Highlights @ JCC: Tue – Daisy Scouts, Mission Team,
Thurs – Yoga, AA, Fri – Pastor’s Hours, Family Fun Night, Sat – Church
Volunteers at Valley Litter Pick-Up Day, Sun – Worship, Way Station
Training Session. Around Town: Wed – Spring Warbler
Program (Whitney), Thurs – Toddler Story Hour (library), Fri – First
Friday Concert (Brown Church), Sat – Birding (Brownfield Bog) &
Litter Pick Up Day (Whitney – starting point), Sun – Way Station
TUE, April 30
WAY STATION LEADERSHIP MTG
11am • Way Station / Nativity Lutheran Church, No Conway
2:45-4:30pm • Parish House, Jackson Community Church
Daisy scouts have meeting
3:30pm • Whitney Library (2nd floor), Jackson Community Church
Review of current projects and priorities.
WED, May 1
Community Event: IDENTIFYING SPRING WARBLERS
7pm • Whitney Community Center, Jackson
Lifelong birder Will Broussard will help us prepare for the upcoming
warbler season with a review of the common and not-so-common warblers of
the Mount Washington Valley. All aspects of identification will be
examined including field marks, song, and habitat. You can put your
refreshed (or newly acquired!) skills into practice with Tin Mountain’s
weekly bird walks Thursday mornings leaving from the parking lot on
Valley Cross Road in Jackson. All birding levels welcome for both
THURS, May 2
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
Community Event: STORY TIME with TODDLERS
10:30am • Jackson Library
6:30pm • Second Floor, Church.
FRI, May 3
7-9am • J-Town Deli
Come for caffeine, good food, and conversation.
9:30-11:30am • Second Floor, Church
Community Event: FIRST FRIDAY with BENNETT & PERKINS (Mountain Top Music)
Valley favorites guitar duo Kathy Bennett and Thom Perkins perform an
eclectic blend of original music and their own arrangements. While folk
is a cornerstone influence for the pair, their music borrows from
genres ranging from Americana, singer/songwriter, roots, bluegrass,
blues and more.
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 (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.
SUN, May 5
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.
‘There is lots of information in this months newsletter… take a look 😊
Some dates you might want to add to your calendar:
The Mission Committee has their quarterly meeting on Tuesday April 30th – If you’re interested in being involved in the Mission Committee, the meeting begins at 3:30 on the second floor. All are welcome.
We are having a church workday to spruce up the inside and out and do some spring cleaning. This will be held on Saturday May 11th from 9 to noon.
Are you handy with scissors? The Mission committee will be cutting the material to make stockings for the Peace Greeter program. The Peace Greeters supply Christmas Stockings to members of the armed forces. This is Tuesday May 14th from 9:30am to 11:30am.
Men…. The Men’s Group will be meeting at the Wentworth Hotel on Saturday May 11that 7:30am for breakfast and conversation. Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of time to make it to the church for our workday 😉
Ladies… The Women’s Group will be traveling to the Clipper Merchant Tea House on Wednesday May 29th. Reservations need to be made with Linda Hastings (details inside)
One last thing…. I will be on vacation until Sunday May 12th. While I am away if you have a question/ comment/ etc please use my personal email address firstname.lastname@example.org a quicker response. Rev. Gail will also be monitoring the emails.
THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town
WED, Feb 20
TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer 9:30am • Parish House.Fitness class. Free; open to public. These classes will continue through the end of February, then the instructor will re-evaluate whether she can continue into March. Classes remain weather dependent; if schools are delayed or closed, the class will be cancelled.
PROTESTANT CHAPEL ASSOCIATION MEETING 4pm • Parish House / Church Library, Second Floor.
COUNCIL MEETING 7pm • Parish House / Church Library, Second Floor. Open meeting of church staff, officers and team leaders to make governing decisions for the operations and mission of the church. Any friends or members welcome to attend.
THURS, Feb 21
FLOW & ALIGN 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.
AA 6:30pm • Second Floor, Church.
FRI, Feb 22
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.
Community Event: GUIDED SNOW SHOE TOURS 10am & 1pm • Start from Jackson XC Ski Touring Center $15 includes ticket and tour; rental equipment available. Tours are approx. 90 minutes. More info.
SAT, Feb 23
Private Event: AVALANCHE CLASS All Day • Jackson Community Church Private class providing instruction to outdoor athletes and emergency responders for avalanche preparedness and response.
Community Event: GUIDED SNOW SHOE TOURS 10am & 1pm • Start from Jackson XC Ski Touring Center. $15 includes ticket and tour; rental equipment available. Tours are approx. 90 minutes. More info.
Community Event: FAMILY SNOW SHOE TOUR 10am -Noon. Meet at the Dr. Michael Cline Memorial Forest parking area on Bald Hill Rd, Tin Mountain Conservation Center. Who’s been here? Was it a fox, a bobcat, or even a fisher? Learn the four basic mammal track patterns and enjoy the morning outside on Tin Mountain’s new Bald Hill property. Families of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. Dress warm and bring snowshoes or borrow ours. Call 447-6991 for reservations. More info.
United Church of Christ Event: PREPARED to SERVE8am – 8:45 am Registration and Refreshments / 9am – 4pm Workshop • Pembroke Academy, 209 Academy Road, Pembroke, NH Walk-in registration welcome. Download the event brochure to get a preview of this year’s workshop selections. The church will reimburse the registration fee for this event for anyone from our community who wishes to attend! Rev Gail will be attending. Full schedule includes time for worship, attending workshops, viewing exhibits, and enjoying food and fellowship with folks from all over New Hampshire. Over 50 different workshops offered on a variety of topics.
SUN, Feb 24
INTERFAITH GATHERING @ OLD LIBRARY 8am • Old Library. Hot beverages available. Come for poetry, literature, conversation and prayer.
BLESSING of BODIES, BOOTS & BINDINGS 9:15am • Jackson XC Ski Touring Foundation Rev Gail offers blessings to staff, volunteers and skiers.
WORSHIP 10:30am • Jackson Community Church. * Story: Rev Gail * Accompanist: Alan Labrie
Community Event: BIZARRE BIRDS 7pm • Jackson Public Library An exciting nature program “Bizarre Birds of the World” with Steve Hale, owner of Open World Explorers. With over 10,000 bird species in the world, there are some amazing featured creatures that stretch our understanding of what it means to be a bird. This entertaining and educational program features extreme examples of birds and bird biology. Some of the special birds included in this program are the Hoatzin, Kakapo, Oilbird, Standard Wing Nightjar, and more. For more details, visit www.openworldexplorers.com. This lecture is free and open to the public, although a $5 donation is welcome. For more information, please contact the Jackson Public Library at 603-383-9731.
SAVE THESE DATES
WAY STATION WORK DAY SAT, MAR 2 9am – 4pm Nativity Lutheran Church
Come help paint and prep more rooms at Nativity Lutheran Church in order 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! Staff and members of our church are serving as some of the motivating people behind the startup and opening of this new organization! Staff and members of our church are helping kick-start this initiative.
THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town
This week at church & community: Tue – 9/11 Remembrance walking with flag at covered bridge, Wed – Tune Up fitness class, Thurs – legal training with ACLU to support asylum-seeking detainees in Stafford County Jail, Sat – Jen’s Friends Climb Against Cancer (church team walking together) Sun – 8am gazebo & 10:30am church worship with First Responder Celebration plus youth & family activity. Plus community events: Tue – voting, Sun: Rally for Recovery walk in No Conway, NH & and Interfaith Play in at Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH.