Learning to Give and Receive
A Creative Witness
Puppet Praise is a unique Bible-based ministry using stories, music, drama, and humor to minister to people of all ages through puppet characters. Our team serves as a witness for Christ, with each person using his or her God-given abilities.
Our Puppet team meets every Wednesday afternoons, during the school year, from 3:45 -4:35 p.m. in our children\’s Theater. Puppet Praise is open to ALL who are interested in puppets from 2nd grade and up! We provide Christian based messages of song and story to many different groups. We perform annually for Children\’s Sunday, Advent festival, and the church talent show!
Telling the Christmas Story
Children tell stories like no one else can. Through singing, dancing and the telling of the Christmas story, children ages 2 through 5th grade lead adults on the important journey of remembering the Reason for the Season…the birth of Christ. This opportunity to give back is a beautiful way for children to share their time and talents with the church.
The pageant is typically mid-December after the second service and practices occur during the Sunday school hour in November with one Saturday practice prior to the pageant.
Making a Joyful Noise
Dr. David Kates orchestrates two children\’s choirs held at Littleton United Methodist. Carol Choir (4 years – 1st grade), led by Helen Gillikin, practices on Sunday mornings from 10:30-10:45 and sings at the 11:00 service on the 3rd Sunday of each month during the school year.
Rainbow Express (2nd-5th grades), led by Theresa Derr, practices on Wednesday evenings at 4:35 and sings at the 11:00 service on the 2nd Sunday of each month during the school year.
The children\’s choirs do not practice or meet during the summer months (June-August).
Pageantry and Presentation
Each year, our church hosts a series of Lenten meals on the Wednesdays after Lent leading up to Easter. After the meal, adults are invited to explore different topics and the children participate in activities downstairs in the children\’s area. Some years an Easter Pageant will be practiced while in other years, an art series will be created.