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A Letter to Companions, 12/11/2020
Dear Companions, Many in our community are now aware of the COVID-19 testing event that took place on the Haywood Street campus Wednesday (December 9, 2020). While initial rapid antigen testing pointed to 17 positive cases, the follow-up confirmatory PCR testing showed that all 17 results were false positives. All individuals at this event who...
An Important Haywood Street Announcement
Wanting to interrupt the constant interruptions of poverty, the erratic movements of survival, the hourly readjustments on the precarious edge, Haywood St. was founded as a touchstone of consistency. The same church building, same gathering every Wednesday, same worship service at 12:30, same homemade breakfast on Sunday, same continuity of care from the same caring...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of November 23, 2020
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: Wednesday was Thanksgiving at Haywood Street. Every year, this day becomes an epic endeavor, an exposing of small miracles and a remembrance of this incredible ministry of abundance. The lines for receiving meals were longer than we’ve experienced and lasted well past our normal hours of serving. Clearly, the feeding...
Week of Giving
This year, in lieu of Giving Tuesday, we are sharing a week’s worth of extra faces, stories, and reflections from Haywood Street friends, companions and staff. These special posts are intended to be a gift for you and others who have described feeling lonely, isolated and disconnected from community due to COVID-19. The links below will...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of November 16, 2020
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: Haywood Street remains committed to the health of the community. Masks are always available, hand washing and sanitizing stations are still in place, and multiple wellness checkpoints are setup around campus to ensure the safety of our devoted companions. A big “Thank you” to everyone who has continued to care...
The Greatest Work
The Greatest Work Sermon by Father Mike, 11/18/2020 It should have come as no surprise when he said it—a peasant carpenter from Galilee, born amidst straw and dust, enveloped by the bare earth beneath him. From the moment the stable doors swung open to the world, Jesus’ status was abundantly clear—low class, unremarkable, unimportant. So...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of November 9, 2020
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: Inspiring news moment! A couple of Haywood Street’s youngest congregants held a hot apple cider fundraiser and raised nearly $100 for Haywood Street Community Development (as well as BLM and Brother Wolf!). Thank you Rennie and Levi! We’re grateful to announce that our beloved Organist, Edward, will be providing music...
Newsletter Updates for the Week of November 2, 2020
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET: UPDATES: This write-up does a great job at explaining the innovative partnership between Asheville Strong, Haywood Street and local restaurants. The relationships that have been formed between the Downtown Welcome Table and the Asheville, culinary community over the past eight years, have only been strengthened through the challenges of this exceptional...
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