CHRISTMAS WEEK & WEEKEND

Fri, Dec 24: OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS EVE

  • 5pm – Outdoor Service of Scripture, Songs & Candlelight (in-person only / non-zoom event)
    Come to the church campus. Start with mulled cider or hot cocoa, walk the stations of the nativity, sing favorite carols (masked), listen to scripture, share candlelight.

Fri, Dec 24: Virtual Christmas Eve

Sat, Dec 25: CHRISTMAS MORNING – PAJAMAS, BELLS, STORY & CAROLS

  • 10:30am • Pajamas, Bells, Story & Carols (in-person & zoom)
    Come to church in your pajamas, bring bells or ring the ones we share, listen to a story, sing carols (in-person & zoom).
    Live music for carol-sing by Sue Titus Reid (weather permitting for piano accompaniment).
    Storytelling by Rev Gail Doktor.
    Contact church for link and password: jcchurch@jacksconcommunitychurch.org

Sun, Dec 26: WORSHIP & CAROL-SING

  • 10:30am • Carol-Sing & Scriptures (in-person only, no zoom).
    Led by deacons, carol-sing live accompaniment by Alan Labrie.
    Contact church for link and password: jcchurch@jacksconcommunitychurch.org

Christmas Eve (Thurs, Dec 24) & Christmas Morning (Fri, Dec 25) Services

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with Jackson Community Church: 

THURS, Dec 24: CHRISTMAS EVE

  • 5pm • OUTDOOR CANDLELIGHT WALK 
    JCC grounds
    Outside on JCC grounds. In-person. Social distance. Masks required. Gather outside for a firelit journey with carols (sung to you) and the Christmas story shared in a walk between a few ‘stations’ around the church grounds, ending in front of the Christmas trees with candlelight. Dress for cold, wet outdoor weather; we anticipate holding this service regardless of the precipitation. 
  • 9pm • CHRISTMAS EVE with CAROLS & LESSONS by CANDLELIGHT zoom)
     Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88269812031?pwd=V3JGM3JFTGNJdE5xWWlNejdCYnF2QT09
    Or call by touch-tone phone: 929.436.2866, Meeting ID: 882 6981 2031, Passcode: 5420531380
    • The Christmas story shared in brief readings to narrate the lighting of each Advent candle leading up to the Christ candle.
    • You may pick up white Christmas Eve candles, if you want those in addition to Advent candles (sets of Advent candles remain available inside front entrance of church). Or light your own candles at home!
    • Music fills the evening: carols, Christmas choral pieces prepared by the JCC choir, and special music by members of the church will round out the service.
    • Rev Gail Doktor and Alan Labrie will host the service from within the church, but we are asking everyone to remain safely at home on Christmas Eve (come to the outdoor 5pm gathering if you want an in-person experience).
    • You may share this zoom link with anyone you want to invite! Please don’t post it to social media.

FRI, Dec 25: CHRISTMAS MORNING

  • 10:30am • CHRISTMAS STORYTELLING & CAROL-SING
    Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85400592530?pwd=YWhYdllBVWxsUC9SR0dLeFRsUit3dz09
    Or call by touch-tone phone: 929.436.2866, Meeting ID: 854 0059 2530, Passcode: 462442370
    • The annual tradition of storytelling and carols continues.
    • If you have bells at home, have them handy for the storytelling!
    • Stay in your pajamas: it’s tradition.
    • Rev Gail will host the service from within the church, but we are asking everyone to remain safely at home.
    • Sue Titus Reid plays piano prelude and postlude.
    • You may share this zoom link with anyone you want to invite! Please don’t post it to social media.
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