"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

Welcome to Hudson United Methodist Church

Since 1964, Hudson UMC has become a spiritual home for people seeking to grow in Christ’s love. We are located at the corner of Hudson-Aurora and Stow roads.

Click the image below to view our live stream Sunday services on our YouTube channel.

Sunday Worship Summer Schedule

Please join us for Sunday worship and feel free to invite a friend, neighbor, colleague, or family member!

  • 9:00-10:00 am Worship Service – In-person and live-streamed (see above).
  • 10:00 am Fellowship time

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

Please join us in welcoming Rev. Bruce Hartley as he starts July 1st


  • United Theological Seminary, M.Div.
  • Kent State University, BA English
  • Ravenna High School

Previous Appointments

  • Vincent (Elyria/Lorain)
  • Strasburg
  • Trinity/Mt. Gilead      
  • Lakewood      
  • Cove
  • Granger

Personal Background 

  • Wife: Janet Lynn Hartley
  • Children: Susan (Nicholas) Sudzina, Megan (Dustin) Ford

View of Ministry

I look to the past for strengths and to the future for growth.  When I examine my leadership characteristics, one dominant thought comes to mind-participation.  The concept of participation is one that I want to pursue as I strive to serve God and the Church. Participation has been an essential component of my ministry.  I have been touched by many good folks who thought enough to reach out in the name of God. I hope that as I moved in and out of peoples’ lives God has touched them through my activity.

God has called me into the ministry of the local church. Therefore, I am called to preach in a way that encourages an encounter between God and the people. I understand this function is essential to the life of the Church. Preaching with effective illustrations and creative delivery are ways of allowing participation between God and people. Visitation is another way of participating in the life of the Church. My abilities to relate with a variety of age groups as well as my developing listening skills allow for a greater sense of participation. And, I enjoy planning mission projects as well as learning and educating about mission work.


 On Sunday, August 21, following the morning worship service, Hudson UMC will be hosting a church-wide Safe Sanctuaries training with Rev. Gary Jones, Director of Spiritual Formation and Camp & Retreat Ministries at the East Ohio Conference. The Christian Education Committee will be providing light refreshments after the morning worship service, and then we will have a presentation and Q&A with Rev. Jones. We anticipate that the presentation will be 1 hour and the Q&A will be a half hour. Please look for information regarding completion of Safe Sanctuaries application soon in the bulletin. All volunteers who work with children, youth and/or vulnerable persons must complete this training every three years. If you have any questions, or are unable to attend this training, but plan on volunteering at HUMC, please contact Kerrie Book at kerrieevansbook@gmail.com.

The August edition of the church newsletter is now available online.

Do you enjoy young children, playing with blocks, and puzzles, or sitting in a rocking chair? We need volunteers to assist in our Sunday Morning Childcare Ministry for the summer months. You would only need to commit to one Sunday a month during the 9:00 am worship service. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Cheryl Gamble.

The HUMC Nursery school is looking for someone to work with 3-5 year olds. You would be teaching songs of the season. We hold a small Christmas Program that you would lead as well. We are looking for someone for about 5-6 hours a month. During Christmas, there may be more hours. If you are interested or know someone that is please, have them contact Lisa VanBuskirk at 330.650.2650 ext. 106 or humns@windstream.net.

Body Wash, Alcohol-Free Mouthwash, Men’s White Crew Socks Gently used spring/summer clothing for men, women, and children is especially needed at this time. Each month HUMC passes out socks, briefs or T-shirts, toilet paper, and toiletries. Blue collection bins are located in the narthex closet near the handbell cabinet.

Every month HUMC has committed to donating 200 cans of pineapple to the food pantry at OPEN M. Please put your donations in the wooden box near the kitchen. Thank you!

Anyone who would like to learn more about note-reading, music theory, voice production, breathing technique, or keyboard skills, email Sandy Simpson at, ssimpson923@yahoo.com to schedule individual times on Thursday afternoons and early evenings, June 30 – August 25. There will also be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the choir room. This may be a beneficial opportunity for anyone who is not in one of our musical groups but may be curious.


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 Wednesdays for mat yoga.  For class times; links if virtual; and other information contact Cheryl Maimona


HUMC is going tropical this year! VBS–Cokesbury’s Discovery on Adventure Island: Quest for God’s Great Light. This family VBS will be held on August 9th, 10th, and 11th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Online registration is open! Invite a friend! As always, we’ll need plenty of help, so please let us know if you and/or your youth helper (6th grade and up) are interested/available in lending a hand. Also, feel free to send questions, comments, or suggestions to our coordinators, Becca Gates, Kerrie Book, and Jackie Beam at VBSatHUMC@gmail.com.

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