Jubilee! Circle Celebrations

2013 Celebrations

Date Title Preached by

12/29/13
VIA CREATIVA:
Lighten Up!

Living "As If"
Readings:

Isaiah 63:7-9: he became their savior in all their distress.
Matthew 2:13-23: Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him
Hafiz: The sacred will begin to grow inside

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

12/22/13
VIA CREATIVA:
Lighten Up!

Everyday Miracles
Readings:

Isaiah 7:10-16: "Ask a sign of the Lord your God"
Matthew 1:18-25: "do not be afraid"
Hafiz:
"Of course things like that can happen"

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

12/15/13
VIA NEGATIVA:
Just Say, "No"

Say No to Peace
Readings:

Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4: Destruction and violence are before me
Luke 19:1-10: I must stay at your house today.
Rumi: Take an axe to the prison wall.

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

12/8/13
VIA NEGATIVA:
Just Say, "No"

Say No to Belief
Readings:

Isaiah 11:1-10: The wolf shall live with the lamb
Matthew 3:1-12: prepare the way of the Lord
Rumi: let us rather not be sure of anything

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

12/1/13
VIA NEGATIVA:
Just Say, "No"

Say No to Justice
Readings:

Amos 5:18-24: Let justice roll down like waters
Matthew 24:36-44: Keep awake!
Rumi: What is justice? Watering the trees

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

11/24/13
VIA NEGATIVA:
Just Say, "No"

Say No to Gratitude
Readings:

Deuteronomy 26:1-11: I bring the first of the fruit of the ground that you, O Lord, have given me.
Luke 17:11-19: He prostrated himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him.
Rumi: What is love? Gratitude

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

11/17/13
VIA NEGATIVA:
Just Say, "No"

Say No to Prayer
Readings:

1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43: Solomon ... spread out his hands to heaven
Matthew 6:25-34: do not worry about your life
Rumi: We are the flute: our music is all Yours

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

11/3/13
VIA NEGATIVA:
Just Say, "No"

Say No to the Future
Readings:

Psalm 37:3-9: Be still before the Lord
Matthew 13:1-9: Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain
Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hahn: Only the present moment is real

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

10/27/13
VIA NEGATIVA:
Just Say, "No"

Say No to Beauty
Readings:

Psalm 65: You visit the earth and water it
Luke 18:9-14: all who humble themselves will be exalted
Rumi: You have eyes that see from that nowhere

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

10/20/13
VIA NEGATIVA:
Just Say, "No"

Say No to Growing Up
Readings:

Deuteronomy 26: 8-12: I bring the first of the fruit of the ground that you, O LORD
Matthew 6:2-13:
whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you
Rumi: Give thanks; don't be arrogant or vain

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

10/13/13
VIA NEGATIVA:
Just Say, "No"

Say No to Compassion
Readings:

Deuteronomy 30:9-14: the word is very near to you
Luke 10:25-37: he was moved with compassion
Rumi: accuse yourself first

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

9/29/13
VIA NEGATIVA:
Just Say, "No"

Say No to Joy
Readings:

Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23: I turned and gave my heart up to despair
Luke 12:13-21: I will store all my grain and my goods.
Rumi: Sorrow prepares you for joy.

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

9/22/13
VIA NEGATIVA:
Just Say, "No"

Say No to Love
Readings:

Genesis 45:3-11,15: God sent me before you to preserve life.
Luke 6:27-38: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you
Rumi: Gamble everything for love

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

9/15/13
VIA POSITIVA:
Dance with Delight

The Last Dance
Readings:

Jeremiah 18:1-11: Just like the clay in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand
Luke 14:25-33: give up all your possessions
The Chandogya Upanishads: 8:1.5: The Self desires only what is real

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

9/8/13
VIA POSITIVA:
Dance with Delight

Daring to Dance
Readings:

Isaiah 58:9-14: you shall take delight in the Lord
Luke 13:10-17: she stood up straight and began praising God.
Mundaka Upanishads: the Lord is the target.

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

9/1/13
VIA POSITIVA:
Dance with Delight

Abun-DANCE
Readings:

2 Chronicles 31:2-10: ...they brought in abundantly the tithe of everything.
John 10:1-10: I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
The Taittiriya Upanishads, Part II:7.1: ...then one fears no more.

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

8/25/13
VIA POSITIVA:
Dance with Delight

Dinner and Dancing
Readings:

1 Kings 19:4-8: Get up and eat!
Luke 14:1,7-14: go and sit down at the lowest place
The Taittiriya Upanishads: Refuse not food to those who are hungry

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

8/18/13
VIA POSITIVA:
Dance with Delight

Dance with Mortality
Readings:

Isaiah 5:1-7: I will remove its hedge, and it shall be devoured
Luke 12:49-56: I came to bring fire to the earth
Brihadaranyaka Upanishads 2:4.11-4.12: There can be nothing without the Self

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

8/11/13
VIA POSITIVA:
Dance with Delight

The Dance of Life
Readings:

Isaiah 1:1,10-20: "learn to do good"
Luke 12:32-41: "it is your God's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
The Taittiriya Upanishads 1:11 (2-6): "Give with joy."

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

8/4/13
VIA POSITIVA:
Dance with Delight

The Dance of Wholeness
Readings:

2 Samuel 6:1-5: All the house of Israel were dancing before the Lord
John 11:17,38-44:
Unbind him, and let him go
The Mundaka Upanishad Part3:1:1-5: The ego and the Self dwell in the same body

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

7/21/13
VIA POSITIVA:
Dance with Delight

A Jig of Justice
Readings:

Amos 8:1-12: Surely I will never forget any of their deeds
Luke 16:1-13: You cannot serve God and wealth
The Mundaka Upanishad 2:2-4: All separateness will fall away

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

7/14/13
VIA POSITIVA:
Dance with Delight

Dance with De-dark
Readings:

Lamentations 3:22-33: Although God causes grief, God will have compassion.
Mark 5: 21-43: Daughter, your faith has made you well.
Isha Upanishad: 8-11: Bright is the Self

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

7/7/13
VIA POSITIVA:
Dance with Delight

Beauty in Unexpected Places
Readings:

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43: Let both of them grow together until the harvest
Romans 8:12-25: the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God
Changdogya Upanishad 3.1-3.5: "Here our selfless desires are hidden by selfish ones."

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

6/30/13
VIA POSITIVA:
Dance with Delight

Dance of Freedom
Readings:

Isaiah 65:1-9: "Do not destroy it, for there is a blessing in it"
Luke 8:26-39: "declare how much God has done for you."
The Tejobindu Upanishad: To be united with the Lord of Love ... is to find infinite joy.

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

6/23/13
VIA POSITIVA:
Dance with Delight

Follow the Beat
Readings:

Genesis 3: 9-15: Who told you that you were naked?
Mark 3:19-22, 31-34: Who are my mother and my brothers?
The Brihadaranyaka Upanishads: 3:5-6: "As a person acts, so he becomes in life"

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

6/16/13
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"The Music of the Spheres"

Dedication
Readings:

1 Kings 21:1-10[11-14]15-21a: "I will not give you my ancestral inheritance."
Luke 7:36-50: "she has shown great love"
Hafiz: "Everything I have is also yours"

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

6/9/13
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"The Music of the Spheres"

Listening
Readings:

1 Kings 17:8-24: The jar of meal was not emptied
Luke 7:11-17: I say to you, rise!
Hafiz: Turn your back on those who would imprison your wondrous spirit

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

6/2/13
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"The Music of the Spheres"

Dissonance
Readings:

Jeremiah 17:5-10: They shall be like a tree planted by water
Luke 6:17-26: Blessed are you who are poor
Hafiz: Open the door or die

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

5/26/13
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"The Music of the Spheres"

Sorrow Songs
Readings:

Proverbs 8:22-31: I was daily his delight
John 15:26-16:15: But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts.
Hafiz: It is not possible to complete yourself without sorrow.

Rev. Candace
Chellew-Hodge

5/19/13
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"The Music of the Spheres"

The Universal Language
Readings:

Genesis 11:1-9: "let us make a name for ourselves"
John 17:20-26: "the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them."
Hafiz: "start talking about this great love"

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

5/12/13
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"The Music of the Spheres"

Lullabies
Readings:

Psalm 17:6-15: "hide me in the shadow of your wings"
John 14:12-24: "I will not leave you orphaned"
Hafiz: "your mother and my mother were friends"

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

5/5/13
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"The Music of the Spheres"

The Music of Creation
Readings:

Genesis 1:1-25: "And God saw that it was good."
John 1: 1-5: "the life was the light of all people"
Meister Eckhart: "That seed of God is in us "

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

4/28/13
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"The Music of the Spheres"

Tension and Release
Readings:

Job 23:1-7: "my complaint is bitter"
John 20:19-31: "Do not doubt but believe"
Hafiz: "You need not do a thing ... just laugh."

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

4/21/13
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"The Music of the Spheres"

The Secrets of Strength
Readings:

Zechariah 9:9-10: Lo, your king comes to you, triumphant and victorious, on a donkey.
Mark 14:1-9: Why was this ointment wasted in this way?
Rumi: You have seen your own strength.

Rev. Howard Hanger

4/14/13
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"The Music of the Spheres"

Jesus' Encore
Readings:

Psalm 150: "Let everything that breathes praise the Lord"
John 21:1-19: "Feed my sheep"
Hafiz: "We are a hole in a flute"

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

4/7/13
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"The Music of the Spheres"

Changing Our Tune
Readings:

Jonah 3:1-10: God changed his mind
Mark 1:14-20: I will make you fish for people
Hafiz: there is just one flesh we can wound ...

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

3/31/13
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"The Music of the Spheres"

Songs in the Key of Life
Readings:

Isaiah 65:17-25: "I am about to create new heavens and a new earth"
John 20:1-18: "Woman, why are you weeping?"
Hafiz: "The color of your ocean will change."

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

3/24/13
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"The Music of the Spheres"

I've Got the Music in Me
Readings:

Psalm 47: "shout to God with loud songs of joy."
Luke 19:28-40: "the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully"
Hafiz: "I'll reply only in praise"

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

3/17/13
VIA CREATIVA:
"The Island of Misfit Toys"

Listening to Your Life
Readings:

Luke 4:1-13: "Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil."

Rev. Neal Jones

3/10/13
VIA CREATIVA:
"The Island of Misfit Toys"

Broken Misfits
Readings:

Psalm 32:2-7: "I did not hide my iniquity"
Luke 15:11-32: "he was lost and is found!"
Tao Te Ching: "one gains by losing" (42nd verse)

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

3/3/13
VIA CREATIVA:
"The Island of Misfit Toys"

Shipwrecked Misfits
Readings:

John 14:11-13: "the one who believes in me will do greater works than these"
James 1:22-25: "be doers of the word"
Tao Te Ching: "Do not limit the view of yourself." (verse 72)

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

2/24/13
VIA CREATIVA:
"The Island of Misfit Toys"

Uncertain Misfits
Readings:

Isaiah 55:1-13: "my thoughts are not your thoughts"
Luke 13:1-9: "unless you repent, you will all perish just as they did."
Tao Te Ching: "the mystery itself is the doorway." (1st verse)

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

2/17/13
VIA CREATIVA:
"The Island of Misfit Toys"

Humble Misfits
Readings:

Deuteronomy 26:1-11: I bring the first of the fruit of the ground that you, O Lord, have given me.
Luke 4:1-13:
Do not put the Lord your God to the test.
Tao Te Ching:
To keep on filling is not as good as stopping. (9th verse)

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

2/10/13
VIA CREATIVA:
"The Island of Misfit Toys"

Impatient Misfits
Readings:

Jeremiah 1:4-19: "stand up and tell them everything that I command you"
Luke 4:21-30: "all in the synagogue were filled with rage."
Tao Te Ching: "you must not boast of your ability" (30th verse)

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

2/3/13
VIA CREATIVA:
"The Island of Misfit Toys"

Misfit Misfits
Readings:

Matthew 28:16-20: "I am with you always"
2 Corinthians 13:5-14: "live in peace"
Tao Te Ching: "can you avoid separation?" (10th Verse)

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

1/27/13
VIA CREATIVA:
"The Island of Misfit Toys"

Drunken Misfits
Readings:

Isaiah 62:1-5: "You shall no more be termed Forsaken"
John 2:1-11: "you have kept the good wine until now."
Tao Te Ching: "they leave each other in peace." (80th verse)

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

1/20/13
VIA CREATIVA:
"The Island of Misfit Toys"

The Wise Misfits
Readings:

Isaiah 60:1-6: "Then you shall see and be radiant"
Matthew 2:1-12: "they left for their own country by another road"
Tao Te Ching: "Be wise and help all beings impartially, abandoning none." (27th verse)

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

1/13/13
VIA CREATIVA:
"The Island of Misfit Toys"

Practical Magic
Readings:

Matthew 26:39: "not as I will, but as you will"
Matthew 27:30: "Then they led him away to crucify him"
Luke 23:34,44-46: "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing"

Beth DeHart

1/13/13
VIA CREATIVA:
At Jubilee! Asheville
: "What if?"

What If Dreams Really Do Come True?
Readings:

Isaiah 42:1-9: "He will not fail or be discouraged ..."
Matthew 1:18-25: "an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream ... "

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

1/6/13
VIA CREATIVA:
"The Island of Misfit Toys"

Generous Misfits
Readings:

Matthew 20:1-16: "are you envious because I am generous?"
Philippians 1:27-30: "live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ"
Tao Te Ching: "Heaven does good to all" (Verse 81)

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

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