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Downtown Welcome Table!
We are thrilled to announce that The Haywood Street Fresco is officially
underway! The steel frame is in place and the plaster process will begin
in just a couple of weeks. Follow along on
Wednesday was the last day in the garden for 2018. We are in such
gratitude for the leadership of Steve Frowine and all those who
contributed to the growth of 1,500 pounds of produce this year!
A beautiful Welcome Table meal by Ambrozia this week, topped off with
fudge brownies by new partner chef Karen Donatelli!



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

2. New Journey Group will meet bi-monthly, Tuesdays from 12-1 in the Hospitality Room (beginning Tuesday, November 13).

3. Haywood Street is in the Holiday Parade! If you want to help decorate our float, please arrive in the Haywood Street parking lot at 9:00 am, Saturday November 17.

4. Join in on the Angel Tree Project!

5. The Haywood Street shuttle will run through the end of November at which point we will look into alternate transportation/parking options. Suggestions always welcome.



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].

 On Tuesday, November 27, The Steady Collective will host a training for all Companions. We will meet in the at 6:00  pm. Training is to help us recognize an overdose, know how to use Narcan, and other related topics.

Note: ALL Companions–Deck the Halls will be held the week of December 1st. More details to come.

Welcome Table:
Thanksgiving prep will be November 19th and 20th 9am-2pm

Please let Hannah know if you will be able to be a Companion for our Thanksgiving Banquet on November 21.

Clothing Closet:
Current needs: winter clothing — men’s and women’s winter gear, warm boots and socks, blankets and sleeping bags 

Prep 10-12 Tues/Thurs

Respite: meal sign-up can be found here

Special thanks to French Broad Chocolates for hosting our Companion Appreciation event! 


Make a gift to Haywood St.


As Robert says at every worship service, “Here at Haywood we are all family.” And that welcome extends to our four-legged family members as well. Just ask Sandy!

Sandy rescued a dog on the streets, although many of us with rescued critters are never quite sure who rescued who… and four days later she had four sweet, sweet puppies. Sandy had no idea she was rescuing FIVE!  Gidget was the runt of the littler and immediately won Sandy’s heart. Sandy found great homes for the others, and Gidget settled into the family camper.

Sandy’s eyes light up when she talks about Gidget! Haywood is a “critter-friendly” place, welcoming our furry companions who are so important to us. This was Gidget’s first visit to Haywood (hopefully there will be many more!), but you have probably met her sister, Shadow, who often brings her three young human companions with her. We learn so much from our four-legged friends… unconditional love, and the gift of living in the present. They share our joys and they hear our confessions. They teach us how to greet one another and be with one another, using the canine version of the Namaste bow…a giant tail wag. Wouldn’t we all do better to wag more and bark less!


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