Discussion on how Trump won Jan. 15

Hudson Christ Church Episcopal will host "One for the History Books: How Trump Won," an informative, nonpartisan discussion on Jan. 15 at 4 p.m.

Led by Dr. Melissa Miller, an associate professor of political science at Bowling Green State University, the talk will dissect the 2016 election results on the eve of Donald J. Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States.

In addition to detailing the contours of the Trump coalition, Miller will discuss both large and small factors that led to Trump's surprising victory on Nov. 8.

Specific attention will be paid to the forecasting models and polls which failed to anticipate a Trump victory, why they misread the outcome, and whether they can be trusted in future elections. Miller will also look ahead to the Trump administration and what voters can expect in coming months and years.

One for the History Books will be held in a lively, nonpartisan format in the easily accessible and comfortable setting of Christ Church Episcopal. The event is free. For more information, contact the church office at 330-650-4359.

Christian unity prayer service, luncheon

In celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Hudson churches will collaborate for the annual interdenominational prayer service and luncheon scheduled on Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. Hudson United Methodist Church, 2600 Hudson-Aurora Road.

The ecumenical prayer service, led by local clergy, will focus on the theme, "Reconciliation -- The Love of Christ Compels Us" (2 Corinthians 5:14-20). Rev. Steve Hockstra, First Congregational Church, Hudson, will give the sermon.

This year's theme was selected to commemorate the 500th anniversary year of the beginnings of the Reformation. The reconciliation theme has two accents: reflection upon the main concerns of the churches marked by Martin Luther's Reformation and secondly recognizing the pain of the subsequent deep divisions which afflicted the unity of the Church. In selecting this theme, it is viewed as an opportunity to take steps toward reconciliation.

Ticket holders will enjoy a luncheon catered by Hudson's Restaurant immediately following the service.

The featured speaker after the luncheon is Judge Linda Teodosio. Teodosio was elected to the Summit County Juvenile Court bench in 2003. She has received local, statewide and national recognition for her innovative programming and progressive approach to juvenile dispositions and rehabilitation. Her topic will be "Keeping the Faith through the Trials of Life".

Ticket are for the luncheon and speaker portion of the event. Information about ticket reservations may be obtained by contacting the office at Hudson United Methodist Church, 330-650-2650. Make checks for tickets payable to Hudson United Methodist Women. Reservation deadline is Jan. 15, 2017.

The prayer service is free and open to all; it does not require a ticket to attend.

Learn ways to give encouragement to others Jan. 20

Redeemer Church, PCA, Hudson, invites the community to a free evening of thoughtful insight on ways to find and give encouragement to those enduring spiritual, mental, emotional or physical affliction on Jan. 20.

"Walking With The Weary," with Dr. T. David Gordon, professor of religion and Greek at Grove City College, will begin at 6:15 p.m. with refreshments and fellowship, followed by the presentation at 7 p.m., and concluding with a question and answer session. Redeemer Church is located at 190 W. Streetsboro St. in Hudson. For more information, contact Redeemer Church via email at office@redeemerohio.org or visit www.redeemerohio.org.