Our Latest News and Activities
Children's Faith Formation
Why We Sing Sunday
Karen Kilty, Director of Children's Ministries
This Sunday, Dara VanRemoortel will join us in Sunday School to lead us in song as we share the story of Jesus' Baptism. We will open our time together with the story “When God Made You”, a beautiful book that helps us to become more and more aware of Gods love for each of us, and how God celebrates how special each of us are.
ONC House of Blues - Saturday Jan. 25 at 8 pm
Purchase Your Tickets Online Here!
Tickets for the ONC “House of Blues,” featuring the Chris Fitz Bigger Soul Band with Old North’s soprano soloist Holly Cameron, will be available at coffee hour on January 12 th and 19th, online by clicking here , and at the door. This special event, sponsored by the Music Committee, will take place on Saturday, January 25th in the Parish Hall at 8pm. Tickets are $20, including beer, wine, finger food and fabulous entertainment! All proceeds will benefit Old North.
Stewardship Update
As you are aware, our Stewardship Campaign for 2020 is well underway. The Prudential Ministry Board is preparing the church budget for next year. If you haven't made your pledge yet, please click on this link or return your pledge card in the mail or offertory. Pledge cards are also available in the pew racks and in the narthex. Thank you!

As of January 9, we have received 202 pledges totaling $ 372,330.

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

***This week we’ll be discussing
Chapter 9 – Home Again.

Holiday Bake Sale Thank you
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Community Life Ministry Board's Holiday Bake Sale last month (bakers and buyers). We raised close to $500! We packaged up the leftover cookies with fruit and delivered them to ONC friends who aren't able to attend church easily. We appreciate everyone's efforts!  

ONC Reading Group
Wed. February 12th- 8:30 am

Old North Reading and Discussion Group on Preserving our Democracy and Ecology - Wednesday, February 12 th at 8:30am 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 continue discussion of The Righteous Mind, Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion , by Jonathan Haidt. The Rev. Dr. Dennis Calhoun will be the moderator.
Festival Chorus CD's are available
Professionally recorded , high quality CDs of the 2019 Festival Chorus Christmas concerts are available.  If you’d like to purchase one (or more!), you may do so at coffee hour or contact Jane Kraybill at, phone: 781 631 4832; email: kraybill@email.com . Please help us reach our goal of “break even” on the cost of making these extraordinary recordings!  
Old North Winter Trip
For the fifth year in a row, we are organizing our annual winter trip to NH. Last year, over 60 ONCers headed north for skiing, hiking, ice skating, community meals, bon fires, smores, board games, and a Sunday service in the woods. As is the case across all ONC activities, inclusivity is a central theme. The trip is open to all ages, all interests from skiing to reading a book by the fire, and does not require any association with the church. This year, we are making the trek on the weekend of 2/7 to 2/9.  We have rooms blocked at Whitney's Inn in Jackson, NH. If you call to book, mention that you are with Old North Church in Marblehead. Also, please let Mark Roberge know if you plan to attend for planning purposes or if you have any questions. (markroberge@alum.mit.edu)
In Case You Missed It!
There was a wonderful article about Maria VanKalken's Music Ministry and 31 years directing the Old North Festival Chorus in last week's Marblehead Reporter. Please click here to read it in case you missed it!
Community Life Ministry
Name Tag Update
The Community Life Ministry Board continues to try to ensure everyone has a new magnetic* name tag, but sometimes we miss one, or we may
 not get your name the way you'd like it. If you need a name tag, or a new name tag for any reason, please let us know. Thank you. *People with pacemakers should not wear the magnetic nametags. Heart patients might want to check with their doctors.
Lynda Hare: h ares8carrots@hotmail.com , 7 81-639-0107
Linda Duvel, linda.bill.duvel@gmail.com , 781-631-1703
Dara VanRemoortel, dara@musicwithdara.com , 781-910-6157 
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
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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