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Welcome!

We value relationship and community above everything else. We are glad you have chosen to bring the best gift you can offer: your presence. You may wish to check out our weekly schedule, parking map, and answers to frequently asked questions as you plan your visit.

Weekly Schedule

 

MONDAY

Building open 7 am – 2 pm

Fresco viewing 10 am – 2 pm

Serenity Service AA 5:30 pm in the Hospitality Room

 

TUESDAY

Building open 7 am – 2 pm

Holy Ground Keepers 8:30 am – 10:00 am meet in parking lot

Garden work time 9 am – 12 pm

Downtown Welcome Table prep 9 am – 12 pm

Fresco viewing 10 am – 2 pm

Prayer Group at 12:30 in Room 1

Healing Through Harm Reduction at 1:00 pm in room 4

Serenity Service AA 5:30 pm in the Hospitality Room

Men’s AA meeting at 7 pm

 

WEDNESDAY

Building open 7 am – 2 pm

Acupuncture at 9 am in Room 1

Housing Huddle in the Sanctuary from 10 am to 11am

Haircuts from 10:00 – 12 am in room 2

Fresco viewing 10 am – 2 pm

Community Paramedics on site from 10 am – 2 pm

Downtown Welcome Table lunch from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Worship at 12:30 pm

Serenity Service AA 5:30 pm in the Hospitality Room

 

THURSDAY

Building open 7 am – 2 pm

Garden work time 9 am – 12 pm

Card Making at 10:00 – 12:00 pm in Respite kitchen

Fresco viewing 10 am – 2 pm

Downtown Welcome Table prep 10 am – 12 pm

Serenity Service AA 5:30 pm in the Hospitality Room

Healing Through Harm Reduction at 1:00 pm in room 4

 

BUILDING CLOSED: FRIDAY – SUNDAY

With the exception of AA Groups: Friday & Saturday at 5:30 pm and Men’s AA Saturday at 9:15 am, both in the Hospitality Room)

 

 

 

 

 

Haywood Street Congregation and Downtown Welcome Table

 

 

Information for Visiting Groups

Group Visits and Tours

If we are expecting you we can do a better job of making sure your group feels welcome and has a good understanding of what goes on here. It also helps us to know how many groups are visiting each week so that we can manage the flow and prepare enough food.

Whether you want to join us for lunch, attend or participate in worship, or volunteer and serve in some way, our staff will work with you for the best possible experience for your group!

  • If your group is simply coming to participate, please send a message to our general mailbox HaywoodStreet@HaywoodStreet.org letting us know roughly how many and when you’re coming.
  • If your group is interested in coming to serve in some way, please contact Tiffany at tiffany@haywoodstreet.org.
  • If your group is interested in a fresco tour, please contact April at april@haywoodstreet.org.

 

 

Downtown Welcome Table at Haywood St. Asheville

Parking Options
  1. West Haywood St. – Drive South on Clingman from our stoplight, then turn right onto Hilliard and right again onto W. Haywood.  There are 13 spots on the street (no meters); 11 spots in Boy Scout lot (we can use the back row next to the orange & white cell tower). It is just a short walk along the sidewalk crossing Patton Ave. to get to the church.
  2. Pearl St. — On-street parking available. Turn off Patton Ave., across from Firestone and adjacent to “The Patton” apartments.
  3. Clingman Ave. There are quite a few free parking spaces along Clingman Ave. heading down towards the River Arts District from our corner. Plan for an uphill walk.

Thank you for reserving our small lot for first-time visitors and those with mobility limitations.

Safety Considerations

Because the United Methodist Church takes so seriously Jesus’s call to welcome the children, many local congregations have become “Safe Sanctuaries” certified. This designation requires buddy systems, volunteer screenings, and other comprehensive measures intended to reduce risk and protect children.

For congregations committed to nurseries and youth groups and the overall Christian formation of minors, certification is appropriate. Haywood Street, however, is a mission primarily among mentally ill, addicted, and unhoused adults. Many of our street sisters and brothers have been incarcerated, carry lengthy criminal records, and survive with limited freedoms. It is our deepest calling to be a Church on the furthest edges of the kingdom. For these reasons, we are not a Safe Sanctuaries certified ministry.

Many parents, after prayer and discernment, after conversation and consultation, have chosen to involve their children at Haywood Street – to safely expose daughter and son to discipleship in the raw, to subvert a society of fear, to embrace the fullest expression of the beloved community. They are able to do so by practicing parental supervision and diligence. If you feel called to include your child in what God is doing at Haywood Street, then we welcome and invite you to do the same!