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Holy Disrupter
Holy Disrupter Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 6/9/19 The Christmas season is impossible to miss.  The deep discounts start one second after Thanksgiving.  The holiday music plays on every other speaker. The parade of floats meanders through downtown with Santa Claus bringing up the rear.  The plastic nativity scenes adorn front lawns.  And on December...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of June 3, 2019
              WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: A beautiful service was held at Haywood Street on June 1 to celebrate the life of Charles Burns. Click here to read Charles’ eulogy, written and presented by one of his dearest friends — Rev. Brian Combs. Wicked Weed Funkatorium — Ya’ll really out...
A Eulogy for Charles
A Eulogy for Charles Written & Presented by Rev. Brian Combs, 6/1/2019 I never called him Eddie, Charlie or Chuck.  Only Charles.  In a name, I wanted to express deference- Charles knew about taking up residence in a dumpster and the shakes of new sobriety and I was just getting exposed to poverty and addiction. ...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of May 27, 2019
              WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: Wednesday’s meal was sponsored and served by the incredible folks at Eating Asheville! Eating Asheville donates a portion of each food tour to the Welcome Table, culminating in a yearly feast for 500! We give thanks for their generosity and commitment to the...
Felling Our Fears
Felling Our Fears Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 5/19/19 Both armies were in a stalemate, hunkered down in the trenches of inaction for weeks.  The Philistines were in the low lands, the Israelites were in the high country, and neither side was willing to escalate the conflict in the open plains in between.  Until the...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of May 20, 2019
              WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: Mark your calendars! Registration opens June 15, 2019. It is with heavy hearts that we formally announce the passing of our dear friend, Charles “Charlie” Burns. Charlie was a friend to many and an integral part of the creation of Haywood Street. His...
Belonging First
Belonging First, John 10: 22-30 Sermon by Pastor Mark Siler 5/12/19 I think Jesus’ teaching today is another one of those moments that needs to be understood as a part of a bigger story.  In chapter 9 of John, Jesus meets a beggar who has been blind since birth.  Reflecting the accepted belief of the...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of May 13, 2019
              WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: Hello from Haywood Street staff who made Monday a day for fellowship, fun and ministry planning. A big shout out to Wicked Weed Brewing who prepared quite the feast this Wednesday. We are continually blessed by their commitment to the Downtown Welcome Table. WelcomeFEST...
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