Mission & Vision
"To invite and welcome people of all ages to connect as the body of Christ through discipleship and go forth in mission to the community."
First Hawthorne is being called, by the Holy Spirit, to invite all people to become a part of a connected body of believers, which exists to be a witness of God, and serve the local Hawthorne community. This congregation submits in prayerful consideration, to the will of God and God's mission for our church, to go and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We plan to be intentional about our invitation, hospitality and growth in discipleship to all, but with a focus on those who do not know Christ off those who have been distant from their faith. This church has also been called to be a holistic healing center focusing on the social, physical and mental needs of this area. We see our church grounds and all its facilities as a place with great potential in living out the social gospel of our Wesleyan heritage. For example, the Community Garden is where local people can come together and work to literally reap and sow and share the fruits of the ground to feed the hungry. We believe through the gift of service to our community, First Hawthorne will find its missional structure and foundation to build on for the next generations to come.