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The acolyte ministry originated from Old Testament times. The Scriptures tell us of the prophet Samuel assisting Eli the priest, and of Elijah being assisted by Elisha. The word “acolyte” comes from the Greek word “akolouthos,” which means a servant or attendant who waits on another. Being an acolyte is much more than just lighting candles.  It teaches young people that they are an important part of the worship of God. 

Children in 4th-6th grades are invited to serve as acolytes for the 11:15 sanctuary services. New acolyte training will occur prior to the service at 10:30 a.m. Current and prospective acolytes can download a copy of the Acolyte handbook HERE.  

 Most acolytes serve 1-2 times per month at either the 8:25 or 11:10 services. Parents may use the link to choose a service or email Allison Johnson to set up times to serve or to inquire about training.

We hope that by serving as an acolyte, these young persons will be filled with a sense of spiritual meaning and fulfillment. Through this experience they can make new friends, have fun, and grow in service to their church.

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