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: MON, Dec 10 – SUN, Dec 16

At Jackson Community Church and Around Town

This week @ JCC: Tue – Deacons Mtg, Wed – Pastors Hours & Fitness with Laurie McAleer; Thurs – Yoga with Anjali Rose; Fri – Pastors Hours, Sun – Interfaith Gathering (old library) & Worship with Christmas Pageant and  Peace & Pizza Concert with Dennis O’Neil & Davey Armstrong. Around town: Tue – Book Group (library), Thurs – Christmas Concert by Jackson Grammar School (Whitney Community Center), Sat – Craft Fair (Whitney Community Center for Jackson Grammar School) & Christmas Bird Count (ends @ Tin Mountain Conservation Center). Plus Save these Dates: Wed, Dec 19 – Peace Program (old red library), Fri, Dec 21 – Longest Night Winter Solstice Celebration (Tin Mountain Field Station, Jackson)


Ongoing: FRONT ENTRANCE RENOVATION
Tamarack Construction proceeds with installation this week. MON, Dec 10

  • Community Event: WAY STATION TEAM MTG
    4pm • Members of Way Station leadership (day resource center for homeless population in Mt Washington Valley) meet with Vaughan Center leaders to review guidelines under which Vaughan will serve as the Way Station’s fiscal agent. Rev Gail and church members serve on this team.

TUE, Dec 11

  • CLERGY LUNCH
    12:30pm • Members of Clergy of the Eastern Slope gather. Rev Gail belongs to and attends this gathering.
  • DEACONS MTG
    4pm. • Deacons meet to prepare for Christmas worship, January services, and to review visitation and community care.
  • Community Event: ADULT BOOK GROUP
    4:30pm • Jackson Public Library
    Did You Ever Have a Family? adult book discussion

WED, Dec 12

  • PASTOR’S HOURS
    7-9am • Glen Ledge Corner Store & Gas Station. Come by for hot beverage and conversation. Or make a date to go for a walk by calling/texting Rev Gail 978.273.0308 or emailing Rev Gail (gaildoktor@mac.com).
  • TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer
    9am • Parish House, Jackson Community Church.Fitness class. Free; open. to public
  • Community Event: WAY STATION TEAM MTG
    10am • Nativity Lutheran Church, North Conway.
    Meeting of leadership team to review projects leading up to opening of Way Station in early 2019. Rev Gail & church member serve on this team.

THURS, Dec 13

  • Community Event: AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES STEERING COMMITTEE
    8:30am • Gibson Center. Reports on the recommendations of subcommittees regarding actionable projects to nurture an age-friendly experience in the Mt Washington Valley. Guided Gibson Center through AARP as agent of World Health Organization. Rev Gail serves on this task force.
  • INTRODUCTORY YOGA with Anjali Rose 
    9am • Parish House, Jackson Community Church Introductory yoga.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church.
  • Community Event: CHRISTMAS CONCERT
    5:30-7pm • Jackson Grammar School

FRI, Dec  14

  • PASTOR’S HOURS
    7-9am • JTown Deli. Come by for hot beverage and conversation. Or make a date to go for a walk by calling/texting Rev Gail 978.273.0308 or emailing Rev Gail (gaildoktor@mac.com)

SAT, Dec 15

  • Community Event: CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
    Morning • Whitney Community Center.
    Jackson Grammar School’s craft fair. Proceeds from specific tables (White Elephant table) will support the Merriman House’s Music & Memory program for Alzheimer’s patients and the Way Station day resource center serving homeless Mt Washington Valley families. Our Missions team will have a small table at this event.
  • Community Event: CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
    All day • Coordinated by Tin Mountain Conservation Center. Join us for the 30th annual North Conway Christmas Bird Count.  Observers  needed for traveling routes by foot, cross country skis, snowshoes, or by car.  You can also tally birds at your feeder. Meet back at the Nature Learning Center at 5pm to tally our counts and share stories from the day. Call 447-6991 to participate. 

SUN,  Dec 16: Advent 3 – Joy

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING @ OLD LIBRARY
    8am • Old Library. Hot beverages available. Come for poetry, literature, conversation and prayer.
  • YOUTH & CHILDREN
    9am • Church. Prep for pageant.
  • WORSHIP with PAGEANT
    10:30am •  Jackson Community Church.
    • Advent wreath-lighting by family.
    • Accompanist: Alan Labrie
    • Special Music: Gia
  • MISSIONS
    11:30am • Jackson Community Church.
    Missions offers gift cards for supported programs.
  • PEACE & PIZZA CONCERT with Dennis O’Neil & Davey Armstrong
    4pm • Jackson Community Church. These local musicians will perform some of their favorite songs with the theme of peace woven into this rollicking musical mix! Donations welcome; open to the public. The Shannon Door welcomes hungry concert-goers to eat pizza afterward (dining out is at each participant’s own cost).

SAVE THE DATE

Community Events:

PEACE PROGRAM
100th Anniversary of Armistice (Ending WWI)
Wednesday, Dec 19

5-6pm • Old Red Library   Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Armistice and the “War to End All Wars” as the First World War was known. Opportunity for people to bring in poems, songs, artwork, medals received, etc.   Includes:

  • Musical performance of “Christmas in the Trenches” by Dexter Harding.
  • Poetry selections offered by Tony Deluca
  • Other contributions to this topic through poetry, literature and art.

LONGEST NIGHT:
WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
Friday, Dec 21

4:30pm – 6pm (or later)
Tin Mountain Field Station, Tin Mine Rd, Jackson

  • Guided snowshoe walks by Tin Mountain Conservation Center staff
  • Crafts and readings inside
  • Reflections on darkness & light
  • Bonfire outside
  • More activities!

CHRISTMAS at JACKSON COMMUNITY CHURCH

BLUE CHRISTMAS
Thurs, Dec 20

  • 7pm • Come to reflect on grief & loss in the midst of a holiday season.

ADVENT 4: LOVE
Sunday, Dec 23

  • 9am • Advent Workshop
  • 9am • Choir Rehearsal with Ellen Schwindt
  • 10:30am • Worship with Advent Candle Lighting

CHRISTMAS EVE
Monday, Dec 24

  • 5pm • Candlelight Service
    Sing carols, read and reflect on scriptures that re-tell the Nativity Story, and candlelight service with special music!
  • 10pm • Candlelight Service
    Sing carols, read and reflect on scriptures that re-tell the Nativity Story, and candlelight service with special music!

CHRISTMAS MORNING
Tuesday, Dec 25

  • 10:30am • Pajamas, Stories & Bells. Come to church in PJs to ring bells, sing songs, and hear a special Christmas story.
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