Performing Arts TROUPES (PAT)


Below you will find many areas of interest that will keep your child engaged and having fun whilst growing their faith.

  • Thursday Evenings

    Performing Arts Troupes (PAT)... On Thursday evenings throughout the school year, Director of Music and Director of Christian Education offer a collaborative program for the children and youth, grades K-12, of the Madison area free of charge.  Each week we focus on different areas of theater such as improv, skits, dance, singing, bell choir and many of the creative arts.  Children are welcome to participate through the year in various forms of performance art.  We currently participate in worship on Sunday mornings sharing our talents and are hoping to expand into the greater Madison community.

  • HANDBell Choir

    Members of the handbell choir enjoy ringing the warm sound of our Schulmerich bells.  Children learn from an early age the importance of working together to make a joyful noise unto the Lord.  Besides developing music skills, ringers learn to value teamwork.  


    Our handbell choir meet during the PAT session.  The music ministry involve children and youth from mid-September through mid-May.  Ringers practice for about 40 minutes each Thursday and play during special services/events.  It you would like your child to participate, please contact Daniel (Music Director) at (917) 562-0961 or email him at music@umcmadison.org.  

  • Faith Dancers

    Children throughout the year have opportunity to perfect their dance moves and show them off in front of the congregation.  Practices are done through our PAT program (Thursday's 5-7 pm.) and during church school on Sundays.    All children are welcome!

  • Christmas Pageant

    On Christmas Eve our church school puts on a spectacular nativity show for the congregation.  People from near and far come out to see our children perform and enjoy the whole experience.  The Sanctuary is lit with lights and traditional songs are sung together as we prepare for the birth of Christ.


    Below are testimonials from members of our congregation...

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    "I love this time of the year, the Sanctuary comes alive and gets filled with love and laughter".

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    "I try never to miss this magical show, we love watching the kids up on stage ".

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    "Best show ever! I keep coming back for more. Thank you UMC in Madison for putting on a great show each year".