October is bringing a number of new partner restaurants to the Downtown
Welcome Table. This week we were blessed to be in community with the
good folks from Tupelo Honey…and we’re still dreaming about that banana
New Holy Chaos hats are in! Supply is limited so get yours today!
You may always bring donations to the clothing closet on Tuesdays
from 10am-2pm and Sundays from 1-3pm. In addition, you’re invited to
use these offsite bins!


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.


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 and information sheet

Hannah will be out of town this Sunday, Oct. 14. Please come to serve as a companion if you are able!
Sunday – Blue Dream Curry
Wednesday – Bull and Beggar + Cuccino 24

Clothing Closet:
Current needs: mens and womens cool weather clothing and shoes, toiletries, toilet paper, feminine products.

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

Shuttle Reminder! If you haven’t tried the Wednesday shuttle (from Westgate Earthfare to Haywood Street and back) please give it a try!

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.


Over the past few weeks, I’ve had some version of this question asked by three different people: “What is hard about being a part of Haywood Street?” Each time I’ve responded, my answer has been different.

“It’s hard when my personal life overlaps with my Haywood Street life.”

“It’s hard to watch Haywood Street friends stuck in loops of self destruction.”

“It’s hard when the plans always change. That whole Holy Chaos thing.”

It’s true. Haywood Street can be a hard place to be. For everyone — companions, friends, visitors and staff. But if no one has to be here, why do we all keep coming back?

Quite simply, Haywood Street is home. It’s where we feel the rub of our differences within our unified, family of God. It is where we come together as brothers and sisters — to eat, to pray, and sometimes to duke it out.

I think we come back because we know this place is safe and we know we’re accepted…even on our worst days. Once we step on campus, we know we are loved. Unconditionally. And that’ll keep you coming back every time.

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