MON, Dec 3 – SUN, Dec 9
This week @ JCC: Wed – Fitness with Laurie McAleer; Thurs – Yoga with Anjali Rose; Sun – Interfaith Gathering (old library) & Worship & Community Christmas Caroling. Around town: Wed – Winter Bird Ecology (Tin Mtn Cons Ctr); Fri – Mountain Top Music Concert (Brown Church); Sat – Harp (public library) & Owl Prowl (Tin Mtn Conservation Ctr). Plus Save these Dates: Dec 16 – Christmas Pageant & Peace & Pizza Concert; Dec 19 – Peace Program (old red library)
Ongoing: FRONT ENTRANCE RENOVATION
(weather permitting). Tamarack Construction completing this work.
TUE, Dec 4
- CLERGY LUNCH
12:30pm • Members of Clergy of the Eastern Slope gather.
- TRUSTEES MTG
3:30pm. • Meeting with financial consultant on annual report of church endowment status.
WED, Dec 5
- TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer
9am • Parish House, Jackson Community Church. Fitness class. Free; open. to public
THURS, Dec 6
- INTRODUCTORY YOGA with Anjali Rose
9am • Parish House, Jackson Community Church Introductory yoga.
6:30pm • Second Floor, Church
- Community Event: WINTER BIRD ECOLOGY
7-8pm • Nature Learning Center, Tin Mountain Conservation Center. The Christmas Bird Count is fast approaching. Brush up on your winter bird identification as we review local winter bird field marks as well as pass on a few bird feeding tips for the winter season ahead.
FRI, Dec 7
- PASTOR’S HOURS
7-9am • JTown Deli. 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 (email@example.com)
- Community Project: MOUNTAIN TOP MUSIC CONCERT
Noon • Brown Church, Conway VillageComposer Ken Turley of Bridgton, ME, presents a variety of new works with help from faculty and friends. FREE, but donations to the renovation of the Bolduc Block and Majestic Theater are gratefully accepted.
SAT, Dec 8
- Community Event: HARP
5pm • Jackson Public Library
Harping with Dominique Dodge
- Community Event: OWL PROWL
7:30-8:30pm • Nature Learning Center, Tin Mountain Conservation Center. We will start inside with a brief presentation on local owls and their adaptations before heading onto the trail to listen for owls and other nocturnal animals. Dress warm. Call 603-447-6991 for reservations.
SUN, Dec 9: Advent 2 – Peace
- INTERFAITH GATHERING @ OLD LIBRARY
8am • Old Library. Hot beverages available. Come for poetry, literature, conversation and prayer.
- YOUTH & CHILDREN
9am • Church. Advent games, activities & lessons.
10:30am • Jackson Community Church.
- Advent wreath-lighting by family.
- Story: Prepare A Way by Rev Gail
- Accompanist: Alan Labrie
11:30am • Jackson Community Church.
Missions offers gift cards for supported programs.
- COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CAROLING
12:30-2:30pm + • Start @ Church
* All welcome to join us to go caroling in Bartlett and Jackson among individuals and families who are housebound or otherwise in need of a musical home visit. We will drive or carpool on 2 separate routes; carolers will split into 2 teams.
SAVE THESE DATES
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 O’Neil & Davey Armstrong).
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.)
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.
- 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.