If You Care, You Will Be There!
…Attend the Community Forum on September 8th at 10 am
The Jubilee! Transition Team — those 12 people guiding the process that will lead Jubilee! into it’s next 30 years under new leadership — is inviting you (yes, specifically YOU!) to BRUNCH! Whether you’ve been coming to Jubilee! for 29 years or just found out about us last month, if you consider yourself a Jubilant! your stories, visions and wisdom matters to this process. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for this community and it’s imperative that you play an influential role in fostering the evolution of Jubilee! into the future. So mark your calendars and plan on coffee, tea and pastries on Saturday, September 8th from 10 am to noon. We’ll be meeting in the Celebration Center for a fun and creative process called The World Cafe. You don’t want to miss it!
Meditation and Meaning
…Tuesday, September 4, 7—9 pm
Join Lama Rangbar who has studied and practiced extensively in the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition, as he talks with you about Meditation and Meaning in the Western World. He is well-known for revealing the profound wisdom of the Dharma in modern, applicable terms for Westerners. All are welcome to attend. Recommended donation: $10—15. For more information, contact Vicki Garlock at vickig @jubileecommunity.org or check out Events on the Urban Dharma NC Facebook page. This event is sponsored by the Jubilee! Nurture Program.
Introduction to Circling
…Tuesday, September 11th from 6 to 8 pm
Are you craving more connection? More freedom to be yourself, to say what you mean and be more present? Circling is a practice that may help you feel seen and heard like never before, experience deep connection, become aware of truths that were previously hidden, and you may even experience life changing transformation. Join Cathy Courtenay and Brett McCall for a 2 hour introductory evening of Circling on Tuesday, September 11 from 6-8 at Jubilee!. For more information, email [email protected]. Sponsored by Community Life
Get on the Path to Membership
…Wednesday, September 12th, 6—8:30 pm at Hanger Hall
Learn more about this amazing Jubilee! Community and get on the path to membership. Join us for Pathways at Hanger Hall (31 Park Avenue, North, Asheville, 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. Questions? Email Jackie Dobrinska, our Coordinator of Community Life, at [email protected]
“Sorrow Carves the Canyons that Hold Your Joy!”
…Sunday, September 23, 6—10 pm
In some cultures, grieving helps us become fully alive. We can grieve our own losses (loved ones, childhoods, dreams), the losses of our family and ancestors, for the collective and for the earth. If you have ANYTHING to grieve, the loss of a loved one, the state of immigrant rights, the treatment of sister earth, come be a part of a space that holds an exquisite container of your sadness, rage and pain. Facilitated by Josh Fox. Sunday, September 23 from 6-10pm. $30-60 donation requested at the door. Please reach out ahead of time if you need financial assistance. Please bring a water bottle, cushions for sitting, pictures of people/things you have lost and anything you wish to add to an ancestor altar. Please arrive promptly as we will close the doors when we begin. Sponsored by Community Life.
Jubilee! Wants You!
People are always wondering, “how do I deepen into the Jubilee! community?” Volunteering is a great way to start. There are so many exciting opportunities—from one time events to long term engagements—everything from graphic design and videography, to street art and outreach, to database entry and office work, to team leaders and greeters. If you have a great gladness you want to share with the Jubilee! family, talk to Jackie Dobrinska after the celebration or contact her at jldobrinska @gmail.com
Beginning After Labor Day
…Jubilee! Singers and Book Discussion Group
Following the Labor Day holiday, several ongoing Jubilee! groups will resume meeting. So, mark your calendars for the Jubilee! Singers who will meet to begin their fall season on Wed-nesday, September 5th at 7 pm. Then, on Monday, September 10th, the Jubilee! Book Discussion Group will gather at 1:30 pm to begin a new book, In the Beginning Was the Spirit by Diarmuid O’Murchu. Both groups meet at Jubilee!.
The Jubilee! Social Justice Team says…
Support “Living Wage Certified” Employers
Asheville’s Just Economics has created the largest living wage certification network in the nation. To find out which local businesses are certified, go to www.justeconomicswnc.org, then click the “Living Wage Certified Employers” tab to get a .pdf file toprint. Also ask each place you shop or eat, “Are you Living Wage Certified? Let your daily spending give hope to those struggling with low wages.
Team Leaders Potluck Dinner
…Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 pm
If you are a Team Leader at Jubilee!, this message if for you! You are cordially invited to Howard’s home, located at 31 Park Avenue, North, about a mile from Jubilee!, for a potluck dinner on Tuesday evening, September 18th starting at 6:30 pm for drinks, followed by dinner at 7 pm. Jackie says, “It has been WAY too long since we have all connected to share, collaborate and strategize.” Please RSVP to Jackie at [email protected]
Living on the Edge
..Seeds for Celebration Available
Howard has completed the Seeds for Celebration for the upcoming Via…the Via Negativa which will be starting on Sunday, September 23rd. The theme is “Living on the Edge.” The Seeds will tell you everything you might want to know about our Celebrations during The Via Negativa. Copies can be found on the counter in the Hospitality Room and online at the Jubilee! website. And if you have a gift of music, poetry or prose, please email Howard at howard [email protected]