Valentine’s or Christmas?


One might have thought it was Christmas instead of Valentine’s by the way the kitchen staff were grinning over our new kitchen equipment! Mary and Ann couldn’t wait to show off the new stove, Phillip and Bruce were ecstatic over the new non-skid flooring, and Dave looked like a new father with the spacious walk-in […]

A Christmas Album


Our Christmas celebration at Haywood Street is always special, with lots of old and new friends sharing the work, the fellowship, a great meal, and a wonderful time of worship. It truly is an exciting day! Here are some random scenes from our time together the Wednesday before Christmas…                           […]


christmas gift bags

G.I.F.T.S. stands for Growing in Faith Through Service, a Sunday School class at Central UMC.  But to us it refers to a different kind of gift. This is the group that has collected goodies, packed and distributed them to Friends at Haywood St. in each of the past five years.  As the ministry has grown, […]

Companion Corner – Kat Douglas


How long have you been a part of this community? One and a half years Why are you a companion? Why are you here? I started coming because my Journey Group volunteers once a month, but just kept coming each week because I enjoy it so much. I want my children to see what life is […]