Haywood Street Congregation (HSC) is a church in downtown Asheville where all people, without exception,  are welcomed and affirmed of their sacred worth.

HSC strives to follow the example of Christ who sought relationship with individuals that others dismissed as not worthy of redemption.  HSC embraces diversity in the community and world, including the diversity of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, faith history, ability and disability, housed and yet-to-be housed, economic status, marital status, health status and family configurations.  Love of each Child of God is the foundation of HSC.

HSC seeks reconciliation with each Child of God and invites those who have known the pain of exclusion and discrimination within a church to join us. HSC recognizes differences of opinion and seeks to understand in light of Christ’s teachings.   All are welcome in HSC’s journey toward greater understanding and mutual respect.

HSC is committed to the reconciliation of each person as a Child of God and declares HSC to be an Open and Affirming, Reconciling congregation.

Newcomer Handout — Things to Do at Haywood Street/How to Get Involved