THIS WEEK plus CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

with Jackson Community Church and Around Town
Mon, Dec 16 – Wed, Dec 25

MON, Dec 16

  • SCOUTS
    6pm • Jackson Community Church

TUE, Dec 17

  • CLERGY LUNCH 
    12:30pm • North Conway, NH
    Gathering of Mt Washington Valley clergy over lunch.
  • DEACONS
    4pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
    Deacons meet to review worship plans and community care plans.
  • Multi-Church Event: LIGHT of the WORLD – Study Group
    6:30pm • North Conway Community Center
    Bring your copy of Amy-Jill Levine’s Light of the World and your own study Bible. Facilitated by Revs Sue Davidson, Gail Doktor, Ruth Shaver.

WED, Dec 18

  • TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer 
    9am • Parish House. 
    Fitness class. Free; open to public. Stretching and fitness workouts with certified fitness coach Laurie McAleer. Exercises can be adjusted to individual needs.
  • COUNCIL MEETING
    7pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
    Meeting of church officers, staff and team and committee leaders to make decisions re church governance and mission. Preparations for January’s annual meeting.

THURS, Dec 19

  • Community Service: WAY STATION
    9am & 5pm • 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Friends, members & staff of Jackson Community Church are among volunteers to staff these shifts.
  • YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • 1st Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church.
  • Community Event: PAJAMA STORYTIME
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
    Staff from the White Mountain Community Health Center will join us for a free giveaway of beautiful new PAJAMAs donated by Carter’s.  We hope you will join us for stories, songs, activities and new pajamas!
  • AA
    6:30pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
  • BLUE CHRISTMAS
    7pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
    Gathering with rituals for those living with grief & loss.

FRI, Dec 20

  • PASTOR’S J-TOWN HOURS
    7-9am • J-Town Deli
    Come by for hot beverages, conversation and good food. Or make a date to go for a walk or meet privately by texting/calling Rev Gail’s cell @ 978.273.0308.
  • PASTOR’S DROP-IN OFFICE HOURS
    9:30-11am • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
    Come by to talk. Or make a date to go for a walk or meet privately by texting/calling Rev Gail’s cell @ 978.273.0308.
  • Private Class: AVALANCHE CLASS
    9am-5pm • Jackson Community Church
    Class for back-country winter skiers and hikers to prepare for survival and response to avalanche conditions.
  • Community Event: FAMILY SOLSTICE (Longest Night) EVENT
    5-6:30pm – Jackson Public Library
    Includes guided night walks, bonfire, snacks, music, crafts, storytelling, and closing circle. Rain or shine. Organized by Tin Mountain Conservation Ctr, Jackson Library, Whitney Community Ctr, Jackson Grammar School & Jackson Community Church.

SAT, Dec 21

  • Community Event: MARY HOWE MEMORIAL
    2pm • Jackson Community Church
    All welcome to attend the public memorial service for Mary Howe, followed by a reception.
  • Community Event: CHRISTMAS SOLSTICE CONCERT
    7pm • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slope/UUFES (UU Church), 30 Tamworth Rd, Tamworth Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, excerpts from the Messiahthe Snowman by Blake, and more. Musicians: Chris Nourse, violin; Julia Howell, violin; Kate Vachon, flute; Amy Berrier, viola; Jenny Huang-Dale, cello. Free; donations accepted.

SUN, Dec 22

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation.
  • ADVENT WORKSHOP
    9:15am • Jackson Community Churc
  • SUNDAY WORSHIP – ADVENT 4: LOVE & ANGEL’s SONG
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Advent 4: Love Candlelighting
    * Message: Gail Doktor
    * Solo: Alyssa Lachappelle singing music
    * Instrumentalist: Alan Labrie

TUE, Dec 24: CHRISTMAS EVE

  • CAROLS & CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP
    5pm • Jackson Community Church
    Lighting of Advent candles, Christmas message, carol-singing, and candlelight service. Special music by harpist Dominique Dodge, soloist Becca Gottlieb, pianists Laurie Turley & Sue Titus Reid, Chris & Gia Osborne.
  • CAROLS & CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP
    10pm • Jackson Community Church
    Lighting of Advent candles, Christmas message, carol-singing, and candlelight service. Special music by soloist Bob Carper, flautist Jeanette Heidmann & organist/pianist Alan Labrie.

WED, Dec 25: CHRISTMAS DAY

  • STORY, PAJAMAS & BELLS CHRISTMAS MORNING SERVICE
    10:30am – Jackson Community Church
    Casual gathering in pajamas to tell a Christmas story with interactive roles for participants, plus carol-singing.

THIS WEEKEND: Thurs, Dec 5 – Sun, Dec 8

THURS, Dec 5

  • YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • Parish House/Jackson Community Church
  • GREENING of SANCTUARY
    10:30am • Sanctuary/Jackson Community Church.
    Volunteers help decorate and “green” the sanctuary by setting up Christmas tree, garlands, wreaths and other Advent and Christmas-related items.
  • Community Event: STORY HOUR with CHIEF PERLEY
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS
    9am & 5pm • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers from JCC work “adult hour” shifts at Way Station.

FRI, Dec 6

  • PASTOR’S J-TOWN HOURS
    7-9am • J-Town Deli
    Come by for a chat. Or arrange a separate time to meet and talk and walk with Rev Gail by calling/texting her cell (978.273.0308) or emailing.
  • PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS
    10am – 11:30am • Jackson Community Church
    Come by for a chat. Or arrange a separate time to meet and talk and walk with Rev Gail by calling/texting her cell (978.273.0308) or emailing.
  • Community Event: WHITE MOUNTAIN STRING QUARTET
    Noon • Brown Church, Conway Village
    The White Mountain String Quartet – Bozena O’Brien, Larry Blaine, Chris Nourse and Doug Kendall. Free, donations to support the renovation of the Majestic are gratefully accepted. More info.

SAT, Dec 7

  • Community Event: CHOCOLATE SLEIGH TOURS
    Multiple Times • Nestlenook Farm
    Contact Jackson Chamber of Commerce for more info re available tickets. 603-383-9356
  • Community Event: CRAFT FAIR for JGS
    9am – 3pm • Whitney Community Center
    Jackson Grammar School’s annual craft fair!
  • Community Event: CHILDREN’S WOODLAND CRAFT
    10am-Noon • Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany
    Join kids craft maven Kathy Bowie for this fun winter project. Participants will sew, stuff, and decorate their own woodland gnome ornament. Great as a gift or to keep! Designed for children age 6-12. Call 447-6991. Program & Material Fee: $10

SUN,  Dec 8 – ADVENT 2

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation.
  • ADVENT 2 WORKSHOP
    9am • Parish House, 1st Floor
    Craft and lesson for first Sunday of Advent. Theme: Peace.
  • WORSHIP: Peace
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Message: Silence & Song
    * Special music: Austin Hunter & Gia Osborne
    * Instrumentalist: Alan Labrie
  • COMMUNITY CAROLING
    12:45pm – Meet at church / 1-3pm – Caroling  • Jackson/Bartlett
    Community caroling to neighbors in Jackson and Bartlett.
  • PEACE CONCERT with Dennis O’Neil & Davey Armstrong
    4pm • Jackson Community Church
    Concert by Dennis O’Neil & Davey Armstrong with themes of peace. Includes music from many nations and eras, including favorite tunes by artists such as  Beatles and Bob Marley. Free; donations gratefully accepted.
  • Community Event: DOMINIQUE DODGE in CONCERT
    5pm • Jackson Public Library
    Harp music by Dominique Dodge.
  • Community Event: CHOCOLATE SLEIGH TOURS
    Mulitple times • Nestlenook Farm
    Contact Jackson Chamber of Commerce for more info re any available tickets: 603-383-9356

THIS WEEKEND: Thurs, Nov 28 – Sun, Dec 1



THURS, Nov 28: THANKSGIVING

  • VOLUNTEER to PREP & SERVE FREE MEAL
    12:30pm – Close • American Legion (Tasker Hill Rd), Conway Village
  • FREE MEAL
    1-4pm • American Legion (Tasker Hill Rd), Conway Village
  • FREE MEAL
    12-2pm • Bernerhof Inn, Bartlett
  • FREE MEAL
    12-3pm• 302 West Smokehouse, in Fryeburg, ME

FRI, Nov 29

  • Shopping?
  • Recovery from turkey?
  • Decorate for Christmas?

SAT, Nov 30

  • JINGLE BELL CHOCOLATE SLEIGH TOURS
    11am • Nestlenook Farm
    Contact Jackson Chamber of Commerce for more info re available tickets. 603-383-9356

SUN,  Dec 1 – ADVENT 1

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation.
  • ADVENT 1 WORKSHOP
    9am • Parish House, 1st Floor
    Craft and lesson for first Sunday of Advent. Theme: Hope.
  • WORSHIP: Hope & Mary’s Song
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Message: Mary’s Song
    * Special soloists: Bob Carper & Alyssa Lachappelle
    * Instrumentalist: Alan Labrie
    * Sunday School
  • TREE LIGHTING & SANTA ARRIVAL
    4pm • Gazebo in Jackson, NH
    Caroling with DaCapo Choir, Santa arrives 4:30pm & Christmas Farm Inn & Spa invites everyone back to the Barn for a special Open House with baked treats, hot coco and cider as well as kids crafts & Christmas Holiday Cheer! 
  • JINGLE BELL CHOCOLATE SLEIGH TOURS
    4pm • Nestlenook Farm
    Contact Jackson Chamber of Commerce for more info re any available tickets: 603-383-9356
  • MOUNTAIN TOP BENEFIT CONCERT: Jazz Evening with Cassandre McKinley & the Cold River Radio Band
    7pm • Wildcat Tavern
    Call the Wildcat at 603 383 4245 for tickets ($30/pp) and dinner reservations.

THIS WEEK: Mon, Nov 18 – Sun, Nov 24

EVENTS with JCC: Way Station shifts, Scouts, Staff Annual Review, Deacons Mtg, Multi-Church Bible Study (Light of the World by Amy-Jill Levine), Fitness with Laurie McAleer, Church Council Mtg, Yoga with Anjali Rose, AA, Pastor’s Hours, Interfaith @ Old Red Library, Harvest Potluck Brunch Church, Thankful in the Mountains Ecumenical Gathering (Tin Mtn) AROUND TOWN: Mon – Dine to Donate (Spaghetti Shed for Bartlett Historical Society) , Tue – Dine to Donate & Bingo (Red Parka for Bartlett Library), Thurs – Guest Story Hour (Jxn Public Library), Fri – Environmental Trivia (Tin Mtn), Sat – Wreath Making (Tin Mtn) & Winter Tree ID (Great Glen as Tin Mtn Program) & Mountain Top Orchestra Concert (Tin Mtn), Sun – Thankful in the Mountains Ecumenical Gathering (Tin Mtn)

MON, Nov 18 

  • Graveside Service & Reception: BOB DAVIS
    11am • Dundee Road Cemetery & Red Fox Pub
    Officiated by Rev Gail Pomeroy Doktor.
  • Community Event: DINE to DONATE
    Starts 4:30pm • Joseph’s Spaghetti Shed, Bartlett
    Proceeds from dinner to benefit Bartlett Historical Society for saving, renovation and reopening of the St. Joseph Church as Bartlett History museum. Donation of 20% of the evenings meal receipts to the historical society. Also expect a raffle.
  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS
    9am • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers from JCC work “family hour” shifts at Way Station.

TUE, Nov 19

  • CLERGY LUNCH 
    12:30pm • North Conway, NH
    Gathering of Mt Washington Valley clergy over lunch.
  • STAFF REVIEW
    2:30pm • JCC, Second Floor
    Meeting with musician Alan Labrie for annual review.
  • DEACONS MTG
    4pm • JCC, Second Floor
    Meeting to plan worship and review community care concerns.
  • Community Event: DINE to DONATE & BINGO
    6-8pm • Red Parka Pub
    Proceeds benefit Bartlett Public Library.
  • Multi-Church Event: LIGHT of the WORLD – Study Group 
    6:30pm • North Conway Community Center
    Bring your copy of Amy-Jill Levine’s Light of the World and your own study Bible. Facilitated by Revs Sue Davidson, Gail Doktor, Ruth Shaver.

WED, Nov 20

  • TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer 
    9am • Parish House. 
    Fitness class. Free; open to public. Stretching and fitness workouts with certified fitness coach Laurie McAleer. Exercises can be adjusted to individual needs.
  • COUNCIL MTG 
    7pm • JCC, Second Floor
    Gathering of officers, staff and team liaisons to review decisions for mission & life of church plus governance decisions.

THURS, Nov 21

  • YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • 1st Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church.
  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS
    9am & 5pm • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers from JCC work “adult hour” shifts at Way Station.
  • Community Event: GUEST STORY TIME
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
    Join Emily Benson for story time!

FRI, Nov 22

  • PASTOR’S J-TOWN HOURS
    7-9am • J-Town Deli
    Come by for a chat. Or arrange a separate time to meet and talk and walk with Rev Gail by calling/texting her cell (978.273.0308) or emailing.
  • PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS
    10am – 11:30am • Jackson Community Church
    Come by for a chat. Or arrange a separate time to meet and talk and walk with Rev Gail by calling/texting her cell (978.273.0308) or emailing.
  • Community Event: ENVIRONMENTAL TRIVIA
    6:30-8pm • Tuckerman Brewing, Conway
    Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center at Tuckerman Brewing Co. for a fun evening of environmental trivia, food, beer, & prizes! Come with a team or join one when you arrive. $5 donation per participant.

SAT, Nov 23

  • Community Event: GREENS & WREATH MAKING
    10am – Noon • Tin Mountain Conservation Center
    Create your own balsam wreath with Executive Director Lori Jean Kinsey. $20 materials fee.  Call 447-6991 for reservations.
  • Community Event: WINTER TREE ID
    10am-Noon • At Great Glen Trails, Pinkham Notch
    2-hour field program to identify trees in winter, both deciduous and conifer led by naturalist Dave Govatski.
  • Community Event: MOUNTAIN TOP COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA 
    7:30pm • Tin Mountain Conservation Center
    Directed by Dr. Julia Howell, presents a program of music that evokes the chill of fall and the coming of winter. Suggested donation of $10/pp, $20/family at  door. 

SUN, Nov 24

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation.
  • HARVEST POTLUCK BRUNCH CHURCH:  Gratitude
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Bring potluck brunch item to share. Start in sanctuary then go to Parish House for worship at tables.
    * Thanksgiving Pop-up Choir
    * Instrumentalist: Alan Labrie
  • Ecumenical Event: THANKFUL in the MOUNTAINS
    5:30pm • Tin Mountain Conservation Center
    Clergy from several faith communities invite the public to come and focus on gratitude at this gathering. Expect songs, readings & reflections, and interactive engagement.

THIS WEEK: TUE, Nov 12 – MON, Nov 18


TUE, Nov 12

  • CLERGY LUNCH 
    12:30pm • Center Conway, NH
    Gathering of Mt Washington Valley clergy over lunch.
  • Closed Activity: DAISY SCOUTS
    Afternoon • Parish House, JCC
  • Community Event: ADULT BOOK GROUP – The Ginger Tree
    4:30pm • Jackson Public Library
  • Multi-Church Event: MAKING SENSE of the BIBLE – Study Group 
    6:30pm • North Conway Community Center (Multipurpose Room)
    Bring your copy of Adam Hamilton’s Making Sense of the Bible and your own study Bible. Facilitated by Revs Sue Davidson, Gail Doktor, Ruth Shaver.

WED, Nov 13

  • TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer 
    9am • Parish House. Fitness class. Free; open to public.
    Stretching and fitness workouts with certified fitness coach Laurie McAleer. Exercises can be adjusted to individual needs.
  • GREENING TEAM 
    1pm • Sanctuary, JCC
    Inventory greens & make plans and schedule for decorating church next month.

THURS, Nov 14

  • YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • 1st Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church.
  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS
    9am & 5pm • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers from JCC work “adult hour” shifts at Way Station.
  • Community Event: CRAFTERNOON
    Noon • Jackson Public Library
    Bring a craft to work on.
  • Community Event: ECOFORUM – TIN MTN by the NUMBERS
    Noon • Tin Mountain Conservation Center
    How many students does Tin Mountain teach annually and how many nature programs does it host? How many birds were seen in the Rockwell Sanctuary last summer and how many thousands of feet of stream have been treated to improved trout habitat? Join the Tin Mountain staff for an overview of what happens every year. 
  • Community Event: MIKE DICKSON & WHITE MTNS HIKING HISTORY
    7pm • Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany, NH
    Mike Dickerman, author of the White Mountain Guide and numerous other hiking guides, chronicles the early trails, guides, and path-makers, who, over a 100-year period, helped develop the White Mountain region’s extensive trail network. The program will focus on the period between 1819 and 1925, beginning with the establishment of the historic Crawford Path up Mount Washington and concluding with the completion of the trail network as we know it today.

FRI, Nov 15

  • PASTOR’S J-TOWN HOURS
    7-9am • J-Town Deli
    Come by for a chat. Or arrange a separate time to meet and talk and walk with Rev Gail by calling/texting her cell (978.273.0308) or emailing.
  • PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS
    10am – 11:30am • Jackson Community Church
    Come by for a chat. Or arrange a separate time to meet and talk and walk with Rev Gail by calling/texting her cell (978.273.0308) or emailing.
  • Community Event: LITTLE GNOMES for LITTLE ONES ORNAMENT-MAKING
    3:30pm • Jackson Public Library
    Ornament-making with Kathy. For 8-12 year olds. $15 materials fee. Sewing projects. $15/fee. Link: Online registration form. Other open sessions: Fri, Dec 13 for 8-12yos & Fri, Dec 17 for 5-8yos.
  • 1950s & 1960s CONCERT by Mountain Top Music Vocal Workshop Members
    7pm • Jackson Community Church
    The Mountain Top Adult Singers’ Workshop led by Mary Bastoni presents a program of classics and oldies. Suggested donation at the door = $10/p. Proceeds support Mountain Top Music.

SAT, Nov 16

  • Community Event: EYES on OWLS
    1pm & 5pm • Tin Mountain Conservation Center
    The ever popular owl program from Mark and Marsha Wilson.  They will bring six live owls for this interactive program looking at the features that make owls unique. Reservations requested; call 603-447-6991 for more information. Fee: $10/member, $12/non-member, $25/family

SUN, Nov 17

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation. Guests from Trinity Church — who will be facilitating conversations to help us enter into race & white privilege at Jackson Community Church later in the morning — will join this gathering.
  • FAITH FORMATION
    Youth & family activities and lessons focused on seeds & spices in the bible, from Taste & See series. RSVP if planning to attend.
  • WORSHIP with Taste and See Series: Seeds & Spices
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Reflection: Rev Gail Pomeroy Doktor
    * Instrumentalist: Alan Labrie
    * Novembering continues as we remember those we love & mourn. Bring names, photos or mementoes to add to the Tree of Life in sanctuary.
  • Community Event: MOUNTAIN TOP MUSIC HOME CONCERT with OMAR CHEN GUAY & HANNA SHIELDS
    4pm • Private Home in Silver Lake
    Award-winning Brazilian violinist Omar Chen Guey and esteemed pianist Hannah Shields in a Home Concert overlooking Silver Lake, NH.  More info and tickets.

MON, Nov 18 

  • Community Event: DINE to DONATE
    Starts 4:30pm • Joseph’s Spaghetti Shed, Bartlett
    Proceeds from dinner to benefit Bartlett Historical Society for saving, renovation and reopening of the St. Joseph Church as Bartlett History museum. Donation of 20% of the evenings meal receipts to the historical society. Also expect a raffle.