Bruce Weaver & Friends

Aunt Gabby and Bruce at St. Paul's UCCVentriloquist Bruce Weaver and his cast of zany characters present object lessons, illusions, and dialogues that teach Bible truths, as well as singing, and great family fun.

VBS SheldonBruce has been involved with ventriloquism for over thirty years.  He and his "friends" have appeared at Churches, Sunday Schools, and Vacation Bible Schools throughout much of Pennsylvania and New York.  Edgar J. Woodley, Aunt Gabby, Sheldon, and the rest of the gang always seem to steal the show with their antics, singing, and wit as they share the Good News with one and all.
   Sunday School, VBS, Church Themes Churches Visited over the Years
Bruce Weaver was an active member of the Yoked Churches of Knoxville (United Methodist and First Baptist worshipping together) for over 25 years.  He has served on and been chairperson of the Worship and Education Teams as well as the Moderator of the Yoked Church Council.  He taught Sunday School and was a member of the Church Choir. Bruce and his "friends" have been a part of the Church Sunday School and Vacation Bible School several times over the years.  He has also led the congregation in worship on numerous occasions with the help of his "friends".
In 2011 Bruce and his wife moved to Muncy, PA.  Their new home church is the First United Methodist Church of Muncy where Bruce's "pals" are becoming a part of their new church family.

Bruce retired from teaching in 2005 after 35 years at the Westfield Area Elementary School where he taught fifth and sixth grade.  He is listed in the 1994, 2000, 2005, and 2006 editions of Who's Who Among American Teachers.  He was the recipient the November 2002 Outstanding Educator Award from the Elmira Star Gazette.   His "friends" have also appeared at schools for special assemblies.
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Church, Sunday School, and VBS Themes

A typical Sunday School or VBS presentation is 40 to 45 Minutes in length.  Four or five of his characters help Bruce with object lessons, dialogues, magic, and songs that fit the chosen theme.  The time can be adjusted to fit your needs.

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Available Themes include-  "God Loves You"  John 3:16
                           "Planting Seeds for God" Ephesians 4:32
                           "Trusting in God" Psalm 28:7
                           "God's Road Map"  Matthew 24:44
                           "A Gift For Jesus" Matthew 25:40

Presentations can also be developed to fit a theme of your choice.


Church service presentations usually consist of a Children's Time of about 6 Minutes and a Message of 15 to 20 minutes.

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Over the Years Bruce and His Friends have Appeared at the Following Churches

Arkport United Methodist Church, Arkport NY
Austin Methodist Church, PA
Addison Presbyterian Church, NY
Austinburg Baptist Church, PA
Austinburg United Methodist Church, PA
Blossburg United Methodist Church, PA
Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, PA
Sawyer Evangelical Church, Bradford, PA
CEF of Bradford Co at the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, PA
Faith Baptist Church, Canton, PA
Children's Day Wesleyan Church, Chamber's NY
Faith Independent Baptist Church, Canesteo, NY
Clarkstown UMC, PA
Grace United Methodist Church, Corning, NY
Covington UMC Bible School Kick-off, Covington, PA
Columbia Crossroads Methodist Church, PA
Chemung United Methodist Church, NY
First Presbyterian Church, Coudersport, PA
Victory Baptist Church, Clearfield, PA
Christ United Methodist Church, Clearfield, PA
Clearfield United Methodist Church, PA
Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, Cogan Station, PA
St. Vincent Church Elem. School, Corning, NY
Coudersport United Methodist Church, PA
Trinity Lutheran Church, Danville, PA
East Smithfield Wesleyan Church, PA
First Church of God, Eldred, PA
Elkland United Methodist Church, PA
St. Thomas Parish, Elkland, PA
Riverside Methodist Church, Elmira, NY
Fassett Baptist Church, Fassett, PA
Gaines United Methodist Bible School, PA
Galeton Baptist Church, PA
Genesee Methodist Church, PA
Harrison Valley Christian Mission Alliance Church, PA
Catlin United Methodist Church, NY
Herrickville Wesleyan Church, PA
Herrickville UMC, PA
Hollidaysburg FUMC, PA
First Methodist Church, Horseheads, NY
United Methodist Church of Honesdale, PA
Hughesville Baptist Church, PA
Hughesville United Methodist Church, PA
Jemison Church Pioneer Girls Christmas Program, PA
Mountain View Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Jersey Shore, PA
Greater CV Valley Pastors Group Knoxville, PA
Knoxville United Methodist Church Bible School, PA
Keeneyville United Methodist Church Bible School, PA
Edinburg Presbyterian Church, Knox, PA
St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Knox, PA
Lock Haven United Methodist Church, PA
First United Presbyterian Church of Mansfield, PA
Mansfield United Methodist Church, PA
Millerton United Methodist Church, PA
First United Methodist Church of Muncy, PA
Kids Krusade-Middlebury Baptist Church, PA
Millersburg First United Methodist Church, PA
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Mt. Jewett, PA
Community Alliance Church, Monroeton, PA
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Montoursville, PA
First Christian Church, Montoursville, PA
Nelson United Churches Bible School, PA
Nelson United Churches, PA
New Albany United Methodist/American Baptist Church, PA
North Rome, PA Weslyean Church
North Northfield UMC, IL
Hillside Wesleyan Church, Olean, NY
Osceola United Methodist Church, PA
Osceola Presbyterian Church, PA
Oval UMC, Oval, PA
Panama UMC Campfire for Christ, Panama, NY
Picture Rocks Baptist Church, PA
Pine Valley United Methodist Church, NY
Roseville United Methodist Church, PA
Stormstown United Methodist Church Bible School, PA
St. Paul's United Church of Christ, State College, PA
Woodycrest United Methodist Church, State College, PA
Sherman's Dale United Methodist Church, Sherman's Dale, PA
Young's United Methodist Church, Sherman's Dale, PA
First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, PA
Sweden Valley Faith United Methodist Church, PA
Tioga Trinity Presbyterian Church, PA
Tioga First Baptist Church, PA
Sugar Creek Charge Churches, E. Troy, PA
Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda, PA
Towanda First United Methodist Church, PA
Hoffman UMC, Trout Run, PA
Ulster United Methodist Church, PA
Ulysses Methodist Church, PA
First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, PA
Valley Christian Church, Westfield, PA
West Union Mennonite Church, NY
His Thousand Hills Church Camp, Wellsboro, PA
Faxon-Kenmar UMC Williamsport, PA
Mill Creek United Methodist Church, Williamsport, PA
St. Paul-Calvary UMC, Williamsport, PA
Westfield Episcopal Church, Westfield, PA
Faith Wesleyan Church, Williamsport, PA
Northway Presbyterian Church, Williamsport, PA
United Methodist Church, Williamsport, PA
Trinity UMC, Winfield, PA
Westfield United Methodist Church, PA
Vesper Church, Standing Stone, PA
Wysox Presbyterian Church, PA

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