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

JCC & Around Town: TUE, DEC 7 – SUN, DEC 12

TUE, Dec 7

  • 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. Options: 3 weeks, 6 weeks, or drop-in. / 3 Week Series Begins 11/30. / 6 Week Series Begins 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 . Join Anjali for this exercises class using light hand weights, a strap, blocks and a tennis or myofascial ball. We will perform most of our exercises sitting in a chair with core strength and joint mobility as our focus. Chair exercises can be very effective in strengthening and stretching the body and is cued for individuals to listen to their own bodies. 3-week series – $30* / 6-week series – $60* / Drop-in – $12*. + 3% credit card processing fee if paying online. *A portion is donated back to the Whitney Community Center! 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 Options: 3 weeks, 6 weeks, or drop-in . / 3 Week Series Begins 11/30 / 6 Week Series Begins 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. Props include a mat, eye pillow, and blanket. Fees: 6-week series – $60 / Drop-in – $12 + 3% credit card processing fee if paying online. 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 8

  • FITNESS CLASS with Laurie McAleer
    9am • JCC
    Free fitness class. Personalize your wellness routine with Laurie McAleer
  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    2pm-5pm • Jackson Library
    Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • ADVENT 3-Week Study Group: The Redemption of Scrooge
    5pm: Dec 8, Dec 15, Dec 22 (zoom)
    • RSVP to jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org so we can provide a copy of the book.
    • Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83028442916. Option: Call in via touch-tone phone: 929.436.2866 Meeting ID: 83028442916 (#)
    • 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.
    • Combine with suggested social outing (for those who choose to participate in theater experience) to enjoy A Christmas Carole performed by M&D Playhouse.

THURS, Dec 9

  • 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, and more
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Wildcat Tavern: Rafe Matregrano • 5:30pm-8:30pm

FRI, Dec 10

  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    2pm-5pm • Jackson Library
    Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    2-5pm • Jackson Library
    • Masks and distance will be strictly required while in the building. If you’re unable to mask, you can still take advantage of our pickup or delivery service – simply let us know what you need.
    • Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATION
    5pm • Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83028442916
    Option: Call in via touch-tone phone: 929.436.2866 Meeting ID: 83028442916 (#)
    Bring your adult beverage and your curiosity for a conversation about our sacred texts.
  • Community Event: Mountain Top Music Concert: MAJESTIC CAFE: Al Hospers and Mike Sakash
    7pm/8pm • Majestic Theater, Conway
    $10/pp. More info: https://mountaintop.ludus.com/index.php?step=seats
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Wildcat Tavern: Al Shafner • 6-9pm
    • Shannon Door: Marty Quirk • 6-9pm
    • Red Parka: Nasty Habits-Rolling Stones Tribute Band • 8-11pm
    • Shovel Handle: Bobby Sheehan • 6-9pm

SAT, Dec 11

Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
10am-2pm • Jackson Library
Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.orgCommunity Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN

  • Wildcat Tavern: COld River Radio SHow: Cold River Radio Band with vocalist Cassandra McKinley, of course with Jonathan Sarty,•7pm  – SOLD OUT
  • Shannon Door:  Marty Quirk • 7-10pm
  • Red Parka: Rek’lis• 8-11pm
  • Shovel Handle: Randy Messineo • 6-9pm

SUN, Dec 12

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library next to church (indoors) & Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/142985761?pwd=T214WDhHRmxoYXE0dWRCNk53SFppQT09
    Poetry and conversation. Join us. Bring your own hot beverage on cold mornings!
  • PAGEANT PREP
    9:30am • JCC
    Scheduled and drop-in pageant participants welcome: arrive by 9:30am to get a costume and assignment.
  • WORSHIP (Zoom) & IN-PERSON – Advent 3: Joy & CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
    10:30am •  Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/142985761?pwd=T214WDhHRmxoYXE0dWRCNk53SFppQT09
    • Join us for worship with music, scripture, prayer and reflection.
    • Live music by Alan Labrie
    • Advent 3: Joy candle-lighting by Battenfelder family
    • Christmas Pageant written and narrated by youth
    • 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. Option: Call on touch-tone phone: 929.436.2866, Meeting ID: 142985761, Password: 603603
  • CAROLING to COMMUNITY
    1-3pm • JCC
    Carolers visit local neighbors. Please RSVP to church  if planning to carol!

This Week: Sun, Aug 26 – Sun, Sept 2

This Week at Jackson Community Church
and Around Town

This week @ JCC – Wed, 8/29: Fitness tune-up with Laurie McAleer, Thurs, 8/30: Yoga with Anjali Rose, Sun, 9/2: Gazebo led by Sandi & Eileen & Denise and trad’l worship with favorite songs & scripture plus guest soloist Kevin O’Neill and start-up of church choir rehearsals for the fall. Plus community events – Sun, 8/26: Bach festival in No Conway, Mon, 8/27: covered bridge closings begins on weekdays, Tue, 8/28: farmer’s market, Wed, 8/29 – Wednesday at Wildcat, Thurs, 8/30: back to school, Sat, 9/1: Fall Book Sale at old library.

Note: Rev Gail Doktor will be on vacation through Sat, Sept 8. See below for coverage in case of pastoral care emergencies.
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