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A Love that Offers Hope–Updates for the Week of August 8, 2022
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET UPDATES: REMINDER:  Beginning this Wednesday, the Wednesday Downtown Welcome Table will go from 10:00-11:30 am. The hope is that this shift will allow companions and staff who want to attend worship at 12:30 have enough time to clean and transition upstairs. The Street Dog Coalition will be back on campus Sunday, August 28th, from 9-12. This...
Connecting the Sacred and Sports–Updates for the Week of August 1, 2022
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET Updates:   The Golf for Awareness registration is open! This annual fundraising event benefits the Downtown Welcome Table and Respite, supporting those struggling with poverty and/or homelessness. The event will be held at the Asheville Municipal Golf Course on September 16th.  Register Here! The Respite patio renovation has begun! Robert is inviting...
July 31, 2022–Eulogy for Eric Laurilla
Born in Washington D.C., Eric James Laurilla was the eldest of three. Reared in the northern Virginia suburbs, his veins coursed with Finnish blood and alcoholic genes. By day, he was a street baller; by night, a protective big brother; in between, a restless wanderer most at home in the wilds of creation. When Eric...
When Differences Fade–Updates for the Week of July 25, 2022
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET UPDATES: The most important aspect of ministry here at Haywood Street is to put “relationship above all else.” This is what makes Haywood Street what it is–taking the time to sit with each other, know each other, and love each other. The Welcome Table doesn’t happen without companions who help prepare...
Inviting Sacred Encounters–Updates for the Week of July 18, 2022
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET Updates: Thank you to Red Door for showing up and helping to make the Haywood Street campus look so good. We’re so grateful for all of our partners who are willing to work beside us on these projects. Here’s a heads up that a time change is coming to the Wednesday...
July 20, 2022 Sermon by Pastor Brian
The Rebuke of Martha Without women, Christianity doesn’t exist. She consented to the Messiah’s birth, refused to abandon Jesus after his arrest, stood below him in the shadow of the cross, brought spices on Easter morning to anoint the body, shared the Good News of the tomb being empty, started the first welfare program, and...
Finding My Way–Updates for the Week of July 11, 2022
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET UPDATES: Pastoral intern, Grace, shared the message this Wednesday at our worship service. To read the whole sermon and see previous ones, click here. Thank you to all whole came out on Monday evening for the community screening of Theirs is the Kingdom! It was a fun time to watch it together...
Sermon by Pastor Grace
Ecclesiastes 1:1-10, 4:1-3 The Old Testament wisdom book, Ecclesiastes, is like a chaos anthology—a collection of poems, stories, and wisdom sayings for when life feels upside down. The author—who calls himself ‘The Teacher,’ or Qoheleth— detects no discernible order to creation. He observes injustice and oppression, sees the righteous receive the same fate as the...
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