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. John tells us above all he wants us to "believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and through believing you may have life in his name," [20:31] To have life in his name requires that we know what that name means. It is so much more than a label to identify the person. In seven emphatic "I am..." statements Jesus tells us much more of what that name means. Join us as we listen to Jesus teach us what it is to believe and have life in his name.