WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET:
|1. Please join us for one or both of these fresco festivities!|
– Wednesday, Nov 13th from 12:30 – 1:30 — blessing and celebration of the Haywood Street Fresco
– Thursday, Nov 14th from 5 pm – 7 pm — open house and celebration of the Haywood Street Fresco
* To allow friends and companions to attend the November 13 celebration, the Welcome Table meal will start and end one sitting early. Sittings on the November 13 will be at: 9:45, 10:30, 11:15 and 12:00.
|2. New Haywood Street merchandise. Click here to view.|
3. Code Purple information.
4. Employment opportunity: Associate Pastor — Learn more… (and a letter from Pastor Mark Siler)
5. We are seeking a South Asheville location for one of our outdoor clothing collection bins. If you know of an establishment that would be willing to host a bin for a season, please reach out and let us know! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|1. Food prep and information sheet|
2. Haywood Street’s updated Amazon Wishlist
3. Prepare a meal for Respite! Sign up here.
4. November 13: Companions who plan to help serve please arrive by 9:00-9:15 with the first seating beginning at 9:45. (this is to accommodate the blessing of the Haywood Street Fresco at 12:30)
A HAYWOOD STREET REFLECTION BY: JAMES
Who is my Neighbor? … Seriously?
You’re walking downtown when you run into Jesus, who has attracted a small crowd.
“What must I do to be saved?” asks a young mother holding a small child.
“It’s a good question,” Jesus says with an easy smile. “Love God with all your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself.”
“And who specifically is my neighbor?” you ask.
Jesus pauses with a twinkle in his eyes.
“It’s like this,” he says. “A woman was walking from Cuidad Juarez to El Paso, when bullies robbed her of her children, bound her wrists with zip ties, and threw her into a dog kennel. When a respected religious leader saw the imprisoned stranger, he said a prayer of blessing and walked on by. When a faithful church-goer saw her, he also passed by, saying, ‘The government ought to do a better job of handling these problems.’ When a pagan who supported the ACLU and Planned Parenthood walked by, she had pity on the foreigner. She freed her (at risk of herself being arrested), allowed the woman to stay in her home, and worked tirelessly to get the children back. Now which of these three do you think was a neighbor to that stranger?”
“The one who had mercy on her,” an elderly woman says.
“Go and do likewise,” Jesus says.
©2019 by James Werning. More articles at www.holychaoscommunity.com, or https://www.facebook.com/HolyChaosCommunity/.