Newsletter Updates for the Week of April 13th, 2015

Shofar and Barbara

Welcome from Haywood Street    A beautiful photo of our friends Shofar and Barbara sharing a moment together in worship. This photo is an a new article about Haywood Street in Faith &Leadership, a publication of the Duke Divinity School. The article, entitled “Welcome to the Church of Holy Chaos,” can be found here. Find more pictures […]

“Stranger in our Midst” — Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 4/15/15

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Xenophobia: a fear or hatred of the one who doesn’t belong, of the other. Regrettably, most of us have just enough religious xenophobia to dismiss, discard and despise the stranger in our midst. Luke 24:13-49 Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, […]

Fletcher UMC youth donate much-needed shoes


Hats off and an huge thank you to the youth of Fletcher UMC for their Soles for Souls shoe drive! According to HSC board member and clothing closet lead Companion, Linda McCracken, “they gathered 275 pairs of shoes for our Haywood Street Outfitters this year. The shoes were tied or rubber-banded together in pairs and bagged by […]

This Week at The Downtown Welcome Table

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  The Lemon Pepper Salmon last week was one of the best fish meals yet and was enjoyed by all, this week we will visit Ms. Mary’s Kitchen for some good ole back home cooking.  Enjoy. Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes with Brown Gravy Mixed Greens Corn-on-the – Cobb Garden Salad Biscuits Birthday Cake **Veggie Options are […]