JUBILEE! IN ACTION
This is where you'll discover how to get more deeply involved with our community and the greater Asheville community...whether it's helping refugees, homeless folks or People of Color; coming to a social celebration, movie night or drum circle; or joining a meditation, labyrinth walk or prayer circle. As long as it's hosted by Jubilee! or one of our teams, it's part of “Jubilee! in Action." Here are some highlights of what's going on right now.
Sacred Lands; Sacred Bodies
Jubilee! is part of Creation Care Alliance, an environmental organization that is offering a chance to connect and renew hope with a symposium called Sacred Lands, Sacred Bodies; Faithfully Caring for People and Place January 28 & 29. The online event includes science, spirituality, practical tips, prayer, ritual, stories of creation care and resilience from congregations practicing right relationship with practical steps for caring for our neighbors and the earth. There will be time for regionally based brainstorming and discussion. SIGN UP HERE.
Interfaith Power & Light invites you to a free screening of the short film Unbreathable, a timely, powerful look at fifty years of the Clean Air Act and the challenges we still face to ensure healthy air for everyone. Weaving historical milestones with current day stories of environmental injustice, the film is an excellent tool for educational and community engagement. View the trailer here. The 30-minute film will screen on January 19 at 6:30pm ET and a 60-minute webinar discussion will immediately follow. Learn more and register here
It’s more important now than ever before that the white members of our community stay resourced, resilient and engaged in the work of racial equity. White Awake - How to Stay Engaged in the Challenging Work of Racial Justice will explore tools to help us stay in hard conversations and continue to be engaged in this work while taking care of ourselves and communities. The online workshop takes place on January 19 from 7-8:30pm and the fee is $20. Get more information and register here.
Creation Care Alliance is offering a seven-week Eco-Grief Circle on Thursdays starting January 14th. This is an opportunity to explore grief, sorrow, anxiety, fear, guilt, shame, anger and despair related to the social and ecological challenges of our time. Eco-Grief Circles offer mutual support, healing, insight and love but are not a grief therapy experience. The leadership team includes counselors, pastors and environmental advocates. Space is limited. Note that the first circle is on the 14th, but as long as space is available you can join for later dates. Learn more and register here.
End of Life Literacy & Paperwork Workshop
Honor your life and your loved ones by preparing for your death! Preparing both internally and externally for our own death can help our loved ones know what to expect, guide our own process, reduce worry, and allow us to devote our attention, when it’s time, to the mystery and magic of the dying process. This workshop series will focus on death literacy and provide an overview of the entire spectrum of end of life paperwork with a core focus on the Five Wishes. The Five Wishes document is an internationally renowned advanced directive often described as a “living will with a heart and soul.”
Two-day event on Zoom on January 29th and February 5th
Want to Know More?
These are just some highlights of what's going on at Jubilee! right now. To get up to date on everything that's currently happening, read this week's newsletter.