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"Why We Sing Sunday"
Karen Kilty, Director of Children's Ministries
Sarah Del Dotto and Dara VanRemoortel will join us in Sunday School today leading us in songs of Thanksgiving as we let Psalm 98 be our guide on this “Why We Sing” Sunday. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into song and sing praises! I hope you can join us for a fun and inspiring morning. Please save these Dates: December 8th -The Children are invited to join the Youth Choir during worship. We will be introducing the song on November 17th during Sunday School. There will be a rehearsal at 9:30 on the 8th. All are welcome! 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

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.

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Stress and Relaxation Workshop
Thursday, November 21 at 7 pm
The Community Life Committee is excited to invite you to a night of deep relaxation on Thursday, November 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  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!
Pie Sale - November 24 During Coffee Hour
Pumpkin! Apple! Pecan! Mince! Toll House! And… Janet Doyle’s Shortbread!
Looking for bakers to bake a pie (or purchase one to donate) for the Pie Bake Sale on November 24 th . Other Thanksgiving-y desserts welcome. Please list ingredients (and note if it has been previously frozen). Thank you!

Contact the Community Life Ministry Board members below with questions or to let us know you can bring something (or just bring it that morning):
Dara VanRemoortel (781-910-6157, dara@musicwithdara.com )
Chris Arren (781-449-4228, c_arren@yahoo.com )
Lynda Hare (781-639-0107, hares8carrots@hotmail.com )

Along with needing bakers/suppliers, we’ll need buyers! Cost per pie = $20. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Youth Group’s “Build a Bed” Fundraiser.
Festival Chorus Advertising

In order to meet our ambitious fund raising goals, electronic ads for the Festival Chorus Program, will be accepted until November 22. 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. Thank you for your support!   
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.
Invitation to Sing at the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Singers of all ages are welcome to join in singing an anthem at the Thanksgiving service hosted by Old North on Tuesday, November 26 th at 7pm. The choir will gather for a warm up rehearsal at 6pm. Please contact Maria vanKalken if you are interested at vankalken@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.
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. 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 are available for purchase. The group meets in Parish Hall at 9am and again at 11:15am for those who cannot make the 9am time . If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay at:
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 Sunday service, brown bags will be available with a list of suggested items to fill the bags. Filled bags may be returned to the Narthex or left in the hall way at Stacey Street. The Outreach Ministry Board will deliver the bags to the Marblehead Food Pantry. Please contact Lynda Hare at 781 639 0107 or hares8carrots@hotmail.com with any questions. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Welcome the Stranger
Welcome the Stranger is a partnership of Old North Church, St. Andrews Church and Temple Emanu-el.  For the past few years, the partnership has been helping a Haitian family and now they are self sufficient. Our current effort is to help settle a refugee family from Moldova (a tiny country nestled between Romania and Ukraine). They are settling in the U.S. under an official U.S. State Department program. Our role was to get their apartment furnished and set up for their arrival.
              
Thanks to you, a family of 5 arrived in the rain at Logan a week ago and, after spending years in a refugee camp, was able to sleep in their own beds, safe and comfortable.
Thanks to you who donated furniture, household goods, toiletries and cash to fund the U-Haul. Thanks to you who offered to donate but couldn’t because of the overwhelming outpouring of offers to help. Thanks to the ONC Men’s Group (Dennis, Tom, Frank, Tom and Richard), Danie’s husband Virgil and friend Pierre and the wonderful team of ROTC kids from Lynn English who helped with the heavy lifting. Thanks to the team of people who cleaned the apartment until it sparkled, arranged the furniture so that it looks like home, and then filled the fridge with a week's worth of groceries.
Coffee with a Minister
Lindsay will now be available to meet with you for coffee each Wednesday 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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