This Week: June 26-July 1

This Week at Jackson Community Church
Highlights: Tue – Pastor’s Hours, Matter of Balance Class; Wed – Pastor’s J-Town Hours, Tune-Up Fitness Class, Groundwater Protection (Whitney); Thurs – Yoga, Children’s Hospital Program (Boston), AA; Fri – MIssion Team; Sun – Interfaith Gathering (gazebo), Worship with Independence Day Themes, BBQ for BAILEY FAMILY (Main St, Wildcat), Fireworks (Jackson park)

TUE, June 26

  • PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS
    9-11am • Church
  • UCC Event: New Hampshire Conference Annual Meeting Planning CONFERENCE CALLS
    11am • Worship Team (Rev Gail)
    1pm • Meeting Planning Team (Rev Gail)
  • MATTER of BALANCE by Memorial Hospital Staff

    9-11am • Parish House. For more information and to register for classes please contact: Heather Phillips. Phone: 603-356-5461, ext. 2187 or email. This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. Runs through August 14. You will learn to:
    • View falls as controllable
    • Set goals for increasing activity
    • Make changes to reduce fall risks at home
    • Exercise to increase strength and balance
    • Who should attend? Anyone concerned about falls. Anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength. Anyone who has fallen in the past. Anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns.

WED, June 27

  • PASTOR’S DROP-IN HOURS
    7-9am • JTown Deli. Come by for hot beverage and conversation with Rev Gail.
  • UCC Event: INTERFAITH PRAYER VIGIL for IMMIGRANT JUSTICE
    8:30-10am • Norris Cotton Federal Building, 275 Chestnut Street, Manchester. This is the location of the ICE offices for our state. Future vigils at same time and location: Tuesdays – July 3 & July 17. From: NH Council of Churches.
  • TUNE UP Fitness with Laurie McAleer

    9am • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church. Free. Men and women join fitness trainer Laurie McAleer for a gentle, introductory fitness class for beginners. Wear comfortable clothing, sensible shoes, and bring a bottle of water. Also bring a ski pole and a small ball and hand weights.
  • GROUNDWATER PROTECTION in JACKSON
    7pm • Whitney Community Center. Anne Pillion and William Abbott of the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust will present information about how Jackson could be proactive about groundwater protection opportunities. What are the threats and risks to our aquifers? What can the town do to ensure that our groundwater areas will not be adversely affected? What can homeowners and business owners do to protect their water sources and the outflow from residences and businesses? Where are the gaps between the protections we want and those that we currently have? Also available at the meeting will information about other water-related matters: flooding, storm water management, and drinking water testing and safety. This public information meeting is presented by the Jackson Planning Board.
THURS, June 28
  • INTRODUCTORY YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church. Join instructor Anjali Rose for a gentle, introductory yoga class. Wear stretchy fitness clothing, bring a mat and a cushion/blanket if you have them. $10/class for 6 weeks. Scholarships available.
  • CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BOSTON ‘ZOO DAY’

    11am – 3pm • 6th Floor Oncology Unit/Transplant Unit
    Rev Gail brings youth volunteers to Children’s Hospital Boston along with Sarah Doktor to host a pediatric & family program organized by the Doktor’s nonprofit foundation Bright Happy Power.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church Council Room

FRI, June 29

  • MISSION TEAM
    10am • Meeting to review mission priorities and projects. Friends and members welcome if interested.

SUN, July 1

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazebo. Bring your hot beverages. Dress warmly. Gather for readings and spiritual conversation.
  • WORSHIP SERVICE
    with Independence Day Themes

    10:30am •  Jackson Community Church.
    Story: Homeland
    Accompanist: Minnie Brown
    Special Music: Bob Carper (solo) & Jeanette Heidmann (flute)
  • Community Event: BBQ FUNDRAISER for BAILEY FAMILY. 2-9pm • Main Street in front of the Wildcat Inn & Tavern. Please join the Jackson Fire department leading up to the Jackson fireworks from 2 pm till 9 pm for a BBQ. All proceeds will benefit the Bailey family and Camden’s fight against cancer.
  • Community Event: FIREWORKS
    9pm • Jackson Village Park, Jackson, NH
  • UCC Event:
    HORTON CENTER FAMILY CAMP

    July 1-8 • Rev Gail & Chris Doktor spend Independence Week on Pine Mountain, serving as deans of Horton Center’s family camp. Families of any configuration can still register to spend a flexible period of days on the mountain: games, hikes, climbing, archery, arts & crafts, and other activities plus spiritual retreat.  Information and registration.