Children & Youth
Children and youth are invited and welcomed to participate in the worship services.
ac•o•lyte - an assistant or helper during worship service
Once children enter the 3rd grade, they may begin serving the Lord as a Junior Acolyte. They light the candles that represent the light of Christ, help collect the offering, and carry the light of Christ out into the world as they exit the worship service.
Children advance to the Senior Acolyte level when they enter the 6th grade. In addition to lighting candles when necessary, they serve by helping with the offering, communion, limited reading from the pulpit, and by being an example and leader to the Junior Acolytes.
Deacon Acolytes are in the 9th - 12th grades and participate in the worship service by reading, serving communion, and performing any duties the pastor finds necessary. They are to set an example for the Senior and Junior Acolytes as they serve.
Along with serving the Lord, Acolytes learn the discipline of worship and gain valuable public speaking experience.