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.

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

                                                        Worship          10:00         Sanctuary

Season of Advent & Christmas

The United Methodist Church celebrates Advent through the Sundays of December.  Advent is a season of anticipation and preparation.  We encourage each other during these four weeks to be thoughtful and intentional about our journey and approach to Christmas.  We speak of Peace, Love, Joy and Hope in an ongoing conversation as we look to the God who came down to earth in the person of Jesus.  We invite you to join us in the journey.  Our Sunday morning worship schedule can be found at the top of this page.  Additional information about our worship my be found on this site, click here.

Special Services

December 10th  @ 6:00 PM - Sanctuary - "Sounds of Praise" Christmas bell choir concert and benefit.  This event is free and open to the public.  

Funds will be raised by a silent auction of baked goods and donations to support the ministry of the bell choir.

December 21st @ 6:00 PM - Sanctuary - Service of The Longest Night [Blue Christmas].

This service is offered to all those who struggle with the Christmas season due to loss, illness or any discouragement which makes this time of year difficult.  You are not alone, nor are you wrong in your feelings.  We welcome you to this service of hope and encouragement.

December 24th @ 6:00 PM - Sanctuary - Christmas Eve Worship

A celebration of word and song to prepare our hearts and spirits for the long expected Messiah.  This is not "again" but "anew" as we offer up ourselves once more to a lifelong journey in Christ.  Each year, each Christmas in a new way we hear and respond to our story as we grow in our communion with Jesus.  We invite you to join us as we celebrate the gift, and the promise of the Christ child.