Puppets take the pulpit during annual Puppet Fest

Hundreds of puppeteers, ventriloquists, artists and performers practiced proclaiming the Gospel message during the annual Puppet Festival, staged at Coon Rapids United Methodist Church March 8 and 9.

A creative worship team from Wisconsin performs “Be a Hero” during creative ministry competition at the March 8-9 Puppet Festival at Coon Rapids United Methodist Church. Photo by Sue Austreng

A creative worship team from Wisconsin performs “Be a Hero” during creative ministry competition at the March 8-9 Puppet Festival at Coon Rapids United Methodist Church. Photo by Sue Austreng

The event, presented by Colorado-based Creative Ministry Solutions, was a weekend filled with workshops, performances, competitions, demonstrations and a comprehensive resource store.

Creative ministry and educational techniques such as puppetry, clowning, Gospel illusion, ballooning, ventriloquism, creative movement and more were explored at the festival.

 

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