Diversity in Asheville is multidimensional. As significant as racial and ethnic diversity is, there is a stark contrast between wealth and poverty that exists in the downtown community.
The Haywood Street Congregation seeks to be a place of welcome to all. It doesn’t matter where you come from, what you look like, what your sexual orientation is, whether you have a home or not, or whether you are rich or poor. We eat together, work together, worship together. We are family. Please join us!
Haywood Street Core Values
Love, Service, Authenticity, Self- respect (worth), Relationships (friendship),
Stability, Contribution, Cooperation, Welcome all
To promote transformation through relationship by creating opportunities to serve and be served, so that each person is empowered to claim their identity as a child of God.
Whose child are you? God’s child!
A strategic planning process is underway. The process began in January 2014 with an effort to seek the input of servers and diners; haircutters and haircutees; sorters, folders and shoppers; those who attend worship and those who come just for lunch; community partners; gardeners; and every other section of the Haywood Street community. A summary report from that effort can be found here: HSC Information Gathering Report FINAL 2014 06-06
The leadership of Haywood St. is using the information gathered from the community to form strategic priorities and a plan to guide the organization for the next three-five years. Stay tuned for more!