A big thank you to the employees of New Belgium Brewing who spent a
portion of their company retreat week being in community with, and of
service to, Haywood Street. 
This is happening today so come on by!
All are welcome to attend these gatherings, held each Wednesday
through the end of November. It is not mandatory that you attend
every session, just come when you can!



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

2. A reminder that the Haywood Street Story Circle meets every Wednesday from 9 am – 10 am. This is a great way to build meaningful relationships and a strong sense of community!

3. We have two upcoming memorial services. Cynthia Pressley’s will be September 23rd during worship and Joe Self’s will be October 7 at 3:15. All are invited to attend.


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

Clothing Closet:
Current needs: diapers (size 5/6), men’s clothing, t-shirts & underwear 

Wanting to prepare a dinner for those in Respite? Click here to access Mealtrain!

Additional Need:
We are looking for a group of companions to start Tuesday Walmart commodity pick ups (11:15-noon). Please contact Hannah if you are interested in helping!

Make a gift to Haywood St.



Many, many gracious acts of kindness and compassion occur every day on this campus.  At times it seems that those with the least material goods to give are the ones who give the most.  An act of kindness observed….

A young many came to Haywood Street for the first time.  He was overwhelmed by the wonderful food and all of the acts of kindness.  The night before, someone had stolen his backpack and everything that he had.  Not only did he have an incredible meal, but he was able to shop at the clothes closet for something to wear.

A dear community member was talking with him about his situation.  He was grateful to find something to wear, although the pants he found were too big for him.  Our new friend was holding up his pants with his hand, saying that he wished he could have found a belt, but there weren’t any.  He was having a very hard time keeping his pants up!  Our old friend (who will remain unidentified because he would be embarrassed at the attention) immediately took his own belt off and gave it to the young man.  “This one’s pretty worn but you are welcome to have it.”  Our new friend was delighted as he put on the belt and walked away, hands free.

The shirt off your back, the belt off your pants.  Extravagant generosity.


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