THIS WEEK with Jackson Community Church and Around Town Sun, Jan 26 – Sun, Feb 2

HIGHLIGHTS: Sun, 1/26 – White Mountain 30k Classic (JXC), Jacquie Jones Memorial (Shannon Door). Tue, 1/28 – Crafternoon (Library), Bingo for a Cause – Habitat for Humanity (Red Parka), Multi-church Bible Study Group (No Conway Comm Ctr). Wed, 1/29 – Womens Gathering (JCC), Point in Time Homeless Survey (volunteer opportunity – Way Station). Thurs, 1/30 – Environmental Book Group (Tin Mtn), Craft-up (Library). Fri, 1/31 – Sliders & Gliders (JXC). Fri, 1/31-Sun, 2/2 – Ipswich Youth Group Service & Ski Retreat with JCC youth participating.


SUN, Jan 26

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation.
  • Community Event: FREEMAN FROST WHITE MOUNTAIN 30K XC CLASSIC
    7-9:25am – Bib Pickup / 9:30am – Race • Jackson XC Ski Touring Center
    To participate or volunteer: link for registration and info. Rev Gail provides blessing prior to start of race.
  • POPUP CHOIR
    10:10am • Jackson Community Church
    Come to learn this Sunday’s selected hymns and help lead the congregation in song.
  • SUNDAY WORSHIP
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Message: Gail Doktor
    * Music Director: Alan Labrie
  • JACQUIE JONES REMEMBRANCE
    5pm • Shannon Door
    Community welcome.

MON, Jan 27

  • Community Service: WAY STATION
    9am • 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Friends, members & staff of Jackson Community Church are among volunteers to staff these shifts.
  • BARTLETT-JACKSON SCOUT PACK 321
    6pm • Jackson Community Church
    Meet for pack and troop activities. Contact pack organizer Allyn Robertsfor additional information.

TUE, Jan 28

  • Community Event: CRAFTERNOON
    Noon • Jackson Public Library
    Bring your craft and work on it with other crafters. Social and fun.
  • CLERGY LUNCH 
    12:30pm • North Conway, NH
    Gathering of Mt Washington Valley clergy over lunch.
  • CLERGY MEETING
    2:30pm • Jackson Community Church
    Rev Gail meets with Joyce & Mike Scott to discuss their current ministry.
  • Community Event: NORDIC CAMP3:30pm • Jackson XC Ski Touring CenterOptional after-school ski activity for grades 4-6, K-3 with parent. Coaching and timed loop for youth. Rec and racers invited.
  • Private Lessons: HARP LESSONS
    2:30-5:15 • Parish House
    Dominique Dodge teaches harp lessons. Contact Dominique directly if interested in lessons.
  • DAISY SCOUTS
    3:15-5pm • Second Floor, JCC
    Local daisy troop meets. Contact troop coordinator Alison Verran for additional info on this troop.
  • Community Event: Dine-to-Donate BINGO for a CAUSE
    6-8pm @ Red Parka Pub in Glen, NH
    Join MWV Habitat for Humanity for a fun night of Bingo For A Cause! Bingo cards are $1 per card, all bingo card proceeds will go directly to MWV Habitat for Humanity. Plus great drink specials on Sam Adams Beer and Deep Eddy Vodka with $.50 from each drink sold going towards MWV Habitat for Humanity.
  • Multi-Church Event: MAKING SENSE of the BIBLE – Study Group 
    6:30pm • North Conway Community Center
    Bring your copy of Adam Hamilton’s Making Sense of the Bible and your own study Bible. Facilitated by Revs Sue Davidson, Gail Doktor, Ruth Shaver.

WED, Jan 29

  • Community Service/Volunteer: POINT in TIME HOMELESS SURVEY @ WAY STATION8am – 8pm • The Way Station: 15 Grove St, North Conway, JCC friends and members run this one-day 12-hour shift and also make contact with homeless/at-risk residents to collect ‘point in time’ info. Statewide survey. Volunteers welcome to help on shifts throughout the day. We will also have volunteer teams go out from Way Station for early-morning/evening site visits to local warming spots (library, community center, coffee shops) and 24-hour businesses such as Dunkin Donuts, laundromat, and other areas where residents are known to start or end their day. This helps us gather non-identifying (anonymous) information, which we provide to the state, thereby directing more state and federal funding and resources to our under-served rural area. Want to volunteer? RSVP to the Way Station waystationnh@gmail.org to receive a local assignment and/or volunteer on site for a few hours at the Way Station. If you have a preferred time of day to volunteer, please indicate your availability when you RSVP.
  • 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.
  • WOMENS’ GATHERING
    10:30am • Parish House. 
    Gather for refreshments and conversation. Sue Carrigan hosting at church. Friends and members welcome!

THURS, Jan 30

  • 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.
  • YIN RESTORATIVE YOGA for the Mindful Body with Anjali Rose9am • Jackson Community Church
    This new yoga workshop series is for 6 weeks and focuses on bringing both relaxation to the mind, body and spirit, while activating healing in the joints, connective tissues and fascia of the body. This class is suitable for all levels.  If you have injuries, (which we all do) special emphasis is placed on supportive poses. Note: 6 weeks $60. Contact Anjali Rose for more info.
  • Community Event: AFTER-SCHOOL NORDIC 
    3:30pm • Jackson XC Ski Touring CenterAfter-school Nordic program for Jackson Grammar School students. More info.
  • Community Event: EVENING CRAFT-UP
    4pm • Jackson Public Library
    Bring an existing craft to do with neighbors at the library!
  • Community Event: WILD TREES – Environmental Book Group
    4pm • Nature Learning Center, Albany
    Join us for the inaugural gathering of Tin Mountain’s Environmental Book Group. We will be discussing The Wild Trees: a Story of Passion and Daring by Richard Preston. The book explores the remaining ancient trees in the redwood forests of northern California through the eyes of Steve Sillett, Marie Antoine, and the tiny group of daring botanists and amateur naturalists. What we find is a lost world above California, a world that is dangerous, hauntingly beautiful, and unexplored. Request a copy from your local library or purchase one from your local book seller. 
  • AA
    6:30pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor

FRI, Jan 31

  • PASTOR’S DROP-IN J-TOWN DELI HOURS
    7-9am • 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.
  • BUCKETS of LOVE ORGANIZATIONAL MTG
    9:30am • Way Station, 15 Grove St
    Discussion of logistics and setup for this community initiative.
  • Private Class: AVALANCHE CLASS
    8:30am-5pm • Jackson Community Church
    Class for back-country winter skiers and hikers to prepare for survival and response to avalanche conditions.
  • Community Event: SLIDERS & GLIDERS
    1-3pm – Jackson XC Ski Touring Center
    JCC friends and members participate in this community-wide event. All abilities welcome. $15/visit or $50/season. Go out on trails with instructors and friends. Snacks and beverages follow on-site.
  • YOUTH GROUP SERVICE & SKI RETREAT
    6:30/7pm • JCC
    Ipswich middle/high school youth group visits JCC. Dinner and games together with JCC youth on Friday. Jackson middle & high school youth invited to join us! Please RSVP to Rev Gail if you anticipate joining us for any of these activities! 

SAT, Feb 1

  • YOUTH GROUP SERVICE & SKI RETREAT
    All Day • Way Station & Jackson XC Ski Center
    Ipswich, MA middle/high school youth group visits JCC. Local middle & high school youth invited to join us for any or all of these activities! Schedule below is fluid, subject to change based on participation, please RSVP to Rev Gail if you anticipate joining us for any of these activities!
    7am • Breakfast at church
    8/8:30am • Rental of JXC ski equipment.
    10am – 1pm • Way Station Service Project & Lunch
    Service project & lunch with Way Station guests to learn about and help address homelessness.
    1:30/2pm • XC Skiing / Jackson XC trails
    4pm • Meet at church to prepare dinner, plan worship, engage in faith formation studies.
    6:30/7pm • Make dinner, followed by games, reflection and faith formation activities.
    9pm • Bedtime for guests

SUN, Feb 2

  • YOUTH GROUP SERVICE & SKI RETREAT
    Morning • JCC
    Ipswich middle/high school youth group visits JCC.
    6am • Breakfast at church
    Possible prep to help with 10:30am worship at JCC and/or return to Ipswich, MA (to be determined).
  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation.
  • BLESSINGS of BODIES, BOOTS & BINDINGS
    9:15am • Jackson XC Ski Touring Center
    Rev Gail provides blessings for staff and XC skiers.
  • POPUP CHOIR
    10:10am • Jackson Community Church
    Come to learn this Sunday’s selected hymns and help lead the congregation in song.
  • SUNDAY WORSHIP
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Message: Gail Doktor
    * Music Director: Alan Labrie
    * Guest soloist: Alyssa LaChappelle performing the ‘Our Father’ composed by Alan Labrie
    * Youth worship leadership: Possible worship leadership by local and/or visiting youth group. To be decided.