This weekend with JCC and around town: SUN, NOV 28 – MON, NOV 29

SUN, NOV 28: ADVENT 1 – HOPE

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library next to church (indoors) &  Zoom link required
    Poetry and conversation. Join us. Bring your own hot beverage on cold mornings!
  • PAGEANT-WRITING FOLLOW WORKSHOP
    9:15am • JCC Parish Hall
    Youth writers for pageant gather to check-in on next steps, preparation, etc.
  • WORSHIP (virtual/zoom) & IN-PERSON: ADVENT 1 – HOPE
    10:30am •  Zoom link required
    • Join us for worship with music, scripture, prayer and reflection.
    • First Advent (hope) candle-lighting led by White family
    • Choir song debut: O Magnum Mysterium
    • Note to zoom: Prepare to light your candles at home. Even if you only have one candle ready for this Sunday morning, have your candle with you at home to light along with the ones lit at church!
    • Live music by Alan Labrie
    • Message with Rev Gail Doktor
    • In-person attendance requires social distancing and maskingfor 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.
  • Community Event: TREE-LlGHTING, CAROLING & SANTA
    4:30pm • Gazebo across from Grammar School next to Jackson Historical Society:
    The Christmas Farm Inn is again sponsoring the tree lighting Sunday, Nov 28 at 4:30. There will be caroling by the Da Capo Choir. The Christmas Farm Inn will have hot chocolate and some treats at the gazebo.
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Shannon Door: Riley Parkhurst • 6-9pm

MON, Nov 29

  • Community Event: DINE-to-DONATE for WAY STATION
    4:30pm – Close  • Flatbread Pizza
    Come eat good pizza, hang out with Way Station board of directors and volunteers, and help raise funds for a local cause. Plus quilt raffle closes at 10pm on Mon, Nov 29! Final chance to place bids. Quilting bid site:https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/index.cfm?auctionID=28595

This Week @ JCC: MON, Nov 26 – SUN, Dec 2

MON, Nov 26 – SUN, Dec 2
This week @ JCC: Wed – Fitness & Pastor’s Hours & Women’s Holiday Luncheon (Linda’s house) & Decoration Inventory; Thurs – Yoga & Hanging of the Greens (decorate church for Christmas); Sun – Interfaith Gathering (old library) & Choir Practice & Worship. Around town: Tue – Knitting (new library); Thurs – Documentary ‘Saving Snow’ (Tin Mtn Conservation Ctr); Fri – Age-Friendly Community health committee mtg (Gibson Center); Sat – Mini Book Sale (old red library). Plus … Save These Dates: Dec 9 – Community Christmas Caroling and Peace & Pizza Concert; Dec 16 – Christmas Pageant; Dec 19 – Peace Program (old red library)

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Youth & Family Activities: Advent & Christmas

Youth & Family Activities Highlighted
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS
SUN, Dec 3 Advent 1: Hope
  • 9am – Advent Workshop: Hope, Peace, Love & Joy

    Make cookie dough ornaments for your house and for the church! Plus second chance to create an Advent Log (church provides candles, greens, etc. … if you didn’t get the chance to make a log last week)
    Plus: Take home a “25 Days of Kindness” Advent Calendars: At the church we’re using a different sort of countdown for you … empty bags plus an Advent Calendar with suggested acts of kindness, as well as a wish-list from local nonprofit organizations. Each day, you can choose to perform an act of kindness or to collect and drop an item from the wish lists into the bag. Above is the list which Sunday’s group of students brainstormed as possible acts of kindness to offer this month, as we count down to Christmas!
  • 10:30am – Worship  & Communion
SUN, Dec 10 Advent 2: Peace
  • 9am – Christmas Pageant Rehearsal

    Come if you’re willing to be a narrator or wear a costume and be a “character” in the nativity story, includes “popup” choir practice)
    10:30am  – Worship (guest music: Minnie Brown & guest cellist)
SUN, Dec 17 Advent 3: Joy
  • 9am – Christmas Pageant Prep
    Join us for breakfast and get ready for the pageant: costumes & prep
  • 10:30am – Christmas Pageant

    (with intergenerational “popup” choir)
    Noon – Caroling (going to house to house in Jackson; all ages welcome)
WED, Dec 20 Blue Christmas
  • 7pm – Worship (come light a candle and give space to loss & sorrow in the midst of this holiday season)
THURS, Dec 21 Winter Solstice
  • 7pm – Celebration of Light & Darkness (interfaith reflections on holy darkness and sacred light)
SUN, Dec 24 Advent 4: Hope
  • 10:30am  – Carol-sing Service
SUN, Dec 24 Christmas Eve
  • 5pm – Christmas Candlelight Service
  • 10pm – Christmas Candlelight Service
MON, Dec 25 Christmas Day
  • 10:30am – Bells, Stories & Pajamas

PEN PALS for ZIMBABWE

We have several children and young people from Chikanga Church in Mutare, Zimbabwe who are looking for pen pals.

Would you be interested as a family or individual in wriiting to a friend in Zimbabwe? We can match you with someone … let us know!


YOUTH events in 2018:
HOLD the DATES!New England
Youth Environmental Justice Summit 

(Sponsored by the NH Conference United Church of Christ)

Saturday, April 7, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm  Brookside Congregational Church, Manchester, NH

Keynote Speakers:
  • Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, Massachusetts Conference Minister, UCC
  • Rev. Dr. Brooks Berndt, UCC Minister for Environmental Justice
Afternoon Sessions include:
  • Pam Arifian, Director, UCC
    Northeast Environmental Justice Center
  • Marla Marcum, Founder,
    Climate Disobedience Center
  • John Ungerleider, Professor,
    School of International Training
  • Rev. Eric Jackson, Pastor,
    Brookside Congregational Church, UCC


Eastern Regional Youth Event
July 19-22, 2018
California University of PA
California, Pennsylvania
(grades 7 through 12 )

NH Youth, mark your calendars for next summer!  Join us as we worship, play, pray, learn, serve, sing and dream at the 2018 Eastern Regional Youth Event.

Stay up-to-date on event details through the event website or contact Ann Desrochers.

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