THIS WEEK @ Jackson Community Church & Around Town: Oct 15 – Oct 21

This week @ JCC: Tue – Deacons mtg, Wed – Tune-Up Fitness & Zimbabwe Potluck Dinner & Council Mtg; Thurs – Pastor’s Drop-In Hours (Glen Ledge) & Yoga; Fri – Pastor’s Office Hours & Wedding Rehearsals; Sat – UCC Annual Mtg (Concord) & Wedding; Sun – Interfaith @ Gazebo, Pet Blessing @ Gazebo, Worship @ church. Community Events: Ongoing: Volunteer for planing & oiling Legacy Pavilion @ Jackson Grammar School; Wed – League of Women Voter’s Meet Your Candidates Forum @ No Conway Community Center; Sun – Hops & Hymns @ Hobbs Tavern for Whitehorse Addiction Center.

TUE, Oct 16

  • CLERGY LUNCH
    12:30-2pm. • Rev Gail attends this gathering of Mt Washington valley Clergy of the Eastern Slope.
  • DEACONS MEETING
    4pm • Jackson Community Church, Second Floor.
    Refresher on Sunday morning duties, review of worship & program schedule in November & December, review of community care concerns.

WED, Oct 17

  • TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer,
    9am • Parish House, Jackson Community Church.
  • ZIMBABWE DELEGATES POTLUCK DINNER
    5-7:30pm • Parish House. We welcome area UCC (Congregational) churches and 5 Zimbabwe delegates and their NH Conference hosts as part of our Ukama Partnership with sister churches in Zimbabwe.
  • COUNCIL MEETING
    7:30pm • Church Library, Second Floor. Meeting of church officers and team representatives to review budget and church operations and business.
  • Community Event: MEET YOUR CANDIDATES FORUM
    7pm • North Conway Community Center.
    Doors open at 7pm, candidates for House and Senate speak at 7:30pm. Hosted by The League of Women Voters NH/Mount Washington Valley Unit.

THURS, Oct 18

  • PASTOR’s DROP-IN HOURS
    7am • Glen Ledge Store & Gas Station
    Come by for hot beverage and conversation. Or make a date to go for a walk by calling/texting Rev Gail 978.273.0308 or emailing (gaildoktor@mac.com)
  • INTRODUCTORY YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • Parish House, Jackson Community Church Introductory yoga.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church

FRI, Oct 19

  • PASTOR’s OFFICE HOURS
    9-11am • Minister’s Office, Second Floor, Jackson Community Church. Come by to talk or make a date to go for a walk or visit at another time and place by calling/texting Rev Gail 978.273.0308 or emailing (gaildoktor@mac.com).
  • INTRODUCTORY YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • Parish House, Jackson Community Church Introductory yoga.

SAT, Oct 20

  • Community Event:
    Scout Pack 321 Jackson/Bartlett — MT WASHINGTON ADVENTURE
  • UCC Event: ANNUAL MEETING
    8am – 2pm • Concord, NH. Rev Gail and Tom Pizor will attend as UCC delegates to vote on budget, issues and policies for the NH conference of the UCC, which is the state administrative body supporting our NH gathering of United Church of Christ/UCC churches.
  • WEDDING
    4pm • Jackson Community Church.
    Ceremony begins at 4pm. Deacon(s) will help welcome musicians and orient people by being site by 3pm.

SUN,  Oct 21

  • INTERFAITH WORSHIP @ GAZEBO
    8am • Gazebo. Come for poetry, literature, conversation and prayer.
  • PET BLESSINGS
    9am • Gazebo. Bring your pets (leashed is best) for a pet blessing. Biscuits & healthy snacks for pets!
  • WORSHIP SERVICE: Ukama Sunday
    • 10:30am •  Jackson Community Church.
      Story:  ‘Being Heard’ with Rev Gail Doktor
    • Liturgy celebrating our Ukama Zimbabwe-NH Partnership
    • Accompanist: Alan Labrie
    • Solo: Bob Carper
  • Faith Community Event: HOPS & HYMNS @ HOBBS.
    4:30pm. • Hobbs Tavern, 145 White Mountain Highway, West Ossipee, NH. “Sing hymns, drink your beverage of choice, eat good food; bring extra money for raffles; raise money for White Horse Addiction Center.” RSVP since seating is limited. Email Rev Nathan Hall to save a spot!

Save the Dates

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.

More info.

Volunteer Opportunity
PLANING & OILING of LEGACY PAVILION

Daily through Nov 2  (Weather Permitting) • Jackson Grammar School

From Susan Ross-Parent at Jackson Grammar School: “We’ll be oiling, if the weather agrees, on Sunday, Oct. 21 and any days after that. It doesn’t take much to set folks up to oil, so they can contact me here ahead of time and they can work during the school day or after. Oiling involves a roller and messy oil. We have gloves and the tools. Helpers should wear clothing they may never want to wear again! We will also need help with planing – that can start this week and run through next. Again, if your volunteers let me know when they can come, I will make sure the planer and sawhorses are set up and a tutor in place for starters. Email Susan Ross-Parent. Or call the school 603-383-6861.”

Note from Jon: “We have been working on Saturdays since the school year began in hopes of raising the structure November 2.  If weather cooperates we should be in good shape.  Curtis is in charge of the raising portion, and we are getting all our ducks in a row.  We will be putting the bents together the days preceding Nov. 2.”