Upcoming Events & News: 07.19.2019

July 17, 2019 |

Sign Up Today to Help
Hosting starts Sunday, August 11th
Signup for Room in the Inn will be Sundays, July 21, 28 and August 4. If you would like to save your spot, or can’t get to Jubilee! those dates, please e-mail Carol Greenspan before the 18th or after the 28th. We need volunteer cooks, drivers, evening hosts and overnight innkeepers. Thank you for interrupting your summer fun to help our women guests move on to a better life.

In the Hospitality Room Gallery
Check out the Landscapes!
Landscape Paintings by (John) Arrington Williams are on display for the month of July. He has been creating abstracts for 45 years, but for the past 2 years he has “returned to his roots” and these landscapes are the result. Questions? Call (828) 319-9094.

Body Image/Body Wisdom Series for Women
…Mondays, July 22nd – August 19th, 6—8:30 pm
When sleeping women wake, mountains move. One of the things that can keep women asleep is shame around our bodies. Wise women, shamans, entrepreneurs, leaders, and influencers often share common struggles around accepting their bodies. Now is the time to reclaim our bodies and their wisdom regardless of shape, weight, or size. This series is for every woman who wants to love her body, is learning to love her body or already loves her body.  For women only. Email Jackie at [email protected] for details. Please sign up on the clipboard in the Hospitality Room.

July’s Pathway to Membership Is Full
…But we will schedule another this fall!
Yes, we will plan another in the fall and Howard will be leading, even though he will be “retired” by that time!  Watch for more details.  And, if you are signed up to participate this coming Tuesday, please note that it will be happening at Hanger Hall, 31 Park Ave. N, Asheville, 28801. 

 Unhappy Birthday Party
Wednesday, July 24th at 5 pm in Pack Square
On July 24th the federal and state minimum wage will have been stuck at $7.25 an hour for 10 years.  Millions of our neighbors struggle to survive.  Join the Rally for Higher Wages: July 24th, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Pack Square.  If you’re willing to provide some cupcakes for this “party” please call or text Vicki Meath, at (828) 301-7291.

The Herbal Adventure Continues this Month!
Thursday, July 25th at 1 pm at the Lord’s Acre
If you missed Herbal Drinks and Herbs for Immunity, you can catch “The Medicines in your Spice Rack”  which covers the magic and power of everyday spices to keep you healthy and well. Learn which spices were used to ransom Rome, and why the power of spices helped shape the world! You’ll be inspired and empowered to use spices as healing properties in your own life. The class will be held at the Lord’s Acre off Joe Jenkin’s road in Fairview.  Donations requested to cover materials. Contact Jackie at [email protected] for more information.

Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch
Saturday, July 27 at 10:30 am at Jubilee!
Come to Jubilee! on July 27 from 10:30 to 11::30 am for the final event. You will hear a talented story teller tell tall tales and whimsical stories. It will happen rain or shine. And, it’s free!

Orchestra Rehearsals Begin
Monday, July 29th at 7 pm
The Jubilee! Summer Orchestra is returning for their 25th Season!  Under the direction of Erick Scheider, the musicians will be preparing a special program featuring music oriented around “the Seasons” as well as “backing up” Howard who will be playing several of his “biggest hits” including I Wanna Have Dog Breath, I’ve Got an Elephant Up My Nose” and Blessed Are You. Questions? Call Eric at (828) 545-8865.

$12,250 Donated to 5 Agencies|
This past week Jubilee! sent checks totaling $12,250 to five helping agencies that offer assistance to families and children.  This money came from the dollars you dropped in the baskets on the Table in the middle of the Celebration Center. The agencies are Emma Family Resource Center – $4,500, Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries – $4,000, WNC Community Health Services – $1,500, Village Partners International (Haiti) – $1,500 and One Youth at a Time – $750.  During the first two quarters of this year, the Jubilee! Community has given $24,250 to helping agencies. Good going, Jubilants!

Welcome New Board Members Jenny, Patrick & Elizabeth
Three new Board Members began their service commitment on July 1st. They are Jenny Farthing, Patrick Fitzsimmons and Elizabeth Likis. The fourth member of the Class of 2022 is Stefanie Beierschmitt who came to the Board last year to complete the term of a member who needed to resign. In the last edition of this newsletter we shared information about Jenny Farthing.  In this edition, we will focus on Patrick Fitzsimmons who is the CEO of Mountain Bizworks and a member of Weaverville City Council. Patrick has attended Jubilee! since approximately 2007, has served on our Board previously and has been a regular attender for most of those years. When asked about the gifts he brings to the Board, Patrick replied, “I am a organizational change agent, and have helped several organizations through periods of renewal and leadership change. I am strong at financial management, team development, vision focusing and monitoring for progress. I believe that I am good at gently but firmly holding people accountable. I am an optimist who is also a problem solver. If I think it can be fixed, we will fix it.”