This Week at Jackson: Oct 8-14

This week at church: Mon: JCC @ Sandwich Fair for Honduras Hope, Wed – Fitness with Laurie McAleer, Thurs – Pastor’s Drop-In Hours @ Glen Ledge Store & Gas Station & Yoga with Anjali Rose, Fri – Pastor’s Drop-In Hours @ J-Town & Pastor’s Office Hours @ church,  Sat – Men’s Breakfast, Sun – Worship, Youth Games, & Finding Our Why report. Community events: Fri – Jackson Historical Society reception for new exhibition and art show & sale, Sun – Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk. Hold the Date: Ukama Dinner for Zimbabwe delegates, Wentworth Charity Ball and Neighbor to Neighbor.

THIS WEEK
at Jackson Community Church and Around Town
MON, Oct 8 – SUN, Oct 14
MON, Oct 8

  • JCC @ SANDWICH FAIR for HONDURAS HOPE
    Sandwich Fair, NH. JCC friends and members helped at the Common Man Booth, whose proceeds benefited one of the organizations our church supports: Honduras Hope.
TUE, Oct 9
  • CLERGY LUNCH
    12:30pm • Clergy Home. Gathering of many valley clergy. Rev Gail often attends this lunch.

WED, Oct 10

  • TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer, 9am • Parish House, Jackson Community Church.
  • WAYSTATION TEAM MEETING (Day Resource Center for Housing-Insecure Population)
    10:30am • Nativity Lutheran Church, No Conway, NH
    Followup meeting as we move toward opening the facility and training volunteers, to provide a safe space to offer basic services such as laundry, showers, internet access, post office box to housing-insecure or homeless people (different days for different populations: teens, families, adults). Rev Gail and Jeanette Heidmanm serve on this team. We will provide updates when volunteer training and recruiting begins.
THURS, Oct 11
  • PASTOR’S DROP-IN HOURS
    7-8:30am • Glen Ledge Store & Gas Station. (Need more privacy? Make a date for a walk or visit with Rev Gail: email or call/text Rev Gail’s cell phone: 978.273.0308.)
  • INTRODUCTORY YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • Parish House, Jackson Community Church Introductory yoga.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church
FRI, Oct 12
  • PASTOR’S DROP-IN HOURS
    7-8:30am • JTown Deli. Come for hot beverage and conversation. (Need more privacy? Make a date for a walk or visit with Rev Gail: email or call/text Rev Gail’s cell phone: 978.273.0308.)
  • PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS
    9-11am • Office, second floor, Jackson Community Church. Or make a date for a walk or visit with Rev Gail: email or call/text Rev Gail’s cell phone: 978.273.0308.
  • RECEPTION for JACKSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
    5-9pm • Jackson Historical Society. This reception celebrates the Society’s 14th annual sale of 19th-Century White Mountain paintings as well as the opening of a new exhibition in its museum. The event is free, donations accepted.
SAT, Oct 13
  • MEN’s BREAKFAST
    7-8:30am • Wentworth Inn. All men, friends and members, welcome to come for food & fellowship.

SUN, Oct 14

  • INTERFAITH WORSHIP @ GAZEBO
    8am • Gazebo. Come for poetry, literature, conversation and prayer. All welcome. Hot beverages (cocoa, tea, coffee) provided. Wear layers and bundle up, this is a rain-or-shine outdoor gathering until we move to winter locale.
  • MAKING STRIDES BREAST CANCER WALK
    Whitaker Woods, North Conway, NH
    American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a walk to raise awareness and funds to save lives affected by breast cancer. Volunteer or participate:
  • YOUTH & FAMILY ACTIVITY: Memorable Meals. 9am • Parish House. Come for challenge games & Biblical lessons working toward ‘first communion’ experience at Harvest Brunch Church potluck & worship service, Sun, Nov 18.
  • WORSHIP SERVICE
    • 10:30am •  Jackson Community Church.
      Story:  ‘Boldness & Mercy’ with Rev Gail Doktor
    • Accompanist: Alan Labrie
    • Choir practice: Come at 9:45am to brush up on today’s song.
  • FINDING our WHY UPDATE
    • 11:40am •  Jackson Community Church. Stay after the service for an update on our summary of the findings from both internal and external conversations. What did we learn?
Hold the Dates:
WED, OCT 17
ZIMBABWE DELEGATION
WELCOME DINNER

5pm • Parish House, Jackson Community Church.

We are hosting a potluck style dinner to welcome and share a meal with the delegates from Zimbabwe. They are part of our NH – Zimbabwe partnership, called Ukama.

This years delegates include:

  • Rev. Dr. Menson Mpofu, the delegation leader and pastor of the Ivene Church in Gweru, part-nered with the South Newbury Union Church.
  • Sitshengisiwe Tsododo is a member of the Ivene Church in Gweru and partnered with the South Newbury Union Church.
  • Abigail Sithole is a member of the Eastlea Church in Harare and partnered with the First Con-gregational Church of Wilmot
  • Samuel Mwayingeni is coming from City Central Church in Mutare, Zimbabwe to strengthen Ukama with their partner South Congregational Church in Newport.
  • Danniford Mupangi Masunungure is a member of the Chiredzi Church and partnered with the First Congregational Church of Walpole.

Detailed biographies can be found under the Ukama Partnership section of www.nhcucc.org.

Please bring a main entrée or side dish to share. Beverages and desserts will be provided by the church. This event is open to all friends and members of the area’s local congregational churches, and members of the community.


WED, OCT 24

WENTWORTH CHARITY BALL
The 4th Annual Charity Ball
@ The Wentworth, Jackson, NH
As noted in the Jackson Enews: “This event last year raised over $17.000 and 33 different charities benefited.   Invitations will be sent out by Ellie Koeppel in the next few weeks and if you would like to be added to the invite list please contact Ellie directly at ellie@thewentworth.com.”
SAT, NOV 3
NEIGHBOR to NEIGHBOR
JCC will participate in this ecumenical volunteer program which connects volunteers and resources with people who need help to make their homes safe, warm, and dry. This one-day volunteer initiative provides free repairs and weatherization to people of the Mount Washington Valley who need it. This can be vitally important as we prepare for New England’s harsh winter. You can help:
  • Referrals for neighbors who need work completed in our community
  • Volunteers to help complete different jobs. You may serve in Jackson or in a community nearby.
  • Please email JCC with any referrals or your interest in participating. JCC will provide a liaison to coordinate our referrals & job crews with the team leaders based at Nativity Lutheran in No Conway, NH.