HOLY WEEK with JCC and around Town

April 10-17

Sun, April 10 – PALM SUNDAY

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library & Zoom
    Join us for poetry, prayer, and conversation.
  • VIRTUAL CHOIR REHEARSAL
    9am •  Zoom
    Join choir director Rebecca Moore to prepare Palm Sunday & Easter Sunday songs.
  • WORSHIP with PALMS
    10:30am • (zoom & in-person)

Wed, Apr 13 

  • EASTER EGG-STUFFING
    10:45am • JCC Council Room
    Deacons and volunteers meet after Laurie McAleer’s fitness class to stuff Easter eggs which will be hidden on our campus as part of the village-wide Easter egg hunt held by Chamber of Commerce on Easter Sunday. Thanks to Deacon Sandy Louis for connecting us to this event.
  • C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATIONS / HOLY WEEK STUDY SESSION
    5pm • Zoom link required. Contact church: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
    Bring your adult beverage and your curiosity for a conversation about our sacred text

Thurs, Apr 14: MAUNDY THURSDAY

  • SOUP SUPPER & TABLE WORSHIP
    6pm • JCC Parish House (in person & zoom)
  • OVERNIGHT VIGIL
    8pm (Thurs) – Noon (Fri) – virtual / hold vigil in your own place or come to JCC and hold vigil
    • Virtual vigil:  People email the church and sign up to meditate on words from scripture throughout the night.
    • Each household takes one hour.
    • Meditate on a whole Biblical passage, or read and choose one word or image on which to focus. Be active or contemplative. Walk, knit, play music, stay quiet, pray, cook, make something, stay home, go outside.
    • Vigil commences after the soup supper & worship and ends at noon on Friday, when the final three hours are observed in the sanctuary.

Fri, Apr 15 – HOLY FRIDAY

  • FINAL HOURS: Vigil
    Noon-3pm • JCC Sanctuary
    • Also live-streaming to website & Facebook
    • Scripture will be read at the top of each hour: Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm .
    • People often traditionally experience the Via Crucis / Way of the Cross during this time.
       
  • ECUMENICAL HOLY FRIDAY TENEBRAE SERVICE
    6pm • First Church of Christ, UCC in North Conway, NH
    All are welcome. Virtual live-streaming info will be provided once it has been shared by planning team.
    Planned and hosted by Clergy of the Eastern Slopes (of which Rev Gail is a member).

Sun, Apr 17 – EASTER SUNDAY

  • SUNRISE WORSHIP 
    5:45am • End of Presidential Drive off Tin Mine Rd, Jackson
    • In-person & live-streaming to Facebook / FB
    • Sunrise = 5:58am
    • Donuts & Coffee @ service provided by deacons
       
  • EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP with Flowering of the Cross
    10:30am • JCC (in-person & zoom)
    • Zoom link required. Contact church: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
    • JCC Virtual Choral Anthem: Easter Song
    • Guest musician: Dominique Dodge, Harp
    • Flowering the Cross
    • Alan Labrie’s last day as organist
       
  • EASTER EGG HUNT
    11:30-2pm • JCC Campus and around the village loop
    Part of Jackson-wide egg hunt sponsored by Chamber
  • FLOWERED CROSS OUTSIDE
    Flowered cross will be placed outside the church with bucket of flowers for people to add as they pass. Will be returned inside by late afternoon.

This Week: Mar 19-Mar 25

MON, MAR 19
  • DEACONS
    4pm • Pastor’s Office, Second Floor of JCC
  • REIKI WORKSHOP (private class)
    6pm • Classroom/Betty Whitney Library, Second Floor of JCC
  • JACKSON WRITING GROUP (closed meeting)
    6pm • Parish Hall
TUE, MAR 20
  • JACKSON LIBRARY BOOK GROUP
    4:30pm • Jackson Public Library
    Discussing Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal
WED, MAR 21
  • PASTOR’s DROP-IN 
    7-9am • JTown Deli.
    Come for caffeine, cuisine, and conversation.
  • TUNE UP (Fitness) with LAURIE McALEER 
    10-11am • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church
    Join members of the women’s group and fitness trainer Laurie McAleer for a gentle, introductory fitness class for beginners. Wear comfortably clothing, sensible shoes, and bring a bottle of water. Men and women both welcome to come try this class. Laurie will lead a fitness class that can be customized to each person’s abilities, and help improve overall wellbeing, as well as focusing on body areas that may need additional support and care.
  • COUNCIL
    7pm • Betty Whitney Library, Second Floor of JCC
THURS, MAR 22
  • INTRODUCTORY YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church
    Men and women invited to join instructor Anjali Rose for a gentle, introductory yoga class. Wear stretchy fitness clothing, bring a matt and a cushion/blanket if you have them. $10/class for 6 weeks; payable at beginning of session.  Scholarships available. This session runs through April 19.
  • YOGA & MEDITATION with Charlotte Doucette
    3:30pm • Parish Hall. $10/pp fee. (Scholarships available)
  • SOUP & SKI with FAMILY & FRIENDS
    5pm • Parish Hall of Jackson Community Church
    Gather with members and friends of a few of the valley’s faith communities for soup supper. Menu this week: Italian ‘Senate bean’ soup, salad, bread.
    5:30/6pm •  Meet at church for evening XC ski or snow shoe. Optimal starting point to be determined. Donations will be collected for Jackson Ski Touring Foundation. Bring your own head lamps, ski equipment, layers, and be prepared for outdoor conditions. Ski at your own risk. Bring friends! Open to everyone. All ages welcome. Note: We will continue this practice thru Mar 22, and will end the Lenten soup series with a Maundy Thursday meal on March 29. 
  • AA
    6-7pm • Church Library
FRI, MAR 23
  • Community Event:
    “404 NOT FOUND” Film Screening and SOUP SUPPER

    5-7pm • Gibson Senior Center, North Conway, NH
    Come for movie and a soup supper donated by several valley restaurants. This film screening held in collaboration with Clergy of the Eastern Slope and First Church of North Conway’s Missions Team. “404 Not Found” highlights the homeless youth in NH. Donations will be accepted.Check out the film trailer @  404notfoundfilm.com. Held in collaboration with Governor Sununu’s “Sleep Out”. Kick-starting awareness of and approaches to this valley issue, which will take a valley solution.
  • “Sleep Out” (Stay-Up-Late or Sleep Over at Church)
    8pm, Mar 23 – 9am, Mar 24 • Jackson Community Church
    Dependent on RSVP by youth (5th grade and older) and families. Youth & chaperones may stay late at church. Or spend the night. To be held in solidarity with Gov Sununu’s “Sleep Out” event to raise awareness about homelessness. We will stay up late at Jackson Community Church with games and worship, learn about homelessness in the valley, make civic engagement posters. If some people stay overnight, we will wake up to have breakfast together. RSVP required.

SAT, MAR 24

  • Community Event:
    MARCH
    in JACKSON
    10am • Covered Bridge to Grammar School
  • Community Event:
    TRIVIA GAME
    with Houlihans at
    2:45pm • Jackson Public Library
    Church team(s) to play in trivia contest. If interested, please contact Fred Tompkins to RSVP so we can plan how many participants will play and organize teams. Game starts at 3pm.
SUN, MAR 25: Palm Sunday
  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Madeline’s Deli, Jackson, NH
    Reflection & prayer using literature, sacred texts, personal sharing.
  • ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE
    9am • Jackson Community Church
  • PALM PROCESSION
    9:45am • Jackson Community Church
  • WORSHIP: Palm Sunday
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church

Feeding the Mind: Books, Films & Conversations in our Community

  • Take a survey about books & themes that interest you to read and explore with Jackson Community Church. Help us offer programs that feed your mind & soul.
  • Upcoming book discussions: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, Tue, March 20, 4:30pm @ Jackson Library
  • Upcoming film screenings: “404 Not Found” about teen homelessness in NH with soup supper on Fri, Mar 23, 5-7pm @ Gibson Senior Center & “Cyrano deBergerac” film & discussion on Sun, Apr 29, 3-6pm, Whitney Community Center

Continue reading “Feeding the Mind: Books, Films & Conversations in our Community”

This Week: Mar 12- Mar 18

MON, MAR 12
  • MANDALA MONDAY
    7pm • Second Flood, Betty Whitney Library @ Jackson Community Church

    Contemplative coloring practices. Church provides colored pencils and patterns and shares introductions to coloring traditions from different faiths (Buddhist, Native American, others).
TUE, MAR 13 (Check weather for safety around travel and event closings)
  • COMMUNITY EVENTS:
    * Voting at polls in Bartlett & Jackson
    * Library Book Group on Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal
    4:30pm • Jackson Public Library (unless weather forces reschedule)
WED, MAR 14 (RESCHEDULED due to people digging out from snow storm: this fitness class is rescheduled to next week, Wed, Mar 21, 10am)
  • TUNE UP (Fitness) with LAURIE McALEER  (***rescheduled to WED, MAR 21)
    10-11am • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church
THURS, MAR 15
  • PASTOR’s DROP-IN 
    7-9am • JTown Deli. Come by for caffeine, cuisine, and conversation.
  • INTRODUCTORY YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church
    Men and women invited to join instructor Anjali Rose for a gentle, introductory yoga class. Wear stretchy fitness clothing, bring a matt and a cushion/blanket if you have them. $60 for 6 weeks; payable at beginning of six-week session.  Scholarships available. This 6-week session will run through April 19.
  • PASTOR’S HOURS
    10:30am-Noon • Pastor’s Office, Second Floor, Jackson Community Church
    Come by or make an appointment by calling Rev Gail (978.273.0308)
  • YOGA & MEDITATION with Charlotte Doucette
    3:30pm • Parish Hall. $10/pp fee. (Scholarships available)
  • SOUP & SKI with FAMILY & FRIENDS

    5pm • Parish Hall of Jackson Community Church
    Gather with members and friends of a few of the valley’s faith communities for soup supper. Menu this week: Italian Wedding soup, salad, bread.
    5:30/6pm •  Meet at church for evening XC ski. Optimal starting point to be determined. Donations will be collected for Jackson Ski Touring Foundation. Bring your own head lamps, ski equipment, layers, and be prepared for outdoor conditions. Ski at your own risk. Bring friends! Open to everyone. All ages welcome. Note: We will continue this practice thru Mar 22, and will end the Lenten soup series with a Maundy Thursday meal on March 29. 
  • AA
    6-7pm • Church Library
SAT, MAR 17
  • DTX DOWNTOWN CROSSING BARBERSHOP QUARTET

    7:30-9pm • Jackson Community Church
    Tickets $17/person on line, $20/person at the door. Link to Mountaintop Music concert info. Ticket links will be live until noon on the day of the concert. After that, please purchase your tickets at the door:* One Ticket
    * Two TicketsMountain Top Music brings award-winning Barbershop Quartet to Jackson: This ensemble is comprised of Dan Costello, Ben Orenstein, Joey Constantine, and Seth Orenstein. They perform traditional barbershop harmony but sometimes mesh it with the likes of spiritual numbers, stage musical favorites, and Motown chart toppers. Seats are first-come, first serve.
SUN, MAR 18: Lent 5
  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Madeline’s Deli, Jackson, NH
    Reflection & prayer using literature, sacred texts, personal sharing.
  • BLESSINGS of BODIES, BOOTS n BINDINGS
    9am • Jackson XC Ski Center. On-site blessings for skiers.
  • ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE
    9am • Jackson Community Church
  • WORSHIP: Lent 5

    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
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