News and Updates

November 18, 2022


To everyone know helped and participated in the Miss Mary's Meatloaf event, we thank you for your time, support, and participation!

If you haven't yet seen it, watch the video that was created for the event here!

Did You Know...

That required minimum distribution (RMD) gifts made directly to a charity are qualified charitable distributions?

RMD contributions are not taxed (up to $100,000), offering tax-savings while doing good. Gifts to Haywood Street Congregation and Haywood Street Community Development are tax-deductible according to IRS rules. Please consider us in your year-end giving.

For more information, contact Lorili at 828-575-2477 x 109. Thank you!

Haywood Street WILL NOT Participate in Holiday Parade

Due to several staff members being sick, we have made the decision to NOT participate in the parade on Saturday. We apologize for the late notice. If you happen to know people who were planning on meeting us, please let them know!

Holiday Feast


The Thanksgiving Holiday feast is this Wednesday, November 23rd! Come by between 10 am and 12pm to share a meal with us.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Companion Corner


  • Mark your calendars for November 21st and December 19thThese will be extra kitchen prep days to get ready for our holiday meals! There will be sign ups closer to the date. 

  • Companion Orientation December 5th. We will meet in the sanctuary at 5:00pm. Invite your friends or family to attend!

  • Companion Care Crew- The Companion Care Crew is made up of Companions at Haywood Street Congregation who have the time, energy, and a sense of call to support Haywood Street’s ministries and Companions. If you'd like to join, let Katlyn know & look out for our next meeting time! 


  • Please make sure to check the sign up sheet each week and update it based on your availability or let Katlyn know if you will not be here. This lets us know if we will have the coverage we need each week.
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Haywood Street in Photos

Just a typical Mercy League Meeting!

Buncombe County Health and Human Services was here Wednesday putting on a vaccine clinic. Thanks for taking care of our community!

Thank you to all who showed up at the art show to support our friends!

Weekly Ministry Opportunities:


Sundays at 11:00 and Wednesdays at 12:30 in the sanctuary

Tuesday Prayer Group:12:00 in the sanctuary. Gather for a time of communal prayer 


Thursday Card Making: Group - 10:00am in Room 1 (off the main lobby) - Gather together to make cards for our community and friends in prison or in the hospital. 

Clothing Resources

Click below to see the list the places in the community to donate clothes and to find free clothes.

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Fresco Viewing Hours:

Sundays 9-12 

Monday-Thursday 10-2

By appointment, contact April at [email protected]

Ways to Give

Your gift ensures that there is always enough, and room for everyone, at the many welcoming tables of Haywood Street. 


"One Word" from Community Paramedic,

Justin Pritchard

Earlier this fall, Lead Storyteller, Melanee, went around asking friends, companions, and partners organizations to describe Haywood Street in one word. Over the next couple of weeks, we'll share some of the responses we received from you all.

To kick things off, we have Community Paramedic and close friend of Haywood Street, JP, to share his word that best describes Haywood Street:

"There are so many words that can be used to describe Haywood St. Congregation. The walls of that church and the surrounding space gives respite to so many struggling through this world each and every day. So, when asked to describe such a sacred establishment filled with stewards of this community that hold space without consequence to self each and every day for love, kindness, equity…honestly the list goes on.

I think of a unique word to describe the overwhelming spirit felt each and every time I walk through the doors of that building and into the embrace of acceptance and family. I think of a friend that I met in the blink of an eye in a place I did not know at the time as I was in Maryland training. The bonds I made with the other medics there over the two weeks of training were fast and have lasted long after that brief two-week class. A friend I have maintained and still keep in contact with loved using this word and we laughed every time, honestly, I was not sure even what it meant until I took the time to google it a few months back, assured in my head that I would never use it in context. Today presents that opportunity, however….

Indubitably: adverb of indubitable; indubitable meaning impossible to doubt, unquestionable.

The presence of God and mercy at Haywood St. Congregation is indubitably with you the moment you step on the sacred grounds of this pillar of our community. A beacon of hope and kindness for the weak and weary, sanctuary for the lost, and a voice for the unheard; at Haywood, everyone matters, everyone is family."


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A witness to include the most excluded, Haywood Street not only welcomes every child of God–especially sisters and brothers of every mental illness and physical disability, addiction and diagnosis, living condition and employment status, gender identity and sexual orientation, class, color, and creed–but we celebrate your presence, certain that the kingdom of God is coming closer because you are here.