Events with JCC and Around Town: NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 4

Events with JCC and around town: Decorate the church, train rides, winter tree ID, sleigh rides, jazz, Nutcracker Sweets, music around town, Advent 2: Peace worship,  and more!

TUE, Nov 29

  • FITNESS CLASS  with Laurie McAleer
    9:30am • Jackson Community Church
    • Free to all participants.
    • Gentle, chair-based stretch and fitness for all levels of ability
  • DECORATE CHURCH
    10:45am • JCC
    • Voilunteers help finalize decoration of sanctuary
  • Community Event: TICKETS for NUTCRACKER SWEETS on sale Call 207.935.4020
    • Dec 3rd (Sat) @ 5pm and Dec 4th (Sun) @ 2pm: Act One Dance Company presents Nutcracker Sweets.
    • Performed at Leura Hill Eastman PAC at the Fryeburg Academy
    • Members of our church community performing in this show.
    • Tickets will be on sale at the studio (Tina Titzer’s School of Dance) and also at Spice and Grain.
    • Note: Attending the December dance performance is an optional event to complement the church’s 3-week Advent book study of Matt Rawle’s The Gifts of the Nutcracker. JCC friends and members will attend the Saturday performance; participants must order their own tickets at phone number above. 
  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
  • Community Events: HOOT NIGHT
    • Wildcat Tavern: Jonathan Sarty hosts • 6-8:30pm

WED, Nov 30

THURS, Dec 1

  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
  • Community Service: WAY STATION 
    2-5 • Food collection & distribution
    10-6 • Open shift for drop-ins and apts.
    • Staff and volunteers of JCC participate. Operating in church basement this week: Nativity Lutheran.
  • Community Event: JOURNEY to the NORTH POLE (Believe in Books / Theater in the Woods / Conway Scenic RR)
    • Early – 4:15pm (Boarding begins at 3:45pm) & Late – 7:15pm (Boarding begins at 6:45pm)
    • Info & tickets: Journey to the North Pole including online tickets, dates, departure times and more.
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Shannon Door: Jeremy Dean • 6-8pm
    • Red Parka Pub: Closed for vacation
    • Wildcat Tavern: Al Hospers

FRI, Dec 2

  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
  • C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATION
    5pm • Zoom link required
    • Or dial by your location: 929 436 2866, Meeting ID: 830 2844 2916
    • Join us for cocktails and discussion of this week’s scripture with art
  • Community Event: JOURNEY to the NORTH POLE (Believe in Books / Theater in the Woods / Conway Scenic RR)
    • Early – 4:15pm (Boarding begins at 3:45pm) & Late – 7:15pm (Boarding begins at 6:45pm)
    • Info & tickets: Journey to the North Pole including online tickets, dates, departure times and more.
  • Community Event: SLEIGH RIDES @ Nestlenook Farm
    Nestlenook Farm, 66 Dinsmore Road, Jackson, NH
  • Community Event: FIRST FRIDAY – Dark Train Express
    Noon • Majestic Cafe, Conway
    • Dark Train Express quartet (Chad Cummings, Eben Eastman, Gideon Richard and Joseph Della Valla) will play a spirited hour of Cummings’ pop/rock/jazz fusion originals. Admission is by donation, with open seating in the spacious and well-ventilated Majestic Theatre on Main Street in Conway. Pre-concert donations may be made here. Walk-ins are also welcome.
    • Tickets: https://mountaintop.ludus.com/index.php
  • Community Event: MAJESTIC CAFE CONCERT – The Dan Moore Trio
    6:30 pm • Majestic Cafe, Conway, NH
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Wildcat Tavern: Al Shafner • 6-9pm
    • Shannon Door: Marty Quirk • 6-9pm
    • Red Parka Pub: The Echo Tones • 8-11pm
    • Shovel Handle Pub; Mountain Music Series – Special Appearance By Annie Sumi from Ontario •  5:30-8:30pm

SAT, Dec 3

  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
  • Community Event: WINTER TREE ID
    10am • Nansen Wayside Park, Milan, NH
    • 2-hour field program on how to identify trees in winter, both deciduous and conifer. Naturalist Dave Govatski will take participants through the unique characteristics and identifiers of the region’s trees, including twig characteristics, branch arrangement, and bark, this program is appropriate for all levels. We hope you join us! Dress for the weather and bring water & a snack.
    • Space is limited and registration is required. Call 603-447-6991 or click here to register.
  • Community Event: TMCC Nature Learning Center Tour 1pm • Tin Mtn Conservation Ctr, Albany
    • Tin Mountain Conservation Center’s Nature Leaning Center is an exquisitely designed, built and operated “net zero” facility that utilizes both solar-electric and solar-thermal technologies. Our tour includes the many features created by locally sourced materials, the building’s energy systems, extensive natural history library, animal mount display and countless natural treasures. For those who are interested in walking the new accessible trail, bring weather-appropriate clothing and footwear traction for a guided tour of the 1.2 mile “lollipop loop”. The TMCC Nature Learning Center tour offers an informative, fun and beautiful weekend activity.
  • Community Event: NUTCRACKER SWEETS Dec 3rd (Sat) @ 5pm and Dec 4th (Sun) @ 2pm • Leura Hill Eastman PAC at the Fryeburg Academy
    • Call 207.935.4020 fot tickets
    • Members of our church community performing in this show.
    • Tickets will be on sale at the studio (Tina Titzer’s School of Dance) and also at Spice and Grain.
    • Note: Attending the December dance performance is an optional event to complement the church’s 3-week Advent book study of Matt Rawle’s The Gifts of the Nutcracker. JCC friends and members will attend the Saturday performance; participants must order their own tickets at phone number above. 
  • Community Event: JAZZ for the HOLIDAYS Home Concert in Silver Lake
    2:3pm (sold out) & 7:30pm ª Silver Lake Private Residence
  • Community Event: SLEIGH RIDES @ Nestlenook Farm
  • Community Event: SANTA’s HOLIDAY EXPRESS
    Conway Scenic Railroad
    • Book your tickets online ahead of time
    • Admission rates vary. Visit the Conway Scenic Railroad website for booking details and additional Santa’s Holiday Express info.
  • Community Event: JOURNEY to the NORTH POLE (Believe in Books / Theater in the Woods / Conway Scenic RR)
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Shannon Door: Sheehan & Holden • 7-10pm
    • Red Parka Pub: The Big Picture • 8-11pm
    • Wildcat Tavern: Jonathan Sarty • 6-8:30pm

SUN, DEC 4 – ADVENT 2

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old red library or Zoom link required
    • Join us for poetry, conversation, and prayer.
  • WORSHIP with ADVENT 2: Peace
    10:30am • JCC in-person or Zoom link required
    • Advent candle-lighting
    • Message: Rev Gail Doktor
    • Music Sharon Novak
  • Community Event: NUTCRACKER SWEETS Dec 3rd (Sat) @ 5pm and Dec 4th (Sun) @ 2pm • Leura Hill Eastman PAC at the Fryeburg Academy
    • Call 207.935.4020 fot tickets
    • Members of our church community performing in this show.
    • Tickets will be on sale at the studio (Tina Titzer’s School of Dance) and also at Spice and Grain.
    • Note: Attending the December dance performance is an optional event to complement the church’s 3-week Advent book study of Matt Rawle’s The Gifts of the Nutcracker. JCC friends and members will attend the Saturday performance; participants must order their own tickets at phone number above. 
  • Community Event: SLEIGH RIDES @ Nestlenook Farm
    Nestlenook Farm, 66 Dinsmore Road, Jackson, NH
  • Community Event: SANTA’s HOLIDAY EXPRESS
    Conway Scenic Railroad
    • Book your tickets online ahead of time
    • Admission rates vary. Visit the Conway Scenic Railroad website for booking details and additional Santa’s Holiday Express info.
  • Community Event: JOURNEY to the NORTH POLE (Believe in Books / Theater in the Woods / Conway Scenic RR)
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Shannon Door: Mike & Becca • 6-9pm
    • Red Parka Pub: Blue Sunday with Erin Harpe • 5-8pm

2022 Holiday Sneak Peek: Thanksgiving, Advent & Christmas Offerings – Save the dates, reserve the book, get the tickets, and more!

THANKSGIVING & NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Ongoing until sold out:TICKETS for NUTCRACKER SWEETS on sale

  • Call 207.935.4020
    • Acquire tickets for: Dec 3rd (Sat) @ 5pm and Dec 4th (Sun) @ 2pm: Act One Dance Company presents Nutcracker Sweets.
    • Performed at Leura Hill Eastman PAC at the Fryeburg Academy
    • Members of our church community performing in this show.
    • Tickets will be on sale at the studio (Tina Titzer’s School of Dance) and also at Spice and Grain.
    • Note: Attending the December dance performance is an optional event to complement the church’s 3-week Advent book study of Matt Rawle’s The Gifts of the Nutcracker.
    • JCC friends and members will attend the Saturday performance; participants must order their own tickets at phone number above.

SUN, Nov 13 & 20– CHOIR PRACTICE for ADVENT SONG

SUN, Nov 20 – HARVEST BRUNCH CHURCH (In-person only)

  • 10:30am – WORSHIP at JCC
  • Bring side dish, appetizer, or dessert to share
  • Gather in sanctuary and then go to parish house to eat, sing, pray, worship, and share conversation about gratitude
  • Return pledge cards — being mailed out this week — to be collected and blessed  

ADVENT SEASON

SUN, Nov 27 –WORSHIP – Advent 1: Hope

  • 10:30am • WORSHIP (in-person & zoom)
    • Piano: Sharon Novak
    • Message: Gail Doktor
    • Text: Luke 1: 1-24 (excerpts)
    • Advent 1 Question 1: How will I know that this is so?
    • First readers to light Advent candles

TUE, Nov 29 – GREENERY-DECORATING WORKSHOP

  • 10:45am • GREENERY-DECORATING WORKSHOP for JCC Windows
    Join us in parish house to decorate greenery for sanctuary windows

WED, Nov 30 – GREENING the SANCTUARY

  • 9:30am – Noon (or later) • GREENING the SANCTUARY
    Come to help put up tree, window and door decorations, trees inside and outside

SAT, Dec 3 – NUTCRACKER OUTING

  • 5pm • NUTCRACKER Sweets
  • Pewrformed by Act One Dance Company / Tina Titzer / Leura Eastman Theater, Fryeburg Acadamy, Fryeburg, ME
  • Call to purchase tickets: 207-935-4020

SUN, Dec 4 – WORSHIP – Advent 2: Peace

  • 10:30am •WORSHIP (in-person & zoom)
    • Piano: Sharon Novak
    • Message: Gail Doktor
    • Advent 2: Question 2: How Can This Be?
    • Text: Luke 1: 26-38 (excerpts)
    • Communion
    • Second group of readers to light Advent candles

TUE, Dec 6 – ADVENT STUDY:The Gift of the Nutcracker (zoom)

WED, Dec 7 – ADVENT STUDY:The Gift of the Nutcracker

  • 9am • JCC (zoom and in-person) •
  • The Gift of the Nutcracker by Matt Rawle
  • RSVP to reserve copy of the book: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
  • First gathering to discuss the first section of book

SUN, Dec 11 –WORSHIP & PAGEANT – Advent 3: Joy (Pageant?)

  • 10:30am •WORSHIP PAGEANT (in-person & zoom)
    • Piano: Sharon Novak
    • Advent 3: Question 3: Why has this happened to me?
    • Text: Luke 1: 39-56
    • Third group of readers to light Advent candles

SUN, Dec 11 –COMMUNITY CAROLING

  • 12:30pm • Gather in church parking lot
  • Drive (ride share or caravan if possible) to Jackson and Bartlett households

TUE, Dec 13 – ADVENT STUDY:The Gift of the Nutcracker (zoom)

  • 6pm • zoom only
  • The Gift of the Nutcracker by Matt Rawle
  • RSVP to reserve copy of the book: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
  • Second gathering to discuss the second section of book

WED, Dec 14 – ADVENT STUDY:The Gift of the Nutcracker

  • 9am • JCC (zoom and in-person) •
  • The Gift of the Nutcracker by Matt Rawle
  • RSVP to reserve copy of the book: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
  • Second gathering to discuss the second section of book

SUN, Dec 18 – WORSHIP – Advent 4: Love

  • 10:30am • WORSHIP  (in-person & zoom)
    • Piano: Sharon Novak
    • Message: Gail Doktor
    • Advent 4: Question 4: What then will this child become?
    • Text: Luke 1: 57- 80
    • Fourth group of readers to light Advent candles

SUN, Dec 18 – PEACE CONCERT w/ Dennis & Davey

  • 3pm • PEACE CONCERT w/ Dennis & Davey
  • Free concert in JCC sanctuary to celebrate peace

TUE, Dec 20 – ADVENT STUDY:The Gift of the Nutcracker (zoom)

  • 6pm • zoom only
  • The Gift of the Nutcracker by Matt Rawle
  • RSVP to reserve copy of the book: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
  • Second gathering to discuss the second section of book

WED, Dec 21 – ADVENT STUDY:The Gift of the Nutcracker

  • 9am • JCC (zoom and in-person) •
  • The Gift of the Nutcracker by Matt Rawle
  • RSVP to reserve copy of the book: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
  • Second gathering to discuss the second section of book

CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY

SAT, Dec 24 – CHRISTMAS EVE

  • 5pm OUTDOOR SERVICE with CAROLS, LESSONS & CANDLELIGHT
    • Hot cider
    • Refreshmentds
    • Firepit
    • Caroling as we walk the journey of the holy family
    • Scripture
    • Candlelight & prayer
  • 7:30pm • CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
    • In-person and zoom
    • Tradiotional indoor service with carols, scripture, candelight
    • Candelight
    • Carols
    • Live music
  • 10pm • CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
    • In-person (zoom under consideration)
    • Tradiotional indoor service with carols, scripture, candelight
    • Candelight
    • Carols
    • Live music

SUN, Dec 25 – CHRISTMAS SUNDAY – Stories and Bells

  • 10:30am • STORIES & BELLS
    (in-person & zoom)
    • Piano: Sue Titus-Reid
    • Message: Gail Doktor
    • Text: Children’s Story
    • Come in your pajames or favorite casual attire
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