Welcome to
Hawthorne Lane UMC!
501 Hawthorne Lane | (704) 332-8131
Welcome to Hawthorne Lane UMC! A vibrant congregation beginning our 101st year of worship and ministry in the Elizabeth neighborhood! If you’re new to Charlotte or, especially, the Elizabeth neighborhood or just looking for a church home, please visit with us on a Sunday morning or at another event we host through out the year.
Worship services are at 11 am every Sunday and, while details are just a click away, there’s much more to Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church than any single program.
Fellowship and Outreach and Study Opportunities abound. There are activities for children, youth, adults, those who are talented and those who are not so talented, rich, poor, carpenters, bankers, singers, parents, students, retirees and everyone else too.
We’re glad you stopped by for a visit but we hope you’ll find a place of sanctuary and worship soon. Visitors are always welcome!

Upcoming Events

Sign up for Lunch with FSP
Hawthorne Lane UMC will be providing Lunch each Wednesday through out the summer; supporting the Service Leader Interns and assisting with Parent Meetings.
Help!  The Missions Committee would love help to coordinate some or all of these great opportunities! Please contact Pastor Sarah or Katie Gauntner if this sounds like something you’d love to do!
Feed! Lunch will be provided and hosted at Hawthorne Lane UMC every Wednesday from 11:30am to 1pm (serving will be tentatively 12-12:30p) We need teams of folks to assist with preparing, serving and eating lunch with the Scholars all of these Wednesdays – June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27. Volunteer Here for the Meals
Shop!  Pick up small treats/gift cards for the Servant Leader Interns as a way of saying thank you! There will be 10-12 interns serving this summer.
Host!  HLUMC will be hosting the June 27th Parent Meeting at St. John’s Baptist. Think of this like Open House during the school year with dinner and door prizes!
Go!  Be a volunteer at The Family Tree Freedom School! Help in a classroom, go on a field trip, pick up some extra supplies, sponsor an intern, read with a child, play, grill, share, care, pray!
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2016 Vacation Bible School – God is WILD about You!
July 10 – July 14
5:30-7:30pm (3 years through 5th grade)
1:00-2:30pm for Preschoolers only.  
We will be kicking off VBS 2016 with a field trip to Lazy 5 Ranch on Sunday July 10th at 4:00pm!!! We wrap up on Thursday night! So please mark these dates on your calendar…you will not want to miss out!!! Lizanne Miskelly is the contact 704-737-9503 or lmiskelly@hlumc.org
All 3 year olds who are fully potty trained through 5th graders are welcome in the evening session. A Snack Supper will be served each night in Evans Hall. 

Based in scripture and using the qualities of animals, we will discover the amazing way God wants us to live!

“Therefore, as God’s chose people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12 (NIV)
8e429132-eede-483f-89f2-13da8b8096f9Coffee in the Lounge ~ Before & After 
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. 
***We have lots more to share – click here to see all the rest of the latest events and announcements


Mission Statement: Hawthorne Lane Preschool is a through-the-week ministry to children at Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church. The purpose of this program is to provide a safe, Christian learning environment where preschool children learn about God’s world and God’s love through teaching and hands-on experience.
12Our Philosophy: All children are welcome to Hawthorne Lane Preschool! We are committed to the best learning environment possible for children. It is important to help children become enthusiastic learners. Our curriculum focuses on all areas of development including spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive and physical. Our daily program includes hands-on experience, play, art, music, language and Christian growth. This is a Christian preschool but, true to the highest Christian principles, it is respectful and welcoming to people of all or no faith traditions. We are committed to supporting our children and their families. We communicate regularly and often with families regarding our subjects of study, our activities and our policies. Everything is done with the best interest of the children foremost and is guided by the principle of Christian love. All children are welcome in the preschool and we believe people of all faiths will find our preschool to be a caring, affirming, creative learning center.
Hours: Monday- Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jan. 18-Feb. 1: Registration opens for 2016- 2017 School Year (currently enrolled students only) & 2016 Summer Fun Program (currently enrolled families & church members)
Feb. 1 & 2: Registration opens for 2016-2017 School Year (siblings of currently enrolled students & church members)
Feb. 3: Registration opens for 2016-2017 School Year & 2016 Summer Fun Program (general public)
See the registration page for downloads.
For more information: Tours are available upon request. Come check out our creative rooms and loving staff our church has to offer your children. Please call our office at 704-332-8131 ext 19 or contact our director Lisa VanNote, preschool@hlumc.org.

Helping Others

Hawthorne Lane UMC offers a variety of hands-on opportunities to minister to the needs of local and global communities. You’ll find many of these opportunities in the drop down boxes in this category of “helping others” but there are always many more. We are a passionate church about being the hands and feet of Jesus to this community and beyond. If you have a passion that you do not see here – email one of our staff members. We are always ready to dream bigger and more creatively. Come be a part of the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ at Hawthorne Lane UMC.
It’s always been a joke that church folks eat well. It’s no joke! It’s really true! And HLUMC is really good at making sure folks are fed body, mind and spirit! So if you’re interested in helping to feed families who have had new babies or going through treatment there are plenty of opportunities to do so right now.
There are a variety of service opportunities each Sunday as well as from time to time. If you would like to share your gifts in a certain area, feel free to sign up in one of these areas. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Sarah, sdavis@hlumc.org or 704.831.3221 
Click here to view Volunteer Opportunities including TAG Teams, Aldersgate Bus Drivers, Wednesday Dish Washers, and other Volunteer Opportunities through the church.

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Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church
501 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte NC.
(704) 332-8131

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