Frequently Asked Questions
Sunday worship begins at 10:30am in-person and is also live streamed.
There is ample parking both beside and behind the main buildings and Alan Fuqua Center (the yellow house) You may also reference our floor plan to locate parking, the nursery, sanctuary, office and more!
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Yes! We celebrate the diversity and beauty of all people!
Our Sunday morning nursery for infants and toddlers is staffed by consistent, loving caregivers. Nursery hours are 9:15am-12:00pm.
Absolutely! We highly value children and their participation in the life of the community. Every Sunday, our worship service includes a children’s message: a brief story and prayer with our children. After the children’s time, children ages 3 – 2nd grade may choose to attend an age-appropriate Bible story and activity time led by a member of the church staff or they may remain in worship with you. Make sure your little one picks up a special kids’ bulletin and activity clipboard on the way in, too. We also encourage you and your child(ren) to try Sunday School for all ages at 9:30am.
Yes! Youth Sunday School and Confirmation Classes are held on Sunday morning from 9:35a-10:15am in the lower level of the Alan Fuqua Center. The Alan Fuqua Center opens at 9:15am on Sunday mornings for youth to have a time of games, fellowship, breakfast snacks, and conversation. Our Youth Ministry, called Reid Youth, has opportunities to gather throughout the week and on Sunday afternoons from 4pm-5:30pm.
In the PC(USA), we believe the celebration of the Lord’s Supper is not a privilege reserved for the “worthy” but rather an invitation to sit at table with Christ who welcomes the “undeserving who come in faith, repentance, and love. All who come to the table are offered the bread and cup, regardless of their age or understanding.” (W-3.0409) For those not yet baptized and who desire baptism, an opportunity for baptismal preparation will be made available, just let one of our pastors know.
An opportunity to give is always extended in worship. We believe that giving money, as well as time and talent, is an appropriate response to God’s activity in our lives. Offerings are our chance to give thanks to God and to support God’s work in the world; if you’d like to give in this spirit, please do.
The Session, the church’s governing body, is responsible for receiving and allocating the financial offerings of the church. While some monies are used for overhead, building maintenance, and salaries, the remainder is allocated amongst our various ministries for their continued service for the congregation and beyond the church walls to our mission partners and benevolences.
Unless something else preempts this opportunity to gather, we serve up fellowship and refreshments every Sunday in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the worship service. Special receptions or congregational lunches follow worship from time to time throughout the year.
Reid Memorial’s worship is God-centered, theologically enriching, and joyful. We seek to engage the issues of the world through our understanding of our faith and to go from worship to embody the love, hope, and compassion of the Lord throughout our daily lives. We seek to be authentic and creative in our worship through our preaching, prayers, and music. We always include a time with children and often have special guest musicians. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of each month and have special services during Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. We encourage you to visit Reid Memorial and experience worship with us this Sunday!
If you would like to speak to a pastor, you may find them after worship, during regular office hours, or by appointment. Their doors are always open and they welcome speaking with you!
Of course! Reid Memorial Presbyterian’s congregation has members who have come from Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, Catholic, non-denominational, and a host of other backgrounds. While we are proud of our rich Reformed heritage, we recognize ourselves first as Christians.
Nearly all aspects of church life are open to anyone who desires to participate. We welcome your participation, regardless of membership status. We also recognize that joining a church is usually a sign of a deepening identification with a congregation and that, too, is most welcome. Presbyterian polity requires membership only of those who wish to vote, hold office, or present children for baptism.