Our Latest News and Activities
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Fifth Sunday After Easter

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

Scripture Lessons:
Revelation 21:1-6 and: John 13:31-35

Karen Kilty's Sermon:

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.
Jazz Sunday May 22 - One Service at 10am

JAZZ SUNDAY will take place next Sunday, May 22nd.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the 10am service ( note there is 1 service at 10 am ) for our special celebration of worship through music. The senior choir and soloists will perform with jazz pianist Mark Shilansky, Dave Clark, bass, and Doug Olsen, trumpet - all outstanding in their fields. This will mark our first live Jazz Sunday since May 2019. Please join us in person to experience this joyful "Music Sunday" together!

 Plan to arrive early to enjoy festive prelude music provided by our remarkable instrumental ensemble.

Annual Reports Due this Sunday - May 15th
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. The Annual Meeting of the Church will take place on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00pm.
Children’s Faith Formation
Karen Kilty, Director of Children’s Ministry

There will be no Children’s Church this Sunday, May 15 and through the rest of the month. I hope that families and children will join us for worship in person as you feel comfortable or Live Stream activities will be available for the children.

May 15 - I will be preaching.
May 22 - is Jazz Sunday. I hope that you will join us for a very special Music Sunday

Gardening Volunteers are Needed
 The warm weather of late spring and summer encourage our beautiful church gardens to flourish and flower. A small group of volunteers provide maintenance work like weeding, deadheading, cutting back and general clean up of our landscaped properties. We need more helping hands and meet at different times to suit everyone’s convenience. Please join us and contact Ginny von Rueden at rvonrueden@comcast.net or 781-631-7898. 
Marblehead Racial Justice Team Presents:
Marblehead High School’s Team Harmony - Focus on Diversity 
Monday, May 16, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, Abbot Public Library and Online Via Zoom

Come learn from and be inspired by students from Team Harmony, a 90+ member club at Marblehead High School whose mission is to promote diversity and combat bias in our schools. 
In this session, Team Harmony members will share presentations they have made to Marblehead’s high school, middle school, and elementary school students. We’ll discuss effective ways students communicate acts of hatred that undermine feelings of acceptance and will not be tolerated. Having age-appropriate conversations supporting inclusion can help us all to be better community members. 
These ongoing Marblehead Racial Justice Team conversations offer a safe and welcoming place in which we explore privilege, biases, and questions. This is a place for listening, conversation, and engagement. We hope we can continue to learn and grow together so that we can make a difference. 
This program will be offered in person and online via Zoom. Space is limited to join in person. To attend in person, please register in advance for his meeting here: https://tinyurl.com/In-Person-May-2022-MRJT. To attend via Zoom, please register in advance for this meeting here: https://tinyurl.com/Zoom-May-2022-MRJT. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This program is co-sponsored by Abbot Public Library and the Marblehead Racial Justice Team.

Please click here to view the flyer.
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.
Attention Walkers!
Walk for HAWC Sunday, June 5

An organization which Old North supports, HAWC (Healing Abuse, Working for Change) is planning its Annual Walk for HAWC on June 5. Because of our support, Old North has been given 5 free registrations and sized t-shirts for the walk. We have 2 slots left. If you’re interested in participating in the walk for this organization, which offers support and protection for victims of domestic violence, give Becky Burckmyer a call at 781-632-6505. They’d love to include you. First come, first served: call soon!
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.
Contact Us: 781-631-1244

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