Hudson United Methodist Church

Hudson United Methodist Church
212 E. Franklin St.
Hudson, IL 61748

Our Ministries

Feed My Sheep


The congregation is invited to bring nonperishable food items on the first Sunday of each month which are added to other items collected by Hudson churches. Once a month, a group of Hudsonites from various churches packs food boxes with the donations and additional food from the Midwest Food Bank, to be distributed to Hudson area families in need. Hudson UMC members are excited to be part of this effort to care for our neighbors. Thanks to all who have contributed or helped with food packing!  

Children helping children


 Our children lead us each Sunday to collect change to provide formula for infant health and nutrition in the Bloomington-Normal area. Since 2014 this has resulted in the donation of thousands of ounces of formula for impoverished families in the community, thanks to the help and generosity of our children and those contributing spare change each Sunday.

Supportive community


Men’s Community Coffee, 7:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Fellowship Hall
Men of the church and community gather for coffee and donuts - all are invited every Tuesday morning to develop bonds with neighbors, friends and new acquaintances.

United Methodist Women, 12:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month
Women’s group gathers for fellowship and outreach.

WMW -Evening Women’s Gathering
Group meets monthly to enjoy service and social activities.

Music ministries


The congregation enjoys singing contemporary as well as traditional worship music, led by a dynamic couple of piano and guitar musicians. Adult choir shares once a month and at special holiday and community services. Adult and children combined chime choir also shares in worship regularly.

Serving others in need


Safe Harbor 

Members prepare and serve meals at Safe Harbor shelter on a regular schedule.

Love Baskets 

We purchase and wrap “Angel” gifts for children and provide food donations for the Hudson Love Basket program at Christmas.  

Mission trips 

We have arranged short-term mission trips for adults and senior high teens, including in tornado-stricken Gifford (IL), on Katrina relief team in Louisiana, trips to flood/tornado ravaged towns near LaCrosse (WI), and Cedar Rapids (IA), and a South Dakota Indian reservation. 

Families and children


Nursery care
Sundays at 9:00 am for children through age 5 during worship; children and caregivers in nursery are invited to participate in the Children’s Moment in worship and then may return to the nursery.

Sunday school
Sundays at 10:20 am
Music and classes for different age groups during the school year.

Community groups

The church is host to the Hudson Boy Scout troop and Hudson 4-H Club meetings.