THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town

TUE, May 7 – SUN, May 12

TUE, May 7

  • WAY STATION LEADERSHIP MTG
    11am • Way Station / Nativity Lutheran Church, No Conway
    Planning meeting for next steps to prep for opening of facility.
  • CLERGY GROUP
    12:30pm • Center Conway
    Clergy group gathers for lunch and colleagial work. Rev Gail attends.
  • DAISY SCOUTS
    2:45-4:30pm • Parish House, Jackson Community Church

WED, May 8

  • PASTOR’S HOURS
    7-8am • J-Town Deli
    Come for caffeine, good food, and conversation.
  • Community Event: BREWING in NH
    8:30pm • Jackson Public Library
    Glenn Knoblock explores the fascinating history of New Hampshire’s beer and ale brewing industry from Colonial days, when it was home- and tavern-based, to today’s modern breweries and brew pubs. More info.

THURS, May 9

  • 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 – SMARTPHONE CITIZEN SCIENCE in the MOUNTAINS
    Noon • Nature Learning Center, Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany
    Do you take photos with your phone when out on the trails? Turn your mobile device into a reporting tool with iNaturalist and join other citizen scientists by documenting the flowering plants you observe on your next hike. By participating you can contribute to AMC’s Mountain Watch study. Join AMC staff science, Georgia Murray and Annie Evankow to learn more about the program, the results and how you can participate.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church
  • Community Event: CROWS and their WINTER ROOSTS
    7pm • Nature Learning Center, Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany
    Crows are intelligent and adaptable birds. Dana and Bob Fox will share what they have learned about 25,000 wintering crows over two years through detailed observation and much reading.  They will share what crows do, don’t do and how they change their minds.

FRI, May 10

  • PASTORAL HOURS
    9:30-11:30am • Second Floor, Church
    Come by to visit with Rev Gail or call to make a separate date: 978.273.0308.

SAT, May 11

  • CHURCH SPRING CLEAN UP DAY
    9am-Noon • Jackson Community Church
    Wear work clothes, close-toed shoes or boots, bring work gloves, buckets, rakes, brooms, rags. Plan to work indoors or outdoors to clean up the grounds and interior of the church.
  • Community Event: BIRDING at BROWNFIELD BOG (Tin Mountain Conservation Center program)
    7-10am • Meet at G&S Store in Brownfield, Maine
    Join birders of all levels on this weekly bird walk through the bog and view the rich diversity of bird life that makes it way north to rest or nest. Bring binoculars (or borrow ours), rubber boots, and a snack. Our final week will be via canoe!

SUN, May 12

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazebo by Jackson Historical Society
  • YOUTH & FAMILY
    Come dressed for outdoor games or hike. RSVP Rev Gail if you plan to attend.
  • MOTHER’s DAY WORSHIP
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Organ/piano by Alan Labrie
    * Worship leadership by Rev Gail Doktor
    * Message by Tish Hanlon

Church service projects & community causes seeking volunteers

Highlights: spring cleaning at church, cutting party for Pease Greeters Christmas stockings, plant sale to address teen homelessness, estate sale to benefit for church, plus help Valley Pride road clean up, women build with Habitat for Humanity and learn more about volunteering for Starting Point. Some RSVPs requested for planning purposes.

FRI, April 27

  • OUTDOOR CLEANUP
    3-5pm • Outdoors at Jackson Community Church. Come prepared to work outside. Wear old clothes, sensible shoes, and bring work gloves. If possible, bring rakes or brooms. We’ll remove sand and leaves from driveway, lawn, and playground, and generally doing a first pass at cleaning up outside. Park across the street if possible; we’re cleaning up the parking lot.

SAT, April 28

  • SPRING CLEANUP DAY
    (mostly indoors due to rainy weather forecast)

    9am-Noon. Come prepared to work inside or outside, depending on your preference. Rain is expected, so we anticipate most projects will be indoors. We’re organizing closets, cleaning windows and hard-to-reach areas, touching up spots inside and outside the church, changing lightbulbs, and sprucing up the church grounds. Wear old clothes, sensible shoes, and bring work gloves. If possible, bring sponges, rags, buckets, rakes or brooms. RSVP to Rev Gail if able to help.

WED, May 9

  • CUTTING PARTY for PEASE GREETERS CHRISTMAS STOCKING PROJECT
    10-Noon • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church
    Mission Committee is holding a Cutting Party to prepare the materials for veterans’ Christmas Stockings after Laurie McAleer’s 9am Tune Up fitness class. Bring sharp scissors and common pins if you have them. Expect to cut out 60 stockings.  Once completed (they’re taken home to be assembled by the organizers), these stockings go to the Pease Greeters group and are distributed to incoming and outgoing military personnel at Pease Air Force Base.

FRI, MAY 25

SAT, MAY 26

  • PLANT SALE • Outside Jackson Grammar School
    7:30-9am Set up tables and plants for sale outside Jackson Grammar School (near library book sale at Whitney Community Center)
    9am-Noon • Plant Sale.
    Money earned from the plant sale will go to the emerging Homeless Teen Initiative c/o North Country Cares (also the umbrella organization for the Revolving Closet).
  • ESTATE SALE
    7-8am • Set up
    8am-2pm • Jackson Community Church

    The church “estate sale” will take place the same day as the plant sale, outsie of weather permits, indoors if necessary. Donated items (household goods, sports equipment, collectibles, kitchen items, tools) will be sold to benefit the church building and operations. RSVP to Rev Gail if able to help.

Community Causes

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This Week @ JCC: Mon, April 23 – Sun, April 29

 MON, April 23

  • Community Event:
    EMERGENCY SHELTER MEETING

    6:30pm • Ministry Center of Lutheran Church of the Nativity, North Conway. Startup meeting for a group that would etch out one corner of the larger homelessness problem and focus on an emergency shelter  that would operate periodically as the situation requires. If interested in attending as a liaison from JCC, please RSVP to Rev Gail.

WED, April 25

  • PASTOR’S HOURS
    7-9am • J-Town Deli
  • TUNE UP (Fitness) with Laurie McAleer
    9am • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church
    Free. Men and women join fitness trainer Laurie McAleer for a gentle, introductory fitness class for beginners. Wear comfortable clothing, sensible shoes, and bring a bottle of water. Also bring a ski pole and a small ball and hand weights. Customized to each person’s abilities.
  • WOMEN’S GROUP HIGH TEA
    12:30pm • Yankee Clipper Tea House, Bridgton, ME. Annual outing of women’s group to have high  tea. Go early or stay later to shop or visit antique stores. Share rides. Allow an hour if traveling separately; please arrive promptly. Everyone welcome, including friends. Please RSVP to Linda Hastings to reserve a spot since we have a group reservation.

THURS, April 26

  • INTRODUCTORY YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church. 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. Scholarships available. This session runs through April 19.
  • YOGA & MEDITATION with Charlotte Doucette
    3:30pm • Parish Hall. $10/pp fee. (Scholarships available)
  • AA
    6-7pm • Church Library

FRI, April 27

SAT, April 28

  • SPRING CLEANUP DAY
    9am-Noon. Come prepared to work inside or outside, depending on your preference. We’re organizing closets, cleaning windows and hard-to-reach areas, touching up spots inside and outside the church, changing lightbulbs, and sprucing up the church grounds. Wear old clothes, sensible shoes, and bring work gloves. If possible, bring sponges, rags, buckets, rakes or brooms.

SUN, April 29

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazebo. Bring your hot beverages. Dress warmly. Gather for readings and spiritual conversation.
  • CHOIR REHEARSAL 
    9am •  Jackson Community Church.
    Drop-in choir. Join us to practice and sing during the service.
  • WORSHIP SERVICE
    10:30am •  Jackson Community Church.
    Sermon: Vine & Fruit
    Sunday School will be available.
  • CYRANO De BERGERAC FILM & DISCUSSION
    3-6pm • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church
    Join us for a showing of the film “Cyrano de Bergerac” at the Jackson Community Church. Following the film there will be commentary and discussion led by Anthony DeLuca, who holds a PhD in history from Stanford.

MONDAY, April 30

  • DEACONS MEETING
    4pm • JCC Council Room (library), Second Floor
    Meeting of deacons to plan worship and community support issues.

This Week at JCC: Wed, April 18 – Sun, April 22

 Pastoral Vacation Schedule: Rev Gail returns to NH on Wed, April 18 after visiting her family in Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

WED, April 18

  • TUNE UP (Fitness) with Laurie McAleer
    9am • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church
    Free. Men and women join fitness trainer Laurie McAleer for a gentle, introductory fitness class for beginners. Wear comfortable clothing, sensible shoes, and bring a bottle of water. Also bring a ski pole and a small ball and hand weights. Customized to each person’s abilities.
  • COUNCIL MEETING
    7pm • JCC Library.
THURS, April 19
  • INTRODUCTORY YOG with Anjali Rose
    9am • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church. 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. Scholarships available. This session runs through April 26.
  • YOGA & MEDITATION with Charlotte Doucette
    3:30pm • Parish Hall. $10/pp fee. (Scholarships available)
  • AA
    6-7pm • Church Library

SUN, April 22

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazebo. Bring your hot beverages. Dress warmly. Gather for readings and spiritual conversation.
  • CHOIR REHEARSAL 
    9am •  Jackson Community Church.
    Drop-in choir. Join us to practice and sing during the service.
  • WORSHIP SERVICE: Earth Day
    10:30am •  Jackson Community Church.
    Sermon: A Sense of Place.
    Presentation by Lauren Orsini about Starting Point. Guest musicians: Pianist Minnie Brown and choir director Jen Ouellette.
  • EARTH DAY WALK
    1pm •  Jackson Community Church.
    Inter-generational outdoor hike. Bring proper equipment; route to be announced. Allow 2-3 hours for this activity. Please RSVP to Rev Gail if interested!
  • Community Event:
    FUNERGY Earth Day Activities
    10am-1pm • North Conway Community Center, North Conway, NH

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  • Women’s Group High Tea
    12:30pm • Wed, April 25

    Yankee Clipper Tea House
    Bridgton, ME

    Annual outing of women’s group to have high tea. Go early or stay later to shop or visit antique stores. Share rides.  Allow an hour if traveling separately; please arrive promptly.
    Everyone welcome, including friends. Please RSVP to Linda Hastings to reserve a spot since we have a group reservation.
    Yankee Clipper has a varied menu with something for everyone. Although there are many kinds of tea to choose from, they also have coffee, wine and lavender lemonade.

    Cyrano de Bergerac
    Film & Discussion
    Sun, April 29, 3-6pm

Join us for a showing of the film “Cyrano de Bergerac” at the Jackson Community Church. This event has been generously and enthusiastically supported by The Friends of the Whitney Community Center in Jackson and the Jackson Community Church. Visitors to the valley and everyone who lives in the Mount Washington Valley are cordially invited to attend. Refreshments will be available.

Following the film there will be commentary and discussion led by Anthony DeLuca, who holds a PhD in history from Stanford.  He has given numerous guest lectures and public lectures on European history, politics and culture and has published  books, articles, essays and reviews on these topics.

 

Spring Cleaning & Work Day
Saturday, April 28
9am-Noon

Come prepared to work inside or outside, depending on your preference. We’re organizing closets, cleaning windows and hard-to-reach areas, touching up spots inside and outside the church, changing lightbulbs, and sprucing up the church grounds. Wear old clothes, sensible shoes, and bring work gloves. We’ll add more info about any tools or equipment you should bring from home, such as buckets or rakes or brooms.

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