Spiritual Development
Worship
Worship at First Presbyterian Church is the foundation for all that we do; it gives us nourishment and strength to act as Christ’s disciples in this world and to address the pressures of our own lives. Worship takes place in our sanctuary at 10:45am. In the summer, we meet at 9:30am. Sunday school for children is provided on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month in our One Room Sunday School. The sanctuary is located through our front doors and up the stairs. When you visit with us you can expect to be greeted by many smiling faces, but please feel free to let us know who you are! We hope to provide a hospitable environment where our guests can be comfortable but challenged, centered in themselves but also connected to community. We are looking forward to meeting you!
Prayers on Warren Street
Are you going through a difficult time? Let our community share your burden and walk alongside you on your journey. You can do this by filling out a prayer card (you can be as anonymous as you want) and leaving it our box on Warren Street. You can also email us your prayer requests or send them to us on Facebook. Each week we will lift you up in prayer and be in solidarity with your concerns. Even if we never meet you or know your name, know that you are not alone!
Christian Education
Adult bible study is offered September through June at 9:30am and is taught by Rev. Bob Criswell. Educational series are also provided on particular topics throughout the year.
Small Groups
While churches that offer small groups generally do so according to commonality in age, gender, marital status, etc. (e.g “young marrieds”) First Presbyterian Church offers groups according to each member’s sense of vocational calling. This is in line with our belief that all members are ministers of the church. Each group undertakes a particular task, or set of tasks in service of the community or church. It is encouraged that as groups grow they will break off into sub‐groups each with their own sense of calling. Our existing small groups are as follows, but we hope to see more form as we grow!

Faith Moving Forward – We function as a “hub” through which new members can get oriented to our ministries at First Presbyterian Church, but it is also an important place to bring questions and doubts, and seek the support of peers in our walk with Christ. Ministries: Faith development and support, vocational discernment, spiritual gifts assessment. Chairperson: Paul Trantanella

Public Witness – We gather to brainstorm creative ways the church can get our message across to the community. We seek to do so in ways that are bold, different, and bring glory to God. Ministries: Branding, Social Media and Website, Signage/Marketing, Presence at Hudson Pride, Arts Walk, Winter Walk, and other community events Chairperson: Theresa Parsons

Arts and Worship – We believe the arts are an important medium through which the spirit moves. We seek to build relationships with artists in our community, to find ways to support artists, and build a more enriching worship experience. Chairperson: Mandy Riccio

Outreach We seek to hear the diversity of voices in our community with an open mind, and to reach out with an open hand to any who express needs beyond our church walls, and to build relationships with our community and throughout the world. Ministries: Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Perishable Food Drives, Crop Wall. Chairperson: Cindy Andrus

Board of Deacons – Matthew 25:35-­41
Ministries: Congregational Care and Encouragement, Chancel Guild.
Chairperson:
Carline Seide-Murphy
Pastoral Care
Pastoral Care is available to anyone at First Presbyterian Church: if you are sick, in the hospital, grieving, getting divorced, or just going through something, our pastor and deacons are available to spend time with you and your family.
Spiritual Direction
For anyone who is looking to make a serious commitment to discerning God’s call on their life, spiritual direction is available to those who desire to make a monthly commitment to this sacred practice. Spiritual Direction, which some have called “personal training for the soul” involves taking time out and creating space to prayerfully consider how the spirit is moving in your life. While spiritual direction is NOT therapy, it does takes place one-on-one with Rev. Beilke, who will guide you in meditations and conversation about your spiritual journey. Cost is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Discipleship
We believe that all persons are on a spiritual journey. Sharing our stories with each other gives us strength to walk the long road of faith. At First Presbyterian Church we encourage members to disciple one another in following Christ. If you are interested in having a prayer partner or spiritual friend, please give your name to Rev. Beilke who will be happy to make a connection for you.

Welcome

We welcome ALL to the First
Presbyterian Church of Hudson!

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, or no habla Ingles. Whether you used to work on Wall Street, or if you used to sleep on Wall Street, you’re welcome here. We embrace those in recovery and also those who are still addicted. We will walk with you if you are going through a difficult time or when you need a special prayer: chances are we’ve been there too. If you don’t like “organized religion” or are “spiritual but not religious,” we love you. Even if you got lost and wound up here by accident, we hope you feel at home here. We love soccer moms, crying babies, vegans, hipsters, seekers and doubters, tourists and locals… we mean it when we say, “ALL are welcome here!”

Join Us

Bible Study | 9:30am
Worship Sept-June | 10:45am
Worship July-Aug | 10:00am

Bible Study suspended July and August