“Pennies from Heaven” – Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs 7/23/14

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“Earth’s crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God, and only he who sees takes off his shoes- the rest sit around and pluck blackberries” Elizabeth Barrett Browning — Genesis 28:10-19, Jacob left Beer-sheba and went toward Haran. He came to a certain place and stayed there for the night, because the sun […]

Chef’s Blog and Menu for July 23rd

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Chef’s notes from the Downtown Welcome Table It would appear that everyone enjoyed the comfort food of last Wednesday, as the Downtown Welcome Table saw over 400 people enjoy the cheesy goodness.  This week will feature a good ole American BBQ with all the trimmings. Menu for July 23rd, 2014: BBQ Chicken Homemade Potato Salad […]

Rodney’s story (by Terry Beamer)


Sitting next to Rodney at The Welcome Table one day, we were chatting and he began to tell His Story. Of course we all have a story to tell and he shared his openly and with ease. Many years ago Rodney was serving in the military during ‘Desert Storm’. It was a very difficult assignment, and […]

Newsletter Updates for the Week of July 14th, 2014


Welcome from Haywood Street What a joy to welcome Rev. Darryl Dayson and Emily Bentley to our staff this week! Darryl was raised in Charlotte, attended Appalachian State, served summer placements at Etowah and Mills River UMC, and just graduated from Duke Divinity School.  Darryl will be engaged in pastoral care at Haywood Street, the […]