This Week: June 17-23

MON, June 17

  • Community Event: HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES DISCUSSION
    7pm • Whitney Community Center
    Information and discussion session on housing issues in the Valley, recognizing the need for increased housing diversity in the Valley. Dr. Marianne Jackson will explain the new HomeShare program offered by the Gibson Center; George Reagan of NH Housing Finance and Victoria Laracy of MWV Housing Coalition will discuss design ideas for Accessory Dwelling Units; presented by Jackson Housing Opportunities Matter, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization established to facilitate increased housing diversity in the Town of Jackson.
  • Community Event: WAY STATION OPENS
    5-9pm • First Official Shift
    Way station volunteers run first formal shift of the new day resource center for homeless, housing-insecure and economically-challenged residents of Mt Washington Valley. Learn more.

TUE, June 18

  • Community Event:PROMOTION, LAST DAY of SCHOOL & EARLY RELEASE for SUMMER VACATION
    Jackson Grammar School
    * 10:00am: Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony (students moving up to middle school next year).
    * 10:45am: Ribbon Cutting at the Legacy Pavilion
    * 11:00am: BBQ sponsored by the PTO.
    Families and community members welcome to join school community for promotion, ribbon-cutting and BBQ. RSVP to Susan Ross-Parent at 603-383-6861!
  • DEACONS
    4pm • Jackson Community Church
    Meet to discuss worship coverage.

WED, June 19

  • Community Event: CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE
    4:30-6pm • Hobbs Tavern, Ossipee
    The NH Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is hosting a “Conservation Conversation” entitled Going Clean: Clean Energy Future. Facilitated dialogue open to anyone interested in contributing ideas or learning more about the future of energy in NH.  If interested in carpooling (in an electric car, of course), please contact Laurie Gabriel @ 508-380-4797 or lagabriel@whitemountainpartners.net

THURS, June 20

  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church
  • Community Event: JAZZ at the WHITNEY
    7pm • Whitney Community Center
    An evening of great jazz music with trio Craig Bryan, Al Hospers and Jarrod Taylor. Tickets at the door: $10/person and $20/family.
  • Community Event: STATE of the LOON
    7-8pm • Nature Learning Center, Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany
    Join Harry Vogel, Loon Preservation Committee, as he talks about this unique symbol of New Hampshire’s wild lakes and its special place in the hearts of New Hampshire residents. More info.

FRI, June 21

  • UCC Event: FAMILY CAMP WEEKEND
    Friday-Sunday • Horton Center
    Rev Gail & Chris Doktor will be on-site from Fri-Sun as deans for this camp. More info or to register.
  • Community Event: LULA WILES with SUSIE BURKE & DAVID SURETTE 
    6pm • Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, ME.
    Benefit concert for Mountain Top Music Center. 

SAT, June 22

  • UCC Event: FAMILY CAMP WEEKEND
    Friday-Sunday • Horton Center, Pine Mountain
    Rev Gail & Chris Doktor will be on-site from Fri-Sun as deans for this camp. More info.
  • Community Event: NATURALIST-LED BOAT CRUISE
    4-5:30pm • East Shore Drive, Madison
    Tin Mountain Conservation Center teams up with Fish Nerds Guide Service to offer 90-minute boat cruises on scenic Silver Lake in Madison, NH. Dates: 4pm Thursdays June 20, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 22, & 29. More info.

SUN, June 23

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazeboby Jackson Historical Society
    Gathering led by Sandi Poor while Rev Gail is away at Horton Center.
  • WORSHIP
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Organ/piano by Alan Labrie
    * Worship leadership & message by Mary Edes.
  • UCC Event: FAMILY CAMP WEEKEND
    Friday-Sunday • Horton Center, Pine Mountain
    Rev Gail & Chris Doktor will be on-site from Fri-Sun as deans for this camp. More info.
  • Ecumenical Worship: OPENING SERVICE for WHITE MOUNTAINS PRIDE WEEK
    4pm • Nativity Lutheran, North Conway
    Join several faith communities to kick-off the Pride Week with spiritual gathering organized by Clergy of the Eastern Slope. Rev Gail helps facilitate this service. More info on Pride Week events.

THIS WEEK: May 21-26

TUE, May 21

  • Community Event: VILLAGE BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT MEETING
    Noon • Snowflake Inn
    Note from eNews: “We are seeking interested members to join our Jackson Village Beautification Project. We need your input and help to get just the right look for our incredible Village. If interested, please contact the Chamber 603-383-9356 or Sue Ann Methot at the Snowflake – 603-383-8259. We are fortunate to have Carrie Scribner (dutch bloemen winkel) and Sandra Plourde (Christmas Farm Inn & Spa) on the committee.”
  • CLERGY GROUP
    12:30pm • No Conway
    Clergy group gathers for lunch and colleagial work.
  • DAISY SCOUTS
    2:45-4:30pm • Parish House, Jackson Community Church
  • DEACONS MEETING
    4pm • Second Floor, Church Library Room
    Meet to prepare worship plans and review pastoral care concerns in community.
  • Community Event: WHITE MOUNTAIN PRIDE CELEBRATION – PLANNING COMMITTEE
    7pm • The Cranmore Inn, No. Conway
    These meetings are open to anyone interested in supporting Pride in the Valley.  This committee meets to plan events for the 1st annual White Mountains Pride Celebration. More info.

THURS, May 23

  • Community Event: NORTHERN CARROLL COUNTY CARE PROVIDERS NETWORK
    9-11am • Tech Village, No Conway
  • 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.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church

FRI, May 24

  • PASTOR’S DROP-IN HOURS @ JTOWN
    7-9am • JTown Deli, Jackson
    Come by to visit with Rev Gail or text/call to make a separate date: 978.273.0308.
  • PASTORAL HOURS
    9:30-11:30am • Second Floor, Church
    Come by to visit with Rev Gail or call to make a separate date: 978.273.0308.
  • Private Event: WEDDING REHEARSAL
    4pm • Jackson Community Church

SAT, May 25

  • Community Event: ALTON WEAGLE DAY
    8am – 5pm • Mt Washington Auto Road Alton Weagle had a passion for Mt. Washington. To show his passion, he climbed the Mt. Washington Auto Road in a number of unique ways: by car, on foot, walking backwards, blindfolded and finally pushing a wheelbarrow full of sugar…just to name a few. We invite you to dream up a “first ascent” of some kind and run the idea by us – you just may get invited to celebrate with us! Send us an email with your first ascent idea to info@mt-washington.com or contact the Mt. Washington Auto Road 603-466-3988.
  • 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.
  • Community Event: MEMORIAL DAY CRAFT FAIR
    10am – 5pm • Gibson Center & Schouler Park, North Conway.
  • CHURCH PLANT SALE
    9am – Noon • Old Red Library, Jackson
    Come choose from a large selection of locally grown perennials, annuals, seedlings, and houseplants to enhance your home and gardens! Proceeds from  plant sale support the distribution of cooking/heating stoves in the areas of Zimbabwe affected by the devastating hurricane Idai. **If you are fortunate enough to have an abundance of plants; perennials that need dividing,  extra seedlings, or a healthy houseplant looking for a new home…please consider donating to our sale!** If you need pots, please help yourself to the ones under the stairwell at the church. You can drop plants off by the Jackson Church (under the outside stairwell) starting Wed, May 22 – Sat, May 25. Questions? Email: gmcblutch@gmail.com
  • Private Event: WEDDING
    3pm • Jackson Community Church
    Rev Gail officiates.
  • Community Event: LIBRARY MINI-BOOK SALE
    11am-1pm • Old Red Library

SUN, May 26

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazebo by Jackson Historical Society
  • WORSHIP with MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Organ/piano by Alan Labrie
    * Worship leadership & message by Rev Gail Doktor
  • Community Event: MEMORIAL DAY CRAFT FAIR
    10am – 5pm • Gibson Center & Schouler Park, North Conway.
  • Community Event: WILD QUACK DUCK RACE & MUSIC FESTIVAL
    Morning • Pond & fields by Snowflake Inn.
    Duck tickets, music plus kids games, roaming train rides, face painting, local and visiting fair food vendors, ice cream, cake tasting. More Info.
    1:45pm • Big Ducks go down the river
    2pm • Regular & Olympic Ducks go down the river
  • Community Event: MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT with SEACOAST WIND ENSEMBLE
    7pm • Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy.
    Performance by the Seacoast Wind Ensemble, a Sousa-style 50-piece band, has been underwritten by Col. Karen and Lt. Col. Jim Umberger, Air Force Retired,. Free to the public; accepting donations to support future White Mountain Musical Arts concerts.

MON, May 27: Memorial Day!

This Week: WED, Feb 20 – SUN, Feb 24

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. 

FAT TUESDAY &
MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION
Tue, Mar 5 • 6-8:30pm

  • Authentic New Orleans recipes (buffet style)
  • Warm-up music by  KHS student jazz ensemble
  • Featured music: live jazz with Heather Pierson’s trio!
  • Come for food & fun & music!
  • Dance and dine with friends!
  • Wear some bling, but we’ll have plenty of fun beads and costumes to share!
  • Suggested donation $5/pp or $10/family.

ASH WEDNESDAY
Wed, Mar 6

  • ASHES to GO
     7-9am @ JTown Deli & Noon-5pm / Church
  • ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
    Ecumenical Observance facilitated by Clergy of the Eastern Slope
    6:30pm • Center Conway Methodist Church

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town: MON, Jan 28 – SUN, Feb 3

MON, Jan 28

  • SCOUT MEETING
    6pm • Parish House. Meeting of Bartlett/Jackson scout troop. Presentation of community service project with church.

TUE, Jan 29

  • CLERGY LUNCH 
    12:30pm • Meeting of clergy of the Eastern Slope. Rev Gail attends.

WED, Jan 30

  • TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer 
    9:30am • Parish House.Fitness class. Free; open to public. Weather dependent; if schools close, the class will be cancelled.
  • WOMENS GROUP 
    10:30am • Parish House. Gathering of friends and members (women) for coffee, tea, refreshments and conversation.
  • EMERGENCY SHELTER TRAINING
    Afternoon • Dover, NH
  • Community Event: MOUNTAIN DAVE on CHRONICLE
    7pm • On Television.
    “Mountain Dave” of Carter Notch Road (our friend and neighbor) will be aired on NH Chronicle on Wednesday, Jan. 30th at 7:00pm on WMUR/Channel 9. Here is the link to the complete details (and a great shot of Dave): 
    https://www.wmur.com/article/wednesday-january-30th-mountain-dave/26040655.
    Meet Dave, who decided to live out his retirement inside an old chicken coop in Jackson, that has no plumbing. When he moved into his little neighborhood, you could say something almost magical happened.

THURS, Jan 31

  • FLOW & ALIGN YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • First Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church. Beginning stretch, flow and align yoga; safe for new practitioners.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church.
  • Community Event: FILM SCREENING of RUN WILD, RUN FREE
    6:30 – 8:30 pm • Whitney Community Center
    Over 60 years ago America was in the peak of the industrial revolution and the nation’s waterways were dying from dams, water diversions and pollution. Run Wild Run Free takes the viewer through the history and current state of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act that sought to protect these waterways. Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center, the Jackson Conservation Commission, and former Director of Research for the AMC, Dr. Kenneth Kimball, for this celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Cost: $3/pp or $5/family.

FRI, Feb 1

  • 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.
  • Private Event: AVALANCHE CLASS
    All Day • Second Floor, Jackson Community Church
    Private class providing instruction to outdoor athletes and emergency responder for avalanche preparedness and response.
  • Private Event: SCOUT OVERNIGHT
    5pm, Fri – 9am – Sun • Parish House.
    A visiting scout troop will be hosted at our church on Friday and Saturday while they are skiing in Mt Washington Valley.

SAT, Feb 2

  • Private Event: SCOUT OVERNIGHT
    5pm, Fri – 9am – Sun • Parish House.
    Scout troop will be hosted at our church on Friday and Saturday evening while they are skiing in Mt Washington Valley.

SUN,  Feb 3

  • 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  HQ
    Rev Gail offers blessings to staff, volunteers and skiers.
  • SUPERBOWL BRUNCH CHURCH
    10:30am •  Jackson Community Church.
    • Bring a potluck dish to share! Beverages provided by church.Wear your favorite team colors.
    • Worship starts in sanctuary, continues with shared meal in Parish House.

This Week: Sept 2-Sept 9

This Week at Jackson Community Church
and Around Town

This week @ JCC: Mon-Fri: Star Island retreat, Wed: Fitness tune-up with Laurie McAleer, Thurs: Yoga with Anjali Rose, Sun: Gazebo led by Sandi & Eileen & Denise and trad’l worship with favorite songs & scripture with guest soloist Kevin O’Neill and start-up of church choir practice. Plus community events: Mon – covered bridge closing on weekdays, Tue – farmer’s market.

Note: Rev Gail Doktor will be on vacation through Sat, Sept 8. See below for coverage in case of pastoral care emergencies.

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