Welcome to Judson
Do you know us? We are seekers, believers, doubters and dreamers who gather each Sunday at the corner of 41st and Harriet. We are married, partnered, single, gay and straight; we are families at all ages and stages of life. We are theologically progressive and politically diverse – and we welcome all.
We are from Lutheran, Catholic, Baptist, Unitarian and many other faith traditions – and from no tradition. We are Judson Memorial Baptist Church. We strive to learn about and live the love of God.
We invite you to join us any Sunday morning.
SERVICE STARTS AT 9:30 am
Sermon: “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and Women” - Rev. Travis Norvell
Music: Judson Choir
Personal Reflection: Communion Sunday – no personal reflection
Time with Children:
Worship Leader: Dave Zumeta
Ushers: Joel Frederickson, Hendrix Johnson, Char & Barbara Engen-Mangskau
Adult Education: Michele Garnett McKenzie is the Advocacy Director at The Advocates for Human Rights. She received her J. D. cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School and her B. A. from Macalester College. Ms. McKenzie joined the staff of The Advocates in 1999 as a staff attorney representing asylum seekers and immigration detainees and in 2003 became the Refugee and Immigrant Program Director managing the Asylum, Detention, and Walk-In Clinic Projects in addition to legal and policy advocacy relating to immigration. She will speak about The Advocates work with the kids and families fleeing Central America to seek asylum in the U.S.
LAUNCH MONTHLY CALENDAR
Current month’s bulletins:
Songs from the Camps
November 9, 2014 ■ 4:00 PM
4101 Harriet Avenue
Music by Donald McCullough
English Lyrics and Readings by Denny Clark
Performed by the Judson Church Choir
Phillip Zawisza, baritone; Beth Bayley, soprano; April Hanson, mezzo soprano
Ben Osterhouse, cello; Jim Wentink, piano
John David De Haan, conductor
Free Will offering – suggested donation $10
Support Youth Projects!
The Youth continue to serve coffee from 8:45 to 9:40 am on Sunday mornings. Our coffee supplier is Royal Grounds, plus it’s CarbonNeg, sustainably grown coffee. For $2.25 you get a great cup of coffee and support the Youth Missions and Projects at Judson.
The beauty of this season reminds us that we as human beings are not alone in offering praise and gratitude to God. It is the hope of the Worship Committee that each Sunday offers both a constant and yet unique opportunity to be together in community and to deepen our walk with one another and with God.
November will begin with All Saints Sunday, honoring those who we have died this past year. We will remember the Holocaust through beautiful music from our choir, joined with choir members from the community. Thanksgiving Sunday will again include a remembrance ritual of this past church year’s journey with the month culminating with the first Sunday of Advent!
It is difficult to write only of Sunday morning Worship as our church life and activities are intertwined with all involved with the Faith and Spirit Cluster: Adult and Children’s Ed, Congregational Care and Missions. We have been encouraged toward reflective writing through the presence of Karen Hering over the last two months. It is the hope of the Worship Committee that some of the reflections on Grace might be shared with the whole community during Advent. More details to follow in the weekly email.
As always, this November we anticipate blessing through personal reflections, beautiful music, and timely sermons. Resources for Grace
The Advocates for Human Rights
Ann Ulring came to the Mission Committee meeting in September and presented information about The Advocates for Human Rights organization. Ann is Director of Development, and after reviewing the wonderful work this organization does, the committee decided to choose The Advocates for Human Rights as our November Mission of the Month. Ann will give a brief overview of the organization during the “Call To Offering” on Sunday, November 2nd.
The Advocates for Human Rights is an international network of volunteers, partners, supporters, board members, and staff. It is an independent and nonpartisan nonprofit 501©(3) organization that investigates and exposes human rights violations; represents immigrants and refugees seeking asylum; trains and assists groups that protect human rights; and uses research, education, and advocacy to engage the public, policy-makers, and children in human rights work.
Just a few of their accomplishments include: spearheaded legislation to help youth who are victims of sex trafficking; worked with nongovernmental organizations and advocates in Mongolia, Serbia, Latvia, Uganda and other countries to strengthen legal systems and help end domestic violence; partnered with diaspora community members serving in the new Somali government on post-conflict law reform; and, worked with human rights defenders in the Global South to advance LGBT rights and to end the death penalty, immigration detention, gender-based violence, and discrimination against ethnic and religious minorities.
The Advocates for Human Rights organization envisions a world in which every person lives with dignity, freedom, justice, equality, and peace. They also believe that each one of us has a part to play in building respect for human rights and expanding the human rights movement.
Michele Garnett McKenzie, Advocacy Director, will speak during adult education on Sunday, November 2, giving specific information as to how Judson can help and support this Mission of the Month for November.
Weddings at Judson
We at Judson Church celebrate that Love is now the Law in Minnesota. We worked hard to make marriage equality a reality. If you are a same sex couple looking for a welcoming & affirming church to host and celebrate your wedding then we are here to serve. Please go over our wedding brochure and then set up a meeting to speak with our Pastor, The Rev. G. Travis Norvell. To see our wedding brochure, please click ”Weddings“. To see the list of fees, please click “fees“