THIS WEEK: TUE, Nov 12 – MON, Nov 18


TUE, Nov 12

  • CLERGY LUNCH 
    12:30pm • Center Conway, NH
    Gathering of Mt Washington Valley clergy over lunch.
  • Closed Activity: DAISY SCOUTS
    Afternoon • Parish House, JCC
  • Community Event: ADULT BOOK GROUP – The Ginger Tree
    4:30pm • Jackson Public Library
  • Multi-Church Event: MAKING SENSE of the BIBLE – Study Group 
    6:30pm • North Conway Community Center (Multipurpose Room)
    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, Nov 13

  • 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.
  • GREENING TEAM 
    1pm • Sanctuary, JCC
    Inventory greens & make plans and schedule for decorating church next month.

THURS, Nov 14

  • YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • 1st Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church.
  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS
    9am & 5pm • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers from JCC work “adult hour” shifts at Way Station.
  • Community Event: CRAFTERNOON
    Noon • Jackson Public Library
    Bring a craft to work on.
  • Community Event: ECOFORUM – TIN MTN by the NUMBERS
    Noon • Tin Mountain Conservation Center
    How many students does Tin Mountain teach annually and how many nature programs does it host? How many birds were seen in the Rockwell Sanctuary last summer and how many thousands of feet of stream have been treated to improved trout habitat? Join the Tin Mountain staff for an overview of what happens every year. 
  • Community Event: MIKE DICKSON & WHITE MTNS HIKING HISTORY
    7pm • Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany, NH
    Mike Dickerman, author of the White Mountain Guide and numerous other hiking guides, chronicles the early trails, guides, and path-makers, who, over a 100-year period, helped develop the White Mountain region’s extensive trail network. The program will focus on the period between 1819 and 1925, beginning with the establishment of the historic Crawford Path up Mount Washington and concluding with the completion of the trail network as we know it today.

FRI, Nov 15

  • PASTOR’S J-TOWN HOURS
    7-9am • J-Town Deli
    Come by for a chat. Or arrange a separate time to meet and talk and walk with Rev Gail by calling/texting her cell (978.273.0308) or emailing.
  • PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS
    10am – 11:30am • Jackson Community Church
    Come by for a chat. Or arrange a separate time to meet and talk and walk with Rev Gail by calling/texting her cell (978.273.0308) or emailing.
  • Community Event: LITTLE GNOMES for LITTLE ONES ORNAMENT-MAKING
    3:30pm • Jackson Public Library
    Ornament-making with Kathy. For 8-12 year olds. $15 materials fee. Sewing projects. $15/fee. Link: Online registration form. Other open sessions: Fri, Dec 13 for 8-12yos & Fri, Dec 17 for 5-8yos.
  • 1950s & 1960s CONCERT by Mountain Top Music Vocal Workshop Members
    7pm • Jackson Community Church
    The Mountain Top Adult Singers’ Workshop led by Mary Bastoni presents a program of classics and oldies. Suggested donation at the door = $10/p. Proceeds support Mountain Top Music.

SAT, Nov 16

  • Community Event: EYES on OWLS
    1pm & 5pm • Tin Mountain Conservation Center
    The ever popular owl program from Mark and Marsha Wilson.  They will bring six live owls for this interactive program looking at the features that make owls unique. Reservations requested; call 603-447-6991 for more information. Fee: $10/member, $12/non-member, $25/family

SUN, Nov 17

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation. Guests from Trinity Church — who will be facilitating conversations to help us enter into race & white privilege at Jackson Community Church later in the morning — will join this gathering.
  • FAITH FORMATION
    Youth & family activities and lessons focused on seeds & spices in the bible, from Taste & See series. RSVP if planning to attend.
  • WORSHIP with Taste and See Series: Seeds & Spices
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Reflection: Rev Gail Pomeroy Doktor
    * Instrumentalist: Alan Labrie
    * Novembering continues as we remember those we love & mourn. Bring names, photos or mementoes to add to the Tree of Life in sanctuary.
  • Community Event: MOUNTAIN TOP MUSIC HOME CONCERT with OMAR CHEN GUAY & HANNA SHIELDS
    4pm • Private Home in Silver Lake
    Award-winning Brazilian violinist Omar Chen Guey and esteemed pianist Hannah Shields in a Home Concert overlooking Silver Lake, NH.  More info and tickets.

MON, Nov 18 

  • Community Event: DINE to DONATE
    Starts 4:30pm • Joseph’s Spaghetti Shed, Bartlett
    Proceeds from dinner to benefit Bartlett Historical Society for saving, renovation and reopening of the St. Joseph Church as Bartlett History museum. Donation of 20% of the evenings meal receipts to the historical society. Also expect a raffle.

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town: MON, Oct 28 – SUN, Nov 3

MON, Oct 28

  • CLERGY PEER GROUP
    8:30am • Conference Call
  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS
    9am • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers from JCC work “adult hour” shifts at Way Station. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.

TUE, Oct 29

  • CLERGY LUNCHEON
    12:30pm • Center Conway, NH
    Clergy gathering.
  • 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. This week we continue to discuss the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) chapters.

WED, Oct 30

  • 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.
  • WOMEN’S GROUP
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor. 
    Come enjoy conversation and refreshments, sign cards to send to our young people living away at school, gap years or living and working abroad. Note: If you have a child or grandchild who would enjoy receiving a card and small care package from the church, please provide a name and address by emailing the church!

THURS, Oct 31: HALLOWEEN

  • YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • 1st Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church.
  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS
    9am • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers from JCC work “adult hour” shifts at Way Station. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.

FRI, Nov 1

  • PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS
    10am – Noon • Jackson Community Church
    Come by for a chat. Or arrange a separate time to meet and talk and walk with Rev Gail by calling/texting her cell (978.273.0308) or emailing.
  • Community Event: SILVER LAKE SINGERS HOSPICE & HEALING CHOIR CONCERT: HEALING OURSELVES & the EARTH3pm • Little White Church, Eaton, NH
    * Directed by Rev Mary Edes
    * Performance by volunteer choir: Silver Lake Singers for Hospice & Healing
    * Donations at the door. They will also have a concert at Jackson Community Church on Sunday.
  • Community Event: BRAD TERRY HOME CONCERT with PETER HERMAN (and ELLA)6pm • Bartlett, NHMountain Top Home Concert: Hear clarinet jazz legend Brad Terry and meet his best friends, Peter and Ella. This is a home concert at  a spectacular hillside home in the Kearsarge section of Bartlett. More info.

SAT, Nov 2

  • Community Service Event: NEIGHBOR to NEIGHBOR WINTERIZATION PROJECTS
    8:30am • Meet at Lutheran Church of the Nativity, No Conway, NH
    9am • Go out to project sites
    Weatherstripping & sealing windows & doors. Stacking cords of firewood for neighbors. Winterizing homes. RSVP by calling Lutheran Church of the Nativity at 603.356.7827 to volunteer your time  or to refer neighbors in need by calling 603.356.7827.
  • Community Service Event: JACKSON XC SKI TOURING WORK DAY
    9am •  Check in at JXC Headquarters
    9:30am • Teams consisting of volunteers and staff will tackle trails and other projects. Trail tasks for all energy levels plus wood stacking and indoor tasks like setting up for the ski swap and organizing our “lodge”. To vounteer and get more info: call (603) 383-9355 or send a note to info@jacksonxc.org
  • Community Event: LIBRARY TRIVIA 
    3pm • Jackson Public Library
    Sign up online! JCC has a team, so please let Fred Tompkins know if you’re planning to come as a member of our team(s). We may have to register more than one team!
  • PRIVATE GRAVESIDE SERVICE
    2pm • Jackson
    * Rev Gail facilitates a family memorial.

SUN, Nov 3: ALL SAINTS SUNDAY

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazebo by Historical Society
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation.
  • WORSHIP with COMMUNION – Taste and See Series: Lamb plus ‘Novembering’
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Reflections: Rev Gail Pomeroy Doktor
    * Accompanist: Sue Titus Reid
    * Sunday School with Barry Chisholm
    • Novembering ritual to remember those we love & mourn. Bring names, photos or mementoes.
  • SILVER LAKE SINGERS HOSPICE & HEALING CHOIR CONCERT: HEALING OURSELVES & the EARTH
    3pm • Jackson Community Church
    * Directed by Rev Mary Edes
    * Performance by volunteer choir: Silver Lake Singers for Hospice & Healing (and tomfoolery, according to Rev Mary Edes)
    * Donations at the door.

CONCERT SERIES

CONCERT SERIES at
JACKSON COMMUNITY CHURCH


SILVER LAKE SINGERS HOSPICE & HEALING CHOIR CONCERT:
HEALING OURSELVES & the EARTH

3pm • Sun, Nov 3
Jackson Community Church

  • Directed by Rev Mary Edes
  • Performance by volunteer choir: Silver Lake Singers for Hospice & Healing (and tomfoolery, according to Rev Mary Edes)
  • Alternate earlier concert: 6pm, Fri, Nov 1 @  Little White Church, Eaton, NH
  • Donations at the door.

SONGS of the 50’s & 60’s
7pm • Fri, Nov 15
Jackson Community Church

Mountain Top Adult Singers’ Workshop presents a program of classics and oldies.

  • Alternate earlier concert: 2pm, Sun, Nov 10 @  Denmark Arts Center, Denmark, ME

Suggested donation at the door $10/person.


PEACE CONCERT with Dennis O’Neil & Davey Armstrong
4pm • Sun, Dec 8
Jackson Community Church

  • Come sing along
  • Enjoy peace songs from different eras and traditions with Dennis O’Neil & Davey Armstrong
  • Suggested donation $10/person.

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town THUR, Oct 24 – SUN, Oct 27

THUR, Oct 24 – SUN, Oct 27

THURS, Oct 24

  • YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • 1st Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church.
  • Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS
    9am & 5pm • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Volunteers from JCC work “adult hour” shifts at Way Station. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.
  • Community Event: AUTUMN GOLD: Eastern Larch
    9am • Grants parking lot, Glen
    Whether you call it larch, tamarack, hackmatack or Larix laricina, it is our only native deciduous conifer. Learn more about the natural and cultural history of larch trees by joining us for this easy 5-mile scenic walk at the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson and Whitefield, NH.
  • One Book One Valley Event: DINE to DONATE
    Evening • Black Cap Grille
    10% of total sales that evening to One Book One Valley.
  • One Book One Valley Event: AUTHOR NIGHT
    7pm • Loynd Auditorium @ Kennett High School (use rear entrance).
    Amy Ellis Nutt, author of Becoming Nicole, will speak and answer questions. Also: link for video of “Ask a Transgender Person Anything” panel hosted by Jackson Public Library.

FRI, Oct 25

  • PASTOR’s DROP-IN J-TOWN HOURS
    7-9am • J-Town Deli, Jackson
    Come by for caffeine and breakfast, or just a chat. Or arrange a separate time to meet and talk and walk with Rev Gail by calling/texting her cell 978.273.0308 or emailing.
  • PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS
    9:30-11am • Jackson Community Church.
    Drop by or make an apt with Rev Gail by calling/texting her cell 978.273.0308 or emailing
  • OFFICE MOVE-IN
    2pm • Jackson Community Church.
    Rev Belshaw and volunteers from Christ Episcopal Church of North Conway, NH will move office furnishings & equipment into second floor room in Parish House next to our church admin office. They will be using this former classroom upstairs as an administrative office.

SAT, Oct 26

  • Multi-Church Event: HIKE @ HALL’s LEDGE
    9:15am-Meet at parking lot at end of Carter Notch Rd / Prospect Farm
    Meet in parking lot and hike up to Hall’s Ledge trail for 2 spectacular views. Bring snacks, water, and dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Community Event: GLACIAL GEOLOGY FIELD TRIP
    9am •  Meet at Grants (Hannafords) Parking Lot, Glen – Drive to Mt Willard trailhead
    Look at the geologic history of the White Mountains, from tectonic plates to glaciers. Hike to the summit of Mount Willard for a view of the glacial U-shaped valley of Crawford Notch. Pack water, a lunch, and layers. The hike is 3.2 miles roundtrip and moderately strenuous. 603-447-6991 for reservations.

SUN, Oct 27

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazebo by Historical Society
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation.
  • SALT
    9am • Youth & family faith formation. Explore scripture and ethical & environmental implications of our role as stewards of creation. RSVP to Rev Gail if planning to attend.
  • WORSHIP – Taste and See Series: Salt of the Earth
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Reflections: Rev Gail Pomeroy Doktor
    * Accompanist: Alan Labrie
  • YOUTH PROGRAM: CORN MAZE
    3-5pm • Sherman’s Farm, Conway, NH
    5th grade and older. Friends welcome. Drop off & pickup by parents @ Sherman Farm. RSVP essential for this event, so we can plan for it, or cancel due to lack of attendance. Please bring $11/pp for entry into maze and other activities.

THIS WEEK at Jackson Community Church and Around Town: TUE, Oct 15 – SUN, Oct 20


EVENTS with JCC: Clergy Lunch, Multi-Church Bible Study (Making Sense of the Bible by Adam Hamilton), Deacons, Fitness with Laurie McAleer, Council Meeting, Yoga with Anjali Rose, Way Station shifts, AA, Pastor’s Hours, NH UCC Annual Meeting (Concord), Interfaith @ Gazebo, Sunday Worship. AROUND TOWN: Toddler Storytime, Critical Hours book lecture, Environmental Trivia, Fall Mushroom Exploration.

Ongoing Library Event: PIONEERING VOICES

October Portrait Installation at Jackson Public Library.
Pioneering Voices: Portraits of Transgender People comes to us courtesy of the Family Diversity Project by way of the Jackson Community Church, who introduced us.

MON, Oct 14: Columbus Day Holiday

TUE, Oct 15

CLERGY LUNCHEON
12:30pm • Center Conway, NH
Clergy gathering.
DEACONS TEAM MEETING
4pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
Review of worship programs and community care concerns.
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, Oct 16

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.
COUNCIL MEETING
7pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor. 
Church officers and team and community representatives meet to review church mission, program, finances and make governance decisions. This meeting is open to anyone who wants to attend.

THURS, Oct 17

YOGA with Anjali Rose
9am • 1st Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church.
Community Service: WAY STATION HOURS
9am & 5pm • Way Station, 15 Grove St, No Conway
Volunteers from JCC work “adult hour” shifts at Way Station. To indicate interest in becoming a volunteer with this program, please contact the Way Station.
Community Event TODDLER STORYTIME
10:30pm • Jackson Public Library
Community Event: CRITICAL HOURS with SANDY STOTT
7pm • Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany, NH
A misread map, a sudden storm, or forgotten headlamp can all turn a leisurely hike into a treacherous endeavor. Sandy Stott, writer and editor for AMC’s Appalachia, delivers a history and celebration of the search and rescue workers who battle the elements to save lives in his book Critical Hours; Search and Rescue in the White Mountains. Suggested donation $3/pp or $5/family; TMCC free.

FRI, Oct 18

PASTOR’s DROP-IN J-TOWN HOURS
7-9am • J-Town Deli, Jackson
Come by for caffeine and breakfast, or just a chat. Or arrange a separate time to meet and talk and walk with Rev Gail by calling/texting her cell (978.273.0308) or emailing.
PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS
9:30-11am • Jackson Community Church
Community Event: ENVIRONMENTAL TRIVIA
6:30pm • Tuckerman Brewing, Conway
Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center at Tuckerman Brewing Co. for a fun evening of environmental trivia, food, beer, & prizes! Come with a team or join one when you arrive. $5 donation per participant.

SAT, Oct 19

UCC Event: NH CONFERENCE of UCC ANNUAL MEETING
8am-Registration/9am-Program • Grappone Center, Concord, NH
Deacon and Council Member Tom Pizor and Rev Gail Doktor attend. Event info.
Community Event: FALL MUSHROOM EXPLORATION
9am •  Nature Learning Center, Albany
What’s popped up this fall on the Rockwell Sanctuary? Rick Van de Pol, Ecosystems Management Consultants, introduces us to the world of fungi and takes us on an exploration.  Bring a hand lens (or borrow ours) and a snack. Call 603-447-6991 for reservations.

SUN, Oct 20

INTERFAITH GATHERING
8am • Gazebo by Historical Society
Come for poetry, prayer and conversation.
FIGS & VINES YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAM
9am • Youth & family faith formation. Explore scripture and ethical & environmental implications of our role as stewards of creation. RSVP to Rev Gail if planning to attend.
WORSHIP – Taste and See Series: Figs & Vines
10:30am • Jackson Community Church
* Reflections: Rev Gail Pomeroy Doktor
* Accompanist: Alan Labrie