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: TUE, Nov 10 – SUN, Nov 15

TUE, Nov 10

  • KRISTALLNACHT
    Observance of Kristallnacht Night of Shattered Glass as part of statewide ritual. Windows of the church lit up to acknowledge this event.
  • 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.

WED, Nov 11 – Veterans Day

  • VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE
    • SCHOULER PARK GATHERING
      11am • Schouler Park, North Conway
      Local American Legion Posts 95 of North Conway and 46 of Conway are collaborating on Veterans Day ceremonies in North Conway’s Schouler Park. Due to the pandemic, there will not be a parade as in past years.All veterans are asked to congregate, socially distanced, in Schouler Park. Addressing the crowd will be Maj. Frank McCarthy (USMC-Ret.), a three-tour decorated Vietnam War combat veteran. Post 95 Commander Jim LeFebvre will then give remarks, discussing the sacrifi ce of all who wear the uniform. Veterans and a guest are then invited to a lunch immediately following the brief ceremonies at Amer-ican Legion Post 46 on Tasker Hill Road in Conway. For more information, call LeFebrvre at (603) 356-7296 or Post 46 at (603) 447-3927.
    • HEROES TRAIN on CONWAY SCENIC RAILROAD
      11:15 am & 12:45 pm • Conway Scenic Railroad
      Free admission to veterans (valid ID required) when accompanied by an adult paying full fare. Call (603) 356-5251.
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church 
  • DEACONS MEETING
    4pm • Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/96853932521
    Alternately: Call by touch-tone phone: 929 436 2866, Meeting ID: 968 5393 2521

THURS, Nov 12

  • 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: WELCOME to the PYROCENE – Ecological Implications of a Planet on Fire (Tin Mountain)
    7pm • Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92821776872 Meeting ID: 928 2177 6872
    Stephen J Pyne coined the term Pyrocene in 2015 to describe a Fire Age as comparable to the Ice Ages. The central idea revolves around the human use of fire from the dawn of civilization to today when burning fossil fuels causes climate change. These rapid changes in our climate have led to severe drought, longer fire seasons, bigger fires, and forest land conversion. We see the destruction from mega forest fires from Australia to the Amazon, Scandinavia to Southern Europe, and in North America. We will discuss the effects of forest fires in the ecosystem, prescribed burning, fire prevention and detection, fire weather, and more complex issues such as adequate funding at the national level to manage forest fires under a changing climate.

FRI, Nov 13

  • Community Service Day: JACKSON XC SKI TOURING FOUNDATION
    9:30am • Drainage on the North Hall Trail. 
    Group Work meet at 9:30 am.  This is a rake and hoe project. We will meet at the Rocky Branch Parking Lot and disperse ourselves up the trail to remove leaves from culverts and ditches. Not the most glamourous work but very rewarding. Masks required. Contact Ellen Chandler at JXC for more info: ellen.chandler@jacksonxc.org
  • RING BELL
    Noon • Jackson Community Church

SAT, Nov 14

  • Community Event: LIBRARY 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, Nov 15

  • 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.
    • Zoom link required.
  • CHOIR REHEARSAL
    9am • Zoom link required.
  • VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON WORSHIP
    10:30am •  Zoom link required.
    • 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
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