Please feel invited to join in celebration with us this Easter Sunday!
– Easter meal served between 8:30-10:00
– Easter egg hunt at 10:45
– Outdoor worship at 11:00
(While many in our community are now vaccinated, we will continue to require masks and social distancing)

We thank everyone who helped with our first campus clean-up event of the season! Please let Hannah know if you’d like to be involved with any of the following:

9 AM – 12 PM – Monday, April 5 – Campus and property clean up
9 AM – 12 PM – Tuesday, April 6 – Garden/Property Maintenance
9 AM – 12 PM – Wednesday, April 7 – 1st official Garden workday


1. Recovery meetings

2. We have not yet filled the Community Resident position for the June 2021 – May 2022 program year and are inviting young people seeking a transformative gap year experience to consider applying. Learn more about the Community Resident opportunity and other current employment opportunities with Haywood Street Congregation HERE.

3. Our Amazon Wishlist has been updated! Donations of these items go directly to our unhoused Friends and those healing at Respite.


1. Saturday, April 3 — 8:30 AM: Holy Saturday Hike at Rattlesnake lodge. Meet at the church and we will caravan/carpool from there. Contact Father Mike for further information.

2. If you are helping with Easter Sunday activities, please park off-campus unless you are utilizing one of our handicap spaces.

3. If you are able to begin helping with Wednesday meal service, please let Hannah know.


Henry Lytle is a 10th grade student at Christ School in Arden, NC. During the Fall of his Sophomore year, he was selected to attend The Alzar School in Cascade, ID. This is a one semester program for highschool sophomores and juniors based on outdoor skills and leadership. Students take regular honors and AP classes while they live in yurts in Idaho, spend weeks in the wilderness camping, kayaking and climbing, and participate in multiple service projects during their time there.

As part of a leadership class that Henry took, he was asked to design and create a service project. He began working with Haywood Street last Fall, in the hopes that he would be able to organize donations that would be beneficial. The contacts at Haywood Street suggested that he consider a clothing and outdoor gear drive, which is what he did.

He returned to Asheville in December and is now finishing his Sophomore year at Christ School. Since he is an Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 91 in Asheville, he was able to organize volunteer scouts through Troop 91 to help him with obtaining and sorting donations. He held the clothing and outdoor gear drive on Saturday, March 20. He communicated through social media and texts to neighbors and friends, asking for donations to help Haywood Street.

On March 20, he was able to procure 28 bags of clothing, 4 sleeping bags, 10 pairs of shoes, 2 backpacks, and additional cash donations, which he used to purchase additional items such as underwear and t-shirts. Henry brought all the donated items to Haywood Street on Mar 27. He is very grateful to Haywood Street Congregation for working with him to complete the project, and happy that he could provide some much needed assistance to the community.