12.20.2019 Events & News

December 22, 2019 |

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at 5 & 10 pm
…Childcare available at the 5 pm Celebration
As always, two Candlelight Communion Celebrations will be offered on Christmas Eve, the first at 5 pm and the second at 10 pm.  Childcare will be available at the 5 pm service, starting at 4:30 pm for children “walking to 10 years of age.”  But a word to the wise:  Come early for the 5 pm Celebration if you want a seat!

Nurture News
…Regarding, Sunday, December 29th
Please note that the Nursery, Preschool-Kindergarten, and Lower Elementary rooms will be open on Sunday, December 29th. The Upper Elementary and Teen rooms will be closed.

2020 Vision
…December 31st, starting at 4 pm at Jubilee!
You are invited to participate in a transformational, non alcohol-ic New Year’s Eve Celebration. The event will be celebrating a new decade with powerful experiences, workshops, a world class concert and a live DJ dance party. The doors will open at 3:30 pm with the event concluding at 1 am on January 1st, 2020. Get info & tickets at http://bit.ly/nye2020vision.

 New Year’s Day Bonfire
…Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 at 5 pm
You are invited to attend the New Year’s Day Bonfire at 5 pm on Wednesday, January 1st, 2020, at Hanger Hall which is located at 31 Park Avenue, North, less than a mile from Jubilee!  We will sing, burn the 2019 Prayer Flags that hung in our Celebration Center all of last year, offer our hopes and prayers for the new year and enjoy the warmth of the fire and friends.

Music & Meditation
…Friday, January 3rd, 7 — 8 pm
Join Amy for an hour of serene music and meditation. There will be silence, prayers, and chanting. A wonderful way to drop deeper into the heart.

Diving Deeper: A Daylong Retreat
…Saturday, January 4th, 10 am -6 pm, Weaverville
A special (mostly silent) guided retreat to go within—to harvest and integrate the gifts from the past year, and to become still and listen to what is being birthed within us that we might carry forth into the New Year and New Decade. Bring a potluck dish to share for lunch. $50—goes to keeping people in need warm this winter. Pre-registration is required as the event will fill up. Contact Rajyo Allen: [email protected], (415) 299-7565.

Flying Higher: 2020 VISIONING
…Sunday, January 5th, 2 – 6 pm, Weaverville, NC
Join us as we gather together to celebrate what we wish to acknowledge as we lay the old year (and decade) to rest…then have fun creating a 2020 Vision board (bring your old magazines!) and be witnessed and supported as we speak our intentions. Optional potluck dinner, 6 – 7:30 pm. $25—goes to keeping people in need warm this winter. Pre-registration is required as the event will fill up. Contact Rajyo Allen: [email protected], (415) 299-7565. 

 Write Your Prayers
…Sundays, January 12th & 19th in the Hospitality Room
Did you know that the 1000+ prayer flags hanging in our Celebration Center came down? And did you know that they were burned on New Year’s Day, clearing the space for a new set? On Sunday mornings, January 12th and 19th, you will have an opportunity to add color and blessings by creating your prayers. We will also need help stapling/hanging the flags after the 11:15 am Celebration on both Sundays.

 Starting a New Book
…Monday, January 13th at 1:30 pm
The Jubilee! Book Discussion Group will begin the reading/discussion of our next book, Con-scious by Annaka Harris, on Monday, January 13th at our usual time 1:30 – 3 pm in the Hospitality Room. The discussion will be led by Terry Poling. The group always welcomes new members

We Are Looking for a New Director of the Jubilee! Singers
Yes, the position is now open and we are soliciting applications. The Director provides musical leadership and support for the Jubilee! Singers as they participate in the Jubilee! Celebrations and for other rituals as requested. This is a part-time job working 9 months of the year. If you have experience and are interested in discussing this further, please an email and/or resume to [email protected]. A job description is available in the Administrator’s office or can be emailed as requested.

Are You Busy and Curious?
We know that keeping up with the status of your pledge may not be #1 on your “to do” list! If  you are curious where you stand, we will be happy to give you that information as we move toward the end of 2019. To find out, please email Don Fortuna, our Administrator, at [email protected] or call him at (828) 252-5335. If he is not available, just leave a message on voice mailbox 1 and he will get back to you ASAP. Thanks again for being a vital, contributing member of Jubilee!.

Do You Give Online?  Will You Continue in 2020?|
If your answer to both questions is YES, then please complete a pledge card so that we will know your intentions.  We base our budget on the amount of money shown on our pledge cards.  Without a card, we really do not know what your plans for giving are.  At this point, we really need to know that you will support Jubilee! in 2020. Thank you for being a supporting member of the Jubilee! Community.

Do You Have “Money to Keep Folks Warm” to Turn In?
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 5th, 2020.  We would like to get it in the hands of folks who need it.  The Jubilee! Outreach Team will select the non-profit agencies to receive the gifts. In 2018, the dollars were split with 40% going to the Eblen Foundation, 40% to the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries and 20% to the Furnace Repair Fund of Mountain Housing Opportunities.

Seeds Available
…The Via Creativa starts January 12th
The Seeds for Celebration for the Via Creativa which begins on Sunday, January 12th are now available. You may pick up a print copy on the counter in the Hospitality Room or read/print them from the Jubilee! website. Have a gift of music, dance to offer, email Amy at [email protected]

Want to Display your Art?
The Arts Team wants to fill the Hospitality Room with your art. Interested? Contact Nan Davis at [email protected] or call (828) 774-9054.