This Week: MON, Oct 29 – SUN, Nov 4

THIS WEEK
at Jackson Community Church and Around Town
THIS WEEK @ JCC: Tue – Pastor Parish Team Meeting; Wed – Pastor’s Drop-In Hours (Glen Ledge Corner Store) & Tune-Up Fitness; Thurs – Yoga; Fri – Pastor’s Office Hours (church); Sun – Interfaith @ Gazebo, All Saints Worship & New Member Welcome & Evening All Saints Observance. COMMUNITY EVENTS: Ongoing: Legacy Pavilion @ Jackson Grammar School; Wed – Sweet Streets (Main St in Jackson); Thurs – Silver Lake Singers Concert (Nativity Lutheran, No Conway), Fri – Pasta Party by Jackson Grammar School (Whitney Community Center); Sat – Neighbor to Neighbor (Starts at Nativity Lutheran, No Conway) & Trivia Afternoon (Jackson Library)

MON, Oct 29

  • MUSIC TEAM
    5:30pm – Pastor’s Office, Second Floor
    Meeting for hymn selection for November.

TUE, Oct 30

  • CLERGY LUNCH 
    12:30-2pm. • Rev Gail attends this gathering of Mt Washington valley Clergy of the Eastern Slope.
  • PASTOR PARISH RELATIONS TEAM MEETING
    4pm • Pastor’s Office, Second Floor. This team provides confidential and responsive communication on behalf of the pastor and the members and friends of the church. Team members are Jeanette Heidmann and Jim Hastings. Jim and Jeanette serve as representatives of the church and also as advocates to help Rev Gail with any professional needs. Please contact Jim, Jeanette or Rev Gail with questions or feedback about the church’s life, work and ministry.

WED, Oct 31 – HALLOWEEN!

  • PASTOR’s DROP-IN HOURS
    7-8:30am • Glen Ledge Corner 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 Rev Gail (gaildoktor@mac.com)
  • TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer, 9am • Parish House, Jackson Community Church.
  • Community Event: SWEET STREET
    4-6pm • Snowflake Inn Lawn and Local Main Street Businesses. All welcome to the 10th Community Trick-or-Treat Block Party for children 13 and under accompanied by parents or guardian.
THURS, NOV 1
  • INTRODUCTORY YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • Parish House, Jackson Community Church Introductory yoga.
  • Community Event:
    SILVER LAKE SINGERS ALL SAINTS CONCERT

    6pm • Nativity Lutheran Church, North Conway, NH. Annual All Saint’s concert by this volunteer choir, conducted by Mary Edes. Members of our church will be performing! This choir works with aging and seriously-ill population as well as hospice patients.
  • AA
    6:30pm • Second Floor, Church

FRI, NOV 2

  • PASTOR’s OFFICE HOURS
    10:30-Noon • 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).
  • Community Event: JACKSON GRAMMAR SCHOOL PASTA PARTY
    5:30-7pm – Dinner /  5:30-8pm – Activities. • Whitney Community Center.  Free community pasta party with dinner and music, games and activities for families and community friends, sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). Please RSVP by Wed, Oct 31 (Halloween). Please bring a non-perishable food item (either dry goods or canned food) to support our community food drive. For those interested in volunteering during the event, please sign up online:  https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2475681/false#/invitation

SAT, NOV 3

  • NEIGHBOR to NEIGHBOR
    Rain Date: Nov 10.
    8am  •  Starts at Nativity Lutheran Church, North Conway, NH for sign-in and goes out to sites from Eaton to Jackson. Sign Up to be assigned to a site. 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. Register as a volunteer.
  • TRIVIA AFTERNOON
    3pm • Jackson Library. Organizers Edith and Bob are bringing back another afternoon of trivia with prizes! Fred Tompkins is coordinating a church trivia team. If the first JCC team is full, then register via this quick form online or phone (383-9731) to sign up a whole team or as an individual to be put on a house team.

SUN,  NOV 4

  • INTERFAITH WORSHIP @ GAZEBO
    8am • Gazebo. Hot beverages available. Come for poetry, literature, conversation and prayer. We will meet outside this weekend, but move to an indoor location if it’s too cold.
  • WORSHIP with ALL SAINTS THEME
    10:30am •  Jackson Community Church.

    • Welcome New Members
    • Novembering: Bring an object or picture to place in the sanctuary for a few weeks, honoring the lives of our loved ones who have died.
    • Communion
    • Sunday School: Barry Chisholm
    • Story:  ‘Kingdom of God’ with Rev Gail Doktor
    • Accompanist: Alan Labrie
  • ALL SAINTS OBSERVANCE
    5pm • Jackson Community Church
    If you couldn’t participate in the morning observance of All Saints, come to the community observance in the evening. Bring an object or image of loved ones who have died. Place them in a safe and sacred space for public remembrance. Participate in brief ritual of remembrance.

UPCOMING EVENTS

GENERAL ELECTION
Tue, Nov 6
: 8am – 7pm • Whitney Community Center
Shifts for Election Volunteers:
11:45am–4pm  /  7–10pm or later (ballot counters)
From Jackson eNews: “Volunteers must be 18 or older and a resident of Jackson. Food and drinks will be provided! If you are interested in volunteering please contact Julie Hoyt, at the Selectmen’s Office, 603-383-4223 x100,  adminassist@jackson-nh.org.” Note: Residents of surrounding towns should contact their town clerks to learn about locations of General Election votes and opportunities to volunteer.
HOUSING FORUM UPDATE
Wed, Nov 7 • 5:30-7pm
Whitney Community Center

Free; all welcome. Includes light supper; childcare available. Our whole community is invited to a discussion about housing ideas and issues. At the Jackson Town Meeting last March, voters accepted a grant for a planning consultant to help the town discover ways to increase our housing diversity through housing and demographic studies, and by listening to many community members: business leaders, residents, town service people, people who work here but who have trouble finding suitable housing, and more. At the first Community Forum on housing in June, participants discussed what Jackson might look like in 5-10 years, and what type of housing we each might want to occupy then.

This second Community Forum provides an opportunity to hear the consultant’s findings from studies of our community and our housing needs, of state and local laws and regulations, and of successful steps taken in other towns. Much of this information is available at: https://www.jackson-nh.org/jackson-housing-opportunities-matter/events/14263

From the discussions to follow, members of the Jackson Housing Opportunities Matter (JHOM) group, and members of the Planning Board hope to determine what regulatory or non-regulatory options will best fit Jackson. This discussion is supported by the Town’s Selectmen and the Planning Board. All welcome!

HOLDING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS
Workshop to Develop Communication Skills
(Foster Listening & Respect even when We Disagree)
SAT, NOV 10
10am •  Conway Public Library
2pm • Old Library, Jackson
SUN, NOV 11
2pm • Whitney Community Center, Jackson
RSVP for one of these 90-minute sessions.
  • Foster listening, respect & honesty
  • Become a leader who creates safe community
  • Learn important elements for public discourse
This training session is hands-on, so participants leave with new skills or review existing skills. Workshops sponsored by Friends of Whitney Center and coordinated by member churches of the Clergy of the Eastern Slope, including Jackson Community Church. RSVP to event coordinators to participate.

Led by guest facilitator Bonnie Marden, mediator and peacebuilder. Bonnie facilitates and teaches groups to confront conflict and discover constructive energy for growth, new possibilities and healing. Her training encompasses mediation, intervention, trauma recovery and dialogue skills which she teaches in experiential and interactive settings. Peace-building and reconciliation requires self-awareness and the creation of new r relationships with others so that our communities are safe for all persons.