Jubilee! Circle is a circle of spiritual seekers offering inspiration,
affirmation, healing and service by endeavoring
to live fully, love wastefully and awaken to our true, divine self.
Jubilee! Circle is a progressive, inclusive community, influenced by Creation Spirituality, ecumenical, feminist, and traditional Christian theologies. We are affiliated with the Jubilee! Community in Asheville, N.C.
We ground ourselves in creation spirituality that begins not in that dark place of original sin, but in that bright place of delight -- that Original Blessing where God created this infinite universe, this blue boat we call home, all the creatures upon it and finally we hard-headed humans, and proclaimed it all to be very good. God continues to delight in all of creation and invites us to do so, as well.
We respect and value each person's spiritual path. Whether you come from a church background, a religious background other than Christianity, or no religious background at all, you are welcome here. Join us!
Meeting days: Sunday
(every first Sunday is Potluck!)
Meeting time: 11 a.m.
Meeting place: 2730 Millwood Avenue, Columbia, SC
Map and directions
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA: BE THE CHANGE
Mahatma Gandhis is reported to have said, "You must be the change you want to see in the world." Gandhi also made the observation that, "As human beings our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world ... as in being able to remake ourselves."
There are so many of us who yearn to change the world around us -- to make it more equitable, more equal and better for as many people as possible. We focus on policies, laws and other measures meant to regulate the behavior -- if not the beliefs -- of our brothers and sisters around us.
But, what if we're focusing our efforts on the wrong things? It's true, Gandhi did work in the world around him to bring about change, but he knew that unless he could live his life in the way he wanted to the world to live its collective life, none of his work would make a difference. Why is that? Because he knew the only world we can really change is the one inside of us.
Do you want the world to be more fair? Act more fairly. Do you want the world to be more loving? Act with love in all things you do. Do you want the world to be less violent? Eradicate all violent thoughts and beliefs from your own life. Do you want the world to be more compassionate? Start acting with compassion.
In reality, we cannot expect anything to change in the world around us until a revolution takes place in the world within. This is what it means to "be the change," to embody all of the qualities of the world we want to see around us. When we can be the living embodiment of love, equality, compassion and mercy in the world, miraculously, those things multiply all around us. That is guaranteed to make you say: "Oh, Yeah!"