This Week at JCC and Around Town: MON, Oct 19 – SUN, Oct 25

MON, Oct 19

  • Statewide Event: MOURNING with UNITY (NH Council of Churches)
    6pm • Zoom: https://nhchurches.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3b576c3e7a069654131fd7728&id=935b51a623&e=fa58a9454f
    This event will be held  outdoors @ Bedford Presbyterian Church, Bedford, NH
    and on Zoom.“Mourn with those who mourn” (Romans 12:15). Mourning Into Unity is a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unvoiced grief so many of us feel. The pandemic has laid bare cruel fissures in our society. So much loss is being endured: loss of life, loss of jobs, loss of health insurance, loss of safe schools. When we grieve as one, we reject efforts to use the ravages of this disease and its cruel and disproportionate impacts on the most vulnerable to divide us.Churches, synagogues, and mosques across the country will be hosting two candlelight vigils outside their houses of worship (HOW) on two successive Mondays: October 12th and 19th.These vigils will bring us together as a nation to mourn our devastating losses and declare our unity as Americans and people of faith. When we see our shared humanity, we strengthen our commitment to each other and our democracy.

TUE, Oct 20

  • Community Event: BIBLE STUDY ‘Christianity’s Family Tree’
    9:30am • ZOOM.
    Contact Center Conway United Methodist Church, which is hosting this study of Christianity’s Family Tree with the resource of the same title by Adam Hamilton.
  • CLERGY LUNCH
    12:30pm • Zoom
    Local clergy gathering for meal and discussion.
  • Community Event: LIBRARY PICKUP/PRINTING HOURS
    2-6pm • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Event: YOGA with Anjali Rose (Friends of Whitney Community Center event)
    4:30pm • Zoom
    Free to participants. Register in advance of the Tuesday class: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclceGgqzIpHdXzJDVEGz-LZCy3eUqFzThd?fbclid=IwAR237WzeFMBgWu7EaB1rUXKYGtHEmvOos9ZNyLY795d8VDPUy1nsjiF3xVQ
  • DEACONS MEETING
    5pm • Zoom.
    Discussion of worship and community care updates.

WED, Oct 21

  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS: Racial Justice
    5:30pm • Zoom.
    Facilitated 6-week conversation series co-sponsored with Jackson Public Library. Starting 4th week of conversation.
  • COUNCIL MEETING
    7pm • Zoom.
    Church staff, officers and lay leaders gather to review and make decisions about operations and missions of the church. Open to the public.

THURS, Oct 22

  • Community Event: YIN/RESTORATIVE YOGA with Anjali Rose
    8am • Zoom (Link provided once participants complete health waiver is sent to anjalirose15@gmail.com and registration/payment for class received.) See Anjali’s website for full list of classes offered and instructions to register. 
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • Community Event: LIBRARY PICKUP/PRINTING HOURS
    2-6pm • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Service: WAY STATION SHIFT
    3pm • Curbside package preparation
    5pm • Shift at curbside with guests
  • Community Event: WINTER EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PART 2 (Tin Mountain program)
    7pm • Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93466211255, Meeting ID: 934 6621 1255
    Focused on emergency preparedness, focusing on back-up power supplies. A panel of industry professionals representing utility companies, electricians, gas, and solar will present viewers with information every homeowner should know about how to ‘weather the storm’ of no electricity. Part II focuses on comparing generators with battery back-up systems, including Tesla Powerwalls. Info for purchasing, installing, running and maintaining all of these power back-up systems.

FRI, Oct 23

  • Community Service Day: JACKSON XC SKI TOURING FOUNDATION
    9:30am • Location to be announced (weather permitting).
    Face coverings needed for times when 6+’ distancing is not feasible. Work to prepare XC trails. Contact Ellen Chandler at JXC for more info: ellen.chandler@jacksonxc.org
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • Private Event: WEDDING REHEARSAL
    4:30pm • JCC 

    Rev Gail facilitates wedding rehearsal.
  • C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATIONS
    (adjusted time due to private event at church)
    ** 6pm • Zoom.
    Gather to focus on one of the Epistles of Paul, enjoy beverage of choice, and share in conversation and learning.

SAT, Oct 24

  • Community EventLIBRARY PICKUP HOURS
    10am-2pm • Jackson Public Library
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • Community Event: WINTER WEEDS & SEEDS (Tin Mountain Conservation Center program)
    10am • Rockwell Sanctuary
    Join Executive Director, Lori Jean Kinsey for a walk through the fields and forests of the Rockwell Sanctuary in search of winter weeds and seeds. Space is limited & reservations required. Call 603-447-6991.

SUN, Oct 25

  • INTERFAITH SERVICE
    8am •  Zoom & Pavilion behind Whitney Community Center
    Small group gathering outside at pavilion. Use social-distancing protocols: bring your own mask and chairs. Join us for poetry, worship, and prayer.
  • CHOIR REHEARSAL
    9am • Zoom.
  • VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON WORSHIP (Zoom) UKAMA SUNDAY
    10:30am •  Zoom & In-person in Jackson Community Church sanctuary.
    • Join us for worship, music, reflection, prayer, scripture. Service will also be live-streamed to website and Facebook (if technology supports this function on the day of event).
    • This week includes a focus on our partnership with the Ukanga Church in Mutare, Zimbabwe.
    • If attending in person, social distancing and mask required. 
    • Afterward, recordings of worship service will be posted to FacebookVimeo.com channel & Youtube.com channel.
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • Private: WEDDING
    2:30pm • Jackson Community Church
    Rev Gail officiates at private wedding ceremony.

JCC and Around Town: MON, Aug 24 – SUN, Aug 30

Note: Rev Gail will be on vacation/”stay-cation” during the period Aug 20 – Aug 31 while her family visits. You may continue to email Rev Gail, especially in emergency, but responses and availability will be limited during this time. You may contact deacon Meg Phillips if any urgent needs arise.

MON, Aug 24

  • 1pm Leaders in Training program is concluded for the summer. We will resume in September.
  • 4pm Youth Choir & Band resumes on Mon, Aug 30. We are taking a break this week as band & choir members submit their recordings. Contact Billy Carleton for more info or if you have questions.

TUE, Aug 25

  • Community Event: STORY by Believe in Books
    9:30am • Believe in Books Livestream
  • STATEWIDE VIRTUAL CHOIR: Tenor & Bass Rehearsal
    10am • Zoom (link available for choir member – RSVP by email to participate) 10am – Tenor & Bass
  • Community Event: FAMILY EXPLORATION PROGRAM – MAGNIFICANT MONARCHS
    11am & 1pm • Nature Learning Center, Albany
    To register for any session call 603-447-6991 or email us at info@tinmountain.org.
    • Please bring a mask for each participant.
    • Suggested Donation $15/family for members and $25/ family for non-members. Scholarships available.
    • Make a day of it and bring a picnic lunch. Each family (or families that prearrange to come together) will sign up for an 11am or 1pm start time and will travel between stations along the trail with a Tin Mountain staff member.
    • And because each family group stays with the same instructor for the duration, programming can be tailored to and appropriate for any age!
  • CLERGY LUNCH
    12:30pm • Zoom
    Local clergy gathering for meal and discussion.
  • Community Event: LIBRARY PICKUP/PRINTING HOURS
    2-6pm • Jackson Public Library
    You can place a hold –
    • online via your Koha account using your 14 digit library card number
    • Contact by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org. or leave a voice message at 603-383-9731
    • We will send you an email as soon as your item/s are ready for pickup. If you need to make special arrangements, please let us know, we want to help.
    • Printing and scanning services are also available. Contact us for details.

WED, Aug 26

  • Community Event: STORY by Believe in Books
    9:30am • Believe in Books Livestream
  • Community Service: WAY STATION BOARD of DIRECTORS
    9:45am • Zoom
    Board meeting to discuss policies and programs. JCC volunteers attend as officers of board.
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church

THURS, Aug 27

  • Community Event: YIN/RESTORATIVE YOGA with Anjali Rose
    **8am** • Zoom (Link provided once participants complete health waiver is sent to anjalirose15@gmail.com and registration/payment for class received.) See Anjali’s website for full list of classes offered and instructions to register. 
  • Community Event: STORY by Believe in Books
    9:30am • Believe in Books Livestream
  • STATEWIDE VIRTUAL CHOIR: Soprano & Alto Rehearsal
    10am • Zoom (link available for choir member – RSVP by email to participate) 10am – Sopranos & Altos
  • Community Event: NATURALIST LED HIKES  (Tin Mountain Conservation Center – Jackson Field Station)
    10am • Jackson Field Station, Jackson, NH
    Registration required: call 603-447-6991. Highlights include the summit of Tin Mountain, a tin mine on the property, and historic homestead, and a mountain pond. Tin Mountain’s naturalist will explain the historic use of the property, help identify plant species, and point out animal signs. These hikes are a great way to explore the lesser trod trails of the White Mountains and avoid the crowds. Participants of all ages a welcome. Reservations required – please call by the Wednesday prior at noon. Limited to 10 participants. Program fee of $5/person or $20/family; members free. More info: https://www.tinmountain.org/event/naturalist-led-hikes-8/
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • Community Event: LIBRARY PICKUP/PRINTING HOURS
    2-6pm • Jackson Public Library
    You can place a hold –
    • online via your Koha account using your 14 digit library card number
    • Contact by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org. or leave a voice message at 603-383-9731
    • We will send you an email as soon as your item/s are ready for pickup. If you need to make special arrangements, please let us know, we want to help.
    • Printing and scanning services are also available. Contact us for details.
  • Community Service: WAY STATION SHIFT
    3pm • Curbside package preparation
    5pm • Shift at curbside with guests
  • Community Event: CRAFTUP (Jackson Library)
    4pm • Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/888091236 
    All crafts and all skill levels are welcome.
  • Community Event: WHITE MOUNTAIN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL featuring GOD’s SLAVE (final in summer series) with guest speaker Marjorie Agosin.
    7:30pm • Zoom 1) Contact organizer IN ADVANCE register. Please email: whitemountainjewishfilm@gmail.com
    2) In advance, watch the film under discussion, GOD’S SLAVE. Available to rent on Amazon Prime for $4.99 HD,  or click on “more options” for the $3.99 SD version. Here’s the link to God’s Slave on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Slave-Mohammed-Alkhaldi/dp/B00SNUT2YY The film’s running time is about 1:35 minutes.   3) Then look for followup email (once registered) that includes link to attend the Film Forum.
          Additional info about Marjorie Agosin: poet, human rights activist, and literary critic. Marjorie Agosin is Professor of Spanish,  at Wellesley College. Her diverse writing and teaching focuses on Jewish literature, women’s rights and human rights in Latin America,  as well as migration, identity and ethnicity. Professor Agosin’s accomplishments are many — deeply tied to her love of her adopted home: Chile,  and her commitment to social justice. The United Nations has honored Agosin for her work on human rights. The Chilean government awarded her with the Gabriela Mistral Medal of Honor for Life Achievement in 2000.  And in the United States, she has received the Letras de Oro, the Latino Literary Prize, and the Peabody Award, together with the United Nations Leadership Award in Human Rights. Here is a link to learn more about her:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjorie_Agos%C3%ADn and a sample of her books for adults and children which are available on Amazon:
    A Cross and a Star: Memoirs of a Jewish Girl in Chile and I Lived on Butterfly Hill  and Taking Root: Narratives of Jewish Women in Latin America (Ohio RIS Latin America Series Book 38)

FRI, Aug 28

  • Community Event: STORY by Believe in Books
    9:30am • Believe in Books Livestream
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • JUDY FULLER’S MEMORIAL
    3pm •Glen Cemetery, Glen, NH
    Link to memorial website: https://judyfuller.alpynservices.com.
    RSVP to the service: https://judyfuller.alpynservices.com/rsvp/
    Rev Gail facilitates the gathering. From Judy’s Family: “We would like you to join us for a beautiful memorial service planned for Judy. It will be held at the Glen Cemetary in Glen, NH. This will be a casual, socially distanced, outdoor service, in order to accommodate all those who would like to attend.  We would like an RSVP and also ask that everyone be considerate and please wear a mask.” They write: “About Judy… Judy was born on April 2, 1936 to Roger A. and Isabel M. Griffin, in Boston, MA. She was the first born of the 6 Griffin children, who’s births spanned 18 years. Being the oldest, Judy was relied upon to help care for her younger siblings, and as the only girl in the first 4, she quickly learned be very resourceful. Her Life… After graduating from college, she met and married the love of her life, in a ski club in Glen, NH. Together, Judy and Carl raised a family that she was most proud of, ran a successful small retail business, and she generously gave her time and energy to many organizations including Cranmore Mountain, the garden club, and the Meister Cup Race. Upon retiring to NH full time, Judy enjoyed their social life, playing golf with the ladies, and skiing with “the gang”. Together, Carl and Judy traveled all over the US and the World to visit with their many friends and family.  They enjoyed life on their many trips to fish at Jones Pond, and the chores of daily retirement life, like making homemade maple syrup. Judy will be dearly missed by her family, close friends, and the many people that came to know her.”

SAT, Aug 29

  • Community Event: LIBRARY PICKUP HOURS
    10am-2pm • Jackson Public Library
    You can place a hold
    • online via your Koha account using your 14 digit library card number
    • Contact by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org. or leave a voice message at 603-383-9731
    • We will send you an email as soon as your item/s are ready for pickup. If you need to make special arrangements, please let us know, we want to help.
    • Printing and scanning services are also available. Contact us for details.
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • Private Event: WEDDING
    Afternoon • Jackson Community Church

SUN, Aug 30

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING (pavilion only)
    8am •  Pavilion **ONLY** this week and next week. No zoom in Rev Gail’s absence, group will be lay-led. Small group gathering outside at pavilion. Use social-distancing protocols: bring your own mask. Join us for poetry, prayer and reflection.
  • CHOIR PRACTICE
    9am • Zoom link & password required. Contact church for more info.
  • IN-PERSON WORSHIP in SANCTUARY with GUEST PREACHER REV. CANON DAN WEIR
    9:15am • Social-distancing & Masks REQUIRED
    We will use only designated open pews only (2 out of 3 pews are roped off). Families (and quaran-team groups who have already been in close proximity) may sit together. We will avoid passing of peace, handshaking, hugs, etc. We also ask that you use hand sanitizer as you enter and wear your own mask throughout service. Worship will be streamlined with scripture, prayer and live music by Alan Labrie (if he’s able to arrive while worship is in session): no congregational singing. When worship ends, participants are asked to leave the church with social distance between each group;  we will immediately be preparing for the next zoom-based 10:30am worship service. If you have any signs of illness such as fever, cough, congestion, stomach upset, you are courteously asked to remain home and take care of yourself.
  • VIRTUAL WORSHIP with GUEST PREACHER REV. CANON DAN WEIR (Zoom)
    10:30am •  Zoom link & password required. Contact church for more info.
    Join us for worship, music, reflection, prayer, scripture. Stay for virtual coffee hour. Service will also be live-streamed to website and Facebook (if technology supports this function on the day of event). Afterward, recordings of worship service will be posted to FacebookVimeo.com channel & Youtube.com channel.
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church

Virtual Worship in Mt Washington Valley

These faith communities represent multiple traditions in our valley, and participate in the Clergy of the Eastern Slope.

Jackson, NH:

Conway Village:

  • The Brown Church / Conway Congregational Church: 10am on Sundays
    • Visit church website for more info
    • Zoom worship: To join us – contact the church office or sign up to receive email  updates via the subscribe form on the footer of this page. 

North Conway, NH:

  • Lutheran Church of the Nativity: 10am on Sundays
    • Participate using free Zoom app: Allow a couple of minutes to set up the account. Navigate to https://zoom.us/j/783948549.
    • Connect by phone to Zoom: Call 301-715-8592, when prompted, type this meeting ID: 783 948 549.
    • Visit church website for most accurate info.
  • First Church of Christ, UCC:
  • Christ Church Episcopal (Episcopalian): 10am on Sundays
    • If you are included in the parish email list, you will receive instructions for all online events. To add yourself to this list, contact the church via:
    • Visit church website for most current info.

Center Conway, NH:

Madison, NH:

Tamworth, NH:


Other Faith Communities:

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

MULTI-CHURCH HIKE SATURDAY, AUG 10

MULTI-CHURCH HIKE
SATURDAY, AUG 10
1pm from Zealand Falls Hut Trailhead
Friends and members invited!
No RSVP required.
Meet at the trailhead for Zealand Falls / Zealand AMC Hut (Zealand Rd past campground).2.8 miles each way, 603 ft vertical gainBe prepared to hike by 1pmWear appropriate hiking gear, boots, and bring your own water and snacksAllow 45 minutes of travel time from Jackson Community Church to reach the trailhead (please arrive early to the trailhead  as we’ll head out promptly at 1pm)Hikers may choose to meet at Red Parka parking lot at NOON and carpool (Rev Gail will meet you at trailhead)Driving directions to Zealand Rd (on the left several miles beyond Joe Dodge AMC Lodge and about 5 minutes past the Mt Washington Hotel)Parking requires either a parking permit or $5Link to hike infoMostly a gentle and meandering hike with final brief, steep granite stair climb/rock scramble up to AMC hut and falls at the end (optional to climb to that point, although restrooms are in the hut at the top)Afterward, participants may opt to attend a 5pm service at the Chapel of the Transfiguration, officiated by Rev Richard Belshaw from Christ Episcopal Church (he and his wife Julia will be hiking with us)
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