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 eight (8) Sunday worship services, Glenn Dale at
7:15am, 9:30am, 11:15am and Sunday Night Live at 6:00pm; North at
8:15am, 10:15am, and 12:00 noon; DC Campus at 10:00am. Because each
service usually draws several hundred members and visitors, we recommend
arriving at least 15 minutes before service starts so that you can be
seated before service starts. KidsStyle Worship is available at the
North Campus, 1st and 2nd Sundays at 8:15 am and 10:15 am (ages K- 5th
Grade). Teen Church service is available at the Glenn Dale Campus and is
held every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 10:30am (Grades 6-12). Nursery
services are available for infants up to 4 years of age. Bible Study is
held every Tuesday at the North Campus at 7:00 PM and every Wednesday
at the Glenn Dale Campus at 7:00pm. Teen Bible Study is held every
Tuesday at 7:00 PM at the North Campus and every Wednesday at the Glenn
Dale campus at 7:00pm (Grades 6 - 12). KidsStyle Bible Study is
Tuesdays at the North Campus at 7:00 pm (ages K- 5th Grade).
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 or in the satellite lot across the
street, but the earlier you arrive, the closer you can get.. Members of
the Parking and Traffic Team will assist you with parking and crossing
the street. Special, close-in parking spaces are reserved for first-time
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
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
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.
Communion services are held on first Sundays. Baptisms take place on
every third Sunday of the month at the North campus (need to insert
Glenn Dale campus baptism time).
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!”