Our Latest News and Activities
Sunday, January 16, 2022

Second Sunday After Epiphany

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

Scripture Lessons:

Isaiah 6 and John 2

Rev. Lindsay Popperson's Sermon:
"Joy in Unthinkable Times"

Recordings of the day's worship service will be posted on Sunday afternoons on YouTube and Facebook

Please click here to view.
Please Note: Church Elevator Still Out of Service

We regret to inform you that the elevator at Old North Church is still out of service due to damage to the wiring circuit. It will not be in operation until we receive replacement parts. We are sorry for the inconvenience and will update when we have more information. 
Covid-19 Protocols at Old North Church
Masking Required - Vaccination Expected

Old North Church requires that masks be worn by everyone while inside Church buildings, regardless of vaccination status. Your mask must cover your mouth and nose.

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.
 
Singing is permitted while wearing a face mask.

On Saturday, January 22, at 7:30pm, Calliope's Call will make a triumphant return to in-person performances in the Old North sanctuary with a rousing program of vocal quartets.

The program will include works by American composers, Tom Cipullo and Kile Smith, alongside a time-honored favorite, Brahms' Zigeunerlieder. This concert will feature Calliope Call's founder and former Old North mezzo-soprano soloist, Megan Roth, as well as former Old North soprano soloist, Dana Lynne Varga. Other artists include, Kyuyoung Lee, tenor; Andrew Stack, baritone; and Edward Rothmel, piano.

The concert is less than 90 minutes with no intermission. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required at the door and well-fitted masks must be worn by all attendees. Old North Church provides plenty of space for social distancing.

A free-will offering will be shared to benefit the artists and Old North Church. 

This concert will also be available for online viewing! For more information, please visit: http://calliopescall.org/index.php

The History of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in Marblehead
Part 1 - Sunday, January 30th - 1:30—3:30 PM
Meeting Room: Abbot Public Library

In a two-part series that represents a personal journey of discovery, Ginny von Rueden will discuss known facts, debunk old myths, and showcase new information about the history of black, indigenous, and people of color in Marblehead.

Ginny’s early childhood years were spent in Cameroun with her missionary parents, she served in the Peace Corps in Niger, travelled throughout Africa and is co-founder of an ongoing partnership between old North Church and a community in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. While volunteering as a research assistant with the Marblehead Museum and the Marblehead Racial Justice Team, Ginny learned that enslaved Africans were brought to Marblehead in the 17th century, a fact which ignited her desire to learn more about this topic.”

Part One on Jan. 30 focuses on the long years of enslavement of black and indigenous people of color in Marblehead and their participation in the 
Revolutionary cause that created a new nation.

Part Two on Feb. 6 focuses on the abolitionists in Marblehead, the famous personalities who came to town to support the anti-slavery movement and the dangerous work of the Underground Railroad.

The history of Old North Church features prominently in both programs. Dozens of visual images accompany the program which debunks old myths and introduces new information about our town’s fascinating history.

The following link goes to the Library registration page:

The program is being sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Marblehead Museum, The Marblehead Racial Justice Team and the Marblehead Ministerial Association.
Stewardship

Our stewardship campaign is well underway. Thus far we have received 192 pledges totaling $383,679. We hope to complete the pledge portion of the campaign soon. If you have not done so already, please return your completed pledge card to the church office, place it in the offertory plate on Sunday, or pledge online at our website, www.onchurch.org/pledge .
Thank you in advance for your financial support of Old North Church!  
The Prudential Ministries Board  
Prudential Ministries Board

The Prudential Ministries Board met on Tuesday, January 11th. Minutes from the Board's December meeting were approved and are attached here.

Ways to Connect With Us During the Week

So that we might stay connected, we've set up several times throughout the week to gather on Zoom. You can join from a computer, iphone, or ipad using the links below, or you can call +1 929 205 6099 and enter the meeting ID (listed with each event). 

Lectio Divina (Tuesdays 9am)
https://zoom.us/j/532654567 (Meeting ID: 532-654-567)
A time of contemplative prayer, with scripture and poetry, led by Dennis. 

Breakfast Group (Fridays 8am)
https://zoom.us/j/568995512 (Meeting ID: 568-995-512)
A time to gather with one another, with your breakfast and coffee. 
Church Building Access and Office Hours

The church office is now open Tuesday-Friday from 9:30am-1:30pm. We ask that you wear a mask in the office building, no matter your vaccination status. 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