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Ephesians 4:12-13

To equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ."

Welcome to the December Community!

Welcome and thank you for visiting the December Celebration of Life Community online.  We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of fellowship, worship, and ministry opportunities available at Reid Temple AME Church.  We would love to meet you and share our love for Jesus Christ with you.

Our Mission

We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to the church.  As a community we want to work  "to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ."   (Ephesians 4:12-13 NIV)

Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth.  We show God's love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity.  Through works of charity and opening our doors to listen and love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

Who We Are

Reid New Members Mtg.

The December Community is a body of believers, connected through a commitment to discipleship, who are intentional about growing toward spiritual maturity in our relationship with God and one another.  We are organized by birth month into small groups by which members stay connected, are accountable and develop healthy relationships with one another.  

What We Do

After you join the Reid Temple AME Church you will be assigned to a Community based on the month you were born.  Members born in December are part of the December Community.  The purpose of the communities is to help members assimilate to church life and connect with the various ministry opportunities. The communities function as a resource and spiritual family to its members.  

New Member Group

The members of the December Community meets every Sunday evening at 7pm (by teleconference) to discuss growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ.  We use the Membership to Discipleship book as a guide to developing this relationship.  We would love you to join our discussion.  The teleconference information is below.  In addition, we periodically host fellowship events to help community members meet and connect with other members of the community.  You can click on the events link below for more information on upcoming fellowship opportunities.

Membership to Discipleship Sunday Evening Discussions

Every week the December community holds a teleconference to discuss the lessons prepared in the Membership to Discipleship manual.  Brother Kenneth Heyward provides the community with a summary of the upcoming discussion.  If you would like to receive the weekly email messages please send your request to _______.  In addition, you may click on the M2D link below to view past email messages. The teleconference number is (641) 715-3580; the participant code is 120073#.

December Community Team Leaders

Within the December Community, each member of the community is assigned a Small Group Leader based on their day of birth. The purpose and function of the Small Group Leader is to ensure that all members are assimilated into the Reid Temple AME Church family, to create an environment that promotes a transformation from membership to discipleship and to touch members once a month (by phone, email, text or face to face meetings) to provide encouragement and offer spiritual tools.   In addition to the Small Group Leaders, there are Core Team Leaders that assist with the administration and management of the community.  The December Core Team and Small Group Leaders are listed below.  If you have questions regarding your Class Leader please contact Sister Deborah Bryant at ____.  Are you interested in participating in the December Community leadership team?  Please contact Sister Deborah Bryant for more information.

Leadership Team

December Team Leaders

  • Sister Deborah Bryant
  • Brother Kenneth Heyward
  • Brother Lennox Callendar
  • Brother Kevin Hubbard
  • Sister Gwendolyn Hubbard-Harrison
  • Sister Glady Hudson
  • Sister Alicia Anderson
  • Sister Helena Diop
  • Sister Joyce D Void
  • Sister Lori Clemons
  • Sister Keisha Pendleton
  • Sister Natarsha Miller-Dunn

December Community Birthday Celebration

We would love to celebrate the members of the December community.  Please click on the link below to see our December community members celebrating their birthday this week.

The Celebration of Life Ministry at Reid Temple would like to celebrate your birthday as well.  For more information on the December Celebration of Life luncheon please click on the link below.  


Updates regarding community events will be listed in this section.  If you would like to add an event to this page please contact Sister Deborah Bryant at the email address above.


For more information on what's happening in the December Community please click on the link below to view our newsletter.

Membership to Discipleship (M2D) Meeting Notes
Meeting notes from our weekly discussions can be found here by clicking on the link below.

The Desk of Pastor Washington
Desk of Pastor Washington

Are you receiving the daily email messages from the desk of Pastor Washington?  If not, please click on the link below to be added to the email distribution list.

Prayer Lines and Prayer Requests

Power of Prayer

Begin your mornings with the Holy Spirit!  

The Reid Temple-North Corporate Prayer line meets every morning at 7am.  
There is always a lesson from the Lord and a powerful prayer at the end to start your day.    
The phone number is  605-475-3235; the participant is code 217780#.

Reverend Sheleta Fomby hosts a prayer line on Friday mornings at 7:45am to 8:00am.  
The phone number is 641-715-3580; the participant code is 968957#  

In addition, if you need to submit a personal prayer request for you or your family call the prayer warriors of the Pray Until Something Happens (PUSH) Prayer Ministry.
PUSH Prayer Ministry Phone 301-352-0320, ext. 454 or at

New Members Orientation
If you recently joined the church you will need to complete the New Members Orientation Course in order to receive full membership into the Reid Temple AME Church.  You can get more information regarding the New Members Orientation Course by clicking on the link below or sending an email to ___. 

Ministry Opportunities
Reid Temple AME Church has several opportunities for its members to become active in the life of the church.  There are ministry opportunities for all members of your family.  The Glendale and North locations both have Men's and Women's Ministries.  

Women's Weekend

Children's Ministries
Reid Temple AME Church offers several opportunities for children to become active in ministry.  Both locations have ministry opportunities for children's and teens.  In addition, during the summer months both locations offer a Vacation Bible School for the children.At the Glendale location, we have an active children's ministry that includes several ministry opportunities for elementary aged children including a children's choir, Boys to Men Ministry, Boys and Girls Scouts and so much more.

Children's BannerAt the Reid Temple-North location, we have the Eleven Twenty Two Kings Kids Ministry for elementary school aged children and the Eleven Twenty Two Teens Ministry for Middle and High School aged children.  Some of the ministry opportunities for children at this location include a children's dance ministry and children's choir. Children's church is held on the 1st and 2nd Sundays of the month.  The children's nursery is held every Sunday for children 9 months to Pre-kindergarten aged children. On the 1st Saturday of the month, the Remix is held for the Eleven Twenty Two Teens ministry.  In addition, this location offers programs to help teens grow and develop in their walk with God through the Sons of Joshua and Daughters of Ester programs.  

Please click on the links below for more information.

Halloween Reid Kids

Ministry opportunities are available at all of the Reid Temple locations.  Please visit the links below to find out more information.

Glendale Location Ministries
Men's Ministry
Women's Ministry
Children's Ministry
Young Adult Ministry
Choir Ministry

North Location Ministries
Men's Ministry
Women's Ministry
Children's Ministry
Young Adult Ministry
Choir Ministry

DC Location Ministries
Men's Ministry
Women's Ministry
Children's Ministry
Young Adult Ministry
Choir Ministry