Henry Presbyterian Church

511 Wirt Street, P.O. Box 203,  Henry, Illinois, 309-364-3083

        Where the saving love of Jesus Christ is embraced in hospitality and ignited in service to the community



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Puppet Ministry - Puppets

    The Good News Bearers Puppet Ministry started 25 years ago with 2 young ladies and 2 puppets. Today there are about 14 youngsters and over a hundred puppets. Their mission is to bring the Good News of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The children's ages range from 4th graders to college age. Some have been in the group for many years.

The dedicated members practice every week, working hard on the songs as well as learning to use the props, puppets and special lighting features.

Several adults work behind the scenes as well.


Rummage Sale








One of the highlights is the annual Ecumenical Vacation Bible School where the puppets provide inspirational programs that involve all the children.  Even the youngest can remember the motions of sign language of the songs.

Another highlight of the puppeteers is traveling to nursing homes in the Central Illinois area and providing a little cheer and spiritual blessings to the residents. They are always warmly received.

Besides visiting the nursing homes, the puppets perform at other special events around the area throughout the year.

Each year the Puppet Team sponsors a huge rummage sale to support the ministry of the puppet team for props, program and stage material. Watch for more details in the local papers regarding this event. Also check the Special Events page on this website.

Watch for their next program. You'll be glad you did.

Bunny puppet

Jesus on donkey


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