In 3rd grade children are eligible to participate in our acolyte program.
Acolytes assist in worship by lighting and extinguishing the altar candles. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.” Lighting the two candles on the altar represents that Jesus was both a human being and God. Since ancient times, light and fire have reminded people that God is here with us. When the acolytes bring the light (fire) into the sanctuary, they are reminding people that God is with us in our worship service. When the acolytes extinguish the candles and walk out of the sanctuary with their candle lighters, they are reminding people that when we scatter out into the world, God is with us. All acolytes go through our acolyte training and can serve thru 6th grade.