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. 

This Week: Mar 19-Mar 25

MON, MAR 19
  • DEACONS
    4pm • Pastor’s Office, Second Floor of JCC
  • REIKI WORKSHOP (private class)
    6pm • Classroom/Betty Whitney Library, Second Floor of JCC
  • JACKSON WRITING GROUP (closed meeting)
    6pm • Parish Hall
TUE, MAR 20
  • JACKSON LIBRARY BOOK GROUP
    4:30pm • Jackson Public Library
    Discussing Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal
WED, MAR 21
  • PASTOR’s DROP-IN 
    7-9am • JTown Deli.
    Come for caffeine, cuisine, and conversation.
  • TUNE UP (Fitness) with LAURIE McALEER 
    10-11am • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church
    Join members of the women’s group and fitness trainer Laurie McAleer for a gentle, introductory fitness class for beginners. Wear comfortably clothing, sensible shoes, and bring a bottle of water. Men and women both welcome to come try this class. Laurie will lead a fitness class that can be customized to each person’s abilities, and help improve overall wellbeing, as well as focusing on body areas that may need additional support and care.
  • COUNCIL
    7pm • Betty Whitney Library, Second Floor of JCC
THURS, MAR 22
  • INTRODUCTORY YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church
    Men and women invited to join instructor Anjali Rose for a gentle, introductory yoga class. Wear stretchy fitness clothing, bring a matt and a cushion/blanket if you have them. $10/class for 6 weeks; payable at beginning of session.  Scholarships available. This session runs through April 19.
  • YOGA & MEDITATION with Charlotte Doucette
    3:30pm • Parish Hall. $10/pp fee. (Scholarships available)
  • SOUP & SKI with FAMILY & FRIENDS
    5pm • Parish Hall of Jackson Community Church
    Gather with members and friends of a few of the valley’s faith communities for soup supper. Menu this week: Italian ‘Senate bean’ soup, salad, bread.
    5:30/6pm •  Meet at church for evening XC ski or snow shoe. Optimal starting point to be determined. Donations will be collected for Jackson Ski Touring Foundation. Bring your own head lamps, ski equipment, layers, and be prepared for outdoor conditions. Ski at your own risk. Bring friends! Open to everyone. All ages welcome. Note: We will continue this practice thru Mar 22, and will end the Lenten soup series with a Maundy Thursday meal on March 29. 
  • AA
    6-7pm • Church Library
FRI, MAR 23
  • Community Event:
    “404 NOT FOUND” Film Screening and SOUP SUPPER

    5-7pm • Gibson Senior Center, North Conway, NH
    Come for movie and a soup supper donated by several valley restaurants. This film screening held in collaboration with Clergy of the Eastern Slope and First Church of North Conway’s Missions Team. “404 Not Found” highlights the homeless youth in NH. Donations will be accepted.Check out the film trailer @  404notfoundfilm.com. Held in collaboration with Governor Sununu’s “Sleep Out”. Kick-starting awareness of and approaches to this valley issue, which will take a valley solution.
  • “Sleep Out” (Stay-Up-Late or Sleep Over at Church)
    8pm, Mar 23 – 9am, Mar 24 • Jackson Community Church
    Dependent on RSVP by youth (5th grade and older) and families. Youth & chaperones may stay late at church. Or spend the night. To be held in solidarity with Gov Sununu’s “Sleep Out” event to raise awareness about homelessness. We will stay up late at Jackson Community Church with games and worship, learn about homelessness in the valley, make civic engagement posters. If some people stay overnight, we will wake up to have breakfast together. RSVP required.

SAT, MAR 24

  • Community Event:
    MARCH
    in JACKSON
    10am • Covered Bridge to Grammar School
  • Community Event:
    TRIVIA GAME
    with Houlihans at
    2:45pm • Jackson Public Library
    Church team(s) to play in trivia contest. If interested, please contact Fred Tompkins to RSVP so we can plan how many participants will play and organize teams. Game starts at 3pm.
SUN, MAR 25: Palm Sunday
  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Madeline’s Deli, Jackson, NH
    Reflection & prayer using literature, sacred texts, personal sharing.
  • ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE
    9am • Jackson Community Church
  • PALM PROCESSION
    9:45am • Jackson Community Church
  • WORSHIP: Palm Sunday
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church

This Week: Mar 12- Mar 18

MON, MAR 12
  • MANDALA MONDAY
    7pm • Second Flood, Betty Whitney Library @ Jackson Community Church

    Contemplative coloring practices. Church provides colored pencils and patterns and shares introductions to coloring traditions from different faiths (Buddhist, Native American, others).
TUE, MAR 13 (Check weather for safety around travel and event closings)
  • COMMUNITY EVENTS:
    * Voting at polls in Bartlett & Jackson
    * Library Book Group on Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal
    4:30pm • Jackson Public Library (unless weather forces reschedule)
WED, MAR 14 (RESCHEDULED due to people digging out from snow storm: this fitness class is rescheduled to next week, Wed, Mar 21, 10am)
  • TUNE UP (Fitness) with LAURIE McALEER  (***rescheduled to WED, MAR 21)
    10-11am • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church
THURS, MAR 15
  • PASTOR’s DROP-IN 
    7-9am • JTown Deli. Come by for caffeine, cuisine, and conversation.
  • INTRODUCTORY YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church
    Men and women invited to join instructor Anjali Rose for a gentle, introductory yoga class. Wear stretchy fitness clothing, bring a matt and a cushion/blanket if you have them. $60 for 6 weeks; payable at beginning of six-week session.  Scholarships available. This 6-week session will run through April 19.
  • PASTOR’S HOURS
    10:30am-Noon • Pastor’s Office, Second Floor, Jackson Community Church
    Come by or make an appointment by calling Rev Gail (978.273.0308)
  • YOGA & MEDITATION with Charlotte Doucette
    3:30pm • Parish Hall. $10/pp fee. (Scholarships available)
  • SOUP & SKI with FAMILY & FRIENDS

    5pm • Parish Hall of Jackson Community Church
    Gather with members and friends of a few of the valley’s faith communities for soup supper. Menu this week: Italian Wedding soup, salad, bread.
    5:30/6pm •  Meet at church for evening XC ski. Optimal starting point to be determined. Donations will be collected for Jackson Ski Touring Foundation. Bring your own head lamps, ski equipment, layers, and be prepared for outdoor conditions. Ski at your own risk. Bring friends! Open to everyone. All ages welcome. Note: We will continue this practice thru Mar 22, and will end the Lenten soup series with a Maundy Thursday meal on March 29. 
  • AA
    6-7pm • Church Library
SAT, MAR 17
  • DTX DOWNTOWN CROSSING BARBERSHOP QUARTET

    7:30-9pm • Jackson Community Church
    Tickets $17/person on line, $20/person at the door. Link to Mountaintop Music concert info. Ticket links will be live until noon on the day of the concert. After that, please purchase your tickets at the door:* One Ticket
    * Two TicketsMountain Top Music brings award-winning Barbershop Quartet to Jackson: This ensemble is comprised of Dan Costello, Ben Orenstein, Joey Constantine, and Seth Orenstein. They perform traditional barbershop harmony but sometimes mesh it with the likes of spiritual numbers, stage musical favorites, and Motown chart toppers. Seats are first-come, first serve.
SUN, MAR 18: Lent 5
  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Madeline’s Deli, Jackson, NH
    Reflection & prayer using literature, sacred texts, personal sharing.
  • BLESSINGS of BODIES, BOOTS n BINDINGS
    9am • Jackson XC Ski Center. On-site blessings for skiers.
  • ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE
    9am • Jackson Community Church
  • WORSHIP: Lent 5

    10:30am • Jackson Community Church

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES for Youth & Families at Jackson Community Church

(See end of posting for summer intensives and international internships for youth & young adults. Fast-approaching deadlines [March 15, April, etc] for registration and applications or scholarships for some of these opportunities.)

THURSDAYS, Mar 15 & Mar 22

  • Soup & Ski with Family & Friends
    5pm • Parish Hall of Jackson Community Church. Gather with members and friends for soup supper.
    5:30/6pm •  Meet at church parking lot for evening XC ski. Optimal starting point to be determined. For those who able and interested, if weather permits, come on a ‘night ski’ on Jackson XC Center’s trails. Donations will be collected for Jackson Ski Touring Foundation. Bring your own head lamps, ski equipment, layers, and be prepared for outdoor conditions. Ski at your own risk. Bring friends! Open to everyone. All ages welcome.

FRI, MAR 23

  • Film Screening of “404 Not Found” & Soup Supper: Bowls for Homeless Teens in Mt Washington Valley
    5-7pm • Gibson Senior Center, North Conway. In collaboration with Clergy of the Eastern Slope and First Church of North Conway’s Missions Team, screening the film “404 Not Found” that highlights the homeless youth in NH.  Check out the film trailer @  404notfoundfilm.com.  Held in collaboration with Governor Sununu’s “Sleep Out”.  This is a valley issue and will take a valley solution.
  • “Sleep Out” (Stay-Up-Late or Sleep Over at Church)
    8pm, Mar 23 – 9am, Mar 24 • Jackson Community Church
    For youth & chaperones. Stay late at church. Or spend the night. To be held in solidarity with Gov Sununu’s “Sleep Out” event to raise awareness about homelessness. We will stay up late at Jackson Community Church with games and worship, learn about homelessness in the valley, make civic engagement posters. If some people stay overnight, we will wake up to have breakfast together. RSVP and permission slips required.

WED, APR 4: MLK Remembrance Bell Ringing

  • 6pm. • Front door of sanctuary, Jackson Community Church.
    Help ring the bell 39 times in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. This is a national vigil; learn more at www.MLK50Forward.org.

SAT, APR 7: New England Youth Environmental Justice Summit

  • 9am-4pm • Brookside Congregational Church, Manchester, NH
  • Jackson Community Church will cover the cost of registration and attendance. $20/day. RSVP to the church asap if you plan to attend, so that we can register you. Or let us know if you register separately, but plan to attend, so we can coordinate rides and reimbursement for attendance.
  • Rev Gail will attend summit and provide rides.
  • The Summit is open to all middle school, high school and college students; as well as teachers, mentors, pastors, lay leaders and advisors: and anyone interested in acquiring tools for facing the pressing moral issue of climate change.
  • Keynote Speakers:
    • Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, Massachusetts Conference Minister, UCC
    • Rev. Dr. Brooks Berndt, UCC Minister for Environmental Justice
  • Afternoon Breakout Sessions include:
    • Pam Arifian, Director, UCC Northeast Environmental Justice Center
    • Marla Marcum, Founder, Climate Disobedience Center
    • John Ungerleider, Professor, School of International Training
    • Jehann El-Bisi, PhD and Film Director, and Art Desmarais
    • Representatives from 350.org and other groups will lead a workshop on activism in climate change issues

SUN, APR 8: Road to Emmaus Hike

  • 9am • “Road to Emmaus” Walk. Meet at church for family hike if weather permits. Indoor activities available if weather turns

Note: Additional spring youth & family schedule to be announced. Expect outdoor youth & family activities every Sunday at 9am, beginning April 22.

FRI, APR 20-MON, APR 23: Ecumenical Advocacy Days

  • 1pm, Fri – 5pm, Mon • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington, D.C.-Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA.
    A WORLD UPROOTED: Responding to Migrants, Refugees and Displaced Peoples. A weekend of faith-rooted worship, learning and advocacy in our Nation’s capital – will focus on the uprootedness of our world. We will analyze current policy and envision ways to more fully and justly respond to the global and local needs of displaced communities. Together we will seek policy changes that advance hope and overcome the devastating impacts of conflict, climate change and corruption on God’s people. Ends with congressional advocacy day.

    • REGISTER – Early-bird registration rates available through March 17th. Register now.
    • SCHOLARSHIPS – Justice and Witness Ministries has designated funding for UCC young adults (ages 18-35) to attend Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) in 2018. Learn more and apply by March 23rd.
    • Travel costs and hotel accommodations are separate expenses.
    • Additional scholarships, such as Bushee-Thorne Scholarship, can be applied to this conference!

FRI, MAY 19 – SAT, MAY 20: Middle School Retreat

  • 3pm, Fri – 6pm, Sat • Ipswich, MA
    Spend weekend on retreat with Ipswich Middle School youth group. Stay overnight in sleeping bags at the church on Friday and return to Jackson on Saturday evening. RSVP to church by April 15, 2018  if interested.
YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
through the UCC
A tuition-free program of the Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, the IFYI Fellowship is an all-expense paid interfaith immersion experience for young leaders (ages 15-19) providing an opportunity to meaningfully engage together with important global and local issues through the lens of their different religious, ethnic, cultural, economic, social and political backgrounds.

(Ages 21-29)
This Internship Programme stretches over an 18-month period, for four young people aged 21-29. Each intern is assigned to work for 12 months at the WCC offices in Geneva, Switzerland, in one of our many programme areas. This is then to be followed by a six-month work placement in the intern’s own country.
HORTON CENTER
FAMILY CAMP & YOUTH GROUP CAMP
Sun, July 1- Sat, July 7
Flexi-Week.: Come for the day or for a period of days.
  • Rev Gail & Chris Doktor will be deans of family camp.
  • Our youth can come for one day or an overnight!
  • Registration available here:
  • Scholarships such as Bushee-Thorne (for which applications already being considered as of April) can be applied to this camp.
  • Additional camp weeks are also available with focus on different skills such as archery, rock clibing, etc. Full schedule available here.
EASTERN REGIONAL YOUTH EVENT
July 19-22, 2018 

California University of PA, California, Pennsylvania
(grades 7 through 12 )
  • Join us as we worship, play, pray, learn, serve, sing and dream at the 2018 Eastern Regional Youth Event.
  • Stay up-to-date on event details through the event website or contact Ann Desrochers.
  • Scholarships from Bushee-Thorne (applications already being considered as of April) can be applied to this experience.

Sampling of the workshops that will be offered at ERYE.  Each participant will be able to attend 3 workshops. (Workshop list subject to change.)

  • Authentic Faith: The Wisdom of Not Knowing All the Answers
  • Becoming a Transgender AllyBuilding a Team – Playing a Game
  • Disabled God, Queer God: Understanding the Divine Through Identity
  • Disabled in Church: Struggles and Triumphs
  • Earth Avengers: Superheroes for the Planet
  • From Barbie to Wonder Woman!
  • How An Orphan In Mexico Inspired Thousands – And How He Can Inspire You.
  • How Can I Help My Community Prepare For And Respond To A Disaster?
  • Identity Bowling: Intersectionality through Music
  • Our Gender & Sexuality: Confusions and Questions and Wonder
  • Praying with Color, Clay, Beads and Ribbons
  • Praying with the Body
  • Sacred DanceStorytelling for Social Change
  • The Conflict Skills That Nobody Got (but everybody needs)This Is Really Happening
  • Tie-Dyed Faith: Revealing Your God-Colors
  • Walking the Labyrinth to Rejuvenate Your Spirit
  • Watershed Management

Hope on the Slope: Cancer Fundraiser

Ski Event
Saturday, February 12
Cranmore Mountain
40th Anniversary of the Race to Beat Cancer
Our Mission Committee will sponsor members and friends to be on the Jackson Community Church Team with a donation of $25 per person. Contact Meg Phillips if you have any questions.

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