What an incredible WelcomeFEST! We give our thanks and gratitude for
every companion, food truck, musician and friend who made it a
memorable day.

For the month of JULY: Gift Yourself with a FRESCO LIVE LUNCH! Tuesdays
and Thursdays from 11am-1pm, spend your lunch hour in our pews, meet
the artists and witness the Haywood Street Fresco come to life!

TUESDAYS ONLY: Reserve a boxed lunch online with a $15 donation.
Click here for all the details!

At the altar table and around the dinner table, in the meeting room and
beside the picnic table, Haywood Street Congregation is thriving in part
because of its emphasis on authentic relationship and mutual service.
This workshop offers an opportunity to explore Haywood Street’s
organizational structure and examine best practices for sustainable
and transformational ministry WITH friends and communities on the

For additional information and online registration, click here.

Have a garden? This summer season we would love to adorn the tables
with flowers from you home! Drop off anytime on Tuesdays or
Wednesday mornings (in the dining room or outside the dining room


1. New Sunday schedule begins Sunday, June 30!
– Welcome Table meal: 8am-10am
– Clothing closet: 8am-10am
– Worship: 11 am

2. Haywood Street softball is underway. Come one, come all! More…

3. The final segment of the Peace Education Program is rescheduled for Wednesday, June 26 at 10:45 in the Haywood Street Sanctuary.

4. Imagine!: A Benefit for the Haywood Street Fresco. More…

5. We have multiple job openings with various start dates this summer. Please check out the new listings on our Employment web page.


For more information about any of the following, please contact Hannah, Haywood St. 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
– In need of summer items, water proof/resistant shoes, shorts, t-shirts, shorts, tanks, underwear

– Vegetable gardening with Joan: Wednesday 10-12 & Sunday 1-3
– Flower gardening with Robert Thursday 9-12

– Will be closed June 17 – June 27 while new floors are being installed.
– August dates are up on Mealtrain! Click here to access.

* We are hoping to put together a group of core companions who can commit to being at the first few weeks of the new Sunday model. Please let Hannah know if you can help on June 30.

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Hey there!

My name is Dustin and I am one of the ministry interns this summer at Haywood Street. I am just finishing up my first year of seminary at Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, GA. I have been connected to Haywood Street for a little over three years and could not be any more humbled and honored to have the opportunity to be with this community for another summer!

Though on paper I am here to learn to be a better pastor, caregiver, and church member, I have been quickly reminded of the ways in which Haywood Street affirms the simplicity of just being. Learning to say the right thing at the right time, knowing what Jesus did or didn’t say, and what the United Methodist Church has to say about ordination, is what I hear most often throughout the hallways of seminary. While my time at seminary has been important for my journey towards ordination in the UMC, and my own spiritual growth, Haywood Street has taught me lessons that no book or professor could ever teach me about Christianity. Showing up is enough, listening is enough, and affirming the voice of those around me is enough.

Again, I am so grateful to be with the community that let me listen to the way in which God has called me to ministry, the community that reminds me again and again why the Christian faith works for me, and the community that affirms everyone’s divine identity as a beloved child of God.

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