LENTEN RESOURCES

Acts of Kindness & Giving for Lent
(guides and calendars sourced from several organizations)

Reflections and Meditations

  • Coloring the Psalms Devotional Guide and Coloring Pages.
    *Already printed and available* at front of church, which is always open. Or accessible as downloadable multi-page PDF files from Jackson Community Church’s website. Due to licensing, the link will be sent by email to all church friends and members … if you want to participate, and didn’t receive this email already, sign up on this site to receive our email and we will forward the links to download the PDF files. Or email us directly for the link.
  • UCC (United Church of Christ)’s Still Speaking Daily Devotional messages. Sign up to receive these.
  • UCC (United Church of Christ)’s Still Speaking Podcast. Sign up for podcast
  • Mindfulness Applications for computers and mobile devices from Thich Nhat Hahn’s Plum Village (in the engaged Buddhist tradition)
  • Jan Richardson’s Painted Prayerbook blog entries
  • Maren Tirabassi’s Gifts in Open Hands blog with daily Lenten posts
  • Daily Meditations by Fr Richard Rohr, sign up to receive these
  • Living Lent Daily: Ignatian Spirituality daily meditations for Lent . Sign up to receive daily email meditations and devotional activities.
  • Social Justice Lectionary: Downloadable guide to readings and activities surrounding social justice issues. Extension of MLK Day initiatives.

This Week: Jan 22-28

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church: Jan 22-28

MON, JAN 22

  • CATHERINE PFEIFFER WAKE & FUNERAL
    9:30-11:30am • Wake at Everett’s Funeral Home, Natick, MA.
    Noon • Funeral at St Patricks Cathedral, Natick, MA.

TUE, JAN 23

  • SMALL GROUP STUDY & REFLECTION

    4pm • Pastor’s Office. Readings from Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A few copies reserved at library under Jackson Community Church book group. This group will meet weekly through January to read and reflect on this book. 1-2 copies are also available for purchase at White Birch Books. (This gathering is subject to weather conditions, of course.)

WED, JAN 24

  • PASTOR’S J-TOWN HOURS
    7-9am • J-Town Deli. Drop by for hot beverage, good food, and a visit.
  • PASTOR’s OFFICE HOURS
    10am-Noon • Jackson Community Church.
  • ANNUAL MEETING & POTLUCK
    6pm •  Potluck
    7pm • Annual Meeting (annual report is available at church in advance)

THURS, JAN 25

  • CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICES

    3:30pm • Yoga with Charlotte Doucette • Parish Hall. $10/pp fee. (Scholarships available)
    4:40pm • Guided Meditation with Charlotte Doucette (if yoga class is held, dependent on attendance) • Upstairs classroom. Free.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Church Library

SUN, JAN 28

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING

    8am • Madeline’s Deli, Jackson, NH
    Starts indoors. Reflection & prayer using literature, sacred texts, personal sharing. Continuation of ‘outdoor gathering’ that was affectionately called ‘gazebo church.’
  • BLESSINGS of BODIES, BOOTS n BINDINGS

    9am • Jackson XC Ski Center. On-site blessings for skiers.
  • ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE
    9am • Jackson Community Church
  • WORSHIP
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church