Community learning & volunteering with JCC and other nonprofits

Make meals, build insulating windows, walk to end Alzheimers, prevent hate-based activities, and more

JACKSON FACILITIES COMMITTEE PRESENTATION

Tue, Sept 27 • 6:30-8:00pm • Whitney Community Center.

Come in person or view online at @jacksonflicks.

 Join the Jackson Facilities Committee for a presentation by the North Country Council about the North Country Rising Resiliency Planning Process. We’ll learn more about what other towns are doing as they look to the future. Our hope is that this will help us launch our quest to determine the current and future facilities needs of our town. We’ll also share an overview of existing facilities.
Childcare and refreshments available.

Our Community: Welcoming and Safe—Understanding and Preventing Hate-Based Activity

Maine and New Hampshire have experienced increased hate-based activity in recent months. Please join us for an informative presentation and Q&A with area police departments and local community groups working to address hate-based activity. Talk with your neighbors about proactive and effective ways to respond.

  • REGISTER for Mon, Oct 3 or Thurs, Oct 6: https://carsey.unh.edu/new-hampshire-listens/events
  • October 3, 6-8pm: Kittery, ME. Kittery Community Center, STAR Theatre, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery, ME 03904. Facilitated by:
    nh.listens@unh.edu NH Listens/New Hampshire Listens, 603-862-0692.
  • October 6, 6-8pm: zoom. Facilitated by: NH Listens/New Hampshire Listens, 603-862-0692, nh.listens@unh.edu
  • Please join us for an informative presentation and Q&A with area police departments and local community groups working to address hate-based activity. Talk with your neighbors about proactive and effective ways to respond. Learn more about:
    • How to identify symbols affiliated with hate groups
    • Active groups identified in our area
    • How activity in the Seacoast compares regionally and nationally
    • Actions you can take if you encounter literature or activity of hate groups
  • This event is hosted by Kittery Police Department, Portsmouth Police Department, South Berwick Police Department, Granite State Progress, New Hampshire Council of Churches, New Hampshire Listens, United Against Hate on Seacoast, and additional area school districts & community groups.

WALK to END ALZHEIMERS with EAGLES’ REST TEAM & JCC

Fri, Oct 7 • 9am
Great Glen Trails

Sign up for the walk at:  https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2022/ME-Maine?pg=entry.. As a reminder, its Team Eagle’s Rest you want to join. Never too early to start your fund raising.

Register or donate to participate!

Thanks for your ongoing support. Invite friends to join the team, walk with us or just donate. Post your participation on Facebook if you use it. Let’s beat last year’s team goal of $3000!

We’re planning to walk the Great Glen trails on Oct 7th and follow the walk with lunch (each person covers their own cost) at the Glen House. This plan is based on weather. — Jeanette Heidmann

MAKE MEALS for the CHERNICKS

Link to sign up for meal train for Jan & John Chernick: mealtrain.com/egmzee
John Chernick has been quietly battling cancer for a very long time and is now home on hospice. For people who have given so much of themselves, it’s time to return the favor. They are grateful for any donations of meals that will remove one big task from their plate.

Please use the link above to choose a date, rather than approaching them independenlly.

BUILD INSULATING WINDOWS for NEIGHBORS

October 22-25 @ Settlers Green

Sign Up link: https://signup.com/go/psSeUnn (you will see the volunteer options, days, times and tasks). Be sure to hit SAVE after entering your information.   

We Need YOU to Help Build Insulating Window Inserts
The Tin Mountain Energy Team is working with the non-profit Window Dressers to build simple, tight, pine frame insulation frames for leaky windows to cut down heat loss in winter. We are looking for volunteers to help construct frames as well as help wrap and finish them at our community build at Settlers Green on October 22-25. We will be constructing 209 inserts for 22 homes throughout the Valley. Volunteers will be trained on site and do not need a specific skill set, although a familiarity with a power drill is helpful for frame construction on 10/22. This is our second year of hosting a build in the valley, and we are impressed with the enthusiasm of the community to support this effort. 

Please explore the link below and sign up for one or more shifts to join our community event and help keep the MWV a little warmer this year. We encourage folks to sign up for the frame assembly and insert wrapping station, but if you are interested in providing snacks, we appreciate any and all participation. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers. 

Sign Up link: https://signup.com/go/psSeUnn (you will see the volunteer options, days, times and tasks). Be sure to hit SAVE after entering your information.   

If you have trouble using the Sign Up form or have any questions, please email Nora Dufilho at nbeem@tinmountain.org.  

New Hampshire Housing Stability Solutions Summit
Tue, October 25, 2022
8am – 4:30pmHoliday Inn – Concord Downtown
172 North Main Street Concord, NH 03301Register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-hampshire-housing-stability-solutions-summit-tickets-416029955797Engage with stakeholders from across the state to learn about New Hampshire communities with unique responses to homelessness trends and explore localized solutions to for your region.

THIS WEEK with JCC and Around Town: April 21-26

Notes: 

  • MASKS: We have a small startup supply of homemade masks, prepared as an additional form of community support and ministry. These were lovingly sewn by Meg Phillips. Each is packaged in a ziploc bag and they are available in the front hall of the church sanctuary (doors open 24/7). We hope to get them out to people who most need them. Some are being distributed directly, others are simply there for pickup. If you need a mask, and these are all gone, please contact the church.
  • SUPPORT: Do you need support of any kind? We have volunteers ready to assist with errands and other projects (via library’s Jackson Bridge listserv), access to emergency supplies, and Rev Gail is available for emotional and spiritual companionship. Email the church: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
  • Jackson Public Library’s Guide to Online Services (activities, events, reading and information materials, etc)
  • Conway Daily Sun’s list of virtual THINGS to DO
  • Support Local Businesses doing Take Out. Complete list from Conway Daily Sun.

All Week: RING the CHURCH BELL!Would you like to ring the bell at church? We want to ring it every day, so we’re asking for volunteer bell-ringers. The front door is open 24/7 and we need volunteers for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. We have Wednesday and Friday covered. Ideally, ring the bell at noon. If you want to be on the schedule to ring the church bell, please contact the church.

TUE, April 21

  • Community Event: STORYTIME with Miss Meredith
    9am • Jackson Library
  • Community Event: MT WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY’S VIRTUAL CLASSROOM (Facebook Live)
    11:15am • Mon, Tue, Fri @ Facebook Live
    Connect live to the highest peak in the Northeastern US, Mount Washington, New Hampshire, as Weather Observers and Education Specialists at the non-profit Mount Washington Observatory present a Facebook Live program called “Home of the World’s Worst Weather Live.”
  • Closed Event: CLERGY LUNCH
    Noon • Zoom
    Local clergy convene for conversation to organize events & worship, coordinate spiritual support to community during pandemic (providing rotating voluntary chaplaincy services to hospital), and offer peer support.
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • DEACONS MEETING (zoom)
    4pm • Zoom App – Meeting ID: 968 5393 2521 (password required, jacksoncommunitychurch.org)
    Meet to check on community care network, worship plans, and other ideas to provide support to congregation and wider community. Option: call in by touch-tone phone – 929.436.2866, Meeting ID: 968 5393 2521 (password required)
  • Community Event: LIBRARY PICKUP HOURS
    2-6pm • Jackson Public Library
    Order one workday in advance. Please email with the title, author, and what formats you will accept (eBook, downloadable audio, Kindle, paperback or hardcover, anything else).

WED, April 22: EARTH DAY!

  • 50 YEARS of EARTH DAY
    Everywhere, all day, outside!
  • BREAKFAST with REV GAIL (zoom)
    8am • ZOOM app meeting ID: 170985789 (password required, email the church: jacksoncommunitychurch.org)
    Call to talk & gather. Option: Call in via touch-tone phone: 929.436.2866, meeting ID: 170985789
  • Community Event: STORYTIME with Miss Meredith
    9am • Jackson Library
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church

THURS, April 23

  • Community Event: STORYTIME with Miss Meredith
    9am • Jackson Library
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • Community Event: ANCIENT TREES of NORTH AMERICA (via ZOOM)
    7pm • ZOOM app link Tin Mountain virtual program: Take a photographic journey across North America to see the oldest trees.

FRI, April 24

  • BREAKFAST & CONVERSATION with REV GAIL (via ZOOM)
    8am • ZOOM meeting ID: 170985789 (password required, email the church: jacksoncommunitychurch.org)
    Call to talk & gather. Option: Call in via touch-tone phone: 929.436.2866, meeting ID: 170985789.
  • Community Event: STORYTIME with Miss Meredith
    9am • Jackson Library
  • Community Event: MT WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY’S VIRTUAL CLASSROOM (Facebook Live)
    11:15am • Mon, Tue, Fri @ Facebook Live
    Connect live to the highest peak in the Northeastern US, Mount Washington, New Hampshire, as Weather Observers and Education Specialists at the non-profit Mount Washington Observatory present a Facebook Live program called “Home of the World’s Worst Weather Live.”
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATIONS (zoom)
    5pm • ZOOM meeting ID: 170985789 (password required, email the church: jacksoncommunitychurch.org)
    This week our hosts are Ginger & David Perkins. Reflect together on Christ’s appearances between Easter (resurrection) and Pentecost (Holy Spirit comes to his followers). This week’s visit is the conversation between Christ and his followers behind a locked door, including Thomas, who doubts and asks for proof. Bring your favorite beverage & come to ZOOM ready to listen and share. This week we will focus on John 20:19-29. Option: Call in via touch-tone phone: 929.436.2866, meeting ID: 170985789.

SAT, April 25

  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • Community Event: LIBRARY PICKUP HOURS
    2-6pm • Jackson Public Library
    Order one workday in advance. Please email with the title, author, and what formats you will accept (eBook, downloadable audio, Kindle, paperback or hardcover, anything else).

SUN, April 26

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING (via ZOOM)
    8am • Zoom app link meeting ID# 142985761  (password required, email the church: jacksoncommunitychurch.org by **7:30am** for info)
    Gather for poetry, conversation, readings & prayer. Bring your own caffeine. Option: Call on touch-tone phone: 929.436.2866, meeting ID# 142985761 (password required, email the church: jacksoncommunitychurch.org by **7:30am** for info)
  • CHOIR PRACTICE (via ZOOM)
    9:00am • Zoom app link  (password required, email the church: jacksoncommunitychurch.org by **7:30am** for info)
    Choir practice with choir director Billy Carleton and music director Alan Labrie. Option: Call on touch-tone phone: 929.436.2866, meeting ID# 142985761 (password required, email the church: jacksoncommunitychurch.org by **7:30am** for info)
  • VIRTUAL WORSHIP SERVICE (via ZOOM)
    10:30am • Zoom meeting ID# 142985761 (password required, email the church: jacksoncommunitychurch.org by **7:30am** for info)
    Join us for worship, special music, communal prayer, scripture, and reflection. Stay for virtual coffee hour. Service will also be live-streamed to website and Facebook (if technology supports this function on the day of event). Afterward, recordings of worship service will be posted to FacebookVimeo.com channel & Youtube.com channelOption: Call on touch-tone phone: 929.436.2866, meeting ID# 142985761 (password required, email the church: jacksoncommunitychurch.org by **7:30am** for info)
  • VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR
    Stay after worship and we will break into small groups for brief social opportunity. Same link as worship.
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church

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
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