Serve

At First Congregational Church of Hudson, a huge part of who we are can be seen through our service opportunities. Whether it's our annual interfaith day of service (First Serve), volunteering right here at the church, or serving at a variety of local nonprofit organizations ... we are inspired by the way Jesus responded in love to every person's need. Please explore our volunteer opportunities below.Questions? Contact Sue Wimer.   

outreach Opportunities

Ways we are serving with love


  • Family Promise

    Working with Family Promise, provide a meal or fellowship, here at the church, to homeless families during our church’s host week. 

  • Appalachia Service Project

    High school students and adults travel to Appalachia for a week in June to work on home improvement projects for local residents.

  • Trinity Clothing Ministry

    Transport donations from our church to Trinity Church in Akron or help sort items at Trinity on Wednesday from 10 a.m. - noon.


  • OPEN M

    Prepare a meal at church and serve at OPEN M on last Wednesday of the month.


  • SWAG: Students With A Goal

    Tutor youth at afterschool program at the REACH Opportunity Center in Summit Lake in Akron. M-Th 5-6pm or provide a dinner.


  • Habitat for Humanity

    Part of the Hudson Coalition, adults renovate or build new homes in the Akron area.


  • Gennesaret Soup Kitchen

    Middle school students and adults serve lunch every first Saturday of the month at Gennesaret.



  • Findley Community Learning Center

    Assist teachers in K-5th grade classrooms with tutoring, small group learning and chaperoning. Many of the students at Findley are from refugee families, with more than half of the children learning English as their second language. 


  • Mobile Meals

    Pick up and deliver hot lunches to shut-ins in the Hudson/Stow areas.

  • Hudson Job Search

    Advise newly unemployed Hudsonites with skills necessary to re-enter the job market.



Sue Wimer

Director of Outreach and First Serve

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Sue's passion for serving the Northeast Ohio community is infectious! Whether it’s leading First Serve – our church’s annual day of service – or the church’s outreach ministries, she’s dedicated to making an impact on people’s lives. For 16 years, she did just that as a kindergarten teacher in Cleveland and Hudson.  We’re thankful she’s been with us since 2005 – when she started as Director of Stewardship and Development. But, don’t let that title fool you – Sue’s also known to be a decorator extraordinaire and a brilliant special event planner. Sue lives with her husband, Derran, in Akron. Looking for a good place to catch some jazz music? Sue is the person to ask. She also enjoys traveling and hanging out with her two grown sons, daughter-in-law, and adorable dog, Sam.