Materials for the Meeting:
- Annual report for 2020: PDF of 2020 Annual Report
Zoom Link for the Meeting on Wed, Jan 20 @ 7pm:
- Zoom Link Required. Contact church via email: email@example.com for info.
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY PEACE WALK
Noon • Departing at noon from Eagles Way (parking along Eagles Way – the access road to Kennett HS – will be available).
Walk proceeds north along Rte 16 sidewalks for 2.6 miles to Schouler Park, North Conway. A closing Peace Circle will occur at Schouler Park approximately within time frame 1:30-2:15. SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASK WEARING is requested and will be monitored at all Being Peace MWV events.A PEACE TREE for writing and hanging messages of peace will be at both live events.
More info or to follow along virtually: On Being Peace Mount Washington Valley: www.beingpeacemwv.org
VIRTUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY DAY CELEBRATION
(World Fellowship Center & UUFES Co-Sponsor)
6pm • Zoom link required.
ALSO: Wednesday, January 20, (Inauguration Day). PEACE VIGIL
At Schouler Park, 10 am – 11:40 am Being Peace through sitting and walking meditation. Closing Circle to follow meditations. Instruction in meditation available. More info or to follow along virtually: On Being Peace Mount Washington Valley: www.beingpeacemwv.org
Reflection: Work of Peace – Doves at Work
Note: MLK PROGRAMMING UPDATES
will be provided in separate message.
SUN, Jan 17
NOTE: ANNUAL MEETING on Wed, Jan 20 @ 7pm
Unfortunately, churches at a nationwide level received notification this weekend to be cautious about opening and using our buildings for any reason, especially on Sun, Jan 17 and Wed, Jan 20. Local police also passed along caution. Apparently some churches and faith communities — including UCC churches — are considered potential targets during this period of social and political unrest.
Notably, the NH Conference of the UCC (United Church of Christ) has investigated further, checking in with Homeland Security, FBI and NH State Police, and finds that threats to churches and faith communities in our state are not considered credible or active. Yet caution is recommended.
The JCC church council has chosen to keep the building closed, including locking the front doors, for safety from Jan 17-20. This is the first time in five years we have intentionally locked our sanctuary. We remained open even through COVID-19.
Zoom programming will continue as planned, including worship and our annual meeting. As of now, however, all in-person activity is suspended through Wed, Jan 20. Rev Gail will lead worship remotely.
We regretfully request that no one enter the building. Even if you have a key, you are asked not to use it. We will keep everyone posted during the week.