"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


“Jesus reached out to the woman; he took initiative.” Christian love doesn’t wait around to be asked. It seeks people out. It reaches out with love and grace, with forgiveness and reconciliation.

Who was bold enough to reach out to you in Christian love? Jesus broke down the barriers that divide people. “Consider the barriers Jesus knocks down: The walls that separate Jews and Samaritans. The walls that separate a respected rabbi and a notorious outcast…these walls come tumbling down because of Christ’s love, grace, and forgiveness.”

What divisions are we aware of in our congregation, community, country, and world? Where is Christ challenging his followers to confront divisions and build bridges? Jesus changed her life. “She was so excited about what she encountered in Christ that she forgot her water jar and ran to tell the people in town that she had experienced the Messiah.”

What made the difference in this woman’s life? How is the Samaritan woman’s response to Christ different from Nicodemus?

Love to hear your thoughts – pastor@hudsonumc.com

Lenton Worship

April 6, 7 pm (childcare provided)

April 7, 12 noon at Christ Church Episcopal
(Sponsored by Hudson Ministerial Assoc.)

April 9, 9:30 am (childcare provided)


Throughout Lent, we will witness the lives of several in a sermon series entitled “Encounters with Christ.” Here are the lives who had a life-changing encounter:

2/26: The Man Born Blind – John 9:1-41

3/5: Jesus with Mary and Martha
Luke 10:38-42 – Communion

3/12: Jesus and Nicodemus – John 3:1-17

3/19: Jesus and the Woman at the Well
– John 4:7-15

3/26: Jesus and James and John
– Matthew 20:20-28

4/2: Jesus and Caiaphas – Matthew 26:58-68

4/6: Maundy Thursday Service
at 7:00 pm – Communion

4/9: EASTER Gather in person or online and observe a Holy Lent with others.
Invite a neighbor, co-worker, or friend to worship with you!


Every year as we approach Easter Sunday, HUMC provides support for the Heifer International Mission through “Alternative Easter Giving.” The Mission Committee will be selling chicks and sheep cutouts at a table in the gathering area outside the CAC the next 3 Sundays (3/19, 3/26, & 4/2) immediately following the worship service. 

Easter Outreach April Needs… Conditioner Toothbrushes Deodorant Requesting new or like new items for children’s Easter Baskets. Small toys, candy, plastic eggs, pencils, erasers, activity/coloring books, etc. Easter Baskets are needed also. The deadline is TH April 6.

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.

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

All Ladies and young Ladies of Hudson United Methodist Church are invited to participate in the United Women in Faith Worship Service on Sunday, April 16. If you would like to participate in the Worship Services or United Women in Faith Choir please sign-up on the Board in the Gathering Area. 

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. Distributions April 22.

So you’ve probably heard of pickleball but didn’t know where to start. Or were afraid to go and learn in a crowd? No worries, our own Hugo Sandberg has helped set up a pickleball court in our Fellowship hall and is offering to introduce HUMC members to the fastest-growing game in America. We are offering 1-hour “Intro to Pickleball” sessions on Sundays at 3pm and 4pm. Sessions are limited to groups of 4. We ask that you sign up and bring 2 people from outside our church to the session. Paddles and balls will be provided. Wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing. Available Sundays (more dates to be offered later): April 16 and April 30.

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

Easter Egg Hunt

Family Ministries welcomes children (up to and including 5th grade) to join us for a FREE Easter Egg Hunt in our church courtyard on Saturday, April 8 at 2:30 pm. Register by Wednesday, April 5.

Accepting Donations: Please help us prepare for our Easter Egg Hunt by bringing individually packaged candies and/or small toys to fill the eggs. 

Hudson Faith Communities explore challenges to stay relevant to our community!

Sunday, April 23, 3 pm-5 pm at Hudson Middle School Cafeteria, 83 N. Oviatt St.

During the dialogue, participants will have the opportunity to explore this topic in small groups of mixed denominations, followed by the opportunity to consider what might apply within their own congregation. Additionally, options for joint collaboration to support community needs will be considered. Please RSVP by April 10th using this link: https://forms.gle/WfwPFKMhQMMp5cjZ8

Lenten Intergenerational Sunday School

Sundays, February 26 – April 2
10:45 am following Fellowship Time
Meeting in the CAC

Led by Rev. Bruce Hartley