What is this? The acolyte experience at Aldersgate is a meaningful way for 4th through 12th graders to assist the pastors in worship and instill an appreciation for serving the church at a young age. In this role, they will carry the light of Christ into the sanctuary.
When? Which services? Acolytes are needed each week at the 8:30 and 11:00 Sunday morning services, unless otherwise noted below.
How do I sign up? Please enter your child's name below rather than your own as those listed below will be noted in the weekly bulletin.
What do I need to know? Please arrive 10 minutes in advance of your service to get ready. This includes dressing in robes - either red or black as noted below - and cottas and getting acolyte candle lighters lit. Acolytes, please wait for the pastors before entering the sanctuary for the service.
For those in the Confirmation program: Please note that serving as an acolyte substitutes for one of the 15 worship summaries confirmands are required to complete.
As an incentive, each month, Elaine Woods will draw one name from those serving and provide a Cold Stone gift card to the acolyte selected. The more an acolyte serves in a month, the more chances for him or her to receive the gift card!
Questions? Contact Christy Seyfert, Acolyte Coordinator, at [email protected] or cell 571-523-9568; or Elaine Woods, Director of Children's Ministries, at [email protected]