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Monday, October 1 at 5 pm
Monday, November 5 at 5 pm
Monday, December 3 at 5 pm

Orientations are in the sanctuary.

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Whose child are you?

God’s Child!


Haywood St. is a transformative open community of Christ, led by
the Holy Spirit, creating opportunities to serve and be served
so that all
who participate are empowered to claim their identity as a Child of God.



Latest News
Newsletter Updates for the Week of October 8, 2018
              WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: October is bringing a number of new partner restaurants to the Downtown Welcome Table. This week we were blessed to be in community with the good folks from Tupelo Honey…and we’re still dreaming about that banana pudding. New Holy Chaos hats are in!...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of October 1, 2018
              WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: Wednesday’s meal was off the charts–gourmet Italian, lovingly prepared by Del Vecchio’s and new Welcome Table partner restaurant, Chiesa! Remember, you can always write a ‘thank you’ to any of our partners, at anytime, and help us spread that attitude of gratitude. It...
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Friends of Haywood
"I first entered the doors of Haywood Street in summer 2011 with my daughter and a group of campers from CCC (Carolina Cross Connection). I sat and cried like a baby as I watched the fellow behind me dig in his backpack and drop a handful of coins into the offering plate - my world had been shattered, rearranged, and put back together in the most beautiful way never to be the same again."
Angie Haigler
"At first, it was difficult for me to make sense of everything I was experiencing. As time went on, I slipped into a space where I felt useful and grateful to be needed -- in the dishroom. There was a whole lot more going on, though, and I was encouraged to move out of my comfortable place. So I stretched a little and then a little more. The people I met were so much like me and again so different. I began to fully understand that the sameness and difference were the true design and I slowly began to live into that."
Susan Schott
"Every time I come to Haywood Street, something happens to me that I cannot rationally explain. My Spirit soars as I anticipate the day’s activities. I am excited to see familiar faces and glad to greet folks coming for the first time."
Dell Dillard
"I enjoy a variety ways of being involved at Haywood Street -- working in the garden, 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
"Haywood Street welcomed me in with such warmth and heart... difficult to explain, except to say I am part of the family."
Cappy Tosetti
"Every week, I see small acts of love being shared in countless ways. Love is shared as Friends plan and prepare delicious food, beautifully arrange it on serving platters, and cheerfully dish up seconds and thirds. Love is shared in the setting of the tables with china dishes and fresh flowers that signify the dignity and importance of all who will share a meal. It is shared as Friends pass food and engage in conversations."
Karen Cavagnini
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