One of our values here at Hawthorne Lane is gathering together in community.  Life is just too hard to do alone.  And especially if we are trying to life a faith-filled life.  Throughout the scripture we find gatherings of people doing just this – trying to live a life or service and faith – TOGETHER!  Even Jesus needed a group of guys to spend the days with!  Other than worship and spiritual formation groups one of the big ways we gather together in community is on wednesday nights.  We call it Wednesdays @ Hawthorne (W@H) OR HOLY HUMP DAY.  Each Wednesday during the school year we come together for music, a message, and mission (M3) and don’t forget DINNER!  We love eating together  – Jesus always had folks gathering around the table breaking bread together.  We do that too – food, friends, fellowship – just a great time to be with one another, not have to cook, and to see your friends mid week.  Come join us.  The schedule is below  – feel free to drop in anytime.  We can’t wait to see you!


  • 5:30 – 6:30pm – M3 for all AGES
  • 6:15 – 7:00pm – Dinner!

M3 is music, a message, and mission. We love gathering to sing/play instruments together. We always need to hear a WORD from the Bible, and we at HLUMC are passionate about missions. That makes M3! Come be a part of it – it’s one of the best things you’ll do all week. All M3 groups are gathered by age – each will have leaders that help the kids or adults connect to the Word in a way that makes sense for their ages.

  • Nursery for babies and toddlers
  • M3 (3years old – Kindergarten) w/ Ms. Krista
  • M3(1st-5th Grade) w/Ms. Lizanne and Ms. Deloris
  • M3 (6th-12th grade) – Youth Choir and Youth Praise Team together w/Ms. Meg and Miss O
  • Chancel Choir (college age – adults) w/Carrie & Matthew

Registration is required to participate in M3. The cost is $50 per semester. That money helps cover the costs of pulling all the pieces together – the leaders, the music and lessons, and a TEESHIRT of course!

Even if you participated in the fall you still need to register for the SPRING. We are doing registration by semesters now. Can’t wait to see you!

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Sacred Space

A gathering of women and those who identify as female on Tuesday nights @ 6pm with Pastor Carrie.  We usually study a book – various ones – sometimes a book of the Bible, sometimes a theme of faith we are challenged by.  We have met in the past around the table at Earl’s grocery in Elizabeth.  During the last year and half we have found a great opportunity gathering by Zoom which has provided a place for meeting for those even as far away as Apex NC!  We are not sure where/how the future will take us.  Maybe an in-person gathering at 6pm and an online gathering at 8pm?  We will see.  Sacred Space will start back up the end of August.  Keep checking here or in our announcements for the kick off date and book to study.  Email Pastor Carrie for any questions

Some of the books we have read together in the past…

Taste and See: Discovering God Among Butchers, Bakers, and Fresh Food Makers by Margaret Feinberg

The Sacred Echo by Margaret Feinberg

Inspired by Rachel Held Evans

Restored: Finding Redemption in Our Mess (Restored series) (Kindle Books) Berlin, Tom

1st Corinthians (Paul for Everyone) by N.T Wright


This is a fantastic group of all ages of mostly men (but not limited to that) who gather with Pastor Tom for bible study and drinks/wings afterwards.  During Covid we have had to gather by Zoom and bring our own drinks to the meeting but hopefully soon we will be able to gather in person again.  Our latest favorite place to meet after bible study is Thomas Street Tavern.  The guys in this group range from 30s to 70s!  It’s so great to learn from one another, hearing how faith impacts us each at different stages in life.  We study the scriptures together as Pastor Tom leads us in thinking about them through various lenses which then encourages us to figure out how to apply the Word to our lives.  Come join us!  Email Pastor Tom if you are interested in joining in.

Circle of Life

We bring our bag chairs, circle-up in the shade over by the dumpster, and solve the problems of the world. Beer and bourbon are the preferred libations, while the occasional cigar provides “atmosphere.” Like manna, food sometimes appears—wings, ribs, cornbread, sweets; but memories, hopes, and everything in between is the fat we always chew. Old men have held it down for a year, but we will scooch-over to make room for you! Women are welcome, too! Every Sunday at 4, weather permitting. Contact Pastor Tom for more information.

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