offers several Sunday worship experiences. Join us online at 7:15am, 11:15am and 6:00pm. In person service is available at 9:30am only.  We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before our in person service starts. Children's Church is available online via Zoom 1st and 2nd Sundays at 12pm and Children's Bible is available online via Zoom at 7pm on Wednesdays.

WHAT WILL I SEE AND DO WHEN I GET TO CHURCH?

When you arrive for Sunday services, you can park your car in the parking area around the building. Members of the Parking Ministry will assist you with parking and safely using the crosswalks. Parking spaces are reserved near the front for first-time visitors.

You will be met at the front door by our Greeters, who will welcome you with a smile and a copy of the church bulletin (Note: bulletins are given out on first Sundays only; however, if you are a visitor, you will receive one in your Welcome Packet). They can also answer any questions you might have about Reid Temple. You can get additional information at the Welcome Desk or in designated areas where flyers and announcements are located. 

You will enter the sanctuary through one of several doors, each of which is tended by an Usher. Once inside, you may sit wherever you like. If you need assistance finding a seat or have any special seating needs, please ask an Usher for help. He or she will be happy to assist you. 

Once you are seated, please read your bulletin or watch the big-screen monitors in the sanctuary to learn more about the order of service and upcoming events at the church.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING WORSHIP SERVICES?

Our services typically begin with the Proclamation of Faith, followed by the Call to Worship. This is answered by the Invocation and praise music selections from one or more of our several choirs. Next, lessons and readings from the Old and New Testaments and prayer responses are shared by the clergy and the congregation. The collection of tithes and other offerings precedes the sermon. Services conclude with the invitation to worship and the Benediction—and, of course, plenty of music, dance, and songs of praise.

Holy Communion services are held on first Sundays. Baptisms take place on every second Sunday of the month after the 9:30 am service.

HOW AND WHEN ARE VISITORS RECOGNIZED?

If you are a visitor or new to Reid Temple, you will be asked to stand at some point in the service so that you can be acknowledged and welcomed by the congregation. While you are standing, a Greeter will come over to you and present you with a packet of information about the church to take home with you.

If you’ve been searching, praying, and hoping for a place to belong, we say: “Welcome to Reid Temple, where the Spirit of the Lord is in control!”