Acolyting is a ministry of worship leadership for children in grades 2 and up.
We are so proud of and grateful to our children for their gift of worship leadership!

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What is an Acolyte?

The word Acolyte means Attendant. In the Methodist tradition, acolytes participate in the worship service by carrying a processional cross, lighting and extinguishing the altar candles to call the congregation to worship. In these traditions, the lighting of the altar candles in the worship service is a symbol of Jesus’ coming into the presence of the worshiping community. Before the extinguishing of the last altar candles, the acolytes relight their “candle lighter” and then process out into the narthex. This symbolizes that Jesus Christ is for all people everywhere. It also symbolizes the light of Jesus Christ going out into the world. Our acolytes wear the traditional cassock and cotta.

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