Upcoming News & Events: 06.21.2019

June 5, 2019 |

Ending…At Least for the Summer
Sunday, June 2nd was the last 8:30 am Celebration & Communion for the summer, that is for the months of July, August and September.  A decision about the return or “reinvention” of the service will be made in the fall when Amy assumes her responsibilities as our Minister of Ritual and Celebration. Watch for more details.
Vespers…Jay Joslin will be having surgery at some point this summer.  With that in mind, he has decided that he will suspend the Vespers for the summer.

Seeds for Celebration Now Available
The Seeds for Celebration for the Summer Quarter—the Via Positiva—are now available. The Seeds, written by Howard, will tell you everything you might want to know about each of our Celebrations between Sunday, June 22nd and Sunday, September 15th. Our theme is “Evolution.”  If you have a song, poem, reading, dance or something else to share in one of the Celebrations, be sure to email Howard at [email protected]  You will find the Seeds on the counter in the Hospitality Room or on line under the Sunday Celebrations Tab.

 Child Care Available
Just a reminder that our Nursery – for kids “walking” to age 4 – is open during both the 9:45 and 11:15 am Celebrations. We’ve got fun toys, good books, and a great staff!

Retiring…Thank you Anne for your faithful service!
Jubilant Anne Wray, who has collected our Meditation Readings for our bulletins for the past 30 years, is retiring from this ministry.  Are you interested in helping with this?  Perhaps a different person could handle this task each quarter?  If so, contact Howard at
howard [email protected]

Summer Transitions for the Jubilee! Nurture Program!
Each year, in late spring, we review which classes we offer in the Nurture Program and assess staff needs based on the families currently participating. For the 2019-2020 academic year, we will have a few changes. The classes we will offer are shown below. If your child is scheduled to transition, he/she can do so any time over the summer or when school starts. If you have questions/concerns about your child’s placement, please contact Vicki Garlock, Nurture Coordinator, at 252-5335 VMB #2 or [email protected]
PreK-Kind. class: Four years old or kindergarten
Upper Elementary: Generally Grades 4-6
Lower Elementary: Generally Grades 1-3
Youth Group: Generally Grades 7-9

First Chat ‘n Snack Coming
Sunday, June 9th, 6—8 pm at Hanger Hall
 Plan on joining your community at Hanger Hall, 31 Park Avenue, North, Asheville, 28801, from 6 to 8 pm for the first Chat ‘n Snack of the summer. We will gather around the pool to swim, enjoy potluck foods, dance and enjoy each other’s company. Wear your swim suit if you want to swim, bring your own towel and food to share.  Chat ‘n Snacks are a wonderful way to meet new folks as well as enjoying the company of old friends. Two more Chat ‘n Snacks are scheduled for Sunday, July 7th and Monday, September 2nd which just happens to be Labor Day.  These summer events are brought to you by the Jubilee! Teams—the first by the Jubilee! Singers. A donation of $5 per adult for the band is asked.

Join the Evening Song Choir
Second Tuesday at 10:30 am and Fourth Tuesday at 6 pm
Evening Song serves, not only those who have come to the transition to the other side, but their families and the staff who serve them.  The group has gained new members, organized our own song book and are learning to harmonize better all the time. So…join us at CarePartner’s Hospice Solace Center, located at 21 Belvedere Road, Asheville, 28803. The next session will be Tuesday, June  11th at 10:30 am. Questions? Contact Gail at (828) 225-7665 or [email protected]

 Living An Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey
eginning our new book Monday, June 17, 1:30 – 3 pm
With his trademark eloquence and insight, Dr. James Hollis offers Living an Examined Life to inspire you toward a life of personal authority, integrity, and fulfillment. “It is my hope that this book will be a tool to recover your respect for that which abides deeply within,” writes Dr. Hollis. “You will not be spared disappointment or suffering. But you can know the depth and dignity of an authentic journey, of being a real player in your time on this turning planet, and your life will become more interesting, taking you deeper than ever before.”