Newsletter Updates for the Week of April 17, 2017

Welcome from Haywood Street:

On the evening of 
May 9th, ‘A Seat at the Table’ will be held at Rhubarb/The Rhu. This event will highlight the partnership between Haywood Street and a number of our most dedicated partner chefs. It will serve as an opportunity to introduce Haywood Street to the Asheville community and to raise funds in an effort to support the long-term sustainability of The Downtown Welcome Table. Although the event is now sold out, you may follow this link to view more information and to read about a couple of exciting, and very generous, auction items.

A big thank you to Black Mountain Ale House for this past Wednesday’s meal and our utmost gratitude for Rhubarb who will be joining us on Sunday.

Find more pictures and stories from our congregation here

Updates:

> “Experience Dickson Night” will be held Thursday, April 27 from 5:00-7:00. This is a great way to engage with our newest partners at Isaac Dickson Elementary. More informations available here.

> The 6th Annual Big Pink Purse Luncheon will take place May 12th from 11:30-1:00 at The Downtown Welcome Table. Purses and items to fill them with are now being collected. Find out more information here and on our Facebook page.

> Mark you calendars for the Garden Kickoff Party! May 21, 3:00-5:00. Click for more information.

> Sign up online for campus-wide workday, Saturday May 13th. More information available here.

“Talking Back to Our Fears” – Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 4/19/17

A Haywood Reflection from Sascha:

Working with everyone at Haywood Street embodies my basic values. Everyone has a basic right to food, shelter and basic healthcare. We’re all in this life together. We’re all born, we all die and in between there’s a lot of variability (different outfits and adventures).

Being a companion at Haywood Street gives me the regular perspective adjustments that I need to focus on what really is important. Being a companion nurtures my sense of purpose; touching the lives of others with kindness, compassion and laughter (carbonated holiness).

I enjoy a variety of sharing from working in the garden to working in the clothing closet and serving meals, especially on holidays. Each offers a unique opportunity for connection with others…and connection is really what life is all about. We are all chosen. We are all loved.

– Sascha Frowine

 

For more stories and pictures from our congregation, click here.

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