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Rev. Dr. Dennis Calhoun

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Marblehead's Little Harbor
 from the Old North Church Tower 
 Sunday, August 6, 2017
Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Scripture Reading:  Matthew 14:13-21

Rev. Dr. Dennis Calhoun's Sermon:
 "More Than Enough"
Our Vision Statement
Old North Church is an inclusive Christian Community called to bring to life God's love and grace by sharing the gospel for this time and place; extending the hospitality Christ showed; embodying God's love and compassion to those in need; and growing together in our understanding and experience of the Holy Spirit at work in our midst.
An Update from the Leadership Board
The group held its bi-weekly meeting on Thursday, July 27th. While continuing to work on defining the role and function of the Leadership Board, the group focused on understanding the role of the Church Moderator as it relates to current and future organizational structure.  A summary of the meeting is available by clicking here.
The group was happy that Nicole Guerin attended the meeting. Nicole's perspective is very valuable as someone who was part of the OSRT team. We want to invite members of the congregation to join us. We intend for our work to be completely open and transparent. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, August 10 at 7:30pm in the Great Room.  Please let us hear from you.
Keeping you posted.  See you in church.

Winter Wonderland Fair, Nov. 17-18

This year's Winter Wonderland church fair will be held on the weekend of November 17-18. The Preview Party will be on November 17 at 7pm. The fair will be on Saturday, November 18 from 9am-3pm. The committee is looking for someone to be in charge of publicity, with assistance from Linda Duvel. If you are an artist and would like to donate a painting to be auctioned, please let us know. We are also in need of jewelry for the jewelry table, items for the silent auction, and Christmas items. Please hold onto your items for now; we will let you know when we are able to store them at the church. Linda Hare is in charge of the Christmas items. She can be reached at 781-639-0107. Help and ideas are always needed! Please contact this year's chair, Debby Stockdale for more information. Debby can be reached at 781-883-5115 or djstock@comcast.net.

Volunteer Opportunity
with Family Promise in Marblehead
Family Promise North Shore  is an interfaith hospitality network that provides shelter, meals, job support and case management for homeless families, and the UU Congregation of Marblehead is hosting families the week of August 6th and August 27th. If you are interested in learning more about Family Promise, or volunteer to learn more about the program. It's a remarkable program. Some of the volunteer roles require a brief training, but there are lots of opportunities to donate meals, set-up, etc. If you have any questions, you can contact Nikki Moore at the UU church at: ncmoore7@gmail.com. If you want to volunteer, here is the link!  
Click here for a link to the Family Promise website.
Glimpses of Grace
This week's Glimpse of Grace was shared by Frank Arren.  Frank and Christine are awaiting the imminent arrival of their first grandchild, and he couldn't resist taking this picture of a grandmother and grandson one recent morning.
Please share your Glimpses of Grace
A great gift of summertime is the chance to break our routines and for time to relax and recharge our spiritual batteries. Whether we get away or enjoy a "stay-cation" at home, hopefully we get a chance to breathe deeply, enjoy life at a slower pace, and notice things we don't usually notice. We get glimpses of grace we're often too busy to see.
This summer let's share some of those glimpses of grace. While you enjoy the season's beauty, take a picture of an inspiring place or a person or thing, along with a sentence or two that tells how it touched you. Email it to the church office (office@onchurch.org) with "Glimpses of Grace" in the subject line. We'll share as many as we can in this space each each week.
We Need Contact Info Updates! 


We will be working on updating the ONC Membership Directory this Summer to have available in the Fall.  If you have had any recent changes in e-mail or home addresses, phone numbers, or family information, please notify the church office (office@onchurch.org) as soon as possible to assure that we have accurate information to distribute.

Career Transitions Meets on Thursdays at Noon
During the summer the Career Transition Group meets weekly on Thursdays from 12 to 1 pm in the Beals Room at the 8 Stacey Street office.  Anyone in job transition (whether re-entering the workforce, seeking employment after a layoff or just looking for a different job) is welcome to attend.  Participants will share job search strategies, network, work on resumes, enjoy spiritual support and more.  Bring your lunch and drop in every week or whenever you can.  There is no cost to participate.  We look forward to serving those who need support while looking for work.  For more information email Michael Perez, mperez@nautilushr.com.

Summer 2017 Lighthouse Services 



Throughout the summer and ending the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, the  8am worship service will be held at the    Marblehead Lighthouse, at Chandler Hovey Park. In the event of rain, the service will be held in the Sanctuary.  The 10am service will continue to be held in the Sanctuary. 

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