Jubilee! Circle: Where "Church"
Doesn't Mean What You Think it Means
Jubilee! Circle is a progressive, inclusive community, influenced by Creation Spirituality, ecumenical, feminist, and traditional Christian theologies.
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.
Celebration we express our faith through music, dance, poetry, prayer, evocative messages, and fellowship. No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome at Jubilee! Circle. 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
The Via Transformativa:
Awake, My Soul!
Some traditions equate the soul to God. Having a soul is like having a little chunk of divinity riding around in you.
Some traditions propose that the soul is what defines a person's personality and what makes life, life. Some traditions hold that only humans have souls. Some say that everything - rocks, rats, rivers, radishes, remoulade, rum, and root beer - has a soul.
Some believe that when you die, your soul scoots off to be with God. Some say your soul already is God and just hooks up again when you assume room temperature. Some are pretty sure that, the minute you're born, your soul is on its way to hell if it doesn't get saved.
The truth, of course, is that nobody knows. Like God, Professor Soul is a mystery. An enigma. Should
you encounter anyone who claims to know everything about God or your soul, best advice is to move away quickly.
Perhaps, more than anything, the idea of a soul is a reminder that we are more than just two-legged
goofballs pinballing through life, knowing that sooner-or-later, the last ball will drop in the hole and it will be "GAME OVER."
Perchance, all this "soul talk" down through the ages has come from a crazy and mindboggling suspicion that we are connected with something ancient - something that predates even the Big Bang. We are connected with a future far beyond anything time can measure. We are connected - and even part of - the power that swirls galaxies, births stars, fires evolution's motor of mud and calls the caterpillar to cocoon itself without even knowing of the butterfly it will become.
If, indeed, the soul is all that, we would do well to not only treasure our own souls; but treasure every
soul that ever was.
Awake, my soul! You were made to meet your Maker.