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News for July 19, 2024

News for July 19, 2024

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We’re thrilled to share that the art ministry’s opening is this Wednesday, July 24th, from 10:30 to 1:00.

The Artist in Everyone

The Artist in Everyone

Community Stories

The Artist in Everyone by Hank F. From my early twenties through my early thirties, art was my jam.  I wanted to be an artist more than I had ever wanted to be or do anything else.  I was not…

News for July 12, 2024

News for July 12, 2024

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Registration is now open for the annual Golf for Awareness Event happening September 27th! All are invited to join us for a day of “scramble” golf that welcomes all golfers from novice to scratch! Proceeds benefit the Downtown Welcome Table, Respite, and…

Sermon by Pastor Brian

Sermon by Pastor Brian

Sermons

Prodigal God July 3, 2024 “Hand over my inheritance,” the entitled seventeen-year-old said with a straight face. Without hesitation, the father signed off on the transfer. With cash-flush pockets, the younger son boarded the nearest camel leaving for Las Vegas….

A moment of Gratefulness

A moment of Gratefulness

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Collecting Art Supplies Haywood Street is thrilled to share that we’re preparing to begin an art ministry that will allow space for folks to rest and create. As we continue to plan out this new ministry, we’re beginning the process…

The Weeping Christ

The Weeping Christ

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Companion Orientation Monday, July 1st Join us in the Sanctuary on Monday, July 1st, at 5:00 pm for the next Companion Orientation! Invite your friends to share about being in relationship all together at Haywood Street Congregation.

Sermon by Pastor Seth

Sermon by Pastor Seth

Sermons

The Weeping Christ June 26, 2024 The smell of anointing oils have long since succumbed to the scent of a body letting go, the linen wrap now collecting a thin layer of dust like an offering from the earth gently…

Collecting Art Supplies

Collecting Art Supplies

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Collecting Art Supplies Haywood Street is thrilled to share that we’re preparing to begin an art ministry that will allow space for folks to rest and create.

Sermon by Pastor Jody – June 19, 2024

Sermon by Pastor Jody – June 19, 2024

Sermons

Juneteenth A couple of years ago, I read “God is a Black Woman” by Dr. Christina Cleveland. In it, she shared her experience navigating her way through white patriarchy to find God. While she was a professor at Duke, one…

Fresco Conversation – News for June 14, 2024

Fresco Conversation – News for June 14, 2024

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Fresco Conversation Tuesday, June 18th Join us for our next Fresco Conversation on Tuesday, June 18th at 1:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Conversation partners will be Ashleigh Perkins and Robert Stafford.

Wednesday – News for June 7, 2024

Wednesday – News for June 7, 2024

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Guns-to-Garden Safe Surrender Event June 8th In recognition that June is National Gun Violence Awareness Month, you are invited to support a growing number of faith communities who are hosting a Guns to Garden Event on June 8th at First…

Short Film

Short Film

Community Stories

Wednesday Directed by Patrick Bresnan

Sermon by Pastor Seth – May 29, 2024

Sermon by Pastor Seth – May 29, 2024

Sermons

The Hospitable Mind Pastor Seth In the wake of Stephen’s stoning, Saul’s persecution spree, and the next leg of a preaching tour, a Spirit-led Philip finds himself on the wilderness road from Jerusalem to Gaza. Knees wobbly from exhaustion and…

The Presence of Jesus

The Presence of Jesus

Community Stories

By Terry Beamer   “If you cannot find Christ in the beggar at the door, you will not find him in the chalice.” -Saint John Chrysostom, c. 347-409 Archbishop of Constantinople   There are many stories at Haywood Street Congregation….

Celebrating 10 Years

Celebrating 10 Years

Community Stories

Wow!  10 Years of Respite care at Haywood Street Congregation.  1,388 people who—instead of having to recover from an acute medical need outside–were able to have a warm bed, smiling faces, good food, and support around their medical care.  I…

Explicit Hope: Norma’s story

Explicit Hope: Norma’s story

Community Stories

The first time I heard a piece of Norma’s story was a week after she moved into her apartment. We sat in the sun under a tall tree in the center of Homeward Bound’s new Compass Point Village. The newly…

Empathy Through Proximity – News for May 31, 2024

Empathy Through Proximity – News for May 31, 2024

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Building Closed Monday, June 3rd The building will be closed this Monday, June 3rd, for our All Staff Retreat. We’ll return to regular hours on Tuesday, June 4th.

Empathy Through Proximity

Empathy Through Proximity

Community Stories

Empathy Through Proximity by Lead Storyteller, Melanee R. In February 2017, while riding passenger in a small hatchback Fiat with a yellow plate, I crossed a checkpoint from Jerusalem and entered an unfamiliar town that became my home for several…

Leaning into the Mystery – News for May 24, 2024

Leaning into the Mystery – News for May 24, 2024

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Guns-to-Garden Safe Surrender Event June 8th In recognition that June is National Gun Violence Awareness Month, you are invited to support a growing number of faith communities who are hosting a Guns to Garden Event on June 8th at First…

Pentecost Sermon – by Pastor Jody

Pentecost Sermon – by Pastor Jody

Sermons

Leaning into the Mystery By Pastor Jody The disciples were once again gathered in a room.  But this time they were not hiding. They were doing exactly what Jesus had told them to do, they were waiting.Jesus told them to stay put in…

Sleeping in Church by Pastor Brian – May 15, 2024

Sleeping in Church by Pastor Brian – May 15, 2024

Sermons

Jesus only lost one argument. Not to a Scribe or Pharisee, not to a cross-examining lawyer or the High Priest. But to a woman. She was not from around here, a pagan from the Mediterranean coast who bowed to foreign…

Seeing the Child of God – News for May 17, 2024

Seeing the Child of God – News for May 17, 2024

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Housing Huddle Ups Wednesdays at 10! If you’re interested in learning more about Haywood Street Community Development’s housing project on West Haywood Street, join Director of Housing Laurie in the sanctuary at 10:00 am on Wednesdays! Laurie will be available…

Generosity in Proximity – News for May 10, 2024

Generosity in Proximity – News for May 10, 2024

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Resiliency Group for Companions May 14th Join Susanne and other companions on Tuesday, May 14th, at 4:30 to reflect and practice our Resiliency skills. We’ll meet in the sanctuary for anyone who’d like to practice, refresh, or apply these tools…

Sermon by Pastor Seth – May 8, 2024

Sermon by Pastor Seth – May 8, 2024

Sermons

Generosity in Proximity by Pastor Seth En route to Jerusalem, a hungry Christ sits at the table of the resurrected Lazarus, the sisters Mary and Martha present for the meal. While Martha tends to the platters, the smell of her…

Who is Grievable? – News for May 3, 2024

Who is Grievable? – News for May 3, 2024

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Monday Dinner at Respite with Pastor Jody Pastor Jody is inviting folks to join her in Respite on Monday evenings while she prepares dinner for our Respite family. If you are interested in joining a small group that helps prepare…

Confessing Thomas – News for April 26, 2024

Confessing Thomas – News for April 26, 2024

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Companion Orientation Monday, May 6th The next Companion Orientation is this Monday, May 6th, at 5:00 pm. Make sure to invite your friends and family to join us!

Confessing Thomas – April 17, 2024

Confessing Thomas – April 17, 2024

Sermons

Confessing Thomas by Pastor Brian The disciples lasted eight days. Abandoning Easter, they huddled behind the dead-bolted door with the curtains drawn and the candles extinguished. In the dim light, some were scribbling out applications for work back on the…

A Word from Companion Coordinator, Katlyn – News for April 19, 2024

A Word from Companion Coordinator, Katlyn – News for April 19, 2024

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Do you need to update your contact info? We’re doing some spring cleaning in our database. Please email Tiffany if you’ve updated your mailing address, email or phone number in the last couple of years. Thank you!

Good Friday Sermon – March 29, 2024

Good Friday Sermon – March 29, 2024

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Good Friday By Pastor Seth  The Son of God has been betrayed and arrested, tried and denied, beaten, mocked,  spat upon and corralled to the undignified outskirts of town to the tune of the crowd’s taunting and his followers’ distant weeping….

My New Place in the World – News for April 12, 2024

My New Place in the World – News for April 12, 2024

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Seek Healing Listening Training at Haywood Street Next Seek Healing Listening Training, April 19th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at Haywood Street Please join us for day two of this Listening  Training that teaches participants a new way of relating with each other in…