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)

Ongoing: FRONT ENTRANCE RENOVATION
(weather permitting)
. Tamarack Construction completing this work.MON, Nov 26

  • Community Project: VAUGHAN CENTER COUNCIL
    Meets for executive decisions, administration. Reviews request by Way Station team to operate day resource center for homeless population of MWV under its 501c3 as an incubator program.
TUE, Nov 27 **some events may be cancelled due to weather predictions **
  • CLERGY LUNCH
    12:30pm • Members of Clergy of the Eastern Slope gather.
  • Community Event (this may change due to weather):KNITTING @ LIBRARY
    Noon – 3pm. • Jackson Public Library. Bring your projects and join other knitters.

WED, Nov 28

  • PASTOR’s DROP-IN HOURS
    7-8:30am • 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.
  • PASTOR’s OFFICE HOURS
    9-10:30am • Jackson Community Church.
    Come by the church to find Rev Gail on site, or make a date to go for a walk by calling/texting Rev Gail 978.273.0308 or emailing Rev Gail (gaildoktor@mac.com)
  • WOMEN’S HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
    11am • Linda Hastings’ home. Friends and members welcome; potluck contributions needed. RSVP to Linda Hastings if you plan to attend.
  • PEACE CONCERT PLANNING SESSION
    2pm • Jackson Community Church
    Meeting with Dennis & Davey to plan content of Dec 9th Peace & Pizza concert.
  • CHRISTMAS DECORATION INVENTORY
    3pm • Jackson Community Church. Bringing out and sorting decorations in preparation for Hanging of the Holiday Greens on Thursday.

THURS, Nov 29

  • INTRODUCTORY YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • Parish House, Jackson Community Church Introductory yoga.
  • HANGING of the GREENS
    10-12:30pmJackson Community Church
    Decorating sanctuary and exterior of the church for Advent & Christmas season. All volunteers welcome and wanted!
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church
  • Community Event: DOCUMENTARY – SAVING SNOW
    7-8pm • Nature Learning Center, Tin Mountain Conservation Center. From the struggle against fading winters, unexpected heroes emerge. Saving Snow documents how ski towns are coping with warmer winters.

FRI, Nov 30

  • Community Project:
    AGE-FRIENDLY STEERING COMMITTEE for GIBSON CENTER (AARP/WHO)

    3:30pm • Gibson Center. Healthcare subcommittee re-convenes. Rev Gail & Emily Benson participate.

SAT, Dec 1

  • Private Consultation: PLANNING a CELEBRATION of LIFE
    8am • Jackson Community Church
    Rev Gail holds meeting with family to plan memorial.
  • Community Event: MINI BOOK SALE
    11am • Old Red Library

SUN,  Dec 2: Advent 1 – Hope

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING @ OLD LIBRARY
    8am • Old Library. Hot beverages available. Come for poetry, literature, conversation and prayer.
  • CHOIR REHEARSAL
    9am • Sanctuary. Choir rehearsal with Mary Edes.
  • YOUTH & CHILDREN
    9am • Church. Advent games, activities & lessons.
  • WORSHIP
    10:30am •  Jackson Community Church.

    • Advent wreath-lighting by family.
    • Story: Trees & Branches by Rev Gail
    • Accompanist: Alan Labrie
    • Choir director: Mary Edes
  • MISSIONS
    11:30am • Jackson Community Church.
    Missions offers gift cards for supported programs.

SAVE THESE DATES

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CAROLING

Sun, Dec 9
12:30-2:30pm
+Start @ Church

Join us to go caroling in Bartlett and Jackson among individuals and families who are housebound or otherwise in need of a home visit. We will drive or carpool on 2 separate routes; carolers will split into 2 teams.

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT SUNDAY

Sun, Dec 16
9 am / 10:30am • Church
  • 9am: Families arrive at 9am to get into costume and review roles/lines. Also practice intergenerational song with adult choir led by Mary Littlefield.
  • 10:30am: Worship with pageant begins.
PEACE & PIZZA CONCERT
Sun, Dec 9
4pm • Jackson Community Church

with Four Feet & Two Shoes (aka Dennis & Davey).
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.)
PEACE PROGRAM
5-6pm • Wed, Dec 19
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.