D7K_0542a96_Janet&Nicki_081915The prayer room renovation is complete!

Please join us in the sanctuary at Haywood Street Congregation on Tuesday, Sept 1 at 10 a.m. for the prayer chapel dedication. 

This Holy space

                       is a place

           of solitude and grace

in the midst of the chaos

                       which we embrace

            as the Spirit fills the hearts, minds, and souls of all who gather here

                                                                                             all God’s children.

— Carol Church


We are grateful to the many people whose gifts, inspiration, and efforts have made this dream a reality, particularly Carol Church and Crawford Murphy, for casting the vision for the project and for donating professional services including chapel design, trinity stained glass window design, wall art graphic design, and overall project coordination.
Thank you also to:

MDS10 pllc Architects:  Crawford Murphy and Michael DeVere ~ Chapel design

Griffin Realty and Construction Enterprises (GRACE):  Ward Griffin ~ Materials and construction labor

GRACE:  David Welsh and Justin Long ~ Construction and altar cross

Robert Lock Studio:  Robert Lock ~ Altar, kneeler, coffee table wood & fabrication

Wilson’s Stained Glass Restoration:  James Wilson ~ Trinity stained glass window fabrication

Church Worx:  Gary Whitehead – Pew bench

Jim Good & Associates:  Jim Good ~ Chapel chairs

Asheville Youth Mission: Paint supplies and painting volunteers

Charlie Burns:  Demolition and construction; Chapel door plaque

Mike and Terry Beamer:  Area rug

Dewey Reece:  Demolition and construction

Emily Bentley:  Coordination of volunteers

Rev. Brian Combs and Rev. Darryl Dayson:  Spiritual support

Central UMC:  Permission to renovate the room

Al who donated worship items:

  • Carol Church and Crawford Murphy ~communion plate, anointing vessel, candle stand
  • Nicki Peresich ~brass candlesticks; Order of St. Luke ~ prayer squares
  • Marilyn Cook, Betty Parks and other members of the CUMC Prayer Shawl Ministry ~ prayer shawls
  • HSC Companions ~ books, Bibles, video and audio tapes for chapel library
  • Fred Galloway of Crosses for Christ ~ wooden crosses
  • Mike Kubicek ~ Prayer request box

And for their inspiration, prayers, patience, and guidance on design and use of room, these currently active prayer ministers:

Carol Church, Team Leader

Avery Parker, Team Leader

Betty Andrews

Travis “Trai” Brackins

Terry Beamer

Karen Cavagnini

Janet Edwards

Mike Kubicek

Patty Martin

Stephen Mobley

Rachel Rose Pope

Finally, for all in the Haywood Street Congregation who have helped fill this space with the Holy Spirit by their prayers, presence, gifts, love, and gratitude, thank you and thanks be to God.  Amen