To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Welcoming wanderers along the Way.
Our Ministry Paths
Encounter God (in worship and music ministries)
Walk Together (in faith through education and formation)
Seek to Serve (the world in mission and outreach)
We are an inclusive congregation that welcomes all people as participants in worship
and ministry. We are mission minded, intergenerational, and relationship focused. We
value the practice of Holy Communion as a weekly means of Grace. At the same time,
our worship is filled with drama, music, and art. As disciples of Christ, we are always on
a journey of faith. We are always growing and learnings as we worship God, connect
with each other, and serve the world.
Hawley United Methodist traces its history to the 1840's. In 1849 a class gathered regularly and Hawley was included on the regular preaching circuit. The church was chartered in 1851 and a building project was underway. The original church building was dedicated in 1853. The structure has been renovated many times over the years and the building projects that began in 1998 created the Great Hall and Memorial Walkway.
The physical church building has been present on the corner of Church and Maple for over 160 years, but it's the ministry of the church that continues to impact the community. People know the congregation is an inclusive faith community with a passion for mission. Ministries like Thanksgiving with Friends, Sojourner's Cafe, the Community Pantry, and Road to Bethlehem draw the community into relationship with congregation throughout the year. The church also hosts several support groups throughout the week. It is a joy to serve the Hawley community as one of the historic churches on Church Street.