THIS WEEK plus CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

with Jackson Community Church and Around Town
Mon, Dec 16 – Wed, Dec 25

MON, Dec 16

  • SCOUTS
    6pm • Jackson Community Church

TUE, Dec 17

  • CLERGY LUNCH 
    12:30pm • North Conway, NH
    Gathering of Mt Washington Valley clergy over lunch.
  • DEACONS
    4pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
    Deacons meet to review worship plans and community care plans.
  • Multi-Church Event: LIGHT of the WORLD – Study Group
    6:30pm • North Conway Community Center
    Bring your copy of Amy-Jill Levine’s Light of the World and your own study Bible. Facilitated by Revs Sue Davidson, Gail Doktor, Ruth Shaver.

WED, Dec 18

  • 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.
  • COUNCIL MEETING
    7pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
    Meeting of church officers, staff and team and committee leaders to make decisions re church governance and mission. Preparations for January’s annual meeting.

THURS, Dec 19

  • Community Service: WAY STATION
    9am & 5pm • 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Friends, members & staff of Jackson Community Church are among volunteers to staff these shifts.
  • YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • 1st Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church.
  • Community Event: PAJAMA STORYTIME
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
    Staff from the White Mountain Community Health Center will join us for a free giveaway of beautiful new PAJAMAs donated by Carter’s.  We hope you will join us for stories, songs, activities and new pajamas!
  • AA
    6:30pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
  • BLUE CHRISTMAS
    7pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
    Gathering with rituals for those living with grief & loss.

FRI, Dec 20

  • PASTOR’S J-TOWN HOURS
    7-9am • J-Town Deli
    Come by for hot beverages, conversation and good food. Or make a date to go for a walk or meet privately by texting/calling Rev Gail’s cell @ 978.273.0308.
  • PASTOR’S DROP-IN OFFICE HOURS
    9:30-11am • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
    Come by to talk. Or make a date to go for a walk or meet privately by texting/calling Rev Gail’s cell @ 978.273.0308.
  • Private Class: AVALANCHE CLASS
    9am-5pm • Jackson Community Church
    Class for back-country winter skiers and hikers to prepare for survival and response to avalanche conditions.
  • Community Event: FAMILY SOLSTICE (Longest Night) EVENT
    5-6:30pm – Jackson Public Library
    Includes guided night walks, bonfire, snacks, music, crafts, storytelling, and closing circle. Rain or shine. Organized by Tin Mountain Conservation Ctr, Jackson Library, Whitney Community Ctr, Jackson Grammar School & Jackson Community Church.

SAT, Dec 21

  • Community Event: MARY HOWE MEMORIAL
    2pm • Jackson Community Church
    All welcome to attend the public memorial service for Mary Howe, followed by a reception.
  • Community Event: CHRISTMAS SOLSTICE CONCERT
    7pm • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slope/UUFES (UU Church), 30 Tamworth Rd, Tamworth Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, excerpts from the Messiahthe Snowman by Blake, and more. Musicians: Chris Nourse, violin; Julia Howell, violin; Kate Vachon, flute; Amy Berrier, viola; Jenny Huang-Dale, cello. Free; donations accepted.

SUN, Dec 22

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation.
  • ADVENT WORKSHOP
    9:15am • Jackson Community Churc
  • SUNDAY WORSHIP – ADVENT 4: LOVE & ANGEL’s SONG
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Advent 4: Love Candlelighting
    * Message: Gail Doktor
    * Solo: Alyssa Lachappelle singing music
    * Instrumentalist: Alan Labrie

TUE, Dec 24: CHRISTMAS EVE

  • CAROLS & CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP
    5pm • Jackson Community Church
    Lighting of Advent candles, Christmas message, carol-singing, and candlelight service. Special music by harpist Dominique Dodge, soloist Becca Gottlieb, pianists Laurie Turley & Sue Titus Reid, Chris & Gia Osborne.
  • CAROLS & CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP
    10pm • Jackson Community Church
    Lighting of Advent candles, Christmas message, carol-singing, and candlelight service. Special music by soloist Bob Carper, flautist Jeanette Heidmann & organist/pianist Alan Labrie.

WED, Dec 25: CHRISTMAS DAY

  • STORY, PAJAMAS & BELLS CHRISTMAS MORNING SERVICE
    10:30am – Jackson Community Church
    Casual gathering in pajamas to tell a Christmas story with interactive roles for participants, plus carol-singing.

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town MON, Aug 12 – SUN, Aug 18

MON, Aug 12

  • Community Service: WAY STATION SHIFTS
    9am & 5pm • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers from JCC work “adult” and “family” shifts at Way Station. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.

TUE, Aug 13

  • NH Conference: ANNUAL MEETING PLANNING COMMITTEE CALLS
    9am – 1pm • Conference Call
    Rev Gail participates in planning of worship and programming for NH Conference’s annual meeting in October.
  • Community Event: NATURALIST LED HIKES in JACKSON – Historic Tin Mine
    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. Participants of all ages a welcome.  Program fee of $5/person or $20/family; members free.
  • Private: PASTORAL CARE SESSIONS
    1:30pm • Jackson Community Church
  • WAY STATION LEADERSHIP MEETING
    4:30pm • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
  • Community Event:  ADULT BOOK GROUP
    4:30pm • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Event: JACKSON FARMER’S MARKET 3:30 – 6:30 pm •  Thompson House Eatery/T.H.E., 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.
  • Multi-Church Event: INSPIRED – WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
    6:30pm • North Conway Community Center
    Come with your copy of the Inspired book and your own study Bible if you have one (we will bring extra Bibles for reference). Ministers Gail Doktor, Sue Davidson and Ruth Shaver will be facilitating these weekly gathering.

WED, Aug 14

  • PASTOR’s DROP-IN HOURS
    7-8:30am • 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
    9-11am • Second Floor, Jackson Community Church
    Make an apt with Rev Gail by calling her cell (978) 273.0308 or email.
  • 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 – Pond Full of Fun
    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. Programs are free and open to the public. Alpine program requires the purchase of a gondola ticket. More info.

THURS, Aug 15

  • 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 Service: WAY STATION HOURS
    9am & 5pm • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers from JCC work “adult hour” shifts at Way Station. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.
  • Community Event:  STORYTIME
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Event: ECOFORUM – SUMMER RESEARCH RECAP
    Noon • Nature Learning Center, Albany
    Join us for lunch and gain a deeper understanding of Tin Mountain’s current research initiatives.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church.

FRI, Aug 16

  • PASTOR’s DROP-IN HOURS
    7-8:30am • 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.

SAT, Aug 17

  • Private Event: WEDDING VOW CELEBRATION
    Rev Gail officiates at Murphy-Wiswell celebration.
  • Community Event: MT WASHINGTON BICYCLE HILLCLIMB – Tin Mountain Fundraiser
    More information about participating.

SUN, Aug 18

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING @ GAZEBO
    8am • Gazebo. Hot beverages available. Come for poetry, literature, conversation and prayer.
  • MEMBERSHIP Q&A
    9:15am • Jackson Community Church.
  • JAZZ WORSHIP
    with HEATHER PIERSON & FRIENDS
    plus GOODBYES to SAM & BETSEY HARDING and JUDY SHUMAN

    10:30am • Jackson Community Church.
    * Story: Rev Gail
    * Accompanist: Alan Labrie
    * Jazz Music: Heather Pierson & Friends
  • CHURCH & COMMUNITY BBQ (rain or shine)
    Noon • Jackson Community Church campus
    * Lunch at the church (rain or shine).
    * Chefs wanted! Contact church if you can wear an apron and wield BBQ tools!
  • Community Event: MAGIC of BENNY GOODMAN with Peter & Will Anderson Trio (Mountain Top Music Program)
    4pm • Private Home in Glen
    $35/per person.  More info and tickets.

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.

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

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town

TUE, April 30 – SUN, May 5

Highlights @ JCC: Tue – Daisy Scouts, Mission Team, Thurs – Yoga, AA, Fri – Pastor’s Hours, Family Fun Night, Sat – Church Volunteers at Valley Litter Pick-Up Day, Sun – Worship, Way Station Training Session. Around Town: Wed – Spring Warbler Program (Whitney), Thurs – Toddler Story Hour (library), Fri – First Friday Concert (Brown Church), Sat – Birding (Brownfield Bog) & Litter Pick Up Day (Whitney – starting point), Sun – Way Station Training Session.

TUE, April 30

  • WAY STATION LEADERSHIP MTG
    11am • Way Station / Nativity Lutheran Church, No Conway
  • DAISY SCOUTS
    2:45-4:30pm • Parish House, Jackson Community Church
    Daisy scouts have meeting
  • MISSION TEAM
    3:30pm • Whitney Library (2nd floor), Jackson Community Church
    Review of current projects and priorities.

WED, May 1

  • Community Event: IDENTIFYING SPRING WARBLERS
    7pm • Whitney Community Center, Jackson
    Lifelong birder Will Broussard will help us prepare for the upcoming warbler season with a review of the common and not-so-common warblers of the Mount Washington Valley. All aspects of identification will be examined including field marks, song, and habitat. You can put your refreshed (or newly acquired!) skills into practice with Tin Mountain’s weekly bird walks Thursday mornings leaving from the parking lot on Valley Cross Road in Jackson. All birding levels welcome for both programs.

THURS, May 2

  • 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 with TODDLERS
    10:30am • Jackson Library
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church. 

FRI, May 3

  • PASTOR’S HOURS
    7-9am • J-Town Deli
    Come for caffeine, good food, and conversation.
  • PASTORAL HOURS
    9:30-11:30am • Second Floor, Church
  • Community Event: FIRST FRIDAY with BENNETT & PERKINS (Mountain Top Music)
    Valley favorites guitar duo Kathy Bennett and Thom Perkins perform an eclectic blend of original music and their own arrangements.  While folk is a cornerstone influence for the pair, their music borrows from genres ranging from Americana, singer/songwriter, roots, bluegrass, blues and more.
  • FAMILY FUN NIGHT
    6-8pm • Parish House
    Games & pizza. RSVP if you plan to come!

SAT, May 4

  • 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!
  • VALLEY LITTER CLEAN UP DAY
    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.

SUN, May 5

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazeboby Jackson Historical Society
  • SUNDAY WORSHIP with COMMUNION
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Organ/piano by Alan Labrie
    * Worship leadership by Rev Gail Doktor
    * Special music by Osborne family
    * Sunday School during worship (RSVP if you will be attending Sunday School)
  • WAY STATION VOLUNTEER TRAINING
    2-3pm • 15 Grove St, No Conway, NH / Nativity Lutheran admin bldg. 
    Jeff Jones, United Way Carroll County Emergency Preparedness Officer will provide basic training about working with homeless/housing-insecure population along with some best practices and safety procedures.