A Thriving Spiritual Community

Annisquam Village Church Logo

Annisquam
Village Church

820 Washington St.
Gloucester, MA

Annisquam Village Church Logo

Annisquam
Village Church

820 Washington St.
Gloucester, MA

A Thriving Spiritual Community

Creation Care

At the AVC, We Strive to be
Stewards of God’s Creation
Through the Following Actions:

Sustainability of Church Buildings & Grounds

  • We are actively exploring solar panels for both the church and parsonage to decrease our carbon footprint (under the leadership of Dick Luecke and Peter Lawrence).
  • Our church and parsonage use 100% renewable energy.
  • Current renovations are being made with care for the environment.
  • We intend to re-landscape church property with native plants.
  • We hope these actions will inspire others to follow suit.

Worship & Education

  • Our Worship Services regularly have Creation Care themes, like “Holy Ground” and “The Spirit of St. Francis.”
  • Our Creation Care Team promotes attendance at Cape Ann Climate Coalition (“CACC”), national and international webinars.
  • Beginning Oct. 4, 2020, the Feast of St. Francis, we are launching a “30‑Day Creation Care Pilgrimage.” Five days per week, Rev. Sue will offer a daily email message with:
    • Scripture;
    • Scientific facts;
    • Ideas for individual and family action; and
    • Prayer related to a theme, such as water, trees, appliance use, etc.
  • As part of the Pilgrimage, each Tuesday at 4:00 p.m., we will meet via Zoom to reflect on the experience of participating.

Opening Prayer from
The “Holy Ground” Worship Service

(September 6, 2020)

For everything that emerges from the earth

O God, Source of  Life, Creator of All That Is,

Thanks be to You.

You are the One in whom we live, move, and have our being.

Thanks be to You.

Guide us to grow in loving awareness of our connection

Through the Earth to You and one another.

Thanks be to You.

That together we may live sustainably, justly & joyfully

Rooted and grounded in love. 

Thanks be to You. Amen.