Children and youth often serve as acolytes in The United Methodist Church. They may carry in the light of Christ, the processional cross, banners or Bible. Acolytes have been part of the church in one form or another for nearly 2,000 years. They may also assist the pastor or other worship leaders with communion, baptism and other duties. Children and youth often serve as acolytes, but adults may serve as well. Youth age 10 years and older can receive training to serve as an Acolyte for the 11:00am Traditional Service. For more information contact Ann Woleben.