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Newsletter Updates for the Week of October 9, 2017
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET:   This week we were blessed to receive our visiting friends from the Appalachian Wesley Foundation. This is a campus ministry of the United Methodist Church open to everyone at Appalachian State University and Caldwell Community College–Watuaga Campus. We look forward to sharing their company and building meaningful relationships throughout their...
An Inconvenient Invitation
An Inconvenient Invitation Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 10/11/2017 If you’ve ever thrown a party, then you know that moment of utter vulnerability fifteen minutes before the festivities are scheduled to start.  The guest list has been carefully prepared; the handwritten invitations went out weeks in advance; the matching decorations have been hung; the drinks...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of October 2, 2017
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET:   We continue to give thanks for the beautiful loaves of Communion bread that have come to us via West End Bakery’s Josh Young. Praise be, the kitchen is not only back up and running, but better than before! We now have more prep space, an improved layout and a more...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of September 25, 2017
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET:     The Haywood Street kitchen repairs are nearly complete! Wednesday’s meal was an incredible collaboration of volunteer efforts, donations and delicious pizza provided by Marco’s Pizzeria, Pizza Mind, Mellow Mushroom, Pomodoro’s, and Del Vecchios. The past few weeks have required extra patience, faith, and flexibiltiy and we give our sincere...
Stay Thirsty
Stay Thirsty Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 9/27/17 A healthy adult in ideal conditions- climate controlled space, plenty of fat reserves, and no physical exertion- can live 8-10 days without water.  Get lost in the wilderness, melt under the broiling sun, chase one sandy mirage after another, and dehydration becomes deadly in a matter of...
From the Garden
  By: Steve Frowine Powdery Mildew on Cucumbers and Squash This hot humid weather makes heat loving veggies like cucumbers and squash grow like crazy, but unfortunately it is also a time when a disease called powdery mildew shows up in full force. The name of the disease spells out it symptoms. The leaves look...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of September 18, 2017
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET:     What a busy week! Golf for Awareness was, once again, a huge success. We enjoyed eating lunch courtesy of Zaxby’s, watching a squirrel steal Dave’s crackers off the back of his cart, and delighting in the win of event sponsor, Wicked Weed! Hunter’s Sunday evening Baptism brought so many...
Management’s Restructuring
Management’s Restructuring Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 9/20/17 The Church long ago converted to the business model of ministry.  Instead of walking the streets to meet your neighbors, a demographic study is conducted; instead of the Spirit’s movement, a 7-step strategy is followed; instead of the pastor’s study, now a C.E.O.’s glassy corner office.  The...
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