TUE, DEC 14 – SUN, DEC 19

TUE, Dec 14

  • CLERGY LUNCH
    12:30pm • Zoom (private meeting)
    Local clergy convene for conversations, ecumenical event-planning, and peer support. Rev Gail attends.
  • Community Event: CHAIR YOGA
    9:15am • Zoom.
    Pre-registration required. Register for the Zoom link. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvd-CpqD4sEtdFkuT2horCr6QrTMdCHnGD. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Classes resume, after this week, on 1/4/22. This class is sponsored by the Whitney Community Center in Jackson for Jackson residents however, non-Jackson residents are encouraged to attend. Non-Jackson residents pay a class fee .More info: https://www.anjali-rose.com/yoga
  • Community Event: FLOW & ALIGN YOGA
    4:30pm • Zoom.
    Pre-registration required. Register for the Zoom link. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrf-Gvqz0sRf0_-P230qBI9VLMei_Ytw Classes resume, after this week, on 1/4/22. This class is sponsored by the Whitney Community Center in Jackson for Jackson residents however, non-Jackson residents are encouraged to attend. Non-Jackson residents pay a class fee. More info: https://www.anjali-rose.com/yoga
  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    10am-7pm • Jackson Library
    Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org

WED, Dec 15

  • FITNESS with Laurie McAleer
    9am • JCC Parish House
    Free to participants. Last class of 2021: sessions resume January at 9:30am on Wednesdays.
  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    2pm-5pm • Jackson Library
    Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • SANCTUARY DECORATING
    1pm • JCC
    Rev Gail and volunteers continue decorating the sanctuary,
  • ADVENT 3-Week Study Group: The Redemption of Scrooge
    5pm: Dec 15, Dec 22 (zoom)
    • Co-facilitated as shared Jackson-Bartlett program by Rev Gail Doktor (Jackson) and Rev Pojen Lee (guest preacher at Bartlett)
    • Free copies of book available in front entrance of Jackson Community Church. Judy Ludgate also has a few copies available for Bartlett Conrgegational Church’s friends and members who may wish to participate.
    • Attend via Zoom link. COntact church for link and password: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org.
    • The Redemption of Scrooge is written by Matt Rawle. Book description: Is redemption possible for Ebenezer Scrooge? Pastor and author Matt Rawle  discovers the teachings of Jesus in the words of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Rawle dives deep into the dark, sad, greedy world of Scrooge and discovers a man in dire need of a second chance. Along with Scrooge, we meet the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future and in the process learn about living with and for others in a world blessed by Jesus. Rediscover and reinvigorate your faith this Advent and Christmas season and look at this familiar classic through the lens of faith.
  • COUNCIL MEETING
    7pm • Zoom.
    Contact church for link and password: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org.
    Leadership meeting with staff, church officers, and team leaders to make decisions that support the church’s mission and operations. Open to public. This month we prepare budget for consideration during January 2022’s annual meeting.

THURS, Dec 16

  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    10am-7pm • Jackson Library
    Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • Community Service: WAY STATION SHIFT
    All Day • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers open day resource center for showers, mail pickup, grocery distribution, more.
  • Community Event: WINTER BIRD ECOLOGY (TIn Mountain Conservation Center)
    7pm • Zoom Link pending.Brush up on your winter bird identification as we review local winter bird field marks as well as pass on a few bird feeding tips for the winter season ahead. This program is a great refresher for the fast approaching Christmas Bird Count. More info: https://www.tinmountain.org/event/winter-bird-ecology-7/
  • Community Event: CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS  with Heather Pierson Jazz Trio (Mountain Top Music)
    7pm/8pm • Majestic Theater, Conway
    Heather Pierson, piano and vocals; Shawn Nadeau, bass, and Craig Bryan, drums, will perform Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at the Majestic Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 and refreshments will be available in the Majestic Cafe. Info & tickets: https://mountaintop.ludus.com/index.php
  • Community Event: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (M&D Theater Productions)
    7:30pm • M&D Theater, North Conway
    Patrick Barlow, writer of the Broadway and West End hit The 39 Steps, has retold Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. This thrilling adaptation uses only five actors to bring some of Dickens’ most beloved characters to life. From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, Barlow’s A Christmas Carol uses nothing more than some simple props, fresh physicality, and the power of imagination to convey this timeless story of redemption. Witness Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from a stingy miser to a man who generously celebrates the spirit of the season all year long, in this highly theatrical adaptation. Tickets and info: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=124639
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Wildcat Tavern: Rafe Matregrano • 6-9pm

FRI, Dec 17

  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    2pm-5pm • Jackson Library
    Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATION
    5pm • Zoom.
    Contact church for link and password: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org.
    Bring your adult beverage and your curiosity for a conversation about our sacred texts.
  • Community Event:  MAJESTIC CAFE Concert: Dan Moore on piano, with Rick Gordon and Mike (Mountain Top Music)
    7pm • Majestic Theater, Conway
    $10/pp. More info: https://mountaintop.ludus.com/index.php?step=seats
  • Community Event: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (M&D Theater Productions)
    7:30pm • M&D Theater, North Conway
    Patrick Barlow, writer of the Broadway and West End hit The 39 Steps, has retold Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. This thrilling adaptation uses only five actors to bring some of Dickens’ most beloved characters to life. From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, Barlow’s A Christmas Carol uses nothing more than some simple props, fresh physicality, and the power of imagination to convey this timeless story of redemption. Witness Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from a stingy miser to a man who generously celebrates the spirit of the season all year long, in this highly theatrical adaptation. Tickets and info: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=124639
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Wildcat Tavern: Al Shafner • 6-9pm
    • Shannon Door: Marty Quirk • 6-9pm
    • Red Parka: Shark Martin• 8-11pm
    • Shovel Handle: Rek’lis Duo • 6-9pm

SAT, Dec 18

SUN, Dec 19

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library next to church (indoors) & Zoom.
    COntact church for link and password: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org.
    Poetry and conversation. Join us. Bring your own hot beverage on cold mornings!
  • WORSHIP IN-PERSON & ZOOM – Advent 4: Love 
    10:30am •  Zoom & Live. Contact church for link and password: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org.
    • Join us for worship with music, scripture, prayer and reflection.
    • Live music by Alan Labrie
    • Advent 4: Love candle-lighting by Robert Carper & Elizabeth Polansky
    • Choral song debut
    • 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.
  • CHRISTMAS STORYTELLING with Doug Brendel 
    4pm • JCC
    Author, minister, and humanitarian Doug Brendel performs Christmas stories in Parish House. Join us for seasonal reflections and delicious goodies. Donations will benefit the nonprofit New Thing and the local nonprofit the Way Station. This will also be livestreamed to Facebook and church website.
  • Community Event: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (M&D Theater Productions)
    3:30pm • M&D Theater, North Conway
    Patrick Barlow, writer of the Broadway and West End hit The 39 Steps, has retold Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. This thrilling adaptation uses only five actors to bring some of Dickens’ most beloved characters to life. From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, Barlow’s A Christmas Carol uses nothing more than some simple props, fresh physicality, and the power of imagination to convey this timeless story of redemption. Witness Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from a stingy miser to a man who generously celebrates the spirit of the season all year long, in this highly theatrical adaptation. Tickets and info: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=124639
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Shannon Door: Riley Parkhurst • 6-9pm

This weekend with JCC and around town: SUN, NOV 28 – MON, NOV 29

SUN, NOV 28: ADVENT 1 – HOPE

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library next to church (indoors) &  Zoom link required
    Poetry and conversation. Join us. Bring your own hot beverage on cold mornings!
  • PAGEANT-WRITING FOLLOW WORKSHOP
    9:15am • JCC Parish Hall
    Youth writers for pageant gather to check-in on next steps, preparation, etc.
  • WORSHIP (virtual/zoom) & IN-PERSON: ADVENT 1 – HOPE
    10:30am •  Zoom link required
    • Join us for worship with music, scripture, prayer and reflection.
    • First Advent (hope) candle-lighting led by White family
    • Choir song debut: O Magnum Mysterium
    • Note to zoom: Prepare to light your candles at home. Even if you only have one candle ready for this Sunday morning, have your candle with you at home to light along with the ones lit at church!
    • Live music by Alan Labrie
    • Message with Rev Gail Doktor
    • In-person attendance requires social distancing and maskingfor 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 Event: TREE-LlGHTING, CAROLING & SANTA
    4:30pm • Gazebo across from Grammar School next to Jackson Historical Society:
    The Christmas Farm Inn is again sponsoring the tree lighting Sunday, Nov 28 at 4:30. There will be caroling by the Da Capo Choir. The Christmas Farm Inn will have hot chocolate and some treats at the gazebo.
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Shannon Door: Riley Parkhurst • 6-9pm

MON, Nov 29

  • Community Event: DINE-to-DONATE for WAY STATION
    4:30pm – Close  • Flatbread Pizza
    Come eat good pizza, hang out with Way Station board of directors and volunteers, and help raise funds for a local cause. Plus quilt raffle closes at 10pm on Mon, Nov 29! Final chance to place bids. Quilting bid site:https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/index.cfm?auctionID=28595

This Week @ JCC: MON, Nov 26 – SUN, Dec 2

MON, Nov 26 – SUN, Dec 2
This week @ JCC: Wed – Fitness & Pastor’s Hours & Women’s Holiday Luncheon (Linda’s house) & Decoration Inventory; Thurs – Yoga & Hanging of the Greens (decorate church for Christmas); Sun – Interfaith Gathering (old library) & Choir Practice & Worship. Around town: Tue – Knitting (new library); Thurs – Documentary ‘Saving Snow’ (Tin Mtn Conservation Ctr); Fri – Age-Friendly Community health committee mtg (Gibson Center); Sat – Mini Book Sale (old red library). Plus … Save These Dates: Dec 9 – Community Christmas Caroling and Peace & Pizza Concert; Dec 16 – Christmas Pageant; Dec 19 – Peace Program (old red library)

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Christmas-y Acts of Kindness

DROP OFF 2018 CALENDARS for GIBSON CENTER

These calendars are collected and distributed to seniors through the Gibson Center, including delivery out to people receiving Meals on Wheels in their homes. Bring them to church and add them to the cardboard collection box in Parish Hall at the church.

SIGN UP to PROVIDE MEALS for MURPHY FAMILY

Due to the recent death of Mike Murphy, the community has resumed the Meal Train coordination again to help Amiee Murphy and her children through this time of transition and loss.

You can sign up to deliver meals using MealTrain link below; it keeps a calendar so that you can choose a date when the family isn’t covered for a meal. You can also watch this site for additional needs that the family might identify.

Open the Meal Train Plus

For more details, please contact Amanda Murphy 603-733-6132, or Susan Ross-Parent 603- 383-6861 (work phone at Jackson Grammar School) or 603-730-7572 (home).

COME CAROL to NEIGHBORS
(or connect a neighbor to receive carolers)

On Sunday, Dec 17 we plan to leave around NOON from the church for the second annual caroling outing to Jackson Village and Glen area. We sing for those who can’t get out or who might enjoy a little caroling cheer. We also leave them with a small poinsettia as a remembrance of the season.

If you have a neighbor to include on the caroling route, please send Jeanette Heidmannyour suggestions by mid-week with contact information; we’ll add them if possible. We contact folks ahead of time to make sure they will be home.

Note: we plan to carol in two groups on two routes. Please RSVP if you plan to carol, although we’ll welcome last-minute additions, too. Children, families, and adults all welcome to come sing!

Spread the word. For those who sang last year, it was one of the most memorable experiences of the season, if not the year.

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