THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town MON, July 8 – SUN, July 14

MON, July 8

  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS Volunteers from JCC work “family hour” shift at Way Station. Rev Gail attends. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.
  • Community Event: DINNER BELL
    5-6pm • Brown Church / Conway Congregational Church
    Free community meal for local residents.

TUE, July 9

  • Community Event: WAY STATION BOARD of DIRECTORS
    Leadership meeting to address client needs and requests, signage, facility use, community engagement, volunteer training, policy questions.
  • CLERGY of the EASTERN SLOPE
    12:30pm • Lunch for local clergy from Mt Washington Valley faith communities. Rev Gail attends.
  • Community Event: NATURALIST LED HIKES in JACKSON – Tin Mountain Summit
    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. Tin Mountain’s naturalist will explain the historic use of the property, help identify plant species, and point out animal signs. Participants of all ages a welcome.  Program fee of $5/person or $20/family; members free.
  • Community Event:  ADULT BOOK GROUP
    4:30 – 5:30pm • Jackson Public Library
    Monthly on the second Tuesday
  • Community Event: JACKSON FARMER’S MARKET 3:30 – 6:30 pm •  Thompson House Eatery, 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.

WED, July 10

  • 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 – Hike to Thompson Brook Falls
    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. Program topics change weekly and range from learning about the flora and fauna of the forest and fresh water ecosystems to those of the higher alpine environment, including wildflowers, mosses, waterfalls, frogs, and moose to the geology of the surrounding mountains and Presidential Range. Programs are free and open to the public. Alpine program requires the purchase of a gondola ticket. More info.
  • Community Event: LIVE MUSIC with RILEY PARKHURST
    7-10pm • Thompson House Eatery

THURS, July 11

  • 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 Event: STORY TIME  – A Universe of Stories
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS Volunteers from JCC work “adult hour” shifts at Way Station. Rev Gail attends. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.
  • Community Event: COASTING for KIDS
    9:30 am – 6:00 pm • Storyland, NH
    Raise $100 or more for Give Kids the World and get exclusive ride time before the park opens on Polar Coaster and Roar-O-Saurus, a cool event t-shirt, PLUS your admission for the day is free! More info.
  • Community Event: ECOFORUM – Aerial Insectivores: The Who, What, Where, and Why of an Emerging Conservation Issue Noon • Nature Learning Center, Albany
    Aerial insectivores are birds that feed on insects captured in flight, and include nightjars, swifts, flycatchers, and swallows. Dr. Pamela Hunt, NH Audubon, will provide an overview of these species’ biology and population trends. An optional field component will follow the EcoForum presentation.
  • Community Event: NATURALIST LED BOAT CRUISE
    4 – 5:30pm • East Shore Drive, Madison
    Location: Meet at the Silver Lake Boat Launch on East Shore Road in Silver Lake, NH. Tin Mountain Conservation Center is teaming up with Fish Nerds Guide Service to offer 90-minute boat cruises. Price: $25/person, $15/child 16 and under. $5 discount for TMCC members. Due to the limited space on the cruises, reservations are required. Call Tin Mountain at (603) 447-6991 to reserve your space; payment at time of reservation.
  • Community Event: WILDLIFE of the NORTH COUNTRY 7-8pm • Whitney Community Center, Jackson
    Who lives north of the notch? Join us for a pictorial exploration of the wildlife of northern New Hampshire offered by Tin Mountain Conervsation staff. Focus on the animals that call Lake Umbagog area home, including moose, osprey, loons, and bald eagles.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church.

FRI, July 12

  • PASTOR’s DROP-IN HOURS
    7-9am • 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
    9:30-11:30am • Church. Drop by or make an appointment to meet with Rev Gail by texting or calling her cell (978) 273.0308 or by email.

SAT, July 13

  • MEN’S BREAKFAST
    7:30am – 9am • Wentworth
    Food & conversation for friends and members of church.
  • Community Event: UMBAGOG CANOE TRIP
    6:30am – 5pm • Meet at Jackson Historical Society
    Led by Tin Mountain Conservation staff. Ply the waters of Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge where loons, bald eagles, osprey, and moose abound. Bring binoculars and a hearty lunch. Use your own canoe/kayak or borrow ours. Call 447-6991 for reservations. $10/person.

SUN, July 14

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING @ GAZEBO
    8am • Gazebo. Hot beverages available. Come for poetry, literature, conversation and prayer.
  • BIBLE STUDY with REV GAIL
    9:15am • 2nd Floor / Council Room, Church
    All welcome. We will discuss lectionary passages for this week: Colossians 1: 1-14 and Luke 10:25-37.
  • WORSHIP 
    10:30am •  Jackson Community Church.
    * Story: Rev Gail
    * Accompanist: Alan Labrie
    * Special Music: Sue Titus Reid
  • MEMBERSHIP CLASS
    11:45am • 2nd Floor / Council Room, Church
    Questions about Jackson Community Church, its history and theology? Want voting privileges? Wonder what membership means? Come for Q&A with deacon and member, plus pastor.

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town: June 25-30

TUE, June 25

WED, June 26

  • PEACE & EMPOWERMENT CAMP
    8:30am-12:30pm• JCC
    More info and registration.
  • Community Event: YELLOW LADY SLIPPERS FIELD TRIP
    7am – 4pm • Meet at Grants parking lot, Glen
    With north country naturalist Peter Benson, go to The Nature Conservancy’s Hurlbert Swamp in Stewartstown, NH.  Bring binoculars, boots, sturdy shoes, and a hearty lunch. Reservations requested; call 603-447-6991.
  • Community Event: JAZZ LECTURE SERIES
    5:15-6:30pm • Journey Church
    Mike Sakash explores the eventful year 1959, when some of the greatest jazz recordings were released. 8-week series. Drop-in or full summer session. $80 for all 8 weeks, or drop-in for $15/session.

THURS, June 27

  • PEACE & EMPOWERMENT CAMP
    8:30am-12:30pm• JCC
    More info and registration.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church

FRI, June 28

  • PEACE & EMPOWERMENT CAMP
    8:30am-12:30pm• JCC
    More info and registration.
  • Community Event: DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR
    9:30am / 10am • Conway Public Library
    9:30am for tickets. 10am for Story Hour.
    Attendance limited to parents with children. Come early as for limited same-day tickets. More info on Pride Week events.
  • Community Event: MEET the QUEENS
    2pm • Jackson Community Church
    Want to know more about Drag Queen Story Hour and why these entertainers choose to volunteer? Join us for an opportunity to meet the Queens, have your questions answered, and learn about the importance of programs that encourage diversity and acceptance in our community. Rev Gail moderates this discussion.  To submit a question, email: whitemountainspride@gmail.comMore info on Pride Week events.
  • Community Event: REV YOLANDA’S GOSPEL HOUR
    7pm • Christ Episcopal Church, North Conway
    The most fabulous Reverend Yolanda will lead us in a service of song. Reverend Yolanda is an interfaith minister whose “Old Time Gospel Hour” show has earned her numerous awards. Check out Rev Yolanda’s website here. Plus more info on Pride Week events.

SAT, June 29

  • Community Event: ART in BLOOM
    10am-4pm • Jackson Village locations
    Walking tour is at six venues: Jackson Public Library, RiverWood Inn, Whitney Community Center, Jackson Historical Society, the Old Library, and The Wentworth.
  • Community Event: WHITE MOUNTAINS PRIDE FESTIVAL
    10am-4pm • North Conway Community Center
    Free family-friendly day of fun, entertainment, games, food, and vendors. Starts with ribbon cutting and interfaith blessing with spiritual community leaders (including Rev Gail) and festival performer Reverend Yolanda. Bring a chair and enjoy the festivities all day! More info on Pride Week events.
  • Community Event: FLORAL DESIGN DEMO
    11:30am Whitney Community Center
    With Carrie Scribner, owner of Dutch Bloemen Winkel.

SUN, June 30

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazeboby Jackson Historical Society
  • Community Event: UUFES WORSHIP ASKING “HOW INCLUSIVE ARE WE?”
    10:00am • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of The Eastern Slopes/UUFES, 30 Tamworth Road, Tamworth. More info on Pride Week events.
  • WORSHIP with INDEPENDENCE DAY PEACE THEME
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Organ/piano by Alan Labrie
    * Worship leadership & message by Rev Gail
  • Community Event: FAREWELL to MURPHY FAMILY
    6pm • Jackson Grammar School Pavilion
    Come wish the Matt & Amanda Murphy family (with children Finn & Abbey) best wishes in their new adventures in Ohio! Bring your own beverage and a Summer snack to share.
  • Community Event: FIREWORKS 9:00 pm • Jackson Village Park
    Independence Day week fireworks; come early to get a good spot.

This Week: June 17-23

MON, June 17

  • Community Event: HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES DISCUSSION
    7pm • Whitney Community Center
    Information and discussion session on housing issues in the Valley, recognizing the need for increased housing diversity in the Valley. Dr. Marianne Jackson will explain the new HomeShare program offered by the Gibson Center; George Reagan of NH Housing Finance and Victoria Laracy of MWV Housing Coalition will discuss design ideas for Accessory Dwelling Units; presented by Jackson Housing Opportunities Matter, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization established to facilitate increased housing diversity in the Town of Jackson.
  • Community Event: WAY STATION OPENS
    5-9pm • First Official Shift
    Way station volunteers run first formal shift of the new day resource center for homeless, housing-insecure and economically-challenged residents of Mt Washington Valley. Learn more.

TUE, June 18

  • Community Event:PROMOTION, LAST DAY of SCHOOL & EARLY RELEASE for SUMMER VACATION
    Jackson Grammar School
    * 10:00am: Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony (students moving up to middle school next year).
    * 10:45am: Ribbon Cutting at the Legacy Pavilion
    * 11:00am: BBQ sponsored by the PTO.
    Families and community members welcome to join school community for promotion, ribbon-cutting and BBQ. RSVP to Susan Ross-Parent at 603-383-6861!
  • DEACONS
    4pm • Jackson Community Church
    Meet to discuss worship coverage.

WED, June 19

  • Community Event: CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE
    4:30-6pm • Hobbs Tavern, Ossipee
    The NH Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is hosting a “Conservation Conversation” entitled Going Clean: Clean Energy Future. Facilitated dialogue open to anyone interested in contributing ideas or learning more about the future of energy in NH.  If interested in carpooling (in an electric car, of course), please contact Laurie Gabriel @ 508-380-4797 or lagabriel@whitemountainpartners.net

THURS, June 20

  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church
  • Community Event: JAZZ at the WHITNEY
    7pm • Whitney Community Center
    An evening of great jazz music with trio Craig Bryan, Al Hospers and Jarrod Taylor. Tickets at the door: $10/person and $20/family.
  • Community Event: STATE of the LOON
    7-8pm • Nature Learning Center, Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany
    Join Harry Vogel, Loon Preservation Committee, as he talks about this unique symbol of New Hampshire’s wild lakes and its special place in the hearts of New Hampshire residents. More info.

FRI, June 21

  • UCC Event: FAMILY CAMP WEEKEND
    Friday-Sunday • Horton Center
    Rev Gail & Chris Doktor will be on-site from Fri-Sun as deans for this camp. More info or to register.
  • Community Event: LULA WILES with SUSIE BURKE & DAVID SURETTE 
    6pm • Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, ME.
    Benefit concert for Mountain Top Music Center. 

SAT, June 22

  • UCC Event: FAMILY CAMP WEEKEND
    Friday-Sunday • Horton Center, Pine Mountain
    Rev Gail & Chris Doktor will be on-site from Fri-Sun as deans for this camp. More info.
  • Community Event: NATURALIST-LED BOAT CRUISE
    4-5:30pm • East Shore Drive, Madison
    Tin Mountain Conservation Center teams up with Fish Nerds Guide Service to offer 90-minute boat cruises on scenic Silver Lake in Madison, NH. Dates: 4pm Thursdays June 20, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 22, & 29. More info.

SUN, June 23

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazeboby Jackson Historical Society
    Gathering led by Sandi Poor while Rev Gail is away at Horton Center.
  • WORSHIP
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Organ/piano by Alan Labrie
    * Worship leadership & message by Mary Edes.
  • UCC Event: FAMILY CAMP WEEKEND
    Friday-Sunday • Horton Center, Pine Mountain
    Rev Gail & Chris Doktor will be on-site from Fri-Sun as deans for this camp. More info.
  • Ecumenical Worship: OPENING SERVICE for WHITE MOUNTAINS PRIDE WEEK
    4pm • Nativity Lutheran, North Conway
    Join several faith communities to kick-off the Pride Week with spiritual gathering organized by Clergy of the Eastern Slope. Rev Gail helps facilitate this service. More info on Pride Week events.

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town June 13-16

HIGHLIGHTS @ JCC: Thurs – Yoga, AA, Way Station Shift; Fri – Pastor’s Hours, Way Station Mtg, Peace & Empowerment Camp Planning Mtg & Cowboy Concert, Sun – Interfaith Gathering & Father’s Day Worship with message by Will White. AROUND TOWN: Thurs- Bird Nesting 101, Fri – Cowboy Concert (JCC), Sat – Graduation (KHS), Canoeing (Tin Mountain program), Gay Men’s Chorus **sold out** (Nativity Lutheran).

THURS, June 14

  • BLISS YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • First Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church. Beginning stretch, flow and align yoga; safe for new practitioners. Weather dependent; if schools are delayed or closed, the class will be cancelled.
  • Community Event: JUNE ECO FORUM – BIRD NESTING 101
    12pm • Nature Learning Center, Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany
    Debra Marnich, Natural Resources Conservation Service, will discuss how to determine the bird and bat species in your area and what type of nesting boxes they utilize. Deb will focus on the use of nesting boxes for supporting local wildlife. 
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church

FRI, June 14

  • PASTOR’S DROP-IN HOURS @ JTOWN
    7-8:30am • JTown Deli, Jackson
    Come by to visit with Rev Gail or text/call to make a separate date: 978.273.0308.
  • WAY STATION ON-SITE MEETINGS
    9am • 15 Grove St, North Conway (Nativity Lutheran campus)
    Tours for community leaders; meeting with Tri-County Cap homelessness staff member.
  • PEACE & EMPOWERMENT CAMP TEACHERS MTG
    11am • Jackson Community Church
    Organizational team meeting. To register for this camp.
  • COWBOY CONCERT
    7pm • Jackson Community Church 
    Mountain Top Music program: Vocal Workshop Participants led by Mary Bastoni. FREE; suggested donation of $10 supports Mountain Top Music.

SAT, June 15

  • Community Event: KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
    More info.
  • Community Event: CANOEING KEZAR POND
    8:30am – 1pm • Meet at Hemlock Bridge on Frog Alley Farm Rd, Fryeburg
    Tin Mountain and Upper Saco Valley Land Trust are teaming up to host an early summer exploration of Kezar Pond with Dr. Rick Van de Poll. Program fee: $10/person. Space is limited, call for reservations 447-6991.
  • Community Event: GAY MEN’S CHORUS
    3pm • Nativity Lutheran Church, No Conway
    Concert and fundraising event. **Sold out.**

SUN, June 16: FATHER’S DAY

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazeboby Jackson Historical Society
    Led by volunteer while Rev Gail is away.
  • WORSHIP  
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Organ/piano by Alan Labrie
    * Worship leadership by Tom Pizor and deacons
    * Message by Will White

Children & youth opportunities in June!

  • Community Event: TRILLIUM SUMMIT
    8:30am-12:30pm • Whitney Community Center
    Initiative  to enrich and empower the lives of girls and women in Mt Washington Valley. Keynote by Riley Parkhurst. Includes interactive games, crafts, discussions, presentations
    and demonstrations. Girls and women will explore their own strengths, learn new skills, become better communicators and learn how to form healthy relationships with others. More info or to register for this program.
  • UCC Event: HORTON CENTER OPEN HOUSE
    All Day • Horton Center, Pine Mountain
    11am worship @ Castle Rock followed by BBQ, tours & games! All day! All are welcome to our Open House! Please call or email to register. No charge.

FAMILY CAMP
Horton Center, Pine Mountain
(Off Rte 16 between Jackson and Gorham)
June 21-23
Rev Gail & Chris Doktor – Deans

  • Register for a weekend of outdoor adventures, family getaway, and faith engagement.

PEACE & EMPOWERMENT CAMP
8:30am-12:30pm • Mon-Fri, June 24-28
Jackson Community Church

  • Open K-6 plus CIT (counselor-in-training) positions for 7th-grade-and-older students.
  • Based (in part) on peace curriculum used at from Horton Center (led by Deans Chris and Gail Doktor June 21-23)
  • Focuses on peace and community activism
  • Contemplative practices
  • Music and arts
  • Development of spiritual practices to support this goal, draws on resources from Christian, Buddhist and other traditions
  • Register via eventbrite.
  • Free; donations accepted.