"Go into the world and share the light of Jesus Christ with Worship, Study, Service, and Spiritual Growth"

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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).

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.

To this point, I have restricted my comments to my role as a participator. I do not want to leave the impression that I want to or expect to do everything in the Church. I want all to take seriously their vows of baptism and entrance into the believing community as participators in the general ministry of the Church. My role as a leader is to encourage total involvement in the life of the community so that no one person is burdened with the responsibility. It is my hope that individuals will reap the benefits of serving others through the expansion of their faith. The service we are called to perform can be work but it can also be fun. through the concept of participatory leadership, the work and fun can be shared by all who choose to participate.


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.

Join us after worship at 10:00 am in the Christian Activity Center for a reception to welcome our new pastor the Rev. Bruce Hartley.

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

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!

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.

Hudson UMC supports the Hudson Food Pantry by supplying paper towels every month for 35+ families. Staple food items requested every month are baked beans, fruit cups, applesauce cups, pancake mix, canned chicken, and tuna. Donations may be dropped off at the church in the gathering area. Upcoming distributions are on June 25 and July 23. Thank you!

HUMC is going tropical this year with an island-themed 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 opened on May 1. 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. Vacation Bible School will be August 9-11, 6:30-8:00 pm. Sign up here. We hope you can join us!


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

VBS Painting Fundraiser

Join us on June 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 for an island-themed painting class led by Kerrie Book to benefit this summer’s Vacation Bible School! All skill levels and ages 11 and up are welcome. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided. Suggested donation of $30 per person with free child care. For children in preschool through 5th grade, there will be a craft, snack, and playtime. Thank you for supporting this year’s Family Vacation Bible School!

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