REOPENING ON AUGUST 16 - We are planning a re-opening of worship services on Sunday, August 16th at 11:00am. For those who have been missing “in church” worship, please note we will be practicing all the safety guidelines important for social distancing. Masks must be worn throughout the service. We will not be singing, handshaking or hugging for some time but the need to gather has been sorely missed and we hope to go slowly forward mindful of the times. Please note that for those who choose to remain at home, the worship service will continue to be available via ZOOM and on our Facebook live page.
Our Mission is:
• to GATHER as a Christian community in the abundance of God's love and grace;
• to GROW in faith through worship, study, sharing, and service;
• to GO into the world to serve as disciples of Jesus Christ.
We are so glad you are visiting our home on the web! We are a caring, multi-generational church family with children and youth, growing families, and active adults. We think you'll find our church to be a warm and welcoming community, offering many opportunities to grow in your faith while finding meaningful ways to serve others in the name of Christ Jesus.
If we can help you in your walk of faith or assist you as you search for a church where you'll feel at home, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Dear Community Neighbor,
We are the First United Methodist Church of Hudson (First UMC Hudson). We believe God offers hope and joy to all people and we understand that this faith leads naturally to action. Therefore, we take great joy in serving God through service to the Hudson community and beyond.
We want to ensure, especially during these challenging economic times, that you're aware of some of the complimentary programs available to you at First UMC Hudson:
Worship—Join us for worship Sundays at 11:0 a.m. via Zoom for an hour-long experience that includes time for prayer, singing, hearing open-minded lessons of the Gospel, the Word of God, and sharing our individual needs with one another.
All gathering activities are currently postponed until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. Please call the church office with any questions.
Agape Café – [Ah-gah-peh] Volunteer chefs and volunteer staff serve around 70 guests a complimentary, delicious supper each Thursday from 5 to 6:30PM. Many choose to arrive at 4 p.m. for games, coffee and conversation.
Activity Groups for all ages—Children and Teens gather for social interaction and spiritual formation each week, always supervised by CORI-certified adults. Adults also meet weekly to help each other cope with major and minor life challenges.
Free Friendship Dinner – A delish dinner with dessert is served cafeteria style usually on the fourth Saturday (check our online calendar) of each month to approximately 100 neighbors.
If you would like more information about the opportunities listed above or you would simply like a chance to speak confidentially with the pastor, please call the church office: 978-562-2932.
Yours in Faith,
First United Methodist Church of Hudson
In this time of uncertainty - as a church caring for the community we love, we are concerned for our neighbors who need help with food and supplies or do you have extra provisions to help those in need?
Let’s work as a community to help each other.
The First United Methodist church at 34 Felton Street, Hudson Ma will have drop boxes set up at our back handicapped entrance located on Pleasant Street. It is a covered space and there will be bins for the donations and signs telling you where to go.
The Pickup for provisions is on Friday, 12-2. Come by on your lunch break or if you’re at home with the kids, its drive through pick up so people are not congregated passing germs.
Supplies donated will also go to the Hudson food pantry and Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kids that help those families whose kids are in the free breakfast and lunch program. Please if you have extra supplies please consider dropping off what you don’t need. We have people in our community that are in need of toilet paper, cleaning supplies, as well as food.
*Volunteers are needed. Contact Stacey Hartford on our FB messenger - First United Methodist Church of Hudson MA or text to 978-601-2494.
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