Sunday Mornings @ Hawthorne

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Basic Info

dsc_0028Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church offers a creative, multigenerational, diverse style of worship every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. This service features the great hymns of our faith, excellent choral music, passionate & biblical preaching, children, youth, and a talented praise team leading more recent forms of worship. We find that worship is truly the work of the people in that it feel right and good when we all come together bringing our praise to God. We pray that when you visit you’ll find an atmosphere centered around God and focused in a way that will allow you to encounter all that is true and Holy. Come join us!

Sunday Worship
  • Children & Adult Sunday School 9:45 am (a list of classes can be found on the sunday school page)
  • Worship 11:00 am
  • During any church service or activity childcare is available in our education building by well trained and background checked nursery workers. They are all caring individuals who have a passion for teaching and leading our kids just as they would their own.
Sunday Coffee

Coffee in the lounge before and aftercoffee

Hang out on Sunday mornings after you’ve dropped the kids in Sunday School or Nursery. You’re invited to stop by the Lounge across from Evans Hall before and after worship (9:45am – 10:50am or after service) for a cup a coffee, tea or hot cocoa along with pastries and conversation with the others. 

Worship Arts
Got a Favorite Hymn?
We want to sing YOUR favorite hymns in the month of July. Do you have a favorite to share? Send it in on a scrap of paper by way of the offering plate…or email it to Pastor Carrie in the next couple weeks so we can lift our voices together the Sundays of July!

Administrative Help in Music/Worship

Are you a good organizer and looking to volunteer?  Our music and arts area of HLUMC needs a little help with some administrative type responsibilities…mailing
letters to first time visitors, filing music, copying for worship/rehearsals, and putting together media presentation for Sunday mornings once a month.These responsibilities can be volunteered once a week or once a month.

Drummers Wanted!

Our praise team/worship leaders are looking for those who have the gift of rhythm! We need folks who love to shake shakers, play hand drums such as bongos, congas, djembe, or bring the rhythm of tambourine to worship.Youth or Adults are welcome to apply. Rehearsals are Wednesdays @ 6:45.
Summer Praise & Worship
Want to come play an instrument, sing a little, join in on tambourine this summer? If you play or sing…even shake a shaker… and would love to join some others making music
together this summer without the expectation and schedule of the school year – come join us! Youth and adults are welcome.
Contact Pastor Carrie for more information on any of these opportunities to serve by calling the church office 704-332-8131 or emailing
Chancel Choir
The Chancel Choir is a group of committed singers of all ability levels who lead worship at the Sunday morning worship service each week. If you’ve sung all your life and are looking for a challenge or if you’ve always wanted to sing in a church choir and never felt welcome this is the place for you. The Chancel Choir is open to ages 14 to 100 and is a group of really great folks who love making music together for worship. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings 7:00-8:30pm. We do a variety of music from traditional/classical to gospel/spirituals to world/contemporary music. Come join us one night and see what all the new excitement is about.
Hawthorne Lane enjoys a 4 octave adult handbell choir of talented ringers. We are looking for more to join us – the rehearsal is Thursday evenings at 6pm. Ability to read music is helpful for this group but if you are interested in learning to play and helping to start a beginner adult choir see our worship director and we’ll work together to get one started. Come join in the ringing fellowship!
Praise Team
Our praise team is an eclectic collection of instrumentalists and singers who enjoy leading the more recent styles of worship music. We are always looking for new folks to join in the fun so whether you play a flute, a banjo, the guitar or anything else come check us out. We meet Wednesday evenings 7:15-8:30pm. We practice consistently throughout the year and play for worship about once a month.
Acoustic Worship Team
This is a newly formed small ensemble of singers and instrumentalists who perform older contemporary music in a more acoustic style. We are always looking for more musicians to join us – guitarist, hand percussionists (conga, djembe, etc) and singers! We rehearse Wednesday afternoons 4:30-5:30pm.
Hawthorne Kid’s Choirs
Choirs are offered for Kindergarten through 5th grade. Choir sessions are offered each season, one in the fall and one in the spring. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:15pm. Kids are involved in learning great music, leading worship, and having fun with their friends! We teach music as a gift from and a way to worship God. We believe that even the youngest worshipper can lead us in praise of God on Sunday mornings!
Youth Choir
The youth choir has been reinvented this year! It is for grades 6th-12th, girls and guys, all types of voices. We are singing some really relative, authentic music…pieces that get to the core of who we are and why we believe. We plan to sing for worship on occasion, create a name for ourselves, and possibly take a trip or two. If you are interested we definitely want you to come check us out.
Worship Arts

We are always looking to dream more creatively about our worship arts at Hawthorne Lane. If you are interested in liturgical dance, have fine or performing arts talents, or are gifted in the area of graphical design we’d love for you to come join our team. We love to involve all artistic areas in our praise and celebration of God each Sunday morning. Come bring your gifts and share

For information on any of our music/worship groups email Pastor Carrie

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