Upcoming Events: 05.25.2018

May 27, 2018 |

The Few, the Proud
…the Jubilee! Cleaning Team
Twice a year, a small group of dedicated Jubilants gather to work their magic! On Saturday, May 12th, if you were a fly on the wall you might have seen Kathy Busse wiping out the refrigerators in our kitchen while her husband, John, washed the windows on Patton Avenue.  Or, you might have seen Ray Raymond blowing debris from the sidewalks on Wall Street and Patton Avenue.  A few minutes later you might have seen him pulling dead leaves from our plants in the entry areas. Or, surely you would have seen Genevieve Fortuna running the vacuum on the choir risers or spot cleaning the carpet. If you flew in the right direction, you would have definitely seen Barbara Vandervate cleaning the prayer alcove or Doug Sherry changing batteries in the clocks in the Nurture Center or vacuuming the air return ducts in many rooms in the building. If you flew into the bathrooms, you would have seen Ronnie Sweeton wiping the mirrors or scrubbing the sinks and faucets.  And, finally, you couldn’t miss Ron Katz cleaning the glass on our Wall Street windows. All of these folks are dedicated to keeping Jubilee! fresh and clean.  Also, they are saving our Community substantial dollars which would have been spent paying a cleaning service. Thank you, Cleaning Team.  We appreciate your good work.

The First Chat ‘n Snack of the Summer Coming Soon
…Monday, June 4, 6—8 pm
You are invited to participate in the Jubilee! Summer Chat ‘n Snacks at Hanger Hall (31 Park Avenue, North, Asheville, 28801) from 6—8 pm. We will gather around the pool to swim, enjoy potluck foods, dance and enjoy each other’s company. Wear your swim suit if you want to swim, bring your own towel and finger food to share.  Chat ‘n Snacks are a perfect venue for meeting other Jubilants and expanding your circle of friends.  These summer events are brought to you by the Jubilee! Teams—the first by the Singers. A donation of $5 per adult to cover the cost of the band is asked. Children are free. Other events are set for Sundays, July 8th and Sunday, August 19th. Additionally, we are asking that everyone bring their own plates, cups and eating utensils to avoid the overuse of plastic—it’s for the good of our environment!

 Get on the Path to Membership
…Now Scheduled for Wednesday, June 20th, 6 – 8 pm
Learn more about this amazing community and get on the path to membership. Join us for Pathways at Hanger Hall (31 Park Avenue, North 28801). You will learn about the history, values and culture of Jubilee!  You will hear about ways to get more involved and what it takes to be a member. Bring an appetizer to share. Participation is limited to 20 folks. Sign up at the Welcome table on Sundays.

Starting a New Book
It’s not too late to join!
Jubilee’s Book Group meets on Mondays from 1:30 to 3 pm in the Hospitality Room, and we are  always eager to welcome new members.  On Monday, May 21st  we began discussion of Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe, by Dean Radin. In this newly released book “Radin paves the road to new scientific horizons. Based on 40 years of conducting controlled laboratory studies, he argues that magic is a natural aspect of reality that everyone is capable of tapping into.”  Questions? Call Gretchen Henn, (207) 318-7108. The discussion has just begun.

Do You Have an Old Car that Needs a New Home?
Imagine how difficult your life would be without a car! Working Wheels repairs and recycles donated cars, transforming them into working wheels for working families. The process is simple and the donation is tax deductible, plus your donation benefits local nonprofits whose clients need these cars. We also need volunteer drivers and mechanics. To donate or volunteer, please call (828) 633-6888 or go to our website  www. workingwheelswnc. org. We appreciate your consideration.

A Financial Crisis
We just received an emergency email from Sarah Woodard, Director of the Jubilee House in Nicaragua who spoke at our Celebrations on Easter Sunday. She writes, “As you may know, over the past few weeks Nicaragua has been in a state of unrest.  People suffering the most have been the families of those who died in the protests (47 confirmed dead); those injured (in the hundreds); and the poor, who desperately need your help.  In the past week we have had three delegations cancel suddenly. The patients who come to our Nueva Vida clinic depend on these delegations to bring medicines. These sudden cancellations not only affect our overall budget, but also break the cash flow needed for minimum balances as we go through the low donation months of summer and fall.” Are you in a position to make a financial contribution? If so, please go to https://donatenow. networkforgood.org/jhc-cdca.

Green Thumb Needed!
We are looking for a person with a green thumb to take over the care of the plants in our building.  This would involve no more that 30 minutes per week to water, fertilize and trim.  One thing to note is that watering the plants in our Wall Street Entry area does require a person to climb a ladder. All supplies will be provided.  Questions?  Want to give it a try?  Contact Don Fortuna, our Administrator, at [email protected] or (828) 252-5335.