Vision: Upcoming Events, 09.16.2016

September 14, 2016 |

Open Streets, Asheville
…Sunday, September 18th from 1 – 5 pm on Wall Street
Join your neighbors as they walk, bike, shop and skate through the streets of downtown Asheville.  It’s a whole new way to experience the city with your friends and family.  Jubilee! will be displaying art and hosting a community art project outside our front doors.

 Laudato Si’ (May You Be Praised) – A Guided Study & Discussion
Join Creation Care Alliance’s Chas Jansen reading the Pope’s Encyclical Laudato Si’On Care for Our Common Home, one chapter at a time with discussion questions available in advance. The six Monday evening classes will focus on climate science, creation gospel, humanity’s role, “Integral Ecology,” policy directions, and changing within.  The discussion will start on Monday, September 19th at Jubilee! from 6 to 7: 15 pm.  In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis asks, “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?”  Despite disturbing ecological news, daunting challenges presented today by technology and excessive self-centeredness, as well as growing injustices visited upon the poor analyzed in this encyclical, Francis nevertheless threads a heartening message of hope through the entire document.

Jump into the Via Negativa at the Death Cafe
…Tuesday, September 27th at 6 pm
A Global Movement—Death Cafe—is being offered at Jubilee! this fall. Death Cafe engages small intimate conversations in matters of being and dying ,mortality and living sacredly while enjoying a beverage together with a simple mission – to increase awareness of death by sharing stories. Death Cafe is a way of opening hearts, a profound step in the revolutionary shift in our Death Phobic culture – the denial of death. Join us and open your heart and find voice to share your story. This Community Life Event will be facilitated by individuals from an organization known as thirdmessenger.

Women’s Circle: Women’s Spiritual Journeys Series with Kim Duckett
A series focused on women’s “ways of knowing” and “communing with the Divine” through female based ritual, learning, meditation, journaling, dancing, journeying, and much more.  Educational, therapeutic and experiential, we will explore: the Herstory of ancient Goddess Cultures & Traditions, the current reemergence of women-centered spiritualties, the persecution of Goddess culture & traditions and much more. Every Wednesday, 6 – 9 pm, September 28 through November 2. Women only. By donation. To participate, sign up with Jackie Dobrinska at jldobrinska@gmail.com.

Pledge to Vote!  Are You Prepared?
For example, are you registered to vote at your current address under your current name?  Do you know how to get your sample ballot, know when early voting starts, or where to get information on many of the candidates on your ballot? If you don’t know or weren’t aware of the answer to one or more of these questions, Jubilant Ron Katz at (828) 768-4559 is available to assist, or you can find Ron at the Voting Table in the Hospitality Room on Sundays.

Let’s Build a House
Jubilee! is participating in the construction of the 18th annual Interfaith House with Habitat for Humanity. The house is in the Shiloh community at 1008 West Chapel Rd. We have three  remaining workdays and we need your help. The days are Thursdays, September 22nd, October 6th, and November 3rd. All workdays are from 8:30 am till 3:30 pm. Can you help?  If so, sign up on the sheets on the Welcome Counter in the Hospitality Room.  Sponsored by the Service Team.

Seeds for Celebration Available
Pick up a copy of the Seeds for Celebration for the fall, the Via Negativa or the Path of Letting Go, in the Hospitality Room.  You can also find them on our website…www. jubileecommunity.org.  Click on the Sunday Celebrations Tab, then the Media & Recordings followed by the Seeds for Celebration tab. The theme is Treasures & Trash.

 Jubilee! Goes to Nicaragua?
Jubilee! has been a supporter of Jubilee House in Nicaragua for many years. Jubilee House’s mission is to enable communities to become self-sufficient, sustainable, democratic entities. They provide work in agriculture, public health and education. Several Jubilants have indicated interest in going on a volunteer work trip to Jubilee House and they have suggested we consider bringing a group of 12—20 during the week of January 21 -29. Interested? Contact Patrick Fitzsimmons at patrickfitzsimmons@hotmail.com. or 828-777-2495. Let’s get organized. Please note that the trip involves work, but time is also spent learning about the culture of the Nicaraguan people.

Story Jam Rescheduled
…Friday, September 23 at 6 pm
The Jubilee! Attention Deficit Story Jam is now set for Friday, September 23 at 6 pm.  As a result, the anticipation and participation has an opportunity to grow! Keep refining your slide shows, and if you’ve been on the fence about sharing, now is your chance. Contact Jackie Dobrinska, our Coordinator of Community Life, at jldobrinska@gmail. com or 252-5335, VMB 3#.

Be a Light in the Via Negativa
Jubilee! is hosting Room in the Inn starting Sunday, October 2nd and continuing through the 8th. You can be a cook, driver, evening host or overnight innkeeper. Sign ups are now in process and will continue through Sunday, September 25th  in the Hospitality Room. Want to reserve your spot or have questions?  Call Carol at 828 298-6066 or email her at mcgreenspan@gmail.com.