News and Updates

April 21, 2023

Street Dog Coalition at Haywood Street this Sunday

Street Dog Coalition will be on campus Sunday, April 23rd from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., providing free veterinary care for pets of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Services Offered:

Physical exams


parasite control

pet supplies

and more...

Employment Opportunities

Haywood Street is hiring a Director of Music and a Campus Caretaker. Check out the employment page on the website for more information.

Respite Covenant Meal April 29th

Hosted inside Respite on Saturday, April 29th. This is open to past Respite friends and companions.

If you have any questions, reach out to Nicole at

Communications and Storytelling Team Meeting

The next CST meeting will be May 4th at 1:00 p.m. in room 3. If you have an interest in joining the team or want more information, reach out to Lead Storyteller, Melanee, at

Downtown Welcome Table

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

Happy Birthday, Demetrius! Thank you for being such a big part of our community!

Steve and Derrick catching up with each other on Sunday.

We had an informative and thought-provoking conversation with Nicole and Wayne during this week's Fresco Speaker Series.

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: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

Easter Sermon

Say Something

Easter Sermon by Pastor Brian

Inside the funeral parlor, air thick with the pungent smell of formaldehyde, the mourners stand single file to offer their condolences. Some readjust their ill-fitting suits; others reposition their fishnet veils, and most check their watches. Until they reach the ravaged loved ones left behind standing in front of the polished casket. Inevitably, someone pays their respect by saying, “If there’s anything I can do, please, just ask.”

No one was waiting to console Mary Magdalene on that terrible Sunday morning. She arrived alone, clinging to the darkness because grief doesn’t fully express in the light. Without a task list- no monogrammed shroud to embroider, no obituary in the Jerusalem Times to write, no granite headstone to carve- she simply came for proximity. If she couldn’t be with him, his body then.

But the body snatchers must have raided the tomb minutes before. When she leaned in, Mary found only folded linens, inquiring angels, and a burst of tears. Blurry-eyed, she searched for a tissue as the gardener pushed his squeaky wheel barrel out back. Composing herself for a confrontation, she said, “You in the coveralls, where is he? Take me, now. After the torture the Romans inflicted, he deserves a peaceful burial.”

Knowing resurrection initially gets overlooked, Jesus bypasses the conflict, instead saying, “Mary!” Gobsmacked, slack-jawed, thunderstruck, stupefied, beyond comprehension, Mary, after hearing her name, recognized her Lord. In this text of death and life after death, what does Magdalene teach us about Easter?

John 20:11-18 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

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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.