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.
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 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.
We believe every Christian should be baptized and participate in communion (the Lord’s Supper).
How does one begin that relationship with God?
We refer you to the Steps to Peace with God
Pastor Craig Burkholder began his ministry in Hudson in August of 1989.
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.
Three pastors got together for coffee one day and found all their churches had
"I got so mad," said one, "I took a shotgun and fired at them.
It made holes in the ceiling, but did nothing to the bats."
"I tried trapping them alive," said the second. "Then I drove 50 miles before releasing them, but they beat me back to the church."
"I haven't had any more problems," said the third.
"What did you do?" asked the others, amazed.
"I simply baptized and confirmed them," he replied. "I haven't seen them since."