"Go into the world and share the light of Jesus Christ with Worship, Study, Service, and Spiritual Growth"
Grow Spiritually, Connect Meaningfully and Serve Joyfully
Sunday Worship Schedule
Please join us for Sunday worship and feel free to invite a friend, neighbor, colleague, or family member!
- 9:30-10:30 am Worship Service – In-person and live-streamed (see above).
- 10:30 am Fellowship Time
- 10:45 am Sunday School
Holy Communion is typically celebrated on the first Sunday of each month and everyone is welcome to participate.
Mask Update. Masks are optional within the building but are required for volunteers caring for children 5 years old and younger.
Children in Worship – Our service includes a children’s sermon for kids from ages 4 years old through 3rd Grade. You’ll also find children’s worship bulletins and “activity bags” (for ages 3-8) hanging on the tree just outside the sanctuary door.
Child Care – Child care is available for infants through 3-year-olds during Worship. Child care is also offered during the Sunday School hour for infants through 2-year-olds. Each child will need to be signed in and signed out by a parent or guardian.
Hudson UMC Worship Services are on Hudson Community TV. Broadcasts of the prior week’s service will be aired from 8:30-9:30 am on Spectrum TV channel 1021. Channel content can also be streamed at hudsoncommunity.tv
Thoughts Along the Way…
“Ever-faithful God, you call us to make and mature disciples of Christ. Guide and direct us as we seek to rediscover the path of discipleship. We want to see who you envision us to be. Help us to stop, listen, and hear your voice. Be the lamp for our feet and the light leading us to see you at the end of the path. We pray in the name of the one we follow, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Amen.”
As your pastor, I was drawn each time I prayed to the sentence, “Guide and direct us as we seek to rediscover the path of discipleship.” I am sensing God’s guidance and direction for Hudson UMC, and I offer them as we “walk in the light.” “We must never become too busy sawing to take time to sharpen the saw.” My prayers for guidance and direction opened my heart to something I read over a decade ago, the quote noted above from Stephen Covey.
For Covey, Sharpening the Saw is about taking the time to renew and refresh the four dimensions of our natures — physical, spiritual, mental, and social/emotional — so that we’re more effective in our life’s work. It’s about regularly investing in ourselves so that we can reap dividends on a continual basis. It means working smarter, not harder.
I began, albeit, without naming it as a “sharpening exercise,” with the post-Easter sermon series, “Arise, Shine” in which we reflected on God’s initiative, imagination, and love revealed throughout history in LIGHT. While drawing closer to the Light myself, God revealed a bold challenge to lead Hudson UMC to reclaim our purpose or our why.
Although summer months may be viewed as “vacation,” Elizabeth Goodin and I are offering experiences to “get to our why.” Before our focus on why, leadership will gather to learn about “working genius” (feel free to Google it), take an assessment, and then reflect on our individual results and how the church can balance the many “geniuses” at Hudson UMC as we “walk in the light.”
Another response to my prayer for God to “guide and direct as we seek to rediscover the path of discipleship”, is to offer to the church what a “Jesus-shaped life” would look like and how to achieve this life. (Take a breath. There are no sit-ups or crunches necessary to be reshaped.) With God’s direction, I am prayerful that this goal will launch in September. The efforts I have defined are essential to living more faithfully God’s mission for Hudson UMC and more effectively transforming Hudson and the world.
So, enjoy your summer – hike, swim, bike, and nap but also sharpen the saw with your church and “Arise, Shine” in the Light of Christ.
Click on the link and read more about “Sharpening the Saw”
- SENIOR RECOGNITION SUNDAY June 4
- OPEN M
- FEED MY SHEEP
- PAPER TOWELS FOR HUDSON FOOD PANTRY
- Appalachia Service Project (ASP): Summer 2023
- The June Newsletter is now available
Honoring and blessing our graduating seniors If you have a graduate in your household, please send us their information:
- Name of school
- Post-graduation plans
- Senior or current picture, along with a favorite childhood photo.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our dates for 2023: July 23, August 21, September 25, and October 23
Everyone is welcome to help either in person or by financial donations. Each month HUMC has committed to donating 200 cans of pineapple!
Alcohol-Free Mouthwash, Gently used fall and winter clothing for men, women, and children is especially needed at this time. Once a month HUMC offers a choice of socks, briefs or T-shirts, a toiletry item, and hotel-sized toiletries. Toilet paper is offered every week with 130 carry-out lunches. Please note FMS TP on your check. Blue collection bins are located in the narthex closet near the handbell cabinet.
Hudson UMC supports the Hudson Food Pantry by supplying paper towels every month for 35+ families. Staple food items requested at this time: Canned chicken, canned fruit, canned pasta (pasta sauce, rice sides, SpaghettiOs, Chef Boyardee, shampoo, and conditioner. Donations may be dropped off at the church in the gathering area. Distributions May 20.
We are beginning to plan for our service in Summer 2023. We will be volunteering in Floyd County, Kentucky the week of June 11, 2023. This coming year will be the church’s 49th year of service with Appalachia Service Project! As you are probably aware, flooding severely impacted many areas of Appalachia, including many areas of Kentucky that we have served in previously. Our help will likely be desperately needed next year.
Your prayers and financial support of our volunteers is greatly appreciated. To support our ASP mission, please click on the support HUMC minitries button below and make a donation to Appalachia Service Project.
The June edition of the church newsletter is now available online.
For many years, chair and mat yoga have been offered through the Hudson United Methodist Church led by a local certified yoga instructor. A freewill offering is accepted to cover the instructor fee. Class days are Tuesday for chair yoga and Wednesday for mat yoga. For class times; links if virtual; and other information contact Cheryl Maimona.
Sharpening the Saw
Summer is perceived as a more laid-back season, but that doesn’t mean we take a break from faith development.
For YOUNGER CHILDREN, Storytime with a Purpose, led by Elizabeth Goodin
Discerning Biblical truths through an exploration of children’s picture books.