Our Mission & Values
First Presbyterian Church of Hudson, Wisconsin, is a Christian community dedicated to: sharing God’s love and growing in faith.
First Presbyterian Church of Hudson, Wisconsin values:
Caring for each other as family
Our community of faith is a big extended family who deeply cares for one another. We strive to know one another by name and support one another as we navigate daily life. We share and lift in prayer personal joys and concerns, rejoicing with those who are rejoicing and weeping with those who are weeping.
Intergenerational worship & learning
Family spans the generations, and each generation has gifts to offer. Accordingly, we strive to learn from and be led by God’s children of all ages. We embrace the joyful wiggles, holy questions, Spirit-filled contributions, and honest reflections of all.
Welcome and inclusion
God loves and yearns for communion with all of creation. People of all ethnic heritages, national origins, races, professions, socio-economic circumstances, ages, abilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations are included in the ministry of Christ. Therefore, we strive to embody a radical hospitality that welcomes all into the full life and leadership of our family of faith, as we seek to serve the God who loves and redeems us all.
Creativity, diversity, & balance in worship, music, & art
We all connect with God and sense the movement of God’s Spirit in different ways. Therefore, in a balanced manner, we strive to include creative and diverse elements in our worship, including varied musical and artistic expressions.
Open, respectful communication
As we prayerfully explore who God is and what God asks of us, sometimes we will agree, and sometimes we won’t. Yet, Jesus Christ taught us to be open, honest, and respectful at all times, remembering that God speaks to each of us differently. Therefore, we strive in our communication to listen actively to one another, keep open-minds and hearts, and state our thoughts positively. When we have differences, we will respect those differences, communicate directly with the people with whom we have a difference, focus on exploring the issues, and seek common ground for constructive solutions.
Adopted by the Session January 22, 2019