Safety considerations

Because the United Methodist Church takes so seriously Jesus’ call to welcome the children, many local congregations have become Safe Sanctuaries certified. A designation that requires buddy systems, volunteer screenings and other comprehensive measures to reduce risk and protect children. For congregations committed to nurseries and youth groups and the overall Christian formation of minors, […]

Chef’s Blog and Menu for January 28


Chef’s notes from THE DOWNTOWN WELCOME TABLE     A record amount of Quiche Lorraine was shared and enjoyed by our friends at the Downtown Welcome Table last week.  This week will feature and upscale meal that is sure to be a big hit.  Enjoy   Menu for January 28, 2015 Pork Cutlets’ with a […]

Newsletter Updates for the Week of January 19th, 2015


Welcome from Haywood Street     We’re so grateful to the downtown community for supporting Haywood St. ministries. Asheville Downtown Association recently selected Haywood Street Respite as a beneficiary of its “Spare Change for Real Change” initiative.  Separately, 33 downtown businesses helped raise $8,000 for Haywood St., WNC Rescue Mission and ABCCM through the “12 Days […]

“Me and Paul” — Sermon by Jody Halstead, 1/21/15

Acts 9:1-9 Meanwhile, Saul was uttering threats with every breath and was eager to kill the Lord’s followers.[a] So he went to the high priest. 2 He requested letters addressed to the synagogues in Damascus, asking for their cooperation in the arrest of any followers of the Way he found there. He wanted to bring […]