In 1755, in Isaac Long’s barn near Lancaster, PA, Missionary Phillip William Otterbein was speaking with Swiss Mennonite Martin Boehm and he exclaimed, “We are brethren!” From that moment came the seeds that grew into the United Brethren Church. In 1946, the UBC merged with the Evangelical Church to become the Evangelical United Brethren and another merger took place in 1968, with the Methodist Church, forming what we know today as the United Methodist Church.
First UMC (then known as First Methodist Episcopal Church) was built in 1900 by local masons using fieldstone from the areas surrounding Hudson. The finished stone building was dedicated in 1901 and included 42 stained glass windows built by the H.M. Hooker Co. of Chicago.
Today, as part of the Global United Methodist Church, we celebrate open hearts, opens mind and open doors through active engagement with our world. The mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today. (From the UMC.org introduction to what we believe)
At Hudson First UMC, you’ll find a group of people who are blessed to know they’ve been saved by Grace and who long to be the hands and feet of Christ on Earth, loving all of their neighbors in the name of Jesus, the one who loved us first.
Pastor Brian Comiskey came to Hudson in July, 2021. Previously, he was the Lay Servant and one of the youth leaders at Emmanuel UMC in Blissfield, MI. He trained with the United Methodist Church’s Michigan School for Licensed Local Pastors and he is thrilled to be serving Hudson FUMC as his first appointment. Pastor Brian is passionate about helping build a vibrant congregation that is equipped to leave the walls of the church and do God’s Good Work in Hudson and the world beyond.