LGBTQ support group meets monthly

St. Mary Church, 340 N. Main St. in Hudson, is offering a Family Ministry Support Group to address the needs of those who are LGBTQ and their families.

Many parents and family members identify with various feelings: relief, anger, mourning, fear, guilt, shame, loneliness and parental protectiveness. If you are struggling with any of these feelings and are looking for support please consider participating in the St Mary Family Support group. The meeting day is generally the fourth Tuesday of every month to accommodate more folks.

The goal of this ministry is not to attempt to alter any person's sexual orientation; rather, it is our goal to support all persons in their quest for wholeness and holiness. Any questions, contact Lori Joseph at or 330-653-8118 ext. 233.

Hudson Messiah Chorus concert June 4

The Hudson Messiah Chorus will present a concert of two classical works under the direction of Todd E. Ranney on June 4 at 3:30 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church 781 Terex Road. Hudson. The selections will include the Cantata #82 by J.S. Bach and Gloria by A. Vivaldi and will include soloists, chamber orchestra and choir. This inaugural concert of the Hudson Messiah Chorus brings singers from the Hudson community who are enriched by the inspirational music of classic masters. All who enjoy singing are encouraged to join this fall as we embark on performing G.F. Handel's Messiah. All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call 330-650-6548.

Sports Plus program at Hope Community Church

Sports Plus is a fun and safe sports & activity experience where every child gets to play/participate. There is an adult option too.

Hope Community Church is hosting this program on Wednesday nights from June 14 - July 26 from 7 to 8:15 p.m.

The sports will include: basketball, cheerleading, cross country, soccer and volleyball.

Activities include: art club, preschool Bible Camp and adult fitness for people 18 years old and up.

For pricing, more details and to register visit or call 330-655-5170.

Hope Community church is located at 3033 Middleton Road.