Wednesday’s meal was off the charts–gourmet Italian, lovingly
prepared by Del Vecchio’s and new Welcome Table partner restaurant,
Chiesa! Remember, you can always write a ‘thank you’ to any of our
partners, at anytime, and help us spread that attitude of gratitude.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of long-time
Haywood Street friend, Melinda. Melinda was loved by many in our |
community. We pray for comfort for all those affected by this loss.
Haywood Street will host a memorial service in the coming weeks.
Baby Morgan has been Baptized! We give praise for this child of God
and rejoice in our commitment to support her as she grows and thrives!


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

2. Do you have a reflection on your mind? Email Brook to have your Haywood Street thoughts/feelings/experiences shared via this weekly newsletter.

3. “Judgmental Jesus” — sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 10/30/18


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].

Welcome Table:
Food prep & information sheet

Clothing Closet:
Current needs: Adult Diapers sizes S,M,L. We are transitioning summer clothes out with fall and winter wear on October 14. All winter donations are accepted at this time.

To sign up to provide a meal for the Respite community, click here!

Companion Appreciation Event: Saturday, October 27th 5-6 PM tour and tasting at french broad chocolate. RSVP to megan@haywoodstreet.org

Make a gift to Haywood St.


There’s something incredibly natural about the whole thing (being at Haywood Street). Maybe that’s because there’s no chance to be introverted, one doesn’t have to decide to engage with the community–It’s by God going to engage with you whether you like it or not.

I definitely made a friend in a guy with a guitar missing its high E string, with whom I harmonized on some songs after he’d eat and then came back out to the waiting area. His voice was hoarse and the room was loud and his speech was not clear, so I hardly understood a single word. At first, he didn’t realize I was a singer, so when he started playing “I’ll Fly Away” and “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”, my harmonies delighted him no end. One of the few things he said that I was able to understand was, “I like your harmonies, and I like you.” If I remember next week, I’ll try to bring some spare guitar strings for him, or whoever might need them.

There is something very deep happening here. Again, no words, not really…

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