THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town MON, April 22 – SUN, April 28

Highlights @ JCC: Tue – Harp & Study Group: Tutu’s Book of Forgiving, Wed – Women’s Group, Thurs – Yoga & AA, Fri – Pastor’s Hours,  Sun – Interfaith Gathering (Gazebo) & Sunday Worship  & Emmaus Outdoor Hike. Around Town: Wed – Passover Meal, Thurs – Heather Pierson Jazz Trio (Whitney), Sat – Birding (Brownfield Bog) & Marquetry (Tin Mountain Conservation) & Drug Take-Back plus NARCAN Training (Jackson Grammar School), Sun – Funergy Festival (Schouller Park, No Conway). Plus upcoming volunteer opportunities and children & youth programs with JCC.

MON, April 22 – FRI, April 26: School Vacation Week
MON, April 22

  • WAY STATION LEADERSHIP MTG
    6:30pm • Nativity Lutheran / Way Station campus
    Meeting to plan next steps for training of volunteers and opening of facility.

TUE, April 23

  • CLERGY LUNCH
    12:30pm • Center Conway, NH
    Clergy of the Eastern Slop gather to prepare Good Friday service. Rev Gail attends.
  • HARP LESSONS
    Afternoon • Parish House, Jackson Community Church
    Students of Dominique Dodge have harp lessons.
  • BOOK STUDY – The Book of Forgiving by Desmond & Mpho Tutu
    4pm • 2nd Floor, Jackson Community Church
    Meet to discuss first few chapters of the book. Or come for an introduction to the book. A few copies available at church.

WED, April 24

  • WOMEN’s GATHERING
    10am • Jackson Community Church
    Friends and members of the church gather for socializing and cooking lessons with Sue Carrigan.
  • ANNUAL PASSOVER SEDER hosted by Mt Washington Valley Chavurah
    5:30pm • North Conway Country Club
    Community passover meal. RSVPs were required. Rev Gail attends.

THURS, April 25

  • 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: HEATHER PIERSON JAZZ TRIO
    7-8:30pm • Whitney Community Center
    $10/person and $20/family at the door
    The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio is: Heather Pierson (piano, vocals), Shawn Nadeau (bass) and Craig Bryan (drums). Based in New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley, Heather is a pianist, singer/songwriter, and performer known for her bell tone vocals and self-taught, equal parts New Orleans-Oscar-Brubeck jazz piano leanings.  The trio performs a rich variety of Heather’s originals, jazz and blues standards, and unique reworkings of familiar American music. 
  • Community Event: SPRING JAZZ WORKSHOPS (Mountain Top Music Program)
    7-8:30pm • Denmark ME Arts Center
    Get a jazz fix at Denmark (Maine) Arts Center with a spring Jazz History Workshop Series taught by Mike Sakash, Justin Ramos and Bruce Berquist. Sessions will focus on the role of specific instruments in jazz, the influences of classical music on jazz forms, and more. Sessions continue on 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, and 5/30. Drop-in class fee is $15, or sign up for all six sessions for $75.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church. 

FRI, April 26

  • PASTOR’S HOURS
    7-9am • J-Town Deli
    Come for caffeine, good food, and conversation.
  • PASTORAL MEETINGS
    10am • Off site
    Rev Gail holds pastoral meetings off-site.

SAT, April 27

  • Community Event: BIRDING in BROWNFIELD BOG with Tin Mountain Conservation Center
    7-10am •  Meet at G&S Store in Brownfield
    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.
  • Community Event: NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY & NARCAN TRAINING
    9am -1pm • Jackson Grammar School
    Come by for safe disposal of expired or unused medications in communities all across our nation. Jackson Police Department.
    Car trouble?  Out of gas?  The police will come by to pick up the medicine at your home if needed!  Just call 603-383-9292 and let them know where you are in Jackson. 
  • Community Event: NARCAN EDUCATION & TRAINING
    10am -11:30am • Jackson Grammar School
    NARCAN is a lifesaving drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  The education portion takes minutes, the NARCAN is free and it could save a life!
  • Community Event: MARQUETRY with artist Craig Altobello
    1-3pm • Tin Mountain Conservation Center
    Marquetry is the art of assembling thin slices of wood to form an image. Current artist on display, Craig Altobello, will walk us through the process of turning logs into works of art from cutting his own veneers to the beeswax finish.

SUN, April 28

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazeboby Jackson Historical Society
  • CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAM
    9am • Jackson Community Church
    Come for games and faith formation
  • SUNDAY WORSHIP 
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Organ/piano by Alan Labrie
    * Worship leadership by Rev Gail Doktor
    * Special music by Roberts family
  • ROAD-to-EMMAUS HIKE
    1-3pm • Hike on local trail to celebrate the walk to Emmaus. Family friendly. Meet at church parking lot, come in hiking boots and layers, bring water for yourself and healthy snack to share. Weather dependent.
  • Community Event: FUNERGY FESTIVAL
    10am- 2pm • Schouler Park, North Conway
    Join Tin Mountain and many other organizations at the 9th Annual Earth Day Funergy Festival. Participate in educational and energy related activities, peruse environmentally friendly goods and services, and learn about sustainability initiatives in the Mount Washington Valley.