Jubilee! Circle Celebrations

2014 Celebrations

Date Title Preached by

12/28/14
AHSCKNYE:
Miracles

Miracle of Infinite Possibilities
Readings:

Isaiah 45:22-25: In the Lord, all the offspring of Israel shall triumph and glory.
Luke 2:25-40: Mine eyes have seen your salvation.
Muslim mystic Rumi: Unfold your own myth

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

12/21/14
AHSCKNYE:
Miracles

Miracle of Trust
Readings:

Psalm 37:1-6: Trust in the Lord and do good.
Matthew 6:31-34: Therefore, do not worry ...
Muslim mystic Rumi: It's rigged -- everything, in your favor

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

12/14/14
AHSCKNYE:
Miracles

Miracle of Assurance
Readings:

Psalm 146:5-9: The Holy One lifts up those who are bowed down.
Luke 1:26-37: Do not be afraid.
Rumi: All these miracles are about to drive me crazy ...

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

12/7/14
AHSCKNYE:
Miracles

What the Quantum?
Readings:

John 10:10: Life more abundantly
Romans 12:2: Be transformed
The Power of Stillness by Eckhart Tolle: You are life

Rev. Bill Harris

11/30/14
AHSCKNYE:
Miracles

Miracle of Expectation
Readings:

Psalm 80: 1-7: Let thy face shine that we may be saved.
Mark 13: 33-37: You do not know when…
Rumi: Here are the miracle-signs you want

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

11/23/14
VIA NEGATIVA:
"Dark Matter"

Giving Matters
Readings:

Isaiah 58:1-6: Loose the bonds of injustice
Matthew 6: 19-21: Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Catherine of Siena: Divine light entered my heart.

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

11/16/14
VIA NEGATIVA:
"Dark Matter"

A Matter of Intention
Readings:

Genesis 1:26-31: it was very good
Mark 9:4-29: only through prayer
From David Whyte's poem The Old Interior Angel: the hero sits down

Bill Harris

11/9/14
VIA NEGATIVA:
"Dark Matter"

A Matter of Mystery
Readings:

Isaiah 25: 6-9: The Lord will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, well-aged wines ...
Astronomer Vera Rubin: We have peered into a new world and have seen that it is more mysterious and more complex than we had imagined. Still more mysteries of the universe remain hidden.
Matthew 22: 1-10: Go into the streets and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge and Rev. Howard Hanger at Jubilee! Community in Asheville, NC

11/2/14
VIA NEGATIVA:
"Dark Matter"

Personal Matters
Readings:

Isaiah 45:1-7: I call you by your name – I name you, though you do not know me.
Matthew 22:15-21: Give to the emperor the things that are his and to God, the things that are God's.
Rumi: Sell your cleverness and purchase bewilderment

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

10/26/14
VIA NEGATIVA:
"Dark Matter"

Perspective Matters
Readings:

Isaiah 55:6-9: My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways.
Matthew 14:22-33: You of little faith …
Hafiz: How many times has your soul felt empty?

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

10/19/14
VIA NEGATIVA:
"Dark Matter"

Vision Matters
Readings:

Proverbs 29:18: Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint
John 9:1-7, 13-17: he saw a man blind from birth
Tao Te Ching, 12th verse: The master observes the world but trusts his inner vision.

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

10/12/14
VIA NEGATIVA:
"Dark Matter"

Today Matters
Readings:

Genesis 50:15-21: Even though you intended to do me harm, God intended it for good.
Matthew 18:21-35: Forgive… not seven times, but seventy seven times.
Christian mystic St. Teresa of Avila:
The child blames the external

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

10/5/14
VIA NEGATIVA:
"Dark Matter"

Animals Matter
Readings:

Psalm 148: Praise the Lord from the earth!
Matthew 6:25-33: Consider the lilies… look at the birds of the air.
Hindu mystic Tukaram: I started to call my dog God ...

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

9/28/14
VIA NEGATIVA:
"Dark Matter"

Facing the Matter
Readings:

Ezekiel 33:7-9: If you have warned the wicked to turn from their ways… you will have saved your life.
Matthew 18:15-20: Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Rumi: You are the source of milk.

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

9/21/14
VIA POSITIVA:
"Room at the Table"

Room for the Past, Present and the Future
Readings:

Jonah 3:10-4:11: God changed his mind
Matthew 20:1-16: the last will be first, and the first will be last
Hafiz: What will become of me?

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

9/14/14
VIA POSITIVA:
"Room at the Table"

Room for Learning: The Pagan Holiday of Mabon

Kody Ward

9/7/14
VIA POSITIVA:
"Room at the Table"

Room for Being Alone and Together
Readings:

Exodus 33:7-16: Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp
Luke 5:15-25: he would withdraw to deserted places
Hafiz: My name is not complete without yours.

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

8/24/14
VIA POSITIVA:
"Room at the Table"

Room for Certainty and Mystery
Readings:

Job 11:7-12: Can you find out the deep things of God?
Luke 12:22-32:
Consider the lilies ...
The Hindu mystic Tukaram:
Certainty confines.

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

8/17/14
VIA POSITIVA:
"Room at the Table"

Room for Giving and Receiving
Readings:

Genesis 45:1-15: I will provide for you
Matthew 15:21-28: Let it be done for you as you wish
St. Catherine of Sienna: I stand with humility before every creature

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

8/10/14
VIA POSITIVA:
"Room at the Table"

Room for Love and Hate
Readings:

Proverbs 8:12-17: The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil.
John 21:15-19: Do you love me?
Hafiz: I will always lean my heart as close to your soul as I can.

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

8/3/14
VIA POSITIVA:
"Room at the Table"

Room for Life and Death
Readings:

Isaiah 55:1-13: Come to the waters
Matthew 14:13-21: You give them something to eat
Rumi: Why look like a dead fish in this ocean of God?

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

7/27/14
VIA POSITIVA:
"Room at the Table"

Room for Creation
Readings:

Psalm 65:6-13: the river of God is full of water
John 17:13-21: They do not belong to the world
St. Francis of Assisi: Be praised, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

7/20/14
VIA POSITIVA:
"Room at the Table"

Room for Enemies
Readings:

Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18: you shall love your neighbor as yourself
Matthew 5:43-48: Love your enemies
St. Thomas Aquinas: How can we live in harmony?

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

7/13/14
VIA POSITIVA:
"Room at the Table"

Room for Strangers
Readings:

Genesis 19:1-3: spend the night, and wash your feet
Matthew 25:31-46: I was a stranger and you welcomed me
Shvetashvatara Upanishad 4:1-4: His face is everywhere

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

7/6/14
VIA POSITIVA:
"Room at the Table"

Room for Friends
Readings:

Proverbs 17:9,17-19: A friend loves at all times
John 15:12-17: I have called you friends
Christian mystic St. John of the Cross: A rabbit noticed my condition

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

6/29/14
VIA POSITIVA:
"Room at the Table"

Room for Family
Readings:

From the Hebrew Scriptures: Genesis 21:8-13: Cast out this slave woman with her son
From the Jesus story: Matthew 10:37-42: Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me
From the Hindu mystic Kabir: Forever welcomed are all

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

6/22/14
VIA POSITIVA:
"Room at the Table"

Room for Yourself
Readings:

From the Hebrew Scriptures: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11: In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord
From the Jesus story: Luke 17:20-27,33: the kingdom of God is among you
From the Muslim mystic Hafiz: Here soar ... Not with wings

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

6/15/14
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"Awake, My Soul!"

Compost Living
Readings:

From the Hebrew Scriptures: Psalm 22: 1-2, 14-16, 19: "...why have you forsaken me?"
From the Jesus story: John 11:1-41: "But before Jesus could get up to go, he started crying."
From the Christian mystic Meister Eckhart:
"God lies in wait for us with nothing so much as love"

Bill Harris

6/8/14
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"Awake, My Soul!"

Soul Expansion
Readings:

Luke 8:40-48: Someone touched me ...
Acts 2:1-13: All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit
Meister Eckhart: When were you last really happy?

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

6/1/14
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"Awake, My Soul!"

Sacred Soul Space
Readings:

Genesis 32:22-32: So Jacob called the place Peniel
Matthew 23:16-26: First clean the inside of the cup
Catherine of Siena: All has been consecrated

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

5/18/14
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"Awake, My Soul!"

Soul Friend
Readings:

Psalm 23: I fear no evil, for you are with me
John 10:1-10: He calls his own sheep by name
Hafiz: What happens when your soul begins to awaken?

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

5/11/14
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"Awake, My Soul!"

Soul Wisdom
Readings:

Exodus 16:1-3: The whole congregation of the Israelites complained
Matthew 10:7-14: shake off the dust from your feet
St. Teresa of Avila: Everyone is a traveler

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

5/4/14
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"Awake, My Soul!"

Soul Silence
Readings:

Psalm 46:1-11: Be still and know that I am God
Mark 4: 35-41: Peace! Be still!
Rabia: Prayer should bring us to an altar where no walls or names exist.

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

4/27/14
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"Awake, My Soul!"

Soul Source
Readings:

Isaiah 55:1-3, 12-13: Eat what is good
John 14:25-31: my peace I give you
Gospel of Thomas, verse 70: what you have will save you

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

4/20/14
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"Awake, My Soul!"

Soul Resurrection
Readings:

Jeremiah 31:1-6: the planters shall plant, and shall enjoy the fruit.
John 20:1-18:
I have seen the Lord
Rumi:
Why would I want to bring horror into their extraordinary world?

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

4/13/14
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"Awake, My Soul!"

Soul Passion
Readings:

Zechariah 9: 9-10: Rejoice greatly!
Mark 14:1-9: She broke open the jar and poured the ointment on his head
St. Teresa of Avila: You will rejoice in your beloved with a joy and delight that cannot end

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

4/6/14
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"Awake, My Soul!"

Soul Power
Readings:

Luke 3:1-6: Prepare the way of the Lord
Philippians 1:1-11: And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more Tukaram: I started to call my dog, "God."

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

3/30/14
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"Awake, My Soul!"

Soul Vision
Readings:

1 Samuel 16:3-13: the Lord does not see as mortals see
John 9:1-12: I am the light of the world
St. Francis of Assisi: we gazed into every heart on this earth

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

3/23/14
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
"Awake, My Soul!"

Awaken to Abundance
Readings:

Exodus 17:1-7: Give us water to drink ...
John 4:5-29, 39-42: Sir, give me this water
Kabir: I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty.

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

3/16/14
VIA CREATIVA:
"Lighten Up!"

Lighten Up and Laugh
Readings:

Genesis 17:15-17, 18:11-15: Sarah laughed
John 3:1-17: The wind blows where it chooses
Hafiz: What is laughter? It is the sound of God waking up!

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

3/9/14
VIA CREATIVA:
"Lighten Up!"

Lighten Up on the Devil
Readings:

Genesis 2:7-9: the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground
Matthew 4:1-11: Away with you, Satan!
Hafiz: We circle inside what we love, what we fear ...

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

3/2/14
VIA CREATIVA:
"Lighten Up!"

Be The Light
Readings:

Mark 9:2-10: And he was transfigured before them
2 Corinthians 4:3-6: Let light shine out of darkness
Hafiz: Is it true that our destiny is to turn into Light itself?

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

2/23/14
VIA CREATIVA:
"Lighten Up!"

Lighten Up on Perfection
Readings:

Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18: You shall be holy
Matthew 5:38-48:
Be perfect
Hafiz: they have dropped the knife

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

2/16/14
VIA CREATIVA:
"Lighten Up!"

Lighten Up on Mother Earth
Readings:

Leviticus 25:18-24: The land is mine ...
John 9:1-17: He put mud on my eyes. Then I washed, and now I see.
Hafiz: We are in the mountain's home, just guests.

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

2/9/14
VIA CREATIVA:
"Lighten Up!"

Lighten Up on Yourself
Readings:

Micah 6:1-8: what does the Lord require of you ...
Matthew 5:1-12: Blessed are those ...
Hafiz: When will tenderness reign?

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

2/2/14
VIA CREATIVA:
"Lighten Up!"

Light of Compassion
Readings:

Jonah 4: Is it right for you to be angry?
Matthew 14:14-21: He had compassion for them ...
Hafiz: There is a shield you hold ...

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

1/26/14
VIA CREATIVA:
"Lighten Up!"

Lighten Your Fear
Readings:

Isaiah 9:1-4: those who lived in a land of deep darkness -- on them light has shined.
Matthew 4:12-23: the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light
Hafiz: Fear is the cheapest room in the house.

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

1/19/14
VIA CREATIVA:
"Lighten Up!"

Lighten Your Ego
Readings:

Genesis 22:1-13: Here I am ...
Mark 8:34-37: those who want to save their life will lose it ...
Romans 12:1-2: be transformed ...

Bill Harris

1/12/14
VIA CREATIVA:
"Lighten Up!"

Lighten Your Words
Readings:

Jeremiah 31:7-14: Hear the word of the Lord ...
John 1:1-18: In the beginning was the word ...
Hafiz: I think we need a password ...

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

1/5/14
VIA CREATIVA:
"Lighten Up!"

Lighten the Load
Readings:

Matthew 11:27-30: I will give you rest.
Romans 7:14-25: I do the very thing I hate.
Hafiz: There are only so many people you can carry.

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

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