Acolytes & Bell Ringers





Hello Acolytes and Bell Ringers!

Thank you!!! Each of you make a difference every week! Truly, by ringing in the hour for the Traditional Service and by serving during service you give your talents to our church community. Also, you are role models to others in your responsibility and professionalism and dedication. 
Lenten Season and Easter Service
Last year a few Acolytes volunteered to carry the large cross and help with some of the Lenten services.  Once I have more information from Pastor Dan, I will be calling on you all to help where you can. Easter Service will be on, well Easter, which this year is Sunday, April 12. We will need a few extra Acolytes at the 11am service.   
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Thanks for Your Service!

A continued and deep thank you to each of you for your willingness to serve TUMC as a Bell Ringer and/or Acolyte!  You make a difference every day your serve! A few of our team members are moving on in their service due to other obligations. Thank you to Julianna Dimperio and Daniel Province Refer for your volunteer work! Refer to the newest contact list for our current team!

Q: What if I cannot serve on the scheduled day and time?

A: Please contact an Acolyte or Bell Ringer and ask to switch.


“Love is All You Need.” -The Beatles

Thank you!!! Thank you so very much for serving at Trinity United Methodist Church in this important ministry and for serving our Lord! – All the best! Angela Gibson, Coordinator for Acolytes & Bell Ringers Trinity United Methodist Church, Smithfield, Virginia

Bell Ringer Items:

  • Bell Ringers – Please ring the bell at 10:45am.
  • The weekly bulletin indicates the “Ringer of the Hour” as 11am as part of the 11am service – however, please ring the bell at 10:45am.
  • If you have friends in Sunday School or from your service who would like to be a Bell Ringer, please let me know.

Acolyte Items:

  • We have four new robes in smaller sizes and two new white rope belts – yay! I hope to purchase a few new larger robes in the near future.
  • Acolytes are being scheduled only for the 11:00am Sunday service.  If there is a special service, a call will go out for volunteers. 
  • There are 2 Acolytes for the 11:00am Worship Service – Please be in the Narthex by 10:50am dressed. Ushers will light the candle lighter for Acolytes and you will enter the sanctuary from the Narthex.
  • Two Acolytes are needed to help serve communion on Communion Sunday – the 1st Sunday of the Month. Ensure to call and confirm your substitue if you are unavailable on your designed day.
  • Please put like size robes with like size robes in the changing area to make it easier for the next Acolyte. Hangers have size markers for your convenience.
  • Please notify me of any stains or issues with robes. If you find any issues with robes or other equipment, please let me know.