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An acolyte is an assistant at the altar. The word “acolyte” means someone who helps on the way; in the early church, this was the highest form of lay ministry.

At Good Sam, acolytes play a significant and visible role during our services. They’re the first sign of our joint call to worship and an integral part of the worship experience.

I want to be an acolyte

Call Cynthia Rodriguez at (541) 745-5411. Or fill out the form below.
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How to Join

There’s a lot of variety in the type of things that acolytes do. For example, during processions, they serve as crucifer (carrying the cross) and torchbearer. During services, they sit in the chancel area, right up where the action is.

To find out how to join, contact our Acolyte Master, Cynthia Rodriguez. She’ll meet with you after church for a one-on-one orientation, set you up to shadow someone experienced, and provide ongoing support for your individual learning.

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