Our Latest News and Activities
This Sunday at Old North Church!
This Sunday is Communion and Remembrance Sunday. There are a number of special activities taking place. Please read below for more information on:

A new Adult Faith Formation Program at 9am in Parish Hall led by the Rev. Lindsay Popperson based on the book Manna and Mercy.

"Why We Create Sunday" in Sunday School

A walk through Marblehead Nature Trails at 1:30pm, sponsored by the Community Life Ministry Board/

A Fundraising Concert, "Sounds of Unity" presented by Calliope's Call at 4pm in the Sanctuary.

Festival Chorus Online Ticket Sales
Sunday School News
"Why We Create Sunday"
Karen Kilty, Director of Children's Ministries
This Sunday is Communion Sunday. The children will go directly to the classroom, where we will create an art project that will help bring us into this season of gratitude and thanksgiving. The Children will gather back with their families to receive communion together.
If you have any questions or would like to join us on Sunday, please feel free to contact me, 978-335-6244 or kwkilty@gmail.com

Please click here to view Faithful Families Creating Sacred Moments at Home by Traci Smith.

Please click here for a Sunday School Registration form.
Adult Faith Formation:
Manna and Mercy
Starting This Sunday, Nov 3 at 9am, Lindsay will be leading a group studying the book Manna and Mercy, which presents the history and storyline of the Bible. Our hope is that this will give us all a chance to deepen our understanding of the Bible, and to piece together some of the stories we know (does Daniel in the lion's den happen before or after Noah and the Ark? Who are all those prophets? Why are there four gospels instead of just one?) Books will be available for purchase on the 3rd. If you're interested in the book, but 9am doesn't work for you, let Lindsay know at lindsaypopper@gmail.com The Group will meet in Parish Hall.
Old North Church Fundraiser
Sounds of Unity
Presented by Calliope's Call
Sunday, November 3 at 4pm
Please join us this Sunday, November 3, at 4:00pm for a concert, Sounds of Unity, presented by Calliope's Call. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Old North Church as well as our visiting artists. Calliope's Call is an arts organization based in New England which is dedicated to creating exciting and diverse performances of art song founded by Megan Roth, former soloist at Old North Church. For more information about the ensemble, please visit:  http://calliopescall.org/about.php

Sounds of Unity   
  An exciting concert program featuring works with themes of social justice and equality for women, persons of color, and the LBGTQ community, using texts/music by artists from minority or marginalized communities. Featuring five winning compositions from our 2019 Call for Scores, Juliana Hall’s 2019 composition Through the Guarded Gate, which was inspired by the #MeToo movement, and Boston composer Oliver Caplan’s The New Colossus.

This presentation of Through the Guarded Gate is offered in conjunction with the Seattle Art Song Society's cross-country “march,” "Beyond the Guarded Gate.”

Free Admission | $20 Suggested Donation
Wes Hunter, tenor
Evangelia Leontis, soprano
MaKayla M. McDonald, soprano
Megan Roth, mezzo-soprano
Chelsea Whitaker, piano
Join Us For a Walk!
Please join Dennis and Lindsay on the MHD Nature Trails on Sunday, November 3rd, at 1:30PM. Plan to meet our Trail Guide, Don Morgan, at Hawthorne Pond, West Shore Drive and we will walk the Conservation Trails together.The entrance is across from 144 West Shore Drive, which is at the corner of Lorraine Terrace and West Shore Drive.
Everyone is welcome, young and not so young.
RSVP Laura Dignam
Bring water and walking shoes. Trail maps will be provided. This activity is sponsored by the Community Life Ministry Board.
Festival Chorus Advertising
The Festival Chorus Committee wishes to remind all of a wonderful opportunity to support our Christmas concerts by advertising in the upcoming 39 th Annual Old North Festival Chorus Concerts Program Book! This season, Festival Chorus Christmas Concerts—presented as part of the annual Marblehead Christmas Walk—will take place on Saturday and Sunday evenings, December 7 and 8, in the sanctuary at Old North Church. Festival Chorus Programs serve as an important guide for nearly 1,000 distinctive holiday enthusiasts and potential customers, as well as an informative resource thereafter. The deadline for advertising space reservations and electronic artwork submission is Friday, November 15, 2019. For choice placement, please e-mail your space reservation and/or any questions, to Festival Chorus Committee member Kathy Fay ( kathy@bemf.org ). 

If you’d like to support our concerts as a Festival Angel, Guarantor, Benefactor, Patron, or Friend, kindly list your name/business—as you’d like it to appear in our printed programs—on the Advertising Contract and Contribution Form, which can be found on our website: ( www.oldnorthfestivalchorus.org ).  
Thank you for your support!   
Festival Chorus Tickets
Tickets for the Festival Chorus concerts on December 7 and 8 are now available online! Please click here to purchase your tickets.
Old North Reading and Discussion Group on Preserving our Democracy and Ecology
Wednesday, Nov 13 at 8:30am
The next meeting of the ONC reading and discussion group will be held on Wednesday, N ovember 13 th , from 8:30 to 10:00 AM in the ONC Coffee Shop, Reading and Discussion Room ( the Great Room of the 8 Stacey Street office building). This is the latest of a series of meetings on preservation of our democracy and environment that have been hosted by the ONC Men’s Group. The discussions are supported by background reading assignments. You are invited to participate regardless of the amount of reading you have done. At this meeting we will start discussion of The Sixth Extinction, an Unnatural History , by Elizabeth Kolbert, 2015. David Hostetter will serve as the moderator for this session.
Stress and Relaxation Workshop
Thursday, November 21 at 7 pm
The Community Life Committee is excited to invite you to come treat yourself to a night of deep relaxation on Thursday, November 21, at 7:00 p.m.  Martha Potvin, certified personal trainer and wellness instructor will share tips and strategies on how to manage and relieve stress to live a more peaceful, joyful life. All ages welcome. Perfect timing to prepare yourself for the holiday season!
Marblehead Food Pantry Collection
As we have done for many years, ONC has made a commitment to fill the shelves of the Marblehead Food Pantry during the month of November. During this month of Thanksgiving, it is a wonderful opportunity for us to show how thankful we are for the blessings we have been given and for us to make sure that others in the community, many of whom are less fortunate, will also be provided for. At each of the Sunday services, brown bags will be available with a list of suggested items to fill the bags. Filled bags may be returned to the Narthex, or if it is more convenient, left in the hall way at Stacey Street. The Outreach Ministry Board will be responsible for delivering the bags to the Marblehead Food Pantry. Suggested items: canned fruit and vegetables, canned/bottled/packaged fruit juices, coffee, tea bags, canned/bottled nuts, pasta, rice, pastasauce/mixes, soups, gravy, canned tuna/ chicken, salad dressings, crackers, cookies, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, soaps, laundry & personal items, diapers, shaving equipment, toothpaste/brushes, deodorant. Any non-perishable items are always appreciated. If you have any questions please contact Lynda Hare at 781 639 0107 or hares8carrots@hotmail.com . Thank you in advance for your generosity! Lynda Hare on behalf of the Outreach Ministry Board.
Coffee with a Minister
Join Lindsay for coffee this Wednesday, November 6 at Java Sun from 12-3pm.
Mimi Hollister, Else Wiersma, Frank Arren
Pastor-Parish Relations Committee for Lindsay Popperson
The Leadership Board has now established a Pastor-Parish Relations Committee for our Designated Term Pastor, Lindsay Popperson. The primary function of the PPRC is to support and maintain an open relationship between the congregation and the ordained, settled clergy of Old North Church. The committee's focus is not so much on the “work” of the church as on the “workings” of it. They are charged with maintaining a healthy and productive relationship between congregants and the clergy which will enable the tasks of ministry to be carried out faithfully and joyfully, with a maximum level of satisfaction and understanding, and a minimum level of friction and stress. As such, their role is to listen objectively to the hopes, dreams, and concerns of the congregation AND the clergy with the goal of facilitating open, honest communication in both directions. Our thanks to Mimi Hollister, Else Wiersma and Frank Arren for agreeing to serve. As you may recall, Dennis’ Committee members are Lynda Hare, Susan Stone, Holly Jannell and Rob Gorman. If you would like to contact any member of either committee, their contact information is:
Lindsay’s Committee:
Mimi Hollister: mimi.hollister@aol.com 781-910-2376
Frank Arren: f_arren@yahoo.com 617-448-6083
Dennis’ Committee:
Rob Gorman: rob.gorman@comcast.net 617-538-4948
Holly Jannell: hjannell@verizon.net 781-631-2550
Lynda Hare: hares8carrots@hotmail.com 781-631-2550
Susan Anselmo Stone: susanstoneconsulting@gmail.com 781-883-4080

Community Life Ministry Board
Are you or a church friend you know experiencing a hardship or extreme stress of some kind? A death in the family? Recent surgery? Something else? The Community Life Ministry Board would like help ease your hardship with a meal, assistance with an errand, a visit, a phone call. Please feel free to reach out to us.
Lynda Hare, hares8carrots@hotmail.com , 781-639-0107
Linda Duvel, linda.bill.duvel@gmail.com , 781-631-1703
Dara VanRemoortel,  dara@musicwithdara.com , 781-910-6157
Kathy Angle, c.angle@comcast.net , 781-584-4283
Judy Conner, jbc2274@yahoo.com , 978-594-5205
Laura Dignam, lhbdignam@gmail.com  
Amy Leveroni, leveroniamy@gmail.com , 781-639-8626
Debby Stockdale, djstock@comcast.net , 781-883- 5115
Janet Doyle, jdoyle@doylesails.com , 781-530-0065
Andrea Gregory, andreagregory@mac.com , 781-639-4427
Chris Arren, c_arren@yahoo.com , 617-823-2471
South Africa 2020!!
A wonderful group of people have signed up to join our ONC trip to South Africa next August. I am still waiting for confirmation from a few people but I will now start making our bookings for hotels, game reserve safari, etc.  There are still a few rooms available for those accommodations so if anyone else would like to confirm joining the group, please let me know ASAP . Ginny von Rueden rvonrueden@comcast.net 781-631-7898
Contact Us: 781-631-1244

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