lora flipped

We have been incredibly blessed this week by large donations from Givens Estates, Highland Farms, Central UMC Charlotte, Epworth UMC Concord and many other contributors to “God’s Outfitters” clothing closet.  Thanks everyone!  AND thank you to all the folks who unpacked, sorted and hung the clothes to offer to Friends on Thanksgiving Day.  Here’s Lora, […]



Suzanne is the creative force behind the flower arrangements at the Downtown Welcome Table most Wednesdays.  She begins with the bouquets that have been donated by Trader Joe’s and sometimes adds in a little extra greenery or a ribbon to make an appealing centerpiece for each table.  She says the process feeds her soul.  And […]

Thanksgiving Prep

kelly pies thgving

Today’s prep team just finished putting the 50th pie into the oven.  Pecan and pumpkin.  Yum! Yesterday’s crew worked on past the midnight hour completing their task, roasting and slicing about 250 lbs of turkey.  Thanks to all who have/are working to prepare for tomorrow’s feast and fellowship.  See you there!


jason manna

Jason Turnbull, Food and Nutrition Program  Manager at Manna Food Bank, is a familiar face at Haywood Street.  Jason sets up a desk in our Hospitality Room each Wednesday to help folks get information about food stamps and enroll if eligible.  We are grateful for Jason’s faithful service to our community and to Manna Food […]