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Newsletter Updates for the Week of September 14, 2020
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: We are currently accepting applications for the position of Haywood Street Respite Program Manager. Click here for all the details (as well as information regarding the position of Hospitality Coordinator). On Wednesday, we gathered again for our second outdoor worship service.  A reminder that all are welcomed to attend (masks...
Beginnings of Faith (Romans 14:1-12)
Beginnings of Faith (Romans 14:1-12) Sermon by Father Mike, 9/16/20   There was a time in 2016 when I had just started seminary. Only one year before, I’d received a strange call—I was not a religious person, I didn’t know the stories of scripture, but I felt that God was calling me into church, and...
Faces & Stories, John
There is a recording on my phone. It is from March 11, 2020, starts at about 11:00 a.m., and lasts 37 minutes. Looking back, I realize this is the last time someone walked into my office, took a seat across from me and shared a part of their story. I could not have anticipated that...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of September 7, 2020
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: A big THANK YOU to the non-profit ‘Street Dog Coalition’ which provided free care to 33 dogs and cats (and one bird!) this past Sunday at Haywood Street. Our first outdoor worship service was a success! We give thanks to the many folks who made it happen and to all...
Working Class
Working Class Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 9/9/2020 During the boom of the Industrial Revolution, workers weren’t guaranteed weekends off, lunch breaks, 8-hour shifts, access to fresh air, safe job sites, or sanitary facilities to relieve themselves. And starting at age 5, children were expected to follow their parents down into the mines.  Until 10,000...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of August 31, 2020
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: As you’ll read below in his reflection, Michael has decided that now is the right time for him to leave his role as Program Manager at Haywood Street Respite. Michael has been an incredible gift to this community and has helped make Respite the amazing place that it is. He is...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of August 24, 2020
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: We are excited to announce that our first outdoor worship service will be held on Wednesday, September 9th at noon in the Haywood Street parking lot. Pastor Brian will be delivering the sermon and Edward will gift us with music. This service will feel a bit different, as we are...
God in the Obvious and Ordinary
God in the Obvious and Ordinary Sermon by: Rev. Brian Combs, 9/28/2020 The world is full of expert opinions on meeting God: pick up the spatula and serve someone else, God will be waiting in line holding an empty plate.  Summit the highest mountain and sit in silence, God will be waiting in the rarified...
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