This weekend (virtually) with JCC & Around Town: Mar 27-29

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

  • Community Event: BERNERHOF INN FREE BREAKFAST
    7-10am • Curbside @ Bernerhof Inn, 342 US Route 302, Glen, NH 03838
    Free blueberry pancake breakfast (take out) for families and seniors affected by COVID19 pandemic and economic setbacks.
  • Community Fundraiser: TIN MOUNTAIN’s FIRST SEASON ONLINE AUCTION
    Starts: 5pm, Sat, March 28 – Ends: 5pm, Sun, April 5
    Go to https://www.tinmountain.org/ and bbove the photo of crocuses in the snow, click on First Season ONLINE Auction

SUNDAY, March 29

What Else We’re Doing When You’re Not Looking

  • Changing the hopeful message board in front of the church
  • Sending out daily Lenten reflections by Facebook and posted to the website
  • Recording music as video & audio files with community performing artists to share in worship and spiritual settings. (Psssst: Would you share yourself playing your instrument or singing for us? We’d like to include you in worship over the next several weeks! Contact Rev Gail!)
  • Passing along donations of food and supplies from local businesses made to the church, which are then re-distributed through SAU9 (school district) for families needing additional support. Other donations have gone to individual Jackson and Bartlett families and more  meals have gone to people staying at Starting Point’s domestic violence shelter
  • Running modified shifts at the Way Station, supporting people living in tents, cars, couch-surfing or temp housing such as motels
  • Calling neighbors to check-in on each other and run errands for each other. If you need someone to pick up mail or groceries, or help you out, contact Rev Gail or make your need known through the Jackson Bridge (community listserv project of library to match helpers with those who have specific requestsand more info on our the library’s new Jackson Bridge webpage.)
  • Planning social programming (virtual gatherings for fun and enrichment) and worship with new technology, learning and adapting as we go!
  • Organizing (with other churches) valley-wide trivia tournament among faith communities!
  • Attending emergency management meetings (via Zoom) with ministry colleagues, healthcare providers and nonprofits who are collaborating to provide safety nets for residents of the valley
  • Implementing action plans to help vulnerable people

NOT SO TRIVIAL
Valley-wide Multi-church

TRIVIA TOURNAMENT
— also known as Interdenominational Trivia Rumble —
JCC’s Trivia Event: Tue, April 7
3pm via Zoom

https://zoom.us/j/2113197275.


The Clergy of the Eastern Slope (our valley’s ecumenical group of ministers and churches) is taking up the challenge of Nativity Lutheran to hold trivia tournaments within our own faith communities. Then we send our winning church team into a valley-wide interdenominational trivia ‘rumble’ (sorta like March Madness, without courts, sneakers, or basketballs).

This is all handled in virtual, remote settings, of course! Please contact Trivia Captain Fred Tompkins if you’d like to be on a team! Winners may receive … prizes that resemble coveted items like toilet paper!Proposed format via Zoom:

  • Divide people into teams and use the breakout room feature in Zoom (sounds hard, but its easy, the Zoom host organizes all of this).
  • For each question we will give one minute’s deliberation.
  • The teams come back together and one person from each team reports the answer. 
  • Zoom Info (please RSVP to Fred Tompkins in advance so we’re prepared for participants) — Participate via Zoom app on computer, pad or smart phone: https://zoom.us/j/2113197275. Or dial in 929.436.2866 with Meeting ID: 211 319 7275.

VIRTUAL WORSHIP
LIVE STREAMING via Facebook or Website (10:30am only):

ZOOM WORSHIP (8am & 10:30am):

  • 8am Zoom Interfaith Circle @ https://zoom.us/j/827449013
    (
    Option for audio-only from any touch-tone phone – dial: 929.436.2866, Meeting ID: 827 449 013, press #)
  • 10:30am Zoom Worship @ https://zoom.us/j/142985761
    (Option for audio-only from any touch-tone phone – dial: 929.436.2866, Meeting ID: 142 985 761, press #)

JACKSON / BARTLETT FOOD PANTRY REQUESTS

  • Hannafords / Grants gift cards (any denomination, indicate value on card or on envelop in which you donate it)
  • Otherwise: Continue to donate canned goods.
  • The Bartlett-Jackson Food Pantry, located at the Glen Baptist Church, will continue to operate with curbside pick-up on Saturdays from 10am-Noon until further notice.  Those needing food assistance outside of regular hours, please call Brenda at 603x383x9246.

Do you have any helpful resources you’ve been using online? If so, feel free to recommend them to share with others in upcoming email messages!

Spiritual Resources beyond JCC:

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town: June 25-30

TUE, June 25

WED, June 26

  • PEACE & EMPOWERMENT CAMP
    8:30am-12:30pm• JCC
    More info and registration.
  • Community Event: YELLOW LADY SLIPPERS FIELD TRIP
    7am – 4pm • Meet at Grants parking lot, Glen
    With north country naturalist Peter Benson, go to The Nature Conservancy’s Hurlbert Swamp in Stewartstown, NH.  Bring binoculars, boots, sturdy shoes, and a hearty lunch. Reservations requested; call 603-447-6991.
  • Community Event: JAZZ LECTURE SERIES
    5:15-6:30pm • Journey Church
    Mike Sakash explores the eventful year 1959, when some of the greatest jazz recordings were released. 8-week series. Drop-in or full summer session. $80 for all 8 weeks, or drop-in for $15/session.

THURS, June 27

  • PEACE & EMPOWERMENT CAMP
    8:30am-12:30pm• JCC
    More info and registration.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church

FRI, June 28

  • PEACE & EMPOWERMENT CAMP
    8:30am-12:30pm• JCC
    More info and registration.
  • Community Event: DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR
    9:30am / 10am • Conway Public Library
    9:30am for tickets. 10am for Story Hour.
    Attendance limited to parents with children. Come early as for limited same-day tickets. More info on Pride Week events.
  • Community Event: MEET the QUEENS
    2pm • Jackson Community Church
    Want to know more about Drag Queen Story Hour and why these entertainers choose to volunteer? Join us for an opportunity to meet the Queens, have your questions answered, and learn about the importance of programs that encourage diversity and acceptance in our community. Rev Gail moderates this discussion.  To submit a question, email: whitemountainspride@gmail.comMore info on Pride Week events.
  • Community Event: REV YOLANDA’S GOSPEL HOUR
    7pm • Christ Episcopal Church, North Conway
    The most fabulous Reverend Yolanda will lead us in a service of song. Reverend Yolanda is an interfaith minister whose “Old Time Gospel Hour” show has earned her numerous awards. Check out Rev Yolanda’s website here. Plus more info on Pride Week events.

SAT, June 29

  • Community Event: ART in BLOOM
    10am-4pm • Jackson Village locations
    Walking tour is at six venues: Jackson Public Library, RiverWood Inn, Whitney Community Center, Jackson Historical Society, the Old Library, and The Wentworth.
  • Community Event: WHITE MOUNTAINS PRIDE FESTIVAL
    10am-4pm • North Conway Community Center
    Free family-friendly day of fun, entertainment, games, food, and vendors. Starts with ribbon cutting and interfaith blessing with spiritual community leaders (including Rev Gail) and festival performer Reverend Yolanda. Bring a chair and enjoy the festivities all day! More info on Pride Week events.
  • Community Event: FLORAL DESIGN DEMO
    11:30am Whitney Community Center
    With Carrie Scribner, owner of Dutch Bloemen Winkel.

SUN, June 30

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazeboby Jackson Historical Society
  • Community Event: UUFES WORSHIP ASKING “HOW INCLUSIVE ARE WE?”
    10:00am • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of The Eastern Slopes/UUFES, 30 Tamworth Road, Tamworth. More info on Pride Week events.
  • WORSHIP with INDEPENDENCE DAY PEACE THEME
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Organ/piano by Alan Labrie
    * Worship leadership & message by Rev Gail
  • Community Event: FAREWELL to MURPHY FAMILY
    6pm • Jackson Grammar School Pavilion
    Come wish the Matt & Amanda Murphy family (with children Finn & Abbey) best wishes in their new adventures in Ohio! Bring your own beverage and a Summer snack to share.
  • Community Event: FIREWORKS 9:00 pm • Jackson Village Park
    Independence Day week fireworks; come early to get a good spot.

THIS WEEK: June 3-9

MON, June 3

  • CLERGY PEER GROUP
    9-10:30am • Conference call
  • PEACE & EMPOWERMENT CAMP PLANNING SESSION
    1pm • JCC, second floor.
    Organizing content for Peace & Empowerment camp.
  • Community Event: MEET YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS
    7pm • North Conway Community Center
    Get to your know state legislators!

TUE, June 4

  • CLERGY LUNCH
    12:30pm • Center Conway, NH
    CLergy of the Eastern Slope meet for lunch and peer work. Rev Gail attends.
  • PASTORAL CARE VISIT
    Afternoon • Maine Med, Portland, ME

WED, June 5

  • PASTORAL CARE VISITS
    Locations in MA, ME & NH.

THURS, June 6

  • Community Event: WAY STATION LEADERSHIP TEAM
  • 8:30am • Way Station (Nativity Lutheran campus)
    Review of next steps prior to June opening.
  • 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: STORY TIME for TODDLERS
    10am • Jackson Public Library
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church
  • Community Event: AFRO-SEMITIC MUSIC
    7-9pm • Barnstormers, 104 Main St., Tamworth
    The group explores both African, American, and Jewish liturgical and secular music interpreted in jazz. David Chevan leads this  ensemble, doing their residency in Tamworth, and they will culminate their experience with this performance. For more information, email Carly.
  • Community Event: M&D Playhouse’ THE SHADOW BOX
    7:30pm – Thursday – Saturday • M&D Playhouse
    More info and tickets.

FRI, June 7

  • PASTOR’S DROP-IN HOURS @ JTOWN
    8:30-10am • JTown Deli, Jackson
    Come by to visit with Rev Gail or text/call to make a separate date: 978.273.0308.
  • PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS
    9:30-11am • Find Rev Gail @ Church.
    Come by to visit with Rev Gail or text/call to make a separate date: 978.273.0308.
  • TRILLIUM SUMMIT SETUP
    11:15am • Whitney Community Center
    Setup for June 8th’s trillium summit event. More info or to register for this program.
  • Community Event: FIRST FRIDAY DENMARK ARTS CENTER SONGWRITING CIRCLE
    Noon • Brown Church, Conway Village
    This is a Mountain Top Music program.
  • Community Event: M&D Playhouse’ THE SHADOW BOX
    7:30pm – Thursday – Saturday • M&D Playhouse
    More info and tickets.

SAT, June 8

  • **MEN’s BREAKFAST** (updated location: Wentworth Hotel)
    7:30-9am • Wentworth Hotel
    Friends and members of church gather for breakfast and conversation.
  • 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.
  • Community Event: M&D Playhouse’ THE SHADOW BOX
    7:30pm – Thursday – Saturday • M&D Playhouse
    More info and tickets.

SUN, June 9

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazeboby Jackson Historical Society
  • WORSHIP – PENTECOST
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Organ/piano by Alan Labrie
    * Worship leadership & message by Rev Gail Doktor
    * Wear red!
  • Community Event: EARLY MUSIC & INSTRUMENTS with Ferré – Lang Trio
    4pm • Pvt Home, Jackson
    Featuring  Ferré-Lang Trio. Music for harpsichord, viola da gamba, violincello and contrabass. Directions emailed to reservation-holders prior to concert. ($35/person). More info.
  • Community Event: DA CAPO CONCERT
    4-5:30pm • Whitney Community Center. Directed by Mary Bastoni-Rebmann and John Waldie. Performing songs by Bob Seger, Van Morrison, Billie Holiday, Paul Williams and more! Suggested donation $10/pp.
  • Community Event: M&D Playhouse’ THE SHADOW BOX
    3:30pm – Sunday matinee • M&D Playhouse, North Conway
    More info and tickets.
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