Have You Made Your Pledge of Financial Support?
We have come a long way with our pledge campaign, but we are not there yet. We are currently at 90% of our goal, but we cannot make it to the finish line without the participation of all Jubilants. No pledge is too small or too large, and your gift will ensure that we can take care of our staff and continue our generous outreach. Please fill out that pledge card and return it today!
The Jubilee! Book Discussion Group
…Join us on Monday, January 8th at 1:30 pm
Jubilee’s Book Group meets every Monday at 1:30 in the Hospitality Room, and we always welcome new members. On January 8th, we will begin discussion of God: A Human History, by Reza Aslan. From Amazon: “More than just a history of our understanding of God, this book is an attempt to get to the root of this humanizing impulse in order to develop a more universal spirituality. Whether you believe in one God, many gods, or no god at all, God: A Human History will challenge the way you think about the divine and its role in our everyday lives.” Questions? Call Claudia: 713-3720.
Serving Breakfast in Prichard Park
…Sunday, January 28th from 8:45 to 10 am
The Jubilee! Outreach Team is sponsoring Breakfast for the Homeless in Pritchard Park on Sunday, January 28th, 8:45 to about 10 am. We will be feeding about 100 folks and need your help—we need food and servers. The food needed includes 9 dozen hardboiled eggs, 9 dozen bananas, 6 gallons of juice and the makings for 100 sausage biscuits. Can you help with food or labor? Contact Carol Greenspan at 828-298-6066 or [email protected] Prefer to donate money? Just let Carol know.
Got Money for the “Keep Folks Warm Fund?”
…We’ve Set a New Record—Over $12,000!
If you have any Talent Project money (i.e. money to keep folks warm this winter) to turn in, please place it in an envelope, mark it as “Talent $” and place it an offering basket by Sunday, January 7th, 2018. We would like to get it in the hands of folks who need it. The dollars will be split with 35% going to the Eblen Foundation, 35% to the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries, 20% to the Furnace Repair Fund of Mountain Housing Opportunities and 10% to the Beloved Ministry, Asheville for tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, etc.
Seeds for Celebration Available
The Seeds are now available on line or in print in the Hospitality Room. The Seeds for Celebration will tell you everything you might want to know about our Celebrations for the Via Creativa which starts on Sunday, January 14th. The theme for the quarter is “Mothers of Invention.” And, if you have a gift of music, dance or story to offer, email Jackie at [email protected]
Write Your Prayers
…Sundays, January 14th & 21st
Did you know that the 1000+ prayer flags in our Celebration Center have come down? And did you know that they were burned, clearing the space for a new batch? On Sundays, January 14th and 21st, you will have an opportunity to add color and blessings by creating your prayers. We will also need help stapling and hanging the flags after the 12:15 pm Celebration on both Sundays. Join in this Jubilee! tradition.
The Artist’s Way Coming for the Via Creativa
…Class starts Monday, January 29th at 6:30 pm
The Artist’s Way has helped millions of people around the world discover—and recover—their creativity. Join Jackie Dobrinska as we co-create a 12 week series journeying through the many exercises as outlined in Julia Cameron’s transformational book. Starts Monday, January 29th from 6:30 – 8 pm. RSVP by contacting Jackie at 828-252-5335 VMB 3# or [email protected].
Camping Gear Needed
…Tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, etc.
Jubilee! is teaming up with BeLoved Ministry, Asheville to bring tents, sleeping bags and other camping gear to help keep houseless people warm this winter. Bring any new or gently used 2-3 man tents, warm sleeping bags, extra poles and backpacks to Jubilee! during the month of January and BeLoved, Asheville will distribute through their Mobil Medics.