Pastor's Notes

  • July 2017 - Pastor Ponderings

    At any new beginning there are questions. Questions like; where are we going?, how did we get here?, what does the future hold?, will this work?, where is God in all of this? Who are you and, what do we call you?
    As we begin our journey as Harrodsburg United Methodist, let me help you with some of the answers.

  • June 2017 - Pastor Hawkins and Sue’s final thoughts

    Our first Sunday at Harrodsburg UMC began June 24, 2012 and our last Sunday will be “Father’s Day,” June 18, 2017. These past five years have gone by incredibly fast. We were most grateful for Rev. Jack Brewer’s calming presence during the interim period. Thank you church family for your prayers and support during that time of transition.

  • May 2017

    This coming Sunday, April 30th at the 11a.m. service, an announcement will be made from the SPPR Chairperson. He will be announcing the new pastor and family who will be serving their appointment here at Harrodsburg UMC. The new pastor will preach his first message on June 25.

  • April 2017

    Edward Garland Hawkins Biography

  • February 2017

    On January 1, 2017, New Year’s Sunday, our church and St. Peter’s African Methodist Episcopal Church fellowshipped and worshipped together. Rev. William Jenkins, pastor of St. Peter’s AME Church, had extended an invitation to us earlier in December when they were having issues with their heating system. We accepted his invitation and were blessed beyond measure by their gracious hospitality and spirit. I was really proud of our church’s response and attendance.

  • Theme: Change in Personnel

    Kentucky Annual Conference
    The Kentucky Annual Conference is pleased to announce that Bishop Leonard Fairley has been assigned as the new bishop of the Louisville Episcopal Area. The Louisville Episcopal Area is comprised of the Kentucky and Red Bird Annual Conferences.
     
    Bishop Fairley has served the North Carolina Conference since 1984 and his most recent appointment was serving as the District Superintendent of the Capital District. The Capital District is the largest district in the North Carolina Annual Conference.
     

  • July 2016

    Most pastors I have been acquainted with are highly competitive in all sport venues.  Most of them play a better game of golf than I and I learned to accept that fact.  One fact which is becoming more of a reality and harder to accept, is that I’m not as agile as I used to be.  My reaction time has slowed considerably and I find myself not moving as quickly as I should.
     

  • February 2016

    Dear Church Family:

    I am delighted to share about the year 2015.  We started with 381 professing members and ended with 386 for a 1% increase.  The families that joined us last year have been very involved in the life and ministry of our church.  We look forward to additional families being a part of our church family this coming year.

  • December 2015

    God has really blessed us this year with an amazing staff. October 2014 was a bad month as we had to dismiss our secretary/pianist/organist/choir director – yes one person who wore many hats. The remaining months of last year saw us hiring a secretary, music director, pianist, and an organist. All of these persons have brought back the spirit of worship and a great work ethic. It has been a positive transition that introduced an environment of praise and worship. I really do enjoy being the pastor of a great staff and congregation.

  • November 2015

    It is hard to imagine that year 2015 is almost over and we have one month to finalize our December programs.  The Home Tours, Hanging of the Greens and our 175th Anniversary Service require a lot of time and effort on all of us.  The first thing we can all do is pray that God’s blessing will pour out on all the events.  Our prayer will be one of thanksgiving for the ministry that has occurred in our church and community these 175+ years. 
     

  • October 2015

    The Walk for Alzheimer’s occurred Saturday, September 26, 2015 downtown Lexington.  We had a great group of young men and women to participate in the walk.  There were fourteen of us who walked the mile in a light drizzle but a good time was had by all.  Thanks to everyone who contributed to a little over $3,000. 
     

  • September 2015

     

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