Prayer Vigil for Ukraine

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 UMC and our surrounding neighborhoods in Charlotte are working together to uplift this nation and our world in prayer to make an impact where we can.

On Saturday, March 26th starting at 7:00pm we will be hosting an outdoor Community Prayer Vigil to lift up Ukraine. There will be a presentation / conversation about the crisis and a prayer vigil, and we invite you to camp out on our church lawns overnight if you would like. Walk over, drive up, join our community in prayer.

The United Methodist Church has feet on the ground in Ukraine. Our tradition of serving those who are victims of tragedy is underwritten by our generous giving. We are collecting money that will go through the United Methodist Committee on Relief—100% of which will be for direct aid to those suffering the effects of this senseless war. The Missions Committee of Hawthorne Lane UMC has pledged to match the moneys collected up to $2,000. Make your checks or online contributions to HLUMC, designated to Ukraine. And please give generously to assist the most vulnerable and needy of these, God’s children, our brothers and sisters.

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND! Will you also please consider joining our volunteer team?

7:00 – 7:30pm: Introductions, moment of prayer, children’s time

7:30 – 8:00pm: Candid Q&A with Kateryna Panova, a Ukrainian journalist and immigration activist

8:00 – 9:00pm: Prayer vigil, music and song

9:00 – 10:00pm: Fireside chat – join for conversation over campfire about issues and how we can help

10:00pm – 8:00am: Overnight guests – please be sure to sign up if you would like to stay overnight

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