CONNECT with HANDS-FREE VIRTUAL ZOOM WORSHIP

Meanwhile, all church-based gatherings in the church and old red library have been suspended. Instead, we’re offering:

  • LIVE STREAMING
  • ZOOM WORSHIP for participatory experiences!
    • If using a computer, tablet, pad or phone with a camera and microphone, download the Zoom app (free). Allow time BEFORE worship to download the software if you want to participate via computer. Link to download free software: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting
    • If using your phone without the Zoom app, simply dial the phone numbers provided below. You’ll have sound (audio-only).

ZOOM: 8am INTERFAITH GATHERINGS on Sunday!

  • Join Zoom Meeting from your computer or pad or phone using Zoom application:
  • Join Zoom meeting by phone:
    • One tap mobile
      +19294362866,,827449013 (press #)
    • Dial: 929.436.2866
      Meeting ID: 827 449 013 (press #)

ZOOM: 10:30am WORSHIP on Sunday!

  • Join Zoom Meeting from your computer or pad or phone using Zoom application:
  • Join Zoom meeting by phone:
    • One tap mobile
    • +19294362866,,142985761#
    • Dial: 929.436.2866
    • Meeting ID: 142 985 761 (press #)

How we’re caring for each other. Changes to worship (sanctuary open, in-person gatherings suspended, introducing remote worship & gathering plans). Community support. Spiritual resources, and Jackson eNews list of ‘to do’ ideas!

Whitney Community Center loaned JCC their sandwich board. One church family is posting hopeful and thankful messages every day! Send us your hopeful quotes & thanks to add to the board! Email them to jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org

SANCTUARY OPEN & WORSHIPING in NEW (REMOTE) WAYS!

24/7 Place to Pray

Our doors to our sanctuary remain open 24/7 for personal prayer and individual worship. Please use hand sanitizers as you come and go, and wipe down door knobs in your coming and going.

New Ways to Worship
Meanwhile, all church-based gatherings in the church and old red library have been suspended. Instead, we’re offering:

  • LIVE STREAMING
  • EDITED VIDEOS of those worship events
    • Posted to website and Facebook page afterward.
  • ZOOM WORSHIP for participatory experiences!
    • **We encourage you to choose this option if you have internet access via computer or a phone, so you can join us live during worship, either by video or audio-only on phone.**
    • If using a computer, download the Zoom app (free). Allow time BEFORE worship to download the software if you want to participate via computer. Link to download free software: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting
    • If using your phone, dial the phone numbers provided below.

ZOOM: 8am INTERFAITH GATHERINGS on Sunday!

  • Join Zoom Meeting from your computer using Zoom application:
  • Join Zoom meeting by phone:
    • One tap mobile
      +19294362866,,827449013#
    • Dial by location:
      • US (NY)
        +13126266799,,827449013#
      • Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adFBEMZBc
    • Meeting ID: 827 449 013

ZOOM: 10:30am WORSHIP on Sunday!

  • Join Zoom Meeting from your computer using Zoom application:
  • Join Zoom meeting by phone:
    • One tap mobile
    • +19294362866,,142985761#
    • Dial by location:
      • US (NY)
        +13126266799,,142985761#
      • Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adFBEMZBcP
    • Meeting ID: 142 985 761

Perks of this kind of worship:

  • Bring your breakfast and favorite hot beverage to your own personal worship space.
  • Stay cozy! Stay casual!
  • Light a candle or set out flowers to make your “personal worship space” special if you’d like.
  • Place a glass or small vase in the area where you’re participate and plan to put your offering in it during worship, then leave it out during this time, to remind you to continue giving. Alternately, Consider online giving as a great option: we have a DONATE button on our site.
  • Be prepared to share a symbol of hope and renewal with each other, if you’d like to do so!
  • Bring your prayer requests, or send them in advance to Rev Gail.

We anticipate adding other creative Zoom offerings, from hymn sings to meditations in the next few days.

CIRCLE of CARING and OTHER SAFETY NETS

JCC’s CIRCLE of CARING

Volunteers from around the community are helping. We make friendly check-ins with vulnerable friends and neighbors. Mostly, we call and say hello. Weask if people have any other needs that require additional help. If more help than a friendly call is required, and it’s outside the buddy’s role, referrals may go through Rev Gail to make other safety and helping connections as needed. So far, we have conducted visits (before the virus kept us apart), made phone calls, grocery runs, mail pickups, delivered meals and flowers delivered!

People not already connected with a ‘buddy’ are being connected to more Jackson and Bartlett neighbors anxious to help each other.  Please alert us if you know of anyone who needs check-in to take care of basic needs like mail or groceries, or simply a regular HELLO by phone! If you’d like to be a ‘buddy’ for a neighbor, and make some calls to keep them cheered and connected, let us know!

Church leaders will also be calling all of our friends and members just to check on everyone!

Other safety nets:

  • JACKSON BRIDGE is a community helpers list and connector service. In their own words: “We are proud to offer a new community listserv, we have named, Jackson Bridge, designed to help unite helpful people with neighbors needing a boost. A listserv is an electronic mailing list to which you can subscribe and then any message that is sent to it gets distributed to everyone else who is subscribed. We encourage anyone in our Jackson Community, who is willing to help another or who needs some help to sign up. More information, including some guidelines for usage on our the library’s new Jackson Bridge webpage.
  • GOOD MORNING PROJECT with SHERIFF & POLICE
    (Available in Conway, Bartlett & Jackson). The program is in place to assist senior citizens of the community, who live alone, to continue living an independent lifestyle through daily check-ins. To participate in the program one must:
    • Must reside within the Conway/North Conway, Bartlett or Jackson
    • Live alone, or if you live with another person, that person is unable to render you assistance in an emergency.
    • Be able to call the Conway Police Department every day before  10 a.m.
    • Must notify the Conway Police Department if you will be away or unable to call in. (For example: you are going away with relatives for a few days, or you will be gone during the normal check-in time for an appointment or a day trip)
    1. In the event Police dispatchers do not hear from you by 10 a.m., they will  attempt to call.
    2. When contact cannot be made by telephone, a patrol unit responds to the resident to check on the welfare of the member.

      If you are interested in participating in this program or know of someone who may be interested in being a part of it, call Project Good Morning 356-5785 or 356-5786

      If you live in any other town in Carroll County to contact the Carroll County  Sheriff’s office at 603-539-2284.  for the programs available in your town.
  • Granite United Way COVID19 RELIEF FUND
    Go to  www.graniteuw.org or text GUWHELPS to 41444 to make a gift or to learn more about this fund. 100% of all donations go directly to individuals and families in need due to COVID19.

SPIRITUAL RESOURCES

ILLUSTRATED MINISTRY:

GATHR:

SALT PROJECT

  • Progressive Christian blog with inspiration poetry, meditations, commentaries and more

ON BEING with KRISTA TIPPETT

CENTER for CONTEMPLATION & ACTION

  • Podcasts, daily meditations and online learning As founder with Fr. Richard Rohr’s and core faculty including Cynthia Bourgeault, James Finley, Barbara Holmes, and Brian McLaren.

PLUM VILLAGE

  • Mindfulness through a community founded by Bhuddist leader Thich Nhat Hanh. Dharma talks. Meditation apps. More.

Ideas of things to do, collected by and shared in the Jackson enews:


  • Free online courses offered by Ivy League colleges:
    https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/?fbclid=IwAR0czwtDOcaRXk83n-l3B6Bi3g4rVLdlXm-SeOKBPI0efVdRcfKhhxyc7ng
  • Take a virtual museum tour with  Google Arts and Culture. The online platform provides digital tours of more than 2,500 museums and galleries around the world. 
  • Stream a live performance or concert
    • New York City’s Metropolitan Opera announced that it would stream a performance from its archives for every night through the duration of the closure, starting Monday, March 16. The Nightly Met Opera Streams, which start at 7:30 p.m. (EST), pull from the renowned opera house’s award-winning Live in HD series, which includes encore presentations such as 19th-century French composer Georges Bizet’s Carmen. The recordings be available to view for free on the Met Opera homepage for 20 hours after they’re streamed.
    • 92Y, has made its online archives—which contain hundreds of recordings of readings, concerts, and educational talks—free to the public during this time.
    • The Berlin Philharmonic is dropping the subscription fee to its online video streaming service, known as its Digital Concert Hall, and will offer archival performances to home audiences for free during the closure. 
    • Other major opera houses and concert halls around the world have similar plans to stream free archival performances over the coming weeks, among them: London’s Wigmore Hall, Munich’s Bavarian State Opera, the Vienna State Opera, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
    • John Legend hosted a free concert on Instagram Live as part of “Together, at Home,” a new series of online concerts presented by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Global Citizen.
  • Daily Instagram Live dance party hosted by Lady Gaga’s former backup dancer (follow him at @mkik808), or try a free virtual workout class (yoga, HIIT, and Barre) offered through April 1 on the Down Dog iOS and Android app
  • Educational courses for at-home kids – Scholastic’s  “Learn at Home” website.

THIS WEEK at JCC and AROUND TOWN: TUE, Mar 10 – SUN, Mar 15

NOTE

TUE, Mar 10

  • UCC Event: NORTH COUNTRY ASSOCIATION CLERGY GATHERING
    11:30am • Gorham
    UCC clergy and NH UCC conference area minister meet for lunch and work. Rev Gail attends.
  • Private: HARP LESSONS
    Afternoon • Jackson Community Church
    Offered by instructor and musician Dominique Dodge.
  • Closed Community Event: DAISY SCOUTS
    Meeting of local scout troop.
  • Community Event: BOOK GROUP
    4:30pm • Jackson Public Library
    Discussing There, There as a book group.
  • Community Event: BINGO for a CAUSE
    6pm • Red Parka, Glen, NH
    Jen’s Friends benefits tonight.
  • LENTEN BIBLE STUDY GROUP
    6:30pm • Conway Public Library, North Conway
    Max Lucado’s book Jesus. Bring your own copy of the book. Runs through April 7.
  • Community Event: PRESENTATION by JIM INNES, SACO DISTRICT RANGER 7pm • Bartlett Public Library
    Jim oversees all the resource management activities for the 250,000 acre portion of the White Mountain National Forest that the district encompasses. Jim has worked at all levels of forestry in the Forest Service: as a field forester in Michigan and Montana to policy expert in Washington D.C. The library has chosen The Big Burn by Timothy Egan as a companion read. More info.

WED, Mar 11

  • TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer 
    9am • Parish House. 
    Fitness class. Free; open to public. Stretching and fitness workouts with certified fitness coach Laurie McAleer. Exercises can be adjusted to individual needs. Weather-dependent; if school is cancelled, class is cancelled.

THURS, Mar 12

  • Community Service: WAY STATION
    9am & 5pm • 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Friends, members & staff of Jackson Community Church are among volunteers to staff these shifts. Weather-dependent; if school is cancelled, Way Station is closed.
  • YIN RESTORATIVE YOGA for the Mindful Body with Anjali Rose 9am • Jackson Community Church
    Note: 6 weeks $60. Contact Anjali Rose for more info. Weather-dependent; if school is cancelled, yoga is cancelled.
  • Community Event: TODDLER STORYTIME
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Event: EVENING CRAFT-UP
    4pm • Jackson Public Library
    Bring an existing craft to do with neighbors at the library!
  • AA
    6:30pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
  • Community Event: MARCH ECOFORUM – WARMER WINDOWS
    Noon • Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Nature Learning Center, Albany
    More info. Is your heat going right out the window along with your money? Tin Mountain Energy Team is hoping to put a stop to that. Come learn about an exciting project coming to the valley this fall where area residents can come together to build window inserts and community.
  • Community Event: DINE TO DONATE @ SHANNON DOOR Evening • Shannon Door, Jackson, NH
    Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation benefits from the pizza fundraiser. More info.

FRI, Mar 13

  • Closed Class: AVALANCHE CLASS
    9am-5pm • Jackson Community Church
    Class for back country skiers, winter hikers and emergency-responders to train for preparedness in avalanche conditions.
  • UCC Event: DEANS TRAINING RETREAT
    Friday thru Saturday Evening • Oceanwood, Ocean Park, ME
    Rev Gail & Chris attend as deans of Family Camp for Horton Center. Preparation of deans and counselor for Horton Center and Pilgrim Lodge summer camps.

SAT, Mar 14

  • Community Event: MENS GROUP
    7:30am • Wentworth Inn
    Meeting of friends and members for breakfast and fellowship.
  • Community Event: SNOWSHOE HIKE of FRANKENSTEIN CLIFFS
    8am – Noon • Meet at Grants parking lot, Glen
    Strap on your snowshoes and join Tin Mountain as we enjoy rugged views and search for signs of wildlife in the snow on the Frankenstein Cliffs Trail. This moderate hike will take full advantage of March’s deep snow and warmer temperatures. 206 mile RT and 900 feet of elevation gain. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow ours. Reservations requested: call 603-447-6991.
  • UCC Event: DEANS TRAINING RETREAT
    Friday thru Saturday Evening • Oceanwood, Ocean Park, ME
    Rev Gail & Chris attend as deans of Family Camp for Horton Center. Preparation of deans and counselor for Horton Center and Pilgrim Lodge summer camps.

SUN, Mar 15 – Lent

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation.
  • CHOIR REHEARSAL
    9-9:15am / Vocal Warmup & 9:15-10am Rehearsal • Jackson Community Church
    Guest choir director Billy Carleton joins us to prepare choir for Easter worship performance.
  • SUNDAY WORSHIP – Lent
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Message: Rev Gail Pomeroy Doktor
    * Music director & instrumentalist: Alan Labrie
  • Community Event: WINDBORNE WORKSHOP & PUBLIC CONCERT
    * 3-5pm • Workshop / Mountain Top Music
    * 7pm • Concert / Brown Church, Conway Village
    For 15 years, Windborne has collected and studied polyphonic vocal music from traditional singing masters of cultures around the world. Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the characteristics and stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing.  More info. Tickets/reservations.
  • Community Event: RACIAL JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS
    3:30pm • Jackson Public Library
    Last of 6-part series to hold conversations on racial justice and how our community can become more self-aware and active around this issue. Joint program sponsored by Jackson Public Library & Jackson Community Church. If you haven’t already joined us and want to attend,  RSVP to learn what we covered in the earlier sessions and feel free to join us for as many conversations as possible! Free and open to public.

THIS WEEK at JCC and AROUND TOWN: TUE, Mar 3 – SUN, Mar 8

Note: Rev Gail will be away with family for the upcoming weekend, due an extended family health concern. Gerry Tilton will provide guest preaching, church deacons will facilitate worship.

TUE, Mar 3 

  • CLERGY LUNCH
    12:30pm • Brown Church
    Clergy gathering to plan ecumenical events. Rev Gail attends.
  • Community Event: BOOK GROUP – Living on the Wind
    4pm • Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albnay, NH
  • Community Event: CRAFTERNOON
    Noon • Jackson Public Library
    Bring an unfinished craft to the library and work with others while you visit, too.
  • Community Event: BINGO for a CAUSE
    6pm • Red Parka, Glen, NH
    Benefits the Retired Service Volunteer Program (RSVP). More info.
  • LENTEN BIBLE STUDY GROUP
    6:30pm • Starbucks, North Conway
    Max Lucado’s book Jesus. Moves to Conway Public Library next week. Bring your own copy of the book. Runs through April 7.

WED, Mar 4

  • TUNE UP FITNESS with Laurie McAleer 
    9am • Parish House. 
    Fitness class. Free; open to public. Stretching and fitness workouts with certified fitness coach Laurie McAleer. Exercises can be adjusted to individual needs. Weather-dependent; if school is cancelled, class is cancelled.

THURS, Mar 5

  • Community Service: WAY STATION
    9am & 5pm • 15 Grove St, No Conway
    Friends, members & staff of Jackson Community Church are among volunteers to staff these shifts. Weather-dependent; if school is cancelled, Way Station is closed.
  • YIN RESTORATIVE YOGA for the Mindful Body with Anjali Rose9am • Jackson Community Church
    Note: 6 weeks $60. Contact Anjali Rose for more info. Weather-dependent; if school is cancelled, yoga is cancelled.
  • Community Event: TODDLER STORYTIME
    10:30am • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Event: EVENING CRAFT-UP
    4pm • Jackson Public Library
    Bring an existing craft to do with neighbors at the library!
  • AA
    6:30pm • Jackson Community Church, 2nd Floor
  • Community Event: MOUNTAIN SAFETY & RESCUE: Beyond the 10 Essentials
    6pm • Tuckerman Brewing Company
    More info. What happens when you do it all right and things still go wrong? Join this forum to hear stories from the front lines of accidents and adventures Includes: Snow Rangers, Mountain Rescue Service, Conway Fire Department, and NH Fish and Game.
  • Community Event: TANZANIA – Birds, Big Game and a Taste of Maasai Culture7pm • Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Nature Learning Center, Albany
    Based on a Feb. 2019 trip to Tanzania, TMCC member and volunteer Charlie Nims will share his birding safari adventure through the Northern Circuit of Tanzania including Tarangire NP, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, finishing with a quick visit to Zanzibar. More info.

FRI, Mar 6

  • Community Event: FIRST FRIDAY CONCERT – The Pete and Justice Show.
    Noon • Brown Church, Conway Village.
    Sponsored by Mountain Top Music. Performance in the tradition of Seeger and Guthrie, with Greg Huang-Dale and Tom Rebmann.

SAT, Mar 7

  • Community Event: COASTAL BIRDS FIELD PROGRAM
    7:30am • Meet at Tin Mountain Conservation Center’s Nature Learning Center to carpool
    Heading to the coast of Maine in search of harlequins, scoters, eiders, long-tailed ducks, and mergansers. More info.

SUN, Mar 8

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation. Tish Hanlon facilitates the gathering this Sunday, since Rev Gail is out of town.
  • POP-UP CHOIR
    10:10am • Jackson Community Church
    Come learn songs early and help as song leaders for congregation.
  • SUNDAY WORSHIP
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Guest preacher: Gerry Tilton
    * Music director & instrumentalist: Alan Labrie
  • Community Event: RACIAL JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS
    3:30pm • Jackson Public Library
    Fourth of 6-part series to hold conversations on racial justice and how our community can become more self-aware and active around this issue. Joint program sponsored by Jackson Public Library & Jackson Community Church. If you haven’t already joined us and want to attend,  RSVP to learn what we covered in the earlier sessions and feel free to join us for as many conversations as possible! Free and open to public. Co-faciliatted by librarian Meredith Piotrow and Extravagant Welcome team member Claire Mallette.

This Weekend at JCC and Around Town: FRI, Feb 28 – SUN, Mar 1

HIGHLIGHTS: Gaelic Americana Condert with Kyle Carey, XC Skiing, Racial Justice Conversation, Circle of Caring Orientation

FRI, Feb 28

  • Community Event:  KYLE CAREY GAELIC AMERICANA CONCERT
    7pm • Whitney Community Center
    More info.
  • Closed Event: SCOUTS OVERNIGHT
    Overnight • JCC
    Scouts spend weekend at church. This event, and the space used by the scouts, is closed to the public during this time.

SAT, Feb 29

  • Community Event: SNOWSHOE TOURS
    10am & 1pm • Jackson XC Ski Touring Center
    Great fun and let you explore the woods between many of  the ski trails and destination sites that skiers never visit. Enjoy your time while the guide picks the route and sets a comfortable pace. Tour package: $37 includes rental snowshoes. More info.
  • Community Event: LEARN to SKI HILLS
    1:30pm •  Jackson XC Ski Touring Center
    Uphill & Downhill technique sessions. $18/person/session. Ticket or pass required. More info.
  • Closed Event: SCOUTS OVERNIGHT
    All Day • JCC
    Scouts spend weekend at church. This event, and the space used by the scouts, is closed to the public during this time.

SUN, Mar 1

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Old Red Library
    Come for poetry, prayer and conversation.
  • BLESSINGS of BODIES, BOOTS & BINDINGS
    9:10am • Jackson XC Ski Touring Center
    Rev Gail provides blessings for staff and XC skiers.
  • CIRCLE of CARING ORIENTATION
    9:30am • Jackson Community Church
    Kick-start to a one-on-one connection between friends and members of the church and local neighbors who may need regular contacts and check-ins due to illness, isolation or other circumstances. This morning’s meeting is an orientation and Q&A to start this program. Volunteer. Although people have been invited to attend this session, if you’re interested in participating as a volunteer, you’re welcome to come. Or if you want to refer someone for visits and calls, please alert Rev Gail by email with the name(s) and contact info.
  • POP-UP CHOIR
    10:10am • Jackson Community Church
    Come learn songs early and help as song leaders for congregation.
  • SUNDAY WORSHIP with COMMUNION & SUNDAY SCHOOL
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Message: Rev Gail Doktor
    * Music director & instrumentalist: Alan Labrie
    * Special music: Sue Titus Reid
    * Sunday School: Barry Chisholm
  • Community Event: RACIAL JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS
    3:30pm • Jackson Public Library
    Fourth of 6-part series to hold conversations on racial justice and how our community can become more self-aware and active around this issue. Joint program sponsored by Jackson Public Library & Jackson Community Church. If you haven’t already joined us and want to attend,  RSVP to learn what we covered in the earlier sessions and feel free to join us for as many conversations as possible! Free and open to public.
  • Community Event: SNOWSHOE TOURS
    10am • Jackson XC Ski Touring Center
    Great fun and let you explore the woods between many of  the ski trails and destination sites that skiers never visit. Enjoy your time while the guide picks the route and sets a comfortable pace. Tour package: $37 includes rental snowshoes. More info.
  • Community Event: SKATE SKI CAMP with LAUREL SMITH
    Morning & Afternoon • Jackson XC Ski Touring Center
    AM-V1, PM-V2. $40 for both, $25 for one. Ticket or pass required. More info.
  • Community Event: LEARN to SKI HILLS
    1:30pm •  Jackson XC Ski Touring Center
    Uphill & Downhill technique sessions. $18/person/session. Ticket or pass required. More info.
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