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.
The leadership of Hawkins First United Methodist Church has made the decision to to remove COVID restrictions and return to a single worship service at 10:00 A.M. We will resumes singing and most of our liturgy. Sunday School at 8:45 and Gathering Time at 9:30 prior to worship will also resume.
We have spent the Sundays of Advent considering what "hope" is for the people of God. It was said that our hope is not grounded in the temporary and frivolous things of the world. Instead our hope is in God and the things of God. Primary among the things of God is the wisdom of God, particularly that wisdom which is imparted to us by the teaching of Jesus. Jesus thought in many ways, but it is the parables that often continue to challenge us. These are stories that demand we cautiously and intentionally seek out their meaning. Each time we approach these parables taught by Jesus we can find something new, discover a truth about ourselves, gain wisdom. You are invited to go with us as we carefully consider the parables of Jesus with open hearts and minds.