The word acolyte is taken from an ancient Greek word meaning companion, attendant, or helper. Acolytes work closely with the pastors and take part in church services to help people worship God. Every Sunday, the acolytes light and extinguish the candles on the altar. Since ancient times, light and fire have reminded people that God is here with us. Acolytes also assist with Baptisms.
Boys and girls in 5th through 12th grade are invited to participate in this important ministry. There will be 2 scheduled acolyte trainings per year -- the first in mid-May to recruit 'rising 5th graders' and any others who are interested, and the second in early December.
For more information on how to get involved, please contact, Wherim Chun.