The rains held off and the annual Haywood Street Garden Party was a
success! We give thanks to the many planners, helping hands, and
attendees. We also wish to express our gratitude for the participation of
 Sow True SeedBounty & Soul and Lotus Urban Farm & Garden Supply.
We are in such gratitude for Quality Linen Service’s commitment to the
Downtown Welcome Table. This local, family-owned company is now
donating their time, skills and equipment to the laundering of all linens
used for our weekly meals.
This Wednesday brought a whole lot of love and delicious Spanish
cuisine from partner restaurants, Curate and The Nightbell. Curate holds
the distinct honor of being the first restaurant to partner with the
Welcome Table and it has been an absolute joy to grow into relationship
with this phenomenal cast and crew.


1. Click HERE for details on nearby parking and our new Wednesday shuttle option.

2. Registration is now open for our third annual “Ministry WITH” experiential training event, August 29 – 31More…

3. Golf for Awareness registration is now open! More…

4. Haywood Street merchandise can now be purchased here!

5. “Insignificant Ministries” — Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 6/13/18


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].


Welcome Table:
Sunday: Prep @ 8AM,
Tuesday: Prep from 1-3
Wednesday: Kitchen open by 8AM

Wednesday seating times10:3011:1512:0012:45

Sunday seating times: 1:152:002:45 (If you are serving a table, please arrive between 12:45-1:00)

Clothing Closet:
Sunday: Prep 1-3:30, open to the Community 3:30-5:30
Tuesday: Prep 10-12
Wednesday: Open to the community 10:00-12:30
Thursday: Prep 10-12
Sunday: Open to the community 1:00-3:00

Prayer Ministry: 
Wednesday: 9-12
Sunday: 3-5

If you would like to bring a meal to the respite community, please email hannah@haywoodstreet.org to get on the schedule.

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Finding Clarity
  1. the quality of being clear, in particular.
To me, clarity means clear-minded and having peace of heart. So how do we find clarity? What a question. Often, I seriously joke that it is not in a whiskey bottle, pill bottle or loaded syringe…knowing this from my former lifestyle.

Lately, I’ve been questioning my sobriety. I guess some kind of funk only God knows. So, I’ve had to go back to the basics that God provided for me: prayer, daily devotion, lots of chess, talking to my friend Rick Bussey (a local pastor who is very near and dear to me), and of course, spending lots of time at Haywood Street. I thank God for these things He has provided for me to stay clean and sober every day. Without these things in my life, I have no idea where I would be.

I also continue to dedicate myself to working with the flowers and gardening. Most of all, I work on trying got be nice to everyone, which isn’t easy. All of these things, they are where I find my clarity.

So, I will close with a question: where do YOU find your clarity?

Thanks be to God,


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