News and Updates

May 26, 2023

Building Closed this Monday, May 29th

Memorial Day is this Monday, so here's a reminder that the building will be closed. We'll open again on Tuesday at 7:00 am. See then!

Wear Orange Campaign - Sunday, June 4th

A community that gathers to honor victims and survivors of gun violence, the "Wear Orange" campaign invites the Asheville community to join them in wearing orange on Sunday, June 4th at the Arthur R. Edington Education and Career Center, 133 Livingston St., Asheville.

The event will take place from 3:00-5:00 and will include Pastor Brian Combs as one of the speakers.

Golf for Awareness - Save the Date!

Join us for a fun-filled day of "scramble" golf that welcomes all golfers - from novice to scratch!

Proceeds benefit the Downtown Welcome Table, Respite, and other ministries of Haywood Street.

Registration opens July 15th!

Individuals and teams are welcome!

Church Work Day Saturday, June 3rd

On Saturday, June 3rd, we're having a church work day at Haywood Street Campus from 10 am to 3 pm. Volunteer opportunities include painting, gardening, deep cleaning, tidying up, and small carpentry projects. 

If you'd like to participate please contact Tiffany, our Community Engagement Coordinator at All are welcome! 

Companion Orientation Monday, June 5th

Our next orientation is on June 5th. We meet in the sanctuary at 5:00 pm. Reach out to Companion Coordinator, Katlyn, at for any questions. We hope you can make it!

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

One of our star companions, Bennett, helping out at the dessert station!

Jerry giving Pretzel some extra love.

Thank you, Rev. Dustin Mailman, for joining us at worship and bringing the sermon! (If you missed Wednesday's worship, read his sermon below!)

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


No Faithful Christianity Without Solidarity

By Rev. Dustin Mailman

Jesus has ascended but Pentecost doesn’t happen until next week: what are we to do now? Stuck at this intersection of not-so-ordinary time in the life of the Church, 1 Peter invites us to stumble into suffering – 

This is a movement of new Christians figuring out what their religious identity means now that they have converted from one oppressed religious tradition to an even further oppressed religious tradition. And to add to the suffering, these pilgrims passing through Babylon are in diasporic conditions: uprooted from home in search of a place to lay their heads.

When Jesus assured of his resurrection and ascension, there was no clarity of what “ordinary” life looked like. They had heard of the cheek being turned but are having to ponder what this means in real time without Jesus being the one being scolded and beaten. In every way imaginable, they feel set up for failure, and rather than blaming Jesus, there is a call for solidarity and kinship. 

Given this emboldened calling, I wonder if we can ponder together: what might this scripture teach us about suffering? 


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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.