JOIN A TEAM
From our earliest beginning, Jubilee! has been a participatory community. Jubilants want to be involved, connect with other folks, share their great gladness, and do their part to make the world a better place. Teams are how we do this. They provide an array of ways to deepen into community and “pray with your feet.” If you have a general question about teams or are interested in starting a new one, contact Susie Davis, Community Life Coordinator, at 828.279.0433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you care about life all around us, human & more-than-human, then join the Earth Team. The teachings of Creation Spirituality which emphasize that all of Creation is sacred inspires us. In campaigns, in displays, in gifts during our Sunday Celebrations, and in Reunions with Nature, we seek to:
- Reconnect deeply with Nature’s ways
- Explore the tenets of Creation Spirituality
- Witness the changing state of the Earth
- Channel energies through activism
- Imaginatively co-create with Spirit how we live & love on this planet
We often partner with regional Creation Care Alliance initiatives and endeavor to educate Jubilants about local, state and national issues focused on climate change and climate justice issues. We meet monthly or so (usually with potlucks) to share experiences, talents, concerns and possible next steps.
Leader: Chas Jansen, email@example.com
The Jubilee! Singers provide gifts of song for many of our Sunday Celebrations. This is a joyful and welcoming group that offers an opportunity for Jubilants to creatively express their spirituality through song at some Sunday Celebrations, concerts, special services, caroling parties and more. No experience necessary...just a love of singing! The Singers are on hiatus in August and begin meeting again in September.
Leader: Sally Carter, firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.215.1951
Community Life Team
The Community Life Team organizes events that bring Jubilants together throughout the year. They also encompass the Hospitality Team that organizes coffee hours and potlucks following Sunday Celebrations..
Leader: Susie Davis, email@example.com
In-person Book Group
The Book Group gathers weekly in Asheville to discuss the current book they are reading.
Leader: Diane DeWitt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Men's Online Book Club
The Jubilee! Mens Book Club welcomes men of all backgrounds and ages to their online book discussions on Zoom.
Leader: Daniel Robinson, 352-318-0114
The Welcome team supports Sunday celebrations and other community building events via preparation, logistics, greeting and other support activities.
Leader: Kathy Busse, email@example.com
Members of the Jubilee! Prayer Chain team provide ongoing, on-call prayer that supports Jubilee! community members, their loved ones and friends. Reflecting Jubilee!'s all encompassing spirituality, each person on the Prayer Chain prays in their own way to support the group's intentions.
Co-leaders: Jay Joslin and John David Short at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the past 34 years, Jubilee! has donated over $2 million to 501(c)3 non-profit service organizations that feed the hungry, house the homeless, and support underserved communities in Asheville and beyond. Overseen by Jubilee!'s Outreach Team, 100% of Hunger Fund donations go directly these critical needs. The Outreach Team also manages donations from the newly created Howard Hanger Legacy Fund.
Leader: Carol Greenspan, email@example.com
Care & Compassion Team
Jubilee!'s Care and Compassion Team responds to requests for assistance from Jubilants as they face life's challenges. Team members and other volunteers help with tasks such giving rides to Sunday celebrations, meals for homebound Jubilants, and other requests that come in. If you need assistance or would like to join the team or volunteer to be of assistance, contact the team leaders below.
Social Justice Team
The Social Justice Team, which promotes social justice and compassion within our community and in the world at large, is currently on hiatus and looking for a new leader.
Leadership is open: Please contactSusie Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
The Service Team, which has traditionally organized in-service activities to support local underserved communities, is on hiatus.
Leadership is open. Please contact Susie Davis at email@example.com if interested.