Vision: Treasures & Trash by Howard Hanger

Dear Jubilant, Our theme for this quarter – Via Negativa (everybody’s favorite) – is “Treasure & Trash.” With the election, ‘tis indeed a Negativa time for many of us. A dark and hopeless time.  But I would prefer to see this, rather, as an enormously challenging time… a time in our lives and in the […]

Upcoming Events: 11.11.2016

Sunday, November 20th is Thanksgiving & Commitment Sunday Bring your Thankful Spirit and your Commitment Card indicating your desire to support the ministries of Jubilee! Community in 2017.  Commitment Cards will be mailed to Jubilants the week prior to the 20th, but if you do not receive your card in the mail, no problem!  We […]

Vision: Why I Love Jesus & Am Not a Christian by Howard Hanger

Basically, it’s the judgement thing.  I’ve had it up to here with religious or non-religious folks judging someone else.  Deciding that one way of thinking — specifically, MY way of thinking – is better than another. Doesn’t matter whether it’s a controlling Christian, a biased Buddhist, a mulish Muslim, a  wise-ass Wiccan, a condescending California […]

Upcoming Events: 10.30.2016

Day of the Dead Jubilee!/LaZoom Tour Is Happening Again …Sunday, October 30th at 4 pm.  Only 40 tickets will be available               Jubilee! is celebrating the Day of the Dead a.k.a. All Souls’ Day, this year on Sunday, October 30th, with a LaZoom Bus Tour led by Howard with music from Mexico.  The bus leaves from […]

Vision: The Value of a Hug by Vicki Garlock

All I could do was hold her. She started crying in the middle of the service – sobbing, really. There were hundreds of people around her, and no one made a move. So I walked over to her, and I held her. And she sobbed. At some point, I thought to myself, “She’s so tense.” […]

Vision: Upcoming Events, 10.14.2016

Vespers with Jay Joslin …Sunday, October 23rd, 5—6 pm Our Vespers Services will be happening on the second and fourth Sundays this fall.  These gatherings are invitations to deepen our connection with the Via Negativa and beyond and are a meditative, contemplative service in which folks may know and find comfort.  All are welcome. Day […]

Vision: 525,600 Minutes. Or So. by Howard Hanger

So when does a new year begin? Come on now.  We all know that.  Each and every one of us living in the Western Hemisphere are quite clear when the by-God new year begins. It’s January 1st, for Pete’s sake.  It begins at midnight on December 31st, right after the big ball drops in Times […]

Vision: Upcoming Events, 9.30.2016

  Blessing of the Animals It happens every year on the 1st Sunday in October which is also known as St. Francis Sunday.  So, locate the pet shampoo, find the leash, and bring your pet to Jubilee! to be blessed.  For the safety of people and other pets, we ask that all pets be under […]

Vision: Via Negativa – Treasures & Trash by Howard Hanger

Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures. – Ray Bradbury, “Zen in the Art of Writing” Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. – Jesus  “Have you ever made an altar?” Katarina asked. “Like a personal altar?  I’ve been reading a book on […]