Our Latest News and Activities
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Third Sunday After Easter

Please join us for worship at 8am and 10 am in the Sanctuary

Scripture Lessons:
Acts 9:1-6 and John 21:1-19

Rev. Lindsay Popperson's Sermon:
"Come And Have Breakfast"
Livestreaming our 10 am Service

Our 10am worship service is now available live, online at 10am each Sunday, right on our website (www.onchurch.org).

You can watch it from home while it is happening in the sanctuary, or catch it later. It will continue to be available on Youtube and Facebook. Please click here to view on Youtube on Sunday afternoon.  
Covid-19 Protocols at Old North Church
Masking Optional - Vaccination Expected

Face masks are no longer required for the congregation. Following guidance from the CDC, the Marblehead Board of Public Health, and medical professionals in our congregation, we are no longer requiring face masks for the congregation. The choir will continue to wear masks while singing. We recommend masking for those at increased risk of COVID, those who are unvaccinated, or those who have a high-risk household member. 

All members of the Old North Church clergy, staff and choir have been vaccinated against Covid-19. We urge you to be vaccinated as well. For information on the vaccine or how to be vaccinated, please go to www.mass.gov/covid-19  
We urge you to continue to observe physical distancing between households, particularly if you or a member of your household is unvaccinated.
Hand sanitizer and disposable face masks are available in the narthex.
Thank you!

We would like to thank all who planned, organized, staffed, attended and participated in the various events and the worship service held last weekend to say goodbye to the Rev. Dr. Dennis and Susan Calhoun. They will certainly be missed. It was a heart-felt and wonderful send-off for them as they head to Seattle to enjoy their retirement with their children and families. If you were not able to attend last Sunday's worship service in person, it is available for viewing on our website, www.onchurch.org.
Update from the Interim Search Committee

We have received several impressive candidate profiles and are in the process of interviewing the candidates. We will keep the congregation posted as we have more information.

If you have any questions about this process, please reach out by email to one of the co-chairs of the Interim Search Committee: Bonnie MacDonald bonnietim@comcast.net or John Meakin jgmeakin@icloud.com. We appreciate everyone's faith and understanding as we move through this time of transition.
Children’s Faith Formation
Karen Kilty, Director of Children’s Ministries

This Sunday is Communion Sunday. The Children will first gather in the Parish Hall. We will be listening to the story in John’s gospel when Peter meets the risen Jesus on a beach at early dawn. Jesus asks him 3 times “Do you love me?” paralleling the 3 times that Peter denied Jesus just before the crucifixion. Peter affirms his love for Jesus and is reminded of how he must show that love – “feed my sheep,” in other words care for the vulnerable in our world. That is how we must live, as disciples of Jesus. Where do we see Jesus? How can we care for those in need?

We will gather for communion in the Sanctuary with families and all who gather on Sunday morning. I look forward to being together.
Music Announcements

JAZZ SUNDAY will take place on Sunday, May 22nd.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the 10am service for our special celebration of worship through music. The senior choir and soloists will perform with jazz pianist Mark Shilansky and friends to present our first live Jazz Sunday since May 2019. Please join us in person to experience this joyful "Music Sunday" together! 

Youth Music Director, Sarah Del Dotto, is looking for volunteers (of all ages) as we resume our in-person music programs. All interested singers are asked to contact Sarah at: deldottosarah@gmail.com
Outreach Ministry News

The Outreach Ministry Board has received several thank you notes for recent donations made by Old North Church. Your pledge dollars help to fund these donations. Please click here to view the letters.

ONC Reading and Discussion Group
Wednesday, May 11th 
The next meeting of the Old North Reading and Discussion Group on Preserving Our Democracy and Environment will be on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, from 8:30 to 10:00 AM. This is the latest of a series of meetings on this subject that have been hosted for all by the ONC Men’s Group. The discussions are supported by background reading. You are invited to participate regardless of the amount of your preparation or whether you have attended a previous meeting. For the May meeting we will continue discussing the book by Ray Dalio, Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail, Simon & Schuster, 30 Nov 2021. This book is particularly relevant to the situation in the world today, with all its evident instabilities. We will also continue discussing the goals of our group and a draft letter to an editor. The meeting will be held on Zoom. To join the meeting, just click on 

To use your telephone for audio, dial 929-205-6099 and follow the prompts with Meeting ID 811 732 7019 and Password 944885. 
Annual Reports
Annual reports for all Officers, Ministry Boards, the Treasurer, Financial Secretary and Outreach Treasurer are due no later than May 15. Please contact Lisa in the office if you have any questions. office@onchurch.org
Give to Old North While Shopping

Use smile.amazon.com when shopping at Amazon and 0.5% of your spending amount will be donated to our church (subscription and digital purchases are excluded). Instead of going directly to www.amazon.com, go to smile.amazon.com and login with your normal User Name and Password. Make sure that you confirm First Church of Christ in Marblehead as your selected charity. If not, enter “First Church of Christ in Marblehead” in the text box and click “search” then confirm your selection. You will only have to do this once – your selection will be saved with your account. Easy!

To use Amazon Smile on your iOS or Android Amazon app, open the app and then open the Main Menu. Scroll down to Settings and tap on Amazon Smile. Follow the onscreen instructions to turn on donations from orders placed on your phone.
Old North Church Officers, Ministry Boards and Meeting Schedules

Please click here to view the list of Church Officers, Ministry Boards, Board Chairs and monthly meeting schedules. All meetings are open to members of the church. Please contact the board chair for the zoom link to the meeting. Board meetings are also posted on our online calendar, accessible on our website, www.onchurch.org.
Church Building Access and Office Hours

The church office is open Tuesday-Friday from 9:30am-1:00pm. We look forward to your visits. We have missed seeing you!
Contact Us: 781-631-1244

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