Welcome to Old North Church

Welcome to the Old North Church Marblehead! We are an inclusive, Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ, first gathered in 1635, but determined not to let our rich history eclipse our present and future as a vibrant, progressive community of faith. We are an eclectic congregation of believers, seekers, saints, skeptics and questioners on a journey into what God has in store. 

Please join us for worship on Sundays at 8am or 10am.  

 However and whenever you choose to join us, know that you are always welcome here!    
View from Old North Church Belltower

Upcoming Events

Nov
17
Sat
7:30 pm Concert – Jacqueline Schwabe @ Sanctuary
Concert – Jacqueline Schwabe @ Sanctuary
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm
You can view the full calendar at http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/73964135
Nov
18
Sun
all-day New Member Sunday
New Member Sunday
Nov 18 all-day
You can view the full calendar at http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/73964135
all-day Stewardship event?
Stewardship event?
Nov 18 all-day
You can view the full calendar at http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/73964135
8:00 am Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
You can view the full calendar at http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/73964135
10:00 am Confirmation
Confirmation
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am
You can view the full calendar at http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/73964135

Sunday Worship

8:00 am

September — May
Old North Sanctuary ,

June — August
Chandler Hovey Park ,

10:00 am

Year Round

  • Worship with choirs
  • Church School
  • Professional childcare for infants and toddlers

Spotlight

Piano Concert, Saturday, 11.17.18 at 7:30 pm

Pianist Jacqueline Schwab, noted for her evocative playing on the sound tracks of documentary film maker Ken Burns’ Civil War (Grammy award), Baseball, Mark Twain, Frank Lloyd Wright, The War and others, will perform a solo piano concert, I Lift My Lamp—Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant  America:Ken Burns’ Pianist Jacqueline Schwab in Concert, at Old North Church, 35 Washington St., Marblehead, MA, on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. I Lift My Lamp celebrates America’s immigrants, their... Read more »

Interesting in joining Old North Church?

We will be having a new member information session in the Great Room in the Stacey Street office building on Sunday, November 4th following the 10:00 a.m. church service. New Member Sunday will be Sunday November 18th, when new members will be received into the congregation during the 10:00 a.m. service followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. We look forward to hearing from... Read more »

Help Wanted!

We are looking for a caring adult leader for our infant-toddler room (nursery) on Sunday mornings from 9:45-11:15. Candidates must have some experience with childcare, be willing to work with a team, provide references, be 18 years or older, and be able to pass a CORI background check. Pay is $30/Sunday. If you are interested, please contact Karen Kilty, our Director of Children’s Ministries at... Read more »

November is Marblehead Food Pantry month at ONC

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... Read more »

Children and Youth

Children's church for K-6 grade begins on September 16!  We gather in the sanctuary, and leave for the Storytelling Tent after the Time with Children.   Our space has been re-arranged beautifully~~ come and see!

Are you interested in volunteering time in Children's Church? We are in need of adult and high school volunteers. Please send a  message to Karen Kilty to volunteer  kwkilty@gmail.com.

Music at ONC

photo credit: Wayne Hankin

Pianist Jacqueline Schwab, noted for her evocative playing on the sound tracks of documentary film maker Ken Burns’ Civil War (Grammy award), Baseball, Mark Twain, Frank Lloyd Wright, The War and others, will perform a solo piano concert, I Lift My Lamp—Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant  America:Ken Burns’ Pianist Jacqueline Schwab in Concert, at Old North Church, 35 Washington St., Marblehead, MA, on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 7:30 p.mI Lift My Lamp celebrates America’s immigrants, their vibrant spirit of community music-making, and their multicultural contributions to our heritage. Jacqueline will perform music from Scotland, Ireland, Poland, Eastern Europe, the African-American community, Quebec, Cuba, and Brazil, along with American parlor songs, Tin Pan Alley tunes  and more. In concert, Jacqueline speaks about the power of music to transport us into our own past and also on to new horizons. A free-will offering will be gratefully accepted; proceeds to benefit Old North Church.