Sarah Pirtle and the Discovery Center


45 years building a culture of peace

An Outbreak of Peace Returns!

Learn about the book, the history, and the programs.

Interfaith Ministry

Sarah is the minister of the Village Church in Cummington, MA.

The church website includes a blog of sermons.

Hope Sings

Here are 75+ songs of inspiration, freely offered by Sarah Pirtle, for you to listen to, download, and use.

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Dialogue Member

Hands Across the Hills connecting to Kentucky

and Bridge4Unity: inter-racial dialogue.

Award-Winning Music

Sarah Pirtle is an award-winning author and musician who writes and sings for all ages. 

Sarah Pirtle works with all ages developing courage and compassion and fostering racial justice and unlearning oppression. She is recognized as a national expert on building supportive communities with young people.

Books for Teachers

Caring and Including, Instead of Bullying

Social Skills taught with Language Arts and 40 songs. 
Comes with a double CD set. 

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Another book for teachers from Sarah is Discovery Time for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution: K to 8th. She is on the National Faculty of Lesley University’s Creative Arts in Learning Graduate School program for teachers, and she has taught graduate courses for 17 years. She brings over 35 years experience in schools. 

Sarah offers  Free Book Downloads to provide lesson plans and song lyrics for her latest children’s recordings, Pocketful of Wonder, winner of the 2009 Parents’ Choice Gold Award, and The Heart of the World. These include activities about ecological awareness for preschool and elementary school. 

The topics that she covers and the social skills that she imparts offer extraordinary breadth.  At conferences she provides keynote speeches and workshops that help people develop courage and inspiration.  She works with schools, community groups, houses of worship, libraries, education centers, and colleges. 

Sarah’s newest adult recording, Heart Wings, shares key songs from her work as an Interfaith Community Minister and Peace Chaplain. Spiritual courage is the topic of her new concerts and workshops for adults and teenagers.

On her acclaimed recording, Everyday Bravery, her songs are singing biographies that describe how people transform challenges.