This weekend (virtually) with JCC & Around Town: Mar 27-29

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

  • Community Event: BERNERHOF INN FREE BREAKFAST
    7-10am • Curbside @ Bernerhof Inn, 342 US Route 302, Glen, NH 03838
    Free blueberry pancake breakfast (take out) for families and seniors affected by COVID19 pandemic and economic setbacks.
  • Community Fundraiser: TIN MOUNTAIN’s FIRST SEASON ONLINE AUCTION
    Starts: 5pm, Sat, March 28 – Ends: 5pm, Sun, April 5
    Go to https://www.tinmountain.org/ and bbove the photo of crocuses in the snow, click on First Season ONLINE Auction

SUNDAY, March 29

What Else We’re Doing When You’re Not Looking

  • Changing the hopeful message board in front of the church
  • Sending out daily Lenten reflections by Facebook and posted to the website
  • Recording music as video & audio files with community performing artists to share in worship and spiritual settings. (Psssst: Would you share yourself playing your instrument or singing for us? We’d like to include you in worship over the next several weeks! Contact Rev Gail!)
  • Passing along donations of food and supplies from local businesses made to the church, which are then re-distributed through SAU9 (school district) for families needing additional support. Other donations have gone to individual Jackson and Bartlett families and more  meals have gone to people staying at Starting Point’s domestic violence shelter
  • Running modified shifts at the Way Station, supporting people living in tents, cars, couch-surfing or temp housing such as motels
  • Calling neighbors to check-in on each other and run errands for each other. If you need someone to pick up mail or groceries, or help you out, contact Rev Gail or make your need known through the Jackson Bridge (community listserv project of library to match helpers with those who have specific requestsand more info on our the library’s new Jackson Bridge webpage.)
  • Planning social programming (virtual gatherings for fun and enrichment) and worship with new technology, learning and adapting as we go!
  • Organizing (with other churches) valley-wide trivia tournament among faith communities!
  • Attending emergency management meetings (via Zoom) with ministry colleagues, healthcare providers and nonprofits who are collaborating to provide safety nets for residents of the valley
  • Implementing action plans to help vulnerable people

NOT SO TRIVIAL
Valley-wide Multi-church

TRIVIA TOURNAMENT
— also known as Interdenominational Trivia Rumble —
JCC’s Trivia Event: Tue, April 7
3pm via Zoom

https://zoom.us/j/2113197275.


The Clergy of the Eastern Slope (our valley’s ecumenical group of ministers and churches) is taking up the challenge of Nativity Lutheran to hold trivia tournaments within our own faith communities. Then we send our winning church team into a valley-wide interdenominational trivia ‘rumble’ (sorta like March Madness, without courts, sneakers, or basketballs).

This is all handled in virtual, remote settings, of course! Please contact Trivia Captain Fred Tompkins if you’d like to be on a team! Winners may receive … prizes that resemble coveted items like toilet paper!Proposed format via Zoom:

  • Divide people into teams and use the breakout room feature in Zoom (sounds hard, but its easy, the Zoom host organizes all of this).
  • For each question we will give one minute’s deliberation.
  • The teams come back together and one person from each team reports the answer. 
  • Zoom Info (please RSVP to Fred Tompkins in advance so we’re prepared for participants) — Participate via Zoom app on computer, pad or smart phone: https://zoom.us/j/2113197275. Or dial in 929.436.2866 with Meeting ID: 211 319 7275.

VIRTUAL WORSHIP
LIVE STREAMING via Facebook or Website (10:30am only):

ZOOM WORSHIP (8am & 10:30am):

  • 8am Zoom Interfaith Circle @ https://zoom.us/j/827449013
    (
    Option for audio-only from any touch-tone phone – dial: 929.436.2866, Meeting ID: 827 449 013, press #)
  • 10:30am Zoom Worship @ https://zoom.us/j/142985761
    (Option for audio-only from any touch-tone phone – dial: 929.436.2866, Meeting ID: 142 985 761, press #)

JACKSON / BARTLETT FOOD PANTRY REQUESTS

  • Hannafords / Grants gift cards (any denomination, indicate value on card or on envelop in which you donate it)
  • Otherwise: Continue to donate canned goods.
  • The Bartlett-Jackson Food Pantry, located at the Glen Baptist Church, will continue to operate with curbside pick-up on Saturdays from 10am-Noon until further notice.  Those needing food assistance outside of regular hours, please call Brenda at 603x383x9246.

Do you have any helpful resources you’ve been using online? If so, feel free to recommend them to share with others in upcoming email messages!

Spiritual Resources beyond JCC:

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: 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.

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town

TUE, Feb 5 – SUN, Feb 10

At JCC: Tue – Avalanche Class, Wed – Fitness, Thurs – Yoga & After-Christmas Cleanup, Fri – Pastors Hours & Avalanche Class & Scouts Overnight, Sat – Scouts Overnight, Sun – Interfaith Gathering, XC Blessing & Worship. Around Town: Moon, Planets & Zodiac (Whitney Center)

TUE, Feb 5

  • NORTH COUNTRY ASSOCIATION of UCC (United Church of Christ) LUNCH 
    12:30pm • Meeting of clergy and lay representatives. Rev Gail attends.
  • 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.

WED, Feb 6

  • 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.

THURS, Feb 7

  • 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.
  • Private Event: WAY STATION BOARD of DIRECTORS MEETING
    11am • Nativity Lutheran
    Meeting to review next steps  in startup of Way Station, a day center for homeless/housing insecure populations in Mt Washington Valley.
  • AFTER-CHRISTMAS CLEANUP
    2pm • Jackson Community Church
    Come help put away creches and put away remaining Christmas decorations.

FRI, Feb 8

  • 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.
  • Community Event: SKI WAXING CLINIC
    10am • Jackson XC Ski Touring Center
  • Private Event: SCOUT OVERNIGHT
    8pm, 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 9

  • 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.
  • Community Event: BACKCOUNTRY XC SKI TRIP (with Tin Mountain Conservation Center)
    9am until 1pm • Meet at the Downes Brook/ UNH Trailhead on the Kancamagus Highway
    Strap on your skis and join the TMCC naturalist staff on the beautiful spruce-lined winter trails of the Kanc.  A series of short loops along the edge of Hedgehog Mountain lead skiers over the ungroomed trails of the WMNF.  While the terrain is beginner friendly there will be moderate climbs and downhill runs along the way.
  • Community Event: MOON, PLANETS & ZODIAC: Your Nightly Guide to Our Journey through Space
    6-8pm • Whitney Community Center, Jackson
    Led by Tin Mountain Conservation Center staff. Understanding and observing the nightly phases of the moon and its relative position within the zodiac is a key to understanding, enjoying, and contemplating our night skies. What is the real world significance of the zodiac beyond just a tool of astrology? How does it help us understand our movement through space? What causes the phases of the moon? This program for all ages will answer some of these basic questions to help enhance your nightly sky gazing. If the skies are clear, the program will include time outside for identifying constellations of the zodiac and using a telescope.

SUN, Feb 10

  • 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.
  • WORSHIP 
    10:30am •  Jackson Community Church.
    * Story: Rev Gail
    * Music: Alan Labrie

This Week at Jackson Community Church: Tue, May 29- Sun, June 3

Highlights: Tue – Estate Sale cleanup, Wisdom study group; Wed – pastor’s hours & fitness; Thurs – yoga; Sun – interfaith @ gazebo, worship @ church, youth & family fun night to prepare for June 10 Youth Sunday

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