Friends from Northfield Presbyterian Church, a Korean congregation in Chicago, prepared an amazing meal for us!

Feasting and Fellowship

We are in a season of feasting this fall! We’ve enjoyed several special times of food and fellowship in the last few weeks and anticipate more to come in November.

In mid-November the whole community gathers for our annual sweet potato harvest. This year we were blessed with another bumper crop, so the harvesting required all hands-on deck. The adults and teens do most of the digging and the kids are on the fringes providing entertainment and joy. After about 2-3 hours of harvesting and hauling boxes laden with potatoes, we wash up and gather around the picnic tables. We often have a stew made with many of our very own veggies, local venison roasted on the fire, a big pot of rice, and ALWAYS sweet potato pie topped with Jubilee whipped cream.

At a recent lunch we feasted on Salvadoran pupusas (a thick griddle cake made with corn flour and filled with beans and cheese). They were delicious, but what made this time extra special was that a Cambodian woman was teaching a woman from Guatemala how to prepare them and their sous chef was a Filipino man!

At another lunch we were the recipients of an elaborate Korean meal. The main dish was Japchea, stir fried glass noodles with vegetables. The cooks were visiting from Northfield Presbyterian Church, a Korean congregation in Chicago, IL. They joyfully served us in many ways while visiting for two days.

And now we are giving thanks for Thanksgiving Day at Jubilee which is always full, blessed and a little bit hectic! Despite that it’s always so good to see friends from various eras of the community’s history and to share in table fellowship on this special day. We pray your Thanksgiving has also been a blessing to you and yours.