Left : The 2019 Fall Festival was a great opportunity for community members to come together .
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The church has been serving the community for about 130 years . There are traditional Sunday morning services , Wednesday evening Bible studies and special Sunday night programs .
The Sunday night services include band church , youth game night , ladies night , and , up until COVID-19 hit , a “ Hands and Feet ministry ,” which Reid described as “ basically being the hands and feet of Christ in our neighborhood .”
That is one aspect of the church he said the congregation wanted to focus on when they brought him onboard as pastor : “ Really taking advantage of our Sunday nights and using them better .”
Since the coronavirus pandemic , the church moved to online services only , which garnered 200-300 views per week , to a combination of online and in-person currently . “ Right now we ’ ll have anywhere between 50- 60 to 100 views per week ,” said Reid .
The church includes a large number of young families , some of whom were in Reid ’ s youth ministry . He and his wife , Allison , have four children - Gracie , 9 ; Ellie , 8 ; Tobi , 5 ; and Grady , 2 - who look up to the youth as big