At JCC & around town: Sept 27-Oct 3

This week: Yoga, fitness, music around Jackson, C3 Cockails & Christian Conversation, Mountaintop Music concerts, pumpkin people creating & installing, outdoor pet blessing, choir, worship, and more!

MON, SEPT 27 – SUN, OCT 3

ONGOING

  • Community Event: GEOCACHING (Upper Saco Valley Land Trust program)
    Sept 20-Oct 1 • Dundee Forest
    Explore the Bartlett Tract of the Dundee Community Forest project while seeking geocaches throughout the forest rich with biodiversity and pristine streams. Enjoy the exploration on your own, with friends, and with family members while appreciating the protection of rare natural ecosystems. Be one of the first to find hidden geocaches and win a prize! Email info@usvlt.org for the clues!

MON, Sept 27

  • PUMPKIN PEOPLE PREP
    6-8pm • JCC
    Youth and adult chaperones finish preparing pumpkin people characters for display outside JCC.

TUE, Sept 28

  • CLERGY LUNCH (zoom)
    12:30pm • Zoom
    Lunch with clergy gathers for collegial support. Rev Gail attends.

WED, Sept 29

  • CLASS: FITNESS with LAURIE McALEER
    9am • JCC
    Join us for a free gentle fitness class.
  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    2-5pm • Jackson Library
  • Community Event: FLOW & ALIGN YOGA with Anjali Rose
    5pm • Zoom. (Zoom Pre-registration link)
    Class sponsored by the Friends of the Whitney Center. We will explore the body, mind and soul with mindful movement. These yoga classes are intentionally created with sequences to instill strength, flexibility and mobility. This fun and community oriented class is for all ages and abilities. Simply bring a mat, strap, block and blanket.
  • Community Event: WHITE MOUNTAIN CEILI BAND
    5:30 – 9pm • Wildcat Tavern Dinner reservations required: 800-228-4245 or 603-383-4245.
    The musicians will play on the porch of the Igloo a safe distance from guests and vice versa. Join Michael Levine (guitar), Dexter Harding (tenor banjo), Siena Kaplan-Thompson (fiddle) & Fiona Howell (flute) for traditional Irish Session music. Stomp your feet, clap your hands, and dance a little jig as these accomplished musicians play centuries old tunes. For more information on the White Mountain Ceili Band visit: whitemountainceiliband.com

THURS, Sept 30

  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    10am-7pm • Jackson Library
    • Return to full hours of Tu&Th 10-7, W&F 2-5, Sa 10-2. We will continue to close on Sunday for the time being.
    • Masks and distance will be strictly required while in the building. If you’re unable to mask, you can still take advantage of our pickup or delivery service – simply let us know what you need.
    • One family at a time in the kids room.
    • Bathrooms and meeting room remain closed.
    • 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.

FRI, Oct 1

  • Community Event: FIRST FRIDAY MUSIC (Mountaintop Music program)
    Noon • Majestic Theater, Center Conway
    Young Mainer Sara Demos has always had her hands in the arts, from photography and drawing to theater and music. Electronic music had always been her favorite genre, and she dove into the world of electronic music production two years ago. Most recently, she’s moved on to mixing music, commonly known as DJ-ing. Her debut set will be a compilation of hip-hop, trap and phonk, bringing you some eerie and fun vibes for the month of October. More info: https://mountaintop.ludus.com/index.php
  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    2-5pm • Jackson Library
    • Return to full hours of Tu&Th 10-7, W&F 2-5, Sa 10-2. We will continue to close on Sunday for the time being.
    • Masks and distance will be strictly required while in the building. If you’re unable to mask, you can still take advantage of our pickup or delivery service – simply let us know what you need.
    • One family at a time in the kids room.
    • Bathrooms and meeting room remain closed.
    • Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • Community Event: WAY STATION HOUSING TASK FORCE
    Afternoon • Northern NH tour of emergency housing
    Rev Gail and members of housing task force participate in tours of existing facilities to investigate potential housing options for local area.
  • C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATIONS
    5pm • Zoom link required.
    Or call on touch-tone phone:  929.436.2866, Meeting ID: 830 2844 2916
    Gather virtually to discuss scripture and explore art images associated with the text.
  • PUMPKIN PEOPLE PREP
    6-8pm • JCC
    Youth and adult chaperones finish preparing pumpkin people characters for display outside JCC.
  • Community Event: SHABBAT SERVICE
    6pm • In-Person @ Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Sanctuary & Via Zoom
    To join us on Zoom, please register here: bhcsynagogue1920@gmail.com
  • Community Event: MUSIC at SHANNON DOOR
    Evening • Shannon Door

SAT, Oct 2

  • PUMPKIN PEOPLE INSTALLATION
    TBD • JCC
    Volunteers install pumpkin people characters for display outside JCC.
  • Community Resource: LIBRARY OPEN
    10am-2pm • Jackson Library
    • Return to full hours of Tu&Th 10-7, W&F 2-5, Sa 10-2. We will continue to close on Sunday for the time being.
    • Masks and distance will be strictly required while in the building. If you’re unable to mask, you can still take advantage of our pickup or delivery service – simply let us know what you need.
    • One family at a time in the kids room.
    • Bathrooms and meeting room remain closed.
    • Contact the library for additional help: 603.383.9731 or by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org
  • Community Event: HOME CONCERT with SETH GLIERS (Mountaintop Music program)
    7:30pm • Hale’s Location Home
    Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Seth Glier will perform at an intimate home concert at a lovely residence in Hale’s Location with spectacular mountain views of our valley in its autumn splendor.  Come enjoy a superb lyricist and songwriter with a clear, passionate voice.  Please take note of  new Covid policy requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test.  In addition, the host of this home concert is requesting that all patrons remain masked during the concert. More info: https://mountaintop.ludus.com/index.php
  • Community Event: MUSIC at SHANNON DOOR
    Evening • Shannon Door
  • Community Event: JONATHAN SARTY
    6-9pm  • Wildcat Tavern, Jackson

SUN, Oct 3

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Pavilion & Zoom link required.
    Poetry and conversation outside. Join us. Bring your own hot beverage on cold mornings!
  • CHOIR REHEARSAL
    9am • Zoom link required.
  • PET BLESSING (in-person at Jackson gazebo near historical society)
    9:30-10am • Gazebo
    Bring your pets for blessing. We will provide snacks & blessings! Due to interactions with different animals, all pets should be under owner’s control through leashing, carrying container, etc.
  • VIRTUAL WORSHIP & IN-PERSON
    10:30am •  Zoom link required.
    • Join us for worship with music, scripture, prayer and reflection.
    • Live music by Alan Labrie
    • Message with Rev Gail Doktor
    • Stay for virtual coffee hour (via Zoom only).
    • In-person attendance requires social distancing, masking when not seated is requested, masking is required for non-vaccinated individuals (additional precautions may be changed based on COVID stats and CDC guidelines).
    • 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.
  • Community Event: MUSIC at SHANNON DOOR
    Evening • Shannon Door

C3: Cocktails & Christian Conversations (Reminder)

5pm • Tonight (Fri, Nov 20)
Two Week Series: Morality & Ethics
Friday, Nov 20 & Nov 27


C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATIONS 

  • 5pm • Zoom link required.
  • Option: Call in via touch-tone phone. Link required.
  • This week we discuss the concept of morality. Bring your adult beverage and your curiosity for a conversation about this concept as reflected in our sacred texts.
  • As preparation, please find Tony DeLuca’s framing thoughts about Morality as well as text of scriptural excerpts available below.

MORALITY by Tony DeLuca
 
         Morality is the standard by which we as human beings are able to distinguish between what is right and wrong, between what is good and evil. It influences the decisions we make, the positions we take and the values we embrace.  It requires us to define our priorities and measure the things we consider to be of value in our lives. It is fundamental to the formation and development of our character.  It is very much a personal affair.
 
         As members of a society, we need to extend these values and create a common code of conduct that will serve the interests of the entire community. That is the hardest part. It is also the most consequential. When people fail to create a shared system of values or start losing some or all of their moral values, society runs the risk of coming apart.

ISAIAH 30: 21
And when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

JOHN 14:26
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.

MATTHEW 6: 24
“No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”

MATTHEW 22: 37-39a
He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”

ROMANS 2:15
They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, to which their own conscience also bears witness; and their conflicting thoughts will accuse or perhaps excuse them.

1 CORINTHIANS 15: 33
Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

HEBREWS 13:18
Pray for us; we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things

ROMANS 12:1, 2b
… but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

PHILIPPIANS 4:8
Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

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