Jesus commanded us to serve one another with the parable at the end of Matthew 25.

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Throughout the Bible we hear and see of a God passionate for the lost, the least, the forsaken. A God who loves ALL and turns the world upside down to make things right. We join in that mission for justice and love by our actions.

Each month we have multiple opportunities for our families to participate in serving our neighbors. Keep a check here to see the possibilities as they change and jump in on anything you can help with. It makes it great fun to work together – bring your friends as well!

Let’s Help UKRAINE!

United Methodists are eager and generous to respond to tragedy. The United Methodist connection is more efficient than other relief organizations, and 100% of your donations go directly to those in greatest need. Now, with the war raging in Ukraine, there are two ways we can offer immediate aid. Out District Superintendent has a direct line to a DS there, who is buying sleeping bags and other needed supplies. Contributions to the link below will be sent directly to that office, and our District will match our gifts up to $5000. Click Here to Give

Also, as usual, UMCOR has set up a fund for direct donations.

You may contribute in these ways:

  • Online at https://umcmission.org/advance-project/982450
  • By toll-free telephone: 888-252-6174
  • By check made out to Global Ministries/UMCOR with “Advance #982450-Ukraine” written on the memo line and bring to HLUMC

Thank you for your generosity


Almost 3 million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion, with more displaced within the country as cities are shelled. Members of Hawthorne Lane Church and our surrounding neighborhoods in Charlotte are working together to uplift this nation and our world in prayer and make an impact where we can. Hawthorne Lane has already made a matching donation with the Methodist church, but invites our congregation and community to donate if they will like to support the initiative. HLUMC will match any donations from this event up to $2,000. What: Community Prayer Vigil to Lift Up Ukraine When: Saturday, March 26th at 7:30 pm – join us in prayer and camp out overnight if you would like How: Walk over, drive up, join our community in prayer. How to give: There will be a way to donate (hoping QR code) onsite How will this money be used: The United Methodist Church has feet on the ground in Ukraine. The money collected will be sent directly to the Ukrain through the District Superintendent to purchase clothing, sleeping bags and needed supplies to take care of the people. ANYONE IS WELCOME

Mission Trip to Costa Rica

Mission trip to Costa Rica. There are 4 spots left in a group on this mission. The mission will be to go to an orphanage and assist with building a third home for abandoned children at the Methodist Church in Costa Rica. The dates are April 23rd until May 1st. The cost is $650 for all travel plus your flights. Anyone interested who doesn’t have the means to do so – just ask – we can work on it! More Information?
Contact Brandon Chrysler


  • The per person costs which includes Wesley Dormitory lodging, meals, medical insurance, transportation, background checks, 2 nights lodging at the Volcano Lodge w breakfast and 1 dinner, and miscellaneous tips is $650.  Flight is $500.  ​
  • Building materials, ongoing operational costs for the orphanage and VBS supplies will be covered through other funds.​
  • Saturday, April 23          Fly to San Jose, Costa Rica.  Bus picks us up at the airport and takes us to the dormitory ​
  • Sunday, April 24            Usually we go to a local church and then out to lunch and a little sightseeing.  Dinner is back at the dormitory and we have communion.​
  • Monday, April 25-28      Work in the morning at the orphanage and usually have “vacation bible school” with either the children at the orphanage or children at one of the local churches.​
  • Friday, April 29              Travel to Volcano Lodge and enjoy activities ​
  • Saturday, April 30          Full day of activities of your choice​
  • Sunday, May 1              Return to Atlanta​

Roof Above Sandwich Ministry 2022

Roof Above is very pleased to hear that HLUMC will continue making 600 sandwiches a month in 2022. Can you help? We need lots of volunteers to make 30 sandwiches. If 30 is too many, just bring the number you prefer. Any amount helps! 

Step 1. Sign up to make sandwiches.
Step 2. Bring the sandwiches to our church, Evans Fellowship Hall on the last Wednesday of every month.

Please write the total number of sandwiches you deliver to the church on the outside of your delivery bag to facilitate a quick and accurate count. The sandwiches will be delivered to Roof Above mid-morning on Thursday. Contact Bill Horton if you have questions at wthorton1951@gmail.com. Thank you for supporting this mission!

Room In the Inn

Who: Anyone that wants to serve! 

What: Room in the Inn has a few remaining spots for our regular Tuesday Night Schedule as below: 

3/1 – Evening Bus Driver and Guest Laundry 

3/22 – Set up on 

3/29 – Morning Bus Driver, Overnight Host, and Set up 

BUT MOST EXCITING —– we have been called to ADD a Monday Night to fulfill a need for Roof Above. They need extra beds, so we are adding MONDAY 3/7 and need to fill all roles! 

We are calling all NEWBIES who have interest in serving to join us on Monday 3/7 to serve with support from our veterans!

Please follow the link on our Signup Genius to find available slots listed on the dates

It is our mission to serve our neighbors, community and our world. More Info? Questions? Contact Star Shoener

Head over to our Room In the Inn page for more details…

Amazon Smile

Shop ‘Til You Drop! Thank you to everyone who designated HLUMC as your AmazonSmile charity. Hawthorne Lane Church received $31.02 for Quarter 4 and a total of $71.37 for 2021. Amazon Smile has the same products, same prices and same features BUT Amazon makes a small donation to our church for every eligible Smile purchase. Thank you to everyone who uses AmazonSmile. www.smile.amazon.com