This week, artist Scotty Utz donated this powerful sculpture to Haywood
Street. Click here to read all about it.
All kinds of new merchandise is now available! Click here to view and
purchase online. Proceeds benefit the core programs of Haywood Street.
Many thanks to our friends from Covenant Community Church and
Central UMC who came out last weekend to offer a little TLC to our
campus and grounds. They worked tirelessly in the hot sun to weed
and mulch, and assembled 5 new picnic tables for the back garden
area!  Inside, they organized and cleaned, and applied a strategic coat
of paint on trim, rails and doors to brighten up the common areas.


1.  Click HERE for details on nearby parking and our new Wednesday shuttle option.

2. Registration is now open for our third annual “Ministry WITH” experiential training event, August 29 – 31. More…

3. The Haywood Street Garden party is THIS Sunday! Please join us. More…

4. Haywood Street now has two off-site clothing donation bins. Click here to learn more.

5. Just a few seats left for the “A Brush of Music” Fresco fundraiser! More…


For more information about any of the following, please contact Hannah, Haywood Street Companion Coordinator, at hannah@haywoodstreet.org or 828.575.2477 [ext. 106].


Welcome Table:
Click here to view this week’s prep sheet.

Sunday: Prep @ 8AM,
Tuesday: Prep from 1-3
Wednesday: Kitchen open by 8AM

Wednesday seating times: 10:30, 11:15, 12:00, 12:45

Sunday seating times: 1:15, 2:00, 2:45 (If you are serving a table, please arrive between 12:45-1:00)

Clothing Closet:
Sunday: Prep 1-3:30, open to the Community 3:30-5:30
Tuesday: Prep 10-12
Wednesday: Open to the community 10:00-12:30
Thursday: Prep 10-12
Sunday: Open to the community 1:00-3:00

*The drop-off bin has moved. Please help spread the news about new locations. Questions about donation drop-offs outside the standard days and times can be directed to Hannah at 828.575.2477 ext 106.

*Current need: feminine products, toilet paper, and pants hangers

Prayer Ministry: 
Wednesday: 9-12
Sunday: 3-5

If you would like to bring a meal to the respite community, please email hannah@haywoodstreet.org to get on the schedule.

Make a gift to Haywood st.


Hello Haywood Street!

My name is Cade Barefoot and I am the new ministerial intern.  My fiancé Taylor and I are rising third-years at Duke Divinity School and are excited to have been placed in Asheville for the summer.  While I am serving at Haywood Street, Taylor will be in ministry at Haw Creek Commons and Bethesda United Methodist Church.  We both feel so blessed to have the opportunity for field education at such incredible placements.

Although I have just gotten to Haywood Street, I can tell that this congregation lives into its mantra of “Holy Chaos.  Abundant Grace.  Welcome Table.”  On my first Sunday at Haywood Street, I was overwhelmed by the sights, sounds, and smells that accompany a day of meals, fellowship, and worship.  To the untrained eye, this might look like regular ol’ chaos, but at Haywood Street this is a chance for incarnational ministry.  With an unconditional hospitality, the entire community gathers together, eats alongside one another, and participates in worship in a way that celebrates the sacred worth of every person.  By encouraging congregational engagement in each aspect of worship—from  the sermon and prayers, to the sacraments of baptism and communion—Haywood Street recognizes the abundant gifts that God has graced the members, companions, and friends of this congregation.

Over the course of this summer, I hope to learn the many lessons that being in ministry with this community has to offer.  I am so thankful for my supervisor, my lay mentoring team, and all those involved at Haywood Street who will encourage and challenge me in my call to ministry.  I hope to return from my time at this place more prepared to stir up holy chaos, communicate God’s abundant grace, and welcome my neighbors to a place at the heavenly table.

Grace and peace,
Cade Barefoot



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