News and Updates

December 15, 2023

Christmas Feast December 20th


The Christmas feast at the Downtown Welcome Table this Wednesday, December 20th, from 10 am - 12 pm! Bring your friends and family to celebrate with us!

Habitat for Humanity Work Day December 21st


The next Habitat for Humanity work is this Thursday, December 21st. We'll meet in the Haywood Street parking lot around 7:45 and carpool to the work site together.

 

If you have any questions, reach out to Pastor Seth.

Christmas Meal Prep Days this Week


Wednesday, December 20th, is the holiday Christmas Feast, and companions, family, and friends are all welcome to join in the festivities. That can include jumping into the fun and helping out as well as just coming to be in relationship and share a delicious meal with our community.


Companion Opportunities are listed below. Please SIGN UP if you plan on coming, including any friends or family who will be joining you.


Monday, December 18 - Holiday Meal Prep 9:00 am-2:00 pm


Tuesday, December 19 - Holiday Meal Prep & Dining Room Set Up 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Wednesday, December 20 - Holiday Meal - Check sign-up for shifts. Special Call for dish room companions, greeters, and clean-up companions.

Gifts of Haywood Street


Looking for a holiday gift idea? How about giving a bit of Haywood Street?

You can purchase a Haywood Street t-shirt and hat in our online store or come drop by and purchase one in person.


You can also give a contribution in honor of someone. The honoree will receive a card featuring the Haywood Street Fresco. It’s perfect for that hard to shop for person. 


Find more information on ways to give HERE, or contact Laura for more details.

Public Health Mobile Clinic


The Public Health Mobile Team will be back at Haywood Street this Wednesday, December 20th from 10 am-2 pm.

 

The vaccines included will be COVID, Flu, MPOX, Hep A & B, Tetanus, and Shingles. The team will also work with folks to connect them to other county resources and clinical services. 

On-going opportunities to participate at the Welcome Table:


  • Have a meal! - Join us on Sunday or Wednesday to enjoy a meal with our community!


  • Dining Room Clean Up - As always, clean up is one of the places that we need companion support. We promise to make it fun! On Sundays, we need companions from 10:00-12:00, and on Wednesdays from 12:00-2:00


  • Kitchen Clean-Up - On Sundays from 10:00-12:00 and Wednesdays from 12:00-2:00, we would love for a couple of companions to help us clean up the kitchen and help serve the folks who come in during that time for a meal. You can sign up for this role on the sign-up sheet below!
Sign Up

Haywood Street in Photos

When seeing the crew mulching on Wednesday, William stepped in and offered to help load and transport the wheelbarrows with them.


Haywood Street is at its best when everyone works together--the housed and the unhoused, the affluent and those without. When these opportunities are open, stereotypes are challenged, and relationships are built!

One of Haywood Street's fundamental values is that every person is welcome. During worship on Wednesday, Pastor Seth set a beautiful example of what it looks like to not only welcome someone but also delight in their presence--even when it's a couple of children asking to be held during your sermon!

We're so grateful for the support we receive from both individuals and local small businesses! This Wednesday, the talented group of women from Nuthatch Garden Services dedicated their entire day to working in the gardens and doing other projects around campus. Thank you for your care and commitment to this community!

Weekly Ministry Opportunities:


Worship:

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


Tuesday Haywood Street Holy Ground Keepers:

8:30 a.m. in the parking lot. Walk the grounds of the church campus and our local neighborhood, cleaning up along the way.


Tuesday Prayer Group: 12:30 p.m. in Room 6. Gather for a time of communal prayer.

 

Wednesday Art Ministry: 8:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Join us for a time of fellowship, prayer, and art-making.


Thursday Card Making: 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Gather together to make cards for our community and friends in prison or in the hospital. 

Weekly Sermons


Read each week's sermon and previous sermons on the sermons page of the website.

Community Resources


Click below to see a list of places in the community to donate and find clothes, and when recovery meetings are held.

Click Here

Fresco Viewing Hours:


Sundays 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.


By appointment, contact April at april@haywoodstreet.org.

POEM

Pain

By Gina, God's Butterfly

My pains and aches are very hard to deal with, my Lovies,

but the sadness in eyes hurts my heart to see. 

I don't know where my journey is headed,

but I'm on this ride with my Lord for eternity.

Sometimes I struggle with all kinds of pain,

and I choose the wrong way of fixing this ugly,

but my Lord sees and hears my long-lasting cries, 

that when I go and drop to my knees,

I surrender all myself to him and only him, 

for I get pleasure of being His child.

I will rise back up every time I may fall. 

For I'm thankful, my Lord and I have reconciled.

He never gave up on me and he never will.

God's always there to help you through it all.

He’s never late and always on time.

All you got to do is look up and give Him a call.

Also before I go, be thankful for everything,

even all the good and even the bad.

Cause if you think you're nothing and always wrong,

God will reunite you with the love you never had.



~Gina, God's Butterfly~

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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.