15 River Rd
Califon, NJ 07830




But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the Blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin. - 1 John 1:7

Acolyte Schedule 

The children of Califon UMC may volunteer to attend our acolyte training in order to perform their duties as acolyte

In the Methodist traditions, acolytes participate in the worship service by lighting and extinguishing the altar candles. In this tradition, the lighting of the altar candles in the worship service is a symbol of Jesus’ coming into the presence of the worshiping community. Also, before the extinguishing of the last altar candles, the acolytes relight their "candle lighter" and then process out into the narthex. This symbolizes that Jesus Christ is for all people everywhere. It also symbolizes the light of Jesus Christ going out into the world where believers are called to serve.

If your child cannot serve as Acolyte on their assigned week, please contact another family on our list for coverage and let the Church Office or Pastor know about the change. Thank God for our children -- they're His children first -- and for their willingness to bear the Light of Christ symbolically in our worship and in their daily lives.