Acolytes (Grades 2 through 6)

Children are an integral part of our church and the church is here to help children grow spiritually. To facilitate that mission, we have an Acolyte program at Elk Grove United Methodist Church which is designed for kids age 7 or in the 2nd grade through 6th grade. The Acolytes do many fun and important jobs at church. They light the candles for the services on Sunday, hand out the attendance pads, pass microphones to people during the announcements, clean up the sanctuary and other important duties. The Acolytes participate in fundraising for the Heifer Project as a way of giving back to other communities. We meet every 2nd and 4th Sunday after 2nd service from 12:15 to 2pm (except during summer break – June through August). At our meetings we sing, play games, listen to stories, do crafts and have prayer time. Please come join us!

Acolyte meetings will be the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month starting in September. Children are welcome to join anytime in the year! Shawn Eggers and Merrylyn Hebert are our leaders this year.

Here is the Acolyte schedule, which can also be found monthly in the newsletter.  Please contact Shawn at fueledforhouston@yahoo.com or call/text at (916) 508-1953 if you need a substitute or can’t make your scheduled Sunday!

 4th Qtr ’17 First Service Second Service
09/24/17 YOUTH YOUTH YOUTH YOUTH
10/01/17 Sam Julian JJ Ana Marie
10/08/17 Alyssa Diego Julian Sam
10/15/17 Laurel Will Sam Natalie
10/22/17 JJ Ana Marie Alyssa Diego
10/29/17 Natalie Sam Julian JJ
11/05/17  Alyssa  Diego  Natalie  Julian
11/12/17  Laurel  Will  Julian  Sam
11/19/17  Natalie  Julian  Laurel  Will
11/26/17  Laurel  Will  JJ  Ana Marie
12/03/17  Alyssa  Diego  Laurel  Will
12/10/17  Natalie  Sam  JJ  Ana Marie
12/17/17  JJ  Ana Marie  Natalie  Diego
 12/24/17  One Service @ 11 pm  Laurel  Will
 12/31/17  One Service  @ 11 pm  Alyssa  Diego

Our 2017/2018 Acolyte meeting schedule dates  and Parent Helper sign-up list can be found below (2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, from noon-2 pm):

  • September 10th
  • September 24th
  • October 8th
  • October 22nd
  • November 12th
  • November 26th [HAPPY THANKSGIVING–NO MEETING]
  • December 10th
  • December 24th [MERRY CHRISTMAS–NO MEETING]
  • January 14th
  • January 28th
  • February 11th
  • February 25th
  • March 11th
  • March 25th
  • April 8th
  • April 22nd
  • May 13th [MOTHERS DAY–NO MEETING]
  • May 20th [End of the year celebration…SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!]
  • May 27th [HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY–NO MEETING]