Thanksgiving weekend with JCC and around town: NOVEMBER 23-27

Highlights: Thanksgiving meals, Advent starts with theme of hope, first Advent candle lit, tree festival, Santa arrives in Jxn, carol with DaCapo, Christmas tree lighting, sleigh rides, church holiday decorating begins, music around town and more!

WED, Nov 23

  • Community Service: COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING BASKETS
    • Over the past few days, Whitney Community Center volunteers delivered gifts to Jackson residents who are homebound or are in particular need of cheer. A big thank you to the businesses, organizations, groups and people who contributed basket items.
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Shannon Door: Jeremy Dean • 7-10pm
    • Red Parka Pub: Homecoming with Rek’lis • 8-11pm

THURS, Nov 24: THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

  • **Community Event: FREE THANKSGIVING MEAL with American Legion**
    1pm • American Legion Post 46, 47 Tasker Hill Rd, Conway, NH
  • Community Event: THANKSGIVING MEAL with AMC
    • 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, and 5:30pm • AMC Highland Center (Bretton Woods, NH)
      Call 603-466-2727 for more information, including reservations. AMC Members: $34 (adults); $18 (children). Non-members: $39 (adults); $20 (children).
    • 1-6pm • AMC Joe Dodge Lodge (Pinkham Notch (Gorham, NH)
      For reservations and rates, please call 603-466-2727.
  • Community Event: LOCAL EATERIES offer THANKSGIVING MEALS (many are booked)
    • EAGLE MOUNTAIN HOUSE, Jackson, NH
    • WENTWORTH:, Jackson, NH
    • RED FOX BAR & GRILL, Jackson, NH
      Noon-6pm
      • Thanksgiving Buffet: Serving from 12pm-6pm for an all-you-can-eat buffet, offered at $39/person for adults and $19/person for children under 12.
        Fully booked for reservations. Accepting a limited number of walk-ins and call aheads the day of. If you were not able to make a reservation and would like to stop in, we recommend giving us a call before you head over to determine the wait time for your party size and add your name to the waitlist over the phone.
    • CHRISTMAS FARM INN, Jackson, NH
      • Reservations required
      • $59 plus a 20% service charge and 8.5% tax (guests ages 3 and up).
      • For reservations and additional questions, please call (603) 383-4313 ext.
    • INN at THORN HILL, Jackson, NH
      Noon & 2:30pm

FRI, Nov 25

  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
  • C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATION will not meet
    5pm • Zoom (resumes for Advent themes next week, Dec 2nd)
  • Community Event: SANTA’s HOLIDAY EXPRESS
    • 11:30am through 3pm • Conway Scenic Railroad
    • Book your tickets online ahead of time for this very popular event.
    • Admission rates vary. Visit the Conway Scenic Railroad website for booking details and additional Santa’s Holiday Express info.
  • Community Event: JOURNEY to the NORTH POLE (Believe in Books / Theater in the Woods)
    • Weekend rides
    • Info & tickets: Journey to the North Pole including online tickets, dates, departure times and more.
    • Partnered with Lincoln, NH’s Hobo Railroad and North Conway, NH’s Conway Scenic Railroad to create a Christmas-themed train ride that children will never forget
    • Special treats, a stop at the North Pole post office to drop off Santa’s letters, a reading of “The Night Before Christmas”, elf singalongs, and even a meeting with Santa himself!
  • Community Event: SLEIGH RIDES @ Nestlenook Farm
    Nestlenook Farm, 66 Dinsmore Road, Jackson, NH
  • Community Event: JINGLE BELL CHOCOLATE TOUR SOLD OUT: Book your ride for next season: 978-580-0905.
  • Community Event: FESTIVAL of TREES
    10am-7pm, Settler’s Green, North Conway, NH
    • Head to Unit A14 (next door to the Lindt Chocolate Shop)
    • Come just to take in the sights or see if you can win your favorite tree by dropping a raffle ticket in each tree’s respective bucket.
    • Admission is $10 for adults and free for children under 12.
    • Purchase 25 additional raffle tickets for an extra $10.
  • Community Event: FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ: Tom Robinson (piano), Brian Hathaway (bass) and Rick Erwin (drums)
    7pm • Majestic Cafe, Conway Village
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Wildcat Tavern: Al Shafner • 6-9pm
    • Shannon Door: Mike & Becca • 6-9pm
    • Red Parka Pub: Now Is Now • 8-11pm
    • Shovel Handle Pub; Dan Aldrich •  5:30-8:30pm

SAT, Nov 26

  • Community Event: SANTA’s FIRST VISIT & ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING
    4:30 pm – 6:30 pm • Gazebo by Jackson Historical Society
    • Free
    • Visit Santa 4:30-6pm
    • Carols with DaCapo
    • Tree-lighting @ 6pm
    • Refreshments follow at Inn at Thorn Hill
  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
  • Community Event: SLEIGH RIDES @ Nestlenook Farm
    Nestlenook Farm, 66 Dinsmore Road, Jackson, NH
  • Community Event: JINGLE BELL CHOCOLATE TOUR SOLD OUT: Book your ride for next season: 978-580-0905.
  • Community Event: SANTA’s HOLIDAY EXPRESS
    • 11:30am through 3pm • Conway Scenic Railroad
    • Book your tickets online ahead of time for this very popular event.
    • Admission rates vary. Visit the Conway Scenic Railroad website for booking details and additional Santa’s Holiday Express info.
  • Community Event: JOURNEY to the NORTH POLE (Believe in Books / Theater in the Woods)
    • Weekend rides
    • Info & tickets: Journey to the North Pole including online tickets, dates, departure times and more.
    • Ppartnered with Lincoln, NH’s Hobo Railroad and North Conway, NH’s Conway Scenic Railroad to create a Christmas-themed train ride that children will never forget
    • Special treats, a stop at the North Pole post office to drop off Santa’s letters, a reading of “The Night Before Christmas”, elf singalongs, and even a meeting with Santa himself!
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Shannon Door: Mike & Becca • 7-10pm
    • Red Parka Pub: Now Is Now • 8-11pm
    • Wildcast Tavern: Jonathan Sarty • 6-8:30pm

SUN, Nov 27 – ADVENT BEGINS

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old red library or Zoom (link required)
    • Join us for poetry, conversation, and prayer.
  • WORSHIP with ADVENT 1: Hope
    10:30am • JCC  & in-person
    • Zoom (link required)
    • Advent candlle-lighting
    • Message: Rev Gail Doktor
    • Music Sharon Novak
  • Community Event: SLEIGH RIDES @ Nestlenook Farm
    Nestlenook Farm, 66 Dinsmore Road, Jackson, NH
  • Community Event: JINGLE BELL CHOCOLATE TOUR SOLD OUT: Book your ride for next season: 978-580-0905.
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Shannon Door: Mitch Alden • 6-9pm
    • Red Parka Pub: Blue Sunday with Juke Joint Devils • 5-8pm

2022 Holiday Sneak Peek: Thanksgiving, Advent & Christmas Offerings – Save the dates, reserve the book, get the tickets, and more!

THANKSGIVING & NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Ongoing until sold out:TICKETS for NUTCRACKER SWEETS on sale

  • Call 207.935.4020
    • Acquire tickets for: Dec 3rd (Sat) @ 5pm and Dec 4th (Sun) @ 2pm: Act One Dance Company presents Nutcracker Sweets.
    • Performed at Leura Hill Eastman PAC at the Fryeburg Academy
    • Members of our church community performing in this show.
    • Tickets will be on sale at the studio (Tina Titzer’s School of Dance) and also at Spice and Grain.
    • Note: Attending the December dance performance is an optional event to complement the church’s 3-week Advent book study of Matt Rawle’s The Gifts of the Nutcracker.
    • JCC friends and members will attend the Saturday performance; participants must order their own tickets at phone number above.

SUN, Nov 13 & 20– CHOIR PRACTICE for ADVENT SONG

SUN, Nov 20 – HARVEST BRUNCH CHURCH (In-person only)

  • 10:30am – WORSHIP at JCC
  • Bring side dish, appetizer, or dessert to share
  • Gather in sanctuary and then go to parish house to eat, sing, pray, worship, and share conversation about gratitude
  • Return pledge cards — being mailed out this week — to be collected and blessed  

ADVENT SEASON

SUN, Nov 27 –WORSHIP – Advent 1: Hope

  • 10:30am • WORSHIP (in-person & zoom)
    • Piano: Sharon Novak
    • Message: Gail Doktor
    • Text: Luke 1: 1-24 (excerpts)
    • Advent 1 Question 1: How will I know that this is so?
    • First readers to light Advent candles

TUE, Nov 29 – GREENERY-DECORATING WORKSHOP

  • 10:45am • GREENERY-DECORATING WORKSHOP for JCC Windows
    Join us in parish house to decorate greenery for sanctuary windows

WED, Nov 30 – GREENING the SANCTUARY

  • 9:30am – Noon (or later) • GREENING the SANCTUARY
    Come to help put up tree, window and door decorations, trees inside and outside

SAT, Dec 3 – NUTCRACKER OUTING

  • 5pm • NUTCRACKER Sweets
  • Pewrformed by Act One Dance Company / Tina Titzer / Leura Eastman Theater, Fryeburg Acadamy, Fryeburg, ME
  • Call to purchase tickets: 207-935-4020

SUN, Dec 4 – WORSHIP – Advent 2: Peace

  • 10:30am •WORSHIP (in-person & zoom)
    • Piano: Sharon Novak
    • Message: Gail Doktor
    • Advent 2: Question 2: How Can This Be?
    • Text: Luke 1: 26-38 (excerpts)
    • Communion
    • Second group of readers to light Advent candles

TUE, Dec 6 – ADVENT STUDY:The Gift of the Nutcracker (zoom)

WED, Dec 7 – ADVENT STUDY:The Gift of the Nutcracker

  • 9am • JCC (zoom and in-person) •
  • The Gift of the Nutcracker by Matt Rawle
  • RSVP to reserve copy of the book: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
  • First gathering to discuss the first section of book

SUN, Dec 11 –WORSHIP & PAGEANT – Advent 3: Joy (Pageant?)

  • 10:30am •WORSHIP PAGEANT (in-person & zoom)
    • Piano: Sharon Novak
    • Advent 3: Question 3: Why has this happened to me?
    • Text: Luke 1: 39-56
    • Third group of readers to light Advent candles

SUN, Dec 11 –COMMUNITY CAROLING

  • 12:30pm • Gather in church parking lot
  • Drive (ride share or caravan if possible) to Jackson and Bartlett households

TUE, Dec 13 – ADVENT STUDY:The Gift of the Nutcracker (zoom)

  • 6pm • zoom only
  • The Gift of the Nutcracker by Matt Rawle
  • RSVP to reserve copy of the book: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
  • Second gathering to discuss the second section of book

WED, Dec 14 – ADVENT STUDY:The Gift of the Nutcracker

  • 9am • JCC (zoom and in-person) •
  • The Gift of the Nutcracker by Matt Rawle
  • RSVP to reserve copy of the book: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
  • Second gathering to discuss the second section of book

SUN, Dec 18 – WORSHIP – Advent 4: Love

  • 10:30am • WORSHIP  (in-person & zoom)
    • Piano: Sharon Novak
    • Message: Gail Doktor
    • Advent 4: Question 4: What then will this child become?
    • Text: Luke 1: 57- 80
    • Fourth group of readers to light Advent candles

SUN, Dec 18 – PEACE CONCERT w/ Dennis & Davey

  • 3pm • PEACE CONCERT w/ Dennis & Davey
  • Free concert in JCC sanctuary to celebrate peace

TUE, Dec 20 – ADVENT STUDY:The Gift of the Nutcracker (zoom)

  • 6pm • zoom only
  • The Gift of the Nutcracker by Matt Rawle
  • RSVP to reserve copy of the book: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
  • Second gathering to discuss the second section of book

WED, Dec 21 – ADVENT STUDY:The Gift of the Nutcracker

  • 9am • JCC (zoom and in-person) •
  • The Gift of the Nutcracker by Matt Rawle
  • RSVP to reserve copy of the book: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
  • Second gathering to discuss the second section of book

CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY

SAT, Dec 24 – CHRISTMAS EVE

  • 5pm OUTDOOR SERVICE with CAROLS, LESSONS & CANDLELIGHT
    • Hot cider
    • Refreshmentds
    • Firepit
    • Caroling as we walk the journey of the holy family
    • Scripture
    • Candlelight & prayer
  • 7:30pm • CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
    • In-person and zoom
    • Tradiotional indoor service with carols, scripture, candelight
    • Candelight
    • Carols
    • Live music
  • 10pm • CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
    • In-person (zoom under consideration)
    • Tradiotional indoor service with carols, scripture, candelight
    • Candelight
    • Carols
    • Live music

SUN, Dec 25 – CHRISTMAS SUNDAY – Stories and Bells

  • 10:30am • STORIES & BELLS
    (in-person & zoom)
    • Piano: Sue Titus-Reid
    • Message: Gail Doktor
    • Text: Children’s Story
    • Come in your pajames or favorite casual attire

January 8-9 2022

SAT, Jan 8

  • Community Resource: JACKSON SKI TOURING
    Info and Trail report: https://www.jacksonxc.org/trail-report/
  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    10am-2pm • Jackson Library
    Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Red Parka Pub: Rek-lis • 4-7pm
    • Shannon Door: Marty Quirk • 4-6pm
    • Wildcat Tavern: Jonathan Sarty • 6-9pm

SUN, Jan 9

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library & Zoom
    Join us for poetry, prayer, and conversation.
  • Zoom link required.
  • WORSHIP
    10:30am • (zoom & in-person)
    • Music by Alan Labrie
      Message by Rev Gail Pomeroy Doktor
    • Zoom link required.
    • Service will also be live-streamed to website and Facebook (if technology supports this function on the day of event).
    • Afterward, recordings of worship service will be posted to FacebookVimeo.com channel & Youtube.com channel.
  • MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Red Parka Pub: Blue Sundays with Blue Steel Express • 5-8:30pm
    • Shovel Handle Pub: Scott Baer • 4:30-7:30pm
    • Shannon Door: SHeehan & Holden • 6-9pm
  • Community Resource: JACKSON SKI TOURING
    Info and Trail report: https://www.jacksonxc.org/trail-report/
    • Register now for Programs: 603-383-9355
    • Four week Sunday Programs: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30
      • Intro Skate ($125/person, less $25 w/Season Pass)
        Learn to Skate in a progression of Friday sessions. A special rate for skate ski rentals is available. (Four 1.5 hour sessions)
      • Classic Gliding with Ease ($100/person, less $10 w/Season Pass)
        Ski further with less effort and more smiles! You may even start looking for more hills and corners because they are fun when you have the skills. (Four 1 hour sessions)

New Years Weekend & Epiphany Worship

SAT, Jan 1st, 2022

  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Red Parka: Riley Parkhurst Project • 8-11pm
    • Shannon Door: Sheehan & Holden • 7-10pm
    • Shovel Handle Pub: Ryan st Onge • 530-8:30pm
    • Wildcat Tavern: Jeremy Dean • 6-9pm

SUN, Jan 2nd, 2022

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING ZOOM & IN-PERSON
    8am • Old Red Library next to church (indoors) & Zoom link with password required.
    Poetry and conversation. Join us. Bring your own hot beverage on cold mornings!
  • EPIPHANY WORSHIP ZOOM & IN-PERSON – Epiphany and Communion
    10:30am •  Zoom link with password required.
    • Live music by Alan Labrie
    • Epiphany celebration
    • Choral songs
    • In-person attendance requires social distancing and masking for all attendees (additional precautions may be changed based on COVID stats and CDC guidelines).
    • Service will also be live-streamed to website and Facebook (if technology supports this function on the day of event). Afterward, recordings of worship service will be posted to FacebookVimeo.com channel & Youtube.com channel.
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Red Parka: Blue Sunday with L&M Rhythm Kings • 5-8pm
    • Shannon Door: Riley & Dan Parkhurst • 6-9pm
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