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Christmas Eve Worship Schedule
Family Worship

Service of Lessons and Carols

Service of Lessons and Carols with Communion
Longest Night Service - 5 pm on
Saturday Dec. 21
Saturday, December 21 st , 5 pm: The Longest Night Service. This quiet time of candlelight and contemplation recognizes that the mood and emotion of this season can be complex, especially for those for whom grief, loss or hardship is part of the experience this year. Music will be provided by Raymond Gonzalez on classical guitar. Light refreshments will be served in the narthex following the service.
Bell Sunday- December 22
We will have ONE Service at 10am
This Sunday, December 22nd is “Bell Sunday.” Please bring a bell (any size) to ring during the refrains of our Christmas hymns so we can make a joyful noise together!

There is no Sunday School this Sunday. The children will be gathering in worship with their families for this special service of bell ringing. Bring your own bells or we will have some waiting for you!
Cookie Sale- This Sunday,
Dec. 22 During Coffee Hour
Purchase the size container you would like at coffee hour and fill it to the brim with cookies!

We are also looking for bakers. Can you help? A listing of ingredients is appreciated, and cookies should not be individually packaged. Thank you!

Please contact Dara VanRemoortel:
781-910-6157 or dara@musicwithdara.com .
The Animals' Christmas Carol
Karen Kilty, Director of Childrens' Ministries
Last week, on the third Sunday of Advent, the children offered The Animals' Christmas Carol as the Advent Message. Please click on the green button to view a slideshow of our Sunday School class.
We are Looking for Puppeteers!
We are looking for puppeteers for the 5:00 Christmas Eve Service. If you are interested in helping to bring the Christmas Story alive, we have 8 Puppets this year. Karen Kilty kwkilty@gmail.com
Singers on Christmas Eve
Anyone interested in singing on Christmas Eve should contact Maria vanKalken at vankalken@gmail.com . The choir will gather at 7pm in the organ loft and will begin singing a European Carol Concert at 7:30pm prior to the 8pm Lessons and Carols. There will be a rehearsal for Christmas Eve music on Sunday, December 22nd, at 11:15AM in the music room, following the Bell Sunday Service. All interested singers are welcome!
Christmas Gifts With a Heart!
Tired of giving socks to your favorite aunt or uncle? The Outreach Ministry Board is offering our "Alternative Gift Giving" opportunity again this Sunday during coffee hour. You can buy an animal for a family through Heifer International, make a donation to Lifebridge, or select beautiful African crafts as a special gift for yourself or someone special. All of the proceeds will benefit the organizations that we support. Thank you!
Festival Chorus CD's
If you would like to purchase a professionally recorded CD of the Festival Chorus concert, please contact Jane Kraybill at kraybill@email.com Phone 781-631-4832. CD's are $20 and are a double set. The CD's are currently in the editing process and we hope to get them by Christmas.

Stewardship Update
As you are aware, our Stewardship Campaign for 2020 is well underway. We are trying to get as many pledges in as possible prior to the end of December; the Prudential Ministry Board is starting to prepare 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 December 19, we have received 173 pledges totaling $318,424.

ONC Reading Group - Wednesday, January 8 at
8:30 am
Old North Reading and Discussion Group on Preserving our Democracy and Ecology - Wednesday, January 8th 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 discuss The Righteous Mind, Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion , by Jonathan Haidt. The Rev. Dr. Dennis Calhoun will be the moderator.
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)
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 
Adult Faith Formation:
Manna and Mercy
The next M anna and Mercy will be Sunday, January 5th.
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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