Friends and Companions are invited to join partner church members
for our spring campus-wide workday. Together, we’ll organize the
clothing closet, work in the community gardens, deep clean the dining
room and paint. May 4, 8:30-noon. Dogs and kids are welcome, with
supervision. Hope to see you there!
Our gratitude goes out to Sodexo @ Warren Wilson for another
beautiful Sunday meal!
We are thrilled to hear that the chefs of Chow Chow will be preparing a
meal for the Welcome Table on Sunday, September 15! Click here to
learn about this exciting culinary event and consider purchasing your
tickets today!


1. The Haywood Street Community Residency is a wonderful opportunity for college students seeking a meaningful gap year, seminary candidates, or anyone seeking an opportunity to learn practical skills and theory for successful ministry WITH the poor. Click here and help us spread the word!

2. Join us for the next Art Talk! More…

3. The Asheville Street Feet Project foot clinics are now held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 11-2 in room 1.

4. The Peace Education Program has started again and all are welcome! 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:
Food prep & information sheet

Clothing Closet:
– Prep: 10-noon Tuesday and Thursdays
– Current needs: toilet paper, waterproof/resistant sandals, comfortable walking shoes

– Vegetable gardening with Joan: Wednesday 10-12 & Sunday 1-3 (remove invasive grass, clean pavement and edges, water plants, mulch paths, paint signs)

– Flower gardening with Robert Thursday 9-12
– Wishlist: 8 Double Knockout rose bushes, 10-20 bags of top soil. Contact Robert (828.424.4276) if you’d like to donate one of the items.

Campus Maintenance: 
– Come anytime on Mondays 6:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Big Pink Purse: May 7 @ 11:30 / women of Haywood Street needed as companions for this event / reach out to Hannah if you are able to help!

Make a gift to Haywood St.


Most times, Haywood Street is a place where I feel inspired, hopeful…exposed to the best of humanity and served a distillation of God’s love that needs no chaser.

There are times though too, when it just feels hard to be there. For me, these times are when drug and alcohol use are inordinately high, when our friends’ housing placements keep falling through, when prayer-time is filled with so much disease, dysfunction and destruction that my shaker ends up feeling like a bottle of bricks.

A couple weeks ago, I was attending a support group where the topic of the evening was the “gift of desperation”. The first person to speak, pointed out that the acronym for Gift ODesperation is GOD. The second, third, twenty-fifth and thirty-second person shared incredible stories about their moments of desperation. These folks owed their lives to various shapes of dark holes, to sick and tired of being sick and tired times. What had appeared to be the end to those on the outside, was really a knock ’em down, drag ’em out, spiritual bar fight to a new beginning.

This conversation has carried me for weeks now — reminding me God’s work is happening, that her timing is impeccable, that when we witness desperation, we may just be witnessing the pull of string, the picking at tape, the holy mess of a gift being opened.

For more faces & stories from our Congregation, click here.