"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.

Christmas Eve Services

5:30 Family Service – Gather the family at Hudson UMC to worship the newborn King. The young and the young at heart will hear the Good News, sing praises, and receive the light of Christ revealing the wonders of God’s love.

7:30 Candlelight Service – Hudson UMC gathers as God’s faithful people to hear again the amazing arrival of the Prince of Peace. Hearts will delight in the singing of traditional carols and sounds of the bell choir. The Light of Christ will illuminate those who gather while singing “Silent Night.” The wonders of God’s Love still warm our hearts.

Christmas Day – 9:30 am

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… 

The time “before Christmas” is a season on the Christian calendar called Advent – the beginning of the Christian Year. Our culture will count the “shopping days” before Christmas (which seems to begin in September…or earlier). Advent is a time of preparation in the Church. One lesson Advent teaches is that waiting is a healthy discipline. (If you want to know more about “Advent” go to UMC.org)

I recall being told when packages began to appear under a tree in our home, “Do not open before Christmas!” I recall telling our daughters, “Do not open before Christmas!” I now hear our granddaughters being told, “Do not open before Christmas!” Have you heard this command? Have you shared this command? It is hard to follow those instructions.

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This year during Advent, I challenge you to disobey what you have been told. I propose that to celebrate Christmas (the event as designed by God) we should open some things before Christmas…and keep opening all year ‘round:

Sunday, November 27 “Before Christmas – Open Your Ears” Isaiah 55:3

Sunday, December 4 “Before Christmas – Open Your Eyes” Luke 2:30; Isaiah 35:1-10

Sunday, December 11 “Before Christmas – Open Your Heart” Luke 1:26-38

Sunday, December 18 “Before Christmas – Open Your Mouth” Psalm 51:15

Gather with Hudson UMC before Christmas so we are prepared for God’s gift of love – Jesus!

Invite a neighbor, family member, or friend to worship in person or online. Help them to open themselves to Christ.

Announcements

New or Like New Children and Adult Gift Items. Do you have new or gently used gift items from years past? Ornaments, toys, puzzles, games, bobbleheads, perfume, lotions, scarves, hats, gloves, Snuggies, blankets, etc.? Especially needed throughout these wintry months are blankets, coats, jackets, boots, and other warm clothing items for men, women, and children. The deadline for Christmas donations is Wednesday, December 14.

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. Upcoming distribution is Nov 18.

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!

SAVE the DATE: On January 5, 2023 at 7:00 pm, The Key of Hope Choir from Durban, South Africa will fill our sanctuary with the sounds of joy, faith, and hope. Please join us, and be sure to invite family and friends to this special performance, a powerful way to begin a new year. The hour-long concert is FREE, although the choir accepts donations and will be selling merchandise after the event. If you would like to help with preparations or if you’d like more information, please contact Jackie Beam. You can also visit www.keyofhope.org.

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.

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.

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

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

The Key of Hope Choir from Durban, South Africa will fill our sanctuary with the sounds of joy, faith, and hope. Please join us and be sure to invite family and friends to this special performance, a powerful way to begin a new year. The hour-long concert is FREE, although the choir accepts donations and will be selling merchandise after the event. Key of Hope is an international non-profit in Durban, South Africa, which reaches children affected by poverty and AIDS with the hope found in Jesus Christ through long-term mentoring relationships.