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

LENTEN PROGRAMS

MINDFULNESS for INTENTIONAL WELLBEING
with Anjali Rose
Sundays: Feb 28 & March 14
3-4:15pm • Zoom

The deacons at JCC have crafted this two-part series with Anjali Rose to provide a free self-care and mindfulness experience for our faith community. This experience is open to all. Friends and members welcome.

What is Mindfulness and how better might we use this technique to create well-being in our community and lives? 

During this Mindfulness for Intentional Well-being (2 part series),  Anjali Rose, MEd. 500 RYT, RMT will guide us in exploring the nuances of mindfulness, focusing on the subtle differences each of us can attain in creating awareness for healthy living.   Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment with openness and curiosity.

It has a variety of research-backed impacts, including reduction in stress, and improvements in job satisfaction, emotional regulation, and focus.Mindfulness is a state, a trait, and a practice.

Mindfulness can be thought of a “state,” a “trait” or a “practice.” You can have a moment of mindfulness, which is the state of your mind. You can also have a sustained experience that is more like a habit or strong tendency to be mindful, a trait. Or you can engage in a more intentional practice of mindfulness by using different forms, postures and activities, such as seated mindfulness meditation, mindful walking, and mindful eating. (Mindfulschools.org)

To join us on Sunday February 28 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and Sunday March 14 from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. to explore Mindfulness within this workshop series, simply register here.

A FATHER’S KADISH
Sun, March 21
4pm • Zoom
Event is free, registration will be required.

Documentary Screening and Q&A with
Artist/Potter Steve Branfman & Director Jen Kaplan.

Co-sponsored by Mt Washington Valley Chavurah & Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation

A Father’s Kaddish tells the story of how Steven Branfman used the art of pottery to help him work through his grief after the death of his 23-year-old son. The film is a potent and moving journey through the universal experience of loss, mourning and rebuilding a life. To learn more about the film, please visit: afatherskaddish.com.

Join us for a live Q & A with the director Jen Kaplan and the film’s featured artist, potter, instructor and subject Steven Branfman.


STUDY GROUP
The Walk by Adam Hamilton
Tuesdays during LENT

  • Zoom link and password required. Email the church for this information: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
  • Join Sue Davidson for a bible study focused on The Walk by Adam Hamilton. It helps participants develop five spiritual practices that allow us to walk closer with God.
  • A few copies of this book will be available to borrow (sign them out please) as of Wed, Feb 17 at noon, inside the front doors, on the Lent-Easter library shelves.

This Week at Jackson Community Church: Tue, June 5 – Sun, June 10

Highlights:
  • Wed – fitness
  • Thurs – yoga & dine-to-donate at Shannon Door
  • Fri – JGS Pavilion pegging,
  • Sat – open house at Horton Center,
  • Sun – children & youth worship service

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