During the Advent season, you are invited to participate in a devotional exercise. Our theme for the season is “Are we there yet?” Have you ever been on a journey and wondered if it was ever going to end? Have you ever found yourself asking:
Where are we going?
How will we get there?
How far do we need to go?
Who will come with us?
What do we need to do?
Whom are we waiting for?
This devotional is image based. If you receive Jubilation via Canada Post, you will find enclosed within the envelope a pack of image cards. If you receive Jubilation electronically, or have arrived here via the Jubilee website, you can pick up your pack of image cards at in-person worship, from the church office, or view the images electronically here!
Below is a list of 28 questions. The backs of each card also hold space to write down your thoughts and reflections. You are invited to use the images and the questions in whatever way works best for you. The devotional is designed to be engaged briefly every day, but there are no rules! Do it all in one sitting. Simply look at each of the cards as you pray or meditate. Hand them out to your friends and family. Find an image that speaks to you and carry the card around in your pocket.
We hope that the cards and this devotional offer an opportunity for creative centering and reflection as we journey together towards Christmas.
|1||Nov 27||Which image makes you smile?|
|2||Nov 28||Which image feels the most real?|
|3||Nov 29||Which image makes you feel uncomfortable?|
|4||Nov 30||Which image seems the most true?|
|5||Dec 1||Which image makes you sad?|
|6||Dec 2||Which image would you pass on to a friend?|
|7||Dec 3||Which image fills you with hope?|
|8||Dec 4||Which image speaks to your past?|
|9||Dec 5||Which image doesn’t belong?|
|10||Dec 6||Which image do you wish for your future?|
|11||Dec 7||Which image confuses you?|
|12||Dec 8||Which image do you want to rip up?|
|13||Dec 9||Which image hurts your soul?|
|14||Dec 10||Which image feels most like Advent?|
|15||Dec 11||Which image feels most like Christmas?|
|16||Dec 12||Which image will you hold on to throughout the year?|
|17||Dec 13||Which image has your favourite colours?|
|18||Dec 14||Which image needs more explanation?|
|19||Dec 15||Which image is telling a story?|
|20||Dec 16||Which image feels like home?|
|21||Dec 17||Which image makes you look twice?|
|22||Dec 18||Which image would you pray/meditate over?|
|23||Dec 19||Which image is lying to you?|
|24||Dec 20||Which image do you need?|
|25||Dec 21||Which image sparks questions?|
|26||Dec 22||Which image holds answers?|
|27||Dec 23||Which image is your favourite?|
|28||Dec 24||Which image says God is with us?|
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Coming Home for Christmas (online)
Friday, December 9th, 7:30pm
A fundraising concert in support of Jubilee’s Refugee program as we work to bring the Al Dahoul family from Syria, home to Canada.
Saturday, December 10th, 9:30am-2:30pm
Meet direct sellers in our area and get through your Christmas shopping!
Definitely NOT Christmas (performance)
Sunday, December 11th, 7:30pm
With a soundtrack of pop songs from the past seven decades, this is one Christmas Special guaranteed not to be warm and cuddly.
Carol Sing & Hot Chocolate
Saturday, December 17th, 3:00pm
Come and sing your favourite Christmas songs and carols. You bring yourself. We’ll bring the hot chocolate!
Wednesday, December 21th, 7:00pm
A quiet, gentle service to acknowledge the need for a break from the busyness, as well as some of the more challenging feelings that emerge during this season.
CHRISTMAS EVE AT JUBILEE UNITED CHURCH
7:00PM………………..ONLINE CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
10:00PM………………ONLINE COZY CHRISTMAS EVE
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After a respite in August, the Jubilee Market Fundraiser was back in full force once more this past weekend with 19 booths, with several new vendors joining us. Many visitors began their holiday shopping as the sun shone brightly on the last market bbq for the year. Thank you to everyone who donated baked goods, plants and paintings. Thanks to Bri-anne for the donation of cd’s of her music. Thanks especially to the 34 volunteers who gave of their time to work at the Jubilee booths.
Another market has come and gone.
Thanks to all the volunteers who worked at the booth tables. Your efforts enabled us to continue to raise needed funds for the ministries of Jubilee.
Thanks especially to the folks who stepped up to take on additional responsibilities behind the scenes. It is much appreciated!
Thanks also to everyone who came to shop. Both new and returning vendors and volunteers all appreciate seeing and speaking with you.
It looks like the rest of the summer is busy for everyone. The August market has been cancelled due to a shortage of vendors. But never fear: we’ll be back in force in September!
Vendors: The fall markets are filling up quickly, with November being completely booked already! There are a few spaces left for the rest of the fall months, so get your applications in.
As of July 3rd, indoor activities at Jubilee United Church are “Masks Optional”
We continue to support those who wish to be masked
and maintain distance from others, but will not longer require it of all people.
We are confident that we be able to respect each other
as we emerge into this new phase of pandemic together.
Our first summer market on June 11 welcomed first-time as well as seasoned vendors. It was a really terrific variety of both products and services. The BBQ was located on the labyrinth and offered a relaxing, enjoyable environment in which to grab a bite of a burger or hotdog, despite the threatening clouds.
We will continue to hold the markets on the second Saturday of the month. It’s not too early to start your holiday shopping. Each month we’ll be joined by some new and some returning vendors. Click HERE to see a listing of all the vendors registered so far for all the markets. You’ll also find the products each has to offer. VENDORS: The fall is already nearly completely booked, so don’t delay if you’re interested. We do require that products and services are NOT available in stores.
Jubilee held its second market on the sunny Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend. In addition to the Jubilee tables (Baked Goods, Plants, Information / Silent Auction, and Refreshments), we welcomed 13 vendors, six of whom were returning.
Click HERE to see a listing of all the vendors registered so far for all the markets. You’ll also find the products each has to offer. The fall is already nearly completely booked with vendors!
We made a few changes since our inaugural market. A new floor plan was needed to accommodate the large number of vendors, and the flow worked well. Our Refreshments menu saw the addition of barbeque items. Paintings were swapped out for plants, but will return at a later date.
Join us on June 11 for the first of our summer offerings!