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Hudson United Methodist Church has much to offer God, our community and world.  There is a ministry for you at this church.  Here is a little bit of what we have been doing and what is to come:

Feeding the Sheep - On the first Sunday of each month, the congregation is invited to bring nonperishable food items. These are then added to other food and household items collected by other Hudson churches. Once a month, a group of Hudsonites from various churches packs food boxes with the donated items and additional food from the Midwest Food Bank, to be […]
Children Helping Children - Thank you to the children for passing the baby bottles and all those who have contributed their change each week to the Joy Jar collection.  This baby formula was recently purchased and delivered to assist babies whose parents who have difficulty affording formula, and represents $746.75 worth of formula. Since October of 2016, we have purchased $2,568.76 of baby […]
We Welcome Our New Pastor, Rev. Dr. Curt Keller - Rev. Dr. Curt Keller began his appointment as the new pastor of Hudson United Methodist Church on July 1, 2017. He comes to us from Forrest Hill United Methodist Church in Peoria, Illinois. A graduate of Wabash College and Vanderbilt University, Dr. Keller has served the Illinois Great Rivers Conference as the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Director and as Director of Pastoral […]
A New Parsonage – Church Conference & Capital Campaign - Church Conference– With a new pastor soon arriving, it was time for our church to find a parsonage. A parsonage committee viewed several houses, and with the goal to balance affordability, the stringent United Methodist Church standards and keep the home in Hudson, has now located a suitable home. The district committee came to Hudson to […]
Clean Up Day - Thanks to all those who assisted at the ‘clean up’ day at Hudson UMC on June 24.  Some of the work included pulling up several bushes, painting the pastor’s office, paint touch-up around the building, and various spring-cleaning jobs.
2017 Annual Scholarship - Hudson United Methodist Church is committed to students and their success: in faith, life, and career. We wish to contribute to the success of each student who is active in the life of our congregation through an annual scholarship.  The Pastor Parish Relations Committee is pleased to announce that we have opened the application process for our […]
Community Good Friday Worship - The churches of Hudson have come together to plan a Good Friday worship event for April 14 at 7pm.  On this special night we will hear the story of Christ’s death as a multi-church community. Come be a part of this night of scripture readings, prayer, and music which tells the story of Christ’s love for us! […]
Mission | Safe Harbor Dinner Spring 2017 - We will provide the meal at Safe Harbor on April 22  Come be a part of this mission!  If you would like to help get ready, come anytime after 5:00, if you would like to just help serve, come before 7:00 and if you just want to have pizza with us, meet us at Monical’s on […]
Lent Collection for Neville House - This Lent the people of Hudson UMC are not just growing in faith, but we are also taking action.  Each week, worshipers are invited to bring items to support Neville House. Neville House is a 24 hour a day emergency shelter that provides safety and care to women who are victims of domestic violence and their children.  Although […]
Mission 24 | East Bay Camp - The United Methodist Churches along the Route 24 corridor will join together on Saturday, March 25 for a mission day at East Bay Camp. There will be jobs for everyone, but it will help us if you contact Steve Lampert if you are able to help. We will meet at East Bay camp at 8:00am, have […]
Mission Trip: Wesley Foundation Students to Baton Rouge - Four of our college students, Blaire, Maren, Megan and Ryan are going on a mission trip over Spring Break.  This mission trip is with the United Methodist Wesley Foundation (campus ministry) at ISU and Hudson United Methodist Church is going to support them. The church leadership gathered in January and immediately committed to supporting this mission trip […]
Miracles | A message from the lay leader - Do you believe in miracles?  Have you ever witnessed one?  Perhaps you’ve known someone whose illness was miraculously healed.  Or perhaps you’ve known someone who was inexplicably and miraculously saved from certain death following an accident or disaster. Some miracles may not be as visible as these miracles.  Some miracles happen very slowly over a […]
Death of Anna Downen - Anna Downen died suddenly this week.  Her life will be celebrated with a visitation on Saturday 1-4pm.  We extend sympathies to Stephen, Stephanie and Mary Ann. Obituary Anna K. Downen, 59, of Normal, passed away at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 24, 2017) at her home. Her celebration of life visitation will be from 1 to […]
Thank You From Kirsten - The church recently received a Thank You card from Kirsten B, for whom we have been praying. The front of the card appears to be colored by Kirsten and the card will be posted outside of the office.  The card reads: Dear HUMC Family, Thank your supporting my family and I through my dramatic encounter.  I have […]
Kiss A Goat!? - A few months ago the children and adult Sunday School classes began collecting money for Heifer International.  The Sunday school teachers told the kids that they could choose an animal for which to raise money.  They also told the kids that the pastor would kiss that animal if they could raise enough money for it!  The […]
Lay Servant Ministries - We made covenant, together, on the first Sunday of 2017, now you are invited to consider your leadership in the church and how that leadership might grow during this new year. One way that some people of this church might grow in faith and leadership is Lay Servant ministry.  People who wish to take the next […]
Christmas Caroling - December 18, 2016  –  4:30pm Whether you will sing along or spread cheer with your presence: come join us for the church’s annual Christmas Caroling!  We will meet at the church at 4:30pm and make several stops in Hudson & Bloomington-Normal and visit Heritage Health.  After caroling we will return to the church for gondolas, […]
Christmas Worship 2016 - On Christmas weekend we will celebrate the birth of Christ with one worship service on Christmas Eve.  As our congregation awaits this worship service, all are invited to prepare their hearts with the song Love Came Down as performed by Jeremy Riddle (click play below). Christmas Eve Worship 2016 Saturday, December 24 at 7:00pm
Children’s Christmas Program 2016 - Our children will entertain us with a unique perspective on the Christmas story.  Five Christmas gifts will argue about who is the best Christmas present ever…until they hear the story of the greatest gift ever given! Hudson United Methodist Church December 11, 2016 at 6:00pm 212 E. Franklin Street Hudson, IL  61748
Love Baskets 2016 - Hudson Christmas Love Baskets is a program of the Hudson Lion’s Club.  We are pleased to partner with them!  Susan Hospelhorn has a sign-up for us to buy food and gifts for families in Hudson who may not otherwise have gifts under the tree or food on the table. Food Items Needed: Flour Stuffing Sugar Cold Cereal Tuna Macaroni […]

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