It may be Monday but you are in action for God, Jubilee; at the church, in your homes and at work and at school. On Mondays Mr. Jack Wansley and his friend, Robert, receive and haul donations from Wal-Mart. These boxes of groceries Jubilee’s two food pantries and are shared with Pine Lake Camp.
Wednesday evening is Jubilee’s annual Skating Party. Please note the correct time – 6:00-8:00pm. Suggested donation for skaters is $5.00. Please invite your friends to Skate Odyssey. Please contact Sharon Dufour if you have questions.
The Quilting Retreat at Pine Lake began today and lasts until Thursday. Please join the quilting fun. Contact Pine Lake for more information.
Beth Graybill leads Mom’s Group every Tuesday morning beginning at 9:00am. If you know a mother with young children that would enjoy this group, talk to Beth Graybill.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast meets at Queen City Truck Stop at 6:15 every Friday morning. Pastor Duane can tell you more.
Friday evening at 6:00pm we will Bag Groceries in the foyer of Jubilee. Volunteers are needed to put grape juice, grits, applesauce or other items into bags. Can you help? Please let me know if you can come.
Friday evening through Saturday Gulf States Conference will gather at Pine Lake for the GSMC Retreat. Please contact Jeff Landis for more info.
On Sunday Jeff Landis will continue our preaching series on NEWS; Nurture, Evangelism, Worship and Service, with a sermon on Worship.
Following the service we will gather for a Pot Luck in the gym. The youth group will clean the kitchen and gym after the pot luck for donations to Jubilee’s Food Pantry. Talk to Joel Diener for details.
God bless you tonight, Jubilee.
Many thanks to the musicians and singers who made worship on Easter Sunday especially joyful and meaningful.
Tonight we will meet for the last Wednesday Night Bible Study of 2016-2017. We will share a meal at 6:00pm and classes for all ages begin at 7:00pm. Join us.
On Thursday evening the Community of Hope (COH) Board meets. This is an exciting time for our volunteer scholars program. You can meet the new COH director, Adrian Cross, on Sunday when she shares during our worship service. Applications for the 2017-2018 year are available in the church office.
Jubilee men, join the early morning Men’s Prayer Breakfast at 6:15am at Queen City Truck Stop. Talk to Wayne Gorrow for details.
The monthly Grocery Bagging Party begins on Friday evening at 6:00pm. If you can help, please contact Kelsey Luke.
Spring Open House at Pine Lake Camp provides an opportunity to explore the camp and meet the staff. Join the event from 10:00-2:00 on Saturday at the pavilion and bring someone with you. Contact Suzanne Opel if you have questions.
Sunday School with classes for all ages begins at 9:30 on Sunday morning. Meet us in the gym.
We will have a special treat on Sunday at 10:45. Jubilee’s Youth Group will lead the entire service. I expect to be encouraged by God’s Spirit, but also by the talent of our young people.
Jubilee, you are doing something significant for God simply by showing up together every Sunday and being exactly who you are. The community you have created is alive with joy and a power for good in Meridian. I thank God for your dynamic witness.
God Bless You,
Many thanks to all who participated and led Jubilee’s 2017 Camp Out. It was a delight to spend the weekend with you.
We worshiped at Pine Lake on Sunday and Pastor Duane shared a message about two of those closest to Jesus, Peter and Judas, and their responses to their betrayals of Jesus.
Tonight the Welcome Class meets at 6:30pm. The Church Council meets at 7:15. Contact Mike Clymer with Council questions.
Tomorrow is Maundy Thursday. We will remember Jesus’ last evening before the cross in a simple service in the Sojourner’s Room at 6:30pm. The service will include The Lord’s Supper and Footwashing, moving us with Jesus from the table to the garden.
A Community Good Friday Service will be held at 12:00 noon at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 2705 13th Street, Meridian. This service will follow the last words of Jesus on the cross. Contact Duane if you have questions.
On Sunday we will gather to worship and praise God, honoring Jesus who rose from the dead. Join us Easter Sunday for Sunday School at 9:30am and Worship at 10:45.
What a week at Jubilee!
Yesterday and today we are blessed by a team of 17 hardworking folks from 8th Street Mennonite in Goshen, Indiana. Today they helped with the snack bag, memory box, food pantry and free store ministries as well as cleaned the kitchen cabinets inside and out and painted the upstairs hall and the gym.
Tonight at 6:00 we will gather in the gym to share a pot luck meal with 8th Street friends. At 7:00 tomorrow evening we will worship in the sanctuary with songs, Scriptures and prayer.
Join us in the sanctuary on Thursday evening at 7:00 for the annual Community of Hope Celebration. This inspiring evening is the year’s climax for our ten volunteer scholars who completed 100 hours of service in the community and will receive a scholarship upon college acceptance. Check the bulletin board in the foyer for the long list of agencies they serve.
Attached please find a schedule for Jubilee’s Camp Out at Pine Lake which begins on Friday evening. Our service on Sunday will be at Pine Lake. Please help me think of anyone who might have missed this announcement and share this schedule and an invitation for them to join us at camp. Here is a schedule for the weekend : Jubilee Camp Out 2017
Special thanks to Jubilee’s Youth Group for the well done and captivating presentation of John 9 during Sunday’s worship service. Thanks Lisa Shelly for helping them prepare!
Jubilee, you went above and beyond again during the March distribution of God’s Groceries on Tuesday. 218 persons from 102 households received about 25 pounds of groceries. Eighteen volunteers served love, prayers and respect. Today we had our 2017 Mississippi Food Pantry audit and your food pantry ministry fared very well. Go team Jubilee!
The Youth Cajun Meal Fund Raiser scheduled for this Saturday is cancelled due to the death of Lindsay Diener’s maternal grandmother. Thank you for praying for Lindsay’s family.
Please let Cheryl Landis know by Sunday about your lodging needs for Jubilee Camp Out, scheduled for April 7-9. In order to provide adequately for meals, please also let her know what meals you plan to eat at the camp out and how many guests you are bringing. Lodging and meal forms will be available again on Sunday or you can contact her directly this weekend.
Join us for worship on Sunday, the last Sunday of Lent. Jeff Landis will preach and the Youth Band will lead our worship
God bless you all,
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Sunday we gathered to worship our God.
Monday was an exciting day at Jubilee as 14 volunteers from Iowa joined several of us from Jubilee and the community to freshen the landscape and bag groceries.
Every Tuesday Jubilee shares Snack Bags with neighbors from 10-12. Sandra Rush can give you more info about this ministry.
Mom’s Group meets in the gym on tuesdays at 9:00am. Contact Beth Graybill for more info.
Wednesday – We will gather in the gym for Bible Study at 6:00pm. Thanks to Holly Garrett, we will eat lasagna. The Service Team from Iowa Mennonite School will join us the meal and for classes that begin at 7:00.
Thursday – The most recent grocery delivery arrives at 12:00 (or whenever the truck decides to appear.) If you would like to join the Gorrows to unload the truck, talk to Wayne.
Friday – Jubilee men meet for Prayer Breakfast at 6:15am at Queen City Truck Stop. Talk to Pastor Duane for details.
Saturday – The Junior Youth Group will enjoy Service and San Marcos. Please meet at the church gym at 4:00pm. Parents can meet their Jr. Youth at San Marcos at 7:00pm. Come ready to work and bring money for food. Contact Jeff Landis, Suzanne Opel or Amy or Stephen Yoder for more info.
Sunday – Join us for Sunday School at 9:30am and Jubilee’s worship celebration at 10:45am.
God bless you as you serve and love in the name of Christ this week.
Palm Sunday – Jubilee will worship at Pine Lake Camp, no service at the church.
Maundy Thursday – Communion and footwashing in Sojourners Room – 6:30pm
Good Friday – Ecumenical service at St. Paul’s Methodist – 12:00 noon
Easter – Worship Celebration at 10:45am
Trusting that wherever you are and how ever you are, you are experiencing that God Restores. For this week’s Lenten Devotional guide, on the theme, Restore us, Oh God! check out Jubilee’s web site: http://www.jubileemennonite.
This year we will be posting a weekly Lenten guide to our website. To access the guide go to the Jubilee website and click on ‘Lenten Guides’.
We are grateful that Emily Key shared her moving testimony with us on Sunday. Emily’s message of pain and hope reminded us to wait in the difficult times. I was especially encouraged that Emily discovered profound peace when she had a relationship with God.
Today Jubilee shared over a ton of God’s Groceries with 99 households. What a joyful, capable and loving group of volunteers gathered to pray and serve today.
Mom’s Group is thriving. This morning the happy sounds of children playing in the gym reached all the way to the foyer. Mom’s Group meets every Tuesday morning. If you know someone who would benefit, talk to Beth Graybill.
Tomorrow evening at 6:30pm join us in the Sojourners Room for the Ash Wednesday Service. This simple service will remind us of our humility and need for God’s forgiveness. The service will include prayers, songs, scriptures and the imposition of ashes, which means placing ashes in the shape of a cross on the forehead.
On Friday morning Jubilee men are invited to Prayer Breakfast at 6:15am at Queen City Truck Stop.
Pine Lake will be bustling all day Saturday. Join the fun at Work Day! The day begins at 8:30. There will be projects for every skill level. Lunch will be provided at 1:00. Talk to Lindsay Diener or Matt Graybill for more details.
All Youth are invited to the Youth Game Night on Saturday evening at 7:00. Joel Diener has those details.
I hope you can join us for Worship on Sunday. This Sunday you can expect to experience God and:
– Anita Wansley preaching from Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 & Matthew 4:1-11
– Celebrating the Lord’s Supper
– Welcome! Class beginning during Sunday School
– Worship Planning Team meeting at 1:30
Tonight I pray for the many of us who are sick or in pain. And I give thanks to be part of a church that tries to do as Jesus taught, to love our neighbors.
On Sunday Pastor Duane preached from I Corinthians 3 reminding us that while it is appropriate for babies to drink milk, we expect five-year-olds to be ready to eat meat. Paul encouraged the Corinthian church to stop squabbling over who to follow and grow up.
We were also blessed on Sunday evening that the Youth Band led us in worship during Second Sunday Sing.
Wednesday: Tomorrow we gather in the Sojourners Room for the mid-year Congregational Meeting at 6:30pm. You don’t need to be a member to vote at these meetings. This is a great time to learn more about Jubilee. Reports will include the trustees’ care for the facility and Jubilee’s budget.
Friday: Men’s Prayer Breakfast meets on Friday morning at 6:15am at Queen City Truck Stop.
We are grateful for the assistance of Meridian Freedom Project Students who will bag groceries on Friday afternoon at 3:50. The February Distribution date is February 28.
Friday and Saturday Jubilee women are welcome to Pine Lake Camp for a Women’s Retreat. For more info, talk to Cheryl Landis or Fern Diener.
Saturday afternoon the Youth Group will bake goodies for a bake sale scheduled during Sunday’s Pot Luck.
Sunday: Join us for Sunday School and a worship celebration at Jubilee!
Bro. Bob Metzler will be our speaker. He is the pastor of Straight Mountain Mennonite Church and a sales/service representative for Choice Books. He will share a message and the ministry of Choice Books.
Pot Luck will follow the service. Bring a dish and join the fellowship. Thanks to the youth group for cleaning after the meal and sharing baked goods – both for donations – raising funds for their trip to the Mennonite Youth Convention. Many thanks, Jubilee, for your generous donations for our youth group!
The Jr. Youth Group is creating care packages for Jubilee college students. Items you bring for these boxes will be collected Sunday.
Many Thanks to the grocery bag and egg carton fairies! Your donations of these items are discovered inside and outside the building and are needed and used.
See you Sunday,
We are grateful to the Youth Band for leading us in worship yesterday for World Fellowship Sunday. Have you ever considered that the coming of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2 is the answer to the confusion of languages that happened at the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9)? Pastor Duane shared that connection in yesterday’s sermon and encouraged us to make sure our projects are God centered instead of focused on ourselves.
Tomorrow we will Share God’s Groceries. Over a ton of groceries and lots of love will go through Jubilee’s doors tomorrow. If you can volunteer, please let me know today. Volunteers will arrive around 9:30 to be ready for the doors to open at 10:00.
Recently I asked Ms. Margaret, an amputee in a wheelchair, “Ms. Margaret, can you really use all those dry beans and cans of soup we give you.” She beamed. “Honey,” she said, “I’d come here every fourth Tuesday if ya’ll didn’t give me a thing!” Ms. Margaret is our neighbor and lives a few blocks from Jubilee.
Join us at 6:00 for Bible Study on Wednesday night. Holly Garrett is cooking breakfast for us. (I believe this will involve grits. 🙂 Classes for all ages begin at 7:00. Please let me know if you have questions.
The Youth Group is going bowling in Philadelphia, MS on Friday evening. Please meet at the church at 8:15 to carpool to this youth event. Contact Joel Diener if you have questions.
Pine Lake Camp is leading a Marriage Retreat Friday-Sunday. Please contact Suzanne Opel at Pine Lake to register. 601-483-2267. Scholarships are available.
Please pray for me as I prepare Sunday’s Sermon. The working title is “Do, Love, Walk.” Read Micah 6:1-8 to find out more.
You can safely assume I am praying for you.
Here’s what you can expect at Jubilee this weekend and who you can contact for more info:
We continue to collect and distribute coats and nonperishable food through the food pantry ministry. Place your donations on the table in the sanctuary. – Marvin Floyd
Join me in reading Isaiah during Advent. Begin today with Isaiah 44 and read a chapter at day until Christmas.
Happy Friday! Here’s what you can expect on Sunday at Jubilee.
Here’s what to expect at Jubilee this weekend…
Here’s what to expect this weekend and who to contact for more info:
Here’s some of what’s happening this weekend at Jubilee and who to contact for more info:
Join us Sunday!
There are many opportunities for service and worship this weekend at Jubilee. Here is a sample.
Saturday is the Pine Lake Camp Benefit Sale and Auction at Des Allemands, LA. Pine Lake is important to Jubilee for many reasons and we are grateful to support the camp at this annual event. If you:
* want to know more about the sale, contact Dara Dominici
* have items to donate, call Duane Maust
* need a ride or directions to Des Allemands, call Duane Maust
* want to help with the wildly fun (really) baking day today, let Elaine Maust know
Sunday is World Communion Sunday. In celebration, Pastor Matilde Acosta of the local Hispanic Church of God will be our preacher. We are also indebted to Claudio Aguilar who is returning to us from the New Orleans area to translate for Pastor Acosta. You may remember Claudio as a recent revival preacher at Jubilee. We all will share in the communion service as a response to the service.
Please note that in our continuing efforts to provide a safe place for worship, at 10:45 the doors to the kitchen and hall by the Sojourner’s Room (back parking lot and 9th street entrances) will be locked. If you are coming late, please use the parking lot on 28th Avenue. The doors by the office, into the sanctuary and the 9th street entrance by the food pantry will remain unlocked all morning. If you have questions about this, please talk to one of the Elder Team: James Dominici, Joel Beachy, Fern Diener, Anita Wansley, or Duane or Elaine.
Hoping that you feel God’s peace and care today. See you on Sunday!
We are looking forward to a great service on Sunday. The theme will be “The Bible, Sweeter than Honey.” You’ll find this phrase in our text, Psalm 19:7-14. Check out what this Psalm says about God’s Word.
The Jr. Youth Group and I will have some fun with this theme. During the Sunday School time, they will write their questions about the Bible, then I will attempt to answer these questions in the course of the sermon. Let’s see what questions they have! Jr. Youth, get your questions ready! This is going to be fun.
On Sunday, the Jr. Youth Group will introduce their Christmas Giving Project. Come to hear about their hopes for helping others. Talk to Beth or Matt Graybill if you have questions.
On Sunday afternoon, Jubilee’s Youth Group will meet for Sunday lunch. Check with Joel Beachy for more info.
Several of Jubilee’s Care Groups will be meeting on Sunday evening. If you would like to be in a care group or if you are interested in leading a group, please talk with Duane or Elaine.
Join us on Sunday to worship God and to receive encouragement!
In our continued series on Hospitality, Joel Beachy will preach from Hebrews 13:1-3,
Thanks to all of you who offered to be guests and hosts for our first Guest/Host Event. Beginning Sunday, many of you will open your homes to others from Jubilee for visiting and food. And many of you will receive hospitality you have not enjoyed before. We applaud your creativity and hope you have delightful times together. If you would still like to be a guest or a host, please contact Joel Beachy.
This Sunday, Duane and several others from Jubilee will attend the ordination of Ruskin Clay, pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Macon, MS. If you would like to join them for this important event in Gulf States Conference, please contact Duane.
See you on Sunday!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Jubilee’s Youth and sponsors will be at Gulf States Conference Youth Rally at Pine Lake. For more info, contact Joel Beachy.
On Saturday, the MS/LA Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) will meet at Jubilee at 10:00 in the Sojourners’ Room. Everyone is invited to attend for information about the projects of this important ministry. If you have questions, contact Chris Wansley.
Sunday’s Sermon will be the first in a two part series on Hospitality. Did you ever think of God as a host? Though it’s a little hard to picture God grilling burgers, making sweet tea or wearing an apron, the Bible is brimming with illustrations of God hosting.Check out Psalm 23:5 for one example. Or what about God being a guest? Take a look at Genesis 18:1-8.
Sharon Dufour is preparing a story for the children about a time Jesus hosted. Read John 21:1-14 for a story of Jesus grilling fish for his friends.
Following the sermon, anyone is invited to come forward for Healing Prayer and anointing. Bring any concern or need you have – for yourself or someone for whom you care. God invites you. The Holy Spirit will be present to heal.
Following the service, Jubilee will enjoy our third Sunday Pot Luck. Don’t miss the good food or the fellowship. Bring food to share. For more information contact Rachel Seibel.
During the Pot Luck, Dara Dominici will present crafts that will be sold to raise money for Pine Lake Camp at the annual Camp Sale in Des Allemands, LA. This Camp Sale Preview will allow you to buy or view items for sale.
See you on Sunday! Join me in praying that God’s Spirit will bless and empower us as we gather this week!
Wednesday: Serving Our World
Stop Hunger Now!
8:30-9:30 – Prayer Breakfast (continental)
9:30 – Unload truck and set up
10:00-12:00 – Food packaging project
12:00-12:30 – Load truck and clean up
12:30 – Lunch (soup and bread)
Thursday: Serving Jubilee
8:00-8:45 – Breakfast (eggs, biscuits, gravy)
8:45 – Devotions
9:00 – Jobs: Landscaping, painting, cleaning
12:00-1:00 – Lunch (pizza, veggies, chips, cookies)
1:00-3:00 – Finish jobs
Friday/Saturday: Serving Other Churches
7:30 – Meet at Jubilee to depart for Jackson
* Lodging and supper on Friday will be provided. Participants will be
responsible for paying for their own lunches at McDonalds
Late Saturday afternoon – return to Meridian
Tomorrow evening, Jubilee’s revival will begin. We’ve looked forward to this weekend for many months. Join us in praying that the Holy Spirit will break through to us in all the ways God hopes.
Preacher: Claudio Aguilar
Claudio is a young man devoted to God and the church. He’s a member of Amor Viviente (Living Love) in Metairie, LA, a member of Gulf States Mennonite Conference. Claudio is in training as a minister in his home congregation. His passion for God comes through in his life and in his preaching.
Time: 7:00pm – Friday and Saturday
Claudio will also preach on Sunday Morning
Music: Chris and Brittany Wansley will lead us in musical worship
Offering: There will be a love offering for Claudio on Saturday evening.
Meals: The only meal served at Jubilee this weekend will be the pot luck on Sunday after the service.
Child Care: Activities and child care will be provided for children 4th grade and younger, though if children or their parents would rather the children be in the services, they are welcome. Children may go directly to their activities when they arrive on Friday and Saturday evenings. Anita Wansley is coordinating these activities.
30 Hour Famine: It is significant that during the revival, our youth and Jr. youth and their leaders will be fasting for 30 hours. Pray for them that this combined time of fasting in identification with the hungry of the world and revival will be particularly moving for them.
Invite your friends: If each of us invites one person to the revival, imagine how many people will be blessed, challenged and encouraged!
There will be a special evening of Christmas music, scripture readings, and a pot luck on Sunday, December 18. The pot luck begins at 5:30, and the service starts at 7:00.
After a long, epic battle, involving more than a few ‘questionable’ calls by the Ref, the Jubilee Youth made a comeback to win this year’s soccer match by a score of 4-3. No major injuries were reported, though there may be a few ‘grown-ups’ limping around. -Chris Bowers
Are you ready for the Camp Sale this weekend?
Where: St. Gertrude’s Community Center, 17292 Old Hwy 90, Des Allemands, LA
8:00 – Pancake breakfast
8:00-12:45 – Craft/Bake sale
9:00-11:00 – Children’s activities
11:00-1:00 – Gumbo and jambalaya
1:00-3:00 – Auction
All proceeds benefit Pine Lake Fellowship Camp.
Services for Helen Marie Schanrock Rawson will be held today at 2:00 PM at Webb Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Long Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. A meal will follow at the Jubilee Mennonite Church gym.
Jubilee Service Week
Tuesday: Serving Jubilee
9:00 Job: Landscaping, painting, cleaning
1:00-3:00 Finish jobs
Wednesday: Serving our community
9:00 Jobs: Habitat,Wesley house, CPC
12:00-1:00 Lunch (with college group serving with Habitat)
1:00-2:30 Finish jobs and children prepare for going to nursing home
2:30 Leave for nursing home
3:00 Sing to and visit with residents
Thursday: Serving our world
9:00 Devotions, introduction to Stop Hunger Now. Project set-up
10:00- 12:00 Food packaging project
12:00-1:00 Soup lunch
1:00 Clean up church from service week
Friday/Saturday: Serving other churches
7:00 Meet at Queen City truck stop for breakfast
12:00 Eat fast food for lunch
5:00 Eat supper in Philadelphia at a restaurant (paid for)
7:00 Meet at Queen City truck stop for breakfast
Come join us in the Sojourner’s room at 6:30 for our congregational meeting this evening! Come and affirm those taking on church roles. Come hear the pastor’s report and the youth and young adult minister’s report. Come and hear what is happening at Pine Lake Camp and Community of Hope! Come and contribute your voice in the happenings of Jubilee!
Childcare will be provided.