DO YOU HAVE COFFEE/CAN I BRING COFFEE WITH ME?
The most important question should get answered first. Yes we have coffee in the pavilion if you need it. You can also bring coffee yourself if you want to.
WHAT DO I BRING?
Just come with a heart ready to encounter Jesus. You don't have to bring anything with you, but if you have a Bible, bring it. The sermons every week focus on something in the Bible and it's easier to follow along if you have one with you.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Dress comfortably. Some people that attend dress formally, some people that attend dress casually. However you want to dress is up to you. We care much more about whether or not you come with a ready heart because God looks at the heart, not the outward appearance.
WHEN DO I NEED TO BE THERE FOR THE SERVICES?
Our services are at 8:25, 9:55, and 11:25. Come a few minutes before so you can meet a few people and get your heart and mind ready for worship.
WHERE DO I PARK?
You can park anywhere in the front of the church. If all the spots are taken there is parking in the back of the church near the woods. We have parking attendants that will be able to guide you where to park. It's pretty simple, so don't let parking be an obstacle as to not coming to worship Jesus.
WHAT IF I HAVE A WHEELCHAIR OR NEED HANDICAP PARKING?
We have a number of handicap parking spaces as well as an access ramp to the sanctuary. We also have a shuttle service which can help you move from your car to the sanctuary. Everything on our campus is wheelchair accessible.
ARE THERE ANY ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING?
Yes! Our 9:55 service has individuals that transcribe and sign interpret the service. Additional hearing devices are available upon request during all services. We also offer an ASL class at Hawthorne Community Bible School to better equip our congregation to communicate with and minister to the Deaf community.
IS THERE ANYTHING FOR MY SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD?
Yes! We have an excellent special needs child care at Hawthorne Gospel. Each Sunday there are two special needs classrooms available during the 9:55 a.m. service to accommodate those who cannot attend a typical children’s class. Our volunteers offer a safe and secure place for children to go and learn about God’s love. We also offer Buddies who can assist higher functioning children and youth with special needs as they learn about God alongside their peers. We offer Buddies on Sundays during the 9:55 Sunday school classes.
WHERE DO MY CHILDREN GO?
Nursery is provided for all services. Sunday School is offered during the 10:00 AM service and Children’s Church during the 11:30 AM service. Club 208, children’s church for those in kindergarten through 5th grade, is offered for the “Sundays @ 5” service.
0-23 months Infant/Toddler Center (church building below sanctuary)
2 year olds - C-1(church building below sanctuary)
3 year olds - C-2 (church building below sanctuary)
4 year olds - C-8 (church building below sanctuary)
Kindergarten - C-9 (church building below sanctuary)
First Grade - C-4 (church building below sanctuary)
Second and Third Grade - E-2 (Education Building)
Fourth and Fifth Grade - Y-201 (Youth Ministries Building)
Middle School - The Loft (Youth Ministries Building)
High School - The Loft (Youth Ministries Building)
Our greeters or connectors in the sanctuary foyer will be happy to direct you to the appropriate location.
We take child security seriously. All children must be registered and signed in each week. Pagers will be given for the younger ones so you can be reached when needed. All children’s ministry volunteers have to complete service questionnaires and go through training and background checks before working with our children. We also encourage you to bring your child to church with you if they are old enough to listen.
ARE THERE CLASSES FOR ADULTS?
We offer classes for adults during the 9:55 and 11:25 services. If you want to get even deeper into the Bible and know more about what it is talking about, we suggest taking courses in the Hawthorne Community Bible School where you can register for free courses and work your way toward a certificate or a degree. Click here for more info.
WHAT ARE THE OFFICE HOURS?
Our normal offices are: 9-5 during the weekdays. There are events going on all the time at Hawthorne Gospel so if you wander onto campus, you can always find something to do.