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Companionship-Newsletter for September 30, 2022
News and Updates from Haywood Street The newsletter has a new design! To see this week’s news, c...
Returning to the Table–Updates for the Week of September 19, 2022
WELCOME TO HAYWOOD STREET UPDATES: Sunday worship service will be returning on October 2nd, at 11:00 am! We hope you can join that first Sunday of October as we have a blessing of the animals. Click to read the latest in Faces & Stories! On Thursday, the folks in Respite went on a fishing trip...
“Grief as Political Resistance” by Pastor Seth – September 21, 2022
It was a period of peace and prosperity. Though the Assyrians had risen to power in the Near East, they were ruled by a succession of relatively uninvolved kings that basically left the Mediterranean alone for the time being. It’s the 8th century BCE in the kingdom of Israel to the North and Judah to...
Faces & Stories – Meet Jason
Sometimes you meet someone and, at once, you’re reminded of how resilient people can be. That’s what I experienced when I met Jason for the first time. He was released from prison a few months ago after spending the last 24 years in a cell. At 47 years old and with his first smartphone, he’s...
“Love Liberated”–Sermon by Pastor Seth, September 14, 2022
Exodus 32:7-15 Impatient, forgetful, and terrified at the base of the mountain, the dusty clothed, wilderness-weary Israelites were tired of waiting for their leader, Moses, to return from his solo backpacking trip up Sinai. To ease the growing anxiety in the face of his absence, the people misguidedly call for an idolatrous representation of the...
“Mercy, not Sacrifice”–Updates for the week of September 12, 2022
WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET UPDATES: Thank you to our friends at 12 Bones for joining us last Sunday and preparing a delicious breakfast! We’re grateful to have such supportive community partnerships. The Respite porch isn’t the only thing being updated at Haywood Street! To enhance our ability to accept and manage the generous contributions from...
Eulogy for Kornbred by Pastor Jody
There are not too many native Ashevillians among us But he was one Kim Arthur Bailey was born in Asheville on January 30, 1961 He told Brook that he was named after the main character in Rudyard Kiplin’gs “KIM”- a story about a man on a quest And he did indeed live up to his...
Eulogy for John Perry by Pastor Brian
Johnny Munroe Perry Aug. 18, 1957 – July 25, 2022 In Iredell County, outside of Statesville, beyond where the asphalt road gave way to the dirt path, Johnny Munroe Perry grew up on a working dairy farm. He was the youngest boy of six, raised on milk from the utter and watermelon from the patch....
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