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Covenant Meal

Posted 02/15/2019 by michael platz

Hello Everyone Thank you all for all the delicious meals you have prepared for Respite. It means so much to our friends to get them. We are a community. In 5 years we have had 777 friends pass through Respite. We maintain that once you have stayed at Respite you will always be a part of our community. Twice a month we do a Covenant Meal and invite friends who have stayed with us to come back and eat. It is the second and fourth Saturday of every month. We have been very fortunate to have had Ron Watson and Barry Walker prepare these meals. The meals have been incredible. Due to life changes, they are no longer able to make the meals. Starting in March we will need help covering these meals. We have put the two meals on Meal Train for March. The meals are at 1:00 on Saturday. Second and Fourth. We need to prepare enough for about 25 people. It seems like a lot to ask of one person. I would be glad for any thoughts and insight you have about how to make this work. One thing I thought about was having different people prepare a protein, a vegetables and a desert. But I am very open to suggestions. Feel free to email me at michael@haywoodstreet.org. Peace and joy Michael

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meals

Posted 01/10/2019 by michael platz

Hello Everyone There is no way I can start a letter to you without saying thank you. The meals have been incredible. Unless you have stayed, it is hard to understand what it means to our friends to get your meals. They lives our friends lead, do not lend themselves being able to get the quality and variety of food that you have provided. Many things go into the experience our friends have here at Respite. But we believe that sharing a meal is so important. There has been a question recently abut the number of people at Respite, who will be there for the meal that night. . We stay full or close to full all the time. Last year 193 people came and stayed with us. Everyday is different here. We have asked for enough food for 15 people. It maybe that we only have 6 people and not 8. But they could have a friend or two join us. We plan for 4 staff members. So 15 seems to cover for all situations. There was also a concern with food going to waste. Most days when I come in there is nothing left from the meal the night before. But if there is, our friends eat it the next day. There is very little food that gets wasted at Respite. Please feel free to call the day that you are preparing a meal and the staff member who is on can give you an exact count. The number here is 828-575-2477 ex. 102. Thank you again for all you do. We could not be who we are without you. Peace and Joy Michael

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meals

Posted 01/07/2019 by michael platz

Hello Everyone We have two openings this week for meals at Respite. Wednesday, January 9th and Saturday January 12th. If anyone can help with these it would be greatly apprenticed. Peace Michael

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Meals

Posted 01/04/2019 by michael platz

Hello Everyone Thank you everyone for all that you have given to Respite. The meals in the last month have been wonderful. It has meant a lot to our friends. They talk about it the next. I have open dates. This Saturday: January 5th and Wednesday: January 9th. If anyone can help , please sign up on Meal Train. Peace and Joy Michael

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Meals

Posted 01/02/2019 by michael platz

Happy New Year Here is hoping this year will be full of wonder and joy for everyone. We have several open dates coming up. Saturday, January 5th Wednesday, January 9th Saturday, January 12 Tuesday, January 15th. Please sign up on meal train if you can help with any of these dates. Peace and Joy Michael

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Christmas

Posted 12/21/2018 by michael platz

Merry Christmas, Everyone If anyone feels so called, we have a opening Christmas night for dinner. Have a wonderful holiday. Michael

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Meals

Posted 12/18/2018 by michael platz

Merry Christmas Everyone Hope this is a joyous time for all. We have a few open dates, we could use help with. Dec 22, Saturday Dec 24, Monday Dec 29, Saturday. Thank you all for all you've done for Respite this year. It has been an amazing year. We will have had close to two hundred friends come and stay with us. Your meals have meant a lot to them. It is a special time when we sit down and share a meal. Please always feel welcome to join us when you bring the meal. Peace and joy Michael

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Help with meals

Posted 12/13/2018 by michael platz

Hello Everyone Once again, thank you all for all the incredible meals that you have been bringing to Respite. Our friends staying here have enjoyed them greatly. We have some open dates coming up. If anyone can help with any of these, please sign up on Meal train. December 17th, Monday December 24th, Monday December 26th, Wednesday December 27th, Thursday December 28th, Friday December 31st, Monday January 1st, Tuesday January 2nd, Wednesday Thank you, everyone and have a wonderful Christmas Michael

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needs

Posted 10/30/2018 by michael platz

Hello Everyone Meals at Respite have been wonderful. Yo are a amazing community to support us. It means so much to our friends to get a home cooked meal. It is something they are not use to. It may seem like a little thing but it is not. We have some open dates in Nov. This week, on Friday, Nov 2, we could use someone to make dinner. Also. November 19th-Monday, 20th-Tuesday, 21st-Wednesday and 23rd Friday. Peace and Joy Michael

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Meals

Posted 10/22/2018 by michael platz

Hello Everyone The meal has been wonderful at Respite. It is so nice for our friends to get home cooked meals. It really means a lot to them and us. A big thank you to everyone. We have some open dates the rest of the month. Wednesday Oct 24th, Wednesday Oct 31 and Friday Nov. 2. If anyone feels so called just sign up on meal train. Peace and Joy Michael

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Week of September 9th through 15th

Posted 09/07/2018 by michael platz

Hello Everyone We have had some incredible meals recently. A big thank you to all. The second and fourth Saturday of every month we have a community meal. When friends that have stayed with us int he past can come back and share a meal. It starts at 1:00. It is a wonderful time for fellowship and the meals are excellent. Please feel free to stop by and join us. This week we could use help with Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Friday 14th. If any of those days work for you, please sign up on meal train. I hope everyone has a good weekend. Peace and Joy Michael

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Meal: Sept 5th

Posted 09/02/2018 by michael platz

Hello Everyone Happy Labor Day. I hope everyone is having a good weekend. Thank you Brenda Rahim for stepping in to do a meal this Tuesday. We still have Wednesday September 5th that we could use help with. Peace and Joy Michael

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1st week Sept

Posted 08/30/2018 by michael platz

Hello Everyone Happy Labor day weekend. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Thank you to Stephanie Brown, Florence Sharp and Nicky Cope for stepping in this week and helping us out. We have three open days next week. Monday Sept 3rd, Tuesday Sept 4th and Wednesday Sept 5th. If anyone can help that would be wonderful. There are so many people helping with meals, it is truly amazing. Thank each and every one of you. It means so much to our friends to get a meal and to eat together in community. Peace and Joy Michael

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Tuesday,Thursday,Friday

Posted 08/25/2018 by michael platz

Hello Everyone What amazing weather we are having. Hope everyone is enjoying it. We have three open dates this week. Tuesday August 28th, Thursday August 30 and Friday August 31. If any can help with any of these dates it would be great. Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Thank you for all that you do Michael

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This week

Posted 08/20/2018 by michael platz

Hello Everyone Hannah will be gone for a couple of weeks, so I am sending out our needs. First of all, thank everyone so much for the meals you have done and the commitment you have to respite. It means a great deal to our friend staying with us to get a meal every night. Life on the streets can be so hard. The simple joy of sitting and eating together is wonderful. It is very healing physically and emotionally. Please join us when you bring a meal. It is about so much more then just food to sit at the table with friends. This week we need help with Thursday night, August 23rd and Friday night, August 24th. If you have any questions, you can email me at michael@hayeoodstreet.org or call me at respite 828-575-2477 ex 102. Peace and joy Michael

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2 Open spots this week!

Posted 08/14/2018 by Hannah Neitzey

Hello! I hope you all are well. We have 2 open nights this week that need to be covered. Are you able to help? If so, please sign up to bring a respite meal on Thursday or Friday of this week. Thank you for all that you do! Hannah

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Open Dates in August

Posted 08/06/2018 by Hannah Neitzey

Good Afternoon Respite Companions, We have quite a few dates open for the month of August (especially later in the month). Please take a look at the open dates and sign up if you are able to provide a meal on one of the nights that is still open. Also, if you are not on the schedule regularly and would like to have me input a particular date each month please let me know and I will add you to my list. Thank you for your dedication to the ministries at Haywood Street! Hannah

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Open Dates, Phone Numbers, and Dates going up for August and September

Posted 07/23/2018 by Hannah Neitzey

Hi All, Can you believe it is almost August?? There are just a couple open dates left in the month of July. Please sign up if you are able. I am trying to create a document with phone numbers for the Respite staff to use only when there is a question about the meals. Please email me with your current phone number. I am working on plugging in our regularly scheduled folks for the months of August and September. Please let me know if you aren't currently scheduled for a regular date during the month and you would like to be. Also, please let me know if your schedule has changed and you need to adjust. Thank you for your continued commitment to the ministries at Haywood Street Congregation, Peace, Hannah Neitzey

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Several July Dates Open - Note about August

Posted 07/09/2018 by Hannah Neitzey

Hi All! We have several spots open that need to be filled for the month of July, 3 of which are coming up next week. Please sign up if you are able. We have also had a few folks who have had to cancel at the last minute, I understand life gets unpredictable especially in the summer. I am preparing to add august dates to the calendar, if you have previously scheduled a "regular" day of the month to provide a meal please let me know if we need to rearrange at least a week ahead of the time you were scheduled to provide a meal. Thank you for all that you do, and the love that you share through meals! Peace to you, Hannah Neitzey

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Open dates left in June

Posted 06/28/2018 by Hannah Neitzey

Hi all! We have some upcoming dates that are needing to be filled by someone in our community. Tomorrow is the last date open in June, and we have some upcoming open dates approaching in early July. Please sign up if you are able to fill any of the dates needed. Peace to you! Hannah Neitzey

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July dates are up - June Spots still open!

Posted 06/21/2018 by Hannah Neitzey

Hi All, Dates for July are now open to fill as you are able. Please note that we still have a few openings for this Saturday as well as next weekend. Please sign up if you are able to provide a meal on any of the open dates. Thank you for your contribution and participation in the community at Haywood Street Respite! -Hannah Neitzey

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Respite meals needed this week and coming up in June

Posted 06/11/2018 by Hannah Neitzey

Hi all, We have quite a few openings for the month of June please sign up to provide a meal if you are able. Thank you for your continued contributions to the Respite community. Peace to you! Hannah

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Open Spots in June

Posted 06/02/2018 by Hannah Neitzey

Hi All, We have quite a few days in the month of June that need to be filled. Two of which are coming up tomorrow and Monday. Please sign up if you are able to provide a meal to the respite community. Thank you for your contribution and service to the Haywood Street Community! -Hannah

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Meals needed for the weekend!

Posted 05/31/2018 by Hannah Neitzey

Hi All, We have three meals in a row for Saturday-Monday that need to be provided for Respite. Please sign up if you are able to provide a meal on one of these days. Peace, Hannah

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Meal needed tomorrow May 22

Posted 05/22/2018 by Hannah Neitzey

Hi All! We are needing tomorrow's respite meal to be covered, as well as the 29th and the 30th (Monday and Tuesday of next week). If you are able to provide these meals please sign up! Thank you for all that you do within this community! Peace to you! Hannah Neitzey

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Need for a meal on May 5!

Posted 05/03/2018 by Hannah Neitzey

Hi All! We have an immediate need for a meal to be provided for May 5. Please sign up if you are able to provide a meal! Thank you for all that you do! Peace, Hannah

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Immediate need for tomorrow 4/10 meal!

Posted 04/09/2018 by Hannah Neitzey

Good Morning All! I hope each of you had great weekend. We have an immediate need for tomorrow's meal, Tuesday, April 10. Please sign up if you can help provide this meal for the Respite community. Peace, Hannah

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Two Meals needed in the coming week!

Posted 04/05/2018 by Hannah Neitzey

Good Evening! I hope you are all doing well! We have a need for someone to provide a meal for April 7th, and April 10th. Please sign up if you are able! Thanks for all that you do and provide to the HSC community. -Hannah

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Three Respite dinners needed next week!

Posted 03/29/2018 by Hannah Neitzey

Hello All! From now on I will be sending your weekly Meal Train updates, and will be able to answer any questions. I look forward to working with each of you! We have several open dates for the month of April, three of which are next week! Our immediate need is for April 3, 4, and 7. Please sign up to cover one of the open dates if you are able. Thank You, Hannah Neitzey

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Announcements & May Dates Open!

Posted 03/23/2018 by Emily Bentley

Hello Respite Companions! If you haven't heard already, I will be leaving Haywood Street at the end of this month. Hannah Neitzey is our new Companion Coordinator and will be your contact moving forward. Her email address is hannah@haywoodstreet.org. From now on, the Meal Train emails will be from Hannah. Please take a look at the Respite Meal Calendar. You will see an open date next week (March 30th) as well as many open dates for April & May. Sign up as you are able to serve! It has been a pleasure to serve alongside you all. Thank you! -Emily Bentley

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Three dinners needed for March!

Posted 03/12/2018 by Emily Bentley

Respite Companions, Monday, March 19th just opened up as a date for someone to provide dinner. Also March 29th and 30th are still available. Please sign up if you can! Thank you, Emily

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Two Respite meals needed next week!

Posted 03/05/2018 by Emily Bentley

Hello Respite Companions! I've got next Tuesday and Wednesday open for someone to bring a meal for Respite - March 13th and 14th. There are also a few dates open during the last week of March. Please sign up if you can help!

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Respite needs dinner provided tomorrow night! - Fri. March 2nd

Posted 03/01/2018 by Emily Bentley

Companions, Is anyone able to provide dinner for Respite tomorrow night - Friday, March 2nd? Our companion who usually does that day is willing to switch with someone who already is scheduled for another day in March. Thanks! -Emily

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April dates added and a few more announcements!

Posted 02/26/2018 by Emily Bentley

Hello Respite Companions! I've got a few announcements regarding Respite meals. - Our companion providing dinner this Friday is hoping to switch dates with someone. Is anyone willing to switch their March date for Friday, March 2nd? Or is anyone willing to take that date on? I've opened it up on the calendar for someone to sign up. - April dates are now added to the calendar! Please sign up if you can help. We also still have quite a few dates open in March. - Don't forget to log in and update your menu! One of the reasons we decided to use Meal Train for scheduling is so our companions can tell us what they plan to bring so we don't repeat too many menus throughout the week for our friends staying in Respite. Thank you all for how you serve Respite! -Emily Bentley

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Dinner needed for Respite this Saturday Feb. 24th!

Posted 02/22/2018 by Emily Bentley

Respite Companions, We have an opening for someone to bring dinner for our friends in Respite this Saturday, Feb. 24th. Is anyone available to help with this need? Thank you! -Emily

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Respite dinner needed tomorrow night - Tues. Feb. 13th!

Posted 02/12/2018 by Emily Bentley

Respite Companions, Hope you are doing well! We have two nights in February that we need dinner provided to Respite - one being tomorrow night. There are also 5 open nights in March that are still available. I will add the April dates soon! Thanks for your help, Emily

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Opening to bring meal this Wednesday

Posted 01/21/2018 by Emily Bentley

Hello Respite Companions! We now have an opening to bring dinner for our friends in Respite this Wednesday, January 24th. If anyone is able to help for this date or any other open dates through March, please click the link below to sign up. Thank you! -Emily

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Haywood St. Respite meal needs for Feb. & Mar.

Posted 01/15/2018 by Emily Bentley

Hello Respite companions! Happy new year! I hope you all had a nice holiday season. I have just added February & March to the Meal Train for you to add in your menu and/or sign up for other needed dates. From now until the end of March we currently have 13 open dates for someone to bring dinner to our friends in Respite. Let me know if you have any questions! -Emily

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Urgent meal need for Monday, Jan. 1st!

Posted 12/26/2017 by Emily Bentley

Is anyone available to bring dinner for Respite this coming Monday, Jan. 1st? Thank you! Happy New Year!

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January Dates Open for Respite Meals!

Posted 12/18/2017 by Emily Bentley

Hello Respite Companions! I've just added January to the Meal Train calendar so that you all can go in and sign up for meals and enter in your planned menu. Thanks to everyone cooking a meal over the holidays! We greatly appreciate all that you do. Let me know if you have any questions! -Emily

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Dinners still needed this month! - Respite December Meals

Posted 12/04/2017 by Emily Bentley

Friends, Please check out the Respite dinner Meal Train for December because we still have some open dates left - especially towards the end of the month! Thank you, Emily

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