Old North Church Reopening?
I’d say we never really closed, although we have not gathered “in person” for the past 8 weeks! But with Governor Baker’s announcement on Monday that houses of worship are now free to reopen, with guidelines, you are probably wondering when we can be together again.
Quick answer: not yet. We will continue to worship and conduct our business virtually, at a safe social distance until we can determine when, where and how to safely reopen. Please know that our Leadership Board, with consultation of five of the physicians in the congregation and input from local governing bodies, will be exploring our options. We are mindful of the value of being together, but also of the challenge of doing so safely, given the vulnerability of many members of our church family.
Rest assured we are doing our best, with the information we have, to determine a wise and faithful way to gather again. Meanwhile, please continue to worship with us on this Memorial Day Weekend by tuning in to our YouTube service, which you can find at “Old North Church, Marblehead.” It will be posted at 9 am Sunday morning.
In faith, hope and love,
Rev. Dr. Dennis B. Calhoun