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.
Although the weather forecasted for Sunday February 21st is improving, there will be no in person worship. We know that many of you will still be challenged to travel, some still without water and or power. Let's spend the day checking on and loving our neighbors. Be careful out there.
The leadership of Hawkins First United Methodist Church has made the decision to begin to re-open for worship. To support the necessity of continued social distancing we will be conduction two services, 8:30 [Blue Seating] and 10:00 [Green Seating] to spread the community. Due to limited seating we are asking that members and visitors call the church office [903.769.2973] to determine available seating at either service. Masking for all is required. No handshaking or hugging please. Please avoid congregating anywhere that prevents others from passing safely. Upon arrival please follow the instruction of ushers.
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.
Our community time on Sunday mornings, due to COVID, is confined to worship at this time. In keeping with our historical Wesleyan and United Methodist traditions we remain focused on making disciples of Jesus, which begins in gathering. Though all are welcome, we are working within the constraints of our facility and concern for the health of everyone. Please contact the church office for details and to determine if space is available for the scheduled service
Worship 8:30 & 10:00 Sanctuary
No Childcare At This Time
You Can Find Last Week's Message Here