THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town MON, July 8 – SUN, July 14

MON, July 8

  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS Volunteers from JCC work “family hour” shift at Way Station. Rev Gail attends. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.
  • Community Event: DINNER BELL
    5-6pm • Brown Church / Conway Congregational Church
    Free community meal for local residents.

TUE, July 9

  • Community Event: WAY STATION BOARD of DIRECTORS
    Leadership meeting to address client needs and requests, signage, facility use, community engagement, volunteer training, policy questions.
  • CLERGY of the EASTERN SLOPE
    12:30pm • Lunch for local clergy from Mt Washington Valley faith communities. Rev Gail attends.
  • Community Event: NATURALIST LED HIKES in JACKSON – Tin Mountain Summit
    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. Tin Mountain’s naturalist will explain the historic use of the property, help identify plant species, and point out animal signs. Participants of all ages a welcome.  Program fee of $5/person or $20/family; members free.
  • Community Event:  ADULT BOOK GROUP
    4:30 – 5:30pm • Jackson Public Library
    Monthly on the second Tuesday
  • Community Event: JACKSON FARMER’S MARKET 3:30 – 6:30 pm •  Thompson House Eatery, 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.

WED, July 10

  • 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 – Hike to Thompson Brook Falls
    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. Program topics change weekly and range from learning about the flora and fauna of the forest and fresh water ecosystems to those of the higher alpine environment, including wildflowers, mosses, waterfalls, frogs, and moose to the geology of the surrounding mountains and Presidential Range. Programs are free and open to the public. Alpine program requires the purchase of a gondola ticket. More info.
  • Community Event: LIVE MUSIC with RILEY PARKHURST
    7-10pm • Thompson House Eatery

THURS, July 11

  • 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 Event: STORY TIME  – A Universe of Stories
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS Volunteers from JCC work “adult hour” shifts at Way Station. Rev Gail attends. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.
  • Community Event: COASTING for KIDS
    9:30 am – 6:00 pm • Storyland, NH
    Raise $100 or more for Give Kids the World and get exclusive ride time before the park opens on Polar Coaster and Roar-O-Saurus, a cool event t-shirt, PLUS your admission for the day is free! More info.
  • Community Event: ECOFORUM – Aerial Insectivores: The Who, What, Where, and Why of an Emerging Conservation Issue Noon • Nature Learning Center, Albany
    Aerial insectivores are birds that feed on insects captured in flight, and include nightjars, swifts, flycatchers, and swallows. Dr. Pamela Hunt, NH Audubon, will provide an overview of these species’ biology and population trends. An optional field component will follow the EcoForum presentation.
  • Community Event: NATURALIST LED BOAT CRUISE
    4 – 5:30pm • East Shore Drive, Madison
    Location: Meet at the Silver Lake Boat Launch on East Shore Road in Silver Lake, NH. Tin Mountain Conservation Center is teaming up with Fish Nerds Guide Service to offer 90-minute boat cruises. Price: $25/person, $15/child 16 and under. $5 discount for TMCC members. Due to the limited space on the cruises, reservations are required. Call Tin Mountain at (603) 447-6991 to reserve your space; payment at time of reservation.
  • Community Event: WILDLIFE of the NORTH COUNTRY 7-8pm • Whitney Community Center, Jackson
    Who lives north of the notch? Join us for a pictorial exploration of the wildlife of northern New Hampshire offered by Tin Mountain Conervsation staff. Focus on the animals that call Lake Umbagog area home, including moose, osprey, loons, and bald eagles.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church.

FRI, July 12

  • 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.

SAT, July 13

  • MEN’S BREAKFAST
    7:30am – 9am • Wentworth
    Food & conversation for friends and members of church.
  • Community Event: UMBAGOG CANOE TRIP
    6:30am – 5pm • Meet at Jackson Historical Society
    Led by Tin Mountain Conservation staff. Ply the waters of Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge where loons, bald eagles, osprey, and moose abound. Bring binoculars and a hearty lunch. Use your own canoe/kayak or borrow ours. Call 447-6991 for reservations. $10/person.

SUN, July 14

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING @ GAZEBO
    8am • Gazebo. Hot beverages available. Come for poetry, literature, conversation and prayer.
  • BIBLE STUDY with REV GAIL
    9:15am • 2nd Floor / Council Room, Church
    All welcome. We will discuss lectionary passages for this week: Colossians 1: 1-14 and Luke 10:25-37.
  • WORSHIP 
    10:30am •  Jackson Community Church.
    * Story: Rev Gail
    * Accompanist: Alan Labrie
    * Special Music: Sue Titus Reid
  • MEMBERSHIP CLASS
    11:45am • 2nd Floor / Council Room, Church
    Questions about Jackson Community Church, its history and theology? Want voting privileges? Wonder what membership means? Come for Q&A with deacon and member, plus pastor.

Children & youth opportunities in June!

  • 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.

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-Fri, June 24-28
Jackson Community Church

  • Open K-6 plus CIT (counselor-in-training) positions for 7th-grade-and-older students.
  • Based (in part) on peace curriculum used at from Horton Center (led by Deans Chris and Gail Doktor June 21-23)
  • Focuses on peace and community activism
  • Contemplative practices
  • Music and arts
  • Development of spiritual practices to support this goal, draws on resources from Christian, Buddhist and other traditions
  • Register via eventbrite.
  • Free; donations accepted.