Church service projects & community causes seeking volunteers

Highlights: spring cleaning at church, cutting party for Pease Greeters Christmas stockings, plant sale to address teen homelessness, estate sale to benefit for church, plus help Valley Pride road clean up, women build with Habitat for Humanity and learn more about volunteering for Starting Point. Some RSVPs requested for planning purposes.

FRI, April 27

  • OUTDOOR CLEANUP
    3-5pm • Outdoors at Jackson Community Church. Come prepared to work outside. Wear old clothes, sensible shoes, and bring work gloves. If possible, bring rakes or brooms. We’ll remove sand and leaves from driveway, lawn, and playground, and generally doing a first pass at cleaning up outside. Park across the street if possible; we’re cleaning up the parking lot.

SAT, April 28

  • SPRING CLEANUP DAY
    (mostly indoors due to rainy weather forecast)

    9am-Noon. Come prepared to work inside or outside, depending on your preference. Rain is expected, so we anticipate most projects will be indoors. We’re organizing closets, cleaning windows and hard-to-reach areas, touching up spots inside and outside the church, changing lightbulbs, and sprucing up the church grounds. Wear old clothes, sensible shoes, and bring work gloves. If possible, bring sponges, rags, buckets, rakes or brooms. RSVP to Rev Gail if able to help.

WED, May 9

  • CUTTING PARTY for PEASE GREETERS CHRISTMAS STOCKING PROJECT
    10-Noon • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church
    Mission Committee is holding a Cutting Party to prepare the materials for veterans’ Christmas Stockings after Laurie McAleer’s 9am Tune Up fitness class. Bring sharp scissors and common pins if you have them. Expect to cut out 60 stockings.  Once completed (they’re taken home to be assembled by the organizers), these stockings go to the Pease Greeters group and are distributed to incoming and outgoing military personnel at Pease Air Force Base.

FRI, MAY 25

SAT, MAY 26

  • PLANT SALE • Outside Jackson Grammar School
    7:30-9am Set up tables and plants for sale outside Jackson Grammar School (near library book sale at Whitney Community Center)
    9am-Noon • Plant Sale.
    Money earned from the plant sale will go to the emerging Homeless Teen Initiative c/o North Country Cares (also the umbrella organization for the Revolving Closet).
  • ESTATE SALE
    7-8am • Set up
    8am-2pm • Jackson Community Church

    The church “estate sale” will take place the same day as the plant sale, outsie of weather permits, indoors if necessary. Donated items (household goods, sports equipment, collectibles, kitchen items, tools) will be sold to benefit the church building and operations. RSVP to Rev Gail if able to help.

Community Causes

  • VALLEY PRIDE DAY
    Litter Clean Up
    Saturday, May 5

8:30-10am – Registration @Whitney Community Center &  other locations in valley
10am-Noon – Pick up litter along local roads
Noon-2pm – Celebrate @ Hampton Inn, No Conway
JCC friends and members can volunteer to help clean local roads by registering (same day registration) at the Whitney Community Center, which is the Jackson headquarters for Valley Pride cleanup (other communities have different registration locations) between 8:30-10am to get gloves and bags and cleanup assignments, and then go out to pick up trash until noon. Afterward, a celebration will be hosted at Hampton Inn in North Conway 12-2pm.

For more information on the entire event, and other locations to register and clean up, see the Conway Sun article.

  • Sat • May 12, 2018
    WOMEN BUILD with Habitat for Humanity
    5 Burgdorf Drive, Madison, NH,
    Please RSVP for this event to cheryletoneill@gmail.com, Cheryle O’Neill, MWV Habitat for Humanity Family Support Committee Member and Women Build 2018 Coordinator. No construction skills or knowledge are necessary; just your presence and enthusiasm
  • Ongoing: VOLUNTEER POSITIONS  with Starting Point – Crisis Hotline & Other
    Volunteers do not have to commit to a minimum amount of hours per month, and they do not have to commit to a regular schedule. One of the benefits of being on the crisis line as a volunteer is that it can be done from anywhere that you have phone reception. So volunteers can just go about their normal day as long as they can be interrupted by calls when needed.  There are 2 layers of backup behind them as well.  We staff members do a week of call at a time as backup, and then our executive director is always on as the foundational layer of backup. If interested, volunteers complete 30 hours of training. 20 hours in the classroom; 10 hours can be related reading, videos, etc. online on their own time.

    For more information, contact Lauren Orsini, Direct Service and Outreach Coordinator for Starting Point: Services for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence. Lauren can be reached via (603) 447-2494 or email: outreach@startingpointnh.org