I hope everyone is doing well during this very bizarre time we’re living in. While pretty much every part of my daily life has changed since mid-March, I am encouraged as I remember that our Lord never changes. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. I take comfort clinging to that assurance. One of the blessings of quarantine for my family has been getting back to basics, a reset so to speak, because life slowed down enough for us to remember to appreciate the little things.
Memories. That’s the word on my mind as I wrap up my first experience as a board member for the Jubilate Alumni Association. Some of the things I’ve been reminded of while being part of the board are the fall variety shows, singing the blessing before meals, spring tours, concerts, retreats, rehearsals, and Christian friends. Jubilate gave me an immediate friend group at UVA. We shared a common foundation of hope as we grew to know each other better and grew in our walk with the Lord. I’m thankful for these memories.
My favorite song from my years in Jubilate…Offertory, which is based on Micah 6:8. What does the Lord require of me? He wants me to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with Him. And my favorite memory…Jubilate singing Beautiful Savior at my wedding. Memories are powerful. And I bet you have some pretty awesome memories of Jubilate too. So how can you help keep Jubilate going strong for another 50 years?
• Do you know a college age student coming to or already at UVA? Encourage them to join the current group. Members even get fed a home-cooked meal on a weekly basis now!
• Make plans to attend the 50th reunion in 2023. (The date will be set soon.)
• Consider donating $50 either toward or in honor of the 50th reunion.
• Visit the Jubilate website: www.jubilateuva.org
• Join the UVA Jubilate Alumni Association Facebook group.
• Make sure Diane Mundell has your most accurate information (address, email, phone number, years in the group, etc.). She can be reached using the email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Consider being part of the alumni board in upcoming years. It’s a two-year term and there are only two meetings each year. You can join the meetings by phone, in person at UBC (when we aren’t under quarantine!), and even by Zoom.
Stay safe & healthy!
In His Love,
Cristy Schafer Lee (93–96)