We will miss seeing Mark’s face for a while as he takes a leave of absence to complete steps already started to establish the pastoral counseling ministry he began envisioning this time last year. Look for that new ministry to begin this Fall, which will offer a deeply relational, trauma-informed counseling practice embedded within the Haywood Street community.

A huge thank you to our devoted, community partner, East Fork Pottery and to everyone who purchased one or more raffle tickets for their ‘Let’s Spread Wealth’ initiative. Over $20,000 was raised to support the efforts of Haywood Street Congregation.

We are happy to share a new Honor Gift card featuring the image of Miss Mary from our fresco. This card can be customized to include a ‘Happy Mother’s Day!’ message or any other message you’d like to send to someone special in your life. A copy of the beautiful, short fresco book will be included for gifts above a certain threshold. The fresco book is also available for purchase directly from our merchandise page. MORE

As we continue to pursue new and innovative ways of supporting our more than 50 partner restaurants, please consider choosing takeout and/or delivery from this list of establishments that are currently in operation. Visit their websites and social media accounts for updates and easy how-to’s.


1. Needle exchange services are now being offered during all Haywood Street meal times (Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:30-12:00 and Sundays 8:30-10:00).

2. A reminder that we are not accepting clothing donations at this time.

3. Call for newsletter reflections! One way we can stay connected during this time is by sharing stories of Holy Chaos and the Haywood Street we love so much. Please feel invited to submit your reflection by email to Brook (brook@haywoodstreet.org).

4. Remember to follow Haywood Street on Facebook and Instagram for photos, videos & information shared throughout the week. Additionally, April is providing beautiful content and storytelling through our Haywood Street Fresco accounts here and here.