Beltane Ritual & Celebration
…Friday, May 5 at 7 pm in the Celebration Center
Come celebrate the abundance of this fertile life with Jubilee! at our Beltane Ritual. Beltane is halfway between the spring equinox and summer solstice. It is the time to celebrate passion, fire and abundance. The evening includes ceremony and ritual with the amazing Byron Ballard, Kirtan and music with Melanie Leenhouts and Amah Mitchell, circle dancing and more. By donation
Jubilee! Community Meeting on Immigration|
…Sunday, May 7th at 7 pm in the Celebration Center
There is much concern about what is happening around immigration throughout our country. While immigration policy has rarely been favorable to those here who are undocumented, it appears to be the most threatening now based not only on the rhetoric from the presidential election but from the executive orders that have recently been issued.
How do these orders and the interpretation of the law affect our immigrant neighbors? The Jubilee! Board and the Immigrant Rights issue group of the Social Justice Team invite all those interested in learning more to come to Jubilee! on Sunday evening, May 7th, starting at 7 pm, to hear from speakers from Pisgah Legal Services and CIMA (Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Acción) who will make presentations and answer your questions. You will also hear what faith communities in our region are considering and doing to support our immigrant neighbors. Questions may be directed to Marian Patten, Immigrant Rights Leader, 828-252-5826.
The Jubilee! Players Present An Act of God
…Friday and Saturday, May 12th and 13th at 7:30 pm in a Reader’s Theater style
It’s all about the laughs! And so, if like to laugh plan to attend the satirical production of An Act of God by David Javerbaum staring Jubilants Jerry Couch as God with Susie Davis and Sally Carter as the Archangels, Michael and Gabriel. The play is sponsored by St. Lucian CALYPSO Caribbean Restaurant on Lexington in downtown Asheville. Tickets are $10/person and will be available at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Breakfast Will Be Served
…Sunday, April 30th at 9 am
This coming Sunday, members of the Jubilee! Outreach and Social Justice Teams will be serving breakfast in Pritchard Park starting at 9 am. Eggs, fruit, breads and juice are on the menu! Questions? Call Carol Greenspan at (828) 298-6066.
Coffee & Conversation
…Sunday, April 30th at 10:45 am
Connect with other Jubilants! Join us for Coffee & Conversation between the Celebrations, downstairs in the Garden Room. We will have snacks and good coffee. This is a wonderful venue for you to meet Jubilants and connect!
Volunteer at MANNA
…Saturday, May 13th, 9 am—Noon
It is the second Saturday of the month and Jubilants will be going to work at MANNA Food Bank. Want to help? Email Sandy Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. Children and teens are welcome to participate. We are limited to ten workers.
A New Time
…Vespers is moving from 5 to 6 pm
Starting May 14th, Vespers with Jay Joslin is making a time change for the summer. The Service will now begin at 6 pm instead of 5 pm.
Help Needed at L.F.R.
Loving Food Resources (L.F.R.) is in need of help on any Saturday, but especially on either the third or fourth of the month. The time frame is from 10 am to 2:30 pm but some folks just come for two hours. Tasks may include sorting and shelving food, packing boxes for delivery or assisting individuals who come on Saturdays to pick up their food. Email the pantry manager, Nancy Gavin at email@example.com.
A New Book!
…Discussion begins on Monday, May 22nd
On May 22, we will begin discussion of The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible, by Charles Eisenstein. From Amazon: “This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, and paralysis so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power.” The Book Discussion Group meets every Monday at Jubilee! from 1:30 to 3 pm. Join us!
New Board Members to be Confirmed
Four new Board members will be confirmed at the May meeting of the Jubilee! Board. They will begin serving a term of three years beginning with our July meeting. More details to come.