Giving Tuesday

Reminder about the church’s charitable partners.

INTERNATIONAL CAUSES
which our faith community supports through giving or volunteering:

  • Heifer International cards are available inside the church’s front entrance. You may take a card and make a donation (cash or check). Drop it in the wonderful church model made by Sandy Louis’ dad, which we’re using to collect these funds. Learn moreabout Heifer International.
  • Zimbabwe cards are available in the front of the church. These support partner faith communities and communal projects through the NH-Zimbabwe Ukama Partnership, including sister churches like JCC’s partner: Chikanga Church, City of Mutare, Zimbabwe. You can leave donations in the model church inside the front doors, or make an online donation: https://jacksoncommunitychurch.org/. Representatives from regions — including our churches — have traveled back and forth to establish strong ties between the partner faith communities.
  • Honduras Hope is a NH-based partnership with communities in Honduras. Church member Meg Phillips has traveled there several times to provide direct volunteer service in the communities and can answer your questions! Link to site for giving: https://www.hondurashope.org/donate

LOCAL CAUSES
the church supports financially and/or through volunteering. We respond to many local partners, so may not have included all such missions and initiatives here.

If you’re interested in learning more about our Missions team, contact the church: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org

Health and wellbeing of our community from many angles:

Education and Environment:

  • Mountaintop Music provides music education and performances throughout the valley. Learn more and/or donate (or join): http://www.mountaintopmusic.org/
  • Jackson XC Ski Touring Foundation: This foundation maintains trails for XC skiing in Jackson, offers classes, provides affordable youth education and access for snow shoeing and XC skiing, and works with local nonprofits and landowners on conservation initiatives. Learn more and/or donate (or join):  https://www.jacksonxc.org/
  • Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a local partner in environmental education and preservation. They have sites in Jackson and Albany, offer programs regionally and in our classes and community centers, as well as on their own sites. Learn more and/or donate (or join): https://www.tinmountain.org/
  • Upper Saco Valley Land Trust is quietly preserving land throughout the region, including many local sites. Learn more and/or make a donation (or join): https://www.usvlt.org/
  • Appalachian Mountain Club is integral to the culture and conservation of the White Mountains. Learn more: https://www.outdoors.org/
  • Believe in Books works on literacy and performing arts in the valley and conserves land along the Saco: http://www.believeinbooks.org/

This Week at Jackson: Oct 8-14

This week at church: Mon: JCC @ Sandwich Fair for Honduras Hope, Wed – Fitness with Laurie McAleer, Thurs – Pastor’s Drop-In Hours @ Glen Ledge Store & Gas Station & Yoga with Anjali Rose, Fri – Pastor’s Drop-In Hours @ J-Town & Pastor’s Office Hours @ church,  Sat – Men’s Breakfast, Sun – Worship, Youth Games, & Finding Our Why report. Community events: Fri – Jackson Historical Society reception for new exhibition and art show & sale, Sun – Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk. Hold the Date: Ukama Dinner for Zimbabwe delegates, Wentworth Charity Ball and Neighbor to Neighbor.

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THIS WEEK: WED, Oct 3 – SUN, Oct 7

This week at church: Wed – Pastor’s Drop-In Hours @ Glen Ledge Store & Gas Station & Fitness with Laurie McAleer, Thurs – Yoga with Anjali Rose, Sun – Worship, Mon: JCC @ Sandwich Fair for Honduras Hope. Community events: Wed – World’s Worst Weather program @ library, Sat – Home concert with Mountain Top Music (call to check if tickets are available). Also note hold-the-date events: Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk, Ukama Dinner for Zimbabwe delegates, Wentworth Charity Ball and Neighbor to Neighbor.

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This Week: Mon, April 30 – Sun, May 6

MON, April 30

  • DEACONS MEETING
    4pm • JCC Council Room (library), Second Floor. Meeting of deacons to plan worship and community support issues.

TUE, May 1

  • Community Event:
    CARROLL COUNTY HOMELESSNESS COALITION

    10am • Tri-County Cap Offices
    Albany, NH. County, town & school liaisons plus reps from nonprofit agencies address issues re homelessness and housing insecurity. Clergy also involved.

WED, May 2

  • PASTOR’S DROP-IN HOURS
    7-9am • J-Town Deli
  • Resumes next week: TUNE UP Fitness with Laurie McAleer
    Resumes next week: 9am on Wed, May 9
  • PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS
    10am – Noon • 2nd Floor, Pastor’s Office

THURS, May 3

  • INTRODUCTORY YOGA with Anjali Rose
    9am • Parish Hall, Jackson Community Church. Join instructor Anjali Rose for a gentle, introductory yoga class. Wear stretchy fitness clothing, bring a matt and a cushion/blanket if you have them. $10/class for 6 weeks. Scholarships available. Runs for 6 weeks.
  • YOGA & MEDITATION with Charlotte Doucette
    3:30pm • Parish Hall. $10/pp fee. (Scholarships available)
  • AA
    6-7pm • Church Library

SAT, May 5

  • Community Event:
    VALLEY PRIDE DAY Litter Pick Up
    * 8:30-10am •  Whitney Community Center (other registration sites in different valley communities, see link below)
    * 10am-Noon • Pick up litter along local roads; sites to be assigned during registration
    * Noon-2pm • Celebrate @ Hampton Inn, No Conway
    JCC friends and members can volunteer along with JCC’s team leader Fred Tompkins to help clean local roads by registering (same day  registration) at the Whitney Community Center (other communities have different registration locations) to get gloves and bags and cleanup assignments, and then go out to pick up trash until noon. For more information on the entire event, and other locations to register and clean up, see the Conway Sun article.

SUN, May 6

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Gazebo. Bring your hot beverages. Dress warmly. Gather for readings and spiritual conversation.
  • CHOIR REHEARSAL 
    9am •  Jackson Community Church.
    Drop-in choir. Join us to practice and sing during the service.
  • WORSHIP SERVICE
    10:30am •  Jackson Community Church.
    Sermon: The Rainbow Promise based on Genesis 9: 6-13
    Guest leadership: Preacher – Rev Bill Briggs, accompanist – Minnie Brown & choir director – Jen Oullette
    Communion will be served.

Note: Office administrator Joanne Turner is on vacation this week and Rev Gail will be away for a long weekend May 3-7. Contact Rev Gail by text or email for emergencies only.

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