Hudson United Brethren Church

A Church to Call Home

Our Beliefs and Our Pastor

Our Beliefs

We adhere to the United Brethren Confession of Faith, a simple statement of basic doctrinal beliefs. This is the official doctrinal statement of the United Brethren in Christ denomination. The Confession of Faith states the following beliefs:


There is only one God. At the same time, He is a three-in-one, or triune, God--the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ

Though a man, Jesus was fully God. He was born of a virgin, died on the cross, rose from the dead, and ascended to heaven. Someday, He will return.

The Bible

The Bible is the Word of God. It alone tells how people can enter heaven.


A blood sacrifice is required to remove sin. Christ’s death accomplished that for everyone. Through Him, we can receive eternal life. To be a true Christian, a person must believe in Christ, repent and be forgiven of his sins, and obey Christ.

Christian Ordinances

We believe every Christian should be baptized and participate in communion (the Lord’s Supper).

How does one begin that relationship with God? 
Good question. 
We refer you to the Steps to Peace with God

Our Pastor

Pastor Craig Burkholder began his ministry in Hudson in August of 1989. 

His Background

Pastor grew up in south-central Pennsylvania on a farm with beef cows & pigs.  He attended a branch campus of Penn State University, before sensing the call to prepare for pastoral ministry.

He transferred to Huntington College, now Huntington University, in his sophomore year.  He graduated with a BA in Christian Education in 1985.  He continued his studies at the Graduate School of Christian Ministry at Huntington & graduated with a MA in Christian Ministries in 1987.

The Winchester United Brethren Church in Winchester, Virginia was the first church he pastored.  He served that church for 2 years before moving to Hudson in 1989.

Our Mission Statement
The Hudson United Brethren Church exists to lead people into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ through
knowing Christ,
growing in Christ,
serving Christ and sharing Christ.

  A Lutheran newsletter has some tongue-in-cheek suggestions for church members unhappy with their pastor: "Simply send a copy of this letter to six other churches who are tired of their ministers. Then bundle up your pastor and send him to the church at the top of the list. Add your name to the bottom of the list. In one week you will receive 16,436 ministers, and one of them should be a dandy. Have faith in this letter. One man broke the chain and got his old minister back."

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