THIS WEEK with Jackson Community Church and Around Town Mon, Jan 13 – Mon, Jan 20

MON, Jan 13

  • Community Service: WAY STATION
    9am • 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Friends, members & staff of Jackson Community Church are among volunteers to staff these shifts.

TUE, Jan 14

  • CLERGY LUNCH 
    12:30pm • North Conway, NH
    Gathering of Mt Washington Valley clergy over lunch.
  • Community Event: TODDLER & TOTS
    9:30am • Jackson XC Ski Touring Center For skiers who bring one or more Pre-K kids. Free tickets, use of skis, pulks and assistance getting young families on trail.
  • Community Event: NORDIC TIME TRIALS / SPEED CAMP 3:30pm • Jackson XC Ski Touring Center Optional after-school ski activity for grades 4-6, K-3 with parent. Coaching and timed loop for youth. Rec and racers invited.
  • DEACONS MEETING
    4pm • Jackson Community Church
    Meet to review worship plans and community care concerns.
  • Community Event: BOOK GROUP 4:30pm • Jackson Public Library
    Come to discuss Bad Blood by John Carreyrou.
  • Multi-Church Event: MAKING SENSE of the BIBLE – Study Group 
    6:30pm • North Conway Community Center
    Bring your copy of Adam Hamilton’s Making Sense of the Bible and your own study Bible. Facilitated by Revs Sue Davidson, Gail Doktor, Ruth Shaver.

WED, Jan 15

  • 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: FRIENDS of the JACKSON PUBLIC LIBRARY
    9am • Jackson Public Library

THURS, Jan 16

  • Community Service: WAY STATION
    9am & 5pm • 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Friends, members & staff of Jackson Community Church are among volunteers to staff these shifts.
  • YIN RESTORATIVE YOGA for the Mindful Body with Anjali Rose 9am • Jackson Community Church
    This new yoga workshop series is for 6 weeks and focuses on bringing both relaxation to the mind, body and spirit, while activating healing in the joints, connective tissues and fascia of the body.  Tender joints are supported and stretched gently to stimulate the connective tissue by holding postures in a reclined or seated position for 3-5 minutes.  Yin Yoga is a still and passive practice.  Physically, we work the space between our knees and navel, the hips, pelvis and spine, to create space and mobility in our tightest areas.  Energetically, we open the body’s meridian system to allow the continuous flow of Qi (chi). Psychologically, we practice being, allowing and contentment to balance our active, stressful yang lives. This class is suitable for all levels.  If you have injuries, (which we all do) special emphasis is placed on supportive poses. Note: 6 weeks $60.
  • Community Event: TODDLER STORYTIME
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
    Bring an existing craft to do with neighbors at the library!
  • Community Event: AFTER-SCHOOL NORDIC 
    3:30pm • Jackson XC Ski Touring Center After-school Nordic program for Jackson Grammar School students. More info.
  • Community Event: EVENING CRAFT-UP
    4pm • Jackson Public Library
    Bring an existing craft to do with neighbors at the library!
  • Community Event: BIOMIMICRY
    7pm •Nature Learning Center, Albany
    Biomimicry is an intentional practice of learning from, not just copying, well-adapted strategies and sustainable solutions used by living things to improve the design of products, processes, and systems. Come learn about strategies discovered by answering the question what would nature do?
  • AA
    6:30pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor

FRI, Jan 17

  • PASTOR’S DROP-IN J-TOWN DELI HOURS
    7-9am • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
    Come by to talk. Or make a date to go for a walk or meet privately by texting/calling Rev Gail’s cell @ 978.273.0308.
  • PASTOR’S DROP-IN OFFICE HOURS
    9:30-11am • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
    Come by to talk. Or make a date to go for a walk or meet privately by texting/calling Rev Gail’s cell @ 978.273.0308.
  • Private Class: AVALANCHE CLASS
    8:30am-5pm • Jackson Community Church
    Class for back-country winter skiers and hikers to prepare for survival and response to avalanche conditions.
  • Community Event: SEWING with KATHY: Superhero Edition
    12:30pm • Jackson Public Library
    This workship is filled up. Sign-up for additional dates.
  • Community Event: SLIDERS & GLIDERS
    1-3pm – Jackson XC Ski Touring Center
    JCC friends and members participate in this community-wide event. All abilities welcome. $15/visit or $50/season. Go out on trails with instructors and friends. Snacks and beverages follow on-site.

SAT, Jan 18

  • Community Event: BOREAL BIRDS OUTING
    8am • Meet at Grants parking lot, Glen
    Join the Tin Mountain Bird Society for a winter bird­ing adventure north of the notches. Visit boreal birding hot spots off Trudeau Road outside Bethlehem and several other locales to spot resident boreal songbirds, including boreal chickadees, black backed wood peckers, crossbills and other finches. Bring your own binoculars or borrow Tin Mountain binoculars.
  • Community Event: WILDLIFE SKETCHING for JUNIOR ARTISTS
    9:30am • Nature Learning Center, Albany
    Junior nature artists we want you! Join Deb Ayers, local artist and longtime art teacher, for a morning of fun learning to draw animals. Space is limited; please call 603-447-6991 to reserve a space. $5 program fee.   
  • Community Event: PRACTICES that GROW the BRAIN
    2pm • Jackson Public Library
    Practices that Grow the Brain
  • Community Event: OWL PROGRAM
    6pm • Jackson XC Ski Touring Center
    Owl Program presented by Squam Lake Science Center. $5 suggested donation

SUN, Jan 19

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation.
  • BLESSINGS of BODIES, BOOTS & BINDINGS
    9:10am • Jackson XC Ski Touring Center
  • CONTEMPLATIVE XC SKI
    9:25am • Jackson XC Ski Touring Center
    Come for contemplative ski on nearby fields (weather and trails permitting).
  • POPUP CHOIR
    10:10am • Jackson Community Church
    Come to learn this Sunday’s selected hymns and help lead the congregation in song.
  • SUNDAY WORSHIP
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Message: Gail Doktor
    * Music Director: Alan Labrie

MON, Jan 20 Martin Luther King Day

  • NO SCHOOL
  • Community Event:PIHCINTU MULTICULTURAL CHORUS
    2pm • Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg, ME
    The Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus helps restart young lives. War-torn villages, refugee camps, famine and political turmoil were devastating realities for many of these young singers before being embraced by the warmth, companionship and harmony that Pihcintu provides. More info: (207) 935-9232.
  • Updates on additional MLK Day Programming to be provided.

THIS WEEK with Jackson Community Church and Around Town Mon, Jan 6 – Sun, Jan 12

MON, Jan 6

  • Community Event: ICE SCULPTURES
    All Day • Wentworth Hotel.
  • Community Service: WAY STATION
    9am • 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Friends, members & staff of Jackson Community Church are among volunteers to staff these shifts.
  • Community Service & Film Screening: MORE than HONEY
    7pm • Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany
    Narrated by John Hurt, this documentary tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. This moving film raises questions of species survival in cosmic as well as apiary terms. Join Tin Mountain and the MWV Bee Keepers for a screening of the film and follow-up conversation.

TUE, Jan 7

  • CLERGY LUNCH 
    12:30pm • North Conway, NH
    Gathering of Mt Washington Valley clergy over lunch.
  • Community Event: NORDIC TIME TRIALS
    3:30pm • Jackson XC Ski Touring CenterOptional after-school ski activity for grades 4-6, K-3 with parent.
  • Multi-Church Event: MAKING SENSE of the BIBLE – Study Group 
    6:30pm • North Conway Community Center
    Bring your copy of Adam Hamilton’s Making Sense of the Bible and your own study Bible. Facilitated by Revs Sue Davidson, Gail Doktor, Ruth Shaver.

WED, Jan 8

  • 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.
  • TAKING DOWN the GREENS
    10:45am • Jackson Community Church
    Remove the Christmas decorations. Volunteers needed; RSVP if you can help.
  • MISSION MEETING
    3pm • Jackson Community Church
    Meeting to review budget, mission priorities, status of goals.
  • Closed Meeting: SCOUT LEADERSHIP MEETING
    6pm • Jackson Community Church

THURS, Jan 9

  • Community Service: WAY STATION
    9am & 5pm • 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Friends, members & staff of Jackson Community Church are among volunteers to staff these shifts.
  • TAKING DOWN the GREENS
    1pm • Jackson Community Church
    Finish removing the Christmas decorations. Volunteers needed; RSVP if you can help.
  • Community Event: CRAFTERNOON
    Noon • Jackson Public Library
    Bring an existing craft to do with neighbors at the library!
  • Community Event: ECOFORUM – For the Birds; 31 Years of Counting Birds in the MVW
    Noon • Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany
    Bring your bag lunch. See what 3 decades of data can tell us about avian trends in the area.
  • Community Event: AFTER-SCHOOL NORDIC 
    3:30pm • Jackson XC Ski Touring CenterAfter-school Nordic program for Jackson Grammar School students. More info.
  • Community Event: EVENING CRAFT-UP
    4pm • Jackson Public Library
    Bring an existing craft to do with neighbors at the library!
  • AA
    6:30pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor

FRI, Jan 10

  • PASTOR’S DROP-IN OFFICE HOURS
    9:30-11am • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
    Come by to talk. Or make a date to go for a walk or meet privately by texting/calling Rev Gail’s cell @ 978.273.0308.
  • Private Class: AVALANCHE CLASS
    8:30am-5pm • Jackson Community Church
    Class for back-country winter skiers and hikers to prepare for survival and response to avalanche conditions.
  • Community Event: SLIDERS & GLIDERS
    1-3pm – Jackson XC Ski Touring Center
    JCC friends and members participate in this community-wide event. All abilities welcome. $15/visit or $50/season. Go out on trails with instructors and friends. Snacks and beverages follow on-site.
  • Community Event: FULL MOON SKI
    7pm • Tin Mountain Field Station Lower Parking Lot, Jackson
    Join the Jackson XC & Tin Mountain Conservation Center staff on an evening snowshoe ramble through the beautiful fields and forests of Tin Mountain’s Jackson property. Bring snowshoes or borrow ours. Call 447-6991 to reserve a pair of snowshoes.

SAT, Jan 11SUN, Jan 12

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation.
  • BLESSINGS of BODIES, BOOTS & BINDINGS
    9:15am • Jackson XC Ski Touring Center
  • SUNDAY WORSHIP
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Message: Gail Doktor
    * Music Director: Alan Labrie
  • Multi-Church Event: XC SKIING
    1pm • Jackson XC Ski Touring Center
    Meet at Center to pick up trail pass and equipment if you need them. Join friends and members to go out on the Ellis River trail headed to the cocoa cabin! Weather-dependent; trail advisories may alter plans.

THIS WEEK plus CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

with Jackson Community Church and Around Town
Mon, Dec 16 – Wed, Dec 25

MON, Dec 16

  • SCOUTS
    6pm • Jackson Community Church

TUE, Dec 17

  • CLERGY LUNCH 
    12:30pm • North Conway, NH
    Gathering of Mt Washington Valley clergy over lunch.
  • DEACONS
    4pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
    Deacons meet to review worship plans and community care plans.
  • Multi-Church Event: LIGHT of the WORLD – Study Group
    6:30pm • North Conway Community Center
    Bring your copy of Amy-Jill Levine’s Light of the World and your own study Bible. Facilitated by Revs Sue Davidson, Gail Doktor, Ruth Shaver.

WED, Dec 18

  • 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.
  • COUNCIL MEETING
    7pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
    Meeting of church officers, staff and team and committee leaders to make decisions re church governance and mission. Preparations for January’s annual meeting.

THURS, Dec 19

  • Community Service: WAY STATION
    9am & 5pm • 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Friends, members & staff of Jackson Community Church are among volunteers to staff these shifts.
  • YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • 1st Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church.
  • Community Event: PAJAMA STORYTIME
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
    Staff from the White Mountain Community Health Center will join us for a free giveaway of beautiful new PAJAMAs donated by Carter’s.  We hope you will join us for stories, songs, activities and new pajamas!
  • AA
    6:30pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
  • BLUE CHRISTMAS
    7pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
    Gathering with rituals for those living with grief & loss.

FRI, Dec 20

  • PASTOR’S J-TOWN HOURS
    7-9am • J-Town Deli
    Come by for hot beverages, conversation and good food. Or make a date to go for a walk or meet privately by texting/calling Rev Gail’s cell @ 978.273.0308.
  • PASTOR’S DROP-IN OFFICE HOURS
    9:30-11am • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
    Come by to talk. Or make a date to go for a walk or meet privately by texting/calling Rev Gail’s cell @ 978.273.0308.
  • Private Class: AVALANCHE CLASS
    9am-5pm • Jackson Community Church
    Class for back-country winter skiers and hikers to prepare for survival and response to avalanche conditions.
  • Community Event: FAMILY SOLSTICE (Longest Night) EVENT
    5-6:30pm – Jackson Public Library
    Includes guided night walks, bonfire, snacks, music, crafts, storytelling, and closing circle. Rain or shine. Organized by Tin Mountain Conservation Ctr, Jackson Library, Whitney Community Ctr, Jackson Grammar School & Jackson Community Church.

SAT, Dec 21

  • Community Event: MARY HOWE MEMORIAL
    2pm • Jackson Community Church
    All welcome to attend the public memorial service for Mary Howe, followed by a reception.
  • Community Event: CHRISTMAS SOLSTICE CONCERT
    7pm • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slope/UUFES (UU Church), 30 Tamworth Rd, Tamworth Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, excerpts from the Messiahthe Snowman by Blake, and more. Musicians: Chris Nourse, violin; Julia Howell, violin; Kate Vachon, flute; Amy Berrier, viola; Jenny Huang-Dale, cello. Free; donations accepted.

SUN, Dec 22

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation.
  • ADVENT WORKSHOP
    9:15am • Jackson Community Churc
  • SUNDAY WORSHIP – ADVENT 4: LOVE & ANGEL’s SONG
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Advent 4: Love Candlelighting
    * Message: Gail Doktor
    * Solo: Alyssa Lachappelle singing music
    * Instrumentalist: Alan Labrie

TUE, Dec 24: CHRISTMAS EVE

  • CAROLS & CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP
    5pm • Jackson Community Church
    Lighting of Advent candles, Christmas message, carol-singing, and candlelight service. Special music by harpist Dominique Dodge, soloist Becca Gottlieb, pianists Laurie Turley & Sue Titus Reid, Chris & Gia Osborne.
  • CAROLS & CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP
    10pm • Jackson Community Church
    Lighting of Advent candles, Christmas message, carol-singing, and candlelight service. Special music by soloist Bob Carper, flautist Jeanette Heidmann & organist/pianist Alan Labrie.

WED, Dec 25: CHRISTMAS DAY

  • STORY, PAJAMAS & BELLS CHRISTMAS MORNING SERVICE
    10:30am – Jackson Community Church
    Casual gathering in pajamas to tell a Christmas story with interactive roles for participants, plus carol-singing.

THIS WEEKEND: Thurs, Dec 5 – Sun, Dec 8

THURS, Dec 5

  • YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • Parish House/Jackson Community Church
  • GREENING of SANCTUARY
    10:30am • Sanctuary/Jackson Community Church.
    Volunteers help decorate and “green” the sanctuary by setting up Christmas tree, garlands, wreaths and other Advent and Christmas-related items.
  • Community Event: STORY HOUR with CHIEF PERLEY
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS
    9am & 5pm • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers from JCC work “adult hour” shifts at Way Station.

FRI, Dec 6

  • PASTOR’S J-TOWN HOURS
    7-9am • J-Town Deli
    Come by for a chat. Or arrange a separate time to meet and talk and walk with Rev Gail by calling/texting her cell (978.273.0308) or emailing.
  • PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS
    10am – 11:30am • Jackson Community Church
    Come by for a chat. Or arrange a separate time to meet and talk and walk with Rev Gail by calling/texting her cell (978.273.0308) or emailing.
  • Community Event: WHITE MOUNTAIN STRING QUARTET
    Noon • Brown Church, Conway Village
    The White Mountain String Quartet – Bozena O’Brien, Larry Blaine, Chris Nourse and Doug Kendall. Free, donations to support the renovation of the Majestic are gratefully accepted. More info.

SAT, Dec 7

  • Community Event: CHOCOLATE SLEIGH TOURS
    Multiple Times • Nestlenook Farm
    Contact Jackson Chamber of Commerce for more info re available tickets. 603-383-9356
  • Community Event: CRAFT FAIR for JGS
    9am – 3pm • Whitney Community Center
    Jackson Grammar School’s annual craft fair!
  • Community Event: CHILDREN’S WOODLAND CRAFT
    10am-Noon • Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany
    Join kids craft maven Kathy Bowie for this fun winter project. Participants will sew, stuff, and decorate their own woodland gnome ornament. Great as a gift or to keep! Designed for children age 6-12. Call 447-6991. Program & Material Fee: $10

SUN,  Dec 8 – ADVENT 2

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation.
  • ADVENT 2 WORKSHOP
    9am • Parish House, 1st Floor
    Craft and lesson for first Sunday of Advent. Theme: Peace.
  • WORSHIP: Peace
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Message: Silence & Song
    * Special music: Austin Hunter & Gia Osborne
    * Instrumentalist: Alan Labrie
  • COMMUNITY CAROLING
    12:45pm – Meet at church / 1-3pm – Caroling  • Jackson/Bartlett
    Community caroling to neighbors in Jackson and Bartlett.
  • PEACE CONCERT with Dennis O’Neil & Davey Armstrong
    4pm • Jackson Community Church
    Concert by Dennis O’Neil & Davey Armstrong with themes of peace. Includes music from many nations and eras, including favorite tunes by artists such as  Beatles and Bob Marley. Free; donations gratefully accepted.
  • Community Event: DOMINIQUE DODGE in CONCERT
    5pm • Jackson Public Library
    Harp music by Dominique Dodge.
  • Community Event: CHOCOLATE SLEIGH TOURS
    Mulitple times • Nestlenook Farm
    Contact Jackson Chamber of Commerce for more info re any available tickets: 603-383-9356

THIS WEEKEND: Thurs, Nov 28 – Sun, Dec 1



THURS, Nov 28: THANKSGIVING

  • VOLUNTEER to PREP & SERVE FREE MEAL
    12:30pm – Close • American Legion (Tasker Hill Rd), Conway Village
  • FREE MEAL
    1-4pm • American Legion (Tasker Hill Rd), Conway Village
  • FREE MEAL
    12-2pm • Bernerhof Inn, Bartlett
  • FREE MEAL
    12-3pm• 302 West Smokehouse, in Fryeburg, ME

FRI, Nov 29

  • Shopping?
  • Recovery from turkey?
  • Decorate for Christmas?

SAT, Nov 30

  • JINGLE BELL CHOCOLATE SLEIGH TOURS
    11am • Nestlenook Farm
    Contact Jackson Chamber of Commerce for more info re available tickets. 603-383-9356

SUN,  Dec 1 – ADVENT 1

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation.
  • ADVENT 1 WORKSHOP
    9am • Parish House, 1st Floor
    Craft and lesson for first Sunday of Advent. Theme: Hope.
  • WORSHIP: Hope & Mary’s Song
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Message: Mary’s Song
    * Special soloists: Bob Carper & Alyssa Lachappelle
    * Instrumentalist: Alan Labrie
    * Sunday School
  • TREE LIGHTING & SANTA ARRIVAL
    4pm • Gazebo in Jackson, NH
    Caroling with DaCapo Choir, Santa arrives 4:30pm & Christmas Farm Inn & Spa invites everyone back to the Barn for a special Open House with baked treats, hot coco and cider as well as kids crafts & Christmas Holiday Cheer! 
  • JINGLE BELL CHOCOLATE SLEIGH TOURS
    4pm • Nestlenook Farm
    Contact Jackson Chamber of Commerce for more info re any available tickets: 603-383-9356
  • MOUNTAIN TOP BENEFIT CONCERT: Jazz Evening with Cassandre McKinley & the Cold River Radio Band
    7pm • Wildcat Tavern
    Call the Wildcat at 603 383 4245 for tickets ($30/pp) and dinner reservations.