Silent Messengers History
In 1996 I began a clowning ministry at First Reformed Church in Baldwin, Wisconsin.
It began with a small group of junior high kids and one performance of Watch the Lamb,
a song about Jesus' crucifixion. Three years later I wrote an hour-long service depicting the
various points of Jesus' life using approximately 24 different songs. I titled it
Celebrating A Savior (or CAS), Our group has grown to 30+ people including
junior high, senior high, and even some adults. In 2004, we added another service to our
repertoire entitled The Christmas Dream (TCD) which is an hour long service celebrating
the story of Jesus' birth. We have shared our services across Wisconsin, Minnesota,
and even into Iowa. We have chosen the name Silent Messengers because before each
service we give our voices to God as an offering. We remain "silent" throughout our services
and pray that God will use us as His "messengers" to bring the promise of salvation to all who believe.
These services have been such a blessing to so many people and I pray God will continue to use
them to further His kingdom.
About the Service
This is not the traditional comedy that most people associate clowning with, but rather a drama. Our clowns have white faces and use color to portray symbols of their characters. There are no speaking parts so we use many different types of Christian music to share points of Jesus' life. We bring all of our own sound, lighting, costumes, and props. Both services that we share are approximately one hour long.