News and Updates

June 9, 2023

Memorial Service for David Johnston this Sunday

This Sunday, June 11th, we'll have a celebration of life service to remember our friend, David. We invite all who knew and loved David to join us at the 11:00 worship service to celebrate his life.

Habitat for Humanity Work Day Thursday


The next Habitat for Humanity work is this Thursday, June 15th. We'll meet in the Haywood Street parking lot around 7:30 and carpool to the work site together.


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

Buncombe County Public Health Here Wednesday


The Public Health Mobile Team will be back at Haywood Street on Wednesday, June 21st, 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. 

Companion Training June 22nd

Mark your calendars for a companion training at 5:00 pm on Thursday, June 22nd in the main dining room.

This training will focus on Harm Reduction, what it is, and how it helps address the needs of the folks in our community. In addition to a discussion focused on harm reduction, we will spend some time hearing from the Community Paramedics about what they do and how they are a part of our community.

Have a Firearm to Surrender?


“They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation; they will train for war no more. Everyone will sit under their own vine and fig tree. No one shall make them afraid.”


Haywood Street is proud to be in partnership with RAWtools, Inc. & to be a part of their Disarming Network!


This partnership allows us to safely disarm unwanted firearms and have them forged into tools that are then put to use in our community gardens.


To learn more, or if you are ready to have a firearm disabled and surrendered to Haywood Street, please contact April at

Community Room Calendar

Here's an updated weekly calendar for the community room (Rooms 3 &4). If you haven't had a chance to meet our Community Paramedic Team, be sure to stop by when they're on campus and say hi!

**Please note that we had added a second Harm Reduction Meeting on Thursdays at 3 pm!**

Download the calendar from our website HERE.

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!
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Haywood Street in Photos

A couple of our painters who helped out at our campus workday on Saturday!

Wendy's farewell from Respite this week. Saying goodbye to our friends from Respite is always bittersweet.

Leprechaun is one of the many talented and creative friends who come to Haywood Street.

Weekly Ministry Opportunities:


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

Tuesday Prayer Group: 12:00 in Room 6. Gather for a time of communal prayer.


Thursday Card Making:10:00 am in the dining room. Gather together to make cards for our community and friends in prison or in the hospital. 

Grief Support Group: Tuesdays from 11 am-12 pm in the community room. We’ll strive towards healing together through relationship with each other.

Weekly Sermons

Read each week's sermon and previous sermons on the stories and 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.

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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

Wear Orange Speech

Trent Lot, the former senate majority leader from Mississippi, recorded a video endorsement to arm toddlers. He said, "I support the Kinder Guardian program. We… would be wise to implement it… putting guns in the hands of… talented children or highly trained preschoolers." The best way to stop a bad guy "is a good kid with a gun."1


Despite the absurdity of a federal program passing out Glocks before circle time, what's even more ludicrous is Senator Lot's faith: he's a lifelong Baptist. And he's not alone. The largest demographic in the United States packing heat is white evangelical men.2 The same Christian Nationalists who make headlines by shouting the loudest.  

This co-opted gospel claims that James Madison, author of the 2nd Amendment, is Lord and Savior, that the Constitution is God's infallible word, and that "Violence, not Christianity, is the real religion of America."While one of the bestselling gun cases is a Bible in disguise, Scripture retorts with a counter-narrative.   

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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.