Exciting News! Presenting our Minister Finalists

Dear Jubilants, It has been more than nine months since Howard announced his upcoming retirement, and during this time we have conducted an inclusive, thoughtful, and very thorough transition process.  We have now narrowed our search for a new Minister of Ritual & Celebration to three finalists, and we have invited each of them to […]

Social Justice – Opportunities to Act 9.2.18

On this Labor Day weekend, and in honor of all those who work and so many who barely scrape by, we offer an abbreviated Update. There is much to do with social justice, but it is also important to rest, share time with family and friends, and remember what Labor Day is all about. We’ll be back […]

Bios of our Disorderly Ordinates

Daniel Barber – Minister of Music & Ritual Throughout his life, Daniel Barber has been relentlessly engaged in creating ways to make the world a better place.  B.J. (before Jubilee!), Daniel was a social worker, social scientist, video producer and political activist.  Since 2001, he has performed with or led numerous musical and theatrical groups (including the […]

Sea Foam

Lately, life for me has been frothy.  Bubbly. Light, buoyant, supple.  Very much like whipped cream, like sea foam, like the head of a well-brewed beer or the topping on a really good cup of cappuccino.  Not unpleasant. Not at all.  Not lacking in a sense of stability or constancy.  Simply filled with air.  Ventilated.  […]

Vision: It Really Isn’t About What You Believe by Vincente Hernandez

“I don’t care what you believe,” says Howard. “Belief is the red herring. You can believe in God until you’re blue in the face and it accomplishes nothing. It’s what you do that counts.” This is by far my favorite moment in the 11:15 service of Jubilee! on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Coming in late and sneaking […]

Vision: Thich and Tom by Howard

Thich and Tom “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” He read it over again. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” It was a quote from Thich Nhat […]

Vision: Pan-orama by Howard

What makes someone or something “woo-woo?” OK, this may not be the question that keeps you up at night. But what would you say is the difference between “woo-woo” and “not-woo-woo?” If you define “woo-woo” as an idea, belief or believer with no rational base (like, say, most of the recent presidential debates), then is […]

VISION: First Kiss by Howard

It hadn’t been her first kiss.  Far from it.  Penelope Lyn had kissed and been kissed more times than she could count.  She had tried adding up the kissers one time, but decided to quit when she began to feel like a slut.  “Never mind,” she had told herself.  “Some things you just don’t need […]


It’s as if the thing were written in the constitution of the age: Sooner or later you’ll wind up pacing the cage. – Bruce Cockburn, “Pacing the Cage”                 “Insanity,” said Albert Einstein or Gertrude Stein or maybe Albert’s cousin, Zweistein – who knows? – “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting […]

VISION: Mythchievous Myths by Howard

I love mythology.  Have always loved it.  Admittedly, more than most theology. Mythology throws pebbles at the window of imagination’s bedroom and with a whispered call, says, “Come out in the moonlight and play!”   Theology, on the other hand, often marches around the living room with heavy boots of conviction. Unlike theology, mythology doesn’t have […]