Vision: The Mull Before the Swarm by Howard Hanger

Some of my favorite New Years’ resolutions are: I resolve not to play bagpipes even if I can. I resolve to possibly make firm decisions. I resolve to remember that a wasted weekend isn’t necessarily a wasted weekend. I resolve not to believe everything I think. I resolve that if I can’t do something well, […]

Vision: A.H.S.C.K.NY.E. – Do You Believe in Magic? by Howard Hanger

Advent.Hanukah.Solstice.Christmas.Kwanza.New Year.Epiphany. As far as we know, humans have always been big on magic and miracles.  Always big on believing that more is possible than what we were taught and what we have experienced.  More than we logically assume.  We humans have consistently at least wanted to believe that sometimes things happen which are outside […]

Vision: Upcoming Events: 11.25.2016

Turn $5,000 into $10,000! As some Jubilants are aware, 2016 has not been our best year financially speaking. Cancelled Celebrations last winter due to weather and, probably, the uncertainty caused by the election have impacted our contributions.  And so, at the end of October we were 6% below our budget which means that we have […]

Vision: Treasures & Trash by Howard Hanger

Dear Jubilant, Our theme for this quarter – Via Negativa (everybody’s favorite) – is “Treasure & Trash.” With the election, ‘tis indeed a Negativa time for many of us. A dark and hopeless time.  But I would prefer to see this, rather, as an enormously challenging time… a time in our lives and in the […]

Upcoming Events: 11.11.2016

Sunday, November 20th is Thanksgiving & Commitment Sunday Bring your Thankful Spirit and your Commitment Card indicating your desire to support the ministries of Jubilee! Community in 2017.  Commitment Cards will be mailed to Jubilants the week prior to the 20th, but if you do not receive your card in the mail, no problem!  We […]

Vision: Why I Love Jesus & Am Not a Christian by Howard Hanger

Basically, it’s the judgement thing.  I’ve had it up to here with religious or non-religious folks judging someone else.  Deciding that one way of thinking — specifically, MY way of thinking – is better than another. Doesn’t matter whether it’s a controlling Christian, a biased Buddhist, a mulish Muslim, a  wise-ass Wiccan, a condescending California […]

Upcoming Events: 10.30.2016

Day of the Dead Jubilee!/LaZoom Tour Is Happening Again …Sunday, October 30th at 4 pm.  Only 40 tickets will be available               Jubilee! is celebrating the Day of the Dead a.k.a. All Souls’ Day, this year on Sunday, October 30th, with a LaZoom Bus Tour led by Howard with music from Mexico.  The bus leaves from […]

Vision: The Value of a Hug by Vicki Garlock

All I could do was hold her. She started crying in the middle of the service – sobbing, really. There were hundreds of people around her, and no one made a move. So I walked over to her, and I held her. And she sobbed. At some point, I thought to myself, “She’s so tense.” […]

Vision: Upcoming Events, 10.14.2016

Vespers with Jay Joslin …Sunday, October 23rd, 5—6 pm Our Vespers Services will be happening on the second and fourth Sundays this fall.  These gatherings are invitations to deepen our connection with the Via Negativa and beyond and are a meditative, contemplative service in which folks may know and find comfort.  All are welcome. Day […]