Our Latest News and Activities
Pie Sale - This Sunday During Coffee Hour
Pumpkin! Apple! Pecan! Mince! Toll House! And… Janet Doyle’s Shortbread!

Join us during coffee hour for our pie and Thanksgiving dessert sale! Cost per pie is $20. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Youth Group's "Build a Bed" Fundraiser.
Sunday School News - Why We Gather at the Table
Grateful for Manna
Karen Kilty, Director of Children's Ministries
Readings to Inspire:
Grateful by John Bucchino; Deuteronomy 26:1–11; John 6:35-45
We come to the Thanksgiving table ready to give thanks for so much. In the readings chosen for this Sunday, John reminds us that our true thanksgiving is for the living bread – God with us. Our reading from Hebrew Scripture reminds us that true thanksgiving is shown in what we share with others. We will be preparing a gift for our own Thanksgiving tables, something to share, and to also remind us of the goodness that is shared with us.

Please save these Dates:

December 15th - The children will be offering the Animals Christmas Carol during the 10:00 service. All are welcome!
December 22nd - Bell Sunday, Family Worship at 10:00

Making Music a Family Spiritual Practice. Please click here This practice is inspired by the book 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
Lindsay is leading a group studying the book Manna and Mercy, which presents the history and storyline of the Bible. Books are available for purchase. Join us in Parish Hall at 9am or at 11:15am in the upstairs parlor . Drop in anytime, even if you haven’t come before! If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay lindsaypopper@gmail.com .
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
This year, Old North Church will be hosting the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, on Tuesday November 26th at 7pm. Please join us for worship.

Singers of all ages are welcome to join in singing at the Thanksgiving service. The choir will gather for a warm up rehearsal at 6pm. Please contact Maria vanKalken if you are interested at vankalken@gmail.com.
Marblehead Food Pantry Collection Through December 3
ONC has made a commitment to fill the shelves of the Marblehead Food Pantry during the month of November
We will continue to collect non-perishable food items as well as toiletries and paper goods through December 3 rd to ensure that our donations are as generous as in previous years.  Filled bags may be returned to the Narthex or left in the hallway at Stacey Street. Please remember those in need when you are doing your own grocery shopping this week and next. The Outreach Ministry Board will deliver the bags to the Marblehead Food Pantry. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Stewardship Update
Results to date: 138 Pledges, $254,298 Thank you!
Old North Church, while proud of its rich and storied history, remains committed to having a vital mission and ministry in the future, which is why your financial support is crucial. We are excited about the Stewardship campaign this year. Our goal is to reach 100% participation, that is, to have every member and friend of Old North Church make a pledge of financial support for the work and witness God has called us to in this time and place. If you haven’t returned your pledge card yet, they are available in the pew racks and your completed card can be placed in the offertory. You may also pledge online by clicking here .
Festival Chorus Tickets
Festival Chorus Tickets are available online! Tickets may also be purchased at the following Marblehead business locations: Arnould Gallery, The Spirit of ’76 Bookstore, and Crosby’s Marketplace, in the Parish Hall after Sunday services and at Festival Chorus rehearsals Tickets may also be reserved in advance – anytime – by visiting the Old North Church website at  www.onchurch.org , or the Old North Festival Chorus website, www.oldnorthfestivalchorus.org . For more information, please call 781-608-2782.

You may also click here to purchase your tickets.

If you’d like to support our concerts by a listing as Festival Angel, Guarantor, Benefactor, Patron, or Friend, please email Kathy Fay at kathy@bemf.org  no later than Tuesday, November 26 th Thank you for your support!   
Poinsettia Sunday
Envelopes for poinsettia plants for our church display on December 15th are in the pews. Plants are $22 this year; checks may be made payable to Old North Church. Plants may be designated in memory or in honor of someone if you would like to do so. The last day to place your order is December 8 th . If you are not able to get to church but would still like to order a plant, you may mail your check to the office at 8 Stacey St. We appreciate your help in making the sanctuary beautiful for Christmas!
Messiah Sing - Wednesday, December 18
Old North Church will host our third annual Messiah Sing on Wednesday, December 18 th at 7:30pm. We will be singing the Christmas Portion (Part One) only, with the addition of the Hallelujah Chorus. There will be a small chamber orchestra, with harpsichord and all solos will be sung by our extraordinary Old North soloists. All proceeds will benefit a specified charity. There will be no rehearsal – just a sing through! Doors will open at 7pm if you’d like to sign out a score to borrow for the evening. Please help spread the word – ALL singers and listeners are welcome!
Old North Reading and Discussion Group on Preserving our Democracy and Ecology
Wednesday, December 11 at 8:30am
The next meeting of the ONC reading and discussion group will be held on Wednesday, December 11 th , from 8:30 to 10:00 AM in 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 complete the discussion of The Sixth Extinction, an Unnatural History , by Elizabeth Kolbert, 2015. David Hostetter will serve as the moderator for this session.  
Christmas Gathering for All Women!
Mark Thursday, December 12 on your calendars for an evening of fellowship at Andrea Gregory's home. Bring a gift to swap which is either hand-made, locally made or re-gifted, as well as a small sweet or savory item and a beverage to share. The event is from 6:30 to 8:30 at Andrea Gregory's home at 19 Mill Pond, off of Beacon Street. (Parking instructions will come later!) Contact Judy Conner, 978-594-5205, jbc2274@yahoo.com or Andrea Gregory, 781-639-4427, andreagregory@me.com if you have questions
Coffee with a Minister
The next coffee with Lindsay will be be Wednesday, December 4th at Mookie's from 12:30-2:30.
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

Church Address: 35 Washington St., Marblehead, MA 01945
Mailing Address: 8 Stacey St. Marblehead, MA 01945
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