ANNOUNCEMENT: CELEBRATIONS DURING CORONAVIRUS

Dear Jubilants, it is out of an abundance of caution and after much consultation with the board and prayer that we have decided to suspend in-person meetings at least through the July 4, 2020, weekend and reevaluate the situation after then.

During this time, we will livestream the service that will feature myself and the band (Thanks to the band members!). The service will be abbreviated of course, but we’d like to still do our talk-back in some form after the message. I am contemplating either doing a Zoom session where folks can participate directly after the livestream service, or a Facebook live event where you can type in your responses. Please let me know if you have a preference and we’ll strive to make it happen!

Thank you all for your understanding during this time. We want all of our Jubilants to be well and still have a chance to attend Sunday celebrations – even if it’s in a new virtual experience. This has been a huge inconvenience for us all, but I think it also presents us with some new opportunities (like getting our livestream going) and new ways to create community.

Also, if anyone is in need of supplies, a chat or anything else as we self-isolate, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Already, we have those offering to do supply runs for those who feel they shouldn’t leave the house and we have phones and video-chats that we can use to stay in touch. Let’s find new ways to connect and be community during this time.

Of course, this situation makes it a challenge to “pass the basket” but many of you have already stepped up and given online to keep Jubilee going as this crisis continues. Thank you all so much for that. If you want to contribute online, it’s easy. Use this link and thank you in advance.

The livestream will be on YouTube. Subscribe to our channel for immediate access. A Zoom talk back link will be sent and posted soon. Stay tuned!

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VIA POSITIVA: YES! IN DEED! – August 26, 2018 – What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love & Understanding?

By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This Sunday, August 26, 2018, we continue our Via Positiva theme of Yes! In Deed! exploring the various ways that we can embody our “Yes!” our “Oh, Yeah” in the world.

We used music from Elvis Costello to learn how we can learn how to take peace, love and understanding seriously in a world that laughs at them.

Readings:
From the Hebrew Scriptures: Jeremiah 23: 23-29: Is not my word like fire …
From the Jesus Story: Luke 12: 49-53: I came to bring fire to the earth and how I wish it were already kindled.
From A Course in Miracles, Manual for Teachers: Peace is impossible to those who look on war.

Song used in the sermon: What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love & Understanding – Elvis Costello

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VIA POSITIVA: YES! IN DEED! – August 19, 2018 – Good, Bad or Indifferent …?

This Sunday, August 19, 2018, we continued our Via Positiva theme of Yes! In Deed! exploring the various ways that we can embody our “Yes!” our “Oh, Yeah” in the world.

Guest speaker Todd Hoppock began with this provocative question: “Is the universe benevolent, malevolent, or indifferent?”

Readings:
From the Hebrew Scriptures: Ecclesiastes 7:14; 9:7-10; & chapter 11: God makes both good and bad times
From the Jesus Story: Luke 22:22-34: I have been with you as a servant.
From the Jesus Story: Mark 4:3-9 & 14-20: the seedling withered because its roots didn’t go deep in the soil.

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VIA POSITIVA: YES! IN DEED! – August 12, 2018 – Humility in Deed!

By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This Sunday, August 12, 2018, we continue our Via Positiva theme of Yes! In Deed! exploring the various ways that we can embody our “Yes!” our “Oh, Yeah” in the world.

We used music from Mac Davis to learn how humility can help us live out our Yes! In Deed! in the world.

Readings:
Proverbs 25:6-7:
do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence
Luke 14:1, 7-14: When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, lame, the blind.
ACIM, Chapter 15: Be not content with littleness

Song used in the sermon: Hard to Be Humble by Mac Davis


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VIA POSITIVA: YES! IN DEED! – August 5, 2018 – Taming Our Greed

By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This Sunday, August 5, 2018, we continue our Via Positiva theme of Yes! In Deed! exploring the various ways that we can embody our “Yes!” our “Oh, Yeah” in the world.

This Sunday we used music from Aloe Blacc to learn how overcoming our greed can bring unity into the world.

Readings:
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2: 18-26: Vanity of vanities. All is vanity!
Luke 12: 13-21: Be on your guard against all kinds of greed.
A Course in Miracles, Chapter 29:  God gave you all there is. 

Song used in the sermon: I Need Dollar – Aloe Blacc


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VIA POSITIVA: YES! IN DEED!

By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This Sunday, July 29, 2018, we continue our Via Positiva theme of Yes! In Deed! exploring the various ways that we can embody our “Yes!” our “Oh, Yeah” in the world.

This Sunday we used music from Grace Potter and the Nocturnals to learn how unity within can bring unity without.

Readings:
Colossians 3:8-11: Christ is all and in all
John 17:20-23:  … that they may all be one
A Course in Miracles, Lesson 95: I am one self, united with my Creator

Song used in the Sermon: Ragged Company by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

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VIA POSITIVA: YES IN DEED! – Take a Break!

By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This Sunday, July 22, 2018, we continue our Via Positiva theme of Yes! In Deed! exploring the various ways that we can embody our “Yes!” our “Oh, Yeah” in the world.

This Sunday we used music from Dobie Gray to learn why we need to rest and refuel if we are to effectively embody our YES! in the world. 

Readings:
Psalm 46:1-3, 9-10: Be still and know that I am God
Mark 6:30-34: Come away … and rest awhile
A Course in Miracles, Lesson 109: I rest in God.

Song used in the sermon: Drift Away – Dobie Gray

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VIA POSITIVA: YES! IN DEED! – Embodying Appreciation

By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This Sunday, July 15, 2018, we continue our Via Positiva theme of Yes! In Deed! exploring the various ways that we can embody our “Yes!” our “Oh, Yeah” in the world.

This Sunday we used music from Todd Rundgren  to learn how to truly embody love for every person and creature on this earth.

Readings:
Psalm 82:2-7: you shall die like mortals
Luke 10:29-37: Who is the neighbor? The one who showed mercy.
ACIM, Chapter 12: Only appreciation is an appropriate response to your brother.

Song used in the sermon this week: Love is the Answer – Todd Rundgren


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VIA POSITIVA: YES! IN DEED! – Embodying Hospitality

By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This Sunday, July 8, 2018, we continue our Via Positiva theme of Yes! In Deed! exploring the various ways that we can embody our “Yes!” our “Oh, Yeah” in the world.

This Sunday we used music from Paul McCartney and Wings to learn how to truly embody hospitality for every person and creature on this earth.

Readings: 
From the Jesus Story: Luke 10:1-10: I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves.
From the Apostle Paul: Galatians 6:1-10: let us not grow weary in doing what is right

From A Course in Miracles, Chapter 19: The Holy Spirit has given you love’s messengers

Song used in the sermon: Let ’em In – Paul McCartney & Wings


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VIA POSITIVA: YES! IN DEED! – Ya Gotta Serve Somebody

By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This Sunday, July 1, 2018, we continue our Via Positiva theme of Yes! In Deed! exploring the various ways that we can embody our “Yes!” our “Oh, Yeah” in the world.

This Sunday we used music from Bob Dylan to learn how an being of service in the world can help us embody the joy we seek in the world.

Readings:
From the Jesus Story: Luke 9:57-62: I will follow you wherever you go.
From the Apostle Paul: Galatians 5:1, 13-25: If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.
From A Course in Miracles, Chapter 18: You have been willing to bring the darkness to light

Song used in the sermon: Serve Somebody – Bob Dylan

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