TUE, MAY 25 – MON, MAY 31 (Memorial Day Weekend)

TUE, May 25

  • Community Event: LISTEN Book Study Group
    9:30am • Zoom link required. (link required – email jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org for the necessary info). Ecumenical study series begins this week. Sue Davidson from the Conway United Methodist Church leads this group and she has a few copies of the book available for purchase ($9).
    • Listen by Rueben P. Job is a 40-day experience created to offer help to those new to prayer, those with a daily prayer routine, and those whose lives seem too busy to pray. With a focus on listening prayer and prayer as a two-way conversation, the experience will assist individuals and groups in building and deepening a personal prayer practice and spiritual discernment.
  • 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.
  • DEACONS MEETING
    7pm • Zoom link required.

WED, May 26

  • 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.
  • 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

THURS, May 27

  • Community Event: BIRDING in JACKSON
    7:30am • In-person in Jackson.
    Advance registration required. Click here. Spring is here are so are the birds! Brush off your birding skills with Tin Mountain’s weekly bird walks Thursday mornings in Jackson. All birding levels.
  • 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.

FRI, May 28

  • 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 required. (link required – email jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org for the necessary info)
    Conversation about this week’s scripture.

SAT, May 29

  • Community Event: BIRDING in the BOG
    7am -10am • Register in advance: Click here to registerMeet at G & S Store in Brownfield
    (Takes place: May 22, May 29)
    Join birders of all levels on this weekly bird walk through the bog and view the rich diversity of bird life that makes it way north to rest or nest. Bring binoculars (or borrow ours), rubber boots, and a snack. This year we are doing this a little different and are requiring advanced registration for this program to keep down group size. Click here to register
  • Community Event: CRAFT & ARTISAN FAIRS 
    10am-4pm on Sat & Sun
    • Gibson Center
    • Schouler Park in North Conway
    • First Church in North Conway
  • 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, May 30

  • INTERFAITH GATHERING
    8am • Zoom link required. (link required – email jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org for the necessary info)
    Join us for poetry, prayer and conversation. Zoom-only.
  • CHOIR PRACTICE
    9am • Zoom link required. (link required – email jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org for the necessary info)
  • VIRTUAL WORSHIP & IN-PERSON – MEMORIAL DAY THEME
    10:30am •  Zoom link required. (link required – email jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org for the necessary info)
    • 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).
    • Singing with masks in-person is now in practice for those who wish to join in.
    • 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.
  • Community Event: CRAFT & ARTISAN FAIRS 
    10am-4pm on Sat & Sun
    • Gibson Center
    • Schouler Park in North Conway
  • Community Event: WILDQUACK DUCKRACE & FESTIVAL
    8am – 4pm
    Details: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonAreaCC/

MON, May 31 MEMORIAL DAY

  • Any community events  to be shared as publicized.

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 JCC and Around Town: MON, Oct 19 – SUN, Oct 25

MON, Oct 19

  • Statewide Event: MOURNING with UNITY (NH Council of Churches)
    6pm • Zoom: https://nhchurches.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3b576c3e7a069654131fd7728&id=935b51a623&e=fa58a9454f
    This event will be held  outdoors @ Bedford Presbyterian Church, Bedford, NH
    and on Zoom.“Mourn with those who mourn” (Romans 12:15). Mourning Into Unity is a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unvoiced grief so many of us feel. The pandemic has laid bare cruel fissures in our society. So much loss is being endured: loss of life, loss of jobs, loss of health insurance, loss of safe schools. When we grieve as one, we reject efforts to use the ravages of this disease and its cruel and disproportionate impacts on the most vulnerable to divide us.Churches, synagogues, and mosques across the country will be hosting two candlelight vigils outside their houses of worship (HOW) on two successive Mondays: October 12th and 19th.These vigils will bring us together as a nation to mourn our devastating losses and declare our unity as Americans and people of faith. When we see our shared humanity, we strengthen our commitment to each other and our democracy.

TUE, Oct 20

  • Community Event: BIBLE STUDY ‘Christianity’s Family Tree’
    9:30am • ZOOM.
    Contact Center Conway United Methodist Church, which is hosting this study of Christianity’s Family Tree with the resource of the same title by Adam Hamilton.
  • CLERGY LUNCH
    12:30pm • Zoom
    Local clergy gathering for meal and discussion.
  • Community Event: LIBRARY PICKUP/PRINTING HOURS
    2-6pm • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Event: YOGA with Anjali Rose (Friends of Whitney Community Center event)
    4:30pm • Zoom
    Free to participants. Register in advance of the Tuesday class: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclceGgqzIpHdXzJDVEGz-LZCy3eUqFzThd?fbclid=IwAR237WzeFMBgWu7EaB1rUXKYGtHEmvOos9ZNyLY795d8VDPUy1nsjiF3xVQ
  • DEACONS MEETING
    5pm • Zoom.
    Discussion of worship and community care updates.

WED, Oct 21

  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS: Racial Justice
    5:30pm • Zoom.
    Facilitated 6-week conversation series co-sponsored with Jackson Public Library. Starting 4th week of conversation.
  • COUNCIL MEETING
    7pm • Zoom.
    Church staff, officers and lay leaders gather to review and make decisions about operations and missions of the church. Open to the public.

THURS, Oct 22

  • Community Event: YIN/RESTORATIVE YOGA with Anjali Rose
    8am • Zoom (Link provided once participants complete health waiver is sent to anjalirose15@gmail.com and registration/payment for class received.) See Anjali’s website for full list of classes offered and instructions to register. 
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • Community Event: LIBRARY PICKUP/PRINTING HOURS
    2-6pm • Jackson Public Library
  • Community Service: WAY STATION SHIFT
    3pm • Curbside package preparation
    5pm • Shift at curbside with guests
  • Community Event: WINTER EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PART 2 (Tin Mountain program)
    7pm • Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93466211255, Meeting ID: 934 6621 1255
    Focused on emergency preparedness, focusing on back-up power supplies. A panel of industry professionals representing utility companies, electricians, gas, and solar will present viewers with information every homeowner should know about how to ‘weather the storm’ of no electricity. Part II focuses on comparing generators with battery back-up systems, including Tesla Powerwalls. Info for purchasing, installing, running and maintaining all of these power back-up systems.

FRI, Oct 23

  • Community Service Day: JACKSON XC SKI TOURING FOUNDATION
    9:30am • Location to be announced (weather permitting).
    Face coverings needed for times when 6+’ distancing is not feasible. Work to prepare XC trails. Contact Ellen Chandler at JXC for more info: ellen.chandler@jacksonxc.org
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • Private Event: WEDDING REHEARSAL
    4:30pm • JCC 

    Rev Gail facilitates wedding rehearsal.
  • C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATIONS
    (adjusted time due to private event at church)
    ** 6pm • Zoom.
    Gather to focus on one of the Epistles of Paul, enjoy beverage of choice, and share in conversation and learning.

SAT, Oct 24

  • Community EventLIBRARY PICKUP HOURS
    10am-2pm • Jackson Public Library
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • Community Event: WINTER WEEDS & SEEDS (Tin Mountain Conservation Center program)
    10am • Rockwell Sanctuary
    Join Executive Director, Lori Jean Kinsey for a walk through the fields and forests of the Rockwell Sanctuary in search of winter weeds and seeds. Space is limited & reservations required. Call 603-447-6991.

SUN, Oct 25

  • INTERFAITH SERVICE
    8am •  Zoom & Pavilion behind Whitney Community Center
    Small group gathering outside at pavilion. Use social-distancing protocols: bring your own mask and chairs. Join us for poetry, worship, and prayer.
  • CHOIR REHEARSAL
    9am • Zoom.
  • VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON WORSHIP (Zoom) UKAMA SUNDAY
    10:30am •  Zoom & In-person in Jackson Community Church sanctuary.
    • Join us for worship, music, reflection, prayer, scripture. Service will also be live-streamed to website and Facebook (if technology supports this function on the day of event).
    • This week includes a focus on our partnership with the Ukanga Church in Mutare, Zimbabwe.
    • If attending in person, social distancing and mask required. 
    • Afterward, recordings of worship service will be posted to FacebookVimeo.com channel & Youtube.com channel.
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • Private: WEDDING
    2:30pm • Jackson Community Church
    Rev Gail officiates at private wedding ceremony.

This Week at JCC and Around Town: WED, Oct 14 – SUN, Oct 18

WED, Oct 14

  • Community Service: WAY STATION BOARD MTG
    1pm • Zoom
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS: Racial Justice
    5:30pm • Zoom.
    Facilitated 6-week conversation series co-sponsored with Jackson Public Library. Starting third week of conversation.

THURS, Oct 15

  • Community Event: YIN/RESTORATIVE YOGA with Anjali Rose
    8am • Zoom (Link provided once participants complete health waiver is sent to anjalirose15@gmail.com and registration/payment for class received.) See Anjali’s website for full list of classes offered and instructions to register. 
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • Community Event: LIBRARY PICKUP/PRINTING HOURS
    2-6pm • Jackson Public Library
    • You can place a hold – online via your Koha account using your 14 digit library card number
    • Contact by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org. or leave a voice message at 603-383-9731
    • We will send you an email as soon as your item/s are ready for pickup.
    • Printing and scanning services are also available. Contact us for details.
  • Community Service: WAY STATION SHIFT
    3pm • Curbside package preparation
    5pm • Shift at curbside with guests
  • Community Event: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PART 1 (Tin Mountain program)
    7pm • Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93466211255, Meeting ID: 934 6621 1255
    2-part Program: October 15 & 22. Focused on emergency preparedness, focusing on back-up power supplies. A panel of industry professionals representing utility companies, electricians, gas, and solar will present viewers with information every homeowner should know about how to ‘weather the storm’ of no electricity. Part I (Oct 15) will cover what homeowners need to know about their specific systems to better plan for power outages, while Part II (Oct 22) will focus on comparing generators with battery back-up systems, including Tesla Powerwalls. Info for purchasing, installing, running and maintaining all of these power back-up systems.

FRI, Oct 16

  • Community Service Day: JACKSON XC SKI TOURING FOUNDATION
    9:30am • Location to be announced (weather permitting).
    Face coverings needed for times when 6+’ distancing is not feasible. Contact Ellen Chandler at JXC for more info: ellen.chandler@jacksonxc.org
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATIONS
    5pm • Zoom.
    Gather to focus on one of the Epistles of Paul, enjoy beverage of choice, and share in conversation and learning.

SAT, Oct 17

  • ANNUAL MEETING of NH CONFERENCE, UCC (United Church of Christ)
    Zoom-based participation. Pre-registration required. Rev Gail attends virtually. If anyone wishes to attend as a voting representative of the church for this worship/business meeting, we will reimburse your participation. Registration info: http://www.cvent.com/events/annual-meeting-2020/event-summary-6c15d226561347949f02d2af561ad9df.aspx
  • Community EventLIBRARY PICKUP HOURS
    10am-2pm • Jackson Public Library
    • You can place a hold online via your Koha account using your 14 digit library card number
    • Contact by email: staff@jacksonlibrary.org. or leave a voice message at 603-383-9731
    • We will send you an email as soon as your item/s are ready for pickup.
    • Printing and scanning services are also available. Contact us for details.
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church

SUN, Oct 18

  • INTERFAITH SERVICE
    8am •  Zoom & Pavilion behind Whitney Community Center
    Small group gathering outside at pavilion. Use social-distancing protocols: bring your own mask and chairs. Join us for poetry, worship, and prayer.
  • PET BLESSING
    9am • Gazebo by Historical Society
    In October, we celebrate St Francis and offer blessings of pets and domestic animals. Bring your beloved pet, or a photo, or just yourself with the name of your animal on your lips, and the youth of JCC will offer a blessing. Please have animal under control (leash, carrying container, in your arms …).
  • CHOIR REHEARSAL
    9am • Zoom.
  • VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON WORSHIP (Zoom
    10:30am •  In-person (sanctuary) & Zoom.
    • This week we feature Rev Michael Caine’s prophetic sermon offered to the NH Conference, music by the statewide UCC choir directed by our own Billy Carleton and additional music prepared and composed by Alan Labrie used with other segments of worship.
    • Join us for worship, music, reflection, prayer, scripture. Service will also be live-streamed to website and Facebook (if technology supports this function on the day of event).
    • If attending in person, social distancing and mask required. 
    • Afterward, recordings of worship service will be posted to FacebookVimeo.com channel & Youtube.com channel.
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church
  • Community Event: FINDING HOME: Portraits and Memories of Immigrants
    4pm • Zoom.
    Hosted by the Seacoast Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition by Becky Field. Photographer Becky Field and Sindy share how dance has been a thread that keeps her heritage alive.
    For more information about Becky Field’s work and her publications, visit http://differentrootsnh.com/.
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