Work Day with Neighbor to Neighbor

Wed, June 12 • Eaton / All Day

The Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) program, an initiative of Nativity Lutheran, seeks to help valley residents make their houses safe, warm, and dry. If you are able to volunteer on June 12 (starting at 9:00 on likely continuing for much of the day), we are scheduling a work day in the northern part of Eaton.

  • RSVP to Rev Nathan Hall from Nativity Lutheran Church if interested. He will send out further details to those who volunteer.

This particular project will involve 2 parts:

  1. We will be reglazing some windows.
  2. We will be attempting to locate and fix a leak in a metal roof. The roof itself should be good, but it does need to be tacked down. It is also possible that torn nail holes may need to be plugged and flashing may need to be amended. This part of the job will be part diagnostic and part labor.

We will need some skilled people, but a few novices are also welcome.

THIS WEEKEND at Jackson Community Church and Around Town

SAT, May 4 – SUN, May 5

SAT, May 4

  • Community Event: BIRDING at BROWNFIELD BOG (Tin Mountain Conservation Center program)
    7-10am • Meet at G&S Store in Brownfield, Maine
    Join birders of all levels on this weekly bird walk through the bog and view the rich diversity of bird life that makes it way north to rest or nest. Bring binoculars (or borrow ours), rubber boots, and a snack. Our final week will be via canoe!
  • VALLEY LITTER CLEAN UP DAY
    8:30-10am • Register at Whitney Community Center for Jackson for trash bags, gloves and road assignments.
    10am • Clean up
    Noon-2pm • Celebration at Hampton Inn, North Conway; Food music, prizes, water park and more! Ben 7 Jerry’s, Flatbread Pizza, Home Depot Play Station, Educational and Information centers. 
    Other locations to sign in and start out to clean up different communities: Other sign-ups sites in other towns — Bartlett: Bartlett school parking lot. Glen: Patch’s Market parking lot. Kearsarge/Intervale: Scenic Vista Route 16. Saco River Banks: First Bridge. North Conway: Hampton Inn, Route 16. Albany: Albany Town Hall. Conway: Conway Information Booth. Madison: Madison Elementary School. Eaton: Inn at Crystal Lake. Tamworth/ Chocorua/Wonalancet: K.A. Brett School. East Conway: Twombly’s Market. Center Conway: Saco Bound parking lot. West Fryeburg/South Chatham: Webster’s Store. North Chatham/Stow: Stow Corner Store. Fryeburg: American Legion on Bradley Street. Brownfield: Brownfield Rec Center. Lovell: Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library parking lot.

SUN, May 5

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazeboby Jackson Historical Society
  • SUNDAY WORSHIP with COMMUNION
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Organ/piano by Alan Labrie
    * Worship leadership by Rev Gail Doktor
    * Special music by Osborne family
    * Sunday School during worship (RSVP if you will be attending Sunday School)
  • WAY STATION VOLUNTEER TRAINING
    2-3pm • 15 Grove St, No Conway, NH / Nativity Lutheran admin bldg.
    Jeff Jones, United Way Carroll County Emergency Preparedness Officer will provide basic training about working with homeless/housing-insecure population along with some best practices and safety procedures. This is preparation for volunteering at the Way Station, the valley’s first day resource center for homeless/housing-insecure population. Learn more about the Way Station. Email to RSVP for training.
  • Community Event: HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE – Film Screening of documentary Who Will Write Our Story?
    4pm • Colonial Theatre, Main Street, Bethlehem, NH
    The Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, in partnership with the Bethlehem Colonial Theatre, will join venues worldwide to present the documentary film Who Will Write Our History as BHC’s annual observance of Holocaust Days of Remembrance. In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed the 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars, and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum, this clandestine group, known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda, not with guns or fists, but with pen and paper. Documentary written, produced, and directed by Roberta Grossman with Executive Producer Nancy Spielberg. This documentary features the voices of three-time Academy Award nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award winner Adrien Brody. Free and open to community.
  • Community Event: MUSIC as MEDITATION
    with Ellen Schwindt
    * 4:30pm — Rehearsal • Christ Episcopal Church, North Conway, NH
    * 5pm — Singing • Christ Episcopal Church, North Conway, NH
    A note from Ellen Schwindt: “Hello Singing friends, I am planning Music as Meditation in a rather liquid fashion this time around. I want to sing two rounds. If you’d like to sing in some other way sometime, that’s good news, too. If this seems like a lark to you, please let me know. I got an Easter egg that said “sing” on it and I’m taking it a bit too seriously, perhaps, but so far I’m having fun. I’ve attached mp3s with me singing each round–the keys are malleable and we can choose based on the people who want to sing. … Please feel free to spread the word—the more the merrier is my motto.” Links to songs to be sung in rounds.” — Ellen Schwindt, 603-447-2898, email: ellenmschwindt@gmail.com
  • Link to MP3 of Tumble the Runs that Rush Down to the River
  • Link to MP3 of Water that Falls Down Down
  • Link to PDF of Tumble that Runs that Rush Down to the River
  • Link to PDF of Water that Falls Down Down

VOLUNTEER: Community Service Opportunities

VALLEY LITTER CLEAN UP DAY
Sat, May 4

  • 8:30-10am • Register at Whitney Community Center (or other locally designated sites) for trash bags, gloves and road assignments
  • 10am • Clean up
  • 2pm • Celebration at Hampton Inn, North Conway; Food music, prizes, water park and more! Ben 7 Jerry’s, Flatbread Pizza, Home Depot Play Station, Educational and Information centers. 
  • More info: Facebook.

WOMEN BUILD
Habitat for Humanity
Sat, May 11

  • Mt. Washington Valley Habitat for Humanity’s event is located in 3 Sokokis Pines, Tamworth, NH. 

CHURCH SPRING CLEAN-UP
Jackson Community Church
Sat, May 11

  • 9am – Noon
  • Come for orientation to facility, submission of background checks
  • Come with gloves and buckets, and old clothes, to help clean up grounds and exterior of church.
  • Spring cleaning!

WAY STATION VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Way Station, Nativity Lutheran Campus
Sun, May 19

  • 2-5pm
  • Come for orientation to facility, submission of background checks
  • Curriculum by United Way’s preparedness officer Jeff Jones and NH Listens

SERVICE & TRAINING

WAY STATION WORK DAY
9am – 4pm • Nativity Lutheran Church, No COnway, NH
Come help paint and prep more rooms at Nativity Lutheran Church to welcome guests of the Way Station, a day resource center to provide essential services to the valley’s homeless and housing insecure population, including showers, laundry, internet access, post office box, lockers and more. Wear old clothing. Supplies and paint will be provided!

UPCOMING CLASSES
Relevant to Way Station Community Service
UNDERSTANDING HOMELESSNESS
and ITS IMPACTS on CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Wed, Feb 27 from 6:30-8:30pm
SAU#9 / Conway School District
Professional Development Center @ Kennett Middle School
176 Main Street, Conway, NH 03818 
Registration Link. Participants in this session will: Understand the general state of homelessness in NH. Understand how to identify a homeless child and/or family. Understand the relationship between homelessness and trauma in children. Understand the physical and emotional impacts of homelessness, particularly on children. Understand the reactions and symptoms of trauma and homelessness in children. Understand best practices in serving children who experience homelessness. Training Methods: Training will incorporate a variety of teaching techniques including didactic presentation, small group discussions / brainstorms, videos, and opportunity for questions, dialogue and discussion. 
NH LISTENS Advanced Facilitator Training
Fri, Mar 15 from 10am-4pm
Conway Library, Conway, NH Registration Link. $50 fee. Fee waived for students and those with financial need. Many of us are trained to remain “neutral” as facilitators. However, that doesn’t mean we are passive. This workshop enhances confidence to remain neutral, productively address issues, encourage and move conversation in a constructive manner.