Martin & Laura Sinise, NextGen Puppet Team
Every Sunday morning, with rare exception, our 3-5 year-olds are regaled with a tale from the Bible told by the NextGen puppet team headed by Martin and Laura Sinise. With concepts ranging from classics like 'Jonah and the Big Fish' to more abstract ones like 'Why Jesus Wants Us to Share,' Martin and Laura have found a unique spin to tell each story for the last four years. They and their team are enchanting and teaching our children the Good News that God made us, God loves us, and Jesus wants to be our friend forever.
When not leading the Bible story, Mrs. Laura can often be caught in helping to lead the room or dancing along to the monthly Praise and Worship songs played before the story, while Mr. Martin likes to "greet the audience" - future, former, and present - in the NextGen lobby in-between services. (Beware: should you wish to come and see them in action, you may also get sneezed on by a fish!)
- Written by Emily Sims