The scripture readings for Reformation Sunday, October 25, were Psalm 90 and John 3:1-8. The proclamation was provided by the Alliance of Baptists and given by Rev. Dr. James Forbes. He is the Senior Minister Emeritus of the Riverside Church, an interdenominational church on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City. He was the first African American minister to lead this multicultural congregation, and served it for 18 years.