THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town: May 14-19

Highlights @ JCC: Tue – Pease Stocking Cutting Party & Daisy Scouts, Wed – Council Mtg, Thurs – Yoga, AA, Fri – Pastor’s Hours & Wedding Rehearsal, Sat – Wedding, Sun – Youth & Family Program & Choir Rehearsal & Worship & Way Station Volunteer Training. Around Town: Tue – Book Group (Library), Wed – Monitoring Reptiles (Tin Mtn), Thurs – Age-Friendly Community Task Force (Gibson Ctr) & Storytime for Toddlers (Library), Sat – Birding (Brownfield Bog) & Spring Celebration (Tin Mtn) & Boxcar Lilies Concert (Mountain Top Music – Hales Location pvt home), Sun – Way Station Volunteer Training (Nativity Lutheran campus)

TUE, May 14

  • PEASE GREETERS STOCKING PROJECT
    9:30am • Jackson Community Church
    Cutting party. Bring sharp sewing or craft scissors if you have them and join the Missions team to cut pieces for the Christmas Stocking project. Our church makes the stockings filled for returning military service personnel at Pease Air Force Base.
  • UCC Event: NORTH COUNTRY ASSOCIATION CLERGY LUNCH & COMMITTEE on MINISTRY MTG
    11:30am • J’s Restaurant @ Gorham, NH
    1pm • Congregational Church, Gorham, NH
  • CLERGY GROUP
    12:30pm • No Conway
    Clergy group gathers for lunch and colleagial work.
  • DAISY SCOUTS
    2:45-4:30pm • Parish House, Jackson Community Church
  • Community Event: LIBRARY BOOK GROUP
    4:30pm • Jackson Public Library
    The monthly Adult Book Group discusses Station Eleven.

WED, May 15

  • COUNCIL MEETING
    7-8:30pm • Church Library, 2nd Floor
    Church staff, officers and team representatives meet to review budget and make administrative decisions to support mission and operations of church. Meeting is open to the public.
  • Community Event: MONITORING REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS in NH
    7pm • Nature Learning Center, Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany
    Come learn about the state’s herptile population and the NH Reptile and Amphibian Reporting Program (RAARP). Melissa Doperalski of NH Fish & Game will present on how the program works and how you can help contribute. More info.

THURS, May 16

  • Community Event: AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY TASK FORCE UPDATE
    9-11am • Gibson Senior Center, No Conway
    Meeting for next steps re implementation of recommended projects developed by Steering Committee.
  • 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: STORYTIME for TODDLERS
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church

FRI, May 17

  • PASTOR’S DROP-IN HOURS @ JTOWN
    7-9am • JTown Deli, Jackson
    Come by to visit with Rev Gail or text/call to make a separate date: 978.273.0308.
  • 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.
  • Private Event: WEDDING REHEARSAL
    4-6pm • Jackson Community Church

SAT, May 18

  • Private Event: WEDDING
    1pm • Jackson Community Church
    Rev Gail officiates.
  • 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!
  • Community Event: FAMILY SPRING CELEBRATION
    10am-Noon • Nature Learning Center, Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany
    Come celebrate the return of warm weather, new growth, and mud! Join us for a morning of insect and amphibian exploration, nature walks, crafts and stories. Our spring family celebration is open to all, but geared toward families with children 5 and under. More info.
  • Community Event: BOXCAR LILIES HOME CONCERT (Mountain Top Music event)
    7:30pm • Hales Location Private Home
    Mountain Top Music presents a bluegrass and country charm with spine-tingling harmony and exceptional songwriting. At a gorgeous home at the very top of Hales Location. Directions will be emailed the Thursday before the concert. ($35/person). Link for tickets and more info.

SUN, May 19

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazeboby Jackson Historical Society
  • YOUTH & FAMILY 
    Come dressed for outdoor games or hike. RSVP Rev Gail if you plan to attend.
  • CHOIR REHEARSAL
    Ellen Schwindt will work with choir for same-day performance.
  • WORSHIP 
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Organ/piano by Alan Labrie
    * Worship leadership & message by Rev Gail Doktor
    * Choir with Ellen Schwindt
  • Community Event: WAY STATION VOLUNTEER TRAINING
    2-5pm • Way Station/15 Grove St, No Conway. Starts in Admin Building/Nativity Lutheran Campus.
    NH Listens facilitator from Carsey School of Public Policy, UNH, provides inetractive training to educate volunteers about issues facing homeless/housing-insecure guests. Rev Gail attends. RSVP if planning to attend this training.