Hawkins First United Methodist Church stands on property that was gifted to our founding Methodist community in 1885. Through the good times and bad this church and its faithful have remained a committed part of the Hawkins and southeast Wood County community. Today Hawkins F.U.M.C. remains a vibrant community of faithful followers of Jesus the Christ. We hold firmly to our denomination stand to be the people of "Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors." For our community this means that whoever you are, where ever you have come from, regardless of what you do or do not know of God, you are welcome here. We invite you to join all of us as pilgrims on the journey of a lifetime.
In considering the Gospel of John it has been said that the text is a pool in which a child may wade and an elephant can swim. It is at the same time simple and deeply profound. This is true from the very start. The prologue of John, chapter one, verses 1-18, I would think strike us all in that way. We read beautiful and mysterious prose that introduce us to the Jesus that will be revealed to us more fully in the remainder of the text. As we read the disciple's description of Jesus there is a depth and richness in John's language that calls us to a more thoughtful closer look. For the next few weeks we will do just that. We will slow down in the hope that we might hear more fully what John has to tell us in his beautiful prologue.