Spring Youth & Family Program

FAMILY FUN NIGHTS: Fridays, May 3 & June 1
6-8pm

  • Pizza, games and connection for families.
  • Please RSVP to Rev Gail if you plan to attend these evenings.

SUNDAY SCHOOL
During 10:30am worship • Sun, May 5

  • Attend worship in church and then go to class.
  • Please RSVP to Rev Gail if you plan to attend.

YOUTH & FAMILY SUNDAY PROGRAM
9-10:15am • April 28, May 12, May 19, May 26

  • Start at Jackson Community Church, then go outside
  • Weather dependent: indoor option for inclement weather
  • Come dressed for outdoor activities such as hikes and exploration every Sunday morning.
  • Please RSVP to Rev Gail if you plan to attend, and indicate which dates you’ll be present.

YOUTH SUNDAY
10-11:30am • June 2
Jackson Community Church

  • Intergenerational choir
  • Special music by children and families … possibly a youth band?
  • Message by young adult connected with our community
  • Recognition of scout troops
  • Recognition of youth & young adults and their volunteer work in community
  • Recognition of community educators
  • Please RSVP to Rev Gail if you plan to attend

TRILLIUM SUMMIT
8:30am-12:30pm • Sat, June 8
Whitney Community Center

  • Watch for updates via Jackson enews and church email.
  • Worskhop with leadership panel, keynote speaker Riley Parkhurst, and world cafe engagement.
  • Designed by and for students.
  • Peer-led by middle and high-school leaders, with adult mentors.
  • Open to older elementary school students.
  • Both genders welcome, focus on girls & women’s issues.
  • Rev Gail will facilitate this workshop.

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, June 24-Fri June 28
Jackson Community Church

  • Open K-6 plus CIT (counselor-in-training) positions for 7thgrade and rising students.
  • Based in part on peace curriculum taught by Deans Chris and Gail Doktor at from Horton Center (family camp June 21-23)
  • Focuses on peace and community activism
  • Development of spiritual practices to support this goal, draws on resources from Christian, Buddhist and other traditions

VOLUNTEER: Community Service Opportunities

VALLEY LITTER CLEAN UP DAY
Sat, May 4

  • 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.

WOMEN BUILD
Habitat for Humanity
Sat, May 11

  • Mt. Washington Valley Habitat for Humanity’s event is located in 3 Sokokis Pines, Tamworth, NH. 

CHURCH SPRING CLEAN-UP
Jackson Community Church
Sat, May 11

  • 9am – Noon
  • Come for orientation to facility, submission of background checks
  • Come with gloves and buckets, and old clothes, to help clean up grounds and exterior of church.
  • Spring cleaning!

WAY STATION VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Way Station, Nativity Lutheran Campus
Sun, May 19

  • 2-5pm
  • Come for orientation to facility, submission of background checks
  • Curriculum by United Way’s preparedness officer Jeff Jones and NH Listens

This Week: MON, Feb 25 – SUN, Mar 3

At Jackson Community Church and Around Town

At JCC: Mon – Scout Dinner, Tue – Clergy Lunch, NH Conference Planning Mtg, Wed – Fitness & Womens Group Thurs – Yoga & Drum Lessons & AA, Fri – Pastors Hours & Youth Group Overnight, Sat – Way Station Community Service Work Day (Nativity Lutheran) & Youth Group Overnight, Sun – XC Blessing & Worship. Around Town: Tue – Affordable Housing Panel, Thurs – Coalition on Homelessness & Grammar School Ski-a-Thon, Sat – Guided Snow Shoe Tour. Save These Dates: Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Celebration & Ash Wednesday Observances plus  Classes in Advanced Facilitator Training on Active Listening & Impact of Homelessness on Children & Harvard EdX course on Religion, Conflict and Peace

MON, Feb 25

  • PACK 321 SCOUT BLUE and GOLD DINNER
    5:30pm • Parish House
    Scout dinner for pack sponsored by Jackson Community Church! The pack will be providing community service with the church in March.

TUE, Feb 26

  • CLERGY of the EASTERN SLOPE
    12:30pm • Lunch for local clergy from Mt Washington Valley faith communities. Rev Gail attends.
  • United Church of Christ / NH Conference Event: ANNUAL MEETING PLANNING COMMITTEE
    2-4pm • Conference Call
    Rev Gail participates in planning NH Conference annual meeting scheduled for autumn 2019.
  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING DISCUSSION
    6-7pm – social • 7pm – panel discussion.
    Eastern Slope Inn, No Conway, NH.
    Sponsored by our local Home Builders Association.

WED, Feb 27

  • 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.
  • WOMEN’S GROUP
    10:30-Noon • Parish House
    Social gathering of friends and members of the church.
  • THREE MINUTE FICTION SLAM
    6pm • White Birch Books, No Conway
    Sponsored by Jackson Women’s Writing Group as part of the statewide NH Writers’ Project.
    * Open to the public. Anyone 17 years old or older may compete. Writers take turns presenting original flash fiction pieces of no more than three minutes in length when read aloud.
    * Email Anne to register.
    * Questions?  Call Anne at 603-236-6724 or White Birch Books at 603-356-3200
    The judges keep a private score for each piece. At the end of the night, the contestant with the highest score wins. Regional winners are invited to participate in the Three Minute Fiction Slam state finals run by the NH Writers’ Project. Among other prizes, the winner of the finals gets free entrance to The 603 Conference (the region’s largest literary conference) on April 27, 2019. There they will read the winning work before an audience of publishers, editors, agents, and fellow writers. 

THURS, Feb 28

  • Community Event: MEETING of MWV CARE & SERVICE PROVIDERS (public, nonprofit, private) re HOMELESSNESS & HOUSING INSECURE ISSUES
    9-11am • SAU#9 Professional Development Building
    Rev Gail attends.
  • 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.
  • Community Event: GRAMMAR SCHOOL SKI-A-THON
    12:30-4:30pm • Jackson XC Center Fields
    This annual fundraiser by the PTO  provides funds to support the enrichment programming for the school! The PTO splits the profits with a charity selected by the Student Council, which selected “Molly’s Place” at the Children’s Hospital in Dartmouth as the recipient of their proceeds. Molly’s Place is a center at the hospital where children can play, relax or unwind while they or a sibling are being treated.
  • Private Event: DRUM LESSONS with Brian Craig
    4:30-7:30pm • Parish House
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church.

FRI, Mar 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.
  • 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.
  • YOUTH GROUP OVERNIGHT
    9pm, Fri – Noon, Sun • Parish House.
    Youth Group from First Church in Ipswich, UCC will be hosted at our church on Friday and Saturday. They will participate in community service and recreation at local ski areas (XC and downhill) and also join us for worship on Sunday morning. Local middle and high school youth are welcome to join them for community service, recreation and dinner on Saturday.

SAT, Mar 2

  • WAY STATION WORK DAY
    9am – 4pm • Nativity Lutheran Church
    Come help paint and prep more rooms at Nativity Lutheran Church 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!
  • YOUTH GROUP OVERNIGHT
    9pm, Fri – Noon, Sun • Parish House.
    Youth Group from First Church in Ipswich, UCC will be hosted at our church on Friday and Saturday. They will participate in community service and recreation at local ski areas (XC and downhill) and also join us for worship on Sunday morning. Local middle and high school youth are welcome to join them for community service, recreation and dinner on Saturday.
  • 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.

SUN, Mar 3

  • YOUTH GROUP OVERNIGHT
    9pm, Fri – Noon, Sun • Parish House.
    Youth Group from First Church in Ipswich, UCC will be hosted at our church on Friday and Saturday. They will participate in community service and recreation at local ski areas (XC and downhill) and also join us for worship on Sunday morning. Local middle and high school youth are welcome to join them for community service, recreation and dinner on Saturday.
  • 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
    * Guests: First Church of Ipswich, MA Youth Group/UCC

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town WED, Jan 16 – SUN, Jan 20

Note: PASTORAL CARE will be available from Gerry Tilton this week during Rev Gail Pomeroy Doktor’s absence due to a family medical emergency. Gerry Tilton can be reached by email (forestgt22@aol.com) or by phone 603.236.6657. She lives in nearby Bartlett and serves on the pastoral staff of First Congregational Church in North Conway, NH.

WED, Jan 16

  • 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.
  • DE-GREENING of CHURCH
    10:30am-Noon • Church Sanctuary
    Christmas decorations will be taken down. This may take more than one day to accomplish, but volunteers would be welcome to come help.

THURS, Jan 17

  • FLOW & ALIGN YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • First Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church. Beginning stretch, flow and align yoga; safe for new practitioners.
  • Community Event: STORY TIME
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church.

FRI, Jan 18

  • 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.
  • Community Event: BEFORE THERE WERE MIRRORS Concert
    7:30pm • St Andrews-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, Tamworth, NH
    A musical evening of story and song with Ellen Schwindt, Jed Wilson and Mary Edes. Suggested donation at the door: $10 and a hand-held mirror (some will be available at the door).  

SAT, Jan 19

  • Community Event: WEATHERIZING MT WASHINGTON VALLEY
    9:30am • Tin Mountain Conservation Center
    • Check your eligibility for matching funds from your utility company (up to $4,000!) at NHSaves.com 
    • Sign up for a $100 audit with one of 3 contractors by March 15th
      • sign up for an audit at the event OR
      • Use the contact information provided on Tin Mountain’s website to sign up after the kick-off event
    • Decide on any necessary work with the auditor. Sign up by May 31st for a chance to win a great raffle prize!
  • Martin Luther King Day of Service: PAINTING the WAY STATION!
    9am – 4pm • Admin Building of Nativity Lutheran Church
    Meet and work at the Jackson Community Church will have a team of volunteers helping with this project: wear your paint clothes and help brighten up the kitchen and lounge areas in the first floor of the administrative building on the Nativity Lutheran Church, which will be home to the Way Station. Paint supplies will be provided; bring your energy and enthusiasm! Once open, this day resource center will meet basic needs for homeless teens, families and adults in the Mt Washington Valley: laundry, showers, internet access, post office box, social and emotional support, connection to nearby social services.
  • Martin Luther King Weekend Activity: PEOPLE’S MARCH
    Theme: Improve Our World!
    1-3pm • Gathering starts at covered bridge. Walk to Jackson Grammar School.

SUN,  Jan 20

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING @ OLD LIBRARY
    8am • Old Library. Hot beverages available. Come for poetry, literature, conversation and prayer.
  • CHOIR PRACTICE
    As long as weather permits Ellen Schwindt’s travel, choir practice will take place.
  • WORSHIP 
    10:30am •  Jackson Community Church.
    • Message: Gerry Tilton
    • Accompanist: Alan Labrie
    • Choir director: Ellen Schwindt
  • Martin Luther King Weekend
    COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
    7-9 pm • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Eastern Slopes, Tamworth, NH Our featured speaker, Dr. Donna San Antonio, will address the topic “Becoming a White Ally: Stories of Mentoring Toward Social Justice” using personal reflection as a springboard for considering the inter-sectionality of race, ethnicity, gender, and social class. Also included in the program will be music by Peg Loughran, Shana Aisenberg and others. Storyteller (and World Fellowship Co-Director) Andy Davis will offer a story. A guilt-free potluck will follow. Note: This program is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes and The World Fellowship Center. For more information, please call Andy Davis at (603)452-4446. More information.

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town: WED, Jan 9 – SUN, Jan 13

MON, Jan 8 & TUE, Jan 9

  • PASTORAL CARE
    Rev Gail traveled Monday-Tuesday with a community member to provide support during a medical emergency.

WED, Jan 9

  • ** Cancelled ** SNOW DAY:  TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer ** Cancelled ** cancelled due to weather. This class follows the school’s weather conditions: when school is cancelled this class will aslo be cancelled. It resumes next week, if weather permits at 9:30am • Parish House.Fitness class. Free; open to public.
  • Private Event: WEDDING
    3:30 pm • Church Sanctuary
  • Community Event: WAY STATION TEAM MEETING
    6pm • Nativity Lutheran Church
    Organization leaders meet to take next steps to formalize relationship with Vaughan Center and coordinate MLK Day of Service: painting rooms at Nativity Lutheran for use by Way Station. Rev Gail attends.

THURS, Jan 10

  • PASTOR’S HOURS
    7-8:30am • Glen Ledge Corner Store. Come by for hot beverage and conversation. Or make a date to go for a walk by calling/texting Rev Gail 978.273.0308 or emailing Rev Gail (gaildoktor@mac.com)
  • Community Event: NORTHERN CARROLL COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES ROUND TABLE 
    9am • Granite State University / Tech Village
    Rev Gail attends this forum as clergy and as a Way Station team leader.
  • FLOW & ALIGN YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • First Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church. Beginning stretch, flow and align yoga; safe for new practitioners.
  • Community Event: FAMILY TIME
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Event: KNITTING
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church.
  • Community Event: EcoForum –  WHAT YOU NEED to KNOW ABOUT YOUR WELL WATER
    Noon • Tin Mountain Conservation Center’s Nature Learning Center.
    Abby Fopiano, NH DES’s Water Well Program Manager, will discuss what private well owners should know about maintaining and testing well health. She will also touch upon water conservation and drought issues. 

FRI, Jan 11

  • PASTOR’S HOURS
    7-9am • JTown Deli. Come by for hot beverage and conversation. Or make a date to go for a walk by calling/texting Rev Gail 978.273.0308 or emailing Rev Gail (gaildoktor@mac.com)
  • Private Event: AVALANCHE CLASS
    All Day • Second Floor, Parish House. Class preparing outdoor athletes and emergency responders for preparedness during avalanche conditions. On-site training followed by outdoor training.  Prior registration through course provider required.
  • Private Event: SCOUT SKI &  OVERNIGHT
    Friday Evening – Saturday Morning • Parish House. Out-of-town scout troop will be our guests and use the Parish House to camp out overnight. Only the scout troop and their authorized chaperones are permitted in the church’s space during this time.

SUN,  Jan 13

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING @ OLD LIBRARY
    8am • Old Library. Hot beverages available. Come for poetry, literature, conversation and prayer.
  • BLESSING of BODIES, BOOTS & BINDINGS
    9am • Jackson XC Center Drop by for a blessing by Rev Gail. Blessings for staff & skiers and anyone else who comes along!
  • WORSHIP
    10:30am •  Jackson Community Church.
    • Message: Rev Gail Pomeroy Doktor
    • Accompanist: Alan Labrie
  • Community Event: FAVORITE BOWL4pm • Whitney Community Center
    Make your own bowl. Cost: $40. Students will select a glaze color for their pieces during class and completed pieces will be available for pick up at the Whitney Center. All materials included. Completed pieces will be dishwasher and microwave safe. Register online.

MARTIN LUTHER KING WEEKEND EVENTS

MLK Day of Service:
PAINTING the WAY STATION!
9am – 4pm • Sat, Jan 19

Admin Building of Nativity Lutheran ChurchJackson Community Church will have a team of volunteers helping with this project: wear your paint clothes and help brighten up the kitchen and lounge areas in the first floor of the administrative building on the Nativity Lutheran Church, which will be home to the Way Station. Paint supplies will be provided; bring your energy and enthusiasm! Once open, this day resource center will meet basic needs for homeless teens, families and adults in the Mt Washington Valley: laundry, showers, internet access, post office box, social and emotional support, connection to nearby social services.


PEOPLE’S MARCH
Theme: Improve Our World!

1-3pm • Sat, Jan 19
Jackson, NH

Gathering starts at covered bridge. Walk to Jackson Grammar School.


MARTIN LUTHER KING
COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
7-9pm • Sun, Jan 20
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes
Tamworth, NH

Featured speaker, Dr. Donna San Antonio, will address the topic “Becoming a White Ally: Stories of Mentoring Toward Social Justice” using personal reflection as a springboard for consideringthe inter-sectionality of race, ethnicity, gender, and social class. Also included in the program will be music by Peg Loughran, Shana Aisenberg and others. Storyteller (and World Fellowship Co-Director) Andy Davis will offer a story. A guilt-free potluck will follow. Note: This program is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes and The World Fellowship Center. For more information, please call Andy Davis at (603)452-4446. More information.

Mountain Top Music Event:
BEFORE THERE WERE MIRRORS

Fri, Jan 18, 7:30pm
St Andrews-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church
Tamworth, NH
 

A musical evening of story and song with Ellen Schwindt, Jed Wilson and Mary Edes. Suggested donation at the door: $10 and a hand-held mirror (some will be available at the door).  

DACAPO CONCERT
Sun, Jan 27 •  4pm
Whitney Community Center
 

Continuing the Da Capo tradition of singing popular favorites, the concerts will include arrangements of Gershwin tunes, hits from the 1950s and 1960s, including “California Dreamin’,” “Misty” and “Girl from Ipanema,” and recent releases such as Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years.” The group is co-directed by conductor Mary Bastoni and accompanist John Waldie. Concert is free to the public. 

FILM SCREENNG:
RUN WILD, RUN FREE
Thurs, Jan 31 • 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.