Palm Sunday Schedule

Palm Sunday: April 5
SCHEDULE
8am GATHERING

9am CHOIR REHEARSAL

10:30am WORSHIP

POST-WORSHIP VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR: 

  • To give you a chance to connect, we’ll keep the worship Zoom space open for an extra 10-15 minutes as a virtual “hospitality interlude” after the postlude. You are welcome to remain online and chat awhile. Remember to bring your own cup of tea or coffee along.

Other Palm Sunday Notes:

PALMS: We’re inviting people to pick up palms inside the front entrance to the church between Friday and Saturday. The stalks have been separated into individual bundles, so you may take your own palms without touching other bundles. Or simply bring your own available greenery (pine boughs or leafy branches work) from your garden, yard to the Zoom worship. We’ll use the palms or greenery during worship.
      Alternately, you can download a coloring page ( pattern 1 | pattern 2 | pattern 3 ) for a palm leaf and make one out of paper!
      You’re also invited to place some palms or greenery on your front doors as a sign of hope and solidarity for Holy Week. See more about this idea.

SPECIAL MUSIC: Different Jackson and Bartlett families and individuals have been recording music for worship. Expect some upbeat and meditative musicthis week and for Easter.

COMMUNION ELEMENTS: Additionally, this Sunday is communion. Some people have been preparing for worship by lighting a candle (please attend to safety if you do this) or placing flowers and/or Bibles nearby. We also suggest having an offering jar/glass ready, as a visual reminder to continue supporting the church. These details create a worship-centered atmosphere. For this Sunday, if you want to partake of communion,  please have these suggested elements ready:

  • Small piece of toast or bread, crackers, tortilla chips, or cookies (whatever you might have available).
  • Water, juice, or wine in a glass

We will bless the elements during the online worship. And share them together.

SUPPORT & BLESSINGS
Meanwhile, if you need support, you can reach out to the church by email or contact Rev Gail directly!

Sunday, March 29 Worship

Facebook Live video.

Worship Together @ 10:30 with Jackson Community Church

Live worship is beginning as people gather together. Enjoy an original composition by Alan Labrie at the start of the service. Bring your cup of tea or coffee, your prayerful self, your offering to put in a small cup or glass, and all your fears and hopes. Let us lift each other up this morning. You can go to ZOOM to participate: https://zoom.us/j/142985761

Posted by Jackson Community Church on Sunday, March 29, 2020

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

  • April 5, PALM SUNDAY
    • 8am interfaith gathering (outdoors if possible)
    • 10:30am worship
  • April 7, TUESDAY
    • Final meeting of the Lenten ecumenical study group that’s reading Max Lucado’s Jesus, and meets weekly at Conway Public Library (6-7:30pm), unless public libraries decide to close or cancel public gatherings for safety. If cancelled, we may offer it as a Zoom meeting for those who wish to continue. 
  • April 9, MAUNDY THURSDAY
    • JCC joins the MWV Chavurah for a Passover Seder to be hosted at Gibson Senior Center. RSVPs to JCC by March 24 so we can provide a comprehensive RSVP from our faith community to MWV Chavurah. Cost is $40/pp for full meal (please let us know if you need financial help to attend, scholarships can be made available). Expect worship at tables in groups. MWV Chavurah leaders are deciding (relatively soon) whether to go forward with this event, but they do want RSVPs.
  • April 10, HOLY FRIDAY
    • 12-3pm – “Stations of the cross”. It may be held outside if it’s unsafe to hold it indoors.
    • 6:30pm – Ecumenical Holy Friday service scheduled at First Church of Christ, UCC in North Conway. (Choir rehearsal for the Holy Friday evening ecumenical service would take place earlier, probably 5pm.) This service may be adapted to follow safety precautions for large gatherings during this public health crisis with COVID19.
  • April 12, EASTER SUNDAY
    • 6:15am Sunrise Service (outdoors at gazebo by Historical Society)
    • 8am outdoor services
    • 10:30am service indoors with flowering of the cross, harp music, flute duet, and choir performance plus sacred dance followed by egg hunt.

NOTE:

If we cannot worship together inside, it is likely we’ll go forward with outdoor worship and adapt as possible. Continue to check jacksoncommunitychurch.org website or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jacksoncommunitychurch for updates.

Live-streaming will be an option for worship if we cannot gather indoors. Or for those who need to stay home for their own safety.

MON, April 15 – SUN, April 21 (Holy Week)

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town
Highlights @ JCC: Tue – Deacons & Author’s Night with Janis Pryor’s Dinner with Trixie, Wed – Council Meeting, Thurs – Yoga & AA & Maundy Thursday Meal & Service, Fri – Way of the Cross & Ecumenical Worship (Madison Church), Easter Sun – Sunrise Service (Gazebo) & Easter Worship with Egg Hunt. Around Town: Thurs – Story Time for Toddlers (Jackson Library), Fri – Concert with Dominique Dodge & Trio (Whitney Community Center)


MON, April 15

  • BOSTON MARATHON
    Boston, MA
    Cheer wheelchair athlete Dr William Tan (W45) from Singapore, who races for Bright Happy Power and the Doktor family. #BostonMarathon #GoWilliamTan

TUE, April 16

  • CLERGY LUNCH
    12:30pm • Center Conway, NH
    Clergy of the Eastern Slop gather to prepare Good Friday service. Rev Gail attends.
  • DAISY SCOUTS
    3:45-4:30pm • Parish House, Jackson Community Church
  • DEACON TEAM MEETING
    4pm • 2nd Floor, Jackson Community Church
    Meet to plan worship and care of congregation/community.
  • AUTHOR NIGHT
    7pm • Jackson Community Church
    Dinner with Trixie by Janis Pryor.
    Come for the reading and stay for the Q&A, which promises to be a rich introduction to a larger community conversation about race. Dinner with Trixie explores the past and the present within a slave-owning family, the enduring legacy of racism, personally, institutionally and culturally.

WED, April 17

  • COUNCIL MEETING
    7pm • Jackson Community Church
    Church officers and lay leaders review church operations and mission, make decisions and conduct business for life of church.

THURS, April 18

  • BLISS YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • First Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church. Beginning stretch, flow and align yoga; safe for new practitioners. Weather dependent; if schools are delayed or closed, the class will be cancelled.
  • Community Event: STORY TIME for TODDLERS
    10:30am • Jackson Library
  • MAUNDY THURSDAY 5pm • Jackson Community Church Dinner and worship around common table. Soup & bread supper provided by deacons.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church. 

FRI, April 19

  • STATIONS of the CROSS
    Noon-3pm • Jackson Community Church
  • Community Event: ECUMENICAL HOLY FRIDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
    6:30pm • Madison Church
    Service created in collaboration by several churches in Mt Washington Valley. Pick-up choir directed by Catherine Marker of Madison Church; singers from all churches welcome, music available for your perusal (contact Rev Gail if you want a copy). Officiated by Clergy of the Eastern Slope (Rev Gail participates).
  • Community Event: CONCERT with DOMINIQUE DODGE & TRIO
    7-8:45pm • Whitney Community Center
    Tickets available at the door.

SUN, April 21: EASTER SUNDAY

  • SUNRISE SERVICE 
    6am • Gazeboby Jackson Historical Society
  • ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE
    9am • Jackson Community Church
    Choir Practice with Ellen Schwindt
  • INTER-GENERATIONAL CHOIR PRACTICE
    10am • Jackson Community Church
    Children and youth join adult choir to prepare for worship.
  • EASTER WORSHIP 
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Choral music
    * Harp by Dominique Dodge
    * Flowering of the cross
  • EASTER EGG HUNT 
    11:45am • Jackson Community Church
    Community Easter egg hunt following worship. Children may participate, accompanied by adults.
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