Mother’s Day Worship Schedule: Sun, May 9

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Zoom link required: email jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org by Saturday @ 5pm for link.
    Join us for poetry, prayer and conversation. Zoom-only.
  • CHOIR PRACTICE
    9am • Zoom link required: email jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org by Saturday @ 5pm for link.
  • Virtual & In-Person WORSHIP with ALICE PEPPER & MEG PHILLIPS INTERVIEW plus CHORAL ‘CANON’ PERFORMANCE
    10:30am •  Zoom link required: email jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org by 9:15am for link.
    • Join us for worship with music, scripture, prayer and reflection.
    • Choral premier of acapella ‘Canon’
    • Live music by Alan Labrie
    • Interview with Alice Pepper by Meg Phillips and Rev Gail Doktor
    • Stay for virtual coffee hour (via Zoom only).
    • In-person attendance requires masks and social distancing.
    • 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.

This Week with JCC & around town: April 20-25

TUE, APRIL 20 – SUN, APRIL 25

TUE, April 20

  • Community Event: CHAIR YOGA
    10am • Zoom (pre-registration required: Pre-registration link.) 
    Free 6-week series/online class sponsored by the Friends of the Whitney Center. Exercise is a key component of a happy, healthy life at any age. If you are looking to create a stronger back or core, needing to stretch from head to toe, well grab a chair and a yoga strap and prepare to explore body strength, mobility and flexibility as this class/series will support you in healthy habits. Includes exercises for strengthening, mobility and flexibility to bring health to the whole body from head to toe. Anjali Rose will guide you virtually in your own home. Dress comfortably, bring a water bottle, chair and yoga strap and commit to a healthier you. Upon registration, any other specifics will be sent to you.
  • CLERGY LUNCH
    12:30-2pm • Zoom.
    Meeting of Clergy of the Eastern Slope for peer work and community networking. Rev Gail attends.
  • Community Resource: LIBRARY for PICKUP or BROWSING by APPOINTMENT
    2-6pm • Jackson Library
    Pick up holds, print items, or book an appointment to stay on site and browse.
    Request appointments:  https://jacksonlibrary.simplybook.me/v2/. 
    Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • Community Event: VIRTUAL YOGA
    4:30pm • Zoom
    The Friends of the Whitney welcome back yoga instructor, Anjali Rose to host virtual yoga. This yoga class is free to Jackson community residents and is designed for all levels to participate. Each person attending can register and upon registration will receive an email within 24 hours with the Zoom link for the class. It’s important to register as soon as you can and no later than 2pm on Tuesdays.
    • Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZclceGgqzIpHdXzJDVEGz…
    • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
    • If you are new to yoga and have questions, please reach out to Anjali at: anjalirose15@gmail.com with questions.
    • Community Event: SPRINGTIME TRIVIA (Starts 4/15 and runs for 10 days)
      The Jackson Public Library and eight area libraries offer Springtime Trivia to make the competition extra interesting.

WED, April 21

  • FITNESS with LAURIE McALEER
    9am • JCC Parish House (in-person)
    Join us for a free, gentle fitness class. Please let Laurie McAleer know you will attend. Masking and social distancing required.
  • PARISH HOUSE/FIRST FLOOR CLEANUP
    Stay after fitness class to help organize and clear away seasonal bins.
  • Community Resource: LIBRARY for PICKUP or BROWSING by APPOINTMENT
    2-5pm • Jackson Library
    Pick up holds, print items, or book an appointment to stay on site and browse.
    Request appointments:  https://jacksonlibrary.simplybook.me/v2/. 
    Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • Community Event: SPRINGTIME TRIVIA (Starts 4/15 and runs for 10 days)
    The Jackson Public Library and eight area libraries offer Springtime Trivia to make the competition extra interesting.
  • COUNCIL MEETING
    7pm • Zoom link and password required. Contact the church for this info: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
    Meeting of staff and lay leaders of church regarding governance and finances, programs and projects to support the operations and ministry of the church. 

THURS, April 22

  • Community Resource: LIBRARY for PICKUP or BROWSING by APPOINTMENT
    2-6pm • Jackson Library
    Pick up holds, print items, or book an appointment to stay on site and browse. Request appointments:    https://jacksonlibrary.simplybook.me/v2/. 
    Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • Community Service: WAY STATION SHIFT
    1pm • Food pickup
    2:30pm • Curbside package preparation
    5pm • Shift at curbside with guests
    @ 15 Grove St, North Conway, NH
    Rev Gail and JCC volunteers serve this weekly outreach to local homeless and housing-insecure residents.
  • Community Event: SPRING BIRDS & WATER FOWL
    7pm • Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/91046407661
    Join us for a discussion of birds that we can expect to see during our upcoming Ducks and Donuts field trip. Learn about common waterfowl species and their unique field identification markings, along with some facts about the ecology of these charismatic species. We’ll also take some time to talk about other early spring birds in the area.
  • Community Event: SPRINGTIME TRIVIA (Starts 4/15 and runs for 10 days)
    The Jackson Public Library and eight area libraries offer Springtime Trivia to make the competition extra interesting.
    • To compete, please register your team – no limit on team size. Register anytime, all rounds will be posted and remain open throughout.
    • Team name, library, and scores will be public.
    • Your email address will be added to a trivia email group, this will allow teams to communicate directly.
    • The first round will post to the group on 4/15 – you will get it in your email – and every night afterward for ten days.
    • The team with the highest score at the end, will win a book for their library’s collection.
    • The Library with the highest average score across times will also win a book of their choice.

FRI, April 23

  • Community Resource: LIBRARY for PICKUP or BROWSING by APPOINTMENT
    2-5pm • Jackson Library
    Pick up holds, print items, or book an appointment to stay on site and browse.Request appointments:   https://jacksonlibrary.simplybook.me/v2/.  Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATIONS 
    5pm •  Zoom link and password required. Contact the church for this info: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
    Conversation about this week’s scripture.
  • Community Event: SPRINGTIME TRIVIA (Starts 4/15 and runs for 10 days)
    The Jackson Public Library and eight area libraries offer Springtime Trivia to make the competition extra interesting.

SAT, April 24

  • Community Event: DUCKS & DONUTS
    8:30am until 11:30am • In-person/register for meeting location.
    Space is limited; reservations required. Call 447-6991 or click here to register online.
    Cost: $5/person
    The streams and ponds are opening up and ducks are returning.  We’ll explore the old course of the Saco River and other open water in search of wood ducks, hooded mergansers, common golden eyes, and other early migrants.  Bring binoculars and we’ll bring the donuts! 
  • Community Resource: LIBRARY for PICKUP or BROWSING by APPOINTMENT
    10am – 2pm • Jackson Library
    Pick up holds, print items, or book an appointment to stay on site and browse. Request appointments:  https://jacksonlibrary.simplybook.me/v2/. Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • Community Event: SPRINGTIME TRIVIA (Starts 4/15 and runs for 10 days)
    The Jackson Public Library and eight area libraries offer Springtime Trivia to make the competition extra interesting.

SUN, April 25

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Zoom link and password required. Contact the church for this info: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
    Join us for poetry, prayer and conversation. Zoom-only.
  • CHOIR PRACTICE
    9am • Zoom link and password required. Contact the church for this info: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
  • VIRTUAL WORSHIP (Zoom) & IN-PERSON with Rev Pojen Lee
    10:30am •  Zoom link and password required. Contact the church for this info: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
    • Join us for worship with music, scripture, prayer and reflection.
    • Message by retired JCC pastor Rev Pojen Lee:
    • RSVP to church attend in-person so we can maintain COVID safety
    • Live music by Alan Labrie
    • Stay for virtual coffee hour (via Zoom only).
    • In-person attendance requires masks and social distancing.
    • 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.
  • RECEPTION for REV POJEN LEE (in-person)
    11:30-ish • Whitney Community Center’s Pavilion (in schoolyard)
    Meet to socialize safely and greet Rev Pojen Lee.

THIS WEEKEND
At JCC & Around Town

Sat, Mar 20 – Sun, Mar 21

SAT, Mar 20

  • Community Event: 35th ANNUAL FIRST SEASON AUCTION KICKOFF (Tin Mountain)
    7pm • Zoom & Live
    Plans for this year’s virtual event are underway and include a LIVE kick-off evening as well as an online auction similar to last year. The live portion is scheduled for March 20.  The online auction will open that night and close the following Sunday night, March 28, 2021. All proceeds from the auction benefit Tin Mountain. More information for live kickoff by clicking here.

SUN, MAR 21: Lenten Sunday

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Zoom link and password required. Contact the church: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
    Option: Call on touch-tone phone: 929.436.2866, Meeting ID: 142985761. Password required.
    Join us for poetry, prayer and conversation. Zoom-only.
  • CHOIR PRACTICE
    9am • Zoom link and password required. Contact the church: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
    Option: Call on touch-tone phone: 929.436.2866, Meeting ID: 142985761. Password required.
    Welcoming new members! Join us to prepare songs for the coming year.
  • VIRTUAL WORSHIP (Zoom) & IN-PERSON 
    10:30am •  Zoom link and password required. Contact the church: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org
    • Join us for worship with music, scripture, prayer and reflection.
    • Message by Rev Gail, live music by Alan Labrie
    • Lenten series on Beatitudes
    • Stay for virtual coffee hour (via Zoom only).
    • In-person attendance requires masks and social distancing.
    • Option: Call on touch-tone phone: 929.436.2866, Meeting ID: 142985761. Password required.
    • 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.
  • A FATHER’s KADDISH: Virtual Film Screening and Q&A 
    4pm (zoom event) • Register through Eventbrite: link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/142521400345
    • A Father’s Kaddish tells the story of how Steven Branfman used the art of pottery to help him work through his grief after the death of his 23-year-old son. The film is a potent and moving journey through the universal experience of loss, mourning and rebuilding a life. Co-Sponsored by Mt Washington Valley Chavurah, Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, Jackson Community Church, Clergy of the Eastern Slope
    • FACEBOOK link: https://fb.me/e/3Y98BcSYF (click on tickets to register in Eventbrite)
    • EVENTBRITE link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/142521400345
    • To learn more about the film, please visit the websiteafatherskaddish.com
    • Registration required to receive event links described below.
      • VIMEO link to pre-screen documentary will be available Thurs, Mar 18 – Sun, Mar 21
      •  ZOOM link for live program on Sun, March 21. Starts 4pm with final common screening of 30-minute documentary followed by 4:30pm Q&A with director Jen Kaplan and artist/father Steven Branfman

BLACK HISTORY MONTH (Racial Justice Programs – Early March)

SUPPORTING DIVERSITY & INCLUSION in the OUTDOORS:
A Sense of Place Community Forum

WED • 6:30pm

This event is free. Please register for the event at bit.ly/2NcStjR.

How can we cultivate a more inclusive outdoor recreation community in the Mount Washington Valley?

On Wednesday, March 3 from 6:30-8PM live via Zoom, the public is invited to participate in “Supporting Diversity & Inclusion in the Outdoors,” a Sense of Place community forum. Join us to consider what practical steps user groups, local businesses, and local community members can take to support more diverse participation in the outdoors. Panelists from the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, REI, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Venture Out Project will share their perspectives, followed by a facilitated discussion. Emily Greene from the Saco Watershed Collaborative and Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve will moderate. This event is free. Please register for the event at bit.ly/2NcStjR.

About the Panelists:

Kent Jackson, Director of Education at the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Boston, MA, is a seasoned environmental educator who has successfully created, developed, directed, and evaluated environmental youth leadership programs. He is a certified American Canoe Association Instructor, a Wilderness First Responder and a Leave No Trace Master Educator.

James Saunders is Logistics and Marketing Coordinator for The Venture Out Project.

Becky Smith is Director of Retail for REI’s Washington, DC flagship store.

Janet Zeller served as the National Accessibility Program Manager for the U.S. Forest Service for 17 years, and wrote their ADA guidelines. She is now retired, but continues her work as an Accessibility Specialist in outdoor recreation.

VIDEO SCREENING & DISCUSSION ofLADAINIAN TOMLINSON and
The Backstory Behind His Hall of Fame Speech on Unity | NFL 360

***** Tue, Mar 9 • 7pm *****
(corrected date)

CORRECTED date for this discussion due to schedule conflict that Rev Gail didn’t catch in original scheduling for this program.

Zoom gathering:

To preview the 20-minute video of the interview with LaDainian Tomlinson: https://youtu.be/uUZ02WkG3Qk
Introductory statements from Dr. Tony DeLuca:
“I would appreciate it if you would share this with the members of the congregation. As an historian and  someone who is involved in the spiritual life of the church, I feel I have a duty and a responsibility to make this information available to others. The timing is most apropos given that’s it’s Black History Month and we are still enjoying the aftermath of the Super Bowl experience. It’s the type of thing I hope we will be able, in the not-too-distant future, to come together as a group and engage in another form of Christian conversation.”

Tony DeLuca continues: “The video presents a positive alternative to the highly-charged, confrontational nature of the events of the past year. The video is not rhetorical. It’s personal. It provides valuable insights into how we can approach the goal of racial harmony. To paraphrase Shakespeare: “The solution lies not in the stars, but in ourselves.” The timing is right. I suggest we arrange to do this via ZOOM as soon as possible.”

Tony Deluca will help us think about this 2017 video message from football professional and NFL Hall of Fame recipient LaDainian Tomlinson.

AT JCC & AROUND TOWN: Mar 2-7

Ongoing – Lenten Devotionals (downloadable copies): 
https://jacksoncommunitychurch.org/lenten-devotionals/ (password required to access copyright-protected content).
Note: New addition to the Lenten resources available for individuals and families on the Beatitudes. 

TUE, Mar 2

  • LENTEN STUDY GROUPThe Walk by Adam Hamilton
    9:30am • Zoom (link & password required: contact JCC)
    • Join Sue Davidson for a bible study focused on The Walk by Adam Hamilton. It helps participants develop five spiritual practices that allow us to walk closer with God.
    • A few copies of this book are available to borrow inside JCC’s front doors, on the Lent-Easter library shelves. Otherwise, you may order e-book or hard copy on Amazon
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church 
  • CLERGY LUNCH
    12:30-2pm • Zoom.
    Meeting of Clergy of the Eastern Slope for peer work and community networking. Rev Gail attends.
  • Community Resource: LIBRARY for PICKUP or BROWSING by APPOINTMENT
    2-6pm • Jackson Library
    Pick up holds, print items, or book an appointment to stay on site and browse.
    Request appointments:  https://jacksonlibrary.simplybook.me/v2/. 
    Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • Community Event: VIRTUAL YOGA
    4:30pm • Zoom
    The Friends of the Whitney welcome back yoga instructor, Anjali Rose to host virtual yoga to the community for the next six weeks. This yoga class is free to Jackson community residents and is designed for all levels to participate. The process to sign up is simple, the registration link is listed here, each person attending can register and upon registration will receive an email within 24 hours with the Zoom link for the class. It’s important to register as soon as you can and no later than 2:00 on Tuesday.
  • DEACONS MEETING
    7pm • Zoom (link & password required: contact JCC)
    Deacons meet to report on community care planning and also to plan upcoming worship themes and experiences.

WED, Mar 3

  • DE-GREENING/DE-BIRDING the SANCTUARY
    10am • JCC
    Volunteers meet to remove birds and winter greens from sanctuary and prepare for Lenten themes such as Stations of the Cross.
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • Community Resource: LIBRARY for PICKUP or BROWSING by APPOINTMENT
    2-5pm • Jackson Library
    Pick up holds, print items, or book an appointment to stay on site and browse.
    Request appointments:  https://jacksonlibrary.simplybook.me/v2/. 
    Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • Community Event: PLANT BASED COOKING with ANJALI ROSE (zoom)
    5pm • Register in advance with this link.
    Adult cooking using plant-based recipes. Anjali sends recipe ahead of time so you can have ingredients gathered for the class. REGISTER by 4pm Tuesday!
  • Community Event: SUPPORTING DIVERSITY & INCLUSION in the OUTDOORS: A Sense of Place Forum (zoom)
    6pm • Click here to register. The event is free. How can we cultivate a more inclusive outdoor recreation community in the Mount Washington Valley? Join us to consider what practical steps user groups, local businesses, and local community members can take to support more diverse participation in the outdoors. Panelists from the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, REI, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Venture Out Project will share their perspectives, followed by a facilitated discussion. Emily Greene from the Saco Watershed Collaborative and Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve will moderate.
  • Local Class: BEGINNING LANDSCAPE PAINTING: Trees and Snow (zoom)
    Jackson Art class series. Registration required. Questions: Contact 603-387-3463. Cost and information available through link: https://www.jacksonartnh.com/event-registration/?ee=1093

THURS, Mar 4

  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • Community Resource: LIBRARY for PICKUP or BROWSING by APPOINTMENT
    2-6pm • Jackson Library
    Pick up holds, print items, or book an appointment to stay on site and browse.
    Request appointments:  https://jacksonlibrary.simplybook.me/v2/. 
    Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • Community Service: WAY STATION SHIFT
    3pm • Curbside package preparation
    5pm • Shift at curbside with guests
    15 Grove St, North Conway, NH
    Rev Gail and JCC volunteers serve this weekly outreach to local homeless and housing-insecure residents.

FRI, Mar 5

  • Community Resource: LIBRARY for PICKUP or BROWSING by APPOINTMENT
    2-5pm • Jackson Library
    Pick up holds, print items, or book an appointment to stay on site and browse.Request appointments:   https://jacksonlibrary.simplybook.me/v2/.  Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • Community Event: FIRST FRIDAY SAMPLER (Mountain Top Music)
    Enjoy excerpts of past First 
    Fridays, and a few surprises! You might even hear a bit of orchestra music. Get your free ticket code here.
  • Community Event: FRIDAY SLIDERS & GLIDERS (Weather Dependent)
    1 pm (Gliders) • 1:15 pm (Sliders) • 1:30 pm (Easy Sliders) • Jackson XC Ski Center (JXC)
    Note from JXC: Registration required. Call: 603-383-9355.
  • C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATIONS 
    5pm • Zoom (link & password required: contact JCC)
    A series of discussions about Beatitudes. Bring your adult beverage and your curiosity. 

SAT, Mar 6

  • Community Resource: LIBRARY for PICKUP or BROWSING by APPOINTMENT
    10am – 2pm • Jackson Library
    Pick up holds, print items, or book an appointment to stay on site and browse. Request appointments:  https://jacksonlibrary.simplybook.me/v2/. Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org

SUN, MAR 7: Third Sunday in Lent

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Zoom (link & password required: contact JCC)
    Join us for poetry, prayer and conversation. Zoom-only.
  • CHOIR PRACTICE
    9am • Zoom (link & password required: contact JCC)
    Welcoming new members! Join us to prepare songs for the coming year.
  • VIRTUAL WORSHIP (Zoom) & IN-PERSON
    10:30am •  (link & password required: contact JCC)
    • Join us for worship with music, scripture, prayer and reflection.
    • Message by Rev Gail, live music by Alan Labrie
    • Lenten series on Beatitudes
    • Stay for virtual coffee hour (via Zoom only).
    • In-person attendance requires masks and social distancing.
    • 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
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