"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.

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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… 

Keep in mind while reading/hearing the story of Hosea and Gomer:

Hosea = God and Gomer = Israel

Recap: Walking the Path of Righteousness means we learn to trust the voice of the Shepherd.

Walking the Path of Righteousness means we take risks, plan and act in response to God’s command, no matter what anyone thinks or says.

Hosea reminds us of who God is — a patient life-mate who endures with grace despite all manner of infidelity against him.

Hosea models something of God’s people as well — simple obedience.

We do not read that Hosea thought about marrying Gomer or prayed about it or consulted the wisdom of others or complained to God or chose to find himself a more appropriate wife. It plainly says he (Hosea) went and took Gomer as his wife.

Reflect on your relationship with God. When have you put limits on your obedience to God? What would you need to rethink to live obedient to God with no limits? How does the story of Hosea and Gomer teach you a lesson about the treatment of “hard-to-love” people? Who are some of the “hard-to-love” people in your life? Have you ever considered you could be on someone else’s “hard-to-love” list?

Together we will learn how the Old Testament faithful lived righteous lives and learn to walk the path of righteousness in a world that is wandering. How can we learn to walk a path of righteousness without becoming self-righteous?

Jan. 8 – Psalm 23 “Paths of Righteousness: David”
Jan. 15 – Genesis 6 excerpts; “Path of Righteousness: Noah
Jan. 22 – Hosea 2:16-20; “Paths of Righteousness: Hosea”
Jan. 29 – Amos 5:1-17; “Paths of Righteousness: Amos”

Note to parents: The children are hearing about God’s Laws being like a fence that keeps us from getting lost. We don’t build the fence. God does. What are the boundaries of God’s fence?

I welcome a discussion if you would like to debrief this installment of “Paths of Righteousness.”

Love to hear your thoughts – pastor@hudsonumc.com

Announcements

We are beginning to plan for our service in Summer 2023. We will be volunteering in 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.

If you are wanting to volunteer for Appalachia Service Project or would like more information, please contact Bill Centrello at bcentrel@gmail.com. Friends and family are welcome. Requirements for volunteers are age 13+ and having completed the 8th grade.

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

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 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. 

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

HUMC Family Fellowship WHITE ELEPHANT PARTY

Saturday, January 28th 6:30-8 pm, CAC

Bring a wrapped white elephant gift to exchange and a pie to share. ALL are invited!