This Week at Jackson Community Church
Highlights: Wed 5/15 fitness & council meeting, Thurs 5/16 yoga, Fri 5/18 faith & fun pizza and games night, Sun 5/20 worship with guest preacher Robert Azzi and potluck lunch with Pojen Lee, Tue 5/22 women’s group and wisdom study group
TUE, May 15
- Community Event:
Field Trip to Explore Day Centers: Vermont
Team from Carroll County Coalition; members and ministers from 3 local churches (Nativity Lutheran, Christ Episcopal, and Jackson Community Church) investigating successful models for day resource centers that support vulnerable teen and adult populations.
- Interfaith Note: Ramadan begins today. Learn more about Ramadan from Muslim practitioners on HuffingtonPost and for a respectful evangelical Christian overview of Ramadan and how it intersects with Christian beliefs, try this site. You can also view a PBS interview with one couple about their experience of Ramadan in America.
WED, May 16
- 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. Men and women both welcome to come try this class. Laurie will lead a fitness class that can be customized to each person’s abilities, and help improve overall wellbeing, as well as focusing on body areas. that may need additional support and care.
- Added: COUNCIL MEETING
7pm • Church Library, Jackson Community Church
Discussion of church business.
THURS, May 17
- 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 matt and a cushion/blanket if you have them. $10/class for 6 weeks. Scholarships available.
- YOGA & MEDITATION with Charlotte Doucette
3:30pm • Parish Hall. $10/pp fee. (Scholarships available)
6:30-7:30pm • Church Library
FRI, May 18
- FAMILY FUN & FAITH NIGHT
5:30-7:30pm • Parish Hall
Come for pizza, games, and a chance to decorate the Habitat for Humanity stud. Please RSVP to Rev Gail Doktor
SUN, May 20: PENTECOST
- INTERFAITH GATHERING
8am • Gazebo. Bring your hot beverages. Dress warmly. Gather for readings and spiritual conversation.
- CHOIR REHEARSAL
9am • Jackson Community Church.
Drop-in choir. Join us to practice and sing during the service.
- WORSHIP SERVICE
10:30am • Jackson Community Church.
Sermon: ‘Pentecost & Ramadan: Feast, Fast & Pray’
Guest preacher: Robert Azzi
Accompanist & choir director: Alan Labrie
Visit from Rev Pojen Lee. Wear red for Pentecost.
- POTLUCK LUNCH with Robert Azzi & Rev Pojen Lee
11:45am • Parish Hall
Please bring a potluck lunch item to share with everyone. Have lunch with our own Rev Pojen Lee and guest preacher Robert Azzi. Please avoid pork (bacon, ham, etc) menu items, since our guest preacher will be observing his fast for Ramadan. Also: Decorate a Habitat for Humanity stud to be used in Madison, NH home.
- Community Event:
CONVERSATION with Robert Azzi
3pm • First Church of Christ, UCC, No Conway, NH
- Community Event:
ASK a MUSLIM ANYTHING with Robert Azzi
7pm • Jackson Public Library, Jackson, NH
Save the date: TUE, May 22
- WOMEN’S GATHERING
10am • Irene Sullivan’s home.
Please note the changed day to accommodate the exercise class held on Wednesdays at 9:00. All welcome; food will be provided.
- WISDOM STUDY GROUP
4pm • Jackson Community Church
Books available at Jackson Public Library. Reading and conversation on WISDOM with texts from Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O’Donohue, Becoming Wise by Krista Tippett, Wisdom Jesus by Cynthia Bourgeault, No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life by Thich Nhat Hanh. Books available through Jackson Public Library – anyone may check out books as part of the JCC Book Group (library card not necessary). Group meets 3 weeks on Tuesdays: May 22, May 29, June 5.