News and Updates

October 14, 2022

Host a Dinner for At Home with Miss Mary's Meatloaf

This special event supports the Downtown Welcome Table. We hope you will host a gathering of your friends to share stories around the table while enjoying the very special Miss Mary’s Meatloaf meal and watching a short movie produced for this occasion. Watch the teaser video here!

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Salon Now Open!

The salon has been open for two weeks now. This ministry wouldn't be possible without the companions who took the lead and got it going. We're so grateful for you.

Habitat for Humanity

Here's a reminder that the next work day with Habitat for humanity is Thursday, October 20th! Tools and supplies will be provided. Contact Pastor Seth at to let him know you're coming.

Fresco Speaker Series

October 25th at 1:00 will be the kick off to a new series on the Fresco.  Digging deeper into the story and art of the Haywood Street Fresco will be local writer and historian, Amy Manikowski, and Fresco model, Robert Stafford. Snacks and drinks will be provided. We hope you can join us!

For more information, reach out to April at

Blankets for Respite

The Respite staff are asking for blankets as the colder weather approaches. If you would like to contribute, see their Amazon wish list.

Companion Corner


  • Resources for Resilience Training- An in depth training on how to care for yourself with tools designed to reset the nervous system in the face of stressors and trauma. This is such an invaluable training that you will gain practical tools to use for yourself and others in your life! We have 40 spots free of charge! The training will be November 17 & 18. Read more in the attached document!

  • Companion Orientation November 7th. We will meet in the sanctuary at 5:00pm. Invite your friends or family to attend!

  • Companion Care Crew- The Companion Care Crew is made up of Companions at Haywood Street Congregation who have the time, energy, and a sense of call to support Haywood Street’s ministries and Companions. Our next meeting is Tuesday November 1st at 5:00pm in the main dining room. We will discuss ways to care for companions and improve our ministries for all involved! If you haven't been to a meeting yet or just want to check it out, feel free to join! 


  • Please make sure to check the sign up sheet each week and update it based on your availability or let Katlyn know if you will not be here. This lets us know if we will have the coverage we need each week.
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Haywood Street in Photos

Weekly Ministry Opportunities:


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

Tuesday Prayer Group:12:00 in the sanctuary. Gather for a time of communal prayer 


Thursday Card Making: Group - 10:00am in Room 1 (off the main lobby) - Gather together to make cards for our community and friends in prison or in the hospital. 

Stories & Sermons

Previous stories and sermons can be found at the link below.

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Clothing Resources

Click below to see the list the places in the community to donate clothes and to find free clothes.

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Fresco Viewing Hours:

Sundays 9-12 

Monday-Thursday 10-2

By appointment, contact April at

Ways to Give

Your gift ensures that there is always enough, and room for everyone, at the many welcoming tables of Haywood Street. 


Sacred Encounters

"Somethings Happening Here"


There's something incredibly natural about the whole thing (being at Haywood Street). Maybe that's because there's no chance to be introverted, one doesn't have to decide to engage with the community--It's by God going to engage with you whether you like it or not.

I definitely made a friend in a guy with a guitar missing its high E string, with whom I harmonized on some songs after he'd eat and then came back out to the waiting area. His voice was hoarse and the room was loud and his speech was not clear, so I hardly understood a single word. At first, he didn't realize I was a singer, so when he started playing "I'll Fly Away" and "Will The Circle Be Unbroken", my harmonies delighted him no end. One of the few things he said that I was able to understand was, "I like your harmonies, and I like you." If I remember next week, I'll try to bring some spare guitar strings for him, or whoever might need them.

There is something very deep happening here. Again, no words, not really...

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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.