Wow! What a gift from the Camp Tekoa. These funds were raised by
young campers who chose to donate the remainder of their account
money at the end of their stay. [pictured: Dave Holland and Jennifer
Bingham Hampton of Sunrise UMC in Lewisville].
Thanks to Sunburst Trout Farms, we were able to serve up 200 pounds
of fresh, local, delicious trout at the Wednesday Downtown Welcome
Table. We give thanks for this incredibly generous donation.
Just days away! Although tickets will be sold day of, you can still purchase
them in advance. Click here for online ticket sales and to learn more about
our complimentary trolly option to get you to and from the event!
Tonight only! Read all about it here and we do hope you’ll come out for
this incredible show.


1. Click HERE for details on nearby parking and our Wednesday shuttle option.
   *Pick-up/drop off location is now the Westgate Earthfare

2. Golf for Awareness will take place Friday, Sept 21. More…

3.  “Belonging to God” — Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 8/8/18


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].

*Hannah will be out of town for the coming two weeks. All extra help on Wednesdays and Sundays will be greatly appreciated.

Clothing Closet:
The bin has arrived at Grace Covenant Presbyterian it is ready to receive donations. Biggest needs: men’s clothing, t-shirts & underwear.

We are in need of folks to prepare the Respite meal during the month of August. Click here to sign up.

Megan is updating our list of companions available to help with maintenance projects. If you are interested in being on this list please email her at megan@haywoodstreet.org.

Make a gift to Haywood St.


A few days ago, I received a message from a friend that read. “…today I finally met my new(ish) neighbor, Eric, as he was on his way to Haywood Street to make the pineapple upside down cake. We sang your praises together.”

She went on to tell me that as she conversed with Eric, she kept staring at the tattoos on his forearms, knowing she had seen them somewhere. It occurred to her later that she had seen them via Haywood Street’s ‘Marks & Memoire’series, along with the story I’d been lucky enough to capture.

I suppose it just warmed my heart. Because the point of any good storytelling, in my opinion, is to make a constellation out of human experience; to play connect the dots; to realize the very few degrees of separation.

I continue to be in gratitude for the people who bleed onto my pages; for the ones who step up to the challenge of vulnerability. I am grateful for all the stories that keep me guessing at who this God character is, while simultaneously providing me with the unwavering knowledge that he is each and every one of us — tattooed, tattered, manicured and millionaire.


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