Education

Children’s Sunday School

10:00 a.m. Sunday School
3 & 4 Year Olds - Room 136
5/6 Year Olds - Room 134
Grade 1 - Room 116
Grade 2 - Room 113
Grade 3 - Room 111
Grades 4 and 5 - Room 112
Grade 6 - Room 44

Bible Workshop for 3rd graders
Saturday, October 10, 2009
All third graders are invited to attend this fun day from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and learn how to use your Bible. You will receive your Bible in worship on October 11 at the 9:00 a.m. service. Watch your mail in September 2009 for more information and mark your calendars.

Hudson United Methodist Church gives Bibles to our 3rd graders each fall on the Sunday following the Bible Workshop. Any students (3rd grade and up) who do not have their own Bibles and would like one are asked to contact Rev. Kathy Wadsley.

Childcare on Sunday Mornings

Offered during Sunday morning worship services:
Nursery care for infants and toddlers in Room 135.
Structured care for 2 year olds in Room 131.
Children’s Time for 3, 4, 5 year olds are held after the children’s sermon in at 9:00 in Room 134 and at 11:15 in Room 131.

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Teen & Tween Sunday Classes

10:00 a.m. Sunday School
The Coffee Corner
in Room 41 welcomes youth each Sunday with refreshments and a brief time of fellowship before going to your classes.

Middle School Youth
6th Grade - Room 44
Uses Tweens curriculum for a Rock Solid overview of the Bible to prepare students for confirmation classes offered in Grade 7

7th and 8th Grades - Room 46
Another Galaxy
Come for an exciting year of relating Christ to your daily life.

Senior High Youth
9th, 10th, 11th and12th Grades - Room 41

God’s World
Come for an exciting year of connecting Christ’s life with your life.

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Adult Sunday Classes

10:00 a.m. Sunday School
Fresh Start

Led by Rev. Fred Schmidt - Room 103 (CAC, Fellowship Hall)

A short term class for adults considering joining this church, wanting renewal of faith or making general inquiry of the Christian faith. Offered 3 times during the year. Watch the bulletin for more information. FRESHSTART includes six sessions at 10:00 a.m.during the Sunday School hour, a family supper with some of our church leaders and a personal consultation with Rev. Larry Marshall.

To register: Call Rev. Fred Schmidt, 330-650-2650 ext. 23 or mark F.S. beside your name in the Sunday worship attendance pad.

Bible Moths Class
Room. 103 (D)
The Bible Moths will start off the 2009-2010 year with Three Months with John by Justo Gonzalez, a popular Cuban American Methodist historian, theologian and prolific author.

Christian Home Builders
Room 142
For those interested in strengthening their foundations in Christian faith and incorporating Christian principles into their daily family lives. The class will focus primarily on relationships in families and in communities from a biblical perspective. During the year, as interests arise from members, the class will adjust its direction. The fall will begin with God Was Here and I Was Out to Lunch by James W. Moore.

Short Topics
Room 140
This class is for anyone who wants to study the short topic currently offered. Fall topic begins with Getting Acquainted with your Bible. It is 8 wks long. The next topic will be Enough by Adam Hamilton.

Seekers
Room 103 (B)
“Seeking The Truth Using Christian Guidance”
In our class we discuss how and why a current event impacts our faith. Every week the current issue of “The Wired Word” (containing a topic, Bible references, and questions) is emailed to members. Everyone present is encouraged to engage in the discussion. Christian guidance on the issue is explored. Our goal is to seek the truth and eliminate the deception or “spin” that seems to be present in current news.

Book Class
Room 141, 143
The Book Class reads and discusses books that help us live as Christians. This fall starts with Enough by Adam Hamilton which explores Bible teachings on faith, wealth, generosity, and simplicity in this hard time. The next book, Seismic Shifts by Kevin Harney, talks of positive, quality change that can help you by making small adjustments in just the right places. Then, Love As A Way of Life by Gary Chapman looks at 7 characteristics of authentic love based on Scriptures to apply to family, life and workplace. Last is 5 Languages of Apology by Gary Chapman, a discussion on the need to recognize, the need to hear and express the words and gestures of apology in a different language.

Ties That Bind
Room 126 (Parlor)
This class is for anyone who enjoys a discussion type format. This year the class will be discussing contemporary Christian issues with selected reading. Different sources will be used including the Bible and other religious material. Socials are planned throughout the year.

Women’s Class
Room 110
The fall 2009 study is Really Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs. Storyteller Higgs takes a look at the vamps and tramps of the Bible, searching for the lessons these “wicked” women have to teach. Higgs retells these stories with rollicking humor and deep insight.

Young Adult Class
Room 150
All young adults (in the first half of adult life) are invited to begin a new class this fall. Bring your coffee or beverage from the kitchen. Enjoy fellowship, get acquainted and decide as a group at your first class on September 20 what you will study. Everyone is welcome.

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Adult Weekday Groups

Weekday study options include long and short-term Bible and topical studies. Watch the bulletin, the Muse and this website for short-term options offered throughout the year. Classes meet at HUMC unless otherwise noted. For more information call the church office.

Join a Disciple class and experience the transforming power of Scripture. Classes begin each fall and continue through the school year. Call 330-650-2650 to register.

Disciple I: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study is a 34-week overview of the Bible from Creation to the New Jerusalem. Learn the big picture of God’s covenant story. Reflect on how the Biblical message illuminates our own commitment to follow Jesus. Disciple I is the foundation and prerequisite for the other in-depth Disciple classes. Contact: Rev. Kathy Wadsley 330-650-2650 Ext. 21.

Christian Believer: Knowing God With Heart and Mind is a 30-week non-denominational study of the classical doctrines of the Christian faith from the early church through today. Enrich worship by understanding the language of faith in hymns, creeds, symbols, sermons, and Scripture. Connect the substance of the Christian faith and with believing and living. Disciple I or other in-depth Bible study is helpful but not required. Offered: Sunday evenings 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Thursday evenings 7-9 p.m. Contact: Rev. Kathy Wadsley 330-650-2650 Ext. 21.

New Testament Letters Bible Study meets at Laurel Lake on Mondays 10-11:30 a.m. We will be using the Genesis to Revelations series workbooks with the New Daily Study Bible Commentaries by William Barclay as an optional source.

The Women’s Bible Study
Time: Tuesday, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Rooms 109 & 111
Leader: Rev. Larry Marshall
The Tuesday morning study will begin September 8. All are welcome to this year of Tuesday morning studies. Bring your Bible and be there promptly at 9:30 a.m.

Morning Glories
Time: Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m Place: Good’s
God created the flowers to remind us of their strength and beauty. As Morning Glories we are a group of women that meet on Wednesday mornings 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The seed for this Bible Study was planted three years ago, with faith and nourishment it continues to grow. We welcome others to join us in our Bible Study and our journey forward. We will begin with “Cultivating Contentment,” a 12 week Women of Faith study. Please join us for an informal morning of food, fellowship and the study of God’s Word.

The Men’s Bible Study
Time: Monday, 6:30 a.m. Rooms 109 & 111
The Men’s Bible Study is a group of guys who like to socialize, pray together, read the Bible and talk about what we read while sharing a cup of coffee. Come read a book of the Bible selected by the group for fall. Study ends promptly at 7:30. What a great way to start the week!

Novels at Night
Events are the 3rd Friday of the month (with Dec 12 and March 13as exceptions) starting at 6:30 p.m. with supper. Discussions start after supper, usually by 8:00 p.m.

Books for Breakfast
Books for Breakfast began 15 years ago at HUMC and is open to all women who love to read and discuss books. Informal meetings are held monthly in members’ homes on Thursday mornings form 9:30 until noon. Join this fun group for one discussion, or as many as you would like.

M.O.M.S.
Moms Offering Moral Support
invites mothers (of any aged child) to join together on the 4th Thursday of the month unless otherwise indicated from 9:15 to 11:15 for fun and interesting discussions. Everyone welcome.

Power of Partners
This social gathering of couples meets once a month for dinner and a spiritual study. We will begin a new study in October.

CSI - Hudson
Christian Social Interaction
is a social group for singles and couples in their 20’s and 30’s. The goal of this group is to provide a time of fellowship and connection for an age group that is often committed in other areas of service and cannot always attend a Sunday School class. The group meets once a month for events that usually include food and games. Child care is provided at the church. Watch for upcoming events in the bulletin and MUSE. Anyone is welcome at anytime during the year!

Social Group #1 knows how to have a good time! They meet once a month or so for: day time lunches, fun excursions, a night at Blossom, tax advice, an evening at a community theater, trips to museums, pot-lucks and holiday gatherings. Members take turns planning the events. All are welcome and anyone with an idea and willingness to organize an event is especially welcomed. Watch for information and contact the event planner to participate.

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Weekday Youth Programs

Youth Group
Sunday Nights 6:30-8:30 p.m. Grades 7-12 - unless otherwise noted.
Get to know Christ, your friends and yourself with us on Sunday nights. Come hang out with Sarah Hennessey and the Youth Leaders for tons of crazy games and discussions. All are welcome; please feel free to bring friends for one event or for the whole year! Youth Group meets at the church unless otherwise noted. At least once a month we will have a “Youth Group Outing” for a special event. Ideas of places to go or things to do are always welcome! Junior High and Senior High will meet separately unless the entire group is going on an outing. We hope to see you every Sunday evening; come as you are!

BREAKFAST CLUB
Come and hang out with the Senior High Youth Group at Panera on Wednesday mornings before school. Hudson High School has “late start” on Wednesdays and the Senior High meet at Panera at 7:45 to 8:45 and enjoy coffee and bagels before school. If you need a ride to Panera and/or to school it is no problem to arrange. The Breakfast Club will start September 2, 2009!

R. (Radically) A. (Active) D. (Disciples)
For our 5th and 6th graders! Beginning on September 13, RAD is an event for 5th and 6th graders on the first Sunday of every month. It is from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at HUMC. Led by Youth Leaders, this program is focused on sharing the teachings and life of Christ with our Youth and having fun at the same time!

Confirmation Class
Beginning January 26, 2010
Time: Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Place: Room 109
Teachers: Sarah Hennessey and Rev. Larry Marshall
Dinner served at 6:30 p.m.

Beginning in January until Confirmation Sunday, we will study the teachings, prayer and parables of Christ. We will also study United Methodist history and doctrine. This is also a spiritual experience that encourages our youth to explore their personal faith. This class is designed for 7th and 8th graders, but please see Sarah if you are not in this age group but are interested. The class takes two retreats: one at the beginning of confirmation and one at the end, each from Friday night to Saturday morning. The cost for Confirmation is $90, which covers retreats, supplies, books, Confirmation banquet (June 5), and Confirmation. Please see Rev. Marshall if cost is a challenge.

Retreats: Jan. 22 & 23 May 28 & 29
Confirmation Service - June 6, 2010

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Vacation Bible School

June 27-July 1, 2010
First Class Sunday: 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
ending with a Family Potluck Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Classes and activities for all children
3 years old by September 30, 2009 through 5th grade

Watch for registration information in late April.

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