Annisquam Village Church
Christian Education provides our children with the support they need to build and nourish a strong, inquisitive faith foundation.
Rev. Sarah Clark directs our Children’s Ministry and teaches our K-5 class. In her own words, “I have been attending AVC for a year and find it a spiritually alive congregation. I enjoy teaching Sunday School and hope I can contribute to the life of the church be doing so.”
Rev. Sarah is Rockport native and a Unitarian Universalist Christian. She graduated from Episcopal Divinity School and served several churches and denominations as both Minister and Religious Education teacher. She has degrees from Mt. Holyoke College (English Drama) and Yale Drama School (Playwriting and Dramatic Literature).
There is nursery care for our youngest children on Sundays from 9:45-11:15 a.m. with our Nursery Care/Preschool teacher, Kierstin Hazzard. Kierstin brings much training and experience to her role as Nursery and Pre-School Teacher. A graduate of Lesley University, she taught at Gloucester's Pathways for Children and, with the rest of her family, has been deeply involved in the theater arts.
In addition to the nursery, we have 1 class which meets after the Children’s Message, so the children can begin worship with their parents and friends. The class is for grades K-5 with Rev. Sarah and is assisted by volunteer teachers from the congregation that help lead this class using curriculum from the Whole People of God as well as supplemental materials.
All 6th graders and up are encouraged to join the group. The plan is to
get together once a month, generally on Friday evenings from 6-8 pm for pizza and fun, and to participate in the outreach of the church. Bring a friend! Ideas welcome! Parent volunteers needed!
All the children and youth of the church serve at our meal commitments
at The Open Door.
Women's Bible Study
Come for study and fellowship! Wednesday's at 10:30 a.m. in the Cove Room.
A Reading Group meets from time to time. Next date the Reading Group will meet is April 27, 2017 at 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Cove Room of the church. In the meantime, please consider reading "If The Oceans Were Ink", journalist Carla Power's powerful book describing her journey of learning about the Quran through her friendship with a scholarly Sheikh at Oxford.
Other books we have read are:
Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation, by Parker J. Palmer
The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus by Peter Gomes.
Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
In the Valley of the Shadow by James L. Kugel
The Future of Faith by Harvey Cox
An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor
Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer by Brother David Steindl-Rast