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Annisquam
Village Church

820 Washington St.
Gloucester, MA

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Annisquam
Village Church

820 Washington St.
Gloucester, MA

A Thriving Spiritual Community

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A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “The Carrot Seed”

A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “The Carrot Seed”

When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits... This beloved classic celebrates patience, determination, and believing in...

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A Story For The Child In All Of Us:

A Story For The Child In All Of Us:

This New York Times bestseller, "Here Comes the Easter Cat" by Deborah Underwood and cleverly illustrated by Claudia Rueda, brings a cat with flair to spare, an Easter Bunny with a job to do, and a hilarious break from sticky-sweet Easter fare. (The first time Rev. Sue read it, she laughed so hard she nearly cried!) Why should the Easter Bunny...

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Palm Sunday Story For The Child In All Of Us: “When You Are Brave”

Palm Sunday Story For The Child In All Of Us: “When You Are Brave”

"When You Are Brave" by PaiAn inspiring picture book affirmation about having courage even in difficult times, because some days, when everything around you seems scary, you have to be brave. Saying goodbye to neighbors. Worrying about new friends. Passing through a big city. Seeing a dark road ahead. In these moments, a young girl feels small...

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A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Miss Rumphius”

A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Miss Rumphius”

Alice made a promise to make the world a more beautiful place, then a seed of an idea is planted and blossoms into a beautiful plan.  This beloved classic,  and celebration of nature, "Miss Rumphius" was written by a beloved Caldecott winner—is lovelier than ever! Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a...

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A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Three Little Monkeys”

A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Three Little Monkeys”

"Three Little Monkeys" is laugh-out-loud funny, totally chaotic, and utterly delightful! Tim, Sam, and Lulu are the mischievous and naughty three little monkeys who are told each day to be good while Hilda goes off to do her errands. And each day, Hilda returns home to find a bigger mess than the day before. These mischievous monkeys will likely...

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A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Hannah and Sugar”

A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Hannah and Sugar”

In "Hannah and Sugar" by Kate Berube, every day after school, Hannah’s school bus is greeted by her classmate’s dog, Sugar. All of the other kids love Sugar, but Hannah just can’t conquer her fear of dogs. Then, one day, Sugar goes missing, so Hannah joins the search with her classmates. Will Hannah find a way to be brave, and make a new friend...

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A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Henry and Leo”

A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Henry and Leo”

In "Henry and Leo," Leo isn’t just a stuffed toy, he is Henry’s best friend and brother. He is as real as a tree, a cloud, the sun, the moon, the stars, and the wind. But when the two are accidentally separated, no one in Henry’s family believes Leo is real enough to find his way home. With beautiful mixed-media paintings, the Caldecott...

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A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Like A Windy Day”

A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Like A Windy Day”

Written and illustrated by Frank Asch and Devin Asch, "Like A Windy Day" describes how the wind is powerful and stormy, mischievous and unpredictable. In this magical story, a young girl goes soaring, tumbling, and twirling on her own exciting windy-day adventure.

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“Life” by Cynthia Rylant

“Life” by Cynthia Rylant

There are so many wonderful things about life, both in good times and in times of struggle. Through the eyes of the world’s animals—including elephants, monkeys, whales, and more—Cynthia Rylant in her book, "Life," offers a moving meditation on finding beauty around us every day and finding strength in adversity. Brendan Wenzel’s stunning...

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A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “A Special Trade”

A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “A Special Trade”

Written in 1978, "A Special Trade" by Sally Wittman and illustrated by Karen Gundersheimer, tells the story of the relationship between a little girl and old man. As the years go by a little girl is able to help an old man as he helped her when she was very young.

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A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Maybe”

A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Maybe”

Written by Kobi Yamada, with enchanting illustrations by Gabriella Barouch, "Maybe" has an important message: "You are the only you there ever has been or ever will be. You are unique in all the universe. Just the odds of you being here at this exact place and this exact time are so great and so rare that it will never happen again." This is a...

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