WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET:
Interested in joining the 2019 Welcoming WNC Procession? Learn more here and send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to participate. We’ll follow up with directions on when/where to meet.
1. Haywood Street Fresco & Final Phase September! More…
2. September 20: ‘Golf for Awareness’. Registration still open!
For more information about any of the following, please contact Hannah, Haywood St. Companion Coordinator, at email@example.com or 828.575.2477 [ext. 106].
Welcome Table: – Food prep & information sheet
Asheville Street Feet Clinic: looking for shoe donations (all sizes are great, but specifically we need women’s 7-10 and men’s 9-13)
Chow Chow: We are going to need extra companion help for the Chow Chow event on September 15 from 8-11. Please let me know if you are able to help on this day!
Golf for Awareness: We are in need of a few more companions on September 20, if you are interested in helping or getting more information please let me know.
A HAYWOOD STREET REFLECTION FROM: APRIL (HAYWOOD STREET’S NEW FRESCO HOST)
I’m a native of Asheville and have spent the last few years of my working life in church administration. Before that I worked for the Southern Highland Craft Guild promoting artists and helping market their work. When I read the job description for the Fresco Host my imagination was stirred and I was excited about the prospect of working in a place where art and faith intersect.
My first introduction to Haywood Street was attending a Good Friday service several years ago. I was moved by how so many people participated in worship and that the flow happened through an open invitation, not by something that had been predetermined. Who feels called to read scripture? Who would like to come forward and serve communion? I loved that the service was rooted in liturgy but held space for the unexpected. I’ll admit that, as I continued to come to worship when I could, sometimes the unexpected made me feel vulnerable and a little unsteady. I also realized that it was in that unsteadiness that I was most connected to the person on either side of me, in front of me and behind me.
I’ve learned that this thread of community runs through all the ministries at Haywood whether it be sharing a meal at the Welcome Table or pulling weeds in the garden. Now I see it beautifully revealed in the Fresco: in the models who embody, through their own stories, the kingdom of God, in the way artists work together with great talent and a commitment to their craft, in the many donors and volunteers who collaborate to share the vision with the world, and in the visitors who come with humble curiosity and a desire to know more.
Just as that first worship service I attended was filled with invitations, I see the Fresco as an invitation to experience art and the holiness of community.
For more faces & stories from our Congregation, click here.