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Central Haywood church of Christ

Serving God from the mountains of North Carolina

Disaster Assistance

Central Haywood Church of Christ has several Churches of Christ Disaster Response Organizations that are in town and ready to assist with recovery from the recent floods.

We are providing:

Prepackaged Food Boxes

Personal Hygiene Supplies

Cleaning Supply Kits

Infant Care Kits

Water

Bleach

Various cleaning tools – mops, brooms, etc.

We also have a portable shower unit set up in our rear parking lot for those who need it.

The Churches of Christ Disaster Response Team is gathering volunteers

to assist with clean up for affected homes as well.  While you are here picking up food boxes or supplies, you can make a request for assistance to help clean up at your home.

We will be open from 9AM to 6PM beginning Wednesday morning and will be open

everyday except Sunday.  Sunday morning we will be open for worship service at 10AM but will not be handing out supplies.

We are located at:

Central Haywood Church of Christ
98 Lee Road

Clyde, NC  28721

We will ask you for some brief information about your needs and request to see your driver’s license for accurate contact information.  Our relief organizations provide assistance long term and can assist with items that have been destroyed in your home such as furniture, appliances, etc. once your home is repaired and this information will help us to provide follow up for long term needs.

Places for assistance or to volunteer.

As you are probably aware, Haywood County has been hit with a major flood due to tropical storm Fred. Many residents in our country have lost homes and businesses or are facing damage to their homes and businesses. In addition, we have many who are injured or missing. If you would like to volunteer or donate to help, check out one of the groups listed below. As always, keep our county and its residents in your prayers.

The Buttered Biscuit.

Drop off any clothes or hygiene products, and the folks at The Butter Biscuit will help distribute to those affected by the floods.

Praying for all those struggling right now. #haywoodstrong

First United Methodist Church.

Volunteers needed to help organize clothes into bins by sizes to be distributed to flood victims.

Contact Nicole Kott at 828-508-3420.

Robin Blu.

Accepting donations at the Hazelwood shop during regular business hours with a designated donation box.

Items included, but not limited to clothing, shoes, new socks, and undergarments, linens, cleaning supplies, non-perishable items, bottled water, diapers and wipes, baby food, paper towels, paper plates and cups, toilet paper, toiletries, dehumidifiers.

Toby’s Moving Haul. 

Help provide meals, transportation to medical appointments, and other needs.

Crestview Baptist Church.

Accepting donations of cleaning supplies, non-perishable foods, and grocery gift cards to be dispersed to those in need.

First Baptist Church in Canton.

Church has opened its doors as a shelter for anyone in need. 

74 Academy St., Canton.

New Covenant Church.

Looking for volunteers who want to help with flood clean-up or distributing supplies to flood victims.

A community sign-up sheet has been created to help organize workgroups.

Pick the area you want to help with and join a workgroup by signing up on the list here.

Haywood County Health and Human Services. 

Donations accepted, including store-bought water, paper products (plates, utensils, napkins, etc.), cleaning supplies, toilet paper, gift cards to grocery stores and Walmart, tote bags, luggage, bags.

Located beside Tractor Supply.

Pisgah High School student council.

Collecting food and clothing at Pisgah High, located on Black Bear Drive, Canton.

828-646-3440.

360 Cellphone Repair and 360 Nutrition.

Accepting donations at the Canton store, including bottled water, individually packaged snacks, food products, cleaning supplies, clothes, hygiene products (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, body wash, shampoo, etc.), school supplies, new pillows.

Basically, whatever you can think of that our neighbors can use as we help each other recover.

153 Main Street, Canton or 828-246-5250.

Foggy Mountain Mobile Vet Services.

Holly Parkins DVM.

Offering animal rescues and animal assessments on a volunteer basis to get animals stabilized.

828-593-9595

Faith Community Church.

Collecting donations of clothing, non-perishable food, water, and other items focused on aiding those severely impacted or displaced by the floods.

The church is also recruiting volunteers and care team members to aid in distributing items and conducting small recovery construction projects. 

828-734-4145.

Helping Haywood.

Organizing volunteer workgroups to help with clean-up, repairs, and donation distribution.

Go to HelpingHaywood.org to sign up to help. 

Or contact HelpingHaywood@gmail.com or call 828-734-4145 to donate and get involved. 

Soul Sisters Depot.

Clyde shop is serving as a drop-off location for clothing items.

The business asks everyone to go through their closets and kid’s closets to help those in need.

Located at 88 Main St, Clyde.

Pinnacle Church.

Collecting donations of water, non-perishable food, and cleaning supplies.

Also organizing volunteer groups to help with clean up, providing meals, and donations.

Click here to sign up and learn more.

Located at 101 Fiberville St, Canton 28716.

The Modern Deer.

Collecting donations of clothes and toiletries in store.

Two containers are set up by the front door where donations are accepted of any needed items.

The owner will drop the items off nightly where coordinated by Haywood Emergency Services.

If anyone needs help, drive up, and they can unload the donations.

Just be sure to call The Modern Deer once you arrive.

Located 225 Wall St, Waynesville 28786. 828-246-0336 Anytime during business hours, 10:30a-5:30p on Thursday, 10a-6p on Friday.

Haywood county chamber of commerce.

Taking donations

If you need help, contact the chamber of commerce.

Feeding the Multitudes.

Taking donations of items for the community

Clothes, new socks, undergarments, linens, cleaning supplies, non-perishable foods, bottled water, diapers and wipes, baby food, paper towels, paper plates and cups, toilet paper, dishes, small furniture, etc.

50 Azalea Drive, Canton

9-3 Monday through Thursday.

Other hours.

37 sunshine lane, Clyde.

Haywood county helpline.

For anyone seeking assistance – 828-356-2022.

8am-8pm

Types of assistance:

Missing persons information, food/housing assistance, special needs assistance, volunteer or donation opportunity, and other storm-related needs.

Missing persons information, food/housing assistance, special needs assistance, volunteer or donation opportunity, and other storm-related needs.

Two Intercessors

I was recently studying the book of Romans and came across something extraordinary. As I prayed and reflected on Romans 8:26, 35, a completely new and encouraging truth came to my heart and mind.

We are never alone in this journey we call Christianity. We are surrounded by brothers and sisters, but sometimes that can seem distant and aloof. Occasionally, our struggles happen in the middle of the night when no one else is awake or available to help. Yet, we are never alone. We are never alone because we have two wonderfully loving, kind, and powerful intercessors.

Romans 8 really reinforces this truth for us.

Romans 8:26–27 “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” (ESV)

Here we are told that the Holy Spirit of God, the Spirit who dwells within us and with us (John 14:16-17), the Helper whose work is to ensure our success is always there. He is always there helping us with our weaknesses, helping us pray, and making intercession for us. The force of this word is striking and comforting.

The Holy Spirit of God is always there with us, pleading for us, appealing to us, and working to ensure our success and comfort. You are never alone as long as the Spirit of God lives. You are never alone because He is eternal, all-powerful, and in overwhelming fashion loving us onward toward success.

It doesn’t end there. You have another intercessor, another advocate who is also working for you. Consider this one verse.

Romans 8:34 “Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.” (ESV)

This means that we have an intercessor within us, who is always with us in the good times and the bad times. That is not all. We also have an intercessor seated at the right hand of God on high. We have our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the one who sits on the throne with the Father, interceding for us. That is why sin and Satan cannot condemn you. It cannot condemn you because Jesus is the judge, and He is fighting for you. With a steep price, He secured our salvation, and it doesn’t stop there. He is always with us, always on our side, and always fighting for us.

1 John 2:1–2 “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.” (ESV)

We could say so much more about this, so much more we could allow into our hearts and minds. I hope that this is enough to place a new and powerful truth within your heart and soul. You are never alone! You have two intercessors who are always with you, always fighting for you, and constantly fighting with you. Both Jesus and the Holy Spirit are there for you, working to ensure your success. This means that God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, wants you to succeed and have done everything within their limitless power to make sure you win.

As Paul says in Romans 8:31,

“If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Your success is assured because your God is all-powerful and cannot fail.

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When we come together, let’s greet one another enthusiastically, knowing that our greeting to our brothers or sisters may be the brightest spot of their day. Continue reading “Enhancing our time together in worship and Bible study.”

An introduction to Ephesians.

Paul first arrived in Ephesus on his second missionary journey (Acts 18). He visited a second time during his third missionary trip (Acts 19) which proved to be a tumultuous time for the church. People were baptized, silversmiths were infuriated, and a riot even broke out. Paul’s relationship to Ephesus was interesting, to say the least. Continue reading “An introduction to Ephesians.”

An introduction to Galatians.

The book of Galatians is a challenging and powerful book. Written by the apostle Paul early in his ministry (around 49-50 AD), it reveals one of the first serious doctrinal struggles in the church. The main issue at stake was legalism vs. grace. Continue reading “An introduction to Galatians.”

Introduction to 2 Corinthians.

As we pointed out in our introduction to 1 Corinthians, the Corinthian church would have been a challenging church. Of all the churches he started this one gave him the most grief and heartbreak. Continue reading “Introduction to 2 Corinthians.”

Introduction to the book of Romans.

Outside of the Church of Christ, Romans is one of the most popular books in the New Testament. Continue reading “Introduction to the book of Romans.”

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