Pastor's Notes

  • July 2013

     
     ​It’s hard to imagine that Sue and I have been here at Harrodsburg UMC for one year.  Time really flies by much too quickly and the old adage is true:  the older you get – the faster time passes.
    Trivia question: Do you remember the sermon I preached on June 24, 2012?
    It was the same sermon I preached when surrendering to the gospel ministry at Berean Baptist Church, June 14, 1987.

  • June 2013

     
    Have you noticed how things are beginning to look better with our church plant?  It’s amazing what a coat of paint and flooring will do to brighten a room.  The replacement of 67 windows has certainly helped esthetically but also practically.  I sense a swelling of pride as the improvements are made and people around town are taking notice. 

  • May 2013

     
    We have heard the expression, “April showers bring May flowers!”  That has certainly been the case around our church and parsonage.  There has been a barrage of God’s beauty popping out every day.  Sue and I read April 30th’s Upper Room that spoke of “Marveling.”  It dealt with God’s creation and how magnificent it was in the beginning and is today.  Do we take God’s beauty for granted or do we “marvel” at God’s creation every day.   

  • April 2013

     
    As I write this the temperature outside is 40 degrees and it feels like 34 degrees.  Spring officially began on March 20th but our weather is somewhat stuck in the winter mode.   I know our creator has things well in hand but I’m ready for some warmer temps. 

  • March 2013

     
    The month of March is one of my favorite months of the year because we change from the season of winter to the season of spring.  We begin to see early evidence of life breaking through the crust of the ground in the form of crocuses, tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and various other flowers.  The trees are starting to bud and new growth is apparent on our rose bushes.  You can witness the scurrying of birds as they put the final touches on their nests and await the arrival of their offspring. 

  • February 2013

     
    2013 has started and the month of January has closed.  How have you done with your new year’s resolutions?  So far, I have managed not to put on any more pounds but still am finding it difficult to shed that extra “baggage.”  Hopefully as the season of Lent approaches, I will be more inclined to fasting. 
    Speaking of Lent, we will introduce the season with an Ash Wednesday service on February 13th at 6:30p.m.  The service will last from 6:30 to 7:00p.m. which will allow the regularly scheduled programs to meet afterwards. 

  • January 2013

     
    Wow!!!  This year has really flown by and our first six months here at Harrodsburg UMC have passed in the twinkling of an eye.  As we reflect on the year 2012 we see God’s amazing grace working in all of our lives.  God has a plan for each of us and sometimes we don’t comprehend how it is going to work out. 

  • Introducing Myself

    I came into this world on May 26, 1947 in my mother’s bedroom. Dr. Routt had delivered my two siblings and me at home. My parents were William Nathan Hawkins and Maude Routt Hawkins. My sisters are Sue Ann Breeze and Carolyn Denton. We were an agricultural family residing on a farm just south of Hodgenville, Kentucky.

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