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ant to check out the latest best-selling book? People will naturally think of going to their local library to pick up a copy. But libraries, including the Hudson Library & Historical Society offer more than access to the newest George R.R. Martin or Jacqueline Woodson offering. Indeed, the Hudson Library & Historical Society has numerous opportunities for area residents to 6

expand their horizons and pick up new skills. Visitors can hear music from local and regional musicians. Those looking to increase their physical activity can check out a FitBit. Budding entrepreneurs can take a workshop led by business professionals through the The Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research. Patrons can learn how to make a 3-D model, and print it from one of the library’s two 3-D printers. Discover HuDson • 2016

“We do a lot of stuff,” said Ellen Smith, assistant director, during an Aug. 26 interview. “We just got our GoPro cameras this morning. We are getting the headbands, and soon we will be able to check those out. Technology has been hugely popular, more than we thought they would be.” Smith said the library staff prides itself on being on “the cutting edge of technology,” and that “people come to expect that from us.” HISTORY The Hudson Library & Historical Society was established in 1910, residing in a 1,800 square foot historic white building on Aurora Street, which now houses the Morgan Foundation. In 2005, the library staff and Hudson residents welcomed a much larger, state-of-the-art building in the then-new First & Main shopping district. The 54,000-square-foot Western Reserve style building includes an area highlighting movies, a children’s section, a room for young adults, a separate area for the Historical Society, a computer lab, several enclosed study areas, a conference room, meeting spaces and more. The community has taken advantage of the upgraded building and its services:

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• In 2012, the library broke one million in items checked out; since then, it has exceeded that feat every year since, with 1,051,000 items borrowed in 2015. •T he current number of library cardholders 26,000 and counting. •T he collection includes 361,000 items. • The library was named a Five Star Library (the highest rating given) in 2013, 2014 and 2015, after receiving a three star rating every year since the inception of Library Journal’s rankings. • The library’s email newsletter has more than 8,000 subscribers. “Our circulation has skyrocketed, especially with all the online products we offer,” Smith said. “Our customers have come to rely on us for entertainment and resources.” Discover HuDson • 2016

FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS Part of the area dedicated to the library’s youngest users was undergoing a facelift as of press time, but renovations were expected to be complete around the holidays, Smith

said. “It’s more of a refresh,” Smith said of the work being done in the Children’s Room. “Most of it is cosmetic. Our building is 11 years old, which doesn’t sound old, but it receives a lot of use. The furniture and carpeting were showing their age. We’re getting new carpeting, repainting, reconfiguring the service desk, we’ll have more display units to showcase our materials. We’ll be putting in more pops of color to make it more fun for the kids.” Missy Littell, the head of youth services, said the changes to the children’s section will “make it more useful to our community.” “We are very much looking forward to revealing our refreshed children’s room in the next few months,” Littell said. “We have a fun new theme, which is a secret at the moment, that we are really looking forward to revealing. Some new manipulative toys will be included in the new space as well as some bright new colors. It was a well-loved, well-used room, so just getting 7



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David Mummey is ready to serve patrons at the Hudson Library and Historical Society a cup of coffee, tea or a pastry. Mummey grew up in Hudson, but now lives in Kent and attends Kent State University.

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in some fresh paint and carpet will be a nice touch.” Those wishing to check out materials from the children’s area still can — and their selection is not just limited to books and movies, Littell said. “We also have STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) kits that children can check out,” she said. “There are telescopes, Snap Circuits, View Masters, binoculars and more recently, Pokemon Go kits! Teens can check out headphones, Chromebooks and phone chargers when they visit the teen room.” And for children wanting something a little more cuddly, they can check out an array of puppets, Littell said. “We are working to expand our technology offerings,” she said. “We have two classes that we are offering on 3D printing for kids and teens and we hope to offer more of those in the future. We are also looking into coding sessions for kids and teens in the spring and summer, so look for those on the horizon. This fall’s technology programming also includes Snapology (LEGO engineering) workshops, STEAM storytimes as well as a Girls and Engineering program.” Speaking of teens, the library’s dedicated space to young adults recently underwent an overhaul, Littell said. “We have had great feedback on the teen room,” Littell said. “Customers are wowed by the new space. They love the screen and the space to relax, read and do homework. They seem to greatly appreciate the updates and attention given to make the space more inviting for teens.” Smith agreed. “The teens have really taken to it,” she said. “Since school has started, they flock in there after school lets out.” One feature patrons can check out in the teen room is an Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset, Smith said. In addition, the teen area also has a charging table to recharge electronic devices. Recharging tables will be added in other areas throughout the library, she said. ADULT SERVICES AND WORKSHOPS Adult patrons have no shortage of materials, workshops and classes available for them, either, Smith said. “We do a lot of educational programming,” said Polly Reynolds, head of adult services and archives. One service is the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research, started in 2008 with a 9

grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. Through this program, the library offers lectures and workshops led by area business leaders, as well as a business research collection and one-on-one business counseling. In addition, there is a jobseeker series available for those looking for employment. The library also offers several workshops through its Emerging Technologies Team, including classes in Microsoft Office programs, Pintrest, databases, WordPress, website development and more. The Hudson Library & Historical Society also brings in speakers and authors, such as H.W. Brands, Tracy Chevalier, Celeste Ng, Paula McLain, Daniel James Brown, Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert K. Massie, National Book Award winners James McBride and Edward Ball. The library makes time for recreational offerings as well, such as classes in yoga, Tai Chi, art history, cooking demonstrations, painting and more. But a highlight of the library is its extensive collection on its local history, Reynolds said. Many patrons come to the library to pour through its genealogy records and

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area history collection. Even well known authors such as Tony Horwitz and Chevalier have used Hudson’s history room for research on their books, Reynolds said. Those looking for information on famous abolitionist John Brown and the area’s imapct on the Underground Railroad can find a plethora of information in the Hudson Library. “John Brown grew up in Hudson,” Reynolds said. In addition, patrons wishing to preserve treasured family photos, slides, and negatives can utilize the library’s Digital Family History Center, where images can be captured on the library’s video capture devices. Also, those wishing to preserve music from vinyl records can find the tools at the library to transfer their tunes into a digital format.


OUTSIDE THE LIBRARY WALLS The Hudson Library & Historical Society’s services do not stop inside the library. The library offers several programs outside its walls. One example is staff visiting senior centers and retirement communities to offer one-on-one computer tutoring. In addition, customers can access materials through several eMedia resources, such as Overdrive, Hoopla, Freading, Freegal, InstaFlix, Zinio, Flipster and OneClickDigital. One hugely popular program offered by the library’s archivist Gwen Mayer is a series of walking tours throughout Hudson. “She is beloved in the community, and a favorite of Hudsonites,” Smith said. “She gives these walking tours without notes. She’s a walking encyclopedia of local history.” The library started the tours in 2013, and there are about a half dozen themed walks offered, Smith said. The walks generally have waiting lists. Topics include Scandals of Hudson, Sears Kit Homes, Historical Architecture, Spooky Hudson and Hudson Disasters, and Walking Tours for Kids. Mayer said it is tough to pick a favorite walking tour.

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“It changes,” she said. “First it was scandals and later disasters... really it is the one I am doing each day as I enjoy getting to know people.” Some tidbits participants in the walks will discover include the speakeasy in Hudson and “the singular woman convicted of prostitution in our community’s history.” Mayer said. In the future, Mayer said she hoped to offer walks on prominent Hudsonite James Ellsworth who, among other accomplishments, created power and water plants, had elm trees planted throughout the town, and established the current Western Reserve Academy on the property of the former Western Reserve College. Ellsworth also helped charter the Hudson Library & Historical Society in 1910, along with Caroline Baldwin Babcock.

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he Burton D. Morgan Foundation is working hard to carry on the entrepreneurial spirit of its founder as it heads toward its 50th anniversary in 2017. “Our foundation is deeply committed to the original intent of our donor, Burt Morgan,” says President and CEO Deborah Hoover. “He imbued the Foundation with his powerful vision about the potential of entrepreneurship to change lives. We take that vision to heart and actualize his ideals within our region’s bustling entrepreneurial ecosystem.” No one has ever known better the definition of entrepreneur than Morgan, best known for his business acumen and risk taking. When a small, savvy investment turned into a multimillion dollar profit in the late 1960s, Morgan used a $20,300 donation in stock from the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, to found the Burton D. Morgan Foundation in 1967. 16

“Burton D. Morgan was a proponent of entrepreneurship education many decades ago — long before the field developed into a mainstream thread of modern education,” Hoover says. “The Foundation that bears his name has worked tirelessly to support entrepreneurship programming that helps students develop an entrepreneurial mindset and explore how these skills fit into their future lives and careers.” Morgan initially intended for the Foundation to promote world understanding. He had planned to add $80,000 each year for five years. Today the foundation, which recently approved more than $1.3 million in grants, focuses its entrepreneurial efforts of three groups — youth, collegiate and adults. “The Burton D. Morgan Foundation is important because it encourages and funds young people in their entrepreneurial endeavors and shows them how to think creatively about addressing needs in the world through entrepreneurial action,” says Suzanne Morgan, Burt’s daughter. This is especially important, she adds, in a changing world “over come with migration and people who have been damaged or disadvantaged in one way or another.” She says entrepreneurship offers a way for every individual to succeed. “My father could not help but be proud of what it has accomplished within the education institutions for young people of all ages and through recent collaboration with other foundations.,” Suzanne says. The foundation is already looking to the future and figuring out how it can best serve the needs of the entrepreneurial community. Hoover adds that the Burton D. Morgan Foundation never remains static. “As a builder of the Northeast Ohio entrepre-

neurial ecosystem, we are constantly seeking to understand the next strategic moves that will help to grow new ventures and drive economic revitalization for the region,” she says. In fact, after focusing heavily on the startup community, the foundation is now looking to help companies expand through scale-up programming I which capitalizes on the expertise of the foundation’s board of directors. “The foundation is also more deliberately sharing lessons learned from our grant-making experience through our recently launched research institute — the Entrepreneurship Education Experiment,” Hoover says, adding that the Hudson headquarters are the frequent site for regional meetings. The Burton D. Morgan name is seen all over the area and even outside of Ohio. Grants from the Foundation have funded buildings at The College of Wooster, Denison University, Ashland University and Purdue University. Grants also were approved for buildings at Western Reserve Academy and Old Trail School in Bath. Even closer to home, the foundation has helped the Blossom Music Center, the First Congregational Church of Hudson and Kent State University. It even helped to build the bandstand on the Green. Today the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, housed in the former Hudson Library and Historical Society building next to the Baldwin House, sits beside the Green, which is filled with entrepreneurs each Saturday for the Farmer’s Market, and across from the thriving downtown business district where new businesses and restaurants flourish. Morgan could not have picked a better spot for his entrepreneurial spirit to shine.

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ocated in vibrant downtown Hudson, the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation strives to carry on the legacy of its namesake. Today, the foundation focuses on three main areas: improving the lives of those with mental illness, arts and education. Suzanne Morgan, Margaret’s daughter, says the foundation addresses a huge need in this country related to


mental illness. “My brother is one of those people who at college developed paranoid schizophrenia, which has been with him ever since,” she says. “No one should have to suffer as he did for decades in a country of huge resources just because the general public wants to ignore this problem.” Suzanne Morgan also said her

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“I am proud to say we are considered one of the most relevant behavioral health foundations in the country, an accomplishment born out of Peg Morgan’s directive to ‘Think Bigger!’” says Foundation president Rick Kellar. “We have a strong board, all of whom personally understand the challenge of serious mental illness and are not satisfied with simply donating money to good causes. We were inspired by Peg and Burt to view our grants as investments and to focus on the actual impact each project seeks.” While Kellar became president of the foundation in 2006, he has known of both Burt and Peg Morgan for most of his life. “I was delighted to have the opportunity in 2006 to lead her foundation, spending a great deal of time with her as she influenced and guided our mission,” he says. “Peg, to me, was al-


ways a quiet and gentle person, but she had a strength and determination that people often underestimated. And she was humble. I suspect that she would prefer the Cavaliers banner on our building versus her own name.” Kellar points out that the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation is essential in today’s world. He says there

ing that substance abuse is also part of the crisis, claiming more than 150 lives per day. The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation is currently working on a statewide project to create a more effective crisis intervention system in Ohio, with the potential to be modeled nationally, Kellar says. “A key outcome of this

“My mother would be very

happy with how her foundation has developed.”

- Suzanne Morgan is a shortage of crisis services and housing for the seriously mentally ill. “Unfortunately, this crisis hurts our veterans the most, impacting nearly 50,000 veterans on any given day, and leading to the loss of 22 veterans a day to suicide,” Kellar says, add-

work will be to reduce the unnecessary incarceration of mentally ill persons by enhancing treatment and services for them,” he says. The foundation also is part of the National Parity Leadership Task Force with 12 top priorities. Those include requiring a behavior-

al health check-up as part of every medical exam, increasing research dollars at the National Institute of Health, and the decriminalizing mental health and substance abuse disorders. “While implementation will take additional time, we expect guidance at the federal level that accepts the underlying principles of this work,” Kellar says. “Great news for individuals and families touched by mental illness and addiction disorders.” Today, Suzanne says the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation is connected with former Senator Patrick Kennedy in Washington, D. C., and the Kennedy Forum; and the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center which brings the best practices into standard professional practice throughout the country.

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Better quality couches use coil spring support systems that work in conjunction with the seat cushions to absorb weight and bounce back like a shock absorber. Heavy-gauge steel coils can feel more supportive from day one and more comfortable for a longer period of time. Some manufacturers use drop-in coil springs that can lower labor costs but can restrict design freedom. Some factories use the old-world eight-way handtied coil technique; both can help extend the support and comfort life of a sofa. Many better manufacturers use zigzag springs or marshal coil springs in the backs to help with comfort and support of the back cushions. Most brands use less expensive zigzag (often called no-sag or sinuous springs) under the seat cushions where most of the weight is. These tend to not be as supportive or comfortable for as long as coil springs.


Better quality sofas apply more padding and foam over the wood frames before applying the fabric and leather. This helps with the overall tailoring of the piece. It smoothes out the unevenness of the wood underneath and the tack strips used to apply the fabric. It also makes the arms soft and protects you from hard edges underneath. Outside layers

of padding can also prevent outside arm and back panels from a wrinkled flapping in the wind look. Generous padding is like lining on a nice suit or a skirt. It helps the fabric or leather lay more crisply and looks well made.


Better sofas utilize seat and back cushioning that can feel and look better longer. Better sofas use easy maintenance seat cushions with higher density foam cores. Generally, the higher the density, the more polymer material there is to support you. Better brands will dacron wrap their cores to soften the feel and round the edges of the core. They then cover it in a Muslin bag to smooth out the exterior appearance and help prevent lumpy, migrating dacron. Most furniture sold uses seat cores with 1.5 to 1.8 pounds of polymer material per cubic foot in order to keep costs down and do not wrap their cores. These lower density cores will simply not feel or look as good as long as 2.0 or higher foam. Many premium quality sofa makers also offer higher maintenance down blend cushioning that requires lots of fluffing and rotating. This is a mix of goose down feathers and premium virgin longfilament dacron, put into a chambered bag for the back cushions and the toss pillows. These bags are baffled or channeled to reduce long-distance settling of the down blend. This down-blend is also wrapped around high-density foam cushion cores to add a more luxurious, soft feel. Some manufacturers offer thin-gauge steel coils embedded inside the down blend covered cushion cores to offer a luxurious, soft feel with a little more bounce and resiliency; these are called spring down cushions and are usually complemented with down blend backs and pillows. Better seat and back cushions are like bed pillows: you can buy one for $9.99 or $199. They will both probably feel good on day one, but the $199 one with proper care and fluffing will likely feel and look better six months later.


Better quality upholstery manufacturers offer more fabrics, leathers, styles, and options to choose from. They often have more unique fabrics and difficult to make styles and options. Think fringes, cords, collages, mitered pillows and curvy frames. Since they are typically hand-made one at a time they will put any fabric on any frame and match the pattern all around the piece. Depending on the style and pattern, this can be very labor intensive and waste costly fabric. Offering these options can add cost to your sofa and do nothing to make it last longer.


That’s what makes a better quality sofa. The second question was: does a better quality sofa last longer? At Wayside we train our associates to share these two tips with our customers: Number One, if you want an easier maintenance sofa or sectional that lasts and looks better longer do NOT buy reclining furniture. Heavy mechanisms with moving parts, individual reclining pieces bolted together and tight seats with pillowy softness makes for GREAT comfort but a troublesome, shorter life. Number Two, most people judge how their sofa lasts on three things. First, by how the cover looks and wears. But no matter how good the guts of the sofa are, whether you put cover A on an entry-level constructed sofa or on a premium-constructed sofa, the cover will look worn at the same rate. If you want a sofa to look good for a long time, don’t use it, or buy a park bench made of wood or cement. You could consider commercial seatbelt like fabrics that you see at hospitals or in airplanes or the old Herculon from the 60’s, 70’s, and early 80’s that do wear better but they are not soft and the patterns are very limited. The next best thing is leather, which can actually get better with age like your favorite leather shoes or a baseball mitt and it may be less expensive over time. The second thing many people judge is how the seat and back cushioning looks and feels. Better quality sofas can indeed look and feel better longer because of the coil spring support working in unison with the premium cushioning. Finally, they judge how the guts hold up. Are the springs making noise? Are they still resilient and supportive? Is the front rail sagging? Are the legs loose or broken? Better quality frames and support systems can indeed hold up longer and withstand abuse better. However, springs and frames on both entry and premium levels can have issues. But in most cases, better quality brands will help repair issues for a longer period of time for free or a fair and reasonable cost.




Like a sturdy building, you need to start with a good foundation. For sofas, that’s the frame: the stuff that’s under the cover, padding and cushioning. Better sofas use hardwood laminates and/or solid wood lumber assembled with corner blocks, dowels, screws, glue, and heavy-duty staples. Better components and assembly techniques can withstand improper handling like sliding furniture instead of lifting or abuse from heavier weight on front rails, arms, and backs.


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The world of art is important to residents of Hudson where art studios and galleries offer an opportunity to take classes or purchase artwork. Whether painting, sculpture or textiles, the studios and galleries offer a variety of items created by local artists of varying backgrounds, training and talent.


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Mary Catherine Haneline Studio, 156 N. Main St., Suite 5 (above Hudson Fine Art and Framing) offers group instruction for adults and children. Haneline graduated from Kent State University with a BFA in 1982 with a focus on figurative drawing. She taught art education in the public and private sector for 15 years and opened her studio in 2011 to concentrate on local art and custom oil portraits. More recently she offers studio instruction and hand building ceramics. “Owning my own studio provides me with the flexibility to schedule portraiture and instruction that is convenient for me and my clients,” Haneline said. “It provides me the choice to paint who I want to paint. For example, every fall, I paint portraits of cancer survivors showing their courage and dignity. It gives them an opportunity to tell their story.” In October, the paintings will be displayed at Hudson Fine Art and Framing and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Haneline always loved to draw and in middle school learned to draw barns in perspective. “I wanted to be an artist like Andrew Wyeth,” Haneline said. “In high school, I created my first self portrait.” Haneline wanted to enter the medical field and studied biology in college.


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Kathy Johnson has owned Hudson Fine Art & Framing, 160 N. Main St., since 2005. She attended Kent State for painting and sculpting but worked for a financial planner for many years before the previous owner offered her a job at Hudson Fine Art & Framing. “He wanted someone to take over after he retired,” Johnson said. Local and nationally known artists showcase their works in oil, watercolors, ceramic, glass, sculpture and much more, Johnson said. All the artwork is for sale. “We have a wide variety of local artists, and it’s always changing, and you’ll always see something new,” Johnson said. Some show themes remain constant like In the Pink every October, Funky February for abstract art, photography in August and Plein Air during the Home and Garden Tour, Johnson said. In between shows can vary. “We did a show last year for an autistic boy, and it was fun to see how excited he got about the show,” Johnson said. Johnson also works with customers and goes to their home to help them pick what artwork they need. “I do an in-home service,” she said. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Artists can go to the contact page at and submit for a review to see if their artwork fits into one of the shows.


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UNCOMMON ART Three Hudson artists, Dana Giel-Ray, Karen Koch and Shannon Casey, have combined their creative talents to form Uncommon Art, 178 ½ N. Main St., a space for art studios, gallery and classes right on Main Street in Hudson. DANA GIEL-RAY Bellabor Art Jewelry at 178-1/2 North Main St. is the work of Dana Giel-Ray, who turns simple silver wire into intricately woven wearable art. Her technique of work is known as chain maille, a ancient method of linking tiny rings to form earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Giel-Ray, who was an art studio major in Indiana University in Pennsylvania, studied ceramics and

“We would visit Sundays and draw with her,” she said. When searching through her art books, she discovered a Byzantine weave and after googling chain maille, found more weaves for creating jewelry. “I’ve been hooked ever since,” Giel-Ray said. Pieces can be as simple as a pair of earrings, which she can create in an hour to a piece with more than 2,500 rings that takes 36 hours to create, she said. Giel-Ray said she is experimenting with more sheet metal in her work. “I’m trying to keep things fresh,” she said. To see Giel-Ray’s work, visit:

KAREN KOCH Life Needs Art is the brush name of Karen Koch, a painter who creates abstract artwork inspired by nature and nostalgia. Currently Koch is working on collage and uses old books, papers and maps for her creations. “If something catches my eye, I pick it up and put it in my artwork,” Koch said. Sometimes friends or other artists will bring her items for her collage artwork. Koch is working on two themes, one is nature inspired with the changes of the seasons, flowers and trees. The other is a series on trees and roots. “Roots is where we’re grounded and keeping that grounding as we grow and evolve,” she said. Koch has always been interested in art. “My earliest memory is of drawing pictures and having a pencil and paper in my hands,” Koch said. “It was a natural part of me.” Although she majored in studio art and English Literature at Denison

University, she worked in corporate jobs. She began painting again in 2005 and added elements of collage. In 2013 she decided to become a professional artist. “It was a bit of a leap of faith,” Koch said. “I planned for it, built my portfolio, worked at shows, but there’s always that moment of turning in your notice, and there’s no net and hoping this works.” Koch said it was something she always wanted to do and had to try it. “I didn’t want to get to my end of my life and not do it and regret it,” Koch said. Koch was neighbors with Dana Giel-Ray and during a barbecue she shared her plans and Giel-Ray said she would become a full-time artist with her. They shared a studio above the Little Red Wagon on Main Street but when they saw space available in April 2016 at their current studio, Uncommon Art, it gave them room for a third artist, Shannon Casey and space for a gallery. See Koch’s work at

jewelry. “I first created jewelry at college and dabbled in all kinds of jewelry and wire wrapping through the years,” she said. Her grandmother was an artist and worked in the graphics department at Hornes in Pittsburgh, Giel-Ray said.

SHANNON CASEY Shannon Casey’s background is in portraiture, and Shannon Casey Studio focuses on figurative art with imaginative paintings in oil and acrylic and portraits in pastel, pencil and oil. “The portraits are a blast,” Casey said. “It’s fun to be part of someone’s life for 40 minutes. I never know how they are going to end. I start talking and let my hand and brain take over.” Her whimsical paintings are usually figurative. “Most of the things I do have a face in them,” Casey said. “I do charcoal and pastel portraits.” 30

Casey said her grandmother was an artist and created beautiful needlepoint paintings. “I remember that as a kid, and she encouraged me,” Casey said. She took art classes and would have majored in art at Kent State University but didn’t want a career in graphic design or illustration and switched art to a minor and majored in journalism instead. “I ended up in advertising and did art on the side,” Casey said. “I got the bug to develop. It’s there and you want to express it.” Casey took a workshop at the Cleveland Institute of Art 16 years ago and applied to the school. She joined the Akron Society of Artists and practiced her craft. About nine years ago she opened a studio in Peninsula and conducted classes and gave private lessons in addition to outdoor shows. “I started developing a body of work,” Casey said. “I taught some Discover HuDson • 2016


classes for adults who wanted to try some new things. That helped me.” A lot of Casey’s paintings have to do with the night sky and are inspired by Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God.” “You’re building your craft and getting better and deciding what you want to say,” Casey said. “We look at the stars, and we know we’re not alone.” Casey said she enjoys being at the Uncommon Art gallery with two other artists. “It’s fun to have two other artist to bounce off ideas and be in the same space,” Casey said. “I’ve always had my own space and this is fun to be part of a group promoting and celebrating the arts.” See Casey’s work at

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CREATIVE FINGERS Creative Fingers, 156 N. Main St., was founded by Stacie Pinover 21 years ago in Massachusetts and has moved with her through Rhode Island and to Hudson 12 years ago. Creative Fingers offers art classes in painting, sketching, clay, fashion design and cartooning to children ages 3-1/2 to 17 throughout the day and evening. “I also offer private lessons and lessons for special needs children,” Pinover said. An autistic student is now doing commissioned work, she said. Pinover’s mother recognized her talent when she was a child and sent her to art classes. “I loved it from the very beginning,” Pinover said. “It’s who I am. I don’t know anything else. I’ve been doing it forever.” She teaches to pass on what she has learned. “They come in hesitant and when they leave, their self esteem has grown a little bit,” Pinover said. “I work at bringing their skill out and work at bringing them out.” Pinover’s reward comes from seeing a smile when the child has accomplished something and become a better artist. “I learn from the children,” Pinover said. “They go into something without thinking about it. Older children begin to question whether they’re doing it right or not. Younger children don’t hes32

itate. They do it for themselves. They’re not worried about whether someone likes it.” Pinover obtained her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Maryland. Her training included textile design at Parsons School of Design in New York City, painting at NY Arts Students League and textiles and drawing at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has worked in parent/ children art workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC; designed and published children’s craft projects for “Women’s Day” and “Family Circle” magazines; freelance work in textile and or product design for Ralph Lauren Home Furnishings, Diane Von Furstenburg and Henri Bendel; taught first grade and was art director in Nassau, Bahamas; founded “Art Smarts” program at Hudson library; and works as a freelance design and instructions writer for craft projects for Joann Fabrics. More information is available at Discover HuDson • 2016

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HUDSON SOCIETY OF ARTISTS Hudson Society of Artists has more than 100 members from all over Northeast Ohio, said President Barb Faulkner. Meetings are open to anyone on the first and third Monday of the month from September through May at 7:30 p.m. at the Barlow Community Center. Nearly all the meetings have an award winning artist demonstrating his or her work. “If you have an interest in art, it’s very inspiring to see well-known artists and how they do their work,” Faulkner said. “Once a year we have an artist who critiques work of the members.” Faulkner said she didn’t do watercolor paintings until she was inspired by other artists. In addition, artists gather Saturday morning and paint Plein Air in the local area at different locations, she added. “You learn a lot by being with other people,” Faulkner said. Members can participate in the Clothesline Art Show in June, Art on the Green in August and the juried Members Show in March. The group also has a Christmas Party in December and potluck supper in June. Members have an opportunity to show their artwork at different galleries and venues. Hudson theme work can be displayed at the Hudson Visitor Center. The members have shown artwork at Peg’s Gallery in the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation building and have displayed work at Laurel Lake Retirement Community and the Gables of Hudson. “You get exposure to the art scene in Northeast Ohio when you get involved,” Faulkner said. “You meet artists from the area.” The HSA also has a newsletter and many of the artists teach at different venues. In addition, money raised from the Art on the Green goes to a scholarship for a student pursuing art and to other local charities. More information and a gallery of artists is available on


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The city of Hudson has many places of worship for various faiths. These organizations were asked to submit a background of their faith, so people who might be looking for a place know their options and what other activities some of these places provided.

Temple Beth Shalom Temple Beth Shalom is a dynamic congregation of about 110 families, located in a beautiful, historic building at 50 Division Street, in Hudson. Friday night Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Jim Egolf and Cantorial Soloist Robin Selinger, are held twice each month at 7:45 p.m., normally on the second and fourth Fridays of the

month, and additional services are held for Saturday mornings and holidays. The Temple offers religious education to prepare young people for Bar/Mat Mitzvah and beyond. The program includes Religious School on Sunday mornings for pre-kindergarten through grade 9 (confirmation), as well as Hebrew School on Thursday afternoons for grades 3-6. In addition, there is a vibrant youth group for all teens. New for 2016-17, is the Taste of Judaism, a class open to anyone in the community who is curious about Judaism. It’s sponsored by the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland and the Cleveland Board of Rabbis. See for more information.

Hudson Ministrial Association The Hudson Ministerial Association brings together faith community leaders from all faith traditions in Hudson to share in opportunities for fellowship, education, service, and interfaith dialogue and program planning. The group meets monthly at Laurel Lake Retirement Community. For more information, contact Rev. Hoyte Wilhelm, HMA President, at or 330-650-2650. The Ministry of the Hudson Ministerial Association is to: (i) Encourage interfaith communication and dialogue among various faith groups; (ii) Provide charitable services to community members; (iii) Provide charitable services to transient individuals in Hudson ; (iv) Support and participate in the provision of social services to the community; (v) Provide education about medical benefits, social programs, and other governmental assistance; (vi) Participate in the dissemination of information that will assist community members in obtaining social services; (vii) Coordinate charitable efforts of all ministerial groups in the community; (viii) Coordinate initiatives for, with, and between organizations that focus on providing social services; (ix) Collaborate with local government agencies and representa-

tives when doing so provides social benefits to community members; and (x) Serve as a venue for social service groups to engage in educational discussions, or for exploration of innovative ideas and solutions to better serve the community. The following events are planned: Community Good Friday services are held each year. The location of the service rotates among various faith community buildings in Hudson. The offering collected is donated to a local charity. All are welcome. The Hudson Ministerial Association partners with the Laurel Lake Community Outreach Department to make social work and nursing consultations available free of charge to individuals who live, work, or worship in Hudson. Funded by Laurel Lake Community Outreach, the Community Wellness Partners Program provides joint in home or in office consultations with a social worker and a nurse for older adults in Hudson to answer questions and address concerns related to aging and wellness such as health issues and medications, limited mobility, and caregiver stress. The Bridges To Care program also provides access to health care services through offering subsidized lifeline personal alert systems and SCAT transportation passes to senior citizens in Hudson with low income. This year, the HMA will also focus on education and advocacy surrounding the issue of human trafficking.


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The Community of Saint John Sharing gratitude for God’s love is the guiding principle that inspires the Community of St. John, located at 41 S. Oviatt St. in Hudson. When the Community of Saint John (CoSJ) was formed in 2013, we committed to donate 10 percent of our income to a charitable cause every quarter. The first recipient was the Battered Women’s Shelter in Akron, where the church conducted a suitcase drive along with its quarterly contribution. They also completed another outreach ministry with the blessing of diapers, onesies, bears, blankets and a check for Pregnancy Care of Summit County. The community has run a booth for a food drive at the Taste of Hudson the last two years, with food and a check going to the Hudson Food Pantry. Members of the community worked in “Peace Pods” to create more than 50 knitted and crocheted baby blankets, peace shawls, infant caps and scarves, and presented them with a check to the founders of the women4women-knitting4peace organization. In addition to our outreach ministries, the music program

is a strength of its faith community. COSJ’s choir went to St. Patrick’s Anglican Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, where they were joined by the choir of Augsburg Lutheran Church of WinstonSalem, North Carolina. The combined choirs provided music for Choral Evensong as well as singing the Choral Eucharist in July. In addition, Nicole Keller, music director of the Community of Saint John, performed an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh, Ireland. The Community of Saint John welcomes all seekers and searchers of God, no matter where you are on your faith journey. We hope you’ll come and see what this new community of faith is all about: Traditional Liturgy. Fresh Insight. A Celebration of God’s Blessings. Our liturgy is drawn from a wide range of Biblical, ancient and contemporary sources, and from all corners of the Christian world. Coffee and fellowship follows each service. In addition to weekly services held at Barlow Community Center, the Community of Saint John maintains a weekly Bible Study, held Tuesday evenings at Hudson High School. More information can be found at or call 330-752-6466.

Redeemer Church Redeemer Church is a medium sized congregation located at 190 W. Streetsboro St. She is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America. Redeemer feels privileged to be a part of the Hudson community and hope to make a positive contribution through various aspects of our ministry. Among those aspects is the annual summer mission trip to Cherokee, NC where in conjunction with MTW (Mission to the World) community members serve the native American population. Redeemer’s la-

dies group will be sponsoring and opening up to the community a January lecture by Dr. T. David Gordon on how to minister to suffering and afflicted people. In addition, the church will be sponsoring a church history conference next year with special speaker Dr. Carl Trueman lecturing in honor of the 500th year anniversary of the start of the Reformation. Redeemer Church supports RUF (Reformed University Fellowship) at the University of Akron where Rev. Nate Bower serves the college-age population on campus as an ordained PCA minister. The church hosts the Heritage Classical Academy, which provides education for kindergarten through eighth grade, and Young Life, which serves on many high school campuses including Hudson High School. The church also works with Akron Pregnancy Services in this area with the goal to uphold the sanctity of human life.

Rejoice Lutheran Church In 1996, Rejoice Lutheran Church of Hudson started as a Mission Church planted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Their first gathering location for Sunday worship was in the Barlow Community Center. After a couple years they rented space at the Nye Financial Building on Ravenna Road. When the current pastor arrived, the Reverend Michael Conklin, he saw that they needed a reboot and moved them out of their rental space back into leasing Sunday morning space at the American Legion Hall, just off Route 91. During this time the meetings and classes met in his home and the homes of members. Rejoice was called the “Church in a Trailer” because everything we needed to worship was stored in a trailer. This proved to be the right move as they gathered momentum and moved their worship to Ellsworth Hill Elementary School adjacent to the property they had purchased on Stow Road. In preparation to the building of their facility they rented temporary office space in Streetsboro. Then in 2008 the congregation began building their new facility with the help of six retired couples, called Mission Builders, on their Stow Road site. Many people in Hudson remember the trailers parked on the lot that year which the housed the team of Mission Builders during the construction. There were 41 Lutheran Congregations in Northeast Ohio that contributed or participated in the building process. Several people from Hudson

and some congregations in Hudson also helped in the building of Rejoice. On Dec. 21, 2008, Rejoice opened the doors of their new home. The church currently houses the Hudson Community Service Association Food Pantry. Rejoice moves forward with the understanding that we are a church built by others for others. The following is a list of such activities from Rejoice Lutheran Church in Hudson: · Hudson Community Service Association Food Pantry serving Hudson is located at Rejoice · Once a month we travel to the Hattie Larlham Facility in Mantua to offer a worship service to the residents there · St. Pauly Textiles used clothing is collected in shed located at Rejoice. Donations are distributed locally, nationally and internationally · AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and Al-Anon groups meet weekly at Rejoice · Local Girl Scout Troops hold their meetings at Rejoice · A vegetable garden is located on the property; the harvest is shared with the HCSA Food Pantry · Handmade quilts are sewn then donated to Lutheran World

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Relief and distributed worldwide · School kits are assembled and donated to Lutheran World Relief and distributed worldwide · The loose offering collected on the third Sunday of each month is donated to local charities · Rejoice supports, and sends volunteers to assist with, the

local Family Promise program that houses homeless families within church buildings while they work to secure permanent housing · Rejoice supports and sends volunteers to help with construction of new houses through Habitat for Humanity · Participate in Parish Nurse program, funded through Laurel Lak.

St. Mary Hudson St. Mary Catholic Church is a welcoming presence that proclaims God’s love for His people. The parish was established in 1860, and today, is the home for 3,200 local families. Presently in the midst of a renovation of the main sanctuary, the ministries of the parish continue to provide spiritual, physical and emotional support to parishioners and the community at large.

etable and herb garden provides fresh offerings for Parish Thursday dinners. Monthly Lunch and Learns – come for Lunch and Learn about different health topics. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation begins at 11:45 a.m. Monthly Blood Pressure Screening - the third weekend of every month, registered nurses are available to check blood pressures following all Masses. A health tip and healthy recipes are shared each month. Blood pressures are also taken on an individual basis. Prayer Quilt Ministry / Psalm 91 Ministry – This is a combined ministry with First Congregational Church.The prayer quilt Ministry provides beautiful quilts to those going through a significant difficulty. Quilters meet two times a month: the first Tuesday 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. and the third Thursday 9:30 a.m. – noon. Meet at First Congregational Church (47 Aurora Street) in the Friend’s Classroom. All are welcome. Psalm 91 ministry provides a small quilt to those who have lost a baby through miscarriage or neonatal death. Support Groups: Cancer Support Group: This group will be open to all people with any type of cancer who are looking for mutual support. Members will learn how to improve coping skills and meet others who are on this journey. Group meets the second Tuesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 pm. Please note this group is for cancer patients only. Family Support Group: This support group is for those with a gay family member. Many parents identify with various feelings: relief, anger, mourning, fear, guilt, shame, loneliness and parental protectiveness. Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. The goal of this ministry is not to attempt to alter any person’s sexual orientation; rather, it is our goal to support all persons in their quest for wholeness and holiness. Military Support Ministry: This ministry coordinates communication between active military and / or their immediate families to determine needs that may arise, special prayer intentions and promotions and achievements. The Holy Hour and Benediction occurring on the third Thursday of every month is dedicated to Safety of the military and world peace. Health Education at Home: Learn “Hands Only CPR” for adults and children in the privacy of your own home. DVD’s on CPR and other health related topics are available. Packets of information will be left at the church office for you to view and then return. Parish School of Religion Family Advent Program “The Nativity – God With Us” will be presented by St. Mary Parish School of Religion students on Friday evening, Dec. 2, 2017. Vacation Bible School: Join us for Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Made for a Purpose from June 19 - 23, 2017. 9 a.m. to noon. Open to children entering Grades Kdg-5. This fun-filled week will spark children’s creativity as they learn more about their creator. Registration begins May 1, 2017 at www. Lent Kids’ Mission Blanket Project: Students in St. Mary Parish School of Religion will once again make now-sew fleece blankets for Summit County Children’s Services. The blankets are distributed to children being served by the county through CeCeSnugglers, an on-going service project founded by St. Mary PSR student CeCe Lattime and her family. Donations of fleece are appreciated.

Faith Community Ministry Programs: Exercise Opportunities: Yoga – Class meets on Wednesdays from 9:30 – 10:45 am in room 101. All are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat and water. A “Free Will “offering is suggested to help pay for our instructor. Biking and Walking Groups – reach out to me for specific times as they change throughout the year. Faithfully Fit Forever – FFF meets Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 101. The one hour, free class features a health tip, warm-up, aerobic exercise, cool down and reflection. Chair, low-impact to moderate impact aerobic exercises are done. Tai Chi -Tai Chi is a safe and enjoyable program that helps to increase muscle strength, develop coordination, and improve flexibility and balance. No prior knowledge of Tai Chi is necessary. Debbie Pekar is our instructor. Class meets Tuesdays in room 101 from 1– 2 pm. “Free Will” offering is suggested to help pay for our instructor. Blood Drives: St Mary church hosts five blood drives each year for the American Red Cross. The Mission: to provide meals and prayers to those in need. *Rotating Meal Schedule: These are meals that individual members prepare in their homes and deliver to those who need meals for a prolonged period of time. *Parish Thursday Dinner Nights: Parish dinners are held two times a month. It is an opportunity for good food, fellowship and an evening away from the worries of planning and preparing a meal. There is no charge only a “Free Will” offering if able. RSVP to or 330.653.8118 ext 233. * Feed My Sheep Garden – if you have a green thumb, we need you. A veg-


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Christ Community Chapel Christ Community Chapel has something for everyone. From Bible studies specifically for those learning English, to missionaries on the ground all over the world to financial and marriage counselors, CCC works to provide opportunities for everyone, no matter where they are in their lives, to engage and move closer to knowing, growing and serving Jesus. Refugees - CCC has a focused and sincere effort to assist refugees flooding into Akron. Most are escaping lives of unimaginable danger and coming to another country for the first time. From tangible needs, like furniture and household goods, to rides to and from appointments, career coaching and help assimilating to American culture, CCC is committed to helping refugees. Thanksgiving Baskets - Each fall members sign up to take an empty tote and fill it with all the food needed for a complete Thanksgiving dinner. The totes are given to those in Northeast Ohio who would otherwise go without. After the Boxes Are Unpacked - For those women who have recently moved to Hudson, CCC provides a free lunch and follow-up series which works through the book After the Boxes Are Unpacked. This group gives women new to town a chance to meet their neighbors and the support needed after a move.

Support Groups - CCC’s Care Ministry is robust. It offers financial coaching, marriage mentoring for engage couples and counseling for married couples, a widow support group, Families Facing Addiction for those touched by drug use, a military support group for veterans and their families, grief support and help with substance abuse. Counseling services are open to the community. Northeast Ohio Community Partnerships - CCC partners with and supports the efforts of more than a dozen local ministries doing good work in Northeast Ohio, including RAHAB Ministries which helps women escape from a life of prostitution and trafficking; Haven of Rest which supports the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of homeless men, women and children in Akron; and South Street Ministries which, among other initiatives, provides a chance for kids in the South Street area of Akron to earn bikes for transportation.

First Congregational Church of Hudson The First Congregational Church of Hudson’s congregation reflects a wide range of theological beliefs and are united by a common faith in Jesus Christ. Rich ministries are provided for all ages. Throughout the church’s more than 200-year history, there has been an emphasis placed on being engaged with the needs of the current day. The congregation has strived to be God’s word alive in the present – a theme you can see carried out in some of our unique ministries and programs including: • First Connect is FCCH’s digital church that seeks to connect with those who are unable or unwilling to attend a traditional church. First Connect builds on FCCH’s already existing live streamed Sunday services, and is working on greatly expanding digital offerings in education, pastoral support, volunteer opportunities, social media encouragement and much more to create the ultimate virtual faith community. • Findley Community Learning Center, an Akron Public School Located in the North Hill neighborhood of Akron, Findley predominantly serves students whose families are refugees from other nations, relocated into this Akron neighborhood. FCCH has adopted the school as a major outreach initiative, and supports the students in numerous ways: Reading tutors, classroom help, clothing for children and parents, field trip chaperones, resource provider and on site event volunteers. • Students with a Goal (SWAG) - FCCH is a partner of SWAG, an after-school academic mentoring program for teens ages 11-18 cultivating students’ God-given potential towards love, learning, leadership and life resources. On Monday – Thursday, from 3:30 – 8 p.m., students take part in an intensive academic, vocational, and leadership curriculum. Mentor and tutor volunteers provide academic and goal setting support during the Academic hour at the REACH Opportunity Center in the Summit Lake Community of Akron.

• Friends Class is a Sunday School class for adults with special needs at First Congregational Church. All adults with special needs throughout the community are welcome. Our curriculum includes worship, Bible study, music, and crafts. Once a month, one of our ministers serves the class communion. • First Serve Serve First - Since 2012, FCCH has held a church-wide day of community service in September, with more than 500 volunteers serving on projects in the greater Cleveland, Akron and Hudson areas. •iMom - iMom is a Christian Fellowship of moms with young children, with meeting times in the daytime and evening. Childcare and snacks are always provided. • Wonderful Wednesday is a children’s program (K-5) which includes dinner, choir, instruments, arts, crafts and Bible stories. Children sing in the Sunday service about once a month. The highlights of the year are the Christmas Eve Children’s Pageant and the annual Spring Musical. It is a great way for the children to express their inner creativity in a spiritual format. • On Wednesdays, FCCH holds Devotion & Discussion. Part of the time is spent talking about and discussing issues from a faith perspective. Middle school students also have a chance to eat some grub, play some games and hangout with friends. • Impact - On Tuesday evenings, high schoolers enjoy fun and games, pizza, and discussion about a topic or issue that is relevant from a faith perspective. • ROCK, or “Remember our College Kids” is a program that features congregation members sending cards, treats, texts and emails to students away at college. For more information on any of these programs, please visit, email or call 330-650-4048.


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Hudson United Methodist Church Hudson United Methodist Church is committed to offering Christian experiences through its mission to: “Go into the world and share the light of Jesus Christ with worship, study, service and spiritual growth.” HUMC is a place where individuals and families from Hudson and the surrounding communities discover meaningful worship, extensive small group studies, fellowship for all ages, and many mission opportunities regionally and abroad. Christian Education: In addition to weekly Sunday school classes for children, youth and adults and Disciple Bible studies for men and women, HUMC hosts a week-long Vacation Bible School program every summer for preschool and elementary aged children; a weekly Youth Group that meets Sunday evenings for grades 7-12 and a quarterly Radically Active Disciples program for grades 5 and 6. The Third Grade Bible Workshop and Seventh Grade Confirmation Classes (grades 7 and up) help take students to the next step in their faith. Missions & Outreach: For more than 40 years, volunteers from HUMC have helped rebuild and repair homes in economically ravaged towns in Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia as part of the Appalachian Service Project. Each summer, for one week, teams of adults and teenagers build Christian relationships with families in the region while working to make their homes warmer, safer and drier. Volunteers from HUMC provide hot lunches each month to needy families at Open M, a comprehensive program serving one of southeast Akron’s neediest neighborhoods. It also supports Open M with regular donations of canned goods for the food pantry. In addition, on the second Friday of every month, HUMC volunteers distribute donations of toiletries, used men’s clothing and new socks and undergarments to needy adults at the Redeemer UMC in the North Hill area of Akron as part of the Feed My Sheep ministry. HUMC is also an active member of the Hudson Coalition of Habitat for Humanity. Outside of Northeast Ohio, HUMC supports missionaries working in education, health care and peacekeeping activities in Jerusalem, Liberia and New Mexico through monetary contributions, prayer and donation of supplies. Special Programs & Events: The Hudson United Methodist Nursery School encourages learning through a variety of hands-on experiences as well as through socialization and creative play. It offers classes for children from 2 ½ to 6 years old, including a Kindergarten Boot Camp each August. Each December, HUMC also produces and hosts “Search for the Christ Child,” an interactive journey in which travelers experience the joy of the shepherds and the singing of angels during a pilgrimage in search of the baby Jesus. HUMC celebrated 50 years of ministry in 2014 and looks forward to building its ministries for the next 50 years, most recently adding a Sunday morning service called “CIRCLES OF FAITH.” This 11 a.m. service is shorter than traditional worship services, informal and casual and is targeted for younger families and/or individuals who want to attend a later service on Sunday morning.


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Hudson Presbyterian Church Hudson Presbyterian Church recently renewed its vision to be known as a place where people come to know Jesus, serve Jesus, and to bring others to Jesus. As part of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church denomination, we look to Scripture as the Word of God. The church seeks to follow the Word as they proclaim faith in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life and for life in abundance while living out our everyday lives. Hudson Presbyterian Church’s vision statement guides all that we do as a church. The church does the following ministries: • The Blanket Project – The church supports a Missionary family who is serving in the Middle East. (For their protection their names or country is not shared). As they worked with Syrian refugees and saw young children succumb to freezing weather, they were led to begin the Blanket Project. The missionaries buy yarn and fleece from local sources and assemble groups of refugee women, teaching them how to knit blankets. The church purchases the blankets, providing income to the refugees who knit and sew; then, the missionaries give away the blankets to those who are in need. Besides caring for the poor, the fellowship between the crafters and the missionaries allows them to share the love and faith in Jesus. This mission has also been sponsored by our own Children’s and Nursery Ministries who have raised over $800 just this year to purchase blankets. • Youth Ministry Missions – Each year the Youth Ministry joins with those of two other churches to serve local mission agencies. Middle school and high school students served in Buffalo, New York, and then in Akron. This year they travelled to Charleston, West Virginia. The Youth Ministry missionaries spent a week cleaning, unloading and loading supply trucks, working in a local ministry’s thrift shop sorting clothing for those in need, and some helped gut a flood-ravaged house and drive supplies to the hardest hit areas. • HPC Bell Choir – Each week, a group containing Middle and High School students and adults of every age gathers to practice. A handbell choir is really one instrument played with many, many hands. Each month, their music is offered during worship. They will play at a local grocery store playing Christmas carols next to a red kettle and sing at the Haven of Rest homeless shelter. • Cycles for Christ – Over the past 5 years, the ministry gave away over 1500 bikes to those in need. This mission began when one of our cycling members fixed a few bikes while he was at his winter home. After giving them away to a nearby church, he came back to Hudson with the inspiration from God to serve northeast Ohio through a Bike Ministry. HPC volunteers, with the help of local bike shops and donations, collect used bikes and fix them to be given to those who are struggling and need transportation. • Support Group for those with Aging Parents – The church has started a group for those who have been tasked with the challenge of caring for their aging parents. We understand that caring for a parent is simply hard for everyone, regardless of where they live, and what their health situation is.For more information, please contact us at churchoffice@ For more information, visit


Christ Church Episcopal Christ Church Episcopal, located at 21 Aurora St. in Hudson, will have its 175th anniversary in July 2017. In addition to a choice of contemplative or festive Sunday worship using the Book of Common Prayer, Christ Church’s purpose is to promote fellowship within the community and to provide service to others. The Reverend Charlotte Reed Collins (charlotte.reed@ is the full time ordained leader of the congregation. For more information, go to christchurchhudson. org or call 330-650-4359. • Spiritual Growth Groups 1. Bibles and Biscuits: a weekly men’s breakfast group that enjoys fellowship and food while discovers together how each week’s Bible reading connects with and guide our daily lives. 2. Education for Ministry (EFM): a worldwide curriculum is used to teach people from all walks of life how to “be” Christians. All Christians need a Christian education which supports their faith and which prepares them to express that faith in day-to-day events. Weekly classes are from SeptemberMay. 3. Centering Prayer: a weekly book discussion combined with contemplative prayer provides a way to clear one’s mind, feel God’s presence, and to be better equipped to deal with daily life experiences.

• Wellness Programs Christ Church is privileged to provide office space and support for the Community Wellness Coordinator, who organizes: Lunch and Learn presentations; Fitness Programs (biking, hiking, etc.); and free blood pressure screenings and more. • Community Service 1. Welcome Table: a free community meal is served on the last Sunday of each month except December. 2. OPEN M (Opportunity for People Everywhere in Need Ministry): Christ Church provides this greater Akron faith-based ministry with many types of support, including hot lunches several times throughout the year. 3. Hope Garden: a vegetable garden on the grounds of Christ Church is planted and tended all through the growing season. All produce is donated to OPEN M and Welcome Table. 4. Knitting4Peace: Christ Church’s Peace Pods are groups of knitters, crocheters and quilters who actively support the work and mission of Women4Women – knitting4peace. 5. Habitat for Humanity: as an active member of the Hudson Coalition. 6. Giving Tree: every Christmas season, Christ Church provides local families in need with clothing and household items that match the specific needs (such as clothing sizes) of the families.

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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) is a community of believers whose life flows from receiving the Word and Sacraments that God provides. Our Mission Statement defines us as Christians, who are: “Gathering People to Christ, Building Believers in Christ and Serving the World as Christ.” This is a vibrant church where there are many different ways that the members utilize what God has provided to us. Council has adopted the theme of “Strengthen the Good” to guide us this year in the decisions that will affect the church’s direction. In addition to the rich ministry, musical, and educational experiences for all ages, there are unique efforts, programs and services: Coming out of a worship ministry that “reaches out to enrich the spiritual lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families” a special worship service called Rejoicing Spirits occurs the first Saturday of every month. A group meets monthly to make quilts and backpacks for mission areas all over the world. Gloria Dei Lutheran reaches out to the community in several ways: it operates a preschool established in 1988. A MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

group meets twice a month. Every July, the community is invited to the chruch’s front lawn where refreshments are available and a view of the Hudson fireworks celebration can be seen. It hosts a Vacation Bible School each summer. Volunteers work with Habitat for Humanity as part of the Hudson Coalition. Members are part of any number of good works from gathering clothes for Haven of Rest and Building Hope in the City, volunteering for tutoring in urban areas, and visitation to nursing homes. The church has begun to plan a new addition and are presently gathering ideas to enhance our ministries within the congregation and for the community. This addition will increase the ability to hold large group gatherings for conference and social meetings. The current facility plays host to a Girl Scout troop, cello and violin lessons, and a Breast Cancer Support Group. Next year will be the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the 50th anniversary of our congregation. A group has begun to plan this important event to which the community will be invited. The church’s Prayer Path will also be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017. The ½ mile path meanders through the woods of the 14 acre property.

First Church of Christ, Scientist Hudson Ohio – 7200 Valley View Road A primary outreach to the community by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Hudson is our Reading Room located in the Evaporator Works – 46 Ravenna St., Building B where everyone is welcome. It’s not just for church members. The cozy haven is a book store, a Bible research center, and a quiet place

to read, study, and pray. The Christian Science Monitor is also available to read in its new weekly magazine format. The public is invited to stop in; there is always someone there to answer questions or offer guidance on the many publications available for purchase or as part of our lending library. The church is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Hudson (PCUSA) First Presbyterian Church of Hudson (FPCH) enjoys a wide range of mission opportunities, local and global. FPCH collects potatoes every month to donate to the Hudson Food Pantry for their distribution. Patrons volunteer for one week each quarter at the Food Pantry to process the intake of donations. At Christmas FPCH participates in the Giving Tree program to help local families in need enjoy the Christmas season. Members and the community are welcome to donate to those in need. FPCH supports the Veterans Hospital by collecting personal toiletries for the patients. FPCH works with Salvation Army to assist families in their care by collecting back to school items for the children; collecting warm clothing and coats for adults and children for the winter season; and preparing and feeding the homeless and hungry of the Akron area.

FPCH has entered into a service partnership with Barber Community Learning Center, an elementary school of the Akron School System. The collects and provides breakfast food to assist children effected by food scarcity. Members collect new and used uniform items to provide school clothing for emergency use. During state testing days FPCH provides granola bars and juice boxes for the children. It also provides encouragement to the staff and teachers by recognizing their efforts and dedication. FPCH provides financial support the National Evangelical Synod of Syria/Lebanon (NESSL) as it builds schools for in Lebanon for refugees from neighboring Syria. The schools are under construction and classes have begun. Call 330-607-0856 to learn more of these opportunities.

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Al-Anon 330-650-4359 American Legion Lee-Bishop Post 464 Contact: Glenn Marsh, commander 330-653-6509 American Legion Auxiliary Unit 464 Contact: Cindy Suchan-Rothgery 330-650-2109 EMS Outreach Fund of Hudson Ezekial Richardson Chapter of Colonial Dames, XVII Century Contact: Sharon Snowden 330-699-0361 Friends of Hudson Parks Hudson Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra Contact: Lori Cohen 216-231-7557 Hudson Community Chorus Hudson Community First Contact: Laura Gasbarro 330-650-0752 Hudson Community Foundation 330-655-3580 Hudson Community Service Association Contact: Joyce Lee 330-656-2507 Hudson Community Youth Chorus Contact: Eve Sliwinski Hudson Farmers Market 330-476-9436 Hudson Garden Club Contact: Bronwyn Pierson 330-612-4879 Hudson Genealogical Study Group 330-653-6658 Contact: Gwen Mayer Hudson Heritage Association Hudson International Women’s Club Contact: Neelam Bhatia 330-656-4292 Hudson Job Search 330-653-5322 Hudson-Landsberg City Partnership Contact: Roland Winzer 330-650-4852, or Hudson League for Service Contact: Barbara Bos 330-655-7658, or P.O. Box 203 Hudson Newcomers Club Hudson Players Hudson Preschool Parents Hudson PTA Contact: Darlene Szilagy 724-513-4506 Hudson PTO


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