"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 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

Rev. Bruce: Reflections on the Sermon

CONSIDER THIS GOING FORWARD…
Am I excluding someone close to me from God’s love?

Consider this statement, “God’s love being perfected in me.” What are you possibly being nudged to “rethink” by this statement?

John writes, “Perfect love casts out fear.” Are you afraid to love someone, a type of person, or a group of people? Who? Why? Do you believe God loves this person, type, or group?

God’s People are challenged to conquer the world with God’s love. Let’s work on this goal. How can Rev. Bruce support you in “attending to the ordinances of God”/Staying in Love with God”?

Rueben P. Job, the author of Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living, writes,

  • Our witness to the redeeming love of God loses its authenticity and its power as our unwillingness to be reconciled continues.
  • Where is God nudging you to reconcile?
  • Are you willing to reconcile?
  • What may be causing the resistance to reconcile?
  • If you want to talk about these questions or have other questions, contact Rev. Bruce at pastor@hudsonumc.com

Thoughts Along the Way…

I find it healthy to pause from time to time and ask myself about my positions – politically, emotionally, and spiritually. How have your beliefs changed or matured? During the month of September, Hudson UMC will experience a sermon series entitled, “BeUMC.” Together we will revisit John Wesley’s early teachings and refocus on what it means to be a United Methodist.

BeUMC

Sept. 4 – Do No Harm
Sept. 11 – Do Good
Sept. 18 – Attend to God’s Ordinances
Sept. 25 – World is our Parish

Announcements

“Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid, from now on you will catch men.” So, they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything, and followed him.” Luke 5:10b-11 NIV

The invitation to follow Jesus brought about a new orientation. The first disciples shifted to looking at self to looking for others. Jesus still invites would-be disciples to think differently. Join us beginning Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 6:45pm to study “Think Like a Fish: Seeing your Church through the eyes of the Unchurched.” Dr. Virgil M. Woods’ book will guide us to better understand our neighborhood/pond and not only what attracts fish/neighbors but retains them.

Dr. Woods writes, “If we are called to be fishers of people, shouldn’t we truly know the people we are trying to catch – or guide into a relationship with Christ? Shouldn’t we know the best time of day to get their attention? Shouldn’t we know the right bait to use to even attract them and persuade them to take a closer look at the Christ we offer?” This is life-changing work we are invited to do in Christ’s name. Let’s go fishing!

12 copies of “Think Like a Fish” are available in the church office. Classes are held on Wednesday at 6:45 for at least 5 weeks, beginning Sept. 28.

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

The Christian Education Committee needs teachers and substitutes for many of their classes. The kids’ classes are 3 years-1st grade, 2nd-5th grade, and 6th-12th grade. The commitments range from weekly to once a month. All teaching materials are provided. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Kerrie Book at kerrieevansbook@gmail.com

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. Toilet paper and/or donations for the purchase of toilet paper are needed. 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 on a monthly basis 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 Aug. 27 and Sept. 24.

As a church, we are taking on supplying 400 boxes of Macaroni & Cheese for 200 Holiday baskets for families in need. You may buy the mac & cheese and drop it off or make a financial donation (write OPEN M Christmas Basket on your check) and we will buy them for you. Please leave them in the tub near the kitchen. Donations are due by November 28. Any questions, please contact Linda Brown.

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!

The Acme Cash Back program has begun again! This program allows us to get money back from the receipts we turn in to use on various missions. There is a bin near the pastor’s office to put them in. This runs until Dec. 24. Thank you!

The Boys Scouts are selling Pecatonica Popcorn and Whitley’s Specialty Nuts. Proceeds from these sales support Scout camping, equipment, events, and supplies. Options include Popping Kernels, Microwave Popcorn, Specialty Popcorn Flavors, and Chocolate Covered Pretzels. Whitley’s Nuts options include Almonds, Cashews, Peanuts, Peanut Clusters, and Chocolate Covered Specialties. Also, The Troop is selling Fresh Holiday Wreaths, Swags, and Sprays to decorate for the season. See Kristen Bradshaw to order or for more details.

Yoga

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

Mission Opportunity – OCTOBER 12-14

As part of his involvement with the East Ohio Conference Disaster Response ministry, Tim King is leading a team to Detroit Michigan. Detroit has received repeated heavy rain storms resulting in the flooding of homes in older neighborhoods. There is a call for teams to conduct cleanouts of flooded basements and make light repairs. The team will be up to 12 volunteers to travel to Detroit and serve from Wednesday, October 12 returning Sunday, October 16.

Want to consider joining? Contact Tom King.

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