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 Week: Mar 19-Mar 25

MON, MAR 19
  • DEACONS
    4pm • Pastor’s Office, Second Floor of JCC
  • REIKI WORKSHOP (private class)
    6pm • Classroom/Betty Whitney Library, Second Floor of JCC
  • JACKSON WRITING GROUP (closed meeting)
    6pm • Parish Hall
TUE, MAR 20
  • JACKSON LIBRARY BOOK GROUP
    4:30pm • Jackson Public Library
    Discussing Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal
WED, MAR 21
  • PASTOR’s DROP-IN 
    7-9am • JTown Deli.
    Come for caffeine, cuisine, and conversation.
  • TUNE UP (Fitness) with LAURIE McALEER 
    10-11am • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church
    Join members of the women’s group and fitness trainer Laurie McAleer for a gentle, introductory fitness class for beginners. Wear comfortably clothing, sensible shoes, and bring a bottle of water. Men and women both welcome to come try this class. Laurie will lead a fitness class that can be customized to each person’s abilities, and help improve overall wellbeing, as well as focusing on body areas that may need additional support and care.
  • COUNCIL
    7pm • Betty Whitney Library, Second Floor of JCC
THURS, MAR 22
  • INTRODUCTORY YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church
    Men and women invited to join instructor Anjali Rose for a gentle, introductory yoga class. Wear stretchy fitness clothing, bring a matt and a cushion/blanket if you have them. $10/class for 6 weeks; payable at beginning of session.  Scholarships available. This session runs through April 19.
  • YOGA & MEDITATION with Charlotte Doucette
    3:30pm • Parish Hall. $10/pp fee. (Scholarships available)
  • SOUP & SKI with FAMILY & FRIENDS
    5pm • Parish Hall of Jackson Community Church
    Gather with members and friends of a few of the valley’s faith communities for soup supper. Menu this week: Italian ‘Senate bean’ soup, salad, bread.
    5:30/6pm •  Meet at church for evening XC ski or snow shoe. Optimal starting point to be determined. Donations will be collected for Jackson Ski Touring Foundation. Bring your own head lamps, ski equipment, layers, and be prepared for outdoor conditions. Ski at your own risk. Bring friends! Open to everyone. All ages welcome. Note: We will continue this practice thru Mar 22, and will end the Lenten soup series with a Maundy Thursday meal on March 29. 
  • AA
    6-7pm • Church Library
FRI, MAR 23
  • Community Event:
    “404 NOT FOUND” Film Screening and SOUP SUPPER

    5-7pm • Gibson Senior Center, North Conway, NH
    Come for movie and a soup supper donated by several valley restaurants. This film screening held in collaboration with Clergy of the Eastern Slope and First Church of North Conway’s Missions Team. “404 Not Found” highlights the homeless youth in NH. Donations will be accepted.Check out the film trailer @  404notfoundfilm.com. Held in collaboration with Governor Sununu’s “Sleep Out”. Kick-starting awareness of and approaches to this valley issue, which will take a valley solution.
  • “Sleep Out” (Stay-Up-Late or Sleep Over at Church)
    8pm, Mar 23 – 9am, Mar 24 • Jackson Community Church
    Dependent on RSVP by youth (5th grade and older) and families. Youth & chaperones may stay late at church. Or spend the night. To be held in solidarity with Gov Sununu’s “Sleep Out” event to raise awareness about homelessness. We will stay up late at Jackson Community Church with games and worship, learn about homelessness in the valley, make civic engagement posters. If some people stay overnight, we will wake up to have breakfast together. RSVP required.

SAT, MAR 24

  • Community Event:
    MARCH
    in JACKSON
    10am • Covered Bridge to Grammar School
  • Community Event:
    TRIVIA GAME
    with Houlihans at
    2:45pm • Jackson Public Library
    Church team(s) to play in trivia contest. If interested, please contact Fred Tompkins to RSVP so we can plan how many participants will play and organize teams. Game starts at 3pm.
SUN, MAR 25: Palm Sunday
  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Madeline’s Deli, Jackson, NH
    Reflection & prayer using literature, sacred texts, personal sharing.
  • ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE
    9am • Jackson Community Church
  • PALM PROCESSION
    9:45am • Jackson Community Church
  • WORSHIP: Palm Sunday
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church

This Week: Feb 27-Mar 5

Highlights: Tue, Feb 27: OptionB study group, deacon’s mtg; Wed, Feb 28: women’s group, council meeting; Thurs, Mar 1: soup & ski; Sun, Mar 4: worship; Mon, Mar 5: Mandala Monday

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