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Newsletter Updates for the Week of April 5, 2021
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: The blue bin is no longer available for clothing closet donations. Please drop off seasonal items and camping gear on Tuesdays from 10am-noon around back by the white door. If this day and time does not work for you, please reach out to Hannah. Thank you! Robert is inviting community...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of March 29, 2021
WELCOME TO HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: Please feel invited to join in celebration with us this Easter Sunday! – Easter meal served between 8:30-10:00 – Easter egg hunt at 10:45 – Outdoor worship at 11:00 (While many in our community are now vaccinated, we will continue to require masks and social distancing) We thank everyone who...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of March 22, 2021
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: We have not yet filled the Community Resident position for the June 2021 – May 2022 program year and are inviting young people seeking a transformative gap year experience to consider applying. Learn more about the Community Resident opportunity and other current employment opportunities with Haywood Street Congregation HERE. Our Amazon Wishlist...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of March 15, 2021
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: Corporate sponsors help make our events successful and support Haywood St. programs all year long. Please join us in thanking sponsors who are supporting this year’s planned events, including the first annual “Miss Mary’s Meatloaf Dinner”. Click here to learn more and identify sponsors that have signed on to-date. ANNOUNCEMENTS: 1. Recovery meetings...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of March 8, 2021
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: This special Easter Welcome Table meal is just around the corner and you can help make it happen! A donation of $20 feeds 5 Friends experiencing homelessness and exceptional adversity at this time. DONATE NOW! If you know long-time Haywood Street Friend, Blue, you know about his mother, Ms. Mary Jo...
Michael & Family
I often see Michael from my office window; sitting, smoking, waiting patiently until it is time to pick his two-year-old daughter up from daycare. For our staff, who care tremendously for Michael and his family, it has become painful to ask if they’ve been placed in housing yet. We’ve been asking for four years. The...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of March 1, 2021
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: What a wonderful day! Thank you to Buncombe County Health Department and Emergency Services staff and volunteers, as well as Haywood Street staff and companions. This Wednesday, over 200 people received COVID vaccinations. And the Downtown Welcome Table served up 500 prime rib meals complete with salad, baked potato, and...
A Letter From Rev. Brian Combs, 3/1/2021
Dear Haywood Street Community, Before the oil paint dried, Janet McKenzie’s icon, “Jesus of the People,” was immediately controversial.  The artist chose an African American woman as her model- thick eyebrows, generous lips, locked hair- to portray a non-binary Savior.  One covered in the unadorned robes of a peasant, a tangle of barbs encircling her...
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