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Summer Worship at Chandler Hovey Park

Again this year we are to offering our annual summer tradition of worshiping together at Chandler Hovey Park. There is something unique and spiritual about gathering in worship where ocean waters meet solid rock and the light shines to guide people safely. Our 8am Lighthouse worship service continues through Labor Day.

As in the past, if it is raining at 8 am, the service will be moved to the Sanctuary. Look for the sandwich board sign at the Devereux Beach entrance: if green, go to the Lighthouse; if red, the service will be held in the Sanctuary.

For those who wish to continue their traditional Church worship, during June we will also hold worship at 10am in the Sanctuary. We'll follow the same theme and liturgy as our Lighthouse service. The choir is off for the summer and childcare will not be offered.

10 Am Worship continues through July 

We've had a regular response to our 10 am service this summer and the Diaconate has decided to continue this service through the month of July. We will continue to offer the 8 am service at the Lighthouse at Chandler Hovey State Park.  (which will move to the Sanctuary in inclement weather)  

This summer we will be painting the Sanctuary ceiling as part of our Capital Campaign.  When that project begins we will move the 10am service to the Parish Hall. 

See you in church. 

Old North Church Unanimously Calls Rev. Lindsay Popperson to Become the Next Settled Senior Minister 

​It was a full and joyful congregation that gathered after worship June 2nd to act on the recommendation to Call Rev Lindsay Popperson as the first female Senior Minister of Old North Church. Lindsay will begin her ministry here on July 22. She will complete her service as Associate Pastor on June 9th and will have a well-earned Sabbath break until her new role begins. 


Our Interim Senior Pastor, Rev Don Remick, will continue in his role until July 21.

Saying Goodbye to Rev. Don Remick on Sunday, July 21

Reverend Don Remick's last day at Old North Church is Sunday, July 21 at the 8:00 and 10:00 am church services. We are so grateful for his friendship and all he has done over the past two years to help move our church forward, and he will be greatly missed. We wish him the best as he begins his next chapter with more family time and at another church who is fortunate to have him serve there.

Search for a New Board Member of Essex County Habitat for Humanity

Old North Church’s Outreach Ministry Board (OMB) has been asked by the Essex County Habitat for Humanity to help its board identify a new board member to represent southern Essex County. Stuart Johnson, a current board member and past-president, reached out to OMB through Old North members Steve and Suzanne Quigley to request the assistance in a partnership to better address housing needs in the south of Essex County, including cities such as Lynn, Salem, Peabody, and Gloucester. The Essex County Habitat for Humanity covers 34 cities and towns throughout Essex County, providing help to qualified families to make it more affordable for them to build and improve places to call home.


The Essex County Habitat for Humanity board currently has 16 members serving 3-year renewable terms and meeting as a full board 4 times per year. Board members also serve on subcommittees that meet more often, with most members serving on at least two. These subcommittees work closely with staff in key areas such as site and family selection, marketing and advocacy, events, development, and finance. There are currently 17 homes under construction in Essex County, including a multi-family development for 10 families in Hamilton.


The board seeks candidates who are passionate about Habitat for Humanity’s mission to create affordable housing. There is a desire to balance the board composition with new members who live in southern Essex County. The ideal candidate will be someone who is well connected in the community and can relate to city and town administration, city councils and planning boards, for example. Prior experience with nonprofit boards, town/city planning, construction, finance, law, or development would be a plus.

Interested potential candidates can contact Richard von Rueden, Chair of Old North’s Outreach Ministry Board at or 617-416-5264 to obtain more information and arrange for a conversation with Stuart Johnson of Essex County Habitat for Humanity.  

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