Welcome to
Hawthorne Lane UMC!
501 Hawthorne Lane | (704) 332-8131
Welcome to Hawthorne Lane UMC! A vibrant congregation beginning our one hundred and first 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!


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.
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.
Eyeglass Collection
For year’s we have been collecting eyeglasses for Urban Ministries. Help others see into the future by donating your old glasses!  You can place them in the designated bin in the Mission Table located in the back of the Sanctuary.
Loaves and Fishes: Cans & Communion
On the First Sunday of each month we come to the Communion Table to remember the sacrifice Jesus made for each of us.  On this day, you are invited to bring food donations for Loaves and Fishes to feed our hungry neighbors.  All donations are welcomed but some suggestions are 100% juice, cereal, canned fruits / meats/ vegetables, and peanut butter. There is also need for diapers, toilet tissue and cleaning supplies.  Our 2016 goal is now 2,501 pounds! 

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

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