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

Ash Wednesday Schedule: Feb 17

  • ASHES to GO
    8-10am • JTown Deli
    Ashes available in individually-prepared packages, on take-away cards, or in-person from Rev Gail. COVID precautions required: masks and hand sanitizing.
  • ASHES to GO
    11am-1pm • JCC Sanctuary
    Ashes available in individually-prepared packages, on take-away cards, or in-person from Rev Gail. COVID precautions required: masks and hand sanitizing.
  • ASHES to GO
    4-4:30pm • Shannon Door
    Ashes available in individually-prepared packages, on take-away cards, or in-person from Rev Gail. COVID precautions required: masks and hand sanitizing.
  • ASHES to GO
    6-7pm • JCC Sanctuary
    Ashes available in individually-prepared packages, on take-away cards, or in-person from Rev Gail. COVID precautions required: masks and hand sanitizing.
  • ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP
    7pm • Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/142985761?pwd=T214WDhHRmxoYXE0dWRCNk53SFppQT09. 
    Option: Call on touch-tone phone: 929.436.2866, Meeting ID: 142985761, Password: 603603.
    Join us for scripture and prayer. Join us (email church for link) for a brief observance of Ash Wednesday. Note that we are also offering ‘Ashes to Go’ throughout the day: 8-10am (JTown), 11am-1pm (JCC), 4-4:30pm (Shannon Door), 6-7pm (JCC).

AROUND JCC & AROUND TOWN – Mon, Feb 8 – Sun, Feb 14

MON, Feb 8

  • Community Event: NH’s PBS ‘THE BLACK CHURCH’ Documentary Screening & Discussion
    6pm • Virtual: Click here for details and registration link.
    Produced in partnership with the New Hampshire Humanities, New Hampshire PBS presents an online screening and discussion of the new PBS documentary. This moving two-part series traces the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America, all the way down to its bedrock role as the site of African American survival and grace, organizing and resilience, thriving and testifying, autonomy and freedom, solidarity and speaking truth to power. Join us after the 30 minute screening for a discussion with New Hampshire Humanities Public Programs Director Dr. Tricia Peone, in conversation with Dr. Vaughn Booker, Assistant Professor of Religion and African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College.

TUE, Feb 9

  • 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.
  • NHCUCC Event: ANNUAL MEETING PLANNING 
    9am • Zoom
    Rev Gail attends as part of planning team
  • 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.
  • A YEAR of BIRDS with LORI KINSEY
    6:30pm • Zoom link required. Contact church by email: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org.
    Alternate: Call on touch-tone phone: 929 436 2866, Meeting ID: 872 6385 7026, Passcode: 2990233215
    Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center Executive Director and avid bird watcher Lori Jean Kinsey on a journey through a “Year Of Birds.”  Lori will highlight a bird or a group of birds for each month of the year. Looking at what makes them unique and how they are adapted to life in New Hampshire throughout the year!  All welcome. Presentation followed by brief Q&A. 

WED, Feb 10

  • 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
  • PROTESTANT CHAPEL ASSOCIATION MTG4pm • Zoom link pending.
    Closed meeting for members of the Protestant Chapel Association. If you are a member, you are invited to attend, and the link will be shared later this week, prior to the event.

THURS, Feb 11

  • 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.
  • Community Event: MAMMAL TRACKS & SIGNS
    7pm • Zoom link to be provided.
    Have you ever wondered what animals move through your yard when you’re not looking?  Or found tracks and wondered who made them? Dr. Rick Van de Poll will cover the basics of identifying and understanding approximately 30 common mammals in our region. Basic terminology of tracking and field identification of sign will be discussed. Multi-image slides will cover each of the species in their natural habitat and included discussion of their autecology. Check this link for more infio.

FRI, Feb 12

  • 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: FRIDAY SLIDERS & GLIDERS
    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 required. Contact church by email: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org.
    A series of discussions about birds that appear in scripture: this week we focus on eagles. Bring your adult beverage and your curiosity for a conversation about this concept as reflected in our sacred texts. 

SAT, Feb 13

  • Community Event: MAMMAL TRACKS & SIGNS FIELD PROGRAM
    9am (full) & 11:30am • Call 447-6991 or click here to register online (9am session currently full; reservations required).Dr. Rick Van de Poll will help participants  head out into the fields and woods behind Tin Mountain Conservation Center and practice field identification of mammal sign. Special emphasis will be given to habitat and behavior, and back-tracking exercises will clarify habits and haunts of the animals we encounter. A wrap-up session at the end will reinforce basic concepts and discuss conservation measures for the species. Dress for the weather, bring a lunch.
  • 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, Feb 14

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Zoom link required. Contact church by email: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org.
    Join us for poetry, prayer and conversation. Zoom-only.
  • CHOIR PRACTICE
    9am • Zoom link required. Contact church by email: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org.
    Welcoming new members! Join us to prepare songs for the coming year.
  • VIRTUAL WORSHIP & IN-PERSON
    10:30am •  Zoom link required. Contact church by email: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org.
    • Join us for worship with music, scripture, prayer and reflection.
    • Message by Rev Gail, 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.
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
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