“Do and dare for Christ.”

In 1798, David Hudson made this pledge while living in Goshen, Connecticut. A year later, that commitment would drive him to go west to the frontier territory of the Western Reserve of Connecticut to seek to form a true Christian community—a place firmly rooted in God’s love.

His efforts gave birth to the founding of First Congregational Church of Hudson in 1802. We are the first church founded in Hudson and Summit County, and the third founded in the State of Ohio.

Do and dare for Christ. To be rooted in in God’s love, a love to be shared and lived out in relationship. This is the foundation, history, and legacy of our congregation.

For over two centuries, the people of First Congregational Church of Hudson have time and time again acted out of faith-filled care and concern toward neighbors near and far, further rooting ourselves in the love of Christ and shining God’s light far into the world.

Each generation has taken up the mantle of living faithfully in Christ’s name; to live faithfully and build relationships in love and service. We seek to inspire, encourage, and equip each person to be rooted in God’s steadfast and holy love.

David Hudson
John Brown
Our Sanctuary
Women's Right To Vote
James W. Ellsworth
Civil Rights
Appalachia Service Project Origins
Service Recording and Livestreaming
Building History