This Wednesday, we honored the life our of beloved Friend, Nancy Bennett. Her Eulogy, written and delivered by Rev. Combs, is available here.

A big moment during this week’s worship service! Chef Dave went above and beyond to honor how far the Welcome Table has come. He took great care in celebrating the contributions of Kyle Allen (Haywood Street Friend and chef) who passed in 2019, and warmly welcomed our new Banquet Steward/Chef de Cuisine, Jinnia. Dave is assuming the title of Minister of Banquets and will continue to oversee our incredible and abundant Welcome Table ministry.


1. Recovery meetings

2. Outdoor Worship: Wednesdays at 12:30 in the parking lot beneath the big white tent. Please join!

3. The Haywood Street softball season has begun and you are invited to join! Games are at Reeves Chapel (225 Sardis Road) June 24, July1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29. Meet us there, or get a ride in the van. We depart at 5:30 from the Haywood Street parking lot and return around 9:00. Meal provided!


1. Sign up to provide a meal for Respite here!

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It was a pleasure to visit with Andrea Clark (pictured left) and her cousin Alli (pictured right) yesterday. Andrea is the granddaughter of James Vester Millerwho was an African American master brickmason responsible for building many of Asheville’s most remarkable historic buildings during the late 19th and early 20th century. Fresco artist Christopher Holt wanted to honor JVM’s legacy so he inscribed Miller’s initials on the tool bag portrayed in the fresco. We learned from Andrea that the front addition to the Haywood Street sanctuary was created by JVM in collaboration with Richard Sharp Smith. Andrea spoke of her grandfather’s generosity and the way he brought people together and how fitting it is that he is honored here at Haywood Street, known also for bringing people together for the sake of community and love for one another.

To learn more about JVM’s legacy check out this recent Mountain Xpress article. The kick off event for the James Vester Miller Historic Walking Trail this Saturday, June 19 (Juneteenth) at 1:00 p.m. at the former Young Men’s Institute Pharmacy on the corner of Eagle and South Market streets.