Being an acolyte is great way for children to participate in worship at Point Hope UMC. The acolyte plays a special role in worship each Sunday. The acolyte does more than just light the candles at the alter, rather he/she is bringing honor to God and symbolically bringing the light of Christ’s spirit into the worship service of Point Hope. Acolytes are usually between the ages of 7 and 12 years old.
Recommendations for Acolytes
- On the mornings that you are scheduled to serve as an acolyte, be sure to arrive no later than 15 minutes before worship begins (10:15 a.m.).
- Select an acolyte rob that fits. It should be ankle length.
- Select a cross necklace.
- If you are unable to serve as an acolyte, try to coordinate a replacement or let the volunteer coordinator know of your change in schedule.