Our three-fold mission:
- community support
- UCC Mission and Relief
- partnering with our international friends
In our local community Old North supports the Lifebridge in Salem and the Marblehead Food Pantry and provides temporary family housing through our Reilly II Housing program. Our support for community families includes the Marblehead Counseling Center, Making Ends Meet, and the Walk for HAWC (which now stands for Healing Abuse, Working for Change).
Old North responds with disaster funds. such as Hurricane Katrina and the Asisan tsunami. CSC also works to assist in disaster events like the Haiti Earthquake by funding the Rotary Club effort to provide temporary housing for victims through the ShelterBox organization. CSC also has reached out to requests from the congregation to fund Intercultural Nursing that provides nursing care to villages in the Dominican Republic and Midwives for Haiti that trains women to become Midwives and provide medicines to the very poor.
In our own wider mission Old North supports the Heifer Project and has formed direct connections with institutions such as Rwanda’s Byimana Science School in the form of scholarships. The Pholela (South Africa) Partnership is an integral part of Old North life giving our members and friends the opportunity to travel to and to support the people in one of the world’s most HIV-stricken populations.
Christian Service provide Old North members many different opportunities to give of their time and talent. Our members and Youth participate in North Shore Habitat for Humanity and in the Community of Friends’ back-to-school program. The Prayer Shawl Ministry knits shawls with love and prayers for those who are in need and for the newly baptized. The Deacons’ Fund helps people with emergency funds for necessity such as utility bills or prescriptions.
Old North Church, an Open and Affirming Church, welcomes all to participate in Christian Service.