Worship at Hawley UMC
8:00am Informal Traditional Service with Holy Communion
Worship at 8am is usually accompanied by piano. The service is shorter than the
10am service with less music. In addition, the service is not designed for
children, but they are always welcome.
10:00am Creative Family Worship with Holy Communion
Worship at 10am is usually accompanied by organ and/or piano. The Chancel
Choir and Joyful Ringers Bell Choir regularly share music at 10am. In general,
this service includes more music and is designed as an inclusive service for
children and families. Part of the service specifically engages children as worship participants.
On Sunday November 24th we bring our 2020 giving commitments to the altar as an act of gratitude and thanksgiving. Join us for one service together at 10am as we dedicate our commitment cards and ask God to bless our ministry and our lives in 2020. And come celebrate with us after worship as we share a potluck brunch. A sign-up sheet is available in the Memorial Walkway. Please let us know how many will be joining us and what you plan to bring.
Annual Charge Conference
All are invited to join us for our annual church charge conference on Monday, November 25th. All members can vote at this meeting. Worship with the new District Superintendent, Rev. Judy Walker will begin at 6:30pm followed by our meeting.
A Word About Children
Children are always welcome in worship at Hawley UMC! We love to worship as an intergenerational congregation, and we encourage children to participate in the worship service. Lap desks with crayons, notebook, pencil, and markers are always available at the back of the sanctuary. In addition, children at the 10am service are usually given a hands on, quiet activity related to the sermon.
Please return lap desks and supplies to the baskets by the door as you leave so we can prepare them for the next week. Sometimes, young children need to make noise or move beyond the pews. When this happens, we encourage you to take children into the memorial walkway until they are ready to come back to worship.
Children under 5 are also welcome to play during the service in our staffed nursery. Nursery children usually return to their parents in the sanctuary for communion.
Save the Date!
The 2019 Road to Bethlehem will be on Saturday, December 14th.
Planning has begun and we are currently recruiting "behind the scenes volunteers" including set up, clean up, kitchen, cookies, craft assistants, and luminaries.
Please sign-up at
https://volunteersignup.org/TR4RK or through the church office at 570-226-3875 or email@example.com.
A Generous Life: A November Worship Series on Thankful Giving
“The journey home - the journey to discovering your best self - begins with this fundamental truth: we are created in the image of a loving and generous God.” (A Generous Life: 28 Days of Devotion, Abingdon Press 2019, p 10) We find fulfillment and happiness when we live an authentic life in the image of a loving and generous God. But loving generosity doesn’t always come naturally to us. It is something we work toward throughout our lives. This journey is grounded in our gratitude, revealed to us in prayer, and sealed by our faith in God’s direction. November is a time of giving thanks and living out our gratitude. Come, take the journey to a generous life.
If you would like to donate alter flowers in honor or remembrance of someone special in your life, please contact the church office at 570-226-3875 or email .