This is where you'll discover how to get more deeply involved with our Jubilee! 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.  Here are some highlights of what's going on right now.

Watch Parties

Do you have a porch where a few Jubilants could come together to watch the Sunday morning Zoom celebration? Would you be willing to help organize this kind of watch party - putting together hosts and interested participants? We need an organizer, some people willing to host and people interested in participating. Which one are you? If you are interested in being an organizer, please contact Laura Collins at revlauracollins@gmail.com

Care and Compassion Team

Warren Harding and Laura Collins are jump-starting our Care and Compassion Team. We need folks who are willing to help us organize and strategize, and folks who are willing to help out with needs that members of our community may have (e.g. meals after illness, sending cards, making phone calls). If you have any interest in being part of this, please reach out to Warren at 828-467-0712 or soul@main.nc.us

Office Volunteers

Laura Collins and Patrick Fitzsimmons are seeking a few volunteers who are willing to come to Wall Street to help with odds and ends around the building on a regular basis. It may be organizing a closet, printing and folding letters, answering the phone, filing or sorting mail. We're looking for cheery souls willing to work independently for a couple of hours each week. Email Patrick if interested: patrickfitzsimmons@jubileecommunity.org

Earth Day Bear Wallow Contemplative Hike

Take a contemplative hike with Creation Care Alliance on Thursday, April 22nd from 9am-12pm. This easy-to-moderate trail climbs one mile through the lovely mountain forest and opens up onto a large grassy field at the top. This spectacular summit will be the site for some guided reflection before looping back down the mountain.  Hikers meet at the Bearwallow Mountain trailhead at 9:00 am and get everyone back to our cars by noon. Cost is $5 per person.  Registration is limited.  Sign up Here.  

Virtual Earth Day

Creation Care Alliance is hosting a virtual Earth Day Vigil on Zoom. The vigil will be focused on the idea of loving people and place, and will include readings, prayers, songs and information about creation care from speakers from throughout Western North Carolina. The vigil will run from 6-7:15 pm ET on April 25th and will include regional breakout rooms that will begin directly after the Vigil ends. There will be more opportunities for interaction during the reception.  Register to attend here.

Book Discussion Group

There is still time to take part in the Racial Equity Team's book discussions of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 6pm ET, facilitated by Alice Dixson. Caste is an excellent book and if you’d like to join the group, just email melody.lebaron@gmail.com to be added to the list. If you don’t feel you have time to read the book this spring, you’ll want to listen to Oprah’s 8-episode podcast series with Isabel Wilkerson, which explores the eight pillars of caste.

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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.