SPRING SCHEDULE for Youth & Families with Jackson Community Church

APRIL

  • Fri, April 27 — 5:30-7:30pm • Friday Fun Night

    Spring Fling with Pizza & Games at JCC. RSVP by email if planning to attend or call/text Rev Gail (978.273.0308)
  • Sat, April 28 — 9am-Noon • Spring Cleaning at JCC

    Come prepared to work inside (or outside if you don’t mind the rain). We’re organizing closets, cleaning windows and hard-to-reach areas, touching up spots inside and outside the church, changing light bulbs, and sprucing up the church grounds. Wear old clothes, sensible shoes, and bring work gloves. We’ll add more info about any tools or equipment you should bring from home, such as buckets or rakes or brooms.
  • Sun, April 29 – 10:30am Worship includes traditional Sunday School. Parents may attend worship and children will have interactive lesson during portion  of service.

MAY

  • Sat, May 5  — Valley Pride Clean Up Day

    Register at Whitney Community Center 8:30-10am, Pick up litter along local roads 10-Noon, celebrate at Hampton Inn in No Conway from Noon-2.
  • Sun, May 6 – 9am • Family activity.
  • Sun, May 6 – 10:30am •  Worship led by Rev Bill Briggs, speaking about his mission with Honduras Hope.
  • Sun, May 13 – 9am • Mother’s Day Activity.
  • Fri, May 18 — 5:30-7:30pm • Friday Fun Night:

    Pizza & Games at JCC. RSVP by email if planning to attend or call/text Rev Gail (978.273.0308)
  • Sun, May 20, 1pm • Spring Hike. Intergenerational outdoor hike to be led by church youth. Bring proper equipment, route to be announced. Allow 2-3 hours for this activity. RSVP by email if planning to attend or call/text Rev Gail (978.273.0308)
  • Fri, May 25 evening.
    Setup for plant sale and estate (yard) sale, which are church fundraisers. Volunteers can help set up tables and move plants and household goods to the tables. If available, RSVP to Rev Gail for further details about this project.
  • Sat, May 26 — 8am – 2pm • Estate Sale

    Setup on Friday, May 25.
    Youth volunteers can help in 1-2 hour shifts. Proceeds support church operations and programs. RSVP by email if able to help or call/text Rev Gail (978.273.0308)
  • Sat, May 26 — 9-Noon • Plant Sale
    Setup on Friday, May 25.
    Sale outside Jackson Grammar School. Plant sales help our missions team address local teen homelessness through North Country Cares (parent organization for Revolving Closet). Youth volunteers can help in 1-2 hour shifts. RSVP by email if able to help or call/text Rev Gail (978.273.0308)
  • Sun, May 27 – 10:30am • Worship includes traditional Sunday School. Parents may attend worship and children will have interactive lesson during portion  of service.

JUNE

  • Sun, June 10 – 10:30am • Children & Youth Sunday.
  • Fri, June 22 — 5:30-7:30pm • Friday Fun Night:

    Pizza & Games at JCC. RSVP by email if planning to attend or call/text Rev Gail (978.273.0308)
Save the Date
Walk to End Alzheimers in Portland, ME
Saturday, Sept 22, 2018.

Walk as part of a team to cure Alzheimers. Members of our church, organized by Jeanette Heidmann, will walk. Same-day or overnight options for our youth group, who will have the chance to stay overnight Friday, Sept 21 in Portland prior to Saturday’s walk with the Ipswich MA middle school youth group who are also walking and raising funds for this cause. Rev Gail will chaperone our youth.

Link to register:
http://act.alz.org/site/TR?s_tr_part_finder_search_mode=basic&fr_search_type=team&fr_id=11280&searchTeam=eagle%27s+rest&fr_find_search=Search&pg=pfind&s_donation_search=false&submit=true

Above is the link to the team page, but if that doesn’t work just search for Eagle’s Rest.

SPRING & SUMMER
High School & Young Adult Opportunities

JUNE 25-29: Providence, RI—Irons Homestead High School Mission Trip with Ipswich, MA HS Youth Group (Note: Participants may attend part of this trip, if they cannot travel for all of it due to schedule conflicts.)

  • Registration deadline has been extended. Flier and form here. RSVP to Rev Gail for further details about this project ASAP if interested.
  • Students are traveling in 2 rotations, since some have snow days that keep them in school through beginning of that week, and others have conflicting commitments.
  • Come for part of the week if possible! Rev Gail will go on this trip if Jackson youth choose to attend.
  • From the flyer: Urban work camp, come work and play together  at UCC’s Irons Homestead, just outside of Providence, RI. We will volunteer in a food pantry and a shelter sorting clothing, organizing food, preparing meals and offering child care for homeless children and we will support international refugees and ESL learners.
  • Registration deadline has been extended. Flier and form here

AUGUST 1-7, 2018:

Teen Summer Immersion Interfaith Youth Initiative
2018 IFYI Summer Fellowship
Brandeis University, 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453
A tuition-free program of the Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, the IFYI Fellowship is an all-expense paid interfaith immersion experience for young leaders (ages 15-19) providing an opportunity to meaningfully engage together with important global and local issues through the lens of their different religious, ethnic, cultural, economic, social and political backgrounds.

SUMMER CAMPS

Open Ended from
SUN, JULY 1- SAT, JULY 7

(come for the day, one or more nights: open-ended stays that fit your schedule are encouraged)
HORTON CENTER
FAMILY CAMP & HARRY POTTER CAMP

Flexi-Week.: Come for the day or for a period of days.

JULY 19-22, 2018
EASTERN REGIONAL YOUTH EVENT (ERYE)

California University of PA
California, Pennsylvania
(grades 7 through 12 )
Worship, play, pray, learn, serve, sing and dream at the 2018 Eastern Regional Youth Event.

Sampling (below) of the workshops that will be offered at ERYE.  There are opportunities to ponder, pray, and play! Each participant will be able to attend three workshops. (Please note that this list is subject to change.)

  • Authentic Faith: The Wisdom of Not Knowing All the Answers
  • Becoming a Transgender AllyBuilding a Team – Playing a Game
  • Disabled God, Queer God: Understanding the Divine Through Identity
  • Disabled in Church: Struggles and Triumphs
  • Earth Avengers: Superheroes for the Planet
  • From Barbie to Wonder Woman!
  • How An Orphan In Mexico Inspired Thousands – And How He Can Inspire You.
  • How Can I Help My Community Prepare For And Respond To A Disaster?
  • Identity Bowling: Intersectionality through Music
  • Our Gender & Sexuality: Confusions and Questions and Wonder
  • Praying with Color, Clay, Beads and Ribbons
  • Praying with the Body
  • Sacred DanceStorytelling for Social Change
  • The Conflict Skills That Nobody Got (but everybody needs)This Is Really Happening
  • Tie-Dyed Faith: Revealing Your God-Colors
  • Walking the Labyrinth to Rejuvenate Your Spirit
  • Watershed Management