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.

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 WEEK: June 3-9

MON, June 3

  • CLERGY PEER GROUP
    9-10:30am • Conference call
  • PEACE & EMPOWERMENT CAMP PLANNING SESSION
    1pm • JCC, second floor.
    Organizing content for Peace & Empowerment camp.
  • Community Event: MEET YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS
    7pm • North Conway Community Center
    Get to your know state legislators!

TUE, June 4

  • CLERGY LUNCH
    12:30pm • Center Conway, NH
    CLergy of the Eastern Slope meet for lunch and peer work. Rev Gail attends.
  • PASTORAL CARE VISIT
    Afternoon • Maine Med, Portland, ME

WED, June 5

  • PASTORAL CARE VISITS
    Locations in MA, ME & NH.

THURS, June 6

  • Community Event: WAY STATION LEADERSHIP TEAM
  • 8:30am • Way Station (Nativity Lutheran campus)
    Review of next steps prior to June opening.
  • 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: STORY TIME for TODDLERS
    10am • Jackson Public Library
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church
  • Community Event: AFRO-SEMITIC MUSIC
    7-9pm • Barnstormers, 104 Main St., Tamworth
    The group explores both African, American, and Jewish liturgical and secular music interpreted in jazz. David Chevan leads this  ensemble, doing their residency in Tamworth, and they will culminate their experience with this performance. For more information, email Carly.
  • Community Event: M&D Playhouse’ THE SHADOW BOX
    7:30pm – Thursday – Saturday • M&D Playhouse
    More info and tickets.

FRI, June 7

  • PASTOR’S DROP-IN HOURS @ JTOWN
    8:30-10am • JTown Deli, Jackson
    Come by to visit with Rev Gail or text/call to make a separate date: 978.273.0308.
  • PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS
    9:30-11am • Find Rev Gail @ Church.
    Come by to visit with Rev Gail or text/call to make a separate date: 978.273.0308.
  • TRILLIUM SUMMIT SETUP
    11:15am • Whitney Community Center
    Setup for June 8th’s trillium summit event. More info or to register for this program.
  • Community Event: FIRST FRIDAY DENMARK ARTS CENTER SONGWRITING CIRCLE
    Noon • Brown Church, Conway Village
    This is a Mountain Top Music program.
  • Community Event: M&D Playhouse’ THE SHADOW BOX
    7:30pm – Thursday – Saturday • M&D Playhouse
    More info and tickets.

SAT, June 8

  • **MEN’s BREAKFAST** (updated location: Wentworth Hotel)
    7:30-9am • Wentworth Hotel
    Friends and members of church gather for breakfast and conversation.
  • 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.
  • Community Event: M&D Playhouse’ THE SHADOW BOX
    7:30pm – Thursday – Saturday • M&D Playhouse
    More info and tickets.

SUN, June 9

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazeboby Jackson Historical Society
  • WORSHIP – PENTECOST
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Organ/piano by Alan Labrie
    * Worship leadership & message by Rev Gail Doktor
    * Wear red!
  • Community Event: EARLY MUSIC & INSTRUMENTS with Ferré – Lang Trio
    4pm • Pvt Home, Jackson
    Featuring  Ferré-Lang Trio. Music for harpsichord, viola da gamba, violincello and contrabass. Directions emailed to reservation-holders prior to concert. ($35/person). More info.
  • Community Event: DA CAPO CONCERT
    4-5:30pm • Whitney Community Center. Directed by Mary Bastoni-Rebmann and John Waldie. Performing songs by Bob Seger, Van Morrison, Billie Holiday, Paul Williams and more! Suggested donation $10/pp.
  • Community Event: M&D Playhouse’ THE SHADOW BOX
    3:30pm – Sunday matinee • M&D Playhouse, North Conway
    More info and tickets.