WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET:
Have you tried the Haywood Street ice cream bar? Wednesdays have gotten a whole lot sweeter!
Click here to view this week’s Facebook Live panel discussion on the fresco and “Theirs Is The Kingdom” documentary!
Haywood Street softball season has begun and YOU are invited!
- June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29
- Reeves Chapel: 225 Sardis Road, Asheville 28806
- Meal provided
- Meet us there or get a ride in the van. We will depart at 5:30 from the Haywood Street parking lot and return around 9:00
2. A memorial service will be held for Nancy Bennet, Wednesday 6/16 at 12:30. All are welcomed to attend.
3. Outdoor Worship: Wednesdays at 12:30 in the parking lot beneath the big white tent. Please join!
1. Next Companion Orientation: Sunday, June 13 @ 11:00 AM. Online registration is available here.
2. Sign up to provide a meal for Respite here!
A HAYWOOD STREET INTRODUCTION TO: MADELYN & MEAGAN (HSC’S SUMMER SEMINARIAN INTERNS)
The way love exists in various contexts is, and always has been, curious to me. Before June 1, I’d never set foot on Haywood Street’s campus—or even put a toe in North Carolina for that matter—but I had heard heartfelt tales of the wondrous love that exists at this holy place. Coupled with prior experiences in unhoused ministry through which I identified how love exists even especially in moments of overwhelm, these stories of Haywood’s unabashed love, reckless inclusivity, and unconditional care are what brought me here. I’ve been here less than a week but have already observed and experienced a love like no other with this beloved community of individuals. I am so excited to spend a whole summer learning about this curious variety of love.
The mission guiding Haywood Street to continuously invite those who are almost always left out and overlooked into loving community has been transformational for me to witness and participate in. I am thankful to return to the Haywood Street community because the experiences I gain participating in ministry at Haywood are more influential to me than anything I can learn in a classroom at seminary. I have learned the potential a shared meal has to turn strangers into friends and the power of a community of people exclaiming the ultimate affirmation of human dignity. Whose child are you? God’s child!