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Sunday Service Schedule
- Worship – 9:30 am
- Coffee and Refreshments – 10:30 am
Our next worship gathering is…
Worship Sunday, May 28, 2023, 9:30 am, —We welcome all to gather in the Sanctuary or remotely via Zoom.
For those who choose to attend remotely via Zoom:
- The “virtual” doors for worship (i.e. we’ll let people in from the waiting room) beginning at 9:25am when our gathering music begins.
- If you will only have audio, we encourage you to keep a copy of the order of service handy, so that you will have the words for unison prayers and hymns.
We are committed to the health and wellness of all people. We know each person’s needs are different. Thus, surgical and other medical masks are welcome anytime, but are not currently required in the church building.
To protect the health and wellness of all in our community, particularly those who are most vulnerable due to age, being immunocompromised, etc., we urge everyone to follow basic health precautions, including:
- staying up to date on vaccinations and boosters,
- washing hands frequently,
- getting tested when feeling ill or when exposed to COVID-19 and other easily transmissible viruses,
- and staying home (and participating in the life of our family of faith remotely) when sick.
Sanctuary & Zoom
Community Conversation & Connection
Fellowship Hall, Fellowship Hall
Memorial Day – Office Closed
Three First Presbyterian Church Scholarships Awarded to Hudson High School Graduates of the Class of 2023
On May 17, we were blessed to award three 2023 First Presbyterian Church scholarships to some amazing Hudson High School seniors. Our scholarships this year, were awarded in memory of Helen Hanken, Julie Richardson, and Mary Utley, who were committed to empowering and encouraging young people throughout their lives in various ways. The 2023 First Presbyterian Church Scholarships were awarded to Brennen Bolopue, Victoria Burger, and Elliot Fey! Congrats to all 2023 graduates and to all scholarship award winners. (In total, 114 scholarships to 79 individual seniors, worth over $160,000, were awarded to local seniors at the scholarship night!)
Second Buy Nothing Event Continues Community Sharing of Goods and Stories
On May 6, we hosted our second Buy Nothing event, building off the success of our first event last summer. Even though the weather was a bit “iffy,” we still had a good turnout. Lots of items were swapped or shared along for free, helping neighbors and keeping items out of landfills (thus caring for God’s creation too)! Plus, we had a great time conversing with neighbors and sharing stories!
Basket Drive for Raider Network Provides a Bounty
In collaboration with the Youth Resource Committee, a great variety of home goods for apartment and dorm life were donated to seniors (soon to be “graduates”) who utilize the Raider Network at Hudson High School! Among the donations were 35 bowl cozies sewn by our Mission Sewers as a tangible sign of God’s love as they begin their next chapters in life.
Collaborations and Connections to Support the Mental Health and Wellness of All
We kicked off Mental Health Awareness Month on Tuesday, May 2, by hosting a panel and resource fair focused on the Building Blocks of Mental Health. Lots of great information was shared and commitments made to build and nurture mental wellness for all in our community. The River Channel also generously recorded the event, which you can view here. And we were able to compile a great resource list!