Here at Hawkins FUMC we understand Sunday morning worship as a vital part of our life together and representative of our place in the community. We believe it is a time of gathering, enfolding and nurture. As the people of the UMC we are committed to being the church of "Open Doors, Open Minds and Open Hearts" which means there are no prerequisites to walk through our door, all are welcome to gather in. Expect that you will meet people who are welcoming and happy to see you. Prayerfully you will, as we do, connect to our worship in a way that nurtures your spirit and encourages your heart in seeking after Jesus.
So, that's all the deep and theological stuff, what about the practicalities? Well we are a relatively casual bunch, so dress comfortably. In our community you will see suits and dresses and you will see jeans and tee-shirts, just come. If you are a life long Methodist, worship will be familiar. If you came from another tradition, or no tradition, as many of our members do, nothing about our worship is daunting. Our worship bulletins are designed to lead you through.
The word Methodist was originally a pejorative used against John Wesley and his friends as their bible study and ministry activities were accomplished in such a methodical fashion. In relation to our worship it means you can know what to expect and that we will start on time and end on time because we respect your time.