Hawkins First United Methodist Church

"A Heart For Hawkins in the Heart of Hawkins"

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.

COVID-19   Closing

The leadership of Hawkins First United Methodist Church has made the responsible decision to cancel worship services until further notice.  We treasure the health and safety of our congregation and as members of the community share in the responsibility for slowing the spread of COVID-19.  We will continue to monitor circumstances and announce changes here.  Prayer and a message will be available each Sunday on Facebook live.  We look forward to being back together in the near future.

Holy Week Services

Because of COVID-19 and the Wood County shelter in place order these services will be Facbook Live only.


April 5th      Palm Sunday             10:00 AM

April 9th      Maundy Thursday     6:00 PM

Celebrated the last Thursday before Easter.  The word maundy  is derived from the Latin mandatum , the first word of the phrase "Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos" ("A new commandment I give unto you: That you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another.") Link to Worship Guide here.


April 10th     Good Friday                 6:00 PM

Worship commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday.  This is a day for fasting and sober reflection.  The worship space is symbolically “stripped” of paraments and ornaments leaving only the cross to emphasize the darkness of this moment in Christ’s Passion.  We offer a Tenebrae service of extended meditation.  Link to Worship Guide here.


April 12th      Easter Sunrise Service     6:30 AM

                      Easter Worship Service   10:00 AM

Our Wesleyan Faith [Mar 1st - Apr 12th]

In the early church the weeks before Easter were a time of preparation for those being baptized on Easter morning.  It was a time to think deeply about the faith they were inheriting.  We should be a people who are doing that very same thing.  As a United Methodist Church the faith we inherit is understood through the lens of John Wesley's theology.  So then, for all the Sunday of Lent we will look thoughtfully at the theology of our tradition and consider what it means for us today.  We invite you to join us each week as we take another step in this journey.  You may find details on each weeks message on our Facebook page by clicking here.

Sunday Mornings

Our community time on Sunday mornings is built around small groups and worship.  In keeping with our historical Wesleyan and United Methodist traditions we are a focused on making disciples of Jesus, which begins in gathering.  All are welcome.  Our community is comprised of individuals and families from many faith traditions and those with no tradition.  Yet, together we are in agreement in our choice to be followers of Jesus wherever he leads.  We invite you to come and check us out, ask your questions, and make yourselves at home.


                                     Sunday Small Groups         8:45          Young Hall & Wesley House

                                             Gathering Time          9:30          Young Hall - Coffee & Donuts and All Are Welcome.

                                                        Worship          10:00         Sanctuary

Childcare is available from 8:30 to 11:15 for Sunday School & Worship


You Can Find Last Week's Message Here