WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET:
Mark your calendars for July 11th! Haywood Street will be holding a free community viewing of Theirs is the Kingdom at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary. This will be a time for friends, companions, and everyone who has enjoyed the fresco to watch the documentary and celebrate this community together. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
A reminder that we will be closed on Monday, July 4th, for the holiday. Doors will open again on Tuesday morning. Happy 4th!
To help our companions prepare for the meals, a couple changes have been made to the Downtown Welcome Table. On Wednesdays, the hospitality room doors will open at 9:00, and the dining room doors will open at 10:15. The meal will be served at 10:30.
On Sundays, the hospitality room doors will open at 7:00, and the dining room doors will open at 8:15. Breakfast will be served at 8:30. Everyone is invited to the garden for coffee at 7 am on both Wednesdays and Sundays!
SAVE THE DATE! This year’s Golf for Awareness tournament is set for September 16th. More information to follow soon.
Next Companion Orientation is on July 11th due to the first Monday of the month falling on a holiday. We will meet outside in the parking lot at 5 pm. After the orientation, everyone is invited to join us in the sanctuary for the community screening of Theirs is the Kingdom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for orientation!
There will be a memorial service for our friend, Chevy Madison, at 11:00 am this Sunday, July 3rd in the garden. We invite all who knew and loved him to join us.
Click here to read Pastor Brian’s sermon and eulogy for Todd.
- UPCOMING: Mark your calendars for July 11th! Haywood Street will be holding a community viewing of Theirs is the Kingdom at 6 pm in the sanctuary. Popcorn and drinks will be provided!
- Next Companion Orientation is on July 11th due to the first Monday of the month falling on a holiday. We will meet outside in the parking lot at 5 pm.
- Help Needed for Tuesday Prep: The kitchen is in need of additional prep companions in the kitchen on Tuesdays 9-12. If you’d like to help, please let me know or sign up and feel free to bring a friend! Prep on Tuesdays helps us make sure we have as much done as possible so that Wednesday’s meal goes smoothly. The help is always appreciated.
- Haywood Street Hair Cutting Ministry – We are currently in the process of reimagining the Hair Cutting Ministry here that we have had in the past. If you would like to be a part of that process or would like to cut or wash hair when it is open, let Katlyn know!
- NEW MINISTRY UPDATES – Starting the week of May 1
- Sunday Bible Study – 11:00am in the sanctuary
- Tuesday Prayer Group – 12:00 in the sanctuary – Gather for a time of communal prayer
- Thursday Card Making Group – 10:00am in Room 1 (off the main lobby) – Gather together to make cards for our community and friends in prison or in the hospital.
I am grateful that my journey in life has taken me to Haywood Street Congregation. I think that if there was a time machine and Jesus came to Asheville today, he would definitely come right here. It is like a bustling hub that attracts friends who look out for each other. There is a loving positive energy that generates here and makes a place for community to be and grow. We all are on a journey of life and need faith and family and friends. The reasons that bring us to Haywood St. are those of unlimited descriptions. The amazing energy here is a constant and only happens with unconditional love that is always growing and changing.
I remember driving past Haywood Street Congregation last year, and seeing all the activity happening on a Wednesday. Covid restrictions were lifting. In the past, I was a part of the Red Door/Church of the Advocate Ministry at Trinity Church. As I drove by, I recognized many of the faces of friends and wanted to reconnect.
People come to Haywood St. on their journey. We are all on a journey. Mine has had blessings and challenges like everyone else. Coming to Haywood St. feeds me in the way that Jesus shared when he traveled about. We are encouraged to help our brothers and sisters. Here we ask about each other and are missed when we are not around. It is humbling and heartwarming to think that we are all trying to be like disciples. God created us to receive His love and feel its goodness here on earth. Being a part of the spirit here, and seeing the happiness of those enjoying Miss Mary’s Meatloaf, is love shared, period. The smiles and peace on the faces of those walking out the door, shows us we can all spread God’s love into the community.