SABBATICAL COVERAGE & Events at JCC and around town for THURS, April 11 – WED, April 17

SABBATICAL COVERAGE

  • Rev Gail is on sabbatical for 5 weeks (until after Mothers Day) to welcome her family’s first grandchild.
  • Sun, April 14, 21 & 28: Rev Walt Hampton will preach and offer emergency pastoral support in April. Rev Walt is being called as fulltime pastor to First Church, North Conway, UCC. He is now a fulltime resident of Bartlett, NH. Highlights from his bio are featured in our April INSIDE OUT newsletter, which you can view at this LINK.)
  • Sun, May 12: Beloved hospice chaplain and regional sacramental minister Rev Sue Davidson will celebrate communion with JCC during worship and provide our message for the day. She is both a retired nurse and recently retired from her role as the pastor at Center Conway United Methodist Church; she periodically provides support to other local churches, and has been guest preacher for JCC many times.
  • Mother’s Day on Sun, May 12: JCC’s own Erica Corbett-Klein, mother of twins Vivian and George who are students at Jackson Grammar School, facilitator of the local French Conversation group, and educator, will be our guest speaker for Mother’s Day.
  • During Rev Gail’s sabbatical, if you need pastoral care, please contact Deacon Wendy McVey or Deacon Sue Carrigan by phone. They will put you in touch with minister(s) available to provide pastoral support thru Mid-May.

THURS, April 11 – WED, April 17

THURS, April 11

  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Wildcat Tavern: Jonathan Sarty • 7-9pm – $5 cover
    • Red Parka: Shark Martin • 8-11pm
    • Shannon Door: Jeremy Dean • 6-9pm
    • Ledge Brewing: Food for Bears • 6-8pm
  • Community Event: ‘WildCARD’ featuring Rafe Matregrano, Al Shafner, Craig Bryan, & Don Walden
    7pm • Majestic Cafe, Conway

    • Walk-ins are always welcome, but space is limited; reservations are available to guarantee your seat and to indicate a seating choice.
    • $5 per person cover charge.
    • Doors at 6 pm; music  at 7pm.
    • Come in early and grab a panini before the music starts
    • Info and tickets:: https://www.conwaymajestic.com/cafe

FRI, April 12

  • Community Event: ZUMBA with Dottie
    8:15am • Whitney Community Center, Jackson

    • $5/pp
  • FITNESS CLASS  with Laurie McAleer 
    9:30am • Jackson Community Church

    • Free to all participants.
    • Gentle, chair-based stretch and fitness for all levels of ability
  • Community Event: LINE DANCING with Dottie
    9:15ma • Whitney Cmmunity Center, Jackson

    • $5/pp
  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
    2-5pm • Jackson Library (more info: https://jacksonlibrary.org/)

    • 3-4pm • TGIF BOOK SHARE:
      What have you read lately?  Something fantastic?  Something not so fantastic?  Come share with us during our Friday afternoon book share.  All are welcome to come and share what books you are reading, what’s on your TBR (to be read) pile, and what you are looking forward to reading.  This is a great time to learn about new titles, authors, and genres that other JPL readers are reading.
  • C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATION (resumes May 17) – 5pm by zoom when meeting
  • Community Event: A SONG for MOTHER WATER
    7pm • Majestic Theater, Conway

    • Celebration of the earth’s water in story, song and poetry.
    • Envisioned by Fredericka Chapman and presented by Theater for the Earth.
    • Using story, song and movement.
    • For tickets and more info: https://www.conwaymajestic.com/
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Wildcat Tavern: Al Shafner • 7-9pm – $5 cover
    • Red Parka: Shark Martin • 8-11pm
    • Shannon Door: Marty Quirk • 6-9pm
    • Ledge Brewing: Tin Mountain Trivia • 6-8pm
  • Community Event: MAJESTIC CAFE FRIDAY: Mike Hathaway Quartet
    7pm • Majestic Cafe, Conway

    • Walk-ins are always welcome, but space is limited; reservations are available to guarantee your seat and to indicate a seating choice.
    • The Friday Night jazz series has a $10 per person cover charge.
    • Doors at 6 pm; music  at 7pm.
    • Come in early and grab a panini before the music starts
    • Info and tickets:: https://www.conwaymajestic.com/cafe

SAT,  April 13

  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
  • Community Event: OPEN HOURS @ Jackson Historical Society
    1-3pm • Jackson Historical Society

    • Also open by appointment.
    • More info: https://www.jacksonhistory.org/
    • White Mountain Art Sale
      • The Jackson Historical Society is holding its 21st annual White Mountain Art Sale. There are currently over 50 items from private collectors, primarily 19thcentury paintings. To see the online catalog, go to https://www.jacksonhistory.org/catalog.html. Items are available to purchase as they arrive, so check the catalog frequently to see new additions.
      • The Society is open Saturdays and Sundays 1-3pm.  If you are interested in a painting, the Society can open by appointment. Contact info@jacksonhistory.org.
  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
  • Community Event: A SONG for MOTHER WATER
    7pm • Majestic Theater

    • Celebration of the earth’s water in story, song and poetry.
    • Envisioned by Fredericka Chapman and presented by Theater for the Earth.
    • Using story, song and movement.
    • For tickets and more info: https://www.conwaymajestic.com
  • Community Events: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Wildcat Tavern: Jonathan Sarty • 7-9pm – $5 cover
    • Red Parka: Mitch Alden • 8-11pm
    • Shannon Door: Al Shafner & Jeremy Dean • 7-10pm
    • Ledge Brewing: Diana’s Bath Salts • 6-8pm

SUN, April 14

  • INTERFAITH SERVICE
    8am • JCC sanctuary

    • Join us for poetry, prayer, and conversation
    • Participants facilitate the gathering while Rev Gail is on sabbatical, resumes in regular format on Sun, May 19
  • WORSHIP
    10:30am   • Jackson Community Church & Livestream to Facebook (adding Youtube post-sabbatical)
    (which also appears on righthand nav bar of jxncc.org website) virtual zoom is discontinued

    • Music by Sharon Novak
    • Message by Rev Walt Hampton (being called as fulltime pastor of First Church, North Conway, UCC)
  • HOSPITALITY following church
    11:30am • Parish Hall
  • Community Event: OPEN HOURS @ Jackson Historical Society
    1-3pm • Jackson Historical Society (Also open by appointment.)

    • More info: https://www.jacksonhistory.org/
    • White Mountain Art Sale
      • The Jackson Historical Society is holding its 21st annual White Mountain Art Sale. There are currently over 50 items from private collectors, primarily 19thcentury paintings. To see the online catalog, go to https://www.jacksonhistory.org/catalog.html. Items are available to purchase as they arrive, so check the catalog frequently to see new additions.
      • The Society is open Saturdays and Sundays 1-3pm  If you are interested in a painting, the Society can open by appointment. Contact info@jacksonhistory.org
  • Community Event: MUSIC AROUND TOWN
    • Red Parka: Blue Sunday with Erin Harpe Duo • 5-8pm
    • Shannon Door: Jeremy Dean • 6-9pm

MON, April 15

  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
  • Community Event: A MORNING with MARY ESPOSITO
    10am • Majestic Theatre

    • Program presented by the Mountain Garden Club: A morning with Mary Ann Esposito!
    • Mary Ann Esposito, creator of the PBS series Ciao Italia, will offer insights from her most recent cookbook, Ciao Italia: Plant, Harvest, Cook!
    • Each attendee who purchases a ticket by Monday, March 25 will receive a copy of Ciao Italia: Plant, Harvest, Cook! at no additional charge.
    • General seating. Doors open at 10 AM. VERY LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE CALL NEYSA AT 617-816 4642
  • Community Event: CHAMBER MUSIC CLASS SPRING CONCERT – Frostiana and more
    7pm • Majestic Theater

    • Mountain Top’s Monday night chamber music class plays Randall Thompson’s “Frostiana,” settings of beloved Robert Frost poems. The program includes other small-group pieces.
    • Admission by donation. The cafe will not be open for this event.

TUE, April 16

  • FITNESS CLASS  with Laurie McAleer 
    9:30am • Jackson Community Church

    • Free to all participants.
    • Gentle, chair-based stretch and fitness for all levels of ability
  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
  • CLERGY of the EASTERN SLOPE
    12:30pm • Zoom

    • Local clergy gather for peer support, collaborative event planning and conversation
  • Community Event: COMPOSTING: Turning Table Scraps into Garden Gold
    7-8:30pm • Whitney Community Center

    • Learn practical tips for turning a year of vegetable, lawn and garden discards into rich compost using familiar garden tools, mostly free materials, and a bit of productive exercise. Topics will include different methods of backyard composting. Materials that are appropriate for maintaining an active pile. The importance of aeration, humidity and temperature, plus much more.
    • Program is taught by Allan Brooks, composter with a wealth of hands-on knowledge to share
    • FREE sign up at https://whitneyccprograms.com/
  • Community MUSIC & EVENTS around town:
    • Wildcat Tavern: Hoot Night facilitated by Jon Sarty • 7-9pm • $5 cove
    • Ledge Brewing: Ping Pong Night • 5:30pm & Ledge Trivia Night • 6:30pm

WED, April 17

  • YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • JCC Parish Hall

    • Anjali Rose will be teaching yoga remotely for 6 qeeks and rhe class will meet in JCC parish hall
    • $5 class charge
  • Community Event: CANASTA GAMES
    4-6pm • Old Red Library
  • Community Resource: LIBRARIES
  • Community MUSIC & EVENTS around town:
    • Wildcat Tavern: Trivia• 7-9pm • $5 cover

Easter Sunday at JCC (plus neighboring Bartlett options)

  • 6:15am • SUNRISE SERVICE
    @ Presidential Drive Cul-de-Sac, Jackson, NH

    • Dress warmly as this is an outdoor service
    • Songs, prayers, reflection, and readings
  • 9:45am • LENTEN CHOIR PRACTICE @ JCC
    • Come to the sanctuary to practice Easter song
  • 10:30am  • EASTER WORSHIP @ JCC
    with Zoom & livestream to website and Facebook (we will not use Zoom)

  • 10am : • EASTER SERVICE @ Bartlett Congregational Church
    • Bartlett Congregational Church, Bartlett village
    • Officiant: Rev,. John Heropoulos
  • 11:30am • HOSPITALITY @ JCC
  • 11am – 2pm • COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT
    @ Jackson Community Church campus and surrounding village grounds

Holy Week

HOLY WEEK
Items in purple are part of JCC’s Lenten offerings

TUE-SAT (evening)

  • WAY of the CROSS
    Ongoing • JCC Sanctuary

    • Icons and stations of cross available for personal spiritual contemplation and journey

THURS, Mar 28: MAUNDY THURSDAY

  • 6pm • WORSHIP SERVICE with Washing of Feet
    • Service hosted at Bartlett Congregational Church
    • Co-sponsored by JCC
    • During the service, the washing of the feet involves 12 representatives to represent the 12 disciples, 6 from JCC and 6 from Bartlett, and feet are washed by Rev Gail and Rev John
  • Followed by SOUP SUPPER

FRI, Mar 29: HOLY FRIDAY

  • 12-3pm • HOLY VIGIL @ JCC
    • Readings at Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm for  Holy Vigil @ JCC
    • Way of the Cross with interactive stations
  • 6:30pm • SERVICE of SHADOWS
    @ Nativity Lutheran, North Conway, NH

    • Ecumenical Worship led by clergy from member churches of Clergy of the Eastern Slope

SUN, Mar 31: EASTER SUNDAY

  • 6:15am • SUNRISE SERVICE
    @ Presidential Drive Cul-de-Sac, Jackson, NH

    • Dress warmly as this is an outdoor service
    • Songs, prayers, reflection, and readings
  • 9:45am • LENTEN CHOIR PRACTICE @ JCC
    • Come to the sanctuary to practice Easter song
  • 10:30am  • EASTER WORSHIP @ JCC
    with Zoom & livestream to website and Facebook

  • 11:30am • HOSPITALITY @ JCC
  • 11am – 2pm • COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT
    @ Jackson Community Church campus and surrounding village grounds

FAREWELL to TOMMY MULKERN: Calling Hours – Tue, 3-6pm @ Furber White & Memorial Service – Wed, 11am @ Our Lady of the Mountains

Reminder to the community:

FAREWELL to TOMMY MULKERN

CALLING HOURS at Furber & White:
TODAY: Tuesday, March 26 • 3-6pm

MEMORIAL @ Our Lady of the Mountains
TOMORROW: Wednesday March 27 • 11am
followed by a gathering at the Shannon Door.

To HONOR TOMMY:
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that donations be made to any of the following:

  • The Timmy Mulkern Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to local students studying culinary arts or hospitality;
  • The Tom Mulkern Scholarship Fund of the McDonough Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarship funds to students employed at golf courses in the Mt. Washington Valley;
  • or Partners in Health of Maine.

FULL Obituary:

Thomas M. Mulkern passed away peacefully in his home on March 14, 2024, at the age of 88.

Tommy was born Aug. 20, 1935, to Joseph P. Mulkern and Catherine Egan Mulkern, of O and 2nd St., South Boston. He moved with his family to Jackson, N.H., in 1953 and graduated from Kennett High School in 1954.

When his parents, Joe and Kay, purchased the Oak Lee Lodge in 1953, Tommy discovered his hospitality calling. He served in the Army from 1958 to 1960 and liked to say that he and Elvis kept New Jersey safe when they were both stationed together at Fort Dix, N.J.

He met the love of his life, Nora “Tess” Murphy, when she came to The Oak Lee on a ski trip, and they were married in 1964. They settled in Glen, N.H., and their four children came along soon after.

In 1976, Tommy and his amazing staff, with the help of Ernie Mallett, took a derelict golf course at the boarded-up Wentworth Hall and performed the arduous task of transforming it into the beautiful golf club that it still is today.

Tommy loved Ireland, as Galway was the birthplace of his four grandparents. He played golf in the old country many times and the Irish pub was his natural habitat. In the early ’80s, he completed his vision of turning the Oak Lee Lodge into a true Irish pub — changing the name to The Shannon Door Pub and featuring a young Irish singer named Marty Quirk. He worked day and night for many years to run the Pub and the golf club simultaneously — a labor of love that provided the opportunity to develop deep relationships with his wonderful team members and with thousands of patrons who became extended family.

He was an avid golfer and often had the privilege of playing at world famous courses and events, including an annual celebrity charity tournament with actor Gordon Clapp, where he befriended Red Sox MVP Fred Lynn, among various other famous sports figures.

Tommy always said “yes” when he was asked to help out — volunteering his time, energy and chef skills to countless charitable activities. He and Tess once traveled to Nicaragua with good friend Dr. Robert Bach on a surgical mission and for the dedication of a hospital built there through Dr. Bach’s medical mission, Partners in Health of Maine. He spent hours in surgery on that trip, observing and even helping out when called upon.

Tommy loved music and the way it united people in the Pub. He especially loved Irish music and was fortunate enough to call the famous Irish balladeer, Paddy Reilly, a dear friend. Tommy had a beautiful voice that he would share at rare and precious moments.

Throughout his life, he was a connector of people. He made fast friends with strangers wherever he went and loved to learn their stories. He could recall every encounter years later when he would see them again. Of all his attributes, the one people will remember most is how funny he was. He could find the humor in anything, and his quips and one-liners will be repeated for years to come.

Most of all, Tommy was devoted to his family. He is predeceased by his son Timmy Mulkern; his sister Katie MacDonald; and brother “Red” Mulkern.

He is survived by his wife Tess Mulkern; his sister Alicia Hawkes and her husband, B.J.; his children Kathleen Mulkern and her husband, Reed; Nora Mulkern Bean and her husband, Bob; and Danny Mulkern and his wife, Amy; his nephew Brendan Hawkes and his wife, Renée, and their children, Callum and Kathryn; his nephew Jono Mulkern and his wife, Rochelle, and children, Shea and Finnian; his grandchildren, Mae Van Rossum and her fiancée, Maddie Reis; Liam Van Rossum and his wife, Chantal; Finn Van Rossum; Emily Bean; Madeline Mulkern; and Eiley Mulkern; and his great-grandchildren, Samuel and Simon Van Rossum.

Calling hours will be at Furber & White Funeral Home in North Conway from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, and a funeral will be held at Our Lady of the Mountains church in North Conway on Wednesday, March 27, at 11 a.m. He will be buried in Jackson, N.H., with his son, Timmy, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that donations be made to any of the following: The Timmy Mulkern Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to local students studying culinary arts or hospitality; The Tom Mulkern Scholarship Fund of the McDonough Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarship funds to students employed at golf courses in the Mt. Washington Valley; or Partners in Health of Maine.

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