WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET:
Golf for Awareness is on! And while this well-loved event will play out a little differently this year, it is still going to be great (and it’s still for a great cause!) Learn more and register here!
Due to recent, positive tests within the community, we are encouraging everyone on campus to wear a mask when unable to practice adequate social distancing. It is our hope that Haywood Street Friends feel empowered, not forced, to wear PPE; that everyone has the ability and opportunity to utilize this protective measure. If you are able to make or donate masks, or if you know of individuals or companies who are currently making donations, please help spread the word that Haywood Street is in need!
As we work on re-imagining our worship services, we would love to have your input. Click here for a quick, online survey and please feel invited to respond, whether you’ve attended an online service or not. Thank you!
CURRENT WAYS TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY & OUR FRIENDS:
1. Make a meal for Friends staying in Respite. Click here to sign up!
2. Donation needs: backpacks, tampons, small & medium women’s and men’s underwear, toothbrushes and toothpaste, men’s shorts and pants, men’s shoes, belts, and hats.
NEW DROP OFF TIME: Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm
A HAYWOOD STREET REFLECTION BY: KALEB
I first came to Haywood Street as a sophomore in college, I decided to go on a fall break mission trip with my collegiate campus ministry at the time. I had no clue that I would end up at a place like Haywood. My first day on campus I met Robert and a few others. I ate at the welcome table on a Sunday and it wrecked my world. Everything that I grew up thinking about poverty and wealth was completely dismantled. The beauty of people gathering together at the round table was unlike anything I had ever experienced. The whole day seemed a little unreal to me because I had never felt God’s presence in the way I felt it that day. For the following two summers I came back to Asheville to work on staff for a summer camp called Carolina Cross Connection. CCC partners alongside Haywood Street to be in ministry with our community members during the summer months.
I always felt like I could call Haywood home, it has always meant a lot to me because of the relationships I have formed over the years. I love the way I can be my true self here and live into who God has called me to be. Haywood is a place where anyone can come and encounter Jesus on any given day. This place holds a special place in my heart which is why I decided to come back and serve as the community resident for this year. I will be assisting with the downtown welcome table as well as attending to any needs of our community. I hope to learn a lot in this upcoming year. I pray that I learn more about myself, grow spiritually, as well as learn how to do ministry with people who are unhoused. In the fall of 2021 I will begin pursuing my Masters of Divinity at either Duke Divinity School or Candler School of Theology.