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.

VOLUNTEER: Community Service Opportunities

VALLEY LITTER CLEAN UP DAY
Sat, May 4

  • 8:30-10am • Register at Whitney Community Center (or other locally designated sites) for trash bags, gloves and road assignments
  • 10am • Clean up
  • 2pm • Celebration at Hampton Inn, North Conway; Food music, prizes, water park and more! Ben 7 Jerry’s, Flatbread Pizza, Home Depot Play Station, Educational and Information centers. 
  • More info: Facebook.

WOMEN BUILD
Habitat for Humanity
Sat, May 11

  • Mt. Washington Valley Habitat for Humanity’s event is located in 3 Sokokis Pines, Tamworth, NH. 

CHURCH SPRING CLEAN-UP
Jackson Community Church
Sat, May 11

  • 9am – Noon
  • Come for orientation to facility, submission of background checks
  • Come with gloves and buckets, and old clothes, to help clean up grounds and exterior of church.
  • Spring cleaning!

WAY STATION VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Way Station, Nativity Lutheran Campus
Sun, May 19

  • 2-5pm
  • Come for orientation to facility, submission of background checks
  • Curriculum by United Way’s preparedness officer Jeff Jones and NH Listens

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 and Around Town WED, Jan 16 – SUN, Jan 20

Note: PASTORAL CARE will be available from Gerry Tilton this week during Rev Gail Pomeroy Doktor’s absence due to a family medical emergency. Gerry Tilton can be reached by email (forestgt22@aol.com) or by phone 603.236.6657. She lives in nearby Bartlett and serves on the pastoral staff of First Congregational Church in North Conway, NH.

WED, Jan 16

  • 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.
  • DE-GREENING of CHURCH
    10:30am-Noon • Church Sanctuary
    Christmas decorations will be taken down. This may take more than one day to accomplish, but volunteers would be welcome to come help.

THURS, Jan 17

  • 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: STORY TIME
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church.

FRI, Jan 18

  • 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: BEFORE THERE WERE MIRRORS Concert
    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).  

SAT, Jan 19

  • Community Event: WEATHERIZING MT WASHINGTON VALLEY
    9:30am • Tin Mountain Conservation Center
    • Check your eligibility for matching funds from your utility company (up to $4,000!) at NHSaves.com 
    • Sign up for a $100 audit with one of 3 contractors by March 15th
      • sign up for an audit at the event OR
      • Use the contact information provided on Tin Mountain’s website to sign up after the kick-off event
    • Decide on any necessary work with the auditor. Sign up by May 31st for a chance to win a great raffle prize!
  • Martin Luther King Day of Service: PAINTING the WAY STATION!
    9am – 4pm • Admin Building of Nativity Lutheran Church
    Meet and work at the Jackson 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.
  • Martin Luther King Weekend Activity: PEOPLE’S MARCH
    Theme: Improve Our World!
    1-3pm • Gathering starts at covered bridge. Walk to Jackson Grammar School.

SUN,  Jan 20

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING @ OLD LIBRARY
    8am • Old Library. Hot beverages available. Come for poetry, literature, conversation and prayer.
  • CHOIR PRACTICE
    As long as weather permits Ellen Schwindt’s travel, choir practice will take place.
  • WORSHIP 
    10:30am •  Jackson Community Church.
    • Message: Gerry Tilton
    • Accompanist: Alan Labrie
    • Choir director: Ellen Schwindt
  • Martin Luther King Weekend
    COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
    7-9 pm • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Eastern Slopes, Tamworth, NH Our 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 considering the 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.