SERVICE & SOCIALIZING

NEIGHBOR to NEIGHBORSat, Nov 2
8:30am • Meet at Lutheran Church of the Nativity, No Conway, NH
9am • Go out to project sites

  • Weatherstripping & sealing windows & doors
  • Stacking cords of firewood for neighbors
  • Winterizing homes
  • RSVP by calling Lutheran Church of the Nativity at 603.356.7827 to volunteer your time to help on one of these projects.
  • Refer projects to help neighbors in need by calling 603.356.7827.

WAY STATION VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Mon, Nov 4
9am & 5pm
Interested in helping homeless population in the valley? Come find out more about supporting the Way Station, either by working with our guests or helping to coordinate calendar of volunteers & other projects. Two options to tour facility, gain some hands-on training. RSVP to Rev Gail if planning to attend 9am, Mon, Nov 4 training or 5pm, Mon, Nov 4 training.


LIBRARY TRIVIA
3pm • Sat, Nov 2
Jackson Public Library

  • Sign up online!
  • JCC has a team! Please let Fred Tompkins know if you’re planning to come as a member of our team(s). We may have to register more than one team!
  • Fun, prizes and possible socializing afterward!

CHRISTMAS CAROLING
to Bartlett & Jackson Neighbors
1-3pm • Sun, Dec 8

  • Please RSVP to the church if you’re available to go out and sing to neighbors (although last-minute volunteers are always welcome)
  • Song books provided, singing is acapella
  • Enthusiastic voices encouraged, no experience necessary
  • Open to children & families & adults of all ages
  • Dress to walk from cars to doors on muddy or snowy paths

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town MON, Aug 12 – SUN, Aug 18

MON, Aug 12

  • Community Service: WAY STATION SHIFTS
    9am & 5pm • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers from JCC work “adult” and “family” shifts at Way Station. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.

TUE, Aug 13

  • NH Conference: ANNUAL MEETING PLANNING COMMITTEE CALLS
    9am – 1pm • Conference Call
    Rev Gail participates in planning of worship and programming for NH Conference’s annual meeting in October.
  • Community Event: NATURALIST LED HIKES in JACKSON – Historic Tin Mine
    10am – Noon • Tin Mountain Field Station, Jackson
    Meet at the lower parking lot at TMCC, 31 Rockwell Dr (off Tin Mine Road), in Jackson, NH. Participants of all ages a welcome.  Program fee of $5/person or $20/family; members free.
  • Private: PASTORAL CARE SESSIONS
    1:30pm • Jackson Community Church
  • WAY STATION LEADERSHIP MEETING
    4:30pm • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
  • Community Event:  ADULT BOOK GROUP
    4:30pm • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Event: JACKSON FARMER’S MARKET 3:30 – 6:30 pm •  Thompson House Eatery/T.H.E., Jackson, NH
    Local vendors, live music, fresh produce.
  • Community Event: NATURALIST LED WALKS
    6:30 – 7:30pm • Nature Learning Center, Albany
    Join a Tin Mountain naturalist for a dusk-time stroll through the Rockwell Sanctuary. Listen for birds, frogs, and evening insects. All ages welcome. Program fee of $5/person or $20/family; members free.
  • Multi-Church Event: INSPIRED – WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
    6:30pm • North Conway Community Center
    Come with your copy of the Inspired book and your own study Bible if you have one (we will bring extra Bibles for reference). Ministers Gail Doktor, Sue Davidson and Ruth Shaver will be facilitating these weekly gathering.

WED, Aug 14

  • PASTOR’s DROP-IN HOURS
    7-8:30am • 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
    9-11am • Second Floor, Jackson Community Church
    Make an apt with Rev Gail by calling her cell (978) 273.0308 or email.
  • TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer 
    9am • Parish House. Fitness class. Free; open to public.
    Stretching and fitness workouts with certified fitness coach Laurie McAleer. Exercises can be adjusted to individual needs.
  • Community Event: WEDNESDAYS at WILDCAT – Pond Full of Fun
    Noon- 2pm • Wildcat Mountain Ski Area, Pinkham Notch
    Explore Pinkham Notch with a Tin Mountain naturalist and learn about the diverse ecology of the region. Programs are free and open to the public. Alpine program requires the purchase of a gondola ticket. More info.

THURS, Aug 15

  • YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • 1st Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church.
    Beginning stretch, flow and align yoga; safe for new practitioners. Fee for this program.
  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS
    9am & 5pm • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers from JCC work “adult hour” shifts at Way Station. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.
  • Community Event:  STORYTIME
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Event: ECOFORUM – SUMMER RESEARCH RECAP
    Noon • Nature Learning Center, Albany
    Join us for lunch and gain a deeper understanding of Tin Mountain’s current research initiatives.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church.

FRI, Aug 16

  • PASTOR’s DROP-IN HOURS
    7-8:30am • 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.

SAT, Aug 17

  • Private Event: WEDDING VOW CELEBRATION
    Rev Gail officiates at Murphy-Wiswell celebration.
  • Community Event: MT WASHINGTON BICYCLE HILLCLIMB – Tin Mountain Fundraiser
    More information about participating.

SUN, Aug 18

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING @ GAZEBO
    8am • Gazebo. Hot beverages available. Come for poetry, literature, conversation and prayer.
  • MEMBERSHIP Q&A
    9:15am • Jackson Community Church.
  • JAZZ WORSHIP
    with HEATHER PIERSON & FRIENDS
    plus GOODBYES to SAM & BETSEY HARDING and JUDY SHUMAN

    10:30am • Jackson Community Church.
    * Story: Rev Gail
    * Accompanist: Alan Labrie
    * Jazz Music: Heather Pierson & Friends
  • CHURCH & COMMUNITY BBQ (rain or shine)
    Noon • Jackson Community Church campus
    * Lunch at the church (rain or shine).
    * Chefs wanted! Contact church if you can wear an apron and wield BBQ tools!
  • Community Event: MAGIC of BENNY GOODMAN with Peter & Will Anderson Trio (Mountain Top Music Program)
    4pm • Private Home in Glen
    $35/per person.  More info and tickets.

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town: MON, Mar 11 – SUN, Mar 17

MON, Mar 11

  • EDUCATION TEAM MEETING
    Meeting with church and local community leaders to work on educational opportunities for faith formation schedule, family engagement activities, camps, preschool programs, scholarships, volunteer activities, etc.
  • SCOUT PACK 321
    Scout meeting at church including community service and work on ‘pew holders’ for sanctuary.
  • RELIGION, CONFLICT & PEACE
    Harvard Online EdX course. Self-Paced. Continues 8 weeks • Expect: 4-8 hours of study per week. Registration Link to register for the Harvard Online EdX course.

TUE, Mar 12

  • Community Event: ELECTIONS in JACKSON
    8am-7pm • Whitney Community Center, Jackson, NH
  • Community Event: ELECTIONS in BARTLETT
    8am-7pm • Bartlett Town Hall, Bartlett, NH
  • Community Event: WINTER BIRDS of PLUM ISLAND
    7:30am-5pm • Tin Mountain Conservation Center / Nature Learning Center, Albany to carpool. Snowy owls, horned larks, short-eared owls and northern shrikes … some of the interesting birds at Plum Island during the winter. Bring binoculars, a lunch, and dress warm as we head south to Parker River Wildlife Refuge. Call 447-6991 for reservations. Unless otherwise stated, donations of $3/pp, $5/family are appreciated.
  • NORTH CARROLL COUNTY CAREGIVING COALITION: SMART GOAL Meeting
    10:30am • Meet with Marianne Jackson in No Conway for refresher on use of SMART Goals method.
  • NORTH COUNTRY ASSOCIATION
    Noon • Berlin, NH
    Lunch for UCC clergy and lay leaders. UCC ministers in Mt Washington Valley, including Rev Gail, attend.

WED, Mar 13

  • 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.

THURS, Mar 14

  • 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: ECOFORUM – NH BOBCAT POPULATION
    12-1pm • Tin Mountain Conservation Center / Nature Learning Center, Albany
    Join Patrick Tate, Wildlife Biologist with NH Fish & Game, for an update on the state’s bobcat population.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church.
  • Community Event: TOWN MEETING in JACKSON
    6:30pm • Josiah Bartlett Elementary School, Bartlett, NH
  • Community Event: TOWN MEETING in JACKSON
    7pm • Whitney Community Center, Jackson, NH
  • Community Event: JEN’S FRIENDS FUNDRAISER & ‘LOCALS’ ST PATRICK’S CELEBRATION
    5-10pm • Shannon Door Restaurant & Pub
    Note from Jen’s Friends: Jackson voters, please attend the fundraiser at the Shannon Door for Jen’s friends cancer foundation before or after town meeting. You’ll find a raffle and a donation is made for every pizza sold to Jen’s. A great way to fortify before the meeting or a relaxing follow up after the meeting.
    PLUS: live music 7-10pm with Dennis O’Neil & Davey Armstrong to celebrate St Patricks Day.

FRI, Mar 15

  • 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.
  • Community Event: BAXTER WINTER TRIATHLON
    9-11am • Start and Finish at Madeline’s Deli on the Wentworth Resort Trail at Jackson XC.
    Run, snowshoe and ski to the finish. More info from Jackson XC. For more info, contact Jackson XC at603-383-9355.
  • Community Event: NH LISTENS – Advanced Facilitator Training
    10am-4pm • Conway Library, Conway, NH Registration Link.$50 fee. Fee waived for students and those with financial need. This workshop enhances confidence to remain neutral, productively address issues, encourage and move conversation in a constructive manner. Rev Gail attends.
  • 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, Mar 16

  • 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.
  • WEDDING CONSULT
    1pm • Jackson Community Church
    Rev Gail meets with bride and groom.
  • Community Event: MINI BOOK SALE
    11am-1pm • Old Jackson Library (next to church)
    This month’s special is “Buy One, Get One Free”. Stop by and browse a wonderful selection of hardback and paperback books, both fiction and non-fiction, children’s books, and a small selection of CDs and DVDs.
  • Community Event: TRIVIA
    3pm • Jackson Public Library
    Jackson Community Church’s team will participate.  Note from library: “Trivia!” with hosts Edith and Bob Houlihan … If you have attended any of our previous trivia events, you’ll know how popular it is and how crowded things can get. That’s why we are again requesting pre- registration. Fill out a quick form online or phone us (603-383-9731) to sign up a team of 3-6 people.  You can also sign up as an individual and we’ll put you on a house team. 

SUN, Mar 17

  • 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 Concert: FEELINGS of PLACE & NATURE
    4pm • Tin Mountain Conservation Center
    Mountain Top Music, Tin Mountain Conservation Center and Upper Saco Valley Land Trust are collaborating on a concert of special interest about the land. The concert, “Feelings of Place in Music and Nature,” features multi-instrumentalist Ben Cosgrove, a traveling composer-performer whose “electric and exhilarating” music explores themes of landscape, place, and environment. Donations will be gratefully accepted at the door (suggested donation $10/person and $20/family).
  • Community Event: ST PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION
    1-10:30pm• Shannon Door Pub
    Doors open at 1pm. Irish music starts from 1:30 to 7 with Marty & Jono and then from 7-10:30 with Mary, Simon, Kevin and Davey.

SAVE THESE DATES:

TUE, MAR 19
TUESDAY FULL MOON
SOUP & SKI

Evening • Jackson Ski Touring.
Co-hosted by Jackson Community Church & Jackson XC

Have fun in the backyard… the Wentworth Loop … ski or snow shoe after dark and then enjoy a community soup supper. Soup supper provided by the Jackson Community Church at the Jackson Ski Touring Center.

WED, MAR 20
THE IMPOSSIBLE CLIMB
by MARK SYNNOTT

7pm • Whitney Community Center

In The Impossible Climb, Jackson’s own Mark Synnott uses his own career as a professional climber, its intersection with that of Alex Honnold and the lead-up to Honnold’s historic ascent, to paint a insider portrait of the elite climbing community, exploring what motivates them, the paradoxical drive to keep the sport pure and at the same time to fund climbs, and the role that awareness of mortality plays in the endeavour. We watch through Mark’s eyes as Alex plots, trains and attempts his heart-stopping free-solo ascent. Ultimately this is a story not only about climbing but about what makes us human, how we respond to fear and our drive to transcend the inevitability of death. This is the story which was also chronicled as a documentary in Free Solo.

LENTEN STUDY GROUPS
Meeting in March and April
Jackson Community Church

  • March: Anne Lamott’s Almost Everything: Notes on Hope. A few copies available and others on order through Jackson Public Library.
  • April: Desmond & Mpho Tutu’s The Book of Forgiving A few copies available and others on order through Jackson Public Library.

SECOND CHANCES CONCERT
4pm, Sun, April 7
Jackson Community Church
to benefit the Way Station

Kathy Bennett, Thom Perkins and Taylor Whiteside: featured artists.


UKRAINIAN EGG WORKSHOP

Sat, April 13
9-Noon or 2-5pm
Whitney Community Center


PALM SUNDAY

10:30am • April 14
Jackson Community Church
Worship with focus on themes of Holy Week.


MAUNDY THURSDAY

5pm • April 18

  • Dinner and worship around common table.
  • Soup & bread supper provided by deacons.

HOLY FRIDAY

April 19

  • Noon-3pm • Stations of the Cross • Jackson Community Church Sanctuary
  • 6:30pm • Ecumenical Worship Service • Madison Church officiated by Clergy of the Eastern Slope (Rev Gail participates).

EASTER SUNDAY

April 21

  • SUNRISE SERVICE • Gazebo by Jackson Historical Society
    * Live music, scripture & reflection
  • 10:30am • EASTER WORSHIP • Jackson Community Church
    * Choral music
    * Harp
    * Flowering of the cross
  • 11:45am • EASTER EGG HUNT • Jackson Community Church
    Community easter egg hunt following worship. Children 12 and under may participate, accompanied by adults.

THIS WEEK: WED, Oct 3 – SUN, Oct 7

This week at church: Wed – Pastor’s Drop-In Hours @ Glen Ledge Store & Gas Station & Fitness with Laurie McAleer, Thurs – Yoga with Anjali Rose, Sun – Worship, Mon: JCC @ Sandwich Fair for Honduras Hope. Community events: Wed – World’s Worst Weather program @ library, Sat – Home concert with Mountain Top Music (call to check if tickets are available). Also note hold-the-date events: Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk, Ukama Dinner for Zimbabwe delegates, Wentworth Charity Ball and Neighbor to Neighbor.

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Tue, July 17 – Sun, July 22

This Week at Jackson Community Church

At church: Tue – Matter of Balance, Wed – Tune-Up Fitness & Council Mtg, Thurs – Pastor’s Hours & Yoga, Sat – Ron Hill Celebration of Life, Sun – Worship with Diana Germain and choir. Plus community events with Jackson Public Library, Tin Mountain Cons Ctr, and Dine to Donate at Shannon Door. Upcoming dates: Mountain Top Music home concert in Jackson and father-daughter fundraising bike ride.

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