Upcoming Events: 10.26.2018

October 24, 2018 |

Early Voting Has Begun
…Need information?  We offer important handouts!
​Starting October 17th and running until November 3rd, you can Early Vote at any of 11 locations. If you wait until Election Day (Tuesday, November 6th), you must go to your polling place. This year’s “mid-terms” include significant races for US House, NC House, NC Senate, Buncombe County Commission, Buncombe County Sheriff and more. There are also 6 constitutional amendments on your ballot. The Voting Rights issue group of the Social Justice Team has someone in the Hospitality Room before and after the Celebrations every Sunday until Election Day.  Question?  Contact Ron Katz at [email protected].

Jubilee!/LaZoom “Day of the Dead” Tour Coming
…Thursday, November 1st at 5 pm.  Only 40 tickets will be available.
Jubilee! is celebrating the Day of the Dead a.k.a. All Souls’ Day, this year on Thursday, November 1st, with a LaZoom Bus Tour led by Howard with live music from Mexico.  The bus leaves from the north side of the Wall Street Parking Deck at 5 pm and will return about 6:30 pm. (Loading begins at 4:45 pm.)  We’ll be visiting Riverside Cemetery, singing Mexican songs, lighting candles and throwing flowers in the river to honor our dead loved ones. Tickets are $25 and include flowers and candy “skulls.” Buy your tickets at the Welcome Table. All proceeds will go to the Jubilee! Hunger Fund.

 All Saints Day Bonfire
…Thursday, November 1st at 7 pm
Join us at Hanger Hall, 31 Park Avenue, North, less than a mile from Jubilee! for our annual All Saints Day Bonfire. It is said that on the Day of the Dead the veil between this world and the next is lifted and communication may happen.  So…we’ll share memories of our deceased loved ones, send them messages.  We will also read, pray and burn the prayers from the Jubilee! Prayer Wall.  Bring munchies & drinkies if you wish.

Coffee, Conversation & a Gentle Stroll
…Sunday, November 11th at 10:45 am & 12:30 pm
Many of us believe that building a sense of shared community is among the most important goals of Jubilee!  The Earth Team thinks building community is enhanced when folks work on a shared goal and with the Board’s approval Jubilee! is going to work towards becoming a Zero Waste Congregation.  Our Kickoff for this collective effort will be Sunday, November 11th when Earth Team members Chas Jansen and Mollie Milner will host a compostable cup coffee/tea gathering in the Hospitality Room. We hope you will schedule a bit of time after the service to chat and connect with us and your fellow congregants over this effort. If the weather cooperates, we also plan to gather after the second celebration at the UNCA Botanical Gardens off W. T. Weaver Blvd. for a nice stroll and additional community building conversations.  Please plan to join us.

We Know You Are Busy
If  you are curious where you stand with your pledge, we will be happy to give you that information as we enter the 4th quarter of 2018. To find out, please email Don Fortuna, our Administrator, at [email protected] org 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!.

Reuse Empty Medicine Bottles
It’s even better than recycling them!
Instead of recycling your empty medicine bottles and caps, either prescription or OTC, bring them to Jubilee! and drop them in the box in the Entry Area.  We will forward them to a ministry that ships them to countries that otherwise send medications home in folded paper where the medicines can be damaged or accidentally fall into the hands of children.  Please do your best to remove the labels.  Questions? Email Rebecca at [email protected]

Fall Clean Up
Saturday, November 3rd, 9:30 am—Noon
It’s time for our Fall Clean Up.  Can you spare an hour or two on Saturday morning, November 3rd between 9 :30 am and noon? Join us for all or part of the time. All supplies will be provided…we will even pay for your parking.  Sponsored by the Operations Team.

Time to Fall Back!
…Saturday Night, November 3rd
Daylight Savings Time is coming to an end. Be sure to set your clocks BACK on Saturday night, November 3rd when you go to bed.

Do You Like to Sing?
If so, The Land of Sky Chorus invites you to join them in learning eight
a cappella songs which will performed in several concerts…including one in Biltmore Village on November 30th and at Jubilee! on Sunday, December 9th at 2 pm. The chorus rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8 pm at the West Asheville Community Center located at 970 Haywood Road through November 27th.  There is no cost to participate. Questions? Contact Jim Gordon at (828) 545-2262.

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 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 [email protected]