THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town

MON, Sept 9 – SUN, Sept 15

MON, Sept 9

  • Community Service: WAY STATION SHIFTS
    9am & 5pm • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers from JCC work “adult” and “family” shifts at Way Station. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.

TUE, Sept 10

  • MISSION TEAM
    3pm • Jackson Community Church
    Meet to review funding local and international missions and consider recommendations for responses to Hurricane Dorian. Open to all friends and members interested in missions supported by JCC. RSVP to Linda Hastings for updates about time of meeting.
  • Community Event: CANNON MOUNTAIN BIRD TRIP
    7am – 3pm • Meet @ Grants parking lot, Glen, NH
    Take the Cannon Mountain Tramway to the 4,180 foot summit in search migrating raptors, songbirds, and boreal specialists such as boreal chickadees, Bicknell Thrush and Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, as well as enjoy the alpine flora and terrific views of the Franconia ridgeline. Cost: $17, 65+ free. More info.
  • COMMUNITY CARE TEAM
    4pm • Jackson Community Church
    Meeting to identify friends and members in particular need of visits and extra support. If you know of someone in the community who needs home visits, emotional support or more connection to the community, please pass along their names to Meg Phillips, so we can reach out.
  • Community Event: ADULT BOOK GROUP
    4:30pm • Jackson Public Library
  • Multi-Church Event: INSPIRED – WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
    6:30pm • North Conway Community Center
    Come with your copy of the Inspired book and your own study Bible if you have one (we will bring extra Bibles for reference). Ministers Gail Doktor, Sue Davidson and Ruth Shaver  facilitate these weekly gatherings.

WED, Sept 11

  • TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer 
    9am • Parish House. Fitness class. Free; open to public.
    Stretching and fitness workouts with certified fitness coach Laurie McAleer. Exercises can be adjusted to individual needs.
  • Community Event: 9/11 OBSERVANCE
    8:30am • Schouler Park, North Conway, NHResumes next week. Instructor is on Star Island retreat. Per Conway Sun: “Army veteran and  state Rep. Steve Woodcock of American Legion Post 95 will conduct the annual 9/11 Memorial Service in North Conway’s Schouler Park, set to begin promptly at 8:46 a.m. Community members, guests to the valley and members of our Emergency Response Teams (firefighters, police and EMTs) are requested to form at the park at 8:30 a.m. The service will begin exactly at 8:46 a.m. to coincide with the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. MWV clergy members, led by minister Sue Davidson, will participate.”
  • PASTOR-PARISH TEAM
    3pm • Jackson COmmunity Church
    Meeting to lay out staff review and feedback process for annual pastoral review. Closed meeting; feedback will be solicited this autumn through an inclusive process that engages all friends and members who wish to participate.
  • Community Event: JACKSON FREEDOM WALK
    5pm • Covered Bridge
    Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual “America Supports You — Freedom Walk” Procession set to begin at the Jackson Covered Bridge Route 16 side. Walk will commence immediately following a few words from invited guests, a moment of silence, the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem sung by Dallas Bell promptly at 5:30 p.m. The first 40 people to sign in will receive a complimentary T-shirt and American Flag. Rev Gail attends.

THURS, Sept 12

  • Cancelled this week only: YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • 1st Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church.
  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS
    9am & 5pm • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers from JCC work “adult hour” shifts at Way Station. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.
  • Community Event: TODDLER STORYTIME
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Event: FALL WARBLER BIRD WALK
    8-10am • Meet at Jackson XC Ski Touring parking lot on Valley Cross Road, Jackson. All birders welcome. Bring your binoculars or borrow ours.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church.

SAT, Sept 14

  • Church & Community Event: JEN’S FRIENDS HILL CLIMB
    8-9:30am – Register / 10am – Hike Mt Cranmore /10:45-Noon – Entertainment at top of mtn / Noon – 1:30pm – Lunch, entertainment at base of mtn. Walk-in or Register Online. Pam & Fred Tompkins will be climbing for JCC; join the ad-hoc church team to climb together!
  • Church & Community Event: ALZHEIMER’S WALK
    8 am – Register/Checkin / 9am – Ceremony / 9:30am – Walk begins
    • York Beach Ball Field, Railroad Avenue, York Beach, ME
    Register to walk or support JCC’s Eagle’s Rest team
  • Community Event: ECOFORUM – CHALLENGES and BENEFITS of SINGLE-SORT RECYCLING Noon • Nature Learning Center, Albany
    EcoMaine, a waste disposal and recycling company, has been offering single-sort recycling since 2006. Learn how this process works as well as new challenges they’ve encountered with the changing face of the recycling industry.

SUN, Sept 15

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazebo by Historical Society
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation.
  • YOUTH & FAMILY KICKOFF EVENT
    9am • Jackson Community Church
    RSVP to confirm participation in autumn games & learning.
  • WORSHIP
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church.
    * Story: Rev Gail
    * Accompanist: Alan Labrie
  • Community Event: MOUNTAIN TOP MAJESTIC GALA
    5pm • Stone Mountain Arts, Brownfield, ME
    Featuring pianist Michael Arnowitt and his ImproVisions Jazz Quintet. $100/pp. More info and reservations.

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town MON, Sept 2 – SUN, Sept 8

EVENTS with JCC: Mon (Labor Day) – Way Station Shift & Star Island Retreat Begins, Tue – Inspired Women’s Bible Study, Thurs – Yoga, Way Station Shifts & AA, Fri – Star Island Retreat Ends, Sun – Interfaith @ Gazebo & Worship with Emergency Responder Blessing . AROUND TOWN: Mon (Labor Day) – Childrens Fun Run (Storyland) & Mountain Top Music Fundraiser Concert (Wildcat Tavern), Wed – Warbler Lecture (Whitney Community Center), Thurs – Toddler Storytime (Jackson Library) & Warbler Walk (Valley Cross Rd, Jackson), Fri – Dominque Dodge & Triton Concert (Whitney Community Center)

MON, Sept 2 – Labor Day

  • Reminder: NO SCHOOL
  • STAR ISLAND RETREAT
    8:15am • Participants leave Mt Washington Valley to go to ferry in Portsmouth, NH for the week’s retreat. Rev Gail attends retreat. If you need Rev Gail for an emergency while she’s on Star Island (Mon-Fri this week), and cannot reach me by cell or email (phone signals and internet access are limited), you may send a message through the front desk at Star Island: (603) 601-0832. The office is staffed daily. You will need to tell Rev Gail is with the Midweek 1 Session (led by Mary Edes) so they can pass along a message. This should only be used for emergencies.
  • Community Event: CHILDRENS FUN RUN
    8:15am – Registration / 9am – Event Start  • Storyland, Glen, NH
    Kids 13 and under race through Story Land in Glen, NH for Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s Kids Fun Run presented by Memorial Hospital and Story Land. All registrants will receive an event t-shirt, a race medal, and a free pass! Kids in school districts SAU 9, 13, 20, 3 & MSAD 72 have registration fee covered by Memorial Hospital, so they can race for free!  When registering, parents can enter the code: MHSCHOLAR to receive the scholarship. All other participants pay $10 donation to register!  All net proceeds from this event will go towards BIBLF’s Bookbag program. Register online.
  • Community Service: WAY STATION SHIFTS
    9am • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers from JCC work “adult” shift at Way Station.
  • Community Event: MOUNTAIN TOP MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT CONCERT
    6pm – Buffet Dinner / 7pm – Concert • Wildcat Tavern
    Enjoy an evening of music, food and merriment with proceeds benefiting the Scholarship Fund of Mountain Top Music Center.  Musician friends who will entertain include Jonathan Sarty, Don Walden, Ray Ryan and Craig Bryan. As in the past, students of Mountain Top Music will open for the Sarty Band. This year, adult vocal students Dave Mason and Bob Carper from the Singers Workshop,  perform. Reservations not required. Tickets available at the door. Recommended donation is $20/pp which includes the buffet. For more information, please call Jeanne Mason at 603-383-6841.

TUE, Sept 3

  • Multi-Church Event: INSPIRED – WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
    6:30pm • North Conway Community Center
    Come with your copy of the Inspired book and your own study Bible if you have one (we will bring extra Bibles for reference). Ministers Gail Doktor, Sue Davidson and Ruth Shaver  facilitate these weekly gatherings.

WED, Sept 4

  • Cancelled this week only: TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer 
    Resumes next week. Instructor is on Star Island retreat.
  • Community Event: FLOCKS of FALL – WARBLER TALK
    7pm • Whitney Community CenterAt
    Lifelong birder Will Broussard prepares us for fall migration with tips for identifying common and not-so-common warblers headed south for winter. The evening program will be followed with weekly bird walks at 8am every Thursday in September leaving from Valley Cross Road in Jackson, NH.
    More info.

THURS, Sept 5

  • YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • 1st Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church.
    Beginning stretch, flow and align yoga; safe for new practitioners. Fee for this program.
  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS
    9am & 5pm • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers from JCC work “adult hour” shifts at Way Station. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.
  • Community Event: TODDLER STORYTIME
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Event: FALL WARBLER BIRD WALK
    8-10am • Meet at Jackson XC Ski Touring parking lot on Valley Cross Road, Jackson.
    All birders welcome. Bring your binoculars or borrow ours.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church.

FRI, Sept 6

  • STAR ISLAND RETREAT ENDS
    Participants return to Mt Washington Valley.
  • Community Event: DOMINIQUE DODGE & TRITON in CONCERT
    7pm • Whitney Community Center
    An evening of music and song from Scotland, Cape Breton, Brittany, France, and Sweden. Dominique Dodge & Triton (Jeremiah McLane, Tim Cummings, Alex Kehler) perform. Adults: $20, Kids: Free (cash or check). RSVPs to dominiquehtherharper@hotmail.com appreciated, but not required.

SUN, Sept 8

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazebo by Historical Society
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation.
  • WORSHIP with EMERGENCY RESPONDER BLESSING
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church.
    * Story: Rev Gail
    * Accompanist: Alan Labrie
    * Special music & testimonial: Liam VanRossum
    * Emergency Responder Blessing (guests from fire, police, ambulance services)

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town MON, Aug 12 – SUN, Aug 18

MON, Aug 12

  • Community Service: WAY STATION SHIFTS
    9am & 5pm • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers from JCC work “adult” and “family” shifts at Way Station. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.

TUE, Aug 13

  • NH Conference: ANNUAL MEETING PLANNING COMMITTEE CALLS
    9am – 1pm • Conference Call
    Rev Gail participates in planning of worship and programming for NH Conference’s annual meeting in October.
  • Community Event: NATURALIST LED HIKES in JACKSON – Historic Tin Mine
    10am – Noon • Tin Mountain Field Station, Jackson
    Meet at the lower parking lot at TMCC, 31 Rockwell Dr (off Tin Mine Road), in Jackson, NH. Participants of all ages a welcome.  Program fee of $5/person or $20/family; members free.
  • Private: PASTORAL CARE SESSIONS
    1:30pm • Jackson Community Church
  • WAY STATION LEADERSHIP MEETING
    4:30pm • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
  • Community Event:  ADULT BOOK GROUP
    4:30pm • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Event: JACKSON FARMER’S MARKET 3:30 – 6:30 pm •  Thompson House Eatery/T.H.E., Jackson, NH
    Local vendors, live music, fresh produce.
  • Community Event: NATURALIST LED WALKS
    6:30 – 7:30pm • Nature Learning Center, Albany
    Join a Tin Mountain naturalist for a dusk-time stroll through the Rockwell Sanctuary. Listen for birds, frogs, and evening insects. All ages welcome. Program fee of $5/person or $20/family; members free.
  • Multi-Church Event: INSPIRED – WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
    6:30pm • North Conway Community Center
    Come with your copy of the Inspired book and your own study Bible if you have one (we will bring extra Bibles for reference). Ministers Gail Doktor, Sue Davidson and Ruth Shaver will be facilitating these weekly gathering.

WED, Aug 14

  • PASTOR’s DROP-IN HOURS
    7-8:30am • J-Town Deli
    Come for caffeine, conversation. Or make a separate date to meet with Rev Gail by calling her cell (978) 273.0308 or email.
  • PASTOR’s OFFICE HOURS
    9-11am • Second Floor, Jackson Community Church
    Make an apt with Rev Gail by calling her cell (978) 273.0308 or email.
  • TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer 
    9am • Parish House. Fitness class. Free; open to public.
    Stretching and fitness workouts with certified fitness coach Laurie McAleer. Exercises can be adjusted to individual needs.
  • Community Event: WEDNESDAYS at WILDCAT – Pond Full of Fun
    Noon- 2pm • Wildcat Mountain Ski Area, Pinkham Notch
    Explore Pinkham Notch with a Tin Mountain naturalist and learn about the diverse ecology of the region. Programs are free and open to the public. Alpine program requires the purchase of a gondola ticket. More info.

THURS, Aug 15

  • YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • 1st Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church.
    Beginning stretch, flow and align yoga; safe for new practitioners. Fee for this program.
  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS
    9am & 5pm • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers from JCC work “adult hour” shifts at Way Station. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.
  • Community Event:  STORYTIME
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Event: ECOFORUM – SUMMER RESEARCH RECAP
    Noon • Nature Learning Center, Albany
    Join us for lunch and gain a deeper understanding of Tin Mountain’s current research initiatives.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church.

FRI, Aug 16

  • PASTOR’s DROP-IN HOURS
    7-8:30am • J-Town Deli
    Come for caffeine, conversation. Or make a separate date to meet with Rev Gail by calling her cell (978) 273.0308 or email.

SAT, Aug 17

  • Private Event: WEDDING VOW CELEBRATION
    Rev Gail officiates at Murphy-Wiswell celebration.
  • Community Event: MT WASHINGTON BICYCLE HILLCLIMB – Tin Mountain Fundraiser
    More information about participating.

SUN, Aug 18

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING @ GAZEBO
    8am • Gazebo. Hot beverages available. Come for poetry, literature, conversation and prayer.
  • MEMBERSHIP Q&A
    9:15am • Jackson Community Church.
  • JAZZ WORSHIP
    with HEATHER PIERSON & FRIENDS
    plus GOODBYES to SAM & BETSEY HARDING and JUDY SHUMAN

    10:30am • Jackson Community Church.
    * Story: Rev Gail
    * Accompanist: Alan Labrie
    * Jazz Music: Heather Pierson & Friends
  • CHURCH & COMMUNITY BBQ (rain or shine)
    Noon • Jackson Community Church campus
    * Lunch at the church (rain or shine).
    * Chefs wanted! Contact church if you can wear an apron and wield BBQ tools!
  • Community Event: MAGIC of BENNY GOODMAN with Peter & Will Anderson Trio (Mountain Top Music Program)
    4pm • Private Home in Glen
    $35/per person.  More info and tickets.

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town: WED, Aug 7 – SUN, Aug 11

WED, Aug 7

  • PASTOR’s DROP-IN HOURS
    7-8:30am • J-Town Deli
    Come for caffeine, conversation. Or make a separate date to meet with Rev Gail by calling her cell (978) 273.0308 or email.
  • PASTOR’s OFFICE HOURS
    9-11am • Second Floor, Jackson Community Church
    Make an apt with Rev Gail by calling her cell (978) 273.0308 or email.
  • TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer 
    9am • Parish House. Fitness class. Free; open to public.
    Stretching and fitness workouts with certified fitness coach Laurie McAleer. Exercises can be adjusted to individual needs.
  • Community Event: WEDNESDAYS at WILDCAT
    Noon- 2pm • Wildcat Mountain Ski Area, Pinkham Notch
    Explore Pinkham Notch with a Tin Mountain naturalist and learn about the diverse ecology of the region. Programs are free and open to the public. Alpine program requires the purchase of a gondola ticket. More info.

THURS, Aug 8

  • YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • 1st Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church.
    Beginning stretch, flow and align yoga; safe for new practitioners. Fee for this program.
  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS
    9am & 5pm • Volunteers from JCC work “adult hour” shifts at Way Station. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.
  • Community Event: NATURALIST LED BOAT CRUISE
    4pm • East Shore Drive, Madison
    Location: Meet at the Silver Lake Boat Launch on East Shore Road in Silver Lake, NH. Tin Mountain Conservation Center and Fish Nerds Guide Service offer 90-minute boat cruises. Price: $25/person, $15/child 16 and under. $5 discount for TMCC members. Call Tin Mountain at (603) 447-6991 to reserve.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church.
  • Community Event: ELDERVILLE
    7:15pm / Ticket pickup; 7:30pm / Show begins • Sandwich Town Hall
    “Elderville,” an “almost entirely new” operetta by Ellen Farnum, offers a rollicking, humorous take on aging. Music Director is Peggy Johnson; Asst Directors are Mary Edes and Ellen Farnum. Limited seating; email  eldervilleshow@gmail.com to reserve tickets. Tickets exchanged for donation at the door! More info.

FRI, Aug 9

  • PASTOR’s DROP-IN HOURS
    7-8:30am • J-Town Deli
    Come for caffeine, conversation. Or make a separate date to meet with Rev Gail by calling her cell (978) 273.0308 or email.
  • Community Event: VILLAGE HARMONY (Mountain Top Music Program) 7:30 pm • Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany.
    World music, shape-note singing and more from an enthusiastic group of touring teens. Suggested donation $10/person, $20/family at the door.  More info.
  • Community Event: ELDERVILLE
    7:15pm / Ticket pickup; 7:30pm / Show begins • Sandwich Town Hall
    “Elderville,” an “almost entirely new” operetta by Ellen Farnum, offers a rollicking, humorous take on aging. Music Director is Peggy Johnson; Asst Directors are Mary Edes and Ellen Farnum. Limited seating; email  eldervilleshow@gmail.com to reserve tickets. Tickets exchanged for donation at the door! More info.

SAT, Aug 10

  • Community Event: ELDERVILLE
    7:15pm / Ticket pickup; 7:30pm / Show begins • Sandwich Town Hall
    “Elderville,” an “almost entirely new” operetta by Ellen Farnum, offers a rollicking, humorous take on aging. Music Director is Peggy Johnson; Asst Directors are Mary Edes and Ellen Farnum. Limited seating; email  eldervilleshow@gmail.com to reserve tickets. Tickets exchanged for donation at the door! More info.

SUN, Aug 11

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING @ GAZEBO
    8am • Gazebo. Hot beverages available. Come for poetry, literature, conversation and prayer.
  • MEMBERSHIP Q&A
    9:15am •  Jackson Community Church.
  • WORSHIP
    10:30am •  Jackson Community Church.
    * Story: Rev Gail
    * Accompanist: Alan Labrie

EVENTS NEXT WEEK

At the Church

Starts Tue, Aug 13, 6:30pm
INSPIRED
Women’s Bible Study
North Conway Community Center
Multi-community bible study using Inspired by Rachel Held Evans as a guide. Meets weekly. Facilitated by ministers Sue Davidson, Gail Doktor and Ruth Shaver. All welcome. RSVP if interested in participating although drop-in’s will be welcome.

Sun, Aug 18
JAZZ WORSHIP
with Heather Pierson & Friends

followed by
COMMUNITY BBQ
10:30am – Worship • Jackson Community Church
Noon – BBQ • Church Grounds
Come for music, celebration, worship & good eats! Open to community. Donations accepted. Please email us to VOLUNTEER as a chef or volunteer.

Around Town

LEGO CAMP
with Brick Artist Cody Wells

Aug 12-16 • 9am- 2pm
Whitney Community Center
Jackson, NH
Get ready for a full week of Lego fun! Join Cody Wells of C3Brix (aka: the Lego Man of NYC) for Lego builds, challenges, and Lego knowledge beyond your wildest dreams. Throughout the week you will work together using your greatest building skills to create a giant Lego city with over 80lbs of Lego Brick. Lego challenges and prizes will be done daily along with a few surprises built in. Snacks and drinks provided, campers please bring a sack lunch. Fee: $349/camper. Registration online.
MT WASHINGTON BICYCLE HILLCLIMBSat, Aug 17
More information about participating.

MAGIC of BENNY GOODMAN
Sun, Aug 18 • 4pm • Private Home in Glen

With the Peter & Will Anderson Trio
Music of the master of swing, played by the twin clarinet and sax virtuosi. The duo have performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Blue Note Jazz and many other venues. At a private home in Glen. $35/per person.  More info and tickets.

Tuesdays, 6:30pm INSPIRED Women’s Bible Study

Starts Tue, Aug 13, 6:30pm
INSPIRED
Women’s Bible Study
North Conway Community Center

Multi-community bible study using Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans as a guide. Meets weekly. Facilitated by ministers Sue Davidson, Gail Doktor and Ruth Shaver. All welcome. RSVP if interested in participating, although drop-in’s will be welcome. A few copies of the book will be available to borrow, but we recommend purchasing a copy for use over the next several weeks.

Review on amazon: “If the Bible isn’t a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean when they say the Bible is inspired? When Rachel Held Evans found herself asking these questions, she began a quest to better understand what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read. What she discovered changed her–and it will change you too. Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well-honed literary expertise, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay. Undaunted by the Bible’s most difficult passages, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture’s mysteries. The Bible, she discovers, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God’s loving and redemptive work in the world.”