Vision: Upcoming Events: 11.25.2016

November 23, 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 not been able to mail out all our 3rd quarter outreach gifts. However, we have a wonderful opportunity. An extremely generous Jubilant family has given a $5,000 gift to the community, over and above their regular pledge. They are challenging Jubilants to match this gift.  Would you be able and willing to contribute?  If so, please write a check and mark it with the words “matching gifts.”  For this to be helpful, please remember that this is “extra mile” giving – that is, a gift over and above your normal giving. If you need more information, please see Don in the office or call (828) 252-5335 vmb 1#.

Santas Needed for Children in Foster Care…Select a Child this Sunday
This coming Sunday, November 27th, you will find 75 ornaments hanging on the Jubilee! Christmas tree in the Hospitality Room. Each ornament represents a child who is in foster care in Buncombe County. Each ornament also shares vital information about the child and their hopes for Christmas gifts.  Want to be a “Santa?”  Plan on spending about $100 per child, a little less for younger children, perhaps a little more for teens. Too much to spend?  Join with a friend and do it together. Or, if you do not want to do the shopping, you may write a check to Jubilee! and we will handle the shopping for you. Return the gifts to Jubilee! no later than Sunday, December 18th.   Please do not wrap your gifts as they must be inspected by the foster parents before they can be given to the child.  And, please be sure that your ornament with the child’s name is securely attached. 

 The Mission Trip to Nicaragua Is a Go!
…There is room for a few more participants.
Jubilee! has been a supporter of Jubilee House in Nicaragua for many years. They provide work in agriculture, public health and education. A team of Jubilant volunteers have committed to going on a work trip during the first week of February, 2017.  Want to go?  Contact Patrick at or (828) 777-2495. Please note that the trip involves work, but time is also spent learning about the culture of the Nicaraguan people.

Have You Pledged?  Your Support Is Needed Now More than Ever!
If you have completed your Commitment card, THANKS!  If not, we hope you will complete one this Sunday indicating your desire to support the ministries of Jubilee! Community in 2017.  We consider giving as an opportunity for spiritual growth and hope you see it that way as well.

Everyone Wins When You Shop at Ten Thousand Villages
TTV is a non-profit, fair trade gift shop, located next door to Tupelo Honey Restaurant on Pritchard Park, and when holiday gift shoppers choose fair trade, they are already choosing to make a difference with their purchase.  And from November 28 through December 9, 15% of everything you spend in the store will be donated back to Jubilee!  Just mention that you are a Jubilant.  It is a Win/Win situation!

Sell Your Wares! Shop for Gifts!
If you are participating in the Jubilee! Talent Project to raise money to keep folks warm this winter, (Remember when you took an envelope with a $10 bill inside?) mark these dates on your calendars: Sundays, November 27th and December 4th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. We will have tables set up in the Hospitality Room for you to sell your creations.  First come, first served. This is also a great opportunity to purchase gifts for family or friends.

Seeds for Celebration for the upcoming Holy Days (Holidays!) are now available in the Hospitality Room and on line at the Jubilee! website. ( The Seeds will tell you everything you might want to know about these Celebrations. Have a gift you would like to offer? Please email Howard at

Want to Help at MANNA Food Bank?
On the second Saturday of each month, the Service Team organizes a volunteer opportunity at MANNA Food Bank. The next date for this year is Saturday, December 10th.  We are allocated ten slots and you must sign up to participate by emailing Sandy Jones at Please do not show up at MANNA without notification …you could be turned away. The hours are 9 am to noon . Children, accompanied by an adult, and teens are welcome.

Santa for Seniors
If you are filling a box, please drop it off at Jubilee! no later than Sunday, November 27th. If you would like to donate items on our Santa list, please place them in the blue box in the foyer or downstairs. Cash donations to purchase items are always appreciated. Thanks from Meals on Wheels for giving Christmas to our seniors.

Who Listens to You Deeply?
And on a regular basis? Tuesday Nights’ Listening Group at Jubilee! does.  Sponsored by the Spiritual Journey Team, Jubilant Laurie Berry Clifford (828-713-2985) facilitates the group from 7 to 9 pm, downstairs in the Creation Room, Please use the Patton Avenue entrance.  Sponsored by the Jubilee! Spiritual Journey Team.

Satsang is a Sansrit word meaning “sitting with truth.” Join Jubilant Laurie Berry Clifford, on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 pm at Waking Dreams Retreat in West Asheville for Satsang. (828-713-2985, laurieberryclifford@gmail) Sponsored by the Spiritual Journey Team.