A Thriving Spiritual Community

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Annisquam
Village Church

820 Washington St.
Gloucester, MA

Annisquam Village Church Logo

Annisquam
Village Church

820 Washington St.
Gloucester, MA

A Thriving Spiritual Community

We Welcome You

Wherever You are on the Spiritual Journey

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New to Our Church

We welcome all wherever you  may be on the spiritual journey.

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For Nature Initiative

Join your neighbors in taking the "Nature Pledge"

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Midweek Prayer

Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m.
(via Zoom)

Get Involved

Outreach programs: Open Door; Action Shelter; Family Promise

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For Families

Lessons for children by Peg Koller to accompany Sunday's service

Meet Our Pastor

Rev. Sue Koehler-Arsenault;
Meet AVC's pastor and the rest of AVC's staff

rev-sue-preaching-labyrinth-outside

New to Our Church

We welcome all wherever you  may be on the spiritual journey.

avc-church-garden

For Nature Initiative

Join your neighbors in taking the "Nature Pledge"

midweek-prayer

Midweek Prayer

Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m.
(via Zoom)

Get Involved

Outreach programs: Open Door; Action Shelter; Family Promise

regligious-education-avc

For Families

Lessons for children by Peg Koller to accompany Sunday's service

Meet Our Pastor

Rev. Sue Koehler-Arsenault;
Meet AVC's pastor and the rest of AVC's staff

What’s Happening

Upcoming events are detailed in our Facebook posts
and in Rev. Sue’s Daily Message.
Please follow us on Facebook
and sign up for the Daily Message to stay informed.

Holy Waiting: A Sermon for the First Sunday of Advent

Holy Waiting: A Sermon for the First Sunday of Advent

When we believe that God is our partner, that there is no situation without hope, we can co-create new life out of the worst situations.  If we can be clear-eyed about our challenges  – if we can take to heart the signs of the times – and listen for God’s still, small voice calling to us, we can find a way through dark times.  When we believe with all our hearts that God is present, even when hidden from our sight, we can approach our challenges with courage and confidence.  We can make a way where we may have first thought  there was no way. 

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Preparing the Way for Christmas

Preparing the Way for Christmas

This Sunday will be the first Sunday in Advent. The season of Advent begins 4 Sundays before Christmas; it is a time to prepare for the celebration of Jesus' birth, on Christmas Day.   During church on Sunday, we will hear about, and sing hymns about, "preparing the way."  Jim O'Neill and his sister Kathy O'Neil will light the first candle on the Advent wreath.  It is the candle of...

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What is Special about AVC?

Let Our Members Tell You

I find peace here. And the church community makes me a better person.

When I need it, I feel this big hug. The whole place embraces me.

Coming here is meditative, contemplative. A time for quiet reflection.

I seek wholeness, and I am here because there is so much room for everyone.

I find peace here. And the church community makes me a better person.

When I need it, I feel this big hug. The whole place embraces me.

Coming here is meditative, contemplative. A time for quiet reflection.

I seek wholeness, and I am here because there is so much room for everyone.