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Rest is Resistance – News for March 29, 2024

Rest is Resistance – News for March 29, 2024

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Easter Service on Wednesday Join us for our Easter service this Wednesday, April 3rd, at 12:30. Pastor Seth will lead us in the conversational homily.

Unforgettable Acceptance – News for March 22, 2024

Unforgettable Acceptance – News for March 22, 2024

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Recognizing Good Friday We hope you’ll join us in recognizing Good Friday during our worship service this Wednesday, March 27th, at 12:30. Pastor Brian will be leading us in the conversational homily. *Easter will be celebrated at Haywood Street next Wednesday, April…

Mourning is Welcome Here – Nwes for March 15, 2024

Mourning is Welcome Here – Nwes for March 15, 2024

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Thank You, Rhubarb and Patton Allen! Thank you to our restaurant friends at Rhubarb for showing up on Wednesday and preparing such a wonderful meal! Another thank you goes out to our friends at Patton Allen for coming out and…

Feeding of the Four Thousand – March 6, 2024

Feeding of the Four Thousand – March 6, 2024

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Feeding of the Four Thousand by Pastor Brian No one had eaten in seventy-two hours. Some were weakened by dehydration, withering under the desert sun. Others clutched limestone boulders to steady their balance, spiraling from the vertigo. The hungry crowd,…

Simple and Irreversible Worth – News for March 8, 2024

Simple and Irreversible Worth – News for March 8, 2024

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Wednesday Family Style and Guest Restaurant, Rhubarb This past Wednesday was a beautiful time of food and fellowship! We are so grateful for all the support, encouragement, and service that helped make it possible.

Welcoming our New Director of Housing – News for March 1, 2024

Welcoming our New Director of Housing – News for March 1, 2024

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Family Style Meals will begin this Wednesday, March 6th Remember that this Wednesday, March 6th, we will officially transition to family-style meals. Below are some new roles to be filled: Patio Attendants for Coffee Station Reservation Attendants Greeters at each…

Groundbreaking and Site Blessing 2.21.24

Groundbreaking and Site Blessing 2.21.24

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This week, our community blessed the ground that will, in time, be deeply affordable homes for 41 families. Together, we left our blessings and prayers for fullness, peace, and rest, and we remembered the beloved who left us before a…

Ground Blessing Invitation – News for February 23, 2024

Ground Blessing Invitation – News for February 23, 2024

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HSCD Gift Match Opportunity! The Wanda and James M. Moran, Jr. Foundation has presented Haywood Street Community Development with a $250,000 matching gift challenge as we enter the new year! Help us keep the momentum going and double the impact of your…

A Long Awaited Dream – News for February 16, 2024

A Long Awaited Dream – News for February 16, 2024

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HSCD Ground Blessing and Gift Match Opportunity! The launch of construction on our first deeply affordable apartments in the West End/ Clingman Avenue Neighborhood is about to begin! A small ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Feb 21st, at 12:45 pm to…

Greater Works Than These -News for February 9, 2024

Greater Works Than These -News for February 9, 2024

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Family Style Prep Days this Month Each Thursday this month, we will have workdays in the dining room from 9-12 to prepare for the transition to family-style meals.

Sermon by Pastor Seth – February 7, 2024

Sermon by Pastor Seth – February 7, 2024

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Greater Works Than These By Pastor Seth You will do greater works than these. We hear this proclamation from the mouth of Christ in the Gospel of John. And no, Jesus is not talking to another messiah, not talking to…

Bless God and Grieve – News for February 2, 2024

Bless God and Grieve – News for February 2, 2024

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Gratitude for our Friends at Corner Kitchen! On Wednesday, some of our friends from Corner Kitchen joined our companions in the kitchen! We’re so grateful for this partnership and for all the work they put into preparing a meal for…

Sermon by Pastor Seth – January 31, 2024

Sermon by Pastor Seth – January 31, 2024

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Bless God and Grieve By Pastor Seth Perhaps one of the most controversial books of the Hebrew Scriptures, the book of Job is anything but straightforward. A family man from a foreign land called Uz, we are introduced to Job…

Veterans Resources

Veterans Resources

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Veterans Guide is an online resource dedicated to providing free support and valuable information for veterans. Whether you’re a veteran looking for benefits information, educational opportunities, job resources, or mental health support, or a family member seeking ways to assist and…

Different and the Same – News for January 26, 2024

Different and the Same – News for January 26, 2024

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Join Us Sunday, February 4th As we grieve the end of the Sunday Downtown Welcome Table and worship, we also excitedly anticipate what’s to come! We hope you’ll join us at the table for the last breakfast on February 4th…

Celebrating 10 years – News for January 19, 2024

Celebrating 10 years – News for January 19, 2024

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Haywood Street at the MLK Prayer Breakfast Haywood Street Congregation and Haywood Street Community Development Board members attended Saturday’s MLK Prayer Breakfast. We are proud to support the work of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe…

News for January 12, 2024 – A Haywood Street Story

News for January 12, 2024 – A Haywood Street Story

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Building Closed for MLK Day In recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the building will be closed this Monday. We’ll see you on Tuesday!

A Haywood Street Story

A Haywood Street Story

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A Haywood Street Story By Linda M. It was a very cold and windy March Wednesday morning when I made my way to Haywood Street to what had been known for many years as the Haywood United Methodist Church. The…

Prayerful Expectation – News for January 5, 2024

Prayerful Expectation – News for January 5, 2024

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Changes Coming to the Sunday Downtown Welcome Table This week, Pastor Brian and staff shared with our community the difficult decision to end the Sunday Downtown Welcome Table and worship service. We understand that there will be mourning and confusion around…

Message from Pastor Brian – January 4, 2024

Message from Pastor Brian – January 4, 2024

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Dear Haywood St. Family, After long bouts of prayer and restless nights of discernment, Haywood Street has decided to end the Sunday Downtown Welcome Table and worship service. The last Sunday of ministry will be February 4th, 2024. A multitude…

Weekend Meal Resources

Weekend Meal Resources

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Begotten in Us – News for December 29, 2023

Begotten in Us – News for December 29, 2023

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Looking for Prep Companions this Saturday, December 30th! Join the fun in the kitchen and dining room this Saturday to help us prepare for Sunday Morning’s Breakfast. You can sign up on the sign-up sheet HERE!

Sermon by Pastor Brian – December 24, 2023

Sermon by Pastor Brian – December 24, 2023

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“But I haven’t had my first period,” Mary must have muttered to herself just beyond the earshot of her heavenly visitor. “How can a child- I’m only twelve- care for another child?” “What about a debutant preening down in Jerusalem…

Forgive and Not Forget – News for December 22, 2023

Forgive and Not Forget – News for December 22, 2023

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Christmas Eve Service We hope you’ll join us for worship this Sunday for our Christmas service at 11:00 a.m. And be sure to let the kids know that Santa will be making an appearance!

God’s Butterfly – News for December 15, 2023

God’s Butterfly – News for December 15, 2023

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Gifts of Haywood Street Looking for a holiday gift idea? How about giving a bit of Haywood Street? You can purchase a Haywood Street t-shirt and hat in our online store or come drop by and purchase one in person. You can also…

Sermon by Pastor Seth – December 12, 2023

Sermon by Pastor Seth – December 12, 2023

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Forgive and not Forget Acts 9:10-19 The corners of his mouth turn upward into a slight smile as he gazes down upon the lifeless body of Stephen, a disciple of the so called Christ. With morose satisfaction, Saul steps over…

The Road to Bethlehem – News for December 8, 2023

The Road to Bethlehem – News for December 8, 2023

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Children’s Christmas Service December 10th Join us at 11:00 a.m. on December 10th for our Children’s Christmas Service! Children are invited to learn the songs in advance here, and are welcome to participate on Sunday! Contact Pastor Jody with any questions.

Sermon by Pastor Brian – December 3rd & 6th, 2023

Sermon by Pastor Brian – December 3rd & 6th, 2023

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The Road to Bethlehem Not all roads lead to Bethlehem. I-85 west of Charlotte is snarled at the McAdenville exit- “Christmas Town USA,”- a drive-thru of ornately decorated homes. Off McDowell Street, tourists pay one hundred and twenty-five dollars to…

Explicit Hope: Norma’s Story – News for December 1, 2023

Explicit Hope: Norma’s Story – News for December 1, 2023

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Companion Orientation December 4th The next Companion Orientation is at 5:00 on Monday, December 4th. Please invite any friends, family members, or colleagues that you think would be interested in getting involved at Haywood Street. For any questions, contact Companion…

Finding Gratitude and Grace – News for November 24, 2023

Finding Gratitude and Grace – News for November 24, 2023

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Christmas Decorating on November 30th Join Pastor Jody on Thursday, November 30th to help decorate the tree and the sanctuary! We’ll meet in the sanctuary at 10:30 to get started. For any questions, reach out to Pastor Jody.