Newsletter Updates for the Week of June 19, 2017

Welcome from Haywood Street: With teary eyes, we said bon voage this week to Haywood Street Story Circle founder, Barbara Bates Smith. She will be leaving the rolling mountains of Asheville and headed for the city lights of Washington DC in the coming month. You can read more about the special Story Circle that honored […]

Barbara Bates Smith

This Wednesday, a diverse group of folks came together for a very special Story Circle. In light of recent life events, Story Circle founder and facilitator, Barbara Bates Smith, has decided to make the big move to Washington DC — to be with her son and set sail on some new adventures. Terry Beamer led […]

“The Beggar Jesus” — Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 6/21/17

Strange how many Christians believe in a non-judgmental Jesus, as if God is entirely uninterested in the consequences of behavior and the fate of the suffering. But if we only read a half-version of the Gospel focused on love, forgiveness and cheap grace, then we only end up encountering a Messiah of our own making.  […]

Newsletter Updates for the Week of June 12, 2017

Welcome from Haywood Street: This week Pastor Brian offered a welcoming blessing to Seth Black, Haywood Street’s newest Community Resident. Our friend Kelly offered her beautiful voice for both Sunday and Wednesday services. Find more pictures and stories from our congregation here. Updates: > Click HERE for Haywood Street Congregation parking options. > The clothing closet is in need of […]